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Recall Begins Against Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua

Recall Begins Against Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua

  By: Tom Duggan – July, 2011   During the late 80’s, former Lawrence Mayor Kevin Sullivan tried to orchestrate a recall election against two members of the Lawrence School Committee who opposed his…

Votes, Taxes, Enemies and Reputations

Votes, Taxes, Enemies and Reputations

By: Lonnie Brennan – June, 2011 So, what did the spring Georgetown elections and the approved $1.2 million school override cost you? If you’re the average homeowner (half of whom…

Town Manager Rees Takes Job in Maine Selectmen say they have big shoes to fill

Town Manager Rees Takes Job in Maine Selectmen say they have big shoes to fill

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2011 After ten years of managing the Town of North Andover, Mark Rees has taken a job as the city manager of Portland Maine, leaving…

Valley Students Attend Pre-boot Camp Training

Valley Students Attend Pre-boot Camp Training

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2011 Local U.S. Marine recruiters in The Valley got their first look at the latest batch of recruits last month at Ft. Devans Army Base…

Raw Sewage Still flowing into Shawsheen

Raw Sewage Still flowing into Shawsheen

By: Tom Duggan – May, 2011 A Full year ago, in May of 2010, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent a letter to Lawrence DPW Director Frank McCann informing the…

Reyes Demands Lantgua Pay Back School Funds

Reyes Demands Lantgua Pay Back School Funds

  By; Tom Duggan – May, 2011   Lawrence School Committeeman Sammy Reyes (District D) has written a scathing letter to the city council demanding that education funds (which were…

Shawn Hansen’s Comedy Corner: Stand Up For Kids

Shawn Hansen’s Comedy Corner: Stand Up For Kids

  By: Shawn Hansen – April, 2011 Working as a full time real estate agent at Century 21 in the North Shore for the past eight years, Domenica Beraldi-Giordano is…

Mayor’s Plan to Use Energy Savings to Pay for Capital Improvements

Mayor James J. Fiorentini has laid out an ambitious plan to use energy savings to pay for capital improvements to city and school buildings. Fiorentini said the city received approval…

Welcome to Obama’s Grand Libyan Adventure

Welcome to Obama’s Grand Libyan Adventure

  By: Jeff Katz – April, 2011 And we’re off on Obama’s grand Libyan adventure. After weeks of dithering, golfing and vacationing the pretender in chief finally decided to do…

Haverhill Chooses Jim Scully to head schools

Haverhill Chooses Jim Scully to head schools

SCULLY RETURNS!     By: Tom Duggan – February, 2011 When Lawrence School Superintendent Jim Scully was fired by the School Committee back in 1997, the injustices were numerous. He…

Lawrence Fire Chief Murphy exposes treatment of Firefighters by Mayor Lantigua

Lawrence Fire Chief Murphy exposes treatment of Firefighters by Mayor Lantigua

Fire Chief Resigns at Council Meeting, opposes taking job out of Civil Service… Council Backs Mayor By: Tom Duggan, February, 2011 After months of personal attacks and shoddy treatment by…

An interview with Senator Steve Baddour

Senator talks about the Ward Hill Bridge, legislative priorities for 2011   State Senator Steve Baddour appeared on the Paying Attention! radio program with Tom Duggan and Paul Murano on…

Study on Parolees in Mass: Parolees offend more than those who serve out their sentence

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Massachusetts Recidivism Study reflects a collaborative effort between the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center and the Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC) to closely examine factors contributing to…

In Wake of Woburn Officer Jack Maguire’s Murder by Parolee

In Wake of Woburn Officer Jack Maguire’s Murder by Parolee

Baddour Calls on Parole Board to Resign   By: Tom Duggan – January, 2011  Parole Board Must Resign State Senators Steve Baddour (D) Methuen and Bruce Tarr (R) Glocester, say…

Paul Adams Answers Bogus Eagle Tribune Story on His Finances

Paul Adams Answers Bogus Eagle Tribune Story on His Finances

  By; State Representative Paul Adams – December, 2010 An Eagle Tribune story last month called into question the source of campaign money spent by State Representative-elect Paul Adams and…