Lawrence’s Mayor Lantigua Slams Getler, Happy Eagle Tribune fired Publisher

By: Tom Duggan 

Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua

Lawrence Mayor Lantigua

Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua issues statement regarding the firing of Eagle Tribune publisher Al Getler saying that Getler was not ethical and purposely tried to discredit the image of the City of Lawrence. The Valley Patriot reported yesterday that Getler has been fired as the publisher of Eagle Tribune Publishing and former VP Karen Andreas has replaced him. 

Today Mayor Lantigua issues a statement saying Getler’s departure brought “great hope” for city residents. 

“It is with great hope that I inform the residents, business owners and those who care so deeply about our Great City of Lawrence that a new day may be on the horizon for all of us.” Lantigua’s statement leaked to the Valley Patriot stated.

 “Today Eagle Tribune Publishing Company announced the abrupt departure of publisher Al Getler. For the past six years, Al Getler has worked to discredit our community, our residents and our image as a whole from behind his desk in North Andover,” the letter continued.

Al GETLERLantigua closes his letter, yet to be released, saying he will “reach out” to Karen Andreas the new publisher and thanked all those who have “taken the time to write and reach out to “the powers that be” calling for equality and ethical journalism….”


Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an author, host of the Paying Attention TV/Radio Program, lectures on media bias and police issues, is a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, and a 1990 Police Survivor. You can email your comments to

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2 Responses to Lawrence’s Mayor Lantigua Slams Getler, Happy Eagle Tribune fired Publisher

  1. tom Reply

    March 8, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    He should talk. the mayor is an ass…

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