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MassDEP Penalizes Yankee Environmental Services of Billerica $35,625 for Asbestos Violations on Babcock Street in Boston

MassDEP Penalizes Yankee Environmental Services of Billerica $35,625 for Asbestos Violations on Babcock Street in Boston

   BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has penalized Yankee Environmental Services $35,625 for asbestos violations that occurred during an asbestos removal project on a structure located…

MassDEP Penalizes Waltham Demolition Contractor $41,150 for Asbestos, Demolition Violations at Old Colony Housing in South Boston

MassDEP Penalizes Waltham Demolition Contractor $41,150 for Asbestos, Demolition Violations at Old Colony Housing in South Boston

  BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has penalized NASDI, LLC, a contractor hired to conduct demolition work at the Old Colony Housing Project in South Boston,…

Rep. DiZoglio To Tackle Enforcement of State’s Public Records Law

Rep. DiZoglio To Tackle Enforcement of State’s Public Records Law

By: Tom Duggan – January 8, 2013 What do you call it when the legislature passes a law but they purposely don’t impose any penalties for violating that law? Well…

Political Will Needed in Lawrence Government

By: Joe D’Amore – December 2012   With headlines announcing Grand Jury indictments of two city officials and the already completed take- over of Lawrence public schools many are suggesting…

Are We a Society of Men or of Laws? It Matters

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL December 2012 A society run by the whims of men and unfettered by laws can imprison you without cause or due process. It can steal your property…

Mayor Fires City Worker, Denies Unpaid Leave Time for Dying Wife

Mayor Fires City Worker, Denies Unpaid Leave Time for Dying Wife

By: Tom Duggan: December 4, 2012 Former Lawrence City worker Tom Sapienza has been fired by Mayor Lantigua as a laborer with the Department of Public works and has been…

Termination Hearing for Lawrence Firefighter Tim Atwood

Termination Hearing for Lawrence Firefighter Tim Atwood

  PREVIOUS STORY Lantigua Takes Medical Benefits, Will Terminate Hero Firefighter   Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is…

Lantigua Takes Medical Benefits, Will Terminate Hero Firefighter

Lantigua Takes Medical Benefits, Will Terminate Hero Firefighter

By: Tom Duggan – Nov. 27, 2012 Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua has scheduled a termination hearing for Lawrence Firefighter Tim Atwood on Wednesday, claiming he is incapable of doing the…

IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Sandy Relief

IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Sandy Relief

    WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert about possible scams taking place in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Following major disasters, it’s common for scam…

Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella Fined 4,000 for Conflict of Interest

Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella Fined 4,000 for Conflict of Interest

Directed the City’s Housing Rehabilitation Program Coordinator to use grant funds to renovate the mayor’s friend’s home without following standard procedures   The State Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement (“Agreement”)…

$15MIL Contract Renewal After Ambulances “Donated”

$15MIL Contract Renewal After Ambulances “Donated”

By: Tom Duggan – November 12, 2012 Just days after taking office in 2010, Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua, his Chief of Staff, Leonard “Lenny” Degnan of North Andover, and then…

Judge Issues 2nd Order – DiAdamo Payments Not Privileged

Judge Issues 2nd Order – DiAdamo Payments Not Privileged

October 30, 2012 Essex Superior Court Judge Thomas Murtagh has once again ruled that the City Of Lawrence must turn over public information that the Valley Patriot has been seeking…

Woman Dies after Knee Surgery at Holy Family Hospital – Son Calls for Criminally Negligent Homicide Charges

Woman Dies after Knee Surgery at Holy Family Hospital – Son Calls for Criminally Negligent Homicide Charges

By: Tom Duggan – October 28, 2012 When Hampton Beach NH resident Helen Bousquet was admitted to the Holy Family (Caritas) Hospital for Knee surgery last month, her son, Haverhill…

More Legislators Call For Takeover of Lawrence, Removal of Lantigua

More Legislators Call For Takeover of Lawrence, Removal of Lantigua

Legislators Blame Deval Patrick Administration for Not Addressing the Lawrence Crisis By: Tom Duggan – October, 18, 2012 More Legislators on Beacon Hill are stepping forward this week to say…

Legislators Stand With The Valley Patriot on Public Records Law

Legislators Stand With The Valley Patriot on Public Records Law

Local Legislators to File Bill Adding Penalties to Public Records Law Violators   By: Tom Duggan – October 17, 2012 (2:30pm) TOWN HALL, NORTH ANDOVER, MA  During a press conference today…