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 […]

Establishment Hacks Try to ‘Cancel’ MassGOP Chairman

Establishment Hacks Try to ‘Cancel’ MassGOP Chairman

By: Brian Genest – July, 2021 Cancel culture is alive and well in Massachusetts. You don’t have to look any further than the establishment Republicans on the state committee, sadly. These RINOs are trying to use mob mentality, guilt by association and cancel culture to cancel conservative MassGOP Chairman Jim Lyons – over someone else’s […]

Warren Urges CFTC to Investigate Google for Manipulation of Online Advertising Market

Warren Urges CFTC to Investigate Google for Manipulation of Online Advertising Market

“Today, the advertising market is functionally unregulated. It is a market worth hundreds of billions of dollars per year, and it is the main revenue driver for some of the country’s largest companies.” “Given the power of a company like Google to unilaterally manipulate the online advertising market, it is critical that the CFTC ensures […]

Governor Baker Scapegoats Hero Marine – Protects Political Insiders

Governor Baker Scapegoats Hero Marine – Protects Political Insiders

How Rich People of Privilege Set Up a Hero Marine From Lawrence By: Tom Duggan – June, 2021 Veterans and politicians in Massachusetts are demanding answers and an apology for Purple Heart recipient Francisco Urena, the former Secretary of Veterans Services for the Commonwealth, after a legislative report and a Boston Globe expose proved he […]

The Holyoke Tragedy: Demand Accountability

The Holyoke Tragedy: Demand Accountability

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – June, 2021 The Special Joint Oversight Committee charged with investigating the COVID-19 related deaths of veterans at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home released a comprehensive report in late May outlining both the immediate and underlying causes of this tragedy. The committee, which I co-chaired with a fellow veteran, Senator […]

Disabled Persons Protection Commission is Not Effectively Administering Investigations of Alleged Abuse, Audit Shows

Disabled Persons Protection Commission is Not Effectively Administering Investigations of Alleged Abuse, Audit Shows

Commission has not effectively addressed recommendations from previous audit BOSTON – In an audit released today, the Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump (OSA) showed the Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) has been consistently missing required state deadlines for abuse investigations and did not have a system for identifying persons with repeated allegations of […]

History Will Judge Us Harshly on COVID Response ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (June, 2021)

History Will Judge Us Harshly on COVID Response ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (June, 2021)

June,  2021 Dr. Anthony Fauci is the top health official in the country and has shaped public policy on how the United States government responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the massive spread of COVID-19 in the U.S., Fauci said that wearing a store-bought mask did nothing to stop the transmission of the deadly […]

Senator DiZoglio Calls for Full Senate Investigation into The Scapegoating of Francisco Urena After the Deaths of 77 Veterans in the Holyoke Old Soldiers Home

Senator DiZoglio Calls for Full Senate Investigation into The Scapegoating of Francisco Urena After the Deaths of 77 Veterans in the Holyoke Old Soldiers Home

“The Governor “forgot” who he hired (Walsh) and a head had to roll, so he sent the Lawrence kid packing. Our purple Heart veteran Francisco Urena should certainly receive a public apology.” ~ State Senator Diana DiZoglio By: Tom Duggan – June 1, 2021 Massachusetts State Senator Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) is calling for a full […]

40 Year Anniversary of the Still Unexplained Death of Elias J. Menkes MD at New England Deaconess Hospital

40 Year Anniversary of the Still Unexplained Death of  Elias J. Menkes MD at New England Deaconess Hospital

By: Aliana B. E. von Richthofen – -May, 2021 Elli had stopped at the hospital, before returning home from February break looking happier than all week away from his patients. He had been hired the previous year, barely 31 years old, as co-director of Intensive Care and director of Respiratory Therapy at the New England Deaconess […]

Warren Investigation: Amazon.com Provides Consumers With Misleading and Potentially Dangerous Search Results for FDA Authorized COVID-19 Masks

Warren Investigation: Amazon.com Provides Consumers With Misleading and Potentially Dangerous Search Results for FDA Authorized COVID-19 Masks

“Amazon’s policies and procedures appear to be increasing risks for many individuals that are purchasing COVID-19 masks and other protective gear to protect themselves and their communities.” Text of Letter (PDF) Washington, DC – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Amazon.com CEO Andy Jassy, releasing the results of a new staff investigation revealing that […]