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Reflecting Back and Moving Massachusetts Forward ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Reflecting Back and Moving Massachusetts Forward ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: Kathleen O’Connor Ives – January, 2015 In my first legislative session we passed a number of significant laws, including requiring nursing homes, rest homes, or other long term care…

Town Moderators Bill Signed into Law

Town Moderators Bill Signed into Law

Establishes New Process for Postponing Town Meetings Due to Public Safety Emergencies BOSTON – Town Moderators have been given expanded powers to implement safer, alternative methods for postponing Town Meetings…

Mayor Rivera Joins English Works Campaign

Mayor Rivera Joins English Works Campaign

LAWRENCE – The English Works Campaign and the City of Lawrence are pleased to announce that Mayor Dan Rivera has officially signed on to the English Works Campaign, as one more…

Convicted Felon on Work Release Watching From The Balcony as Deval Patrick Makes his Final Exit

Convicted Felon on Work Release Watching From The Balcony as Deval Patrick Makes his Final Exit

    Jan.  7, 2015 It’s his last day as Governor of Massachusetts and Deval Patrick is making his ceremonial exit from The State House for the last time. He…

Tom Duggan’s December Notebook ~ HEROES & BOZOS of 2014!

Tom Duggan’s December Notebook ~ HEROES & BOZOS of 2014!

      BOZO OF THE YEAR – LENNY DEGNAN – It takes a lot to get bozo of the year but Lenny Degnan, (former Chief of Staff for Lawrence…

Pointing Fingers, the Corrupt Hypocrisy On the Council

Pointing Fingers, the Corrupt  Hypocrisy On the Council

By: Kathy Runge – December, 2014 The election has come and gone, the employee residency requirement has been discussed ad nauseam by the council with more to come, and we’ve…

Vibrations from Ferguson

Vibrations from Ferguson

By: John MacDonald – December, 2014 On November 13, 2014, Congresswoman Tsongas led a hearing on police militarization following protests in Ferguson, Missouri in the House of Representatives. During that…

State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil Decologero

State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil Decologero

DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil DeCologero filled in for Paul Murano who took the day off. Topics:…

Valley Patriot Whistle Blower Argues Before SJC on Retaliation by Cambridge Hospital, Exposes Bogus Brain Scan Reports, AG Coakley’s Refusal to Protect Whistleblowers

Valley Patriot Whistle Blower Argues Before SJC on Retaliation by Cambridge Hospital, Exposes Bogus Brain Scan Reports, AG Coakley’s Refusal to Protect Whistleblowers

By: Tom Duggan, 12/19/14 Valley Patriot medical corruption columnist, and Cambridge Hospital whistle blower Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan appeared before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday to explain to Justice…

Lawrence City Council Chaos: Lantigua Holdovers Call for NO Confidence Vote in Mayor Rivera, Attack Lawrence Police as “Lazy”

Lawrence City Council Chaos: Lantigua Holdovers Call for NO Confidence Vote in Mayor Rivera, Attack Lawrence Police as “Lazy”

By: Tom Duggan 12/17/14 With only 11 months under his belt as Lawrence’s new mayor the Lawrence City Council is considering a vote of “No Confidence” against Mayor Dan Rivera…

Ethics Commission Fines Former Southampton Fire Chief $7,500 for Conflicts of Interest Laws, Stephen Hyde, Sr. for Altering Payroll Records to Pay Son for Work He Didn’t Do

Ethics Commission Fines Former Southampton Fire Chief $7,500 for Conflicts of Interest Laws, Stephen Hyde, Sr. for Altering Payroll Records to Pay Son for Work He Didn’t Do

Chief Altered payroll records so his son received payment for work he did not do; presented false claims for payment to the Town of Southampton The State Ethics Commission has…

Former NH Rep., Atty. DiFruscia Caught Red Handed Stealing Valley Patriot Newspapers…. Again.

Former NH Rep., Atty. DiFruscia Caught Red Handed  Stealing Valley Patriot Newspapers…. Again.

For the past two years, The Valley Patriot has been investigating a series of thefts of newspapers and newspaper boxes throughout the Merrimack Valley totaling an estimated loss of more…

 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, Superintendent Riley, Asked to Join Transition Team for Governor-Elect Charlie Baker

 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, Superintendent Riley, Asked to Join Transition Team for Governor-Elect Charlie Baker

LAWRENCE – Despite the fact that Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera is a Democrat who endorsed Attorney General Martha Coakley, Rivera has been asked to join the transition team for Governor-Elect…

MIAA Backs North Andover Principals Decision to Suspend Basketball Coach, Says Scuzzarella Argued for Lower Penalty

MIAA Backs North Andover Principals Decision to Suspend Basketball Coach, Says Scuzzarella Argued for Lower Penalty

NORTH ANDOVER – In the wake of the basketball coach scandal in North Andover, The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) has issued a statement backing High School  principal Scuzzarella’s decision to…

Ethics Commission Fines Groveland Selectman Elizabeth Gorski $2,500 for Conflicts of Interest

Ethics Commission Fines Groveland Selectman Elizabeth Gorski $2,500 for Conflicts of Interest

Selectman found in one instance to have threatened Police Chief and Deputy Chief’s employment contracts after Police Chief placed her son on administrative leave;  Enforcement Division committed admits “egregious” error…