Senator Jamie Eldridge on The Paying Attention! Radio Program, March 9, 2013

 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 1     CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 2   Today Tom Duggan interviewed State Senator Jamie Eldridge (HOUR 2) on WCAP’s Paying Attention Radio Program.  TOPICS: Public records Laws, The City of Lawrence, those missing paintings at the State House, The corruption at the Department of Agriculture infested with […]

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

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

By: Tom Duggan  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 […]

Triumvirate Environmental, Inc. Penalized $17,250 for Hazardous Waste Management Violations in Lowell

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized Triumvirate Environmental (Merrimack), Inc. $17,250 for hazardous waste management violations found at the company’s hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facility at 263 Howard Street in Lowell. On September 21, 2011, a MassDEP inspection found: a double-stacked pallet of hazardous waste that was not stored […]

Defendants Pay $4.25 Million Settlement for Restoring Natural Resources at Industri-plex Superfund Site in Woburn

Defendants Pay $4.25 Million Settlement for Restoring Natural Resources at Industri-plex Superfund Site in Woburn

  BOSTON – State and federal officials have received a $4.25 million settlement from the Pharmacia Corporation and Bayer CropScience Inc. for damages to natural resources at the Industri-plex Superfund site in Woburn, Mass. Contaminants from this site significantly impacted resources in the Aberjona River and the surrounding watershed.  “With this settlement, we can fund a […]

Paying Attention with Tom Duggan (Topic Media Lies and propaganda) Feb 16, 2013

Paying Attention with Tom Duggan (Topic Media Lies and propaganda) Feb 16, 2013

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Today Tom and Paul talked about the lies and incompetence of today’s American news media as evidenced by the cop killer story of Christopher Dorner. The Eagle Tribune’s bogus Lantigua story, the Valley Patriot’s 9th anniversary, public records law and Senator […]

Northern Essex Hoops Team Winning On and Off the Court

  By: Mark Behan – February 15, 2013  Wilfredo Andujar is married with four children. He works the night shift at Joe’s Crab Shack in Methuen. He attends Northern Essex Community College. The 30-year-old Lawrence resident also plays forward on the men’s basketball team.  In the season finale, an 83-59 win over Holyoke, Andujar was […]

Lawrence Councilor LaPlante Responds to Mayor Lantigua’s State of the City Address

“He did make mention during his speech that crime was the lowest in ten years. That’s not the case. It’s actually a 36% increase in felonious crimes since Lantigua has been in office. That increase was on his watch. That translates to 665 felonious incidents above average. That’s a huge impact on the people and […]

Senator Eldridge Champions Public Accountability in Records Law

  By: Tom Duggan – January 2013 With several Valley Legislators filing legislation to reform the state’s public records law in response to The City of Lawrence’s refusal to turn over public document to The Valley Patriot, Senator Jamie Eldridge of the Middlesex Worcester District has filed his own bill to ensure members of the […]

My First Weeks as Your State Senator

By: Senator Katie O’Connor Ives (D) Newburyport –  January 2013 Thanks to Tom Duggan for letting me set up shop here at the “Senator’s Corner” so I can update readers on what’s happening on Beacon Hill and my State Senate activities. This is still a working title, and might be different in the next edition. […]

Police Officers, Firefighters and EMTs of the Year (Lawrence, Andover, North Andover)

The Lawrence Exchange Club held their annual Police, Firefighter and EMT of the Year awards last month honoring first responders in the valley. Police and Fire Chiefs from Lawrence, Andover and North Andover were allowed to present each honoree with a plaque and explain to the public why each officer was being honored.  NORTH ANDOVER […]

An Open Letter to Lawrence Police Chief John Romero

An Open Letter to Lawrence Police Chief John Romero

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL February, 2013   Dear Chief Romero, Over the years the staff, editors and even our publisher Tom Duggan have personally observed Eagle Tribune reporters saunter into the police station unchallenged, go to the booking sheets (which contain information on all arrests) and make copies of documents within those booking sheets. According to […]

Lantigua Pays Fines for Campaign Finance Violations

Lantigua Pays Fines for Campaign Finance Violations

By: Tom Duggan – January 30, 2013 (6PM) Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua has paid his debt to the Massachusetts Office of Campaign Finance (OCPF) to the tune of $5,000.  Lantigua made the payment Wednesday January 30, 2013 after cashing out $5,000 from a personal Ameriprise investment account, transferring the money to his personal checking account, […]