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Rep. Lyons Demands Immediate Appeal of Killer’s Sex Change

Rep. Lyons Demands Immediate Appeal of Killer’s Sex Change

Says Deval Patrick Should Have No Hesitation in Appealing Court Ruling   “This is an insult to the taxpayers of Massachusetts,” said Representative Jim Lyons of Andover. He represents neighborhoods…

Lawrence School Committee Member Resigns, Pulls Kids Out of School

Lawrence School Committee Member Resigns, Pulls Kids Out of School

After a year of demanding public documents and information about how Deval Patrick and his Department of Education is planning to turn around the Lawrence Public Schools with zero results,…

Adams, Vispoli Square off on Ethics and Conservatism

Adams, Vispoli Square off on Ethics and Conservatism

Valley Patriot, WCAP Debate for State Senate By: Tom Duggan – August, 2012 Last month the Valley Patriot and 980WCAP held an on air radio debate between the two Andover…

Ethics Commission Fines Private Salesman $55K for Bribery

Ethics Commission Fines Private Salesman $55K for Bribery

The State Ethics Commission has fined a salesman from CBE Holdings for paying bribes to an official at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to gain state funded contracts through the…

Former Lawrence Public School Dept. Graphic Designer, John Laurenza Cited for Accepting Bribes

Former Lawrence Public School Dept. Graphic Designer, John Laurenza Cited for Accepting Bribes

The Massachusetts State Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in with former Lawrence Public School Department Graphic Designer John Laurenza today. Laurenza admitted to violating conflict of interest laws, (specifically…

Lawrence’s New Image?

Lawrence’s New Image?

Magazine Shoot of Sexy Models at Lawrence Fire Station By: Tom Duggan, July, 2012 The city of Lawrence was featured on the front page of a national magazine last month…

  By, Dani Langevin, Lesbian Columnist – July, 2012 This month, as we do every July here in America, we celebrate Independence Day. It is on this day over 230…

Feds Pump $750,000 more into Lawrence

Feds Pump $750,000 more into Lawrence

Lawrence Receives Federal Funds to Hire 6 Police Officers Lawrence Must Pay $125,000 and pick up full tab after 3 years. “This year all new officers hired under the grant must…

DOE: No Exit Plan in Lawrence

DOE: No Exit Plan in Lawrence

Massachusetts Officials Have No Plan to Fix Lawrence Schools and No Exit Plan or Timetable to Leave By: Tom Duggan – June, 2012 Massachusetts Commissioner of Education Mitch Chester stood on…

Receiver Riley’s Millions

Receiver Riley’s Millions

Free Dental for all LPS Students and their Families   By: Tom Duggan, July, 2012 LAWRENCE – With the Lawrence Public School under the complete control of the State Department…

Moran Answers Tough Questions in Bid for State Rep.

Moran Answers Tough Questions in Bid for State Rep.

Will not commit to quitting council or stepping down as council President if he wins   By: Valley Patriot Staff – May, 2012 Lawrence City Council President Frank Moran is…

Methuen Superintendent Scannell Helps Graduates Gain Job Skills

Methuen Superintendent Scannell Helps Graduates Gain Job Skills

Summer Job Training Program in Methuen By; Tom Duggan – May, 2012 Methuen School Superintendent Judy Scannell has reinstituted a jobs training program for graduating students who are not attending college…

Daniel Lahiff Pays $5,000 Civil Penalty, for Conflict of Interest Law Violations

Lowell Regional Water Utility Executive Director Improperly used Utility generators and employees for personal purposes April, 2012 The Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in which Lowell Regional Water Utility (“LRWU”)…

Lawrence State Representative Marcos Devers Named Legislator of the Year

Lawrence State Representative Marcos Devers Named Legislator of the Year

April, 2012 State Representative Marcos Devers (DLawrence) was honored as the Legislator of the Year from CLASS, Inc. on Thursday, March 22, 2012.  “I feel humbled and honored with this unexpected and…

15% of N.A. Voters Choose New Town Officials

15% of N.A. Voters Choose New Town Officials

By: Tom Duggan – April 2012 Less than 16% of the Town’s registered voters bothered to go to the polls last month and cast a ballot for Selectman, Town Moderator,…