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Boxford’s Police Problems Start and End with Selectmen – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (4-17)

Boxford’s Police Problems Start and End with Selectmen – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (4-17)

VALLLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL April 2017   A few months ago The Valley Patriot began to investigate the goings on at the Boxford police station. Rumors about a department out of…

The Valley Patriot Print Edition (#162) April, 2017 – Incompetent MassHealth

The Valley Patriot Print Edition (#162) April, 2017 – Incompetent MassHealth

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE APRIL 2017 EDITION Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1 Best Selling Author, Host of…

Tom Duggan is a Guest on WMEX with State Rep. Geoff Diehl

Tom Duggan is a Guest on WMEX with State Rep. Geoff Diehl

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan appeared on WMEX with State Rep. Geoff Diehl who recently attended The Valley Patriot’s 13th Anniversary BASH and wanted to talk…

Common Sense Updates to State Zoning Laws – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Common Sense Updates  to State Zoning Laws – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – Feb. 2017 Last session, as co-chair of the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses, I was tasked with reviewing proposals for…

Mass. Medical Society Publicly Supports Foreign Muslims But Not Mass. Doctors

Mass. Medical Society Publicly  Supports Foreign Muslims  But Not Mass. Doctors

By: Dr. Bahrani Padmanabhan – Feb. 17 Recently in response to an Executive Order from President Trump which sought to delay by 3 months the entry of citizens from 7…

40R Zoning and Methuen’s Downtown

40R Zoning and Methuen’s Downtown

By: Linda Dean Campbell – Feb. 2017 Methuen has made some significant strides in recent years leveraging State investment in projects to renovate the High School, build the Methuen Rail…

 $193 Million in Illegal Payments  by MassHealth

 $193 Million in Illegal Payments  by MassHealth

Deficiencies Similar to Previous MassHealth Audit Findings  BOSTON, MA — State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today issued an audit of the behavioral health program at MassHealth, which found that MassHealth…

Court Upholds Conviction of Former Lantigua Chief of Staff, Lenny Degnan

Court Upholds Conviction of Former Lantigua Chief of Staff, Lenny Degnan

By: Tom Duggan – 3/30/17 Former Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua’s Chief of Staff Lenny Degnan, was denied an appeal of his conviction for his role in soliciting a bribe from Allied…

Methuen School Committee Ambush is Unacceptable

Methuen School Committee Ambush is Unacceptable

Last month, the Methuen School Committee went into executive session (a private meeting excluding the public) for the purpose of ambushing School Committee Member Jana DiNatale. Her offense? She dared…

Business owner, company, paid $150K for Covering Up Illegal Campaign Contributions

Business owner, company, paid $150K for Covering Up Illegal Campaign Contributions

J. Derenzo Companies, a Brockton-based construction business, and its owner, David Howe, made a $125,000 payment to the state’s general fund to resolve campaign finance issues, according to a disposition…

MA Auditor Finds More Than $17.6M in MassHealth Fraud

MA Auditor Finds More Than $17.6M in MassHealth Fraud

Bump Says Findings Pointing to Persistent Deficiencies in Payment System BOSTON, MA — Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today announced that during a one year period, her office’s Medicaid Audit Unit…

Auditor Bump Touts Her Office’s Work to Modernize Government Services

Auditor Bump Touts Her Office’s Work to Modernize Government Services

BOSTON, MA — State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today testified before the Joint Committee on Ways and Means in support of her budget request, where she highlighted the work her…

Methuen School Committee Holds Illegal Meeting, Ambushes DiNatale

Methuen School Committee Holds Illegal Meeting, Ambushes DiNatale

By Tom Duggan – March, 2017 On January 23rd, the Methuen School Committee went into an executive session, (a meeting where the public is excluded) claiming they were going to…

Merrimack College Honors Navy Veteran of Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa

Merrimack College Honors Navy Veteran of Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa

  Merrimack College honored a veteran of the Global War on Terror, and father of a Merrimack student, at the Jan. 7th home hockey game against Cornell. Navy Reserve Lt.…

Methuen High: Best Part of the Gay Community ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

Methuen High: Best Part of the Gay Community ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

By: Dani Langevin – Feb. 2017 When I came out 23 years ago, I was incredibly insecure, nervous almost to the point of paralysis, and petrified to enter into a…

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