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House Passes Law To Require Donor ID For Super PAC Campaign Contributions

House Passes Law To Require Donor ID For Super PAC Campaign Contributions

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell The House of Representatives recently passed legislation that will substantially increase the disclosure of specific donors to Super Political Action Committees (PACs). This was…

Letter: Amesbury Police Officer Thanks Valley Patriot, Publisher

Letter: Amesbury Police Officer Thanks Valley Patriot, Publisher

To the Editor, I wanted to send a note of gratitude for receiving the Officer Thomas Duggan, Sr. Law Enforcement Hero Award. (VIDEO) It is an honor to be recognized…

Firefighters’ Union Calls Out Mayor for Shutting Down Fire Stations

Firefighters’ Union Calls Out Mayor for Shutting Down Fire Stations

From Eric Zahn, President Lawrence Firefighter’s Union LAWRENCE – In response to Mayor Rivera’s recent statement in the Eagle Tribune on Sunday April 26, 2014, the Lawrence Firefighters’ Union Local…

Salisbury Continues Telling $80 Million Lie to Bankruptcy Court

Salisbury Continues Telling $80 Million Lie to Bankruptcy Court

By: Gracemarie and Joyce Tomaselli How many new buyers, realtors, attorneys and judges know the legal meaning of “impose – levy – assess”? Read this, because when you don’t understand…

House, Senate Pass VALOR Act II

House, Senate Pass VALOR Act II

(BOSTON) – Representative Frank A. Moran (D-Lawrence) joined his colleagues in the Legislature to pass the VALOR Act II which builds upon existing legislation to expand opportunities and services for…

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…

Billerica Selectmen Accomando and Gagliardi Support Censorship

Billerica Selectmen Accomando and Gagliardi Support Censorship

By: Scott MacDonald – April 2014 On Monday March 19th, five Billerica selectmen candidates met for a final videotaped debate before the April 5th election. The debate touched on many…

Methuen Councilor Pens Letter of Endorsement for Sheriff Candidate Jerry Robito against Frank Cousins

Methuen Councilor Pens Letter of Endorsement for Sheriff Candidate Jerry Robito against Frank Cousins

Methuen City Councilor Sean Fountain has submitted a letter to the editor asking for your support of his candidate for Essex County Sheriff Jerry Robito. Fountain is a member of…

Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

By: Attorney Timothy Stark – February, 2014 Many people don’t realize that sexual harassment is actually a form of sex discrimination. The statute that makes sexual harassment unlawful in Massachusetts…

Martha Coakley – Against Sunshine and For Hiding Public Malfeasance

Martha Coakley – Against Sunshine  and For Hiding Public Malfeasance

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – February, 2014 Attorney General Martha Coakley made a lot of noise prior to her last election about public entities not being allowed to force nondisclosure agreements…

Commissioner Ed Davis sadly is not this Commonwealth’s Role Model

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – January, 2014 In Boston a young woman was murdered recently. The murderer had previously attacked another but hadn’t been arrested, even though he dropped his wallet…

Letter from Tomaselli Sisters on The $80 Million Lie in Salisbury

Letter from Tomaselli Sisters on The $80 Million Lie in Salisbury

Letter to Tom Duggan, Publisher of the Valley Patriot, We thank you for your quest to report the truth to your readers. You have devoted an enormous amount of time…

Non-Compete Agreements in Massachusetts

Non-Compete Agreements in Massachusetts

By: Attorney Timothy Stark – January, 2014 Covenants not to compete are contracts provided to an employee by an employer that are intended to limit and/or restrict an employee from…

Massachusetts House of Representatives: 2013 and 2014

Massachusetts House of  Representatives: 2013 and 2014

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – January, 2014 Last year was a very productive year for our Legislature and 2014 will bring forth necessary and spirited debate on some…

BHI Forecast: State tax revenues to Rise in 2014 and 2015

BHI Forecast: State tax revenues to Rise in 2014 and 2015

By Paul Craney – January, 2014 The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University (BHI) estimates that Massachusetts state tax revenues will come in at $23.283 billion for Fiscal Year 2014,…