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Rep. Lyons Calls for State Takeover of Lawrence, Removal of Lantigua

Rep. Lyons Calls for State Takeover of Lawrence, Removal of Lantigua

   By: Tom Duggan – September 17, 2012 In the wake of two more members of the Lantigua administration being indicted last week, State Representative Jim Lyons, (R) Andover, is…

The State House Let Lawrence Down

The State House Let Lawrence Down

And the $34million bandaid the State threw at it fell off fast   By: Karin Rhoton – September, 2012 The City of Lawrence has been put in a financial position…

Lawrence Councilor Says Conspiracy May Lead to Lantigua

Lawrence Councilor Says Conspiracy May Lead to Lantigua

Marc LaPlante Calls Lantigua “Wayward Mayor” BREAKING –  September 11, 2012 In the wake of indictments against Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua’s Chief of Staff and Deputy Police Chief today, Lawrence…

Forfeiting Civility in Tewksbury

Forfeiting Civility in Tewksbury

The 1st in an ongoing series on the Caswell Hotel By: Catherine Vanarnum – September, 2012 Imagine a thief who is able steal without sneaking, in broad daylight. “I need…

HERO IN OUR MIDST Corporal Philip Cote, USAAF

HERO IN OUR MIDST Corporal Philip Cote, USAAF

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH By: Helen Mooradkanian – September, 2012 Corporal Philip Cote, U.S. Army Air Force—who will celebrate his 96th birthday on October 31—was an eyewitness to history on…

Today Is Primary Election Day! Go Vote!

Today Is Primary Election Day! Go Vote!

 Greater Boston Tea Party News September 2012 By: Christine Morabito – September, 6, 2012  With only 8+ weeks to go until the General Election, it’s likely you are spending a…

Rep. Lyons Demands Immediate Appeal of Killer’s Sex Change

Rep. Lyons Demands Immediate Appeal of Killer’s Sex Change

Says Deval Patrick Should Have No Hesitation in Appealing Court Ruling   “This is an insult to the taxpayers of Massachusetts,” said Representative Jim Lyons of Andover. He represents neighborhoods…

Sen. Brown To Seniors: “Your Medicare is Safe”

Sen. Brown To Seniors: “Your Medicare is Safe”

Senator Scott Brown Says Warren “Desperate” Talks About Medicare, Social Security, Budget   PHOTO GALLERY FROM EVENT By Tom Duggan, August, 2012  ”Desperate” United States Senator Scott Brown said his…

Adams, Vispoli Square off on Ethics and Conservatism

Adams, Vispoli Square off on Ethics and Conservatism

Valley Patriot, WCAP Debate for State Senate By: Tom Duggan – August, 2012 Last month the Valley Patriot and 980WCAP held an on air radio debate between the two Andover…

Valley Advocates Lead the Way in Child Protection Legislation

Valley Advocates Lead the Way in Child Protection Legislation

By: Eva Montibello For more than a decade several pieces of child protection legislation have been in front of Massachusetts’s leadership, typically dying in the Judiciary Committee. Finally, many pieces…

Valley Advocates Lead the Way in Child Protection Legislation

Valley Advocates Lead the Way in Child Protection Legislation

  By; Eva Montabello – July, 2012 For more than a decade several pieces of child protection legislation have been in front of Massachusetts’s leadership, typically dying in the Judiciary…

Union Thuggery: Coming to a Town Near You!

  By: Eric Fisher – August, 2011 If it can happen to Newburyport, it can happen to YOU. Notice it says, “to Newburyport” because Electrician’s Union IBEW Local 103 has…

Ethics Commission Fines Private Salesman $55K for Bribery

Ethics Commission Fines Private Salesman $55K for Bribery

The State Ethics Commission has fined a salesman from CBE Holdings for paying bribes to an official at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to gain state funded contracts through the…

State Receiver Essentially Nullifies Teachers Contract

State Receiver Essentially Nullifies Teachers Contract

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2012  Lawrence Teachers Union President Frank McLaughin says that Receiver Jeff Riley has mandated a new contract for teachers in the now state run Lawrence…

The Candidates for State Rep. And Where They Stand

The Candidates for State Rep. And Where They Stand

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2012 The race to fill the 2d Essex House District being left vacant by Harriet Stanley has three Republicans vying for the nomination in the…