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Valley Patriot Whistle Blower Argues Before SJC on Retaliation by Cambridge Hospital, Exposes Bogus Brain Scan Reports, AG Coakley’s Refusal to Protect Whistleblowers

Valley Patriot Whistle Blower Argues Before SJC on Retaliation by Cambridge Hospital, Exposes Bogus Brain Scan Reports, AG Coakley’s Refusal to Protect Whistleblowers

By: Tom Duggan, 12/19/14 Valley Patriot medical corruption columnist, and Cambridge Hospital whistle blower Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan appeared before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday to explain to Justice…

Lawrence City Council Chaos: Lantigua Holdovers Call for NO Confidence Vote in Mayor Rivera, Attack Lawrence Police as “Lazy”

Lawrence City Council Chaos: Lantigua Holdovers Call for NO Confidence Vote in Mayor Rivera, Attack Lawrence Police as “Lazy”

By: Tom Duggan 12/17/14 With only 11 months under his belt as Lawrence’s new mayor the Lawrence City Council is considering a vote of “No Confidence” against Mayor Dan Rivera…

Ethics Commission Fines Former Southampton Fire Chief $7,500 for Conflicts of Interest Laws, Stephen Hyde, Sr. for Altering Payroll Records to Pay Son for Work He Didn’t Do

Ethics Commission Fines Former Southampton Fire Chief $7,500 for Conflicts of Interest Laws, Stephen Hyde, Sr. for Altering Payroll Records to Pay Son for Work He Didn’t Do

Chief Altered payroll records so his son received payment for work he did not do; presented false claims for payment to the Town of Southampton The State Ethics Commission has…

Former NH Rep., Atty. DiFruscia Caught Red Handed Stealing Valley Patriot Newspapers…. Again.

Former NH Rep., Atty. DiFruscia Caught Red Handed  Stealing Valley Patriot Newspapers…. Again.

For the past two years, The Valley Patriot has been investigating a series of thefts of newspapers and newspaper boxes throughout the Merrimack Valley totaling an estimated loss of more…

 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, Superintendent Riley, Asked to Join Transition Team for Governor-Elect Charlie Baker

 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, Superintendent Riley, Asked to Join Transition Team for Governor-Elect Charlie Baker

LAWRENCE – Despite the fact that Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera is a Democrat who endorsed Attorney General Martha Coakley, Rivera has been asked to join the transition team for Governor-Elect…

MIAA Backs North Andover Principals Decision to Suspend Basketball Coach, Says Scuzzarella Argued for Lower Penalty

MIAA Backs North Andover Principals Decision to Suspend Basketball Coach, Says Scuzzarella Argued for Lower Penalty

NORTH ANDOVER – In the wake of the basketball coach scandal in North Andover, The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) has issued a statement backing High School  principal Scuzzarella’s decision to…

Ethics Commission Fines Groveland Selectman Elizabeth Gorski $2,500 for Conflicts of Interest

Ethics Commission Fines Groveland Selectman Elizabeth Gorski $2,500 for Conflicts of Interest

Selectman found in one instance to have threatened Police Chief and Deputy Chief’s employment contracts after Police Chief placed her son on administrative leave;  Enforcement Division committed admits “egregious” error…

Treasurer-Elect Goldberg Announces Transition Team Members

Treasurer-Elect Goldberg Announces Transition Team Members

BOSTON, MA — Treasurer-elect Deb Goldberg named the following people to her transition committee today, highlighting their proven-experience, innovative leadership and commitment to public service. “Each of these leaders brings…

Republican Jim Keclourse Wins Recount by 12 votes in 1st Essex Rep. Race

Republican Jim Keclourse Wins Recount by 12 votes in 1st Essex Rep. Race

By: Tom Duggan – December 2, 2014 PREVIOUS STORY UPDATED 6;20 pm 12/4/14 James Kelcourse has held on to his razor thin lead in the 1st Essex State Rep. race recount…

New Veterans Affairs Secretary Comes to Massachusetts

New Veterans Affairs Secretary Comes to Massachusetts

By: Linda Dean Campbell – November, 2014 Very recently, I was afforded the opportunity to have a discussion with our new national Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert McDonald. Wisely, he…

Governor Deval Patrick Appoints the Honorable David A. Mills (ret.) to the State Ethics Commission

Governor Deval Patrick Appoints the Honorable David A. Mills (ret.) to the State Ethics Commission

The State Ethics Commission today announced that Governor Deval Patrick has appointed retired state Appeals Court Associate Justice David A. Mills to a five-year term on the State Ethics Commission. …

Moving Forward: Post-Election Day 2014 Analysis

Moving Forward: Post-Election Day 2014 Analysis

By: Oscar Camargo – November 2014 Election Day has come and gone and for some, it’s a measure of relief. In North Andover, the phone calls during dinner time have…

Easy Win For DiZoglio in State Rep Race

Easy Win For DiZoglio in State Rep Race

By: Tom Duggan  - November, 2014 State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) handily defeated Rosemary Smedile (R-North Andover), on Election Day by 1,133 votes. Smedile is Chairman of the North Andover…

Methuen Public Schools Awarded $28K for Professional Development

Methuen Public Schools Awarded $28K for Professional Development

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced today that a $28,000 grant will be used to expand professional development practices for students in Methuen.  The Massachusetts Tiered System of Supports…

Corruption Must be Baker’s First Priority – Valley Patriot Editorial (11-14)

Corruption Must be Baker’s First Priority – Valley Patriot Editorial (11-14)

Massachusetts Governor-elect Charlie Baker has a tough job ahead of him. We believe Baker must identify and address the rampant corruption epidemic plaguing the state before he can adequately tackle…

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