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Lawrence DPW caught illegally dumping

Lawrence DPW caught illegally dumping

  By: Tom Duggan – May, 2010 A Valley Patriot spotter tipped us off last month informing us that Lawrence DPW workers were illegally dumping construction material and road waste…

Scratch Lawrence off the List: Council President Says Media Reports on Arizona Boycott “Just Plain Wrong”

Scratch Lawrence off the List: Council President Says Media Reports on Arizona Boycott “Just Plain Wrong”

By: TOM DUGGAN – May 5, 2010  Lawrence City Council President Frank Moran says that media reports listing Lawrence among the cities in Massachusetts to call for a boycott of the…

Courts Rule in favor of The Valley Patriot … again!

Courts Rule in favor of The Valley Patriot … again!

Massachusetts Appeals and State Supreme Courts Reject Kevin Thompson’s Bogus Lawsuit … Again!   May, 2010 The Massachusetts Court of Appeals and the State Supreme Court have dealt a final…

Lawrence Mayor Lantigua Accused

Lawrence Mayor Lantigua Accused

Educator Says Mayor has Conflicts of Interest, Lack of Leadership    By: Tom Duggan, April, 2010 According to Essex County District Attorney Jon Blodgett’s indictment of Lawrence School Superintendent Wilfredo…

Lawrence mayor disgraces slain police officer Tom Duggan, Sr.

Lawrence mayor disgraces slain police officer Tom Duggan, Sr.

Refuses to Lowe Flag for Slain Lawrence Police Officer By: Jerry Flynn – Executive Director, N.E. Police Benevolent Association April, 2010   On Friday, November 17, 1978, Officer Christos Rouses was…

Mayor Lantigua Spends Nearly $10K on Office Renovations

Mayor Lantigua Spends Nearly $10K on Office Renovations

PAYING ATTENTION! WITH TOM DUGGAN   By: Tom Duggan – March, 2010 When Willie Lantigua ran for mayor last year he promised “Lawrence jobs for Lawrence people.” Then he hired…

VALLEY PATRIOT EXCLUSIVE   March, 2010 According to a report last month by The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, the Obama Administration is blocking an arms deal with Israel.…

GOP candidate Charlie Baker’s popularity surging in latest poll

Suffolk Poll shows voters favor casinos, cutting taxes   Riding the coattails of Scott Brown’s upset win for U.S. Senate, Republican Charlie Baker has jumped into second place and is…

Councilor Criticizes Lantigua for Racist Policy

Councilor Criticizes Lantigua for Racist Policy

Lawrence Councilor LaPlante says mayor wrong for only putting city job postings in Spanish Language newspapers   By: Tom Duggan, February 2, 2010  Lawrence City Councilor Marc LaPlante took Mayor Willie Lantigua…

Obama holds up arms to Israel, ships to Muslim countries

VALLEY PATRIOT EXCLUSIVE   March, 2010 According to a report last month by The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, the Obama Administration is blocking an arms deal with Israel.…

Baker says Lawrence Bailout must include Receivership

    For the last several weeks radio talk show host Michele McPhee from 96.9 FM talk has made it her personal mission to force Willie Lantigua to resign from…

State to Secure $35M Bailout Loan for Bankrupt Lawrence

State to Secure $35M Bailout Loan for Bankrupt Lawrence

CHAOS in LAWRENCE Fiscal Disaster in Lawrence Could Lead to More Money Pouring into The City of Waste   By: Tom Duggan – February, 2010 If Governor Deval Patrick has…

Methuen tax rate approved by State, Mayor sends out property tax bills,

Mayor Manzi Attacks Tribune for “misleading reporting”   By: Tom Duggan – January, 2010 The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has certified the City of Methuen’s tax rate as voted on…

The holiday controversy in North Andover

The holiday controversy in North Andover

 An eight day Menorah, a one day Menorah, no Menrorah…. The Merry Christmas sign is up, the Merry Christmas sign in down, ……wait it’s back up again… what happened to…

Lawrence City Council refuses to set tax rate, sticks freshmen councilors with budget mess

Lawrence City Council refuses to set tax rate, sticks freshmen councilors with budget mess

Blanchette Pats himself on the back while purposely trying to create budget deficit, state takeover    By: Tom Duggan, December, 2009   Under the leadership of Council President Patrick Blanchette,…