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The Violence Continues in Lawrence

The Violence Continues in Lawrence

 Short Handed and Under Siege Cops Get Little Support At City Hall    By: Tom Duggan – August, 2011 It was a busy Saturday night in Lawrence as the men…

Despicable

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL  August, 2o11 The number of underhanded tactics employed by Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua and his supporters against the efforts to gather signatures for his recall were staggering. And they…

Recall Begins Against Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua

Recall Begins Against Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua

  By: Tom Duggan – July, 2011   During the late 80’s, former Lawrence Mayor Kevin Sullivan tried to orchestrate a recall election against two members of the Lawrence School Committee who opposed his…

Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins’ Excuses Are Not Good Enough!

Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins’ Excuses Are Not Good Enough!

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL July, 2012 Last month, The Valley Patriot criticized Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins for his failure to notify the public of an escape from the Lawrence jail on Marston…

Laplante goes on police ride along: encouages councilors to do same

Laplante goes on police ride along: encouages councilors to do same

  By: Tom Duggan – June, 2011   Lawrence City Councilor Mark LaPlante (District F) has been one of the more outspoken supporters of the Lawrence police. Last month LaPlante…

Can Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua Survive?

Can Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua Survive?

By: Tom Duggan, June, 2011 With several law enforcement agencies investigating the finances and political dealings of Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua, and the Boston media finally waking up to his…

Lawrence Councilors Put Mayor On Notice – No More Public Safety Layoffs

The following letter was sent to Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua from members of the Lawrence City Council   The Honorable William Lantigua Mayor, City of Lawrence City Hall 200 Common Street…

FROM THE DESK OF MAYOR MANZI

By: Methuen Mayor Bill Manzi – April, 2011 Municipal health care continues to be a dominant political issue for localities, with both Governor Patrick and Speaker Deleo advocating reform that…

Let’s talk About Public Safety

  By: Peter Larocque – April, 2011 According to Wikipedia, (meaning quick encyclopedia), a multilingual, web-based, free content encyclopedia, Public Safety involves the prevention of and protection from events that…

The Campaign against “Secure Communities”

The Campaign against “Secure Communities”

  Opponents of Secure Communities Come Out in Full Force     By: Tom Duggan, Valley Patriot Publisher – April, 2011   A forum was held last month at Lawrence…

It’s Time to Recall Mayor Lantigua

Valley Patriot Editorial ~ April, 2011 When will the people of Lawrence say “enough is enough” and start a recall petition against Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua?  In the year and…

Car Thefts Rise in Lawrence: There is a solution

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL March, 2011   Since Lawrence Police Chief John Romero formed the Auto Theft/Auto Fraud Task Force under Mayor Michael Sullivan, residents of Lawrence have seen a decrease…

A Review of Mayor Willie Lantigua’s First Year in Office

A Review of Mayor Willie Lantigua’s First Year in Office

Corruption, Law Breaking, And No Solutions for Troubled City PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN   By: TOM DUGGAN, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 Well, the Willie Lantigua administration celebrated it’s one year…

Lawrence Fire Chief Murphy exposes treatment of Firefighters by Mayor Lantigua

Lawrence Fire Chief Murphy exposes treatment of Firefighters by Mayor Lantigua

Fire Chief Resigns at Council Meeting, opposes taking job out of Civil Service… Council Backs Mayor By: Tom Duggan, February, 2011 After months of personal attacks and shoddy treatment by…

The Power of Facebook: In four days, 23,000+ people say goodbye to Hero Police Officer John “Jack” Maguire

The Power of Facebook: In four days, 23,000+ people say goodbye to Hero Police Officer John “Jack” Maguire

Valley Patriot Editorial Extra   On December 26th, 2010 Woburn Police Office Jack Maguire was killed in the line of duty. On December 27th a tribute page on the social…