Methuen Police Chief Solomon alleges federal corruption probe of Mayor Manzi

Claims Mayor’s actions against him are retaliatory and invokes protections under federal and state whistleblower laws   Supporters of Methuen Police Chief Joe Solmon – February 18, 2008  METHUEN, MA – Whistleblower (noun): An employee, former employee, or member of an organization, especially a business or government agency, who reports misconduct to people or entities […]

Hero In Our Midst – Christoper Fantasia, Salem NH – Valley Patriot of the Month

By: Tech Sgt. James Moore, USAF – February, 2008 SALEM, NH – Airman First Class Christopher Fantasia, home on Recruiting Assistance Duty at the Air Force Recruiting Office in Lawrence, Ma., is making a difference in the world. He is a patriot and has a genuine enthusiasm for his work. Airman First Class Fantasia joined […]

The Real Disgrace in the Jennifer Padellaro Lawsuit

The Real Disgrace in the Jennifer Padellaro Lawsuit

PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN By: Tom Duggan – February, 2008 LAWRENCE, MA – Last month I wrote about the $610,000 lawsuit settled by the City of Lawrence with former Assistant City Clerk Jenniffer Padellaro. (Blanchette was Absolutely Right on Padellaro Lawsuit) Padellaro had been on worker’s compensation after leaving the position because she was exposed […]

Real Heroes in the Valley Truly Deserve Our Support

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL February,2008  Last month the Exchange Club of Lawrence honored police officers, firefighters and an EMT workers for their service to the communities of Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover. Among those honored were Lawrence Police Officer Michael Magnan who received one of the Exchange Club’s “Police Officer of the Year Awards” for saving […]

Sex assault lawsuit filed against local hospital

  By: Tom Duggan – February 2, 2008 Imagine that you have been voluntarily admitted to the hospital to recover from an illness or injury and another patient sexually attacks you while you are trying to recover.  According to a patient’s complaint (name withheld), that is exactly what happened to her after being admitted to […]