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Public Deserves Answers From School Committee Chair

Public Deserves Answers From School Committee Chair

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan October, 2008 Last May the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) notified the North Andover Public Schools that their high school was being…

Jimenez Family has Tribune Reporter Thrown off Military Base

Jimenez Family has Tribune Reporter Thrown off Military Base

Family of hero soldier killed in Iraq says Eagle~Tribune Reporter had to be thrown out of wake and funeral as well By: Tom Duggan – August, 2008 Slain soldier, Army Pfc.…

Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy Refutes Chief Romero’s Claim of Increased Arrests at LHS

Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy Refutes Chief Romero’s Claim of Increased Arrests at LHS

 By: Tom Duggan – May, 2008   July 29, 2008 — Following Police Chief John Romero’s issuing of the School Resource Officer (SRO) report detailing an increase in arrests in…

Methuen Muslims Speak Out

Methuen Muslims Speak Out

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2008 The Valley Patriot was invited into the Selimiye Mosque in Methuen where an interview took place with several members, including Shaban, Yusef and Hussein.…

It’s time to stand up and help those who are here legally

It’s time to stand up and help those who are here legally

PAYING ATTENTION! with Tom Duggan   By: Tom Duggan –  May, 2008 While the politicians and the American people debate about what to do with illegal immigrants and whether or…

A few years late… Eagle Tribune Finally Weighs in on McGravey Matter

A few years late… Eagle Tribune Finally Weighs in on McGravey Matter

PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN   SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2008 It doesn’t take much courage to come out and take a stand on an important public issue after that issue…

The Real Disgrace in the Jennifer Padellaro Lawsuit

The Real Disgrace in the Jennifer Padellaro Lawsuit

PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN By: Tom Duggan – February, 2008 LAWRENCE, MA – Last month I wrote about the $610,000 lawsuit settled by the City of Lawrence with former…

Former North Andover’s Acting Superintendent Gave Himself Illegal Raise of $4,484 Raise

VALLEY PATRIOT EXCLUSIVE!   By: Tom Duggan – January, 2008   The North Andover School Committee is suing their former acting Superintendent Richard Bergeron for illegally giving himself a $4,484.34…

Debriefing my 7th Grader

Tom Duggan – December, 2007 Last month, my 7th grade daughter at the North Andover Middle School came home from school and said that she learned in her Spanish class…

Voters show Discontent with Lawrence City Council

Voters show Discontent with Lawrence City Council

    By:Tom Duggan – October, 2007  District “A” – Council president survives … barely Lawrence city council president Patrick Blanchette rightly brags that his family name has been on…

Ethics in the Eagle Tribune

Ethics in the Eagle Tribune

PAYING ATTENTION! With TOM DUGGAN   By; Tom Duggan – September, April, 2007 Did anyone else notice in the Alabama Eagle~Tribune’s story on Ethics among elected officials on Sunday quoted…

Eagle~Tribune Hit Piece Costs Ansin $40 Million – Part II

Eagle~Tribune Hit Piece Costs Ansin $40 Million – Part II

Ansin Offers Condo Buyers a Refund  Most Refuse & Stick with Monarch Project In the face of adversity, developer’s commitment to sustainable business practices goes beyond environmental concerns By: Tom…

Bank Pulls Funding on Monarch After Bogus Asbestos Story Appears in Tribune

Bank Pulls Funding on Monarch After Bogus Asbestos Story Appears in Tribune

Eagle~Tribune Hit Piece Costs Ansin $40 Million PART 1   WEB EXTRA   By: Tom Duggan  (09/20/07)  An Exclusive Interview with Bob Ansin (Part 1)  Sustainable developer Bob Ansin has pumped…

Sullivan Gets State Approval for Budget Renders Blanchette, City Council Irrelevant

Sullivan Gets State Approval for Budget Renders Blanchette, City Council Irrelevant

PAYING ATTENTION EXTRA!  (video here) By: Tom Duggan – August 28, 2007 Lawrence Mayor Michael Sullivan marched into city hall Thursday night to a packed city council chambers. Hundreds of…

Goal Setting Institute Opens in Lawrence

Goal Setting Institute Opens in Lawrence

  By: Tom Duggan – August, 2008 James Desrosiers does not like to talk about his troubled childhood growing up in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, but mentions that he had lacked any…