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

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

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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…

Transportation Bond Bill – State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell (D), Methuen

Transportation Bond Bill – State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell (D), Methuen

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – February, 2014 With a seasoned delegation and a firm commitment to transportation linked to economic development, the Merrimack Valley saw many important local…

Suffolk Register of Probate Patricia Campatelli Pays $10,000 for Campaign Finance Violations, Cannot Recover Personal Expenses

Suffolk Register of Probate Patricia Campatelli Pays $10,000 for Campaign Finance Violations, Cannot Recover Personal Expenses

Suffolk Register of Probate Patricia Campatelli of Boston has paid $10,000 to the state’s general fund to resolve several campaign finance issues, according to a disposition agreement between the candidate…

After long Absence, Barry Finegold Returns Swinging!

After long Absence, Barry Finegold Returns Swinging!

By: Peter Larocque – February 2014 You probably have heard of some movies titles like, “The Return of Batman” or “Superman Returns”, well just like these, State Senator Barry Finegold…

Rep. DiZoglio Endorses DeFranco for Congress

Rep. DiZoglio Endorses  DeFranco for Congress

State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D) Methuen, has endorsed Attorney Marisa DeFranco for Congress in the 6th Congressional District. John Tierney is the current congressman in the 6th district he is…

Tea Party Republican Jumps into Rep. Race in Methuen, Says Campbell Co-Authored Transgender Bathroom Bill

Tea Party Republican Jumps into Rep. Race in Methuen, Says Campbell Co-Authored Transgender Bathroom Bill

February 15, 2014 (Audio of on air interview) Former Methuen mayoral candidate Al DiNuccio announced today on the Paying Attention Radio Program on 980WCAP in Lowell that he is throwing…

February, 2014 Valley Patriot, Edition 124 – TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN

February, 2014 Valley Patriot, Edition 124 – TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN

RIGHT CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FEBRUARY 2014 VALLEY PATRIOT! (DOWNLOAD TIME 2MIN) Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former…

Haverhill High Graduation Rate is Highest in Eight Years at 75.3%

Haverhill High Graduation Rate is Highest in Eight Years at 75.3%

Superintendent James F. Scully announced last month that the four-year graduation rate of Haverhill High School has increased to the highest rate it has been since the state began calculating…

THE FBI’s VIOLENT CRIMES TASK FORCE SEEKS UNKNOWN SERIAL BANK ROBBER

THE FBI’s VIOLENT CRIMES TASK FORCE SEEKS UNKNOWN SERIAL BANK ROBBER

BOSTON, MASS – The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a serial bank robber, who is alleged to have robbed four banks in the…