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The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, January 4, 2014 – Best Interviews of 2013

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, January 4, 2014 – Best Interviews of 2013

  CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2   Today Tom, Paula and George played audio clips of their favorite interviews…

Lawrence’s Mayor Rivera Starts Naming His Team, Fires Comptroller

Lawrence’s Mayor Rivera Starts Naming His Team, Fires Comptroller

Rivera Hires Three Assistants, Neighborhood Planner and Business Development Director By: Tom Duggan – January 3, 2014 LAWRENCE - Less than twenty four hours after taking office as the new…

The TJX Companies (Parent Company of TJ MAX) Penalized $7,187 for Failing to Report Hydraulic Oil Spill at Chelsea Property

The TJX Companies (Parent Company of TJ MAX) Penalized $7,187 for Failing to Report Hydraulic Oil Spill at Chelsea Property

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized The TJX Companies, Inc. of Framingham $7,187 for a waste site cleanup violation at its 162 Everett Avenue location in…

Greater Boston Tea Party President Steps Down, New President, Officers Elected

Greater Boston Tea Party President Steps Down, New President, Officers Elected

Morabito Looks Back at Two Years of Fighting the Status-Quo, Internal Friction, Media Bias By: Tom Duggan – January 1, 2013 After two years leading the Greater Boston Tea Party…

Now the Real Healing Begins!

Now the Real Healing Begins!

By: Peter Larocque – December 2013 Almost four years ago at the inauguration and installation of Mayor William Lantigua which had the atmosphere of a coronation of a king, the…

Valley Patriot’s 13 Top Read Stories On Line in 2013

Valley Patriot’s 13 Top Read Stories On Line in 2013

Valley Patriot’s Most read stories in 2013 #13 TIE Armed Standoff in Methuen ends Peacefully Massachusetts Law Enforcement and FBI Seek “Merrimack Valley Bandit”, Armed and Dangerous #12 Lantigua Spends $32,178…

Festival of Trees Calling for 2014 Historic Preservation Grant Applicants

Festival of Trees Calling for 2014  Historic Preservation Grant Applicants

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2013 The Festival of Trees, Inc. is calling for applicants for its 2014 Historic Preservation Grant Program. This Methuen-based non-profit organization raises money through its…

Mass. State Trooper “Neko” Gets Extra Protection With Donation from Pomerleau Family

Mass. State Trooper “Neko” Gets Extra Protection With Donation from Pomerleau Family

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2013 The Family of Walter and Gabe Pomerleau donated a $1,000 bulletproof vest for the Massachusetts State Police K9 unit through a non-profit organization called…

Firefighter Sullivan, Detective DeLano Honored by Methuen Exchange

Firefighter Sullivan, Detective DeLano Honored by Methuen Exchange

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2013 The Methuen Exchange Club presented Methuen Police Detective John Delano with their Police Officer of the Year Award at their annual dinner banquet last…

Two Candidates Look to Replace Barry Finegold for State Senate

Two Candidates Look to Replace Barry Finegold for State Senate

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2013 Republican Alex Vispoli is a member of the Andover Board of Selectmen. Pavel Payano sits on the Lawrence School Committee. The contrast between the…

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, December 28, 2013

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, December 28, 2013

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Not our traditional year end show on Paying Attention but with Paul Murano taking…

Remembering Slain Woburn Police Officer Jack Maguire

Remembering Slain Woburn Police Officer Jack Maguire

MORE PHOTOS By: Tom Duggan – December 26, 2013 Dozens of friends, family and former colleagues of slain Woburn Police Officer Jack Maguire gathered for a candle light vigil in…

A Peek at Santa’s List – Tom Duggan’s Notebook

A Peek at Santa’s List – Tom Duggan’s Notebook

  Given that we have confidential informants in Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole, we were able to get an advanced copy of Santa’s Christmas list and it’s pretty obvious…

The Two Old Men and the Sea, Lifelong Barbers, Friends Reunited after 50 Years

The Two Old Men and the Sea, Lifelong Barbers, Friends Reunited after 50 Years

It’s a weekend afternoon, and a young father and mother walk through the doors of the newly opened “Frank’s Barber Shop” on 150 Main Street in North Andover. Two boys…

The challenge of Growing Wages, Jobs and our Small Business Economy – IN YOUR CORNER with Senator Ives

The challenge of Growing Wages, Jobs and our Small Business Economy –  IN YOUR CORNER with Senator Ives

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – December, 2013 At the end of this year’s legislative session, the Senate took up a bill to increase Massachusetts’ minimum wage rate from the…