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Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella Fined 4,000 for Conflict of Interest

Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella Fined 4,000 for Conflict of Interest

Directed the City’s Housing Rehabilitation Program Coordinator to use grant funds to renovate the mayor’s friend’s home without following standard procedures   The State Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement (“Agreement”)…

Unions & Groups Make $782,000 in Independent Expenditures for Legislative Races

Unions & Groups Make $782,000 in Independent Expenditures for Legislative Races

  BOSTON – Unions and associations reported making $782,052 in independent expenditures to support or oppose 114 legislative candidates this year. In addition, five Independent Expenditure Political Action Committees, known…

$15MIL Contract Renewal After Ambulances “Donated”

$15MIL Contract Renewal After Ambulances “Donated”

By: Tom Duggan – November 12, 2012 Just days after taking office in 2010, Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua, his Chief of Staff, Leonard “Lenny” Degnan of North Andover, and then…

Download the PDF of the November Edition of The Valley Patriot

Download the PDF of the November Edition of The Valley Patriot

  Download the PDF of The Valley Patriot’s November, 2012 Edition (#109)   Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He…

Senator-Elect Katie Ives: I’ll Attend Tea Party Meetings & Listen

Senator-Elect Katie Ives: I’ll Attend Tea Party Meetings & Listen

Listen to Hour 1        Listen to Hour 2 Saturday on The Paying Attention! Radio Program on WCAP (980AM) Senator-Elect Kathleen O’Connor Ives co-hosted The Paying Attention! Radio Program…

Methuen Police Now Have Remote Submarine for Search and Rescue

Methuen Police Now Have Remote Submarine for Search and Rescue

  By: Tom Duggan – November 1, 2012 METHUEN – The City of Methuen’s Police Department has one more tool in it’s’ arsenal when responding to public safety emergencies in…

Son of Dead Holy Family Hospital patient to Meet with Officials, Declines Meeting with Hospital.

Son of Dead Holy Family Hospital patient to Meet with Officials, Declines Meeting with Hospital.

  (Part II of on ongoing series) State Senator’s William Brownsberger and Minority Leader Bruce E. Tarr, have scheduled a meeting with Brian Evans on November 13th at the State House…

Download the PDF of The Valley Patriot’s October 2012 Edition (#108)

Download the PDF of The Valley Patriot’s October 2012 Edition (#108)

Download the PDF of The Valley Patriot’s October 2012 Edition    Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an…

Judge Issues 2nd Order – DiAdamo Payments Not Privileged

Judge Issues 2nd Order – DiAdamo Payments Not Privileged

October 30, 2012 Essex Superior Court Judge Thomas Murtagh has once again ruled that the City Of Lawrence must turn over public information that the Valley Patriot has been seeking…

Woman Dies after Knee Surgery at Holy Family Hospital – Son Calls for Criminally Negligent Homicide Charges

Woman Dies after Knee Surgery at Holy Family Hospital – Son Calls for Criminally Negligent Homicide Charges

By: Tom Duggan – October 28, 2012 When Hampton Beach NH resident Helen Bousquet was admitted to the Holy Family (Caritas) Hospital for Knee surgery last month, her son, Haverhill…

Rep. Adams Stumps on Air While Finegold a No-Show in WCAP Debate

Rep. Adams Stumps on Air While Finegold a No-Show in WCAP Debate

State Rep. Paul Adams on Tom Duggan’s Paying Attention! Radio Program CLICK HERE TO LISTEN  10-27-12 Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North…

Rhoton, DiZoglio Get Feisty in Real Debate on 980WCAP

Rhoton, DiZoglio Get Feisty in Real Debate on 980WCAP

By: Tom Duggan – October 27, 2012 – LISTEN TO THE DEBATE  – Photo Gallery Candidates for the 14th Essex District State Rep. Seat: Karin Rhoton and Diana DiZoglio debated on…

Elizabeth Warren on Abortion Litmus Test – Methuen Officials Endorse Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren on Abortion Litmus Test – Methuen Officials Endorse Elizabeth Warren

Warren Appears at Mann Orchards in Methuen     By: Tom Duggan – October 23, 2012 PHOTO GALLERY OF EVENT Methuen Elected officials and dignitaries from across the Valley held…

Brown: Warren Wrong on Iran, Israel – Challenges her to “Stop Scaring Women

Brown: Warren Wrong on Iran, Israel – Challenges her to “Stop Scaring Women

Video – Photos – Story Victims Right’s Advocate Endorses Brown in North Andover     Photo Gallery of today’s event By: Tom Duggan – October 23, 2012 United Sates Senator…

More Legislators Call For Takeover of Lawrence, Removal of Lantigua

More Legislators Call For Takeover of Lawrence, Removal of Lantigua

Legislators Blame Deval Patrick Administration for Not Addressing the Lawrence Crisis By: Tom Duggan – October, 18, 2012 More Legislators on Beacon Hill are stepping forward this week to say…