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BREAKING…. Lawrence Police Arrest Illegal Alien, Two others, Seize 40 Grams of Heroin

BREAKING…. Lawrence Police Arrest Illegal Alien, Two others, Seize 40 Grams of Heroin

By: Tom Duggan, 1-7-14, 618PM The Lawrence Police Special Operations Narcotics Unit arrested three suspects in the Trenton and Park Street area of Lawrence late Tuesday and seized 40 grams…

A New Day: Rivera to Fire Clerk, Says Changes are “Just the Beginning”

A New Day: Rivera to Fire Clerk, Says Changes are “Just the Beginning”

  By:  Tom Duggan – January, 2014  Lawrence’s new Mayor, Dan Rivera, wasted no time making personnel changes in Lawrence City Hall, firing the City Comptroller David Camasso on his…

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, January 4, 2014 – Best Interviews of 2013

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, January 4, 2014 – Best Interviews of 2013

  CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2   Today Tom, Paula and George played audio clips of their favorite interviews…

Lawrence’s Mayor Rivera Starts Naming His Team, Fires Comptroller

Lawrence’s Mayor Rivera Starts Naming His Team, Fires Comptroller

Rivera Hires Three Assistants, Neighborhood Planner and Business Development Director By: Tom Duggan – January 3, 2014 LAWRENCE - Less than twenty four hours after taking office as the new…

Now the Real Healing Begins!

Now the Real Healing Begins!

By: Peter Larocque – December 2013 Almost four years ago at the inauguration and installation of Mayor William Lantigua which had the atmosphere of a coronation of a king, the…

It’s Changed AGAIN! Lawrence Inauguration Ceremony Rescheduled AGAIN

It’s Changed AGAIN! Lawrence Inauguration Ceremony Rescheduled AGAIN

Mayor-Elect Dan Rivera Reschedules Inauguration Weekend UPDATED JAN. 2, 2013 Ceremony at 9:00 AM Saturday and Gala at 7:00 PM Saturday Lawrence, MA (January 2, 2014) – Mayor-Elect Dan Rivera…

Mass. State Trooper “Neko” Gets Extra Protection With Donation from Pomerleau Family

Mass. State Trooper “Neko” Gets Extra Protection With Donation from Pomerleau Family

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2013 The Family of Walter and Gabe Pomerleau donated a $1,000 bulletproof vest for the Massachusetts State Police K9 unit through a non-profit organization called…

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…

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, December 28, 2013

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, December 28, 2013

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Not our traditional year end show on Paying Attention but with Paul Murano taking…

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, December 21, 2013

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, December 21, 2013

CLICK TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Kate Riley of Lawrence Mayor-elect Dan Rivera’s transition team came in to chat about the inauguration…

A Peek at Santa’s List – Tom Duggan’s Notebook

A Peek at Santa’s List – Tom Duggan’s Notebook

  Given that we have confidential informants in Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole, we were able to get an advanced copy of Santa’s Christmas list and it’s pretty obvious…

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 Valley Patriot’s 2013 Year in Review – Suzanne Bump, Erin Cox and a Methuen Teen “Terrorist”

The Valley Patriot’s 2013 Year in Review – Suzanne Bump, Erin Cox and a Methuen Teen “Terrorist”

We started off the year of 2013 losing our good friend and colleague, Ronnie Ford of Methuen. We missed him all year and it would be impossible to start a…

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 #1 Best Selling Author,…

Lawrence City Councilor on Ride-Alongs with Police, Fire and DPW – PART I

Lawrence City Councilor on Ride-Alongs with Police, Fire and DPW – PART I

PART ONE: OBSERVING LAWRENCE POLICE AND DISPATCH  By: Tom Duggan – December 16, 2013 Last week Lawrence City Councilor Mark Laplante went on a “ride along” with the Lawrence police, fire,…