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President Obama’s Dreadful Legacy: A Record of Calculated Partisanship and Missed Opportunities

President Obama’s Dreadful Legacy: A Record of  Calculated Partisanship and Missed Opportunities

By: Kenneth Willette – December, 2013 As we reach the conclusion of President Obama’s fifth year in office, it is only fair at this critical juncture to assess the full…

Two Candidates Look to Replace Barry Finegold for State Senate

Two Candidates Look to Replace Barry Finegold for State Senate

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2013 Republican Alex Vispoli is a member of the Andover Board of Selectmen. Pavel Payano sits on the Lawrence School Committee. The contrast between the…

Looking Back at Four Years of Lantigua Shenanigans – PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan

Looking Back at Four Years of Lantigua Shenanigans  – PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan

December, 2013 Right to the bitter end, Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua went down swinging as he told reporters on the day he conceded that if he were white, he would…

The December, 2013 Valley Patriot (Edition #122)

The December, 2013 Valley Patriot (Edition #122)

The December 2013 Valley Patriot, Edition #122     Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former Lawrence School Committeeman,…

“Racist” Valley Democrats Support Voter ID – Valley Patriot Editorial December 2013

“Racist” Valley Democrats Support Voter ID – Valley Patriot Editorial December 2013

By: Tom Duggan – December 15, 2013 Last month all three of Lawrence’s State Representatives voted in favor of Voter ID in Massachusetts. This is odd given that we are…

Lawrence Mayor Elect, Dan Rivera Announces Inaugural Plans

Lawrence Mayor Elect, Dan Rivera Announces Inaugural Plans

December 12, 2013 Elect Dan Rivera’s Inauguration Committee announced its schedule of events and celebrations for the 2014 Lawrence Inauguration, including a beautiful Inaugural Ceremony outside of City Hall at noon…

Andover Selectman Alex Vispoli Announces Candidacy for State Senate

Andover Selectman Alex Vispoli Announces Candidacy for State Senate

Chairman of the Andover Board of Selectman, Alex Vispoli announced that he is running for the Massachusetts State Senate in the Second Essex and Middlesex district comprising of Tewksbury, Dracut,…

Now the Real Healing Begins!

Now the Real Healing Begins!

By: Peter Larocque – November, 2013 First let me say congratulations to Mayor Elect Dan Rivera. I am so proud of the kind of campaign that you ran. You kept…

Mayor Elect Rivera Names Chief of Staff while Lantigua Concedes Defeat on Spanish Radio

Mayor Elect Rivera Names Chief of Staff while Lantigua Concedes Defeat on Spanish Radio

By: Tom Duggan – November 25, 2013 Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua took to the Spanish Language airwaves today to concede defeat to Lawrence City Councilor Dan Rivera just two days…

Video of Lawrence Mayor Lantigua’s Press Conference After Losing Recount – “I AM NOT CONCEDING”

Video of Lawrence Mayor Lantigua’s Press Conference After Losing Recount – “I AM NOT CONCEDING”

CLICK THE PHOTO FOR VIDEO        Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former…

Lawrence Mayor-Elect Dan Rivera Names Transition Team Committee Chairs

Lawrence Mayor-Elect Dan Rivera Names Transition Team Committee Chairs

Lawrence leaders will begin a community conversation about the future   Lawrence –  With the Lawrence recount just days away, Mayor-elect, Dan Rivera has already put  together a transition team…

The Journey Continues

The Journey Continues

By Kenneth Willette – November, 2013 This is the mission statement of the Common Core Standards (CCS) that has been adopted by the Massachusetts Department of Education. “The Common Core…

Podcast: Paying Attention with Tom Duggan, Steve Zanni, Dan Rivera Christine Morabito and More.

Podcast: Paying Attention with Tom Duggan, Steve Zanni, Dan Rivera Christine Morabito and More.

  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 Lawrence Mayor Elect Dan Rivera calls in to talk about how he is calling for a hiring freeze in Lawrence…

Rivera Calls for Hiring Freeze in Lawrence – Will Stop Paying Indicted Employees – An Exclusive Interview with Lawrence Mayor Elect Dan Rivera

Rivera Calls for Hiring Freeze in Lawrence – Will Stop Paying Indicted Employees – An Exclusive Interview with Lawrence Mayor Elect Dan Rivera

Lawrence Mayor Elect, Dan Rivera on Audits, Investigations and Lawrence’s Future By: Tom Duggan – Movember 9, 2013 Less than 24 hours after the Lawrence Board of Registrars finished tallying up…

Lantigua picks up 11 votes, Rivera Gains 8 Votes… Dan Rivera Wins Lawrence Mayoral Election by 57 Votes

Lantigua picks up 11 votes, Rivera Gains 8 Votes… Dan Rivera Wins Lawrence Mayoral Election by 57 Votes

By: Tom Duggan – November 8, 2013  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO GALLERY The Lawrence Board of Registrars met Friday evening to vote on whether or not provisional ballots and absentee…