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The News: Good, Bad and Absurd Lawrence Elections: Preliminary & General

The News: Good, Bad and Absurd Lawrence Elections: Preliminary & General

By: Kathy Runge – November, 2015 The election has come and gone and the good news is, I should have no scarcity of material for the foreseeable future. The bad…

Don’t Mess with a Local Guy

Don’t Mess with a Local Guy

By: John MacDonald – November 2015 The results of the Lowell City Council and Lowell School Committee elections are in. A message that was loud and clear … don’t mess…

More Than 100 Rally for Embattled Lawrence Mayor, Rivera Says Opponents Are Corrupt

More Than 100 Rally for Embattled Lawrence Mayor, Rivera Says Opponents Are Corrupt

By: Tom Duggan – November 29, 2015   RELATED STORIES – PHOTOS (videos below) More than 100 people rallied in support of embattled Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera Sunday on the…

Auditor: Cities and Towns to Get  $2.76 Million for 2016 Elections

Auditor: Cities and Towns to Get  $2.76 Million for 2016 Elections

BOSTON, MA — State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump notified cities and towns across the Commonwealth that they will get more than $2.76 million to cover the cost of extra mandated…

Methuen Mayor Zanni Lays Out His Priorities for His Final Term

Methuen Mayor Zanni Lays Out His Priorities for His Final Term

By: Tom Duggan – November, 2015 Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni was re-elected to his third and final term last month. Methuen has a charter provision that limits the consecutive terms…

Army Veteran Oscar Camargo to Challenge Jim Lyons for 18th Essex State Rep. Seat

Army Veteran Oscar Camargo to Challenge Jim Lyons for 18th Essex State Rep. Seat

ANDOVER- Shortly after delivering remarks at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony in neighboring North Andover, Andover resident Oscar Camargo will announce his candidacy for the 18th Essex’s State Representative seat.  Camargo,…

Recall Chaos – Two Recalls vs Lawrence Mayor Rivera Now Circulating, Mayor Asks Judge for Fair Hearing

Recall Chaos – Two Recalls vs Lawrence Mayor Rivera Now Circulating, Mayor Asks Judge for Fair Hearing

LAWRENCE – The recall effort against Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera by former Mayor William Lantigua supporters has declined into chaos with two separate (legally valid) recall petitions circulating throughout the…

Lawrence, City of the Doomed? Preliminary & General Elections

Lawrence, City of the Doomed? Preliminary & General Elections

By: Kathy Runge – Oct. 2015 I heard that the real reason for the extreme shortage of poll workers for the Preliminary Election was that the city required the poll…

The Valley Patriot, October, 2015, Edition #144 ~ Rivera Called “Oreo Cookie”

The Valley Patriot, October, 2015, Edition #144 ~ Rivera Called “Oreo Cookie”

CLICK THE FRONT PAGE FOR FLIP PAGE VIEWER   READ ON-LINE with OUR NEW FLIP PAGE VIEWER  PDF OF THE OCT, 2015 VALLEY PATRIOT   NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE Tom DugganTom…

This is No Time to be on the Sidelines in Methuen’s Fall Elections

This is No Time to be on the Sidelines in Methuen’s Fall Elections

By: Ken Willette, Jr. – Oct. 24. 2015 Local media outlets may soon publish articles highlighting the projections of election officials regarding a sub-par turnout from Methuen voters. While some…

What Did the Preliminary Election Mean in Lowell?

What Did the Preliminary Election Mean in Lowell?

By: John MacDonald – October, 2015 The September 28th Lowell City Council preliminary election brought excitement and interested voters to the polls in droves! Street corners and coffee shops were…

Superior Court Judge Nullifies Recall Petitions vs Dan Rivera, Orders Election Board to Hold Hearing on Challenged Signatures

Superior Court Judge Nullifies Recall Petitions vs Dan Rivera, Orders Election Board to Hold Hearing on Challenged Signatures

The saga of the attempted recall of Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera got more complicated Friday as a Lawrence Superior Court Judge put a stop to all recall activity ordering the…

The Valley Patriot, September 2015 Edition, Issue #143 – SECRET MEETINGS IN LAWRENCE

The Valley Patriot, September 2015 Edition, Issue #143 – SECRET MEETINGS IN LAWRENCE

READ ON-LINE with OUR NEW FLIP PAGE VIEWER  PDF OF THE SEPT, 2015 VALLEY PATRIOT   NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot…

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Remarks at the Edward Kennedy Institute

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Remarks at the Edward Kennedy Institute

BOSTON, MA – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren delivered remarks today at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, as part of the Institute’s “Getting to the…

PODCAST – Paying Attention (9-26-15) – Shananigns in Lawrence Elections, Dispatcher in Lawrence Sues City and MORE!

PODCAST – Paying Attention (9-26-15) – Shananigns in Lawrence Elections, Dispatcher in Lawrence Sues City and MORE!

Click the Photo to Listen  With no co-host today (Paul has the day off) Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan interviewed Dan Rajczyk of AspergergerWorks. Then, Tom discusses the Lawrence election…