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While Blanchette Attacks City Worker for Office Renovations His Own Office Gets $16K Makeover

While Blanchette Attacks City Worker for Office Renovations His Own Office Gets $16K Makeover

        By: Tom Duggan – January, 2007 While other communities are making cuts in their budgets and forcing some layoffs, Lawrence continues to spend on unnecessary items.…

Why Lawrence Should Pay More in Taxes!

PAYING ATTENTION! WITH TOM DUGGAN    By: Tom Duggan – January, 2007 Over the last several months, we have heard members of the Lawrence City Council complain about wasteful city…

Lawrence Council President Blanchette Called “Dangerous”

Lawrence Council President Blanchette Called “Dangerous”

  By: Tom Duggan – January 2007  Lawrence City Council President Patrick Blanchette has been on a mission for the last few months. His mission: create a firestorm around Budget…

Lawrence City Council, Please! Just Shut Up and Vote!

PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN   By: Tom Duggan – December, 2006 The grandstanding, self praise and speech-making at Lawrence City Council meetings have got to stop!  Too often these…

Just Admit it…. You Really Don’t Care!

Just Admit it…. You Really Don’t Care!

PAYING ATTENTION! With TOM DUGGAN   By: Tom Duggan – November, 2006 BACKGROUND….. Upon learning that Deval Patrick had fought to free admitted cop killer Carl Roy Songer, I, like many of…

North Andover School Committee Insists on Laying off Teachers

Perry and Company Engage in Personal Attacks, Makes Lawrence Look Like Geniuses Paying Attention With Tom Duggan  By Tom Duggan – August 9, 2006    So you thought the Lawrence…

City Council Chaos Costs City Thousands

City Council Chaos Costs City Thousands

PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN By Tom Duggan – August 8, 2006   It was chaos last night at the Lawrence City Council’s Ordinance Committee meeting as chairman Nick Kolofoles…

So Many Questions So Few Answers in Lawrence!

By:Tom Duggan – August, 2006  One of the best parts of my job is that I get to ask lots of questions. And because of the nature of my press…

Group Asks Ed. Commissioner to Investigate Andover Teacher for “Blatant Jew Hatred”

Group Asks Ed. Commissioner to Investigate Andover Teacher for “Blatant Jew Hatred”

Classroom Credit to Support Terrorism?      Ron Francis is an Andover High School teacher, co-chair of the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party, leader in the Somerville Divestment Project and, as some…

Actions Speak Louder Than Platitudes

Actions Speak Louder Than Platitudes

Our Missing State Legislators When Northern Essex Needed Them PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN   By Tom Duggan – July, 2006 Every two years the voters of Lawrence have to…

Lawrence City Council Circus Delays NECCO Expansion Plan

Lawrence City Council Circus Delays NECCO Expansion Plan

    By: Tom Duggan – June, 2006 It was the usual circus at last nights meeting of the Lawrence City Council’s Housing Committee as Councilor Nilka Alvarez, (who is…

Some Hilights and Lowlights of the Flood

Some Hilights and Lowlights of the Flood

PAYING ATTENTION! WITH TOM DUGGAN By: Tom Duggan – June, 2006  Every year people who work for “non profit” organizations like Lawrence Community Works make their fortunes crowding into Lawrence’s…

National Red Cross Caught Red Handed Trying to Throw Flood Victims into the Streets

National Red Cross Caught Red Handed Trying to Throw Flood Victims into the Streets

RED CROSS NIGHTMARE Winner of the New England Press Association Award for General News Excellence Tom Duggan -June, 2006 Flood victims from Lawrence, North Andover and Methuen who were staying…

Al Perry Must Step Down!

Al Perry Must Step Down!

North Andover School Committee Chairman Al Perry needs to step down. PAYING ATTENTION WITH TOM DUGGAN   By: Tom Duggan  – May, 2006   Besides his general incompetence on the…

“Harassed” Secretary in Methuen Gets Workers’ Comp

“Harassed” Secretary in Methuen Gets Workers’ Comp

By: Tom Duggan – April, 04, 2006 Fulya Metin, the former secretary for the city of Methuen, who alleged sexual harassment against then City Solicitor Maurice Leriviere, has been awarded…