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Things I Hate – THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

Things I Hate – THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

By: Dr. Charles Ormsby – February, 2015 First and foremost, I hate innocent people being murdered. Hopefully, even most Progressives will join me on that. Oh, I forget … they…

DeCologero Runs for Selectman in North Andover

DeCologero Runs for Selectman in North Andover

On March 31st, voters will cast their ballots to fill two seats on the North Andover Board of Selectmen, including one being vacated by Bill Gordon, who has very capably…

A Leader in the Corner Office – Jeff Katz

A Leader in the Corner Office – Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – February, 2014 Somehow, some way we made it through a massive blizzard without once seeing Andrea Cabral or her waving fan. I don’t how we did…

Valley Patriot Columnist Inspires Ferguson City Council Candidiate

Valley Patriot Columnist Inspires  Ferguson City Council Candidiate

The Valley Patriot received this letter from Ferguson Mo. To: Ms. Christine Morabito, The Valley Patriot  Thank-you for writing about what you saw in Ferguson. So few people have heard…

Lawrence Council Puts off Vote vs. Mayor Rivera, Admits They Routinely Violate Open Meeting Law

Lawrence Council Puts off Vote vs. Mayor Rivera, Admits They Routinely Violate Open Meeting Law

NO CONFIDENCE It was a night of dysfunction and shocking revelations Tuesday night as the Lawrence City Council was set to take a vote of “No Confidence” in Lawrence Mayor Dan…

Town Moderators Bill Signed into Law

Town Moderators Bill Signed into Law

Establishes New Process for Postponing Town Meetings Due to Public Safety Emergencies BOSTON – Town Moderators have been given expanded powers to implement safer, alternative methods for postponing Town Meetings…

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL ~ Lantigua Still Controls the Lawrence City Council (Jan. 2015)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL ~ Lantigua Still Controls the Lawrence City Council (Jan. 2015)

With all of the problems facing the City of Lawrence, the city council is focusing their efforts on protecting political hacks in city hall and attacking Mayor Dan Rivera. Last…

Convicted Felon on Work Release Watching From The Balcony as Deval Patrick Makes his Final Exit

Convicted Felon on Work Release Watching From The Balcony as Deval Patrick Makes his Final Exit

    Jan.  7, 2015 It’s his last day as Governor of Massachusetts and Deval Patrick is making his ceremonial exit from The State House for the last time. He…

Lawrence City Council Chaos: Lantigua Holdovers Call for NO Confidence Vote in Mayor Rivera, Attack Lawrence Police as “Lazy”

Lawrence City Council Chaos: Lantigua Holdovers Call for NO Confidence Vote in Mayor Rivera, Attack Lawrence Police as “Lazy”

By: Tom Duggan 12/17/14 With only 11 months under his belt as Lawrence’s new mayor the Lawrence City Council is considering a vote of “No Confidence” against Mayor Dan Rivera…

 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, Superintendent Riley, Asked to Join Transition Team for Governor-Elect Charlie Baker

 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, Superintendent Riley, Asked to Join Transition Team for Governor-Elect Charlie Baker

LAWRENCE – Despite the fact that Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera is a Democrat who endorsed Attorney General Martha Coakley, Rivera has been asked to join the transition team for Governor-Elect…

Ethics Commission Fines Groveland Selectman Elizabeth Gorski $2,500 for Conflicts of Interest

Ethics Commission Fines Groveland Selectman Elizabeth Gorski $2,500 for Conflicts of Interest

Selectman found in one instance to have threatened Police Chief and Deputy Chief’s employment contracts after Police Chief placed her son on administrative leave;  Enforcement Division committed admits “egregious” error…

Treasurer-Elect Goldberg Announces Transition Team Members

Treasurer-Elect Goldberg Announces Transition Team Members

BOSTON, MA — Treasurer-elect Deb Goldberg named the following people to her transition committee today, highlighting their proven-experience, innovative leadership and commitment to public service. “Each of these leaders brings…

Tom Duggan’s Post Election Notebook, November-2014

  CHANNEL 5 DEBATE – Of all the debates this political season, Channel 5’s debate between Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley was by far the worst. It was so awful…

Lawrence Mayor Rivera Fires Election Coordinator Rafael Tejeda After Scathing Report, City Clerk Maloney May be Next

Lawrence Mayor Rivera Fires Election Coordinator Rafael Tejeda After Scathing Report, City Clerk Maloney May be Next

By: Tom Duggan – 11/21/14 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera has fired Rafael Tejeda, (the Lawrence Bilingual Elections Coordinator) after a review of the Lawrence election process by election attorneys at…

Republican Jim Keclourse Wins Recount by 12 votes in 1st Essex Rep. Race

Republican Jim Keclourse Wins Recount by 12 votes in 1st Essex Rep. Race

By: Tom Duggan – December 2, 2014 PREVIOUS STORY UPDATED 6;20 pm 12/4/14 James Kelcourse has held on to his razor thin lead in the 1st Essex State Rep. race recount…