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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…

Looking Back at Four Years of Lantigua Shenanigans – PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan

Looking Back at Four Years of Lantigua Shenanigans  – PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan

December, 2013 Right to the bitter end, Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua went down swinging as he told reporters on the day he conceded that if he were white, he would…

Why Did Salisbury Refuse to Cash $15K Check from Tomaselli Sisters?

Why Did Salisbury Refuse to Cash $15K Check from Tomaselli Sisters?

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2013 In the ongoing battle between the Town of Salisbury and the Tomaselli sisters over the Town’s efforts to take their property, Town Manager Neil…

The Valley Patriot’s 2013 Year in Review – Suzanne Bump, Erin Cox and a Methuen Teen “Terrorist”

The Valley Patriot’s 2013 Year in Review – Suzanne Bump, Erin Cox and a Methuen Teen “Terrorist”

We started off the year of 2013 losing our good friend and colleague, Ronnie Ford of Methuen. We missed him all year and it would be impossible to start a…

Workers at eight Steward hospitals vote to ratify new three year labor agreement

Workers at eight Steward hospitals vote to ratify new three year labor agreement

Contract victory ensures wage increases, job security provisions, and affordable health coverage for hospital workers  MASSACHUSETTS – Nearly 5,000 healthcare workers who are members of the state’s largest healthcare union…

The December, 2013 Valley Patriot (Edition #122)

The December, 2013 Valley Patriot (Edition #122)

The December 2013 Valley Patriot, Edition #122     Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former Lawrence School Committeeman,…

Lawrence City Councilor on Ride-Alongs with Police, Fire and DPW – PART I

Lawrence City Councilor on Ride-Alongs with Police, Fire and DPW – PART I

PART ONE: OBSERVING LAWRENCE POLICE AND DISPATCH  By: Tom Duggan – December 16, 2013 Last week Lawrence City Councilor Mark Laplante went on a “ride along” with the Lawrence police, fire,…

“Racist” Valley Democrats Support Voter ID – Valley Patriot Editorial December 2013

“Racist” Valley Democrats Support Voter ID – Valley Patriot Editorial December 2013

By: Tom Duggan – December 15, 2013 Last month all three of Lawrence’s State Representatives voted in favor of Voter ID in Massachusetts. This is odd given that we are…

Lawrence Mayor Elect, Dan Rivera Announces Inaugural Plans

Lawrence Mayor Elect, Dan Rivera Announces Inaugural Plans

December 12, 2013 Elect Dan Rivera’s Inauguration Committee announced its schedule of events and celebrations for the 2014 Lawrence Inauguration, including a beautiful Inaugural Ceremony outside of City Hall at noon…

Former State IT Director of Hosting Services, Delwin Dickinson Pays $30,000 Penalty for Conflict of Interest Law Violations

Former State IT Director of Hosting Services, Delwin Dickinson Pays $30,000 Penalty for Conflict of Interest Law Violations

Dickinson approved vendor contracts and payments to Advizex after entering into employment negotiations with the company The State Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement  in which Delwin Dickinson, the former…

Andover Selectman Alex Vispoli Announces Candidacy for State Senate

Andover Selectman Alex Vispoli Announces Candidacy for State Senate

Chairman of the Andover Board of Selectman, Alex Vispoli announced that he is running for the Massachusetts State Senate in the Second Essex and Middlesex district comprising of Tewksbury, Dracut,…