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Kelcourse Declared Official Winner by 11 Votes, Cameron Promises Recount

Kelcourse Declared Official Winner by 11 Votes, Cameron Promises Recount

By: Joe D’Amore Correspondent UPDATE November 7, 2014 11AM.  Republican State Rep. Candidate Jim Kelcourse has been declared the winner of the three way race for the 1st Essex State Rep.…

Super PACs and Outside Groups Report $16.9 Million in Spending to Affect Gubernatorial Finalists

Super PACs and Outside Groups Report $16.9 Million in Spending to Affect Gubernatorial Finalists

BOSTON – In the first statewide election of the new Independent Expenditure “Super” PAC era, outside groups reported making $16.9 million in independent expenditures to support or oppose the Democratic…

That Giant Sucking Sound Everyone Ignores

That Giant Sucking Sound Everyone Ignores

By: Bharani Padmanabhan –  October, 2014 We are busy everyday displaying our high principles and our utmost concern for the country. This mainly takes the form of vitriol on Facebook…

The Never Ending Saga of the Residency Requirement and November’s Election

The Never Ending Saga of the Residency Requirement and November’s Election

By: Kathy Runge – October, 2014 Once upon a time, a city council suspended the rules and had a redo vote on the proposed residency requirement. They waited and waited…

Devers, Rivera Team Up in Second Miracle Win Against Lantigua

Devers, Rivera Team Up in Second Miracle Win Against Lantigua

  By: Tom Duggan – November 4, 2014 For the second year in a row the alliance between Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera and State Representative Marcos Devers resulted in what…

PAYING ATTENTION! ~ My Pics for the 2014 Election

PAYING ATTENTION! ~ My Pics for the 2014 Election

  By: Tom Duggan, November 3, 2014 While The Valley Patriot newspaper has a policy against endorsing candidates, each member of our editorial board is free to endorse or make…

Economic Development, Revitalization in Salisbury: Environmental Affairs Undersecretary Visits the Beach

Economic Development, Revitalization in Salisbury:  Environmental Affairs Undersecretary Visits the Beach

  IN YOUR CORNER WITH KATY IVES By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives October, 2014 I recently invited Undersecretary of Environmental Affairs, Martin Suuberg, to join me and Representative Michael Costello…

How One Party Rule Fuels Fraud and Mismanagement Pt. II

How One Party Rule Fuels Fraud and Mismanagement Pt. II

READ PART 1 HERE The Valley Patriot has covered many state corruption stories in the past ten and a half years. What we observed in that time is that scandals…

Hey Lowell, Tired of Making History?

Hey Lowell, Tired of Making History?

By: John Macdonald – October, 2104 When it comes to politics are we tired yet of making history? Are we tired of voting for candidates, because they are the first…

PODCAST: Paying Attention! GUESTS: Ann Wofford, Diana DiZoglio (10-25-14)

PODCAST: Paying Attention! GUESTS: Ann Wofford, Diana DiZoglio (10-25-14)

CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Rosemary Smedile refused to come in for a debate with State Rep Diana DiZoglio so we…

Is the 2014 Gubernatorial Contest a Bellwether for 2016?

Is the 2014 Gubernatorial Contest  a Bellwether for 2016?

By: David “D.J.” Beauregard – October, 2014 At first glance, most political observers would neglect to see any similarities between this year’s race for Governor of Massachusetts and the upcoming…

Western Avenue Auto Body in Lynn Penalized $44,000 for Conducting Fraudulent Emissions Inspections, Hazardous Waste Management Violations

Western Avenue Auto Body in Lynn Penalized $44,000 for Conducting Fraudulent Emissions Inspections, Hazardous Waste Management Violations

Station’s License to Conduct Inspections Faces Two-year Suspension; Stayed Pending Compliance BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized Western Avenue Auto Body of Lynn, Inc. $44,000 after…

Interview with Superintendent-Receiver, Jeff Riley, PT II ~ No Condoms in Lawrence Schools, Test Scores and Teen Pregnancy Under Receivership

Interview with Superintendent-Receiver, Jeff Riley, PT II ~ No Condoms in Lawrence Schools, Test Scores and Teen Pregnancy Under Receivership

This is part II of Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan’s interview with Lawrence State Receiver for the Lawrence Public Schools who took over and replaced the school committee nearly three…

14th Essex District State Rep. Race Candidate Profile: State Rep. Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex District State Rep. Race Candidate Profile: State Rep. Diana DiZoglio

By: Tom Duggan – October, 2014 14th Essex District State Representative Diana DiZoglio is seeking her second term in the legislature. She says that what she is most proud of…

Ethics Commission Finds that New Bedford Housing Authority Senior Property Manager Bruce Duarte Violated the Conflict of Interest Law

Ethics Commission Finds that New Bedford Housing Authority Senior Property Manager Bruce Duarte Violated the Conflict of Interest Law

  Intervened to stop the eviction of his brother from NBHA housing The State Ethics Commission issued a Decision and Order (“Decision”) finding that Bruce Duarte, a senior property manager…