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On Boston Magazine’s take on The City of Lawrence

By: Jamison Tomasek – March, 2012 The entire region was buzzing recently as Boston Magazine published an article titled “Lawrence: City of the Damned.” The online version of the magazine…

The Many Contradictions of Mayor Willy Lantigua (opinion)

The Many Contradictions of Mayor Willy Lantigua (opinion)

  By: Jamison Tomasek – February, 2012 The Mayor of Lawrence, everyone must admit, is an interesting character. Some people love him, some hate him. Some really, really hate him.…

Redistricting for 2012: Haverhill, Lawrence, Andover, North Andover

  By: Jamison Tomasek – November, 2011 The results of the Massachusetts legislature’s redistricting commission, at least as far as the House and Senate are concerned, are official. In a…

Voter ID, Secure Communities-Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

Voter ID, Secure Communities-Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

  By: Jamison Tomasek – October, 2011 It is very hard to be positive about Lawrence. There has been a lot of press lately about a number of issues important…

More Trouble in the Lawrence Voter Lists

  By: Jamison Tomasek – September, 2011 Last month’s article detailed irregularities in the list of Lawrence registered voters. On the official voter list hundreds of voters were registered two…

More Trouble in the Lawrence Voter Lists

More Trouble in the Lawrence Voter Lists

Last month’s article detailed irregularities in the list of Lawrence registered voters. On the official voter list hundreds of voters were registered two or three times, with the repeating names…

Voter Fraud Discovered in Lawrence

  By: Jamison Tomasek – August, 2011 When the discussion turns to voting in Lawrence, there are many stories of irregularities. Some are firsthand, many are secondhand and some are…

Random, Mostly Non-Political Observations about The Valley

Random, Mostly Non-Political Observations about The Valley

By: Jamison Tomasek - June, 2011 I noticed from Facebook the number of people that grew up in Lawrence and settled in the Merrimack Valley is very high. While this…

The Recall Process in Lawrence

The Recall Process in Lawrence

  By: Jamison Tomasek – May, 2011 A recall effort is underway in the City of Lawrence. The process of a recall is contained in the City Charter (hereafter Charter).…

Lawrence Schools Need to Focus

Lawrence Schools Need to Focus

  By: Jamison Tomasek – April, 2011 While everyone wants to feel good and say nice things, it is hard to feel good or say nice things about what is…

Lawrence Schools Need to Focus

Lawrence Schools Need to Focus

  By: Jamison Tomasek – April, 2011 While everyone wants to feel good and say nice things, it is hard to feel good or say nice things about what is…

Election 2010, Lawrence by the numbers: part II

Election 2010, Lawrence by the numbers: part II

  By: Jamison Tomasek – January, 2011 It would be helpful to read Part 1 of this from last month’s Valley Patriot, but to briefly recap the first article finished…

Election 2010, Lawrence by the Numbers

Election 2010, Lawrence by the Numbers

  By: Jamison Tomasek – December, 2010 I was recently a candidate for the Massachusetts State Senate representing Andover, Dracut, Lawrence and Tewksbury. I have time on my hands to…