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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…

Obama holds up arms to Israel, ships to Muslim countries

Obama holds up arms to Israel, ships to Muslim countries

VALLEY PATRIOT EXCLUSIVE   Valley Patriot Staff – March, 2010 According to a report last month by The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, the Obama Administration is blocking an…

A Tribute to Slain Lawrence Police Officer Tom Duggan, Sr

A Tribute to Slain Lawrence Police Officer Tom Duggan, Sr

How a Hero was Killed  And a Killer Went Free .  (March 7, 1943 – March 16, 1990) By: Tom Duggan, Jr – March 2010 Lawrence police officer Tom Duggan Sr.,…

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…

One Happy Republican

PAYING ATTENTION! WITH TOM DUGGAN By: Tom Duggan – February, 2010  Well, it’s been a while since I last wrote a column under this title, but maybe it was worth…

State to Secure $35M Bailout Loan for Bankrupt Lawrence

State to Secure $35M Bailout Loan for Bankrupt Lawrence

CHAOS in LAWRENCE Fiscal Disaster in Lawrence Could Lead to More Money Pouring into The City of Waste   By: Tom Duggan – February, 2010 If Governor Deval Patrick has…

Methuen Tax Rate Approved by State, mayor sends out property tax bills

Methuen Tax Rate Approved by State, mayor sends out property tax bills

Mayor Bill Manzi Attacks Tribune for “misleading reporting” By: Tom Duggan – January, 2010 The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has certified the City of Methuen’s tax rate as voted on…

Lantigua Can Do Both Jobs!

Lantigua Can Do Both Jobs!

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan By: Tom Duggan – January, 2010 Being a State Representative in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the easiest job in the world. You don’t have…

Lawrence City Council refuses to set tax rate, sticks freshmen councilors with budget mess

Lawrence City Council refuses to set tax rate, sticks freshmen councilors with budget mess

Blanchette Pats himself on the back while purposely trying to create budget deficit, state takeover    By: Tom Duggan, December, 2009   Under the leadership of Council President Patrick Blanchette,…

The City of Lawrence has No Idea What is About to Hit Them

The City of Lawrence has No Idea What is About to Hit Them

  PAYING ATTENTION with Tom Duggan – November, 2009 Few people can really understand the magnitude of the changes that are about to occur in the City of Lawrence with…

Five of ten mayoral candidates fail to file campaign finances

Five of ten mayoral candidates fail  to file campaign finances

  By: Tom Duggan – October, 2009 Only half of the ten candidates running for mayor in Lawrence filed their campaign finances reports with Lawrence City clerk Billy Maloney by the September 15th…

North Andover School Committeeman Al Perry Arrested

North Andover School Committeeman Al Perry Arrested

By: Tom Duggan – August, 2009 Last fall, Former Chairman of the North Andover School Committee, Alfred Perry, was arrested and charged with embezzlement, larceny and insurance fraud. The charges…

Finegold Benefitted from Campaign material printed by the Lawrence Public Schools

Finegold Benefitted from Campaign material printed by the Lawrence Public Schools

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2009 An investigation by the Massachusetts office of Campaign and Political Finance may not have issued their report yet on which elected officials benefited from campaign material printed in…

Lawrence Community Works Raising Money for Lantigua

Lawrence Community Works Raising Money for Lantigua

    By: Tom Dugan – July, 2009 You have to hand it to the poverty pimps at Lawrence Community Works, they really know how to pull a fast one. Last month…

City Approves Sal Lupoli’s $100 Million Retail Development on Merrimack Street, slated to bring 2,000 new jobs to Lawrence

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan   By: Tom Duggan - Posted: February 13, 2009   The Lawrence Historical Commission voted Tuesday evening to approve the demolition of two buildings on Merrimack…