Supporting The Work and Family Mobility Act, State Rep. Marcos Devers

Supporting The Work and Family Mobility Act, State Rep. Marcos Devers

March in State Representative Marcos Devers’ office began with a change of scenery. With the reopening of the State House in late February, Rep. Devers moved into the office space of the Transportation Committee, where he serves as Vice Chair. Rep. Devers continues to assist constituents with issues such as housing, unemployment, and transportation. For […]

Devers, Rivera Teamed Up in 2nd Miracle Win Against Willie Lantigua: How Republicans Got a Democrat Elected

Devers, Rivera Teamed Up in 2nd Miracle Win Against Willie Lantigua: How Republicans Got a Democrat Elected

By: Tom Duggan – November, 2014 For the second year in a row, the alliance between Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera and State Representative Marcos Devers resulted in what Rivera calls “miracle wins” against the once thought unbeatable former Lawrence Mayor, Willie Lantigua. “Nobody thought we could beat Lantigua last year and we did. Nobody thought […]

Devers, Rivera Team Up in Second Miracle Win Against Lantigua

Devers, Rivera Team Up in Second Miracle Win Against Lantigua

  By: Tom Duggan – November 4, 2014 For the second year in a row the alliance between Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera and State Representative Marcos Devers resulted in what Rivera calls “miracle wins” against the once thought unbeatable former Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua.  “Nobody thought we could beat Lantigua last year and we did. […]

Dominican Rep. Marcos Devers Says Voter ID Ensures Transparency, Other Latino Officials in Lawrence Agree

Dominican Rep. Marcos Devers Says Voter ID Ensures Transparency, Other Latino Officials in Lawrence Agree

By: Tom Duggan – August 8, 2014 LAWRENCE, MA – Lawrence State Representative Marcos Devers (D-Lawrence) says he favors Voter ID and says that as a Dominican he is “offended” when he hears people say that those who support voter ID are “racist”. “I am for Voter ID, it’s a matter of transparency”, Devers says. […]

Mayor Rivera, Treasurer Grossman, Senators and Reps. Endorse Marcos Devers for Reelection

Mayor Rivera, Treasurer Grossman, Senators and Reps. Endorse Marcos Devers for Reelection

Full Video below VIDEO|PHOTOS By: Tom Duggan – June 19, 2014 Lawrence State Representative Marcos Devers, a Democrat, held his official reelection kickoff Thursday night as Salvatore’s Restaurant at Sal’s Riveralk with a cast of who’s who in attendance supporting the two term representative. Candidate for governor Steve Grossman was on hand to support Devers […]

Devers Says Lantigua an Embarassment, Promises to Reopen Fire Stations, Change Lawrence’s Image

By: Tom Duggan – August 13, 2013 State Representative Marcos Devers says he wants to be the next mayor of Lawrence and given the chance, will start to reverse what says are the “failures” of the current Mayor Willie Lantigua. “I am running against him because we are disappointed, everybody is disappointed,” Devers told the […]

Lawrence State Representative Marcos Devers Named Legislator of the Year

April, 2012 State Representative Marcos Devers (DLawrence) was honored as the Legislator of the Year from CLASS, Inc. on Thursday, March 22, 2012.  “I feel humbled and honored with this unexpected and delightful distinction.” said Representative Devers “My commitment to families, children and persons with disabilities is one of the main aspects that drive my performance and advocacy at the […]

Devers: I would Fire Laboy! Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy Under Fire

By: Tom Duggan – September 2005   LAWRENCE – Lawrence School Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy is increasingly coming under fire by candidates for both mayor and school committee, as the city elections in November draw near. Embroiled in public scandal over the alleged assault on School Committeeman Amy McGovern, Laboy has become the subject of controversy […]

Marcos Devers Has it Right More Speech is Always Better – Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan

Marcos Devers Has it Right More Speech is Always Better – Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan

  March, 2004 When Lawrence City Councilor Marcos Devers was council president (2001-2003) there were no limits on discussion. Members of the public and fellow councilors had no limit on debate as long as the topic was on the agenda. Devers had a basic philosophy that his fellow councilors would be wise to adopt; more […]

Outgoing President, Devers Says Council Drove Last Two Years

Outgoing President, Devers Says Council Drove Last Two Years

(on Loan from Tom Duggan’s Private Archive)   Text of Marcos Devers’ Speech 01/02/2004  Good evening:  Mr. Mayor, City Councilors, current and past authorities, ladies and gentlemen. Tonight we are saying farewell to two years of great achievements performed by the City Council that served during the term 2002-2004. Councilors Alvarez-Rodriguez, Blanchette, Dimarca, Frechette, Gosselin, Kolofoles, […]

Devers Opts Out of Lawrence Council Presidency

  By: Tom Duggan – December 3, 2003 (originally published on tommyduggan.com) LAWRENCE – After two successful years of reforming the City Council presidency and reshaping the decorum at Council meetings, Lawrence City Council President, Marcos Devers says he is taking himself out of the running for the spot in January and stepping aside “to […]

Move Afoot to Unseat Devers As Lawrence Council President

  By: Tom Duggan  –  November 18, 2003 (on Loan from Tom Duggan’s Private Records – Published originally on tommyduggan.com) According to some current and soon-to-be City Councilors there is a move afoot to replace Council President, Marcos Devers in January with Council Vice-President Patrick Blanchette. Some on the Council have complained that President Devers created […]

Valley Patriot Readers Donate $4,860 for Special Needs Scholarship Winner Cassie Buonanno

Valley Patriot Readers Donate $4,860 for Special Needs Scholarship Winner Cassie Buonanno

This is the first year The Valley Patriot offered a Special Needs Scholarship as part of the annual BASH! Inspired by former Lawrence High School teacher Phil Glendye who brought the Special Olympics to Lawrence every year and organized the event at the Lawrence Veterans Memorial Stadium. Phil passed away in 2019 prompting Valley Patriot […]

Twins From Gr. Lawrence Tech Receive a Total of $4,570 for College from Valley Patriot Readers

Twins From Gr. Lawrence Tech Receive a Total of $4,570 for College from Valley Patriot Readers

This scholarship was started when (then) Greater Lawrence Tech School Board member Jessica Finocchiaro reminded Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan that he was an alum of the GLTS after the Valley Patriot had announced the first scholarship for Lawrence High School in 2012. Now a city councilor in Methuen, Finocchiaro was on hand for the […]

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