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A Bird’s Eye View of the 2012 Election – Evaluations, Endorsements & Links

A Bird’s Eye View of the 2012 Election – Evaluations, Endorsements & Links

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan   November 3, 2012 After watching all the debate, interviewing the candidates, consuming the news and commercials every day I have made my final decisions…

Judge Issues 2nd Order – DiAdamo Payments Not Privileged

Judge Issues 2nd Order – DiAdamo Payments Not Privileged

October 30, 2012 Essex Superior Court Judge Thomas Murtagh has once again ruled that the City Of Lawrence must turn over public information that the Valley Patriot has been seeking…

Rep. Adams Stumps on Air While Finegold a No-Show in WCAP Debate

Rep. Adams Stumps on Air While Finegold a No-Show in WCAP Debate

State Rep. Paul Adams on Tom Duggan’s Paying Attention! Radio Program CLICK HERE TO LISTEN  10-27-12 Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North…

Rhoton, DiZoglio Get Feisty in Real Debate on 980WCAP

Rhoton, DiZoglio Get Feisty in Real Debate on 980WCAP

By: Tom Duggan – October 27, 2012 – LISTEN TO THE DEBATE  – Photo Gallery Candidates for the 14th Essex District State Rep. Seat: Karin Rhoton and Diana DiZoglio debated on…

More Legislators Call For Takeover of Lawrence, Removal of Lantigua

More Legislators Call For Takeover of Lawrence, Removal of Lantigua

Legislators Blame Deval Patrick Administration for Not Addressing the Lawrence Crisis By: Tom Duggan – October, 18, 2012 More Legislators on Beacon Hill are stepping forward this week to say…

Legislators Stand With The Valley Patriot on Public Records Law

Legislators Stand With The Valley Patriot on Public Records Law

Local Legislators to File Bill Adding Penalties to Public Records Law Violators   By: Tom Duggan – October 17, 2012 (2:30pm) TOWN HALL, NORTH ANDOVER, MA  During a press conference today…

Rep. Lyons Calls Lawrence an “Ongoing Criminal Enterprise”

Rep. Lyons Calls Lawrence an “Ongoing Criminal Enterprise”

Local Officials Come Forward Calling for Lantigua’s Removal   By: Tom Duggan – October, 2012   In the wake of two more members of Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua’s administration being…

Lawrence at a crossroad: The “four Rs” of public policy

Lawrence at a crossroad: The “four Rs” of public policy

  By: Joe D’Amore  October, 2012 With headlines announcing indictments of key public officials in Lawrence the city has reached an historic crossroad which will define its emergence or decline…

City Attorney Boddy Turns Over Documents, Blacks Out Information

City Attorney Boddy Turns Over Documents, Blacks Out Information

Attorney Violates Judges Murtaugh’s order to Turn Over Public Documents     Lawrence City Attorney Charles Boddy has turned over half of the public documents requested by the Valley Patriot…

Eagle Tribune Identifies Police Source on Drug/Gun Raid

Eagle Tribune Identifies Police Source on Drug/Gun Raid

PAYING ATTENTION OPINION EXTRA Tom Duggan (10/12/12) Last month the Eagle Tribune published a story about a police raid on drug gang in Lawrence. In that story, written by none…

It’s Election Time Get out and Vote

It’s Election  Time Get out and Vote

  By: Peter Larocque – October, 2102 It’s finally here, next month November 6, 2012 we get to do our part as Americans and that is to go vote! All…

Judge Murtagh Orders City of Lawrence to Turn over Public Documents “forthwith”

Judge Murtagh Orders City of Lawrence to Turn over Public Documents “forthwith”

  October 11, 2012 Essex County Superior Court Judge Murtaugh ordered the City of Lawrence to turn over public documents sought by The Valley Patriot “forthwith, and that means immediately,…

Secretary of State Galvin Issues Order to Charlie Boddy on Public Records

Secretary of State Galvin Issues Order to Charlie Boddy on Public Records

Attorney Charles Boddy Refuses to Comply, Refuses to Take their Calls   In a letter dated October 3, 2012 Secretary of State Bill Galvin’s Supervisor of Records, Attorney Shawn Williams…

Hidden Cameras allow Scofflaws to be Identified, Penalized for Dumping Debris

Hidden Cameras allow Scofflaws to be Identified, Penalized for Dumping Debris

Using Remote Surveillance, MassDEP and City of Lawrence  Target Illegal Dumping in Public Spaces   BOSTON – In a cooperative effort to combat illegal dumping in the City of Lawrence,…

Valley Patriot Files Court Action For Public Documents

Valley Patriot Files Court Action For Public Documents

 City Hides DiAdamo Payments – Double Dipping in School Department By: Allan Knowles, Staff Writer – October 3, 2012   Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan filed court action Wednesday against…