Mayor Perry Attacks State Officials, City Council, Abandons Pledge to “Represent Everyone”

Mayor Perry Attacks State Officials, City Council, Abandons Pledge to “Represent Everyone”

  Mayor Perry Attacks State Officials, City Council, Abandons Pledge to “Represent Everyone” The Massachusetts Office of Administration and Finance (A&F) is an arm of the governor’s office. Part of their job is to oversee the state’s COVID-19 funding and grants given to local communities. Last Month Methuen Mayor Neil Perry was notified by A&F […]

Establishment Republicans Establish Lack of Consistent Standards

Establishment Republicans Establish Lack of Consistent Standards

By: Brian Genest – Oct. 2021 Blatant hypocrisy. Shameless double standards. Profiles in cowardice. All were on display at the recent meeting of the Massachusetts Republican State Committee. Not one establishment Republican had a word to say about Tom Mountain, the former MassGOP vice chair who has stepped down from the party’s executive committee. Not […]

Homestead Protection Error – An Open Letter to Governor Charlie Baker

Homestead Protection Error – An Open Letter to Governor Charlie Baker

September 7, 2021 VIA EMAIL COMMUNICATION The Honorable Charlie Baker Governor of Massachusetts Massachusetts State House Office of the Governor 24 Beacon Street, Rm. 280 Boston, MA 02133 RE: HOMEOWNER’S PLEA TO CORRECT EVIDENCED HOMESTEAD PROTECTION ERRORS Dear Governor Baker: My name is Mohan A. Harihar – I was born and raised in the Commonwealth […]

20 Years Later – America Disgraces Our 9/11 Heroes ~PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

20 Years Later – America Disgraces Our 9/11 Heroes ~PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

Sept, 2021 Twenty years ago this nation was attacked by Muslim Terrorists who hate this country because we do not subjugate our women, we do not believe in violence committed in the name of our “god” and we allow our citizens the freedom to make their own decisions. We remember the towers coming down that […]

Previously-Vocal Politicos Make Molehill Over Mountain

Previously-Vocal Politicos  Make Molehill Over Mountain

By: Brian Genest – Aug. 2021 The sound of silence is stunning. And very telling. From Swampscott and Shrewsbury to Beacon Hill and beyond, some previously-vocal politicos are suddenly biting their lips. Not one establishment Republican has a word to say about Tom Mountain, the former MassGOP vice chair who stepped down from the party’s […]

Former Dept of Unemployment Employee Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Identity Theft Related to COVID-19

Former Dept of Unemployment Employee Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Identity Theft Related to COVID-19

8-30-21 BOSTON – A former employee of the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) pleaded guilty today to fraud and identity theft charges arising from her claims for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) funds. Tiffany Pacheco, a/k/a Tiffany Tavery, 35, formerly of New Bedford, pleaded guilty to six counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy […]

Pearlstein Ignored Leadership Failures and Faulty Government Systems in Holyoke Nursing Home Tragedy

Pearlstein Ignored Leadership Failures and Faulty Government Systems in Holyoke Nursing Home Tragedy

By: Linda Dean Campbell – Aug. 2021 In May, a special committee formed by the Massachusetts Legislature released the report on its investigation of the COVID-19 outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home that resulted in 77 deaths. The report by the Special Joint Oversight Committee, which we chair, is most notable for taking the opposite […]

Methuen’s Councilor Saba Says He Would Rather People Go Hungry

Methuen’s Councilor Saba Says He Would Rather People Go Hungry

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRpoMpiLgOc&w=380&h=280] Methuen City Councilor Steve Saba (who is Chairman of the city council) says that he would rather Methuen residents go hungry than to receive food donations delivered by a company he is upset with. The revelation came during a city council meeting last month when it was revealed that a minority (Latino) owned taxi […]

Moulton: Congress Should be Ashamed, Afghanistan a “Moral and Operational Failure”

Moulton: Congress Should be Ashamed, Afghanistan a “Moral and Operational Failure”

Moulton Statement on the Situation in Afghanistan WASHINGTON — Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) issued the following statement on Afghanistan: To say that today is anything short of a disaster would be dishonest. Worse, it was avoidable. The time to debate whether we stay in Afghanistan has passed, but there is still time to debate how we manage […]

Attorney General Finds Methuen City Council Subcommittee Violated the Open Meeting Law ~ Will Take No Action

Attorney General Finds Methuen City Council Subcommittee Violated the Open Meeting Law ~ Will Take No Action

Aug. 17, 2021 The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office has ruled that a Subcommittee of the Methuen City Council has violated the open meeting law. In a letter sent to councilors, the AG’s office said that they will impose no penalty on the council members involved because Councilor DiZoglio – the head of the IT (internet and […]

Methuen Discourages Participation in Local Elections ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Aug. 2021)

Methuen Discourages Participation in Local Elections ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Aug. 2021)

Aug. 2021 For years we have called the public’s attention to the way Methuen elections are structured to subvert democracy and keep political insiders in power. This year’s upcoming municipal elections are a perfect example of how this system discourages voter participation in elections and needs to change. First, Methuen has a deadline for potential […]

Let’s Stop Judges from Granting Immunity to Attorneys Who Commit Wrongdoing in Court

Let’s Stop Judges from Granting Immunity to Attorneys Who Commit Wrongdoing in Court

By: Gracemarie Tomaselli and Joyce Tomaselli Contact your Senators and Representatives to support Senate Bill S.1017 “An Act to strengthen rules governing attorney conduct; penalties for misconduct.” We filed this bill with the help of Senator Diana DiZoglio. https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/S1017/Bills/Joint You can sign our Change.Org Petition! “Stop Judges From Granting “Immunity” To Attorneys Who Commit Wrongdoings […]

Valley Patriot Settles Lawsuit with Former Methuen Mayor ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

Valley Patriot Settles Lawsuit with Former Methuen Mayor ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

July, 2021 The Valley Patriot has put yet another libel lawsuit behind us. The most recent suit, brought by a former Methuen Mayor alleging defamation and libel, never made it to trial. Last month, it was settled out of court to the satisfaction of both parties. We tend to get sued a lot here at […]

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