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Lantigua reposts jobs, even with qualified applicants

    By: Martha Leavitt  May, 2010 As a twenty plus year resident of Lawrence, I have always tried to serve this community in both my personal and professional life,…

Lawrence DPW caught illegally dumping

Lawrence DPW caught illegally dumping

  By: Tom Duggan – May, 2010 A Valley Patriot spotter tipped us off last month informing us that Lawrence DPW workers were illegally dumping construction material and road waste…

Scratch Lawrence off the List: Council President Says Media Reports on Arizona Boycott “Just Plain Wrong”

Scratch Lawrence off the List: Council President Says Media Reports on Arizona Boycott “Just Plain Wrong”

By: TOM DUGGAN – May 5, 2010  Lawrence City Council President Frank Moran says that media reports listing Lawrence among the cities in Massachusetts to call for a boycott of the…

Courts Rule in favor of The Valley Patriot … again!

Courts Rule in favor of The Valley Patriot … again!

Massachusetts Appeals and State Supreme Courts Reject Kevin Thompson’s Bogus Lawsuit … Again!   May, 2010 The Massachusetts Court of Appeals and the State Supreme Court have dealt a final…

Lawrence mayor disgraces slain police officer Tom Duggan, Sr.

Lawrence mayor disgraces slain police officer Tom Duggan, Sr.

Refuses to Lowe Flag for Slain Lawrence Police Officer By: Jerry Flynn – Executive Director, N.E. Police Benevolent Association April, 2010     On Friday, November 17, 1978, Officer Christos Rouses…

Lawrence Mayor Lantigua Accused

Lawrence Mayor Lantigua Accused

Educator Says Mayor has Conflicts of Interest, Lack of Leadership    By: Tom Duggan, April, 2010 According to Essex County District Attorney Jon Blodgett’s indictment of Lawrence School Superintendent Wilfredo…

Lantigua Must Recuse himself from Wilfredo Laboy Hearing

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL     April, 2010 This month the Lawrence School Committee will meet and hear testimony from indicted superintendent Wilfredo Laboy in his quest to appeal the committee’s…

A salute to those who make a difference in the life of a senior

  By: Terri Crow Mercier – April, 2010 Councilman, GLTS Teacher and Students Team Up To Make Residents Wish Come True Lawrence Councilman Roger Twomey had stopped by Colonial Heights…

Valley Patriot of the Month: Dominic Scarpignato

Valley Patriot of the Month: Dominic Scarpignato

Hero In Our Midst By: Gary Manion – April, 2010   In August of 1942, Dominic Scarpignato did what most boys his age were doing; he enlisted in the Navy.…

Lawrence mayor disgraces slain police officer Tom Duggan, Sr.

Lawrence mayor disgraces slain police officer Tom Duggan, Sr.

Refuses to Lowe Flag for Slain Lawrence Police Officer By: Jerry Flynn – Executive Director, N.E. Police Benevolent Association April, 2010   On Friday, November 17, 1978, Officer Christos Rouses was…

Mayor Lantigua Spends Nearly $10K on Office Renovations

Mayor Lantigua Spends Nearly $10K on Office Renovations

PAYING ATTENTION! WITH TOM DUGGAN   By: Tom Duggan – March, 2010 When Willie Lantigua ran for mayor last year he promised “Lawrence jobs for Lawrence people.” Then he hired…

Playing the race card in 2010

Playing the race card in 2010

Is it time for City Councilor Grisel Silva to resign?     By: Robert O’Koniewski, Esq., – March, 2010   Just how far Lawrence can sink has yet to be seen.…

Councilor Criticizes Lantigua for Racist Policy

Councilor Criticizes Lantigua for Racist Policy

Lawrence Councilor LaPlante says mayor wrong for only putting city job postings in Spanish Language newspapers   By: Tom Duggan, February 2, 2010  Lawrence City Councilor Marc LaPlante took Mayor Willie Lantigua…

Lawrence Exchange Club Honors Fire, Police, EMT’s

Lawrence Exchange Club Honors Fire, Police, EMT’s

Lawrence, Andover North Andover Heroes Honored By: Tom Duggan – Febrary, 2010 The Lawrence Exchange Club held their annual Police, Firefighter and EMT of the year awards last night honoring…

Is it Time for a Fiscal Control Board in Lawrence?

Is it Time for a Fiscal Control Board in Lawrence?

Lantigua Incompetence Shows State Should Step in and Take Over By: Bob O’Koniewski – February, 2010 Is it time for Lawrence to have a Finance Control Board? That is the…