PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN: A Sane Immigration Policy that Democrats Hate

PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN: A Sane Immigration Policy that Democrats Hate

July, 2018 With all the lies and misinformation in the so called “news” industry, it’s important to keep focus on what is real and what is true when it comes to the immigration debate. Sure, we all have opinions on immigration and illegal aliens, but before we can even approach a solution we have to […]

House Passes Legislation to Create Automatic Voter Registration in Massachusetts

House Passes Legislation to Create Automatic Voter Registration in Massachusetts

Bill seeks to remove barriers to voter registration and increase voter turnout (BOSTON) – Representative Frank A. Moran joined his colleagues in the House to pass legislation creating an efficient and streamlined automatic voter registration (AVR) system, while also protecting the privacy of individuals. This legislation directs the Secretary of State to work with the […]

MA It’s time to Vote Republican ~ By John MacDonald

MA It’s time to Vote Republican ~ By John MacDonald

By: John MacDonald – June, 2018 Like thieves in the night State Senate progressive Democrats snuck in another midnight amendment to approve Massachusetts becoming a Sanctuary State. Progressive Democrats are pushing for Massachusetts to become a place that openly accepts illegal aliens, financially supports illegal aliens and openly violates federal law. Already Massachusetts spends $2 […]

Lawrence Firefighters Local 146 Endorse Vega for Registry of Deeds

Lawrence Firefighters Local 146 Endorse Vega for Registry of Deeds

Unions are Unanimous for Alexcy Vega June 7, 2018, Lawrence, MA- The Lawrence Firefighters Union Local 146 voted unanimously to endorse Alexcy “Alex” Vega for Northern Essex Registry of Deeds at their union meeting last night. This is the third unanimous major endorsement for Alex Vega. Last month, Vega was endorsed by the Laborers’ International […]

Rep. Colleen Garry Should Blame Herself For Challengers

Rep. Colleen Garry Should Blame Herself For Challengers

By: Brian Genest – May, 2018 Congratulations to State Rep. Colleen Garry (D-Dracut). She has accomplished something that few entrenched Democrat legislators in Massachusetts ever seem to do: draw two challengers for her seat, including one from her own party. Someone chill the champagne! Here’s her problem: Colleen Garry has failed to deliver for Dracut […]

The Problem Everyone Wants to Ignore, The Homeless in Lawrence ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

The Problem Everyone Wants to Ignore, The Homeless in Lawrence  ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

  MAY, 2018 Driving through the City of Lawrence it’s almost impossible not to notice the homeless population, whether they are pan-handling on the corners of the busiest intersections, or hassling people for a cigarette or a dollar outside local establishments. Unfortunately, most people turn their heads and pretend not to see the human carnage […]

Study: Mayoral Candidates Spend $6M in ’17 Election ~ Rivera Ranks #7 Among Big Spenders

Study: Mayoral Candidates Spend $6M in ’17 Election ~ Rivera Ranks #7 Among Big Spenders

According to the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF), mayoral finalists in 35 cities reported $6,092,517 in expenditures during the 2017 election. HERE ARE THE TOP TEN BIG SPENDERS Name City Expenditures Won/Lost 1) Martin Walsh (I) Boston $2,208,827 Won 2) Ruthanne Fuller (O) Newton $376,984 Won 3) Tito Jackson Boston $333,656 Lost […]

Phil Thibault Can’t Just Walk Away Now ~ DRACUT TODAY

Phil Thibault Can’t  Just Walk Away Now ~ DRACUT TODAY

By: Brian Genest – April, 2018 There’s nothing more swamp-like than Dracut politics. Our town keeps living up to its reputation for local politics that is personal and putrid. The current race for the Board of Selectmen is no exception, sadly. Again this year, the nothing-to-offer negative voices are the Dracut Connection cable TV show and […]

Sen. Donoghue – A Showcase of Solutions Looking for a Problem

Sen. Donoghue – A Showcase of Solutions Looking for a Problem

By: John MacDonald – March, 2018 When will Senator Donoghue work on and support bills that really matter to the people of the 1st Middlesex? Donoghue’s latest proposed bill that pushes “Mass Made” products is yet another example of a solution looking for a problem. On the face of the bill, Massachusetts consumers knowing whether […]

Laborers Union Local 175 & 609 Endorse Dan Koh for Congress

Laborers Union Local 175 & 609 Endorse Dan Koh for Congress

ANDOVER, MA – Laborers Local 175 and Laborers Local 609 both endorsed Dan Koh today in the 3rd District Congressional race. Local 175, based out of Methuen, represents more than 1000 members and Local 609 represents over 500 members. In total, Koh has received endorsements from seven unions, more than any other candidate. Koh has also been endorsed […]

We Support The Osgood Project ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Jan. 2018)

We Support The Osgood Project ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Jan. 2018)

For once, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts got something right… at least for a while. Decriminalizing marijuana in Massachusetts as the state did several years ago, only made sense. It released local and state law enforcement to focus on more serious and violent crimes. It helped ease the overcrowding in our state prisons. And it relieved […]

Three Losses in a Row – Lantigua’s Not Going Away! ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

Three Losses in a Row – Lantigua’s Not Going Away! ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

  Nov. 2017 Since the late ’80s or early ’90s Willie Lantigua has been involved in every city election in Lawrence in some capacity or another. Whether as a candidate, adviser, campaign manager, or as someone who recruited candidates, Lantigua has always been a force to be reckoned with in Lawrence elections. He has been […]