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PODCAST of Paying Attention (Nov. 7, ’14) with State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil DeCologero

PODCAST of Paying Attention (Nov. 7, ’14) with State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil DeCologero

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK HERE TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Today Tom, State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil DeCologero talked about the election results, analyzed…

Super PACs and Outside Groups Report $16.9 Million in Spending to Affect Gubernatorial Finalists

Super PACs and Outside Groups Report $16.9 Million in Spending to Affect Gubernatorial Finalists

BOSTON – In the first statewide election of the new Independent Expenditure “Super” PAC era, outside groups reported making $16.9 million in independent expenditures to support or oppose the Democratic…

That Giant Sucking Sound Everyone Ignores

That Giant Sucking Sound Everyone Ignores

By: Bharani Padmanabhan –  October, 2014 We are busy everyday displaying our high principles and our utmost concern for the country. This mainly takes the form of vitriol on Facebook…

Devers, Rivera Team Up in Second Miracle Win Against Lantigua

Devers, Rivera Team Up in Second Miracle Win Against Lantigua

  By: Tom Duggan – November 4, 2014 For the second year in a row the alliance between Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera and State Representative Marcos Devers resulted in what…

PAYING ATTENTION! ~ My Pics for the 2014 Election

PAYING ATTENTION! ~ My Pics for the 2014 Election

  By: Tom Duggan, November 3, 2014 While The Valley Patriot newspaper has a policy against endorsing candidates, each member of our editorial board is free to endorse or make…

How One Party Rule Fuels Fraud and Mismanagement Pt. II

How One Party Rule Fuels Fraud and Mismanagement Pt. II

READ PART 1 HERE The Valley Patriot has covered many state corruption stories in the past ten and a half years. What we observed in that time is that scandals…

PODCAST: Paying Attention! GUESTS: Ann Wofford, Diana DiZoglio (10-25-14)

PODCAST: Paying Attention! GUESTS: Ann Wofford, Diana DiZoglio (10-25-14)

CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Rosemary Smedile refused to come in for a debate with State Rep Diana DiZoglio so we…

Western Avenue Auto Body in Lynn Penalized $44,000 for Conducting Fraudulent Emissions Inspections, Hazardous Waste Management Violations

Western Avenue Auto Body in Lynn Penalized $44,000 for Conducting Fraudulent Emissions Inspections, Hazardous Waste Management Violations

Station’s License to Conduct Inspections Faces Two-year Suspension; Stayed Pending Compliance BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized Western Avenue Auto Body of Lynn, Inc. $44,000 after…

Ethics Commission Finds that New Bedford Housing Authority Senior Property Manager Bruce Duarte Violated the Conflict of Interest Law

Ethics Commission Finds that New Bedford Housing Authority Senior Property Manager Bruce Duarte Violated the Conflict of Interest Law

  Intervened to stop the eviction of his brother from NBHA housing The State Ethics Commission issued a Decision and Order (“Decision”) finding that Bruce Duarte, a senior property manager…

A Special Kind of Incompetence – By Jeff Katz

A Special Kind of Incompetence – By Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz: October, 2014 On the heels of the most major security breach to ever take place at The White House we see the first ever case of Ebola…

How One Party Rule Fuels Fraud and Mismanagement in MA, Part I

How One Party Rule Fuels Fraud and Mismanagement in MA, Part I

The Valley Patriot has covered many state corruption stories in the past ten and a half years. What we observed in that time is that scandals come and go, but…

HEEE’S BAAACK! Lantigua Primed to Return to Power as Lawrence State Rep.

HEEE’S BAAACK! Lantigua Primed to Return to Power as Lawrence State Rep.

  By: Tom Duggan – October, 2014 While many believe former Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua is now a bad memory never to return, the fact is the man who ruled…

Distorting the Record, Political Deceptions – Valley Patriot Columnist Apologizes to Rep. Campbell, The Truth on the Gas and Sales Tax

Distorting the Record, Political Deceptions – Valley Patriot Columnist Apologizes to Rep. Campbell, The Truth on the Gas and Sales Tax

Political Deceptions Valley Patriot columnist and member of the Methuen School Committee, DJ Deeb wrote in his column this month that voters should choose Republican candidates in the upcoming state…

Forced Deposits a Consumer Con Job

Forced Deposits a Consumer Con Job

By: Christine Morabito – October 2014 If Ballot Question 2 passes in Massachusetts this November, your grocery bill and your honey do list will increase significantly. This ballot initiative expands…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (10/14) The Gas Tax Lie, Vote Yes on Question #1

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (10/14) The Gas Tax Lie, Vote Yes on Question #1

Question #1 on the November ballot asks voters to overturn the legislature’s cowardly move to perpetually raise the gas tax without ever having to take another vote or be held…