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She Still Does Not Get It

She Still Does Not Get It

By: Jeff Katz – April, 2019 Every so often you run into someone who just does not get it. You know the type, the guy who keeps telling you how…

MA Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) Rejects Racism Claims Against Lawrence Police

MA Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) Rejects Racism Claims Against Lawrence Police

 Defendants in Discrimination Case Say They May Be Filing a Defamation Suit Against Fellow Officer By: Tom Duggan – 4-26-17 The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) has ruled in favor…

Boxford’s Police Problems Start and End with Selectmen – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (4-17)

Boxford’s Police Problems Start and End with Selectmen – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (4-17)

VALLLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL April 2017   A few months ago The Valley Patriot began to investigate the goings on at the Boxford police station. Rumors about a department out of…

Tom Duggan is a Guest on WMEX with State Rep. Geoff Diehl

Tom Duggan is a Guest on WMEX with State Rep. Geoff Diehl

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan appeared on WMEX with State Rep. Geoff Diehl who recently attended The Valley Patriot’s 13th Anniversary BASH and wanted to talk…

Death Of The National Democrat Party

Death Of The National Democrat Party

By: Jeff Katz – Feb. 2017 As a kid growing up in Philadelphia, I was only vaguely aware of these creatures called Republicans. They were all rich country clubbing WASPS…

 $193 Million in Illegal Payments  by MassHealth

 $193 Million in Illegal Payments  by MassHealth

Deficiencies Similar to Previous MassHealth Audit Findings  BOSTON, MA — State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today issued an audit of the behavioral health program at MassHealth, which found that MassHealth…

Court Upholds Conviction of Former Lantigua Chief of Staff, Lenny Degnan

Court Upholds Conviction of Former Lantigua Chief of Staff, Lenny Degnan

By: Tom Duggan – 3/30/17 Former Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua’s Chief of Staff Lenny Degnan, was denied an appeal of his conviction for his role in soliciting a bribe from Allied…

Business owner, company, paid $150K for Covering Up Illegal Campaign Contributions

Business owner, company, paid $150K for Covering Up Illegal Campaign Contributions

J. Derenzo Companies, a Brockton-based construction business, and its owner, David Howe, made a $125,000 payment to the state’s general fund to resolve campaign finance issues, according to a disposition…

MA Auditor Finds More Than $17.6M in MassHealth Fraud

MA Auditor Finds More Than $17.6M in MassHealth Fraud

Bump Says Findings Pointing to Persistent Deficiencies in Payment System BOSTON, MA — Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today announced that during a one year period, her office’s Medicaid Audit Unit…

Auditor Bump Touts Her Office’s Work to Modernize Government Services

Auditor Bump Touts Her Office’s Work to Modernize Government Services

BOSTON, MA — State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today testified before the Joint Committee on Ways and Means in support of her budget request, where she highlighted the work her…

New Sheriff; “We Have a Zero Tolerance Policy”, as 2 Officers Sentenced for Smuggling Drugs into Middleton Jail

New Sheriff; “We Have a Zero Tolerance Policy”, as 2 Officers Sentenced for Smuggling Drugs into Middleton Jail

BOSTON – Two former corrections officers at the Essex County Correctional Facility were sentenced recently in U.S. District Court in Boston for their involvement with smuggling Suboxone into the Essex…

Crazier and Crazier ~ Jeff Katz

Crazier and Crazier ~  Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – Feb. 2017 There are those times when you just have to shake your head, pour another cup of coffee, shake your head and then rinse and…

Akamai Uses Tax Breaks to Hire H1B Foreign Workers

Akamai Uses Tax Breaks to Hire H1B Foreign Workers

By Duncan Burns – Feb. 2017 Now that The Presidential Election is over, and Donald Trump has since been elected President, the controversies surrounding his platform while he was running…

Cut All Funding for Lawrence, The Sanctuary City ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Jan, 2017)

Cut All Funding for Lawrence, The Sanctuary City ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Jan, 2017)

As a municipality, the City of Lawrence does not collect enough in local property taxes to pay for even half the cost of fire, police, schools, and other essential services.…

Lawrence Politicians Behaving Badly

Lawrence Politicians Behaving Badly

By: Kathy Runge – January, 2017 In December ex-District A Councilor and potential mayoral candidate Sandy Almonte verbally abused a Lawrence police officer at the scene of an accident involving…