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Why I’m Voting for Marco Rubio ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

Why I’m Voting for Marco Rubio ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE WITH PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – 1-11-16 Since I now live in NH, I thought I’d take advantage of seeing the presidential candidates up close and personal this political cycle.  There are…

Will Trump Prevail?

Will Trump Prevail?

By: John MacDonald – Dec. 2015 The question of whether or not Donald Trump will prevail as the Republican nominee for president or has a chance to run for president…

News from the Reservation ~ Kathy Runge

News from the Reservation ~ Kathy Runge

By: Kathy Runge – December, 2015 Merry Christmas and greetings from Apache territory! In a pre-election article published at editorialweek.com, Jose Alfonso Garica’s website, South Lawrence was referred to as…

Auto Dealerships Fined $60K For Illegal Donations to Governor Baker, Warren Tollman and 2 Local Candidates

Auto Dealerships Fined $60K For Illegal Donations to Governor Baker, Warren Tollman and 2 Local Candidates

  Braintree-based Daniel J. Quirk Inc. and Quincy Auto Auction Inc. made a $60,000 payment to the state’s general fund to resolve issues concerning prohibited contributions to several candidates, according…

The Mess That is the Recall against Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera ~ Court Challenges, Threats of a Restraining Order, Mayor Claims Forgeries

The Mess That is the Recall against Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera ~ Court Challenges, Threats of a Restraining Order, Mayor Claims Forgeries

By: Tom Duggan – 12-16-15 Laborer’s Union President Mike Gagliardi says that supporters of the failed recall petition against Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera will be in court to file a law…

Recall Petition #1 Falls Short Against Rivera, Mayor Says He will Investigate Forgeries and Fraud, Call Out Opponents

Recall Petition #1 Falls Short Against Rivera, Mayor Says He will Investigate Forgeries and Fraud, Call Out Opponents

By: Tom Duggan – Dec. 11, 2015 The recall efforts against Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera was dealt a critical blow Friday as recall supporters fell 655 signatures short of the 5,645 required…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Dec. 2015) – Recall Against Lawrence Mayor Rivera Must Fail

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Dec. 2015) – Recall Against Lawrence Mayor Rivera Must Fail

In November of 2013, (then) Lawrence City Councilor Dan Rivera defeated incumbent Mayor Willie Lantigua by 84 votes. After a recount was conducted, and Rivera was again declared the winner,…

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…