Good News for Lawrence Police, But Firefighters Want Fairness

Good News for Lawrence Police, But Firefighters Want Fairness

02-2024 EDITORS NOTE: These are the thoughts and opinions of Mike Delaney and not the Firefighters’ Union or any other group he’s affiliated with. Congratulations to the Lawrence Police for finally securing a well-deserved contract from the city. It’s truly a commendable achievement for the department after years of advocating for fair compensation. However, it’s […]

2024 Eugene Smith-John Ratka Memorial Scholarship Winner, JrROTC Commander Eileen Suarez (Lawrence High)

2024 Eugene Smith-John Ratka Memorial Scholarship Winner, JrROTC Commander Eileen Suarez (Lawrence High)

EILEEN SUAREZ 2024 Every year The Valley Patriot newspaper hold an annual Charity BASH where we raise money for local students going to college. This year is our 20th Anniversary and we are raising funds for eight high school students in the Merrimack Valley going to college in the fall. The BASH is being held […]

Michelle Wu-Klux Klan is the New Democrat Party ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (1-24)

Michelle Wu-Klux Klan is the New Democrat Party ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (1-24)

January, 2024 It used to be that if an elected official said or did something blatantly racist – regardless of party affiliation – the leaders of the Democratic Party in Massachusetts would denounce them so viciously and so relentlessly that the offender would resign in disgrace and be completely unemployable. Now, they elect them to […]

U.S. Army Veteran Joe Cuddy ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

U.S. Army Veteran Joe Cuddy ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – 12-23 Born and raised in South Lawrence, Joseph Cuddy attended St. Patrick’s Grammar School and graduated from Central Catholic High School in the Class of 1952. Joe played basketball, hockey and football and ran track. After graduation, he enlisted in the US Army. As the middle of 5 brothers, Joe’s brother, […]

What if God Was One of Us? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

What if God  Was One of Us? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – 12-23 Let’s play an imagination game. Let’s imagine that the invisible almighty Creator of the universe, who infinitely transcends the created order of time, space and matter, decided to become part of His creation. Like an author who writes Himself into his own novel, or an artist who paints himself into […]

Airman Jack Teixeira, A Hero to Many, a Traitor to Some

Airman Jack Teixeira, A Hero to Many, a Traitor to Some

Louis Yarid Valley Patriot’s Resident Communist Nov. 2023 Yes, it is true that Airman Jack Douglas Teixeira of Massachusetts 102nd Intelligence Wing of the National Guard broke the US Code of Military Laws section 18 subsections 1924 & 793 (b &d) as his United States District Court Criminal Complaint states for the record from April […]

SUE PIAZZA’S BOOK REVIEWS – Growing Up Under the Nazi Boot and the Greek Civil War, 2nd Edition

SUE PIAZZA’S BOOK REVIEWS – Growing Up Under the Nazi Boot and the Greek Civil War, 2nd Edition

Growing Up Under the Nazi Boot and the Greek Civil War, 2nd Edition By: George Kakridas © 2023 George Kakridas Genre: Autobiography Bookmarkers: 4 of 5 I have read both of Mr. Kakridas’ book editions. The first touches on his life under occupation while the second deals entirely with his growing up under the occupation […]

Confronting Evil in a Dangerous Time of Appeasement

Confronting Evil in a Dangerous Time of Appeasement

By: Kenneth Willette – Nov.  2023 The Squad—a radical cabal operating without reproach in the US House of Representatives– is seeking a Congressional Resolution (CR) that would be equivalent to sending an unarmed social worker to resolve the genocidal actions of terrorists. How on God’s green earth will a proposed cease fire even remotely address […]

Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan Bestowed Overcoming Obstacles Award

Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan Bestowed Overcoming Obstacles Award

By: Santiago Reyes Cruz, Jr. Fresh out of the hospital from a life-threatening illness, Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan was presented with one of the most prestigious awards in the Merrimack Valley last month, the Greater Lawrence Psychological Center’s Overcoming Obstacles Award Most people may know that Tom is a homeless advocate; he feeds them, […]

We Stand With Israel – No Ceasefire in Gaza ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (11-23)

We Stand With Israel – No Ceasefire in Gaza ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (11-23)

11-23 On October 7th, civilians from the terrorist held “Palestinian territories” in Israel invaded border communities, murdered the local police officers, blew up the local police stations, and then went house to house raping women, beheading babies and children, torturing and killing men, and taking hostages back to their terrorist enclaves in Gaza. The Arab-Muslim […]

Chemicals Everywhere ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN

Chemicals Everywhere ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN

By: Pierre Ghassibi 10-23 I do not know why we do not talk more about the effect on our health of the chemicals that surround us every day. Many of us are turning vegan because we know about the cruelty to animals in our slaughterhouses, because animal farming has a worse effect on pollution and […]

Our Silent Generation Speaks – Two-Service Vet Robert Lister ~ Valley Patriot of the Month

Our Silent Generation Speaks – Two-Service Vet Robert Lister ~ Valley Patriot of the Month

By: John Cuddy 10-23 Raised in Methuen, Massachusetts, where he returned to over thirty years ago, ninety-year-old Robert Lister and his daughter Joan, recently met with the Valley Patriot to tell his story. Growing up, he had three sisters and one brother. Robert attended Lawrence High School for a while before joining the US Navy […]

Psychological Center Honors 7 People, Raises $50K for Community Programs

Psychological Center Honors 7 People, Raises $50K for Community Programs

  LAWRENCE — Last month, the Greater Lawrence Psychological Center, Inc., hosted approximately 200 people at their 5th-annual Overcoming Obstacles Gala at Salvatore’s Italian Restaurant in Lawrence. I first want to thank Michael Agricola and Phillip Wood, (owners of Salvatore’s) for donating their food and space for this event. The gala raised approximately $50,000 to […]

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