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Shawn Hansen’s Sports Corner, With Riky Henderson: GBSCC 29

Shawn Hansen’s Sports Corner, With Riky Henderson: GBSCC 29

By: Shawn Hansen – October, 2014 As baseball season will be spent watching the playoffs from homes of every Red Sox player and fan, have no fear because 17 Red…

How One Party Rule Fuels Fraud and Mismanagement Pt. II

How One Party Rule Fuels Fraud and Mismanagement Pt. II

READ PART 1 HERE The Valley Patriot has covered many state corruption stories in the past ten and a half years. What we observed in that time is that scandals…

Hey Lowell, Tired of Making History?

Hey Lowell, Tired of Making History?

By: John Macdonald – October, 2104 When it comes to politics are we tired yet of making history? Are we tired of voting for candidates, because they are the first…

Little Dick Howe’s Hatred ~ Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

Little Dick Howe’s  Hatred ~ Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

By: Tom Duggan – October, 2014 Anyone who listens to my radio show on Saturday mornings on 980WCAP in Lowell (10-noon) knows that I spend a lot of time picking…

A Printmaker’s Progress A Lecture and Meeting with Lance Hidy

A Printmaker’s Progress A Lecture and Meeting with Lance Hidy

Renown graphic artist Lance Hidy charts the progress of his explorations in traditional graphic arts media and how that led him to become an early adopter of digital tools in…

PODCAST: Paying Attention! GUESTS: Ann Wofford, Diana DiZoglio (10-25-14)

PODCAST: Paying Attention! GUESTS: Ann Wofford, Diana DiZoglio (10-25-14)

CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Rosemary Smedile refused to come in for a debate with State Rep Diana DiZoglio so we…

Is the 2014 Gubernatorial Contest a Bellwether for 2016?

Is the 2014 Gubernatorial Contest  a Bellwether for 2016?

By: David “D.J.” Beauregard – October, 2014 At first glance, most political observers would neglect to see any similarities between this year’s race for Governor of Massachusetts and the upcoming…

Western Avenue Auto Body in Lynn Penalized $44,000 for Conducting Fraudulent Emissions Inspections, Hazardous Waste Management Violations

Western Avenue Auto Body in Lynn Penalized $44,000 for Conducting Fraudulent Emissions Inspections, Hazardous Waste Management Violations

Station’s License to Conduct Inspections Faces Two-year Suspension; Stayed Pending Compliance BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized Western Avenue Auto Body of Lynn, Inc. $44,000 after…

Interview with Superintendent-Receiver, Jeff Riley, PT II ~ No Condoms in Lawrence Schools, Test Scores and Teen Pregnancy Under Receivership

Interview with Superintendent-Receiver, Jeff Riley, PT II ~ No Condoms in Lawrence Schools, Test Scores and Teen Pregnancy Under Receivership

This is part II of Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan’s interview with Lawrence State Receiver for the Lawrence Public Schools who took over and replaced the school committee nearly three…

14th Essex District State Rep. Race Candidate Profile: State Rep. Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex District State Rep. Race Candidate Profile: State Rep. Diana DiZoglio

By: Tom Duggan – October, 2014 14th Essex District State Representative Diana DiZoglio is seeking her second term in the legislature. She says that what she is most proud of…

14th Essex District State Rep. Race Candidate Profile: North Andover Selectman Rosemary Smedile

14th Essex District State Rep. Race Candidate Profile: North Andover Selectman Rosemary Smedile

By: Ralph Wilbur – October, 2014 Rosemary Smedile is running for state representative from the 14th District including parts of North Andover, Lawrence, Methuen and Bradford. Rosemary graduated from Boston…

Ethics Commission Finds that New Bedford Housing Authority Senior Property Manager Bruce Duarte Violated the Conflict of Interest Law

Ethics Commission Finds that New Bedford Housing Authority Senior Property Manager Bruce Duarte Violated the Conflict of Interest Law

  Intervened to stop the eviction of his brother from NBHA housing The State Ethics Commission issued a Decision and Order (“Decision”) finding that Bruce Duarte, a senior property manager…

A Special Kind of Incompetence – By Jeff Katz

A Special Kind of Incompetence – By Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz: October, 2014 On the heels of the most major security breach to ever take place at The White House we see the first ever case of Ebola…

How One Party Rule Fuels Fraud and Mismanagement in MA, Part I

How One Party Rule Fuels Fraud and Mismanagement in MA, Part I

The Valley Patriot has covered many state corruption stories in the past ten and a half years. What we observed in that time is that scandals come and go, but…

HEEE’S BAAACK! Lantigua Primed to Return to Power as Lawrence State Rep.

HEEE’S BAAACK! Lantigua Primed to Return to Power as Lawrence State Rep.

  By: Tom Duggan – October, 2014 While many believe former Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua is now a bad memory never to return, the fact is the man who ruled…

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