DePena Pulls Off Upset Win, Defeats Kendrys Vasquez for Mayor of Lawrence

DePena Pulls Off Upset Win, Defeats Kendrys Vasquez for Mayor of Lawrence

  Former At-Large City Councilor Brian DePena pulled an upset win over Acting Mayor Kendrys Vasquez in Lawrence on Tuesday. Unofficial Results Brian Depena 6,093 Kendrys 5,338 LIVE VIDEO OF DEPENA AT LAWRENCE CITY HALL Vasquez was appointed mayor by the city council after Mayor Dan Rivera abandoned the job to work for Republican Governor […]

Why I’m Running for MA State Auditor ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Why I’m Running for MA State Auditor ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Massachusetts people have too often been left in the dark due to the secretive and inaccessible culture of centralized power on Beacon Hill. Recently, I announced my candidacy for Massachusetts State Auditor to bring greater transparency and accountability to our government. As State Auditor, I will begin by auditing the Administration’s […]

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Aug. 2021) ~ Americans Must Stand up to Vaccine Mandates

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Aug. 2021) ~ Americans Must Stand up to Vaccine Mandates

August 1, 2021 We have been astounded and horrified over the last few months to learn that private businesses, schools, and colleges are requiring proof of a COVID vaccine before going to work or school. We were even more horrified to learn that our government officials are doing nothing about this obvious and blatant invasion […]

Former Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera Endorses Vilma Martínez-Domínguez for Mayor

Former Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera Endorses Vilma Martínez-Domínguez for Mayor

Vilma Martinez-Dominguez’s campaign for Mayor announced that former Mayor Dan Rivera has endorsed her campaign “I’ve known Vilma for years, first as an advocate for our most vulnerable families, and now as a public servant for our city,” Said Rivera. “She will be a fighter for all of Lawrence, and I’m proud to endorse her […]

Early Voting Times Announced for Lawrence

Early Voting Times Announced for Lawrence

The Presidential Election will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Lawrence voters may vote early for this election in Massachusetts. In order to be eligible to vote in the Presidential Election on November 3, 2020, voters must be registered to vote or make any necessary changes to your voter registration by October 24, 2020. Lawrence […]

Changing The State’s Campaign Finance Laws ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Changing The State’s Campaign Finance Laws ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

December, 2019 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, As your representatives, we legislators have little power to perform effectively on your behalf without maintaining your trust. That’s why I’m so grateful that the state legislature recently bolstered that trust by unanimously passing a bill I sponsored to increase transparency and accountability in our public elections. To date, […]

This is No Way to Move Methuen Forward ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL 12-19

This is No Way to Move Methuen Forward ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL 12-19

Last week, a Methuen City Council meeting degenerated into a circus, complete with an orchestrated political attack on newly elected mayor Neil Perry. First, City Councilor Steve Saba (who campaigned against Perry) had his brother get up at public participation to lay the groundwork for a later discussion about Perry’s “rumored” choice for a new […]

Neil Perry to Lead Methuen

Neil Perry to Lead Methuen

The Valley Patriot caught up with Methuen Mayor-elect Neil Perry on election night to talk about his thoughts on the election and how he is going to move Methuen forward after a very negative and bizarre campaign that brought out nearly 50% of the Methuen voters. “I want to say thank you to the residents […]

Two Years of Chaos and Controversy in Methuen Are Almost Over ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL Nov. 2019

Two Years of Chaos and Controversy in Methuen Are Almost Over ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL Nov. 2019

The election of a new mayor and city council in Methuen, and the impending departure of Mayor James Jajuga will mark the end of conflict, chaos, and controversy that has divided the city and left Methuen’s reputation as a national disgrace. Over the last two years of the Jajuga administration the mayor refused to fulfill […]

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