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Moody’s Downgrades City of Methuen’s Bond Rating to A2

Moody’s Downgrades City of Methuen’s Bond Rating to A2

Councilor Kannan Says Methuen Needs Mayor who will Stabilize Methuen’s Finances (OTHER METHUEN STORIES) Moody’s Investors Services, one of the nation’s top bond-rating agencies, has downgraded Methuen’s bond rating, citing the city’s dependence…

Fountain: Seniors, Youth My Top Priorities for Methuen

Fountain: Seniors, Youth My Top Priorities for Methuen

By: Tom Duggan – August 20, 2013  North Andover firefighter and first term West End Councilor Sean Fountain is seeking a second term on the city council. There are two…

Why I am Running for West District Councilor in Methuen

Why I am Running for West District Councilor in Methuen

By: Kenneth Willette – August, 2013 Based on constructive and positive feedback I received from political supporters, family members and friends in Methuen’s West End, I decided recently to join…

My Thoughts on the 2013 Methuen City Election

My Thoughts on the 2013 Methuen City Election

By: Joe Leone – August, 2013 Like many of my fellow Methuen voters, I try to keep myself informed about issues that affect the community and my tax bill. What…

Anyone But Mayor Willie Lantigua

Anyone But Mayor Willie Lantigua

By: Peter Larocque – August, 2013 When I get into discussions concerning the election for Mayor in The Great City of Lawrence, far too many times I hear, “anybody but…

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, August 17, 2013

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, August 17, 2013

LISTEN TO HOUR ONE (RIGHT CLICK TO DOWNLOAD) LISTEN TO HOUR TWO (RIGHT CLICK TO DOWNLOAD) LISTEN TO HOUR THREE (RIGHT CLICK TO DOWNLOAD) Today Tom and Paul talked about…

Adventures in Lawrence Election Fraud

Adventures in Lawrence Election Fraud

By: Kathy Runge – August, 2013 Anyone familiar with the city of Lawrence is aware of the lax record keeping and controls in various city departments, i.e. city garages and…

Devers Says Lantigua an Embarassment, Promises to Reopen Fire Stations, Change Lawrence’s Image

Devers Says Lantigua an Embarassment, Promises to Reopen Fire Stations, Change Lawrence’s Image

By: Tom Duggan – August 13, 2013 State Representative Marcos Devers says he wants to be the next mayor of Lawrence and given the chance, will start to reverse what…

A Rising Union Fist Raises all Taxes

A Rising Union Fist Raises all Taxes

By: Christine Morabito – August, 2013 In the words of the late Woody Guthrie, “Some men rob you with a six-gun – others rob you with a fountain pen.” The…

Drugs A Big Priority: Jajuga Says He Will Bring Different Kind of Leadership To Methuen Council

Drugs A Big Priority: Jajuga Says He Will Bring Different Kind of Leadership To Methuen Council

By: Tom Duggan – August 7, 2013                 OTHER METHUEN STORIES Former State Senator James Jajuga is running for Methuen City Council At Large…

Condon Retires from Methuen Politics Will not Seek Reelection

Condon Retires from Methuen Politics Will not Seek Reelection

 By: Tom Duggan – July 30, 2013  (OTHER METHUEN STORIES) Methuen At-Large City Councilor Mike Condon told The Valley Patriot today in an exclusive interview that he is not seeking…

West End Methuen City Council Candidate George Kazanjian Says Council Argues too much, Will fight to Lower Taxes

West End Methuen City Council Candidate George Kazanjian Says Council Argues too much, Will fight to Lower Taxes

By: Tom Duggan – July 28, 2013 (other Methuen Stories) Former School Committeeman George Kazanjian says he wants to represent the people of the West End on the city council…

Chaisson drops out of Council Race Endorses Ken Willette and Sean Fountain

Chaisson drops out of Council Race Endorses Ken Willette and Sean Fountain

By: Tom Duggan – July 27, 2013 Methuen School Committeeman Evan Chaisson says he is dropping out of the West End City Council Race and endorsing former councilor and school…

Legislative Spotlight – Brian S. Dempsey by Stephanie M. Davis

Legislative Spotlight – Brian S. Dempsey by Stephanie M. Davis

By: Stephanie M. Davis – July, 2013 The FY2014 budget ball now sits in Governor Deval Patrick’s court. Having been finalized and reported out of its legislative conference committee on…

Firefighter, Activist Manny “Juan” Gonzalez Officially Kicks off Campaign for Lawrence Mayor

Firefighter, Activist Manny “Juan” Gonzalez Officially Kicks off Campaign for Lawrence Mayor

By: Tom Duggan – July 18, 2013 Lawrence Firefighter and community activist Manuel “Juan” Gonzalez launched his official campaign kickoff for Mayor Thursday night before a packed room of about…