Legislators Stand With The Valley Patriot on Public Records Law

Legislators Stand With The Valley Patriot on Public Records Law

Local Legislators to File Bill Adding Penalties to Public Records Law Violators   By: Tom Duggan – October 17, 2012 (2:30pm) TOWN HALL, NORTH ANDOVER, MA  During a press conference today endorsing Karin Rhoton for the 14th Essex Rep. seat, Rhoton, Senator Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R) Gloucester, Representative Brad Hill (R) Ipswich, and Representative Brad Jones […]

Rep. Lyons Calls Lawrence an “Ongoing Criminal Enterprise”

Rep. Lyons Calls Lawrence an “Ongoing Criminal Enterprise”

Local Officials Come Forward Calling for Lantigua’s Removal   By: Tom Duggan – October, 2012   In the wake of two more members of Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua’s administration being indicted last month, local officials are calling for Lantigua’s resignation and a complete state takeover of the entire city and one state representative calling he […]

Toohey Caught Cheating at League Forum – Rhoton Snubbed

Toohey Caught Cheating at League Forum – Rhoton Snubbed

By: Tom Duggan – October 16, 2012 PHOTO GALLERY OF EVENT The Haverhill League of Women Voters held what they called a candidate forum last night among candidates for State Representative and the 1st Essex Senate District seat. Before the debate was over, however, several members of the audience walked out in protest when the […]

VALLEY PATRIOT VIDEO: MA 1st Essex Senate Candidates Talk about Secure Communities

VALLEY PATRIOT VIDEO: MA 1st Essex Senate Candidates Talk about Secure Communities

    The Secure Communities program allows local police to send fingerprints of suspected illegal aliens to the Federal Government for an immigration check when they are arrested for other crimes. It does not allow law enforcement to pull people over for suspected immigration violations, nor does it allow racial profiling. Massachusetts First Essex Senate […]

Eagle Tribune Identifies Police Source on Drug/Gun Raid

Eagle Tribune Identifies Police Source on Drug/Gun Raid

PAYING ATTENTION OPINION EXTRA Tom Duggan (10/12/12) Last month the Eagle Tribune published a story about a police raid on drug gang in Lawrence. In that story, written by none other than Mark Vogler who reported; “Yesterday, Lawrence Police Chief John Romero hailed the concerned neighbors as heroes after the operation, which began at 6 […]

Judge Murtagh Orders City of Lawrence to Turn over Public Documents “forthwith”

Judge Murtagh Orders City of Lawrence to Turn over Public Documents “forthwith”

  October 11, 2012 Essex County Superior Court Judge Murtaugh ordered the City of Lawrence to turn over public documents sought by The Valley Patriot “forthwith, and that means immediately, sooner than immediately, I want these records produced,” Murtaugh said this afternoon. At issue is Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan’s claim that the City of […]

UMAS~ Lowell, Bully Emeritus (Opinion Column)

UMAS~ Lowell, Bully Emeritus (Opinion Column)

If you can’t beat them with ideas or logic, try slander!     By: Charles Ormsby, Professor UMASS~Lowell Last August I went to my mail box in the Mathematics Department at UMass Lowell (UML) and opened up the letter Letter1OConnor,   My initial reaction was a combination of amazement, pity, and laughter. Only after some reflection […]

Secretary of State Galvin Issues Order to Charlie Boddy on Public Records

Secretary of State Galvin Issues Order to Charlie Boddy on Public Records

Attorney Charles Boddy Refuses to Comply, Refuses to Take their Calls   In a letter dated October 3, 2012 Secretary of State Bill Galvin’s Supervisor of Records, Attorney Shawn Williams issued an administrative order against Lawrence City Attorney Charles Boddy to turn over public records requested by The Valley Patriot back in February.  The documents Boddy is refusing […]

Senate Candidate Paul Magliochetti on WCAP’s Paying Attention

Senate Candidate Paul Magliochetti on WCAP’s Paying Attention

  HEAR THE INTERVIEW HERE Candidate for the 1st Essex Senate District, Paul Magliocchetti appeared on the Paying Attention! Radio Program on Saturday October 6, 2012 . Magliocchetti is running against Republican Saun Toohey, Democrat Kathleen O’Connor Ives, Independent Jim Kelcourse.  Magliocchetti talked about his plan to bring back manufacturing jobs to the Merrimack Valley, […]

Hidden Cameras allow Scofflaws to be Identified, Penalized for Dumping Debris

Hidden Cameras allow Scofflaws to be Identified, Penalized for Dumping Debris

Using Remote Surveillance, MassDEP and City of Lawrence  Target Illegal Dumping in Public Spaces   BOSTON – In a cooperative effort to combat illegal dumping in the City of Lawrence, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) installed hidden cameras in high-risk locales that captured images of multiple perpetrators who were subsequently fined, and in […]

Valley Patriot Files Court Action For Public Documents

Valley Patriot Files Court Action For Public Documents

 City Hides DiAdamo Payments – Double Dipping in School Department By: Allan Knowles, Staff Writer – October 3, 2012   Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan filed court action Wednesday against The City of Lawrence, Lawrence City Attorney Charles Boddy and Secretary of State Bill Galvin’s Office for purposely refusing to turn over public documents that […]

Former Torissi Allies Line up to Support Dizoglio

Former Torissi Allies Line up to Support Dizoglio

  (PHOTOS OF THE EVENT) By: Tom Duggan – October 2, 2012 Democrat insiders once closely aligned with the now defeated State Rep. David Torissi,(D) North Andover, took no time warming up to Diana Dizoglio the challenger who beat him in last months primary. One of Torissi’s closest allies in the legislature, Rep. Brian Dempsey, […]