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House Passes Public Records and Solar Legislation – Both Need Changes in Senate

House Passes Public Records and Solar Legislation – Both Need Changes in Senate

By: Linda Dean Campbell – Dec. 2015 Before Thanksgiving, the Massachusetts House passed two important pieces of legislation. One of these bills will make significant changes to our antiquated public…

West Bridgewater Zoning Board of Appeals Member Thomas Snell Fined $6,500 for Conflict of Interest

West Bridgewater Zoning Board of Appeals Member Thomas Snell Fined $6,500 for Conflict of Interest

Voted to approve two variance applications knowing that it was likely he would perform demolition and excavation work if the variances were approved   The State Ethics Commission approved a…

Clinical Director of Home Care Agency Sentenced in Medicare Fraud Scheme

Clinical Director of Home Care Agency Sentenced in Medicare Fraud Scheme

BOSTON—The clinical director of a home nursing agency was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with her role in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud Medicare.…

Auto Dealerships Fined $60K For Illegal Donations to Governor Baker, Warren Tollman and 2 Local Candidates

Auto Dealerships Fined $60K For Illegal Donations to Governor Baker, Warren Tollman and 2 Local Candidates

  Braintree-based Daniel J. Quirk Inc. and Quincy Auto Auction Inc. made a $60,000 payment to the state’s general fund to resolve issues concerning prohibited contributions to several candidates, according…

The Valley Patriot December, 2015 Edition: Round 1: Victory on Public Records

The Valley Patriot December, 2015 Edition: Round 1: Victory on Public Records

>>FLIP-PAGE PDF VIEWER<<     READ ON KINDLE     DECEMBER, 2015 PDF Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1…

The Mess That is the Recall against Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera ~ Court Challenges, Threats of a Restraining Order, Mayor Claims Forgeries

The Mess That is the Recall against Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera ~ Court Challenges, Threats of a Restraining Order, Mayor Claims Forgeries

By: Tom Duggan – 12-16-15 Laborer’s Union President Mike Gagliardi says that supporters of the failed recall petition against Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera will be in court to file a law…

U.S. Army National Guard Soldier Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIL

U.S. Army National Guard Soldier Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIL

WASHINGTON—A soldier in the U.S. Army National Guard pleaded guilty today to federal charges that he conspired with his cousin to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization in…

Recall Petition #1 Falls Short Against Rivera, Mayor Says He will Investigate Forgeries and Fraud, Call Out Opponents

Recall Petition #1 Falls Short Against Rivera, Mayor Says He will Investigate Forgeries and Fraud, Call Out Opponents

By: Tom Duggan – Dec. 11, 2015 The recall efforts against Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera was dealt a critical blow Friday as recall supporters fell 655 signatures short of the 5,645 required…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Dec. 2015) – Recall Against Lawrence Mayor Rivera Must Fail

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Dec. 2015) – Recall Against Lawrence Mayor Rivera Must Fail

In November of 2013, (then) Lawrence City Councilor Dan Rivera defeated incumbent Mayor Willie Lantigua by 84 votes. After a recount was conducted, and Rivera was again declared the winner,…

Two Lawrence Men Charged in Identity Theft Fraud Scheme, Had More Than 800 Names and SS#’s

Two Lawrence Men Charged in Identity Theft Fraud Scheme, Had More Than 800 Names and SS#’s

BOSTON – Two Lawrence men were charged in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with a scheme to file fraudulent federal income tax returns using stolen identities. Furvio Flete-Garcia,…

Salisbury Marina Owner Fined $14,380 for Failure to Prepare Safety Measures Prior to Excavation, Construction Activities  

Salisbury Marina Owner Fined $14,380 for Failure to Prepare Safety Measures Prior to Excavation, Construction Activities  

BOSTON -The owner of a Salisbury marina property, has been fined $14,380 by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP),  for failure to take necessary safety measures prior to initiating…

FEDS ARREST LAWRENCE MAN FOR RECEIVING $146K IN STOLEN TAX REFUND CHECKS

FEDS ARREST LAWRENCE MAN FOR RECEIVING  $146K IN STOLEN TAX REFUND CHECKS

BOSTON – A Lawrence man was arrested today on charges that he received stolen U.S. Treasury checks.  Rolfi Espinal, 49, was indicted on 24 counts of receipt of stolen public…

MA Lawmakers Pass Public Records Reform, Valley Patriot Publisher Says Senate Must Show Leadership, Close Loopholes

MA Lawmakers Pass Public Records Reform, Valley Patriot Publisher Says Senate Must Show Leadership, Close Loopholes

By: Maria Fiato. Christine Ryan, and Tom Duggan Nov. 23, 2015 MASSACHUSETTS – After nearly five years of trying to get the Massachusetts legislature to reform the state’s impotent public…

Blaming Doctors to Protect Mexican Drug Lords

Blaming Doctors to Protect Mexican Drug Lords

By: Bharany Padmanabhan – Nov. 2015 The Obama Administration has to this minute not denied documents furnished to federal courts documenting that the Sinaloa drug cartel are officially supported by…

More Than 100 Rally for Embattled Lawrence Mayor, Rivera Says Opponents Are Corrupt

More Than 100 Rally for Embattled Lawrence Mayor, Rivera Says Opponents Are Corrupt

By: Tom Duggan – November 29, 2015   RELATED STORIES – PHOTOS (videos below) More than 100 people rallied in support of embattled Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera Sunday on the…