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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…

In Wake of Woburn Officer Jack Maguire’s Murder by Parolee

In Wake of Woburn Officer Jack Maguire’s Murder by Parolee

Baddour Calls on Parole Board to Resign   By: Tom Duggan – January, 2011  Parole Board Must Resign State Senators Steve Baddour (D) Methuen and Bruce Tarr (R) Glocester, say…

The REAL “Causative Factors” of Cinelli’s Violence

The REAL “Causative Factors” of Cinelli’s Violence

Woburn Police Officer Jack Maguire was Murdered by a Failed belief System Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan Valley Patriot Exclusive By: Tom Duggan, January 7, 2011 My heart sank when…

What’s Happening with Lawrence Budget?

What’s Happening with Lawrence Budget?

  By: Attorney Robert O’Koniewski – January, 2011 As the New Year dawns, the fiscal clock is ticking for Lawrence. It should be a watershed year for the folks residing…

PLEASE! Touch our Junk!

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL DECEMBER – 2010   Now, which plane would you rather fly on, the plane with no pat downs and no x-ray screenings, or the one with inconvenient,…

Local, National Leaders Honored For Protecting Children

Local, National Leaders Honored For Protecting Children

By: Laurie Myers – November, 2010 Community VOICES a Victims’ Rights organization whose mission it is to raise awareness of child sexual abuse, missing and exploited children and Internet predators…

Aggravated Assaults Keep Rising in Lawrence

    By: Tom Duggan – November, 2010 LAWRENCE, MA: Reductions in the Lawrence Police Department continue to negatively impact crime in that City. Aggravated assaults climbed 94% for the…