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Making it Easy for Government to Steal Our Medical Charts

Making it Easy for Government to Steal Our Medical Charts

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – April, 2016 John Ehrlichman authorized breaking into Dr. Fielding’s office on September 3rd, 1971, to steal Daniel Ellsberg’s medical chart. In those days, medical charts…

From Tom Duggan’s April Notebook

From Tom Duggan’s April Notebook

WANT YOUR EVENT OR ORGANIZATION LISTED IN THE NOTEBOOK? FOR $150 WE WILL PUBLISH YOUR NOTICE, EVENT, ETC. (150 word max) EDITION #150 – In case you didn’t notice the…

Auditor Bump Finds MassHealth Making Payments to Providers Prohibited by Federal Law

Auditor Bump Finds MassHealth Making Payments to Providers Prohibited by Federal Law

BOSTON, MA — Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump has released the findings of her audit, announcing that MassHealth, the state’s Medicaid program, paid a total of $476,787 for medical…

Protecting Consumers from Fraud ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Protecting Consumers from Fraud ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – April, 2016 Recently, the State Senate unanimously, and in a bipartisan fashion, passed a bill I filed to protect consumers from unknowingly entering a…

Representative DiZoglio, Dr. Padmanabhan Win Newspaper’s Coveted 1st Amendment Award

Representative DiZoglio, Dr. Padmanabhan Win Newspaper’s Coveted 1st Amendment Award

  Methuen State Representative Diana DiZoglio and Cambridge Doctor Bharani Padmanabhan were both bestowed one of the highest honors by The Valley Patriot newspaper last month, when they were each…

The Million Dollar Man, by Duncan Burns

The Million Dollar Man, by Duncan Burns

By: Duncan Burns, Political Oberserver 4-18-16 This is not the story of a lottery winner, nor is it one of a successful rags-to-riches journey, no, this is the story of…

They’re Coming to Lowell! Are Syrian “Refugees” A Terrorist Trojan Horse?

They’re Coming to Lowell! Are Syrian “Refugees” A Terrorist Trojan Horse?

  By: John MacDonald – April, 2016 For generations Lowell, Massachusetts has been a city in America that is known to willingly accept immigrants from around the world. Immigrants built…

State Fines Former Lawrence Mayor Lantigua Again for Refusing to Disclose Campaign Bank Activity

State Fines Former Lawrence Mayor Lantigua Again for Refusing to Disclose Campaign Bank Activity

By: Tom Duggan, 4-4-16 Former Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua is in trouble again with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF). The state’s political watchdog agency has fined…

Maura Healey’s Medicaid Fraud Numbers Do Not Look Good

Maura Healey’s Medicaid Fraud Numbers Do Not Look Good

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – March, 2016 Healthcare costs are a huge percentage of the Commonwealth’s annual expense and a significant burden on both public and private employers’ budgets. Eventually…

“Corrupt Salisbury Officials” Push Out Owners of Red Ridge Farm

“Corrupt Salisbury Officials” Push Out Owners of Red Ridge Farm

By: Tom Duggan – March, 2016 Salisbury residents Stacie and Mark Warcewicz, owners of The Meadow at Red Ridge Farm have filed a lawsuit against the Town of Salisbury for…

PAYING ATTENTION! ~ A Day at the Board of Medicine and What Gov. Baker Needs to Know

PAYING ATTENTION!  ~ A Day at the Board of Medicine and What Gov. Baker Needs to Know

  By: Tom Duggan, Feb, 2016 Last month, I had the displeasure of spending a day in Waltham at the state’s Board of Registration in Medicine, also known as BORIM.…

Lawrence Councilors Fined For Refusing to Disclose Campaign Contributions, Expenditures

Lawrence Councilors Fined For Refusing to Disclose Campaign Contributions, Expenditures

By: Tom Duggan – 2-22-16 The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF ) has fined two Lawrence City Councilors and warned a third because of campaign finance violations…

Senate Passes Sweeping Public Records Reform Bill, Conference Committee Named to Create Final Language

Senate Passes Sweeping Public Records Reform Bill, Conference Committee Named to Create Final Language

RELATED STORIES The Massachusetts State Senate unanimously passed sweeping reforms of the state’s impotent public records law last month. Senate Bill 2120, “An Act Improving the Administration and Enforcement of…

MBTA Pension Fund Subject to Senate Public Records Bill

MBTA Pension Fund Subject to Senate Public Records Bill

Senate Minority Leader Tarr Secures Passage of Several Amendments Boston- The State Senate today adopted legislation to make certain Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Retirement Board records subject to the provisions…

Ethics Commission Accuses Stoughton Town Moderator Howard Hansen – Town Printing Done at His OWN Company

Ethics Commission Accuses Stoughton Town Moderator Howard Hansen – Town Printing Done at His OWN Company

Hansen repeatedly violated several sections of the conflict of interest law between 2009 and 2014 by directing Town printing business to his own printing company The Enforcement Division of the…