Former North Andover’s Acting Superintendent Gave Himself Illegal Raise of $4,484 Raise

VALLEY PATRIOT EXCLUSIVE!   By: Tom Duggan – January, 2008   The North Andover School Committee is suing their former acting Superintendent Richard Bergeron for illegally giving himself a $4,484.34 raise without school committee approval.  A complaint filed in Lawrence District Court claims that Bergeron ordered a payroll clerk to put the additional money in […]

Lawrence Mayor, Superintendent to Protest Stokes at Tonight’s School Committee Meeting

Lawrence Mayor, Superintendent to Protest Stokes at Tonight’s School Committee Meeting

Asks Community to stand with our Veterans   by Wilfredo Laboy, posted 1/10/08   During a period in which the City of Lawrence and the Lawrence Public Schools have made significant steps towards ongoing improvement, we are saddened and outraged by such morally and ethically unacceptable conduct by James Stokes.  In November’s School Committee elections, […]

Stokes Arraigned in US District Court in Boston Charged with forging Military Discharge Papers

Says he will not resign from Lawrence School Committee     by Tom Duggan, posted 1/9/08 BOSTON, – January 9, 2008 – Elected Lawrence School Committeeman James Stokes was arraigned in Federal Court in Boston today after being arrested at Top Donut on Winthrop Avenue by Lawrence Police and Federal Agents.  Lawrence Police took Stokes […]

Taking it in the Ear(marks)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   January, 2008   It’s time for Congress to get slapped upside the head. Our irresponsible and corrupt legislators in Washington have attached almost 12,000 earmarks to the latest defense appropriations and omnibus spending bills. We have yet to total the cost of these, but in FY06 the cost of earmarks totaled over $63 billion […]

City settles lawsuit for $610,000 over computer porn

City settles lawsuit for $610,000 over computer porn

City Clerk’s Internet Porn, Harassment Cost City Thousands By: Tom Duggan – January, 2008 Lawrence’s former assistant city clerk, Jennifer Padellaro, settled her workers’ compensation claims as well as her federal lawsuit against the City of Lawrence last month for $610,000. A settlement conference (called a lump sum conference) took place at the Industrial Accident […]

Haverhill Mayor Hires New DPW Director North Attleboro DPW Chief, Michael Stankovich Coming to Haverhill

Mayor Promotes Robert Ward to Deputy DPW Director WEB EXTRA!     January 5, 2008  HAVERHILL – Mayor James J. Fiorentini today named Michael K. Stankovich as the City’s new Director of the Department of Public Works. Stankovich comes to Haverhill from North Attleboro, where he has served as DPW Director for over nine (9) […]