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Frauds Get Away Free When the Press Fears Asking Questions

Frauds Get Away Free When the Press Fears Asking Questions

By: Bharani Padmanabhan, MD – July, 2014 “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.” – George Orwell Valley Patriot readers read last month about the mind-boggling fraud…

State Agencies for Employment Rights

State Agencies for Employment Rights

By: Attorney Timothy Stark – July, 2014 For this month’s article I decided to describe the various Federal and State agencies that enforce employment laws in Massachusetts. I have listed…

Kids and Boredom: The Black Hole of the Electronics Age ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

Kids and Boredom: The Black Hole of the Electronics Age ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

By: Cheryl Hajjar – July, 2014 It was the summer of 1983 and quite often my mother and aunt would haul 4 kids in the car and head to the…

Market Basket Board Affirms New CEO’s, Consider’s Buyout by Arthur T.

Market Basket Board Affirms New CEO’s, Consider’s Buyout by Arthur T.

  By: Tom Duggan – July 25, 2014 The board of directors of Market Baskets met Friday afternoon and issued a statement after their meeting confirming that they have received…

MassFiscal Alliance & Other Groups Exploring Legal Challenge To $15,000 Union Donation Limit

MassFiscal Alliance & Other Groups Exploring Legal Challenge To $15,000 Union Donation Limit

Loopholes permits unions huge unfair advantage over individuals Boston, MA: good-government policies, and the Goldwater Institute, a public policy advocacy and research organization, announced today that they are further studying…

Against Bullying? Start with Walmart

Against Bullying? Start with Walmart

  By: Christine Morabito – July, 2014 After years of harassment by special interest groups, Walmart is fighting back. As with most bullies, the claims they make have less to…

Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Verdict is Good for Four Reasons

Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Verdict is Good for Four Reasons

  By: Paul Murano – July, 2014 Although the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision covers the rights of certain kinds of corporations, it has many potential ramifications. This decision is…

Market Basket Board to Hold Special Meeting Next Week, Warns Employees Will Be Fired if They Walk in Protest

Market Basket Board to Hold Special Meeting Next Week, Warns Employees Will Be Fired if They Walk in Protest

By: Tom Duggan - July 17, 2014 The turmoil surrounding the removal of Arthur T. Demoulas as the head of the Market Basket supermarket chain continues as a letter was sent…

Social Security, Retirement, and Employment Law

Social Security, Retirement,  and Employment Law

By: Attorney Timothy Stark – June, 2014 Since Social Security and various retirement and disability programs are at least, in part, funded through employee payroll deductions, I thought it might…

Wedding Season in Newburyport II

Wedding Season in Newburyport II

By: Rebeccah Pearson, June, 2014 www.newburyportguide.com To Have and To Hold A Local Wedding in Newburyport On A Budget Part 2: Putting Your Ideas To Work Getting engaged to my…

Open Your Own Newsroom Today ~ Al Getler

Open Your Own Newsroom Today ~ Al Getler

By: Al Getler – June, 2014 This is the way it once was in cities across the USA. If you had an event or an interesting story occurring for your…

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera Endorses Treasurer Steve Grossman for Governor

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera Endorses Treasurer Steve Grossman for Governor

By: Tom Duggan – June 18, 2014 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera has only been the city’s top political figure for five months but he is already injecting himself into political…

Employment Retaliation

Employment Retaliation

By: Atty. Timothy Stark – June, 2014 I often have clients come into my office seeking advice concerning issues of retaliation in the workplace. I usually begin, after listening to…

Candidate for US Senate Bob Smith Talks About Illegal Aliens, War on Women Part II

Candidate for US Senate Bob Smith Talks About Illegal Aliens, War on Women Part II

THIS IS PART II. (READ PART I) The Valley Patriot’s Tom Duggan and Justess Jacobson sat down with former US Senator Bob Smith who is once again running for the…

IRS Adopts “Taxpayer Bill of Rights”

IRS Adopts “Taxpayer Bill of Rights”

WASHINGTON ¯ The Internal Revenue Service today announced the adoption of a “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” that will become a cornerstone document to provide the nation’s taxpayers with a better…

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