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Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera Endorses Treasurer Steve Grossman for Governor

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera Endorses Treasurer Steve Grossman for Governor

By: Tom Duggan – June 18, 2014 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera has only been the city’s top political figure for five months but he is already injecting himself into political…

Phil DeCologero: Rep. Dizoglio Betrayed our Trust on Transparency

Phil DeCologero: Rep. Dizoglio Betrayed our Trust on Transparency

Twenty-seven year old North Andover resident Phil DeCologero is running for the Democrat nomination for the 14th Essex District State Representative’s race. In September, DeCologero will face off against incumbent…

Candidate for US Senate Bob Smith Talks About Illegal Aliens, War on Women Part II

Candidate for US Senate Bob Smith Talks About Illegal Aliens, War on Women Part II

THIS IS PART II. (READ PART I) The Valley Patriot’s Tom Duggan and Justess Jacobson sat down with former US Senator Bob Smith who is once again running for the…

MA Military: Ballots No Longer Secret

MA Military: Ballots No Longer Secret

  By: Christine Morabito – June, 2014 We ask the men and women serving overseas to make the ultimate sacrifice, to protect the rights you and I take for granted.…

With Friends Like Roger Twomey Who Needs Mortal Enemies?

With Friends Like Roger Twomey Who Needs Mortal Enemies?

  By Tom Duggan – June, 2014 Lawrence City Councilor Roger Twomey is running for state representative as a Republican making this a three way race among himself, incumbent Marcos…

Podcast of Paying Attention! Radio Show: Guests John Devine, Richard Tisei

Podcast of Paying Attention! Radio Show: Guests John Devine, Richard Tisei

Paying Attention is hosted by Tom Duggan, Co-host Paul Murano and is produced by Chris Poublon. Paying Attention and airs on 980WCAP in Lowell. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 1  CLICK…

Podcast of Paying Attention Radio Program 5-31-14: Phil DeCologero, May Long, Al Dinuccio, and MORE

Podcast of Paying Attention Radio Program 5-31-14: Phil DeCologero, May Long, Al Dinuccio, and MORE

Paying Attention is hosted by Tom Duggan, Co-host Paul Murano and is produced by Chris Poublon. Paying Attention and airs on 980WCAP in Lowell.  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK…

Candidate for US Senate Bob Smith Talks About Israel and Muslim Terrorism

Candidate for US Senate Bob Smith Talks About Israel and Muslim Terrorism

A One on One Interview with Former Senator Bob Smith PART 1 The Valley Patriot’s Tom Duggan and Justess Jacobson sat down with former US Senator Bob Smith who is…

Candidate Camargo Questions Rep. DiZoglio’s Integrity

Candidate Camargo Questions Rep. DiZoglio’s Integrity

14th Essex District State Representative Diana Dizoglio (D) Methuen, has a fight on her hands this year in her bid for re-election with two challengers in the September primary. They…

Methuen Democrat Jessica Finocchiaro Certified for Ballot for State Senate Run

Methuen Democrat Jessica Finocchiaro Certified for Ballot for State Senate Run

METHUEN—Last week, Methuen Democrat Jessica Finocchiaro was certified by local city and town clerks to appear on the September ballot running for the First Essex State Senate seat. Finocchiaro, an…

DiZoglio’s “Lantigua Bill” Signed by Governor, Local Candidates Can no Longer Appear on Ballot if They Violate Campaign Finance Laws

DiZoglio’s “Lantigua Bill” Signed by Governor, Local Candidates Can no Longer Appear on Ballot if They Violate Campaign Finance Laws

By: Tom Duggan – May 21, 2014 Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has signed what has been called “The Lantigua Bill” by some lawmakers after the former Lawrence Mayor refused to…

This Time Get It Right!

This Time Get It Right!

By: Peter Larocque – April, 2014 This admonition is for all the voters in the 2nd Essex and Middlesex Districts, meaning Andover, Tewksbury, Dracut and Lawrence. You are being given…

Coakley To Pay Fine for Campaign Finance Violations on Her Federal Committee Expenditures

Coakley To Pay Fine for Campaign Finance Violations on Her Federal Committee Expenditures

The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) has concluded that State Attorney General Martha Coakley’s state campaign committee was not in compliance with the campaign finance laws when her…

Jerry Robito to Challenge Frank Cousins for Sheriff in 2016

Jerry Robito to Challenge Frank Cousins for Sheriff in 2016

By: Jerry Robito – April, 2014 The position of Sheriff should not be held by a career politician. Instead, it should be held by a law enforcement professional who has…

Most fundraising and spending records broken in 2013 mayoral elections

Most fundraising and spending records broken in 2013 mayoral elections

All major mayoral fundraising and expenditure records, which former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino held during his 21 years as mayor, were eclipsed during the 2013 election, according to a study…