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Nice Work if You Can Get It

Nice Work if You Can Get It

By: Kathy Runge – Dec. 2017 The city election has come and gone and not much has changed. Mayor Rivera is happy thinking that most of the voters…

Connie Franics ~ IN THE GROOVE with CINDY ANNIS

Connie Franics ~ IN THE GROOVE with CINDY ANNIS

By: Cindy Annis – Dec. 2017 Connie Francis was born Concetta Rosa Maria on December 12, 1938. She grew up in Newark, New Jersey with her mother Ida…

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Is the Snowbird or Sunbird Life for You? ~ YOUR MONEY with ALEX TALCOTT

Is the Snowbird or Sunbird Life for You? ~ YOUR MONEY with ALEX TALCOTT

By: Alex Talcott – Dec. 2017 As the saying goes, birds of a feather flock…

The Good Doctor: Network TV’s Best New Drama ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

The Good Doctor: Network TV’s Best New Drama ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Billy Cushing – Dec. 2017 When Bates Motel ended its 5-season run in April,…

Lawrence Man Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison for Falsifying Audio Recordings in Federal Investigation

Lawrence Man Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison for Falsifying Audio Recordings in Federal Investigation

Defendant was paid cooperator for Internal Revenue Service  BOSTON – A Lawrence man who was working as…

Be the Change… ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

Be the Change… ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Dec. 2017 As I was strolling through the mall doing some…

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My 10 Best TV Shows of 2017 ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

My 10 Best TV Shows of 2017 ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

  By: Bill Cushing – Jan. 2018 It’s that time of year again. That time when all TV people start thinking about the best shows that they watched…

The Problem with Merry Christmas ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

The Problem with Merry Christmas ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – Dec.17 At the local department store. An encounter at the check-out register between Guy Shoppin and Clerk Clark: Clerk: That will be $24.99. Guy:…

America’s New McCarthyism

America’s New McCarthyism

By: Aliana Brodmann E. von Richthofen, Dec. 2017 Not since the McCarthy era has one segment of society been hunted on the kind of threadbare allegations with the unconscionable…

Paying Attention!

Three Losses in a Row – Lantigua’s Not Going Away! ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

Three Losses in a Row – Lantigua’s Not Going Away! ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

  Nov. 2017 Since the late ’80s or early ’90s Willie Lantigua has been involved in every city election in Lawrence…

After Big Win, Mayor Rivera Has No Answers on Opioid Crisis – But He’ll Keep Doing More of It

After Big Win, Mayor Rivera Has No Answers on Opioid Crisis – But He’ll Keep Doing More of It

After his reelection win, Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera addressed the opioid crisis admitting he didn’t have any answers, and saying it’s…

Judge Denies Restraining Order Against Valley Patriot Newspaper/Columnist By Public Employee

Judge Denies Restraining Order Against Valley Patriot Newspaper/Columnist By Public Employee

October 31, 2017 Loretta Cooke of 26 Overlook Drive in Methuen filed a restraining order against Valley Patriot columnist Dr. Bharani…