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An Exclusive Interview with Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy

An Exclusive Interview with Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy

  By: Tom Duggan, May, 2009 Lawrence School Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy granted an exclusive interview with The Valley Patriot where he discussed for the first time to anyone, the details…

What did he know, when did he know it?

What did he know, when did he know it?

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL Tax Cheat Patrick Blanchette  February, 2009 Lawrence City Council President Patrick Blanchette has refused to pay nearly $9,000 in federal taxes to the IRS. The feds placed a…

Blanchette calls for “investigation” into how The Valley Patriot obtained public information on his $5,000 Raise

Blanchette calls for “investigation” into how The Valley Patriot obtained public information on his $5,000 Raise

Blanchette calls for “investigation” into how The Valley Patriot obtained public information on his $5,000 Raise   The president of the Lawrence city council has called for an “investigation” into…

Mayoral Candidate in legal dispute

Mayoral Candidate in legal dispute

Israel Reyes at the center of lawsuit over allegations on May Street     By: Paula Porten  December, 2008   Former Lawrence City Councilor and candidate for Mayor, Israel Reyes, is…

Andrea Traficanti Files for Permanent Disability

Andrea Traficanti Files for Permanent Disability

Fired Attorney’s Firm Member Made Millions on Taxpayers   Valley Patriot Staff – November, 2008 Former Lawrence city hall worker Andrea Traficanti will be back in court next month seeking…

Jimenez Family has Tribune Reporter Thrown off Military Base

Jimenez Family has Tribune Reporter Thrown off Military Base

Family of hero soldier killed in Iraq says Eagle~Tribune Reporter had to be thrown out of wake and funeral as well By: Tom Duggan – August, 2008 Slain soldier, Army Pfc.…

Mayor Sullivan Calls Remarks by Former Councilor “Racist”

Lawrence Mayor Michael Sullivan Calls Councilor Carlos Matos’ Remarks Racist Tom Duggan – June, 2008 Lawrence Mayor Michael Sullivan issued a press release this week calling comments in the Boston…

Ethics Commission: Mass Highway Contractor Gave Bribes

  The State Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division Alleges Former Mass Highway Contractor Project Manager Terry Edwards Gave Bribes/Gratuities to a Construction Inspector The Massachusetts State Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division, in…

Governor Patrick Increases Worker’s Comp. Rate

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Announces $11 MIL Workers’ Compensation Rate Cut for Employers   BOSTON – Thursday, April 17, 2008 – The Patrick Administration today announced an agreement in the 2008…

Methuen Police Chief Solomon alleges federal corruption probe of Mayor Manzi

Claims Mayor’s actions against him are retaliatory and invokes protections under federal and state whistleblower laws   Supporters of Methuen Police Chief Joe Solmon – February 18, 2008  METHUEN, MA…

Stokes Arraigned in US District Court in Boston Charged with forging Military Discharge Papers

Stokes Arraigned in US District Court in Boston Charged with forging Military Discharge Papers

Says he will not resign from Lawrence School Committee     by Tom Duggan, posted 1/9/08 BOSTON, – January 9, 2008 – Elected Lawrence School Committeeman James Stokes was arraigned…

City settles lawsuit for $610,000 over computer porn

City settles lawsuit for $610,000 over computer porn

City Clerk’s Internet Porn, Harassment Cost City Thousands By: Tom Duggan – January, 2008 Lawrence’s former assistant city clerk, Jennifer Padellaro, settled her workers’ compensation claims as well as her…

Haverhill Mayor Hires New DPW Director North Attleboro DPW Chief, Michael Stankovich Coming to Haverhill

Mayor Promotes Robert Ward to Deputy DPW Director WEB EXTRA!     January 5, 2008  HAVERHILL – Mayor James J. Fiorentini today named Michael K. Stankovich as the City’s new…

WCAP RADIO/980AM expands to Lawrence, Methuen & Haverhill

WCAP RADIO/980AM expands to Lawrence, Methuen & Haverhill

    By: Tom Duggan – December 2007   WCAP radio (980/AM) may be located in downtown Lowell, but Colonel Sam Poulten and Clark Smidt say they are expanding the…

Sullivan Gets State Approval for Budget Renders Blanchette, City Council Irrelevant

Sullivan Gets State Approval for Budget Renders Blanchette, City Council Irrelevant

PAYING ATTENTION EXTRA!  (video here) By: Tom Duggan – August 28, 2007 Lawrence Mayor Michael Sullivan marched into city hall Thursday night to a packed city council chambers. Hundreds of…