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DiAdamo Files $5MIL Lawsuit Against Their Client, The City of Lawrence over School Building Lease

DiAdamo Files $5MIL Lawsuit Against Their Client, The City of Lawrence over School Building Lease

By Tom Duggan – April 4, 2014 Attorney Carmine DiAdamo is suing the City of Lawrence for $5MIL, after Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera made it clear to him that the…

Degnan Will Serve 18 Months, North Andover Moderator, Selectman, Vouch for Degnan’s Character

Degnan Will Serve 18 Months, North Andover Moderator, Selectman, Vouch for Degnan’s Character

Current and Former Political Officials Ask Judge for Leniency at Degnan Sentencing Hearing By: Tom Duggan: April 3, 2014 Willie Lantigua’s former Chief of Staff Lenny Degnan will pay a…

BREAKING… Student Stabbed at Methuen High School, PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO

BREAKING… Student Stabbed at Methuen High School, PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO

UPDATE 8:39pm Methuen police have arrested eighteen year old Methuen Teen Justin Suriel in connection with today’s stabbing at Methuen High School…. more …. BREAKING… METHUEN… ] Massachusetts State Police and…

Most fundraising and spending records broken in 2013 mayoral elections

Most fundraising and spending records broken in 2013 mayoral elections

All major mayoral fundraising and expenditure records, which former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino held during his 21 years as mayor, were eclipsed during the 2013 election, according to a study…

Public Records Should Be Accessible with Penalties for Failure To Comply

Public Records Should Be Accessible with Penalties for Failure To Comply

By: Senator Katy Ives – March 2014 Given this is The Valley Patriot’s 10th year anniversary special edition, I would like to highlight legislation in the State House especially relevant…

Gay Marriage – By Dani Langevin

Gay Marriage – By Dani Langevin

By: Dani Langevin – March 2014 *WINNER OF A VALLEY PRESIDENT’S AWARD* I am married. I guess you could say I am ‘in a marriage’. I am not in a…

Ironworkers PAC Pays $20,000 for Campaign Finance Violations

Ironworkers PAC Pays $20,000 for Campaign Finance Violations

  The Ironworkers Union Local 7 PAC has made a $20,000 payment to the state’s general fund to resolve several campaign finance violations, including the failure to disclose more than…

Roofing Company Agrees to Pay $45,000 for Trying to Conceal Contributions To Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

Roofing Company Agrees to Pay $45,000 for Trying to Conceal Contributions To Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

Reliable Roofing and Sheet Metal, a Framingham-based company, made a $45,000 payment to the state’s general fund to settle campaign finance matters concerning prohibited corporate campaign contributions to Martin Walsh’s…

The Tenth Anniversary Edition of The Valley Patriot (March 2014)

The Tenth Anniversary Edition of The Valley Patriot (March 2014)

CLICK FOR OUR NEW TURN PAGE VIEWER WITH NO WAITING! CLICK HERE TO DIRECTLY VIEW OR DOWNLOAD PDF  Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper…

Mass. Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division Alleges that Former State Representative Demetrius Atsalis Violated Financial Disclosure Law

Mass. Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division Alleges that Former State Representative Demetrius Atsalis Violated Financial Disclosure Law

Atsalis Failed to timely file his 2012 financial disclosure statement The Enforcement Division of the State Ethics Commission today issued an Order to Show Cause (“OTSC”) alleging that former State Representative…

Joint Committee Supports Reforming State Public Records Law, Add Penalties for Officials Who Refuse to Release Public Records

Joint Committee Supports Reforming State Public Records Law, Add Penalties for Officials Who Refuse to Release Public Records

The days of public officials refusing to comply with the state’s public records law are almost over. So says State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives (D), Newburyport who told the Valley…

THE EMPTY CHAIR SHOW – The Stigma of Addiction

THE EMPTY CHAIR SHOW – The Stigma of Addiction

By: Phil Lahey – February, 2014 Everyone knows that addicts are low life people who deserve what they get for choosing a life of addiction. Hell, I felt the same…

Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

By: Attorney Timothy Stark – February, 2014 Many people don’t realize that sexual harassment is actually a form of sex discrimination. The statute that makes sexual harassment unlawful in Massachusetts…

Martha Coakley – Against Sunshine and For Hiding Public Malfeasance

Martha Coakley – Against Sunshine  and For Hiding Public Malfeasance

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – February, 2014 Attorney General Martha Coakley made a lot of noise prior to her last election about public entities not being allowed to force nondisclosure agreements…

TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN – After Denying benefits to Sullivan Officials Lantigua Hands out Cash to Cronies

TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN – After Denying benefits to Sullivan Officials Lantigua Hands out Cash to Cronies

$66K LAST MINUTE CASHOUT FOR LANTIGUA CRONIES By: Tom Duggan – February, 2014 Four Lawrence city workers took home checks totaling more than $66,000 for unused sick and vacation time…

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