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Dominicans in Lawrence Vote for Dominican President, Show ID to Vote and say Voter ID is “Not Racist”

Dominicans in Lawrence Vote for Dominican President, Show ID to Vote and say Voter ID is “Not Racist”

  By: Tom Duggan – 5-15-16 LAWRENCE – The gymnasium of the old high school on Haverhill St. was filled to capacity Sunday afternoon as Dominican citizens who live in…

Powerball Jackpot Reaches $415M – Drawing is Saturday

Powerball Jackpot Reaches $415M – Drawing is Saturday

Grand prize in Saturday night’s drawing is highest since world-record $1.586 billion jackpot on January 13 BRAINTREE, MA (MAY 5, 2016) – The Powerball jackpot for the Saturday, May 7 drawing…

Lawrence Council Refuses to Tear Down Building Owned By Councilor Reyes, Declares Panhandling for Earthquake Victims in Ecuador “an Emergency”

Lawrence Council Refuses to Tear Down Building Owned By Councilor Reyes, Declares Panhandling for Earthquake Victims in Ecuador “an Emergency”

      By: Tom Duggan, May 3, 2016|820pm The Lawrence City Council refused to tear down a crumbling building owned by one of their own councilors by refusing to…

Chartlton Highway Superintendent Pays $7,500 for multiple Violations of Conflict of Interest Laws

Chartlton Highway Superintendent Pays $7,500  for multiple Violations of Conflict of Interest Laws

Foskett hired his brothers and his son to plow snow for the town, hired his son to build retaining wall for new Highway Department Bar The State Ethics Commission approved…

Making it Easy for Government to Steal Our Medical Charts

Making it Easy for Government to Steal Our Medical Charts

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – April, 2016 John Ehrlichman authorized breaking into Dr. Fielding’s office on September 3rd, 1971, to steal Daniel Ellsberg’s medical chart. In those days, medical charts…

From Tom Duggan’s April Notebook

From Tom Duggan’s April Notebook

WANT YOUR EVENT OR ORGANIZATION LISTED IN THE NOTEBOOK? FOR $150 WE WILL PUBLISH YOUR NOTICE, EVENT, ETC. (150 word max) EDITION #150 – In case you didn’t notice the…

North Andover Town Moderator Opens On-Line Town Meeting Access

North Andover Town Moderator Opens On-Line Town Meeting Access

Innovation to allow non-attendee participation at Town Meeting expanded. Continuing what he calls “the historic initiative of the past two years”, North Andover Town Moderator Mark DiSalvo will be allowing…

Mayoral Candidates Spent $3.8M to Get Elected in 2015

Mayoral Candidates Spent $3.8M to Get Elected in 2015

In a year without a Boston mayoral election, 61 mayoral candidates in 36 cities reported expenditures of $3,786,953 and receipts of $3,692,411 in 2015, according to a spending study compiled…

Auditor Bump Finds MassHealth Making Payments to Providers Prohibited by Federal Law

Auditor Bump Finds MassHealth Making Payments to Providers Prohibited by Federal Law

BOSTON, MA — Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump has released the findings of her audit, announcing that MassHealth, the state’s Medicaid program, paid a total of $476,787 for medical…

Protecting Consumers from Fraud ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Protecting Consumers from Fraud ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – April, 2016 Recently, the State Senate unanimously, and in a bipartisan fashion, passed a bill I filed to protect consumers from unknowingly entering a…

School Committeeman Refuses Standardized Testing for her Child

School Committeeman Refuses Standardized Testing for her Child

By: Amy Berard In a 2016 memo, Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester explains, “We ask principals and test proctors to handle refusals with sensitivity. Students should not be pressured to…

Baker Gives Money to Lawrence, Haverhill to Enhance Maintenance of Drinking Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Treatment Systems

Baker Gives Money to Lawrence, Haverhill to Enhance Maintenance  of Drinking Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Treatment Systems

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $385,000 to 10 Communities to Develop Asset Management Plans to Help Minimize System Failures  BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration has awarded $385,000 in grants to 10 communities to complete Asset…

NECC’s Crime Scene Investigation Plans Open House on the Haverhill campus.  

NECC’s Crime Scene Investigation Plans Open House on the Haverhill campus.  

Do you binge watch CSI shows? Do you think you would make a good crime scene investigator? Come and test your skills during Northern Essex Community College’s first Crime Scene…

Second $15 MIL Prize Claimed in “Supreme Millions” Instant Game

Second $15 MIL Prize Claimed in “Supreme Millions” Instant Game

BRAINTREE, MA (April 19, 2016) – Christine Bunszel of Marshfield has claimed the second $15 million grand prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s $30 “Supreme Millions” instant game.  It is…

Lawrence Bar Association to Hold Annual Speech Contest for Local High School Students at April 29th, Law Day Ceremonies

Lawrence Bar Association  to Hold Annual Speech Contest for Local High School Students at April 29th, Law Day Ceremonies

The Honorable Judge Peter Agnes, of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, shall Speak on the Law Day Theme: “The Watering Down of Miranda”. Local high school students will compete in this year’s…