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Shadow Donors Plague Lawrence Mayoral Candidate Modesto Maldonado

Shadow Donors Plague Lawrence Mayoral Candidate Modesto Maldonado

By: Tom Duggan – July 8, 2017 OCPF-contributions maldonado    OCPF-expenditures maldonado According to The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance, (OCPF) an enforcement arm of the Secretary of State’s…

Lantigua Puppet Modesto Maldonado Must Go! ~ Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

Lantigua Puppet Modesto Maldonado Must Go! ~ Paying Attention with Tom Duggan

July, 2015 Now that his pal Willie Lantigua is out of office, you will hardly find another politician in Lawrence as slick and sleazy as City Council President Modesto Maldonado.…

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK ~ October, 2017

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK ~ October, 2017

THE RACE FOR CONGRESS AND THE DEMOCRAT RESHUFFLE Lawrence’s freshman State Representative Juana Matias certainly doesn’t have any self esteem problems these days. Defeating Marcos Devers in a low turnout…

Rivera Faces 7 Opponents Tuesday in Mayoral Primary

Rivera Faces 7 Opponents Tuesday in Mayoral Primary

On September 26th, Lawrence voters will choose between 8 candidates running for mayor. Incumbent Mayor Dan Rivera is finishing up his first four-year term. The two candidates who get the…

Maldonado says No Problem with His Campaign Donations, Media Should Focus on “Rivera’s Pattern of Corruption”

Maldonado says No Problem with His Campaign Donations, Media Should Focus on “Rivera’s Pattern of Corruption”

By: Tom Duggan – July 17, 2017 `In response to the State’s Office of Campaign and Political Financing (OCPF) demanding he disclose donors to his campaign, Lawrence City Councilor and…

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook – June, 2017

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook – June, 2017

I’ve been gone for a few months and there’s so much news you may not have heard about it’ll take two months to catch up. Council Business: The Ordinance Committee…

Can Ruben Nieves Lead Lawrence?

Can Ruben Nieves Lead Lawrence?

Lantigua’s Money, Rivera’s Headaches and the Hotly Contested Mayor’s Race By: Tom Duggan – June, 2017 The Lawrence mayor’s seat is a four year term and is limited to two…

May 1 is Speak English Day in Lawrence – KATHY’S LAWRENCE NOTEBOOK

May 1 is Speak English  Day in Lawrence – KATHY’S LAWRENCE NOTEBOOK

By: Kathy Runge – Feb. 2017 First, I would like to thank Mayor Rivera and Governor Baker for protecting us from the snow. Snow is easy. Snow doesn’t vote. Let’s…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ Heroes and Bozos of the YEAR (12/16)

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ Heroes and Bozos of the YEAR (12/16)

HEROES AND BOZOS OF 2016 HERO CHARLIE BAKER – One of the most important things that happened in Massachusetts this year was the passage of a new public records law…

Lawrence Council Refuses to Tear Down Building Owned By Councilor Reyes, Declares Panhandling for Earthquake Victims in Ecuador “an Emergency”

Lawrence Council Refuses to Tear Down Building Owned By Councilor Reyes, Declares Panhandling for Earthquake Victims in Ecuador “an Emergency”

      By: Tom Duggan, May 3, 2016|820pm The Lawrence City Council refused to tear down a crumbling building owned by one of their own councilors by refusing to…

Lawrence Councilors Fined For Refusing to Disclose Campaign Contributions, Expenditures

Lawrence Councilors Fined For Refusing to Disclose Campaign Contributions, Expenditures

By: Tom Duggan – 2-22-16 The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF ) has fined two Lawrence City Councilors and warned a third because of campaign finance violations…

HEROES AND BOZOS OF 2015 ~ FROM TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (Dec. 2015)

HEROES AND BOZOS OF 2015 ~ FROM TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK (Dec. 2015)

HEROES – REP. DIANA DIZOGLIO (Methuen) and STATE SENATOR KATY IVES (Newburyport). Both DiZoglio and Ives worked tirelessly to get my public records bill a fair hearing in sub committees,…

News from the Reservation ~ Kathy Runge

News from the Reservation ~ Kathy Runge

By: Kathy Runge – December, 2015 Merry Christmas and greetings from Apache territory! In a pre-election article published at editorialweek.com, Jose Alfonso Garica’s website, South Lawrence was referred to as…

Recall Petition #1 Falls Short Against Rivera, Mayor Says He will Investigate Forgeries and Fraud, Call Out Opponents

Recall Petition #1 Falls Short Against Rivera, Mayor Says He will Investigate Forgeries and Fraud, Call Out Opponents

By: Tom Duggan – Dec. 11, 2015 The recall efforts against Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera was dealt a critical blow Friday as recall supporters fell 655 signatures short of the 5,645 required…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Dec. 2015) – Recall Against Lawrence Mayor Rivera Must Fail

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Dec. 2015) – Recall Against Lawrence Mayor Rivera Must Fail

In November of 2013, (then) Lawrence City Councilor Dan Rivera defeated incumbent Mayor Willie Lantigua by 84 votes. After a recount was conducted, and Rivera was again declared the winner,…

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