TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK ~ October, 2017

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK ~ October, 2017

THE RACE FOR CONGRESS AND THE DEMOCRAT RESHUFFLE Lawrence’s freshman State Representative Juana Matias certainly doesn’t have any self esteem problems these days. Defeating Marcos Devers in a low turnout state primary a year ago, Mattias has already declared she’s ready to replace Niki Tsongas as your next congressman for this district. Yeah… seriously. Wide […]

Rep. Lenny Mirra Endorses Shaun Toohey for State Rep. in Haverhill

Rep. Lenny Mirra Endorses Shaun Toohey for State Rep. in Haverhill

To the Editor: Haverhill residents are facing an important choice when they go to the polls on November 7th to elect a new state representative from the 3rd Essex District. As a friend, a neighbor, and as someone who will be that new legislator’s colleague in the House of Representatives after Election Day, I am […]

Methuen Voters to Choose Three At-Large City Councilors, Tuesday, November 7th

Methuen Voters to Choose Three At-Large City Councilors, Tuesday, November 7th

There are nine members of the Methuen City Council. Every two years, voters across the city elect three councilors at-large and two councilors who represent each of the three districts; East, Central and West. The function of the city council is to approve the city budget, hire and fire the city attorney, approve the hiring […]

Lowell’s Belvidere Neighborhood Spoke with a Large Bat in Preliminary

Lowell’s Belvidere Neighborhood Spoke with a Large Bat in Preliminary

By: John MacDonald – October, 2017 By a clear majority, the Belvidere neighborhood in Lowell spoke with a loud voice and once again dominated the direction of Lowell. The Preliminary election of Tuesday September 26th should be a wakeup call, but it’s not a surprise. The rest of Lowell who proclaimed it wants a new […]

Why the 1st Middlesex needs to look at John MacDonald for State Senate

Why the 1st Middlesex needs to look at John MacDonald for State Senate

October 26, 2017 Over a month ago, John MacDonald announced his candidacy for State Senate of the 1st Middlesex. The 1stMiddlesex district is comprised of Lowell, Westford, Tyngsboro, Dunstable, Groton and Pepperell.   The current occupant of that office is State Senator Eileen Donoghue, who has been in that seat for 10 years. On the surface, […]

Rivera vs. Lantigua – The Rematch from Hell! ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

Rivera vs. Lantigua – The Rematch from Hell! ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

  Yup, it’s the scenario from hell for anyone who cares about the conditions of the City of Lawrence, how it affects the surrounding communities, and indeed the rest of the state. You know, the people paying all of Lawrence’s bills because they still can’t get their act together after 50 years of fake loan […]

Toohey Opens Campaign Headquarters for State Rep. Candidacy

Toohey Opens Campaign Headquarters for State Rep. Candidacy

HAVERHILL –This past Saturday, Shaun Toohey, candidate for state Representative, officially announced the opening of a new campaign office in the heart of the 3rd Essex District he hopes to represent soon on Beacon Hill. Joined by State Representative Lenny Mirra (R – West Newbury) and other supporters, Toohey said the office – located at 246 […]

PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN – Andy Vargas and the Truth About “Deporting Violent Felons”

PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN – Andy Vargas and the Truth About “Deporting Violent Felons”

  If there’s one thing I really hate, it’s when a politician deceives the public with promises that sound like one specific thing, when in reality it’s the exact opposite. So is the case Haverhill City Councilor Andy Vargas on the issue of sanctuary cities and his claim that he is for “deporting illegal aliens […]

Lawrence Council Candidate, Franklin Miguel Says Lawrence Needs Voter ID To Ensure Fair Elections

Lawrence Council Candidate, Franklin Miguel Says Lawrence Needs Voter ID To Ensure Fair Elections

LAWRENCE—Lawrence city council candidate Franklin Miguel has called for more oversight in Local elections. Historically, the city has never enforced any voter ID in any of its elections, but one local candidate believe that it could be a welcomed change to how things operate. Franklin Miguel is a local candidate running for councilor at large, […]

Political Newcomer, Mallett Says Lawrence Will Not be a Sanctuary City if He’s Elected Mayor

Political Newcomer, Mallett Says Lawrence Will Not be a Sanctuary City if He’s Elected Mayor

40 year old Paul Mallett  says he wants to be mayor of Lawrence and ads that if he is elected Lawrence will not be a sanctuary city.  There are eight candidates on the ballot Tuesday in Lawrence seeking two nomination spots for the final election in November.  “I think basically we are a little too relaxed […]

Rivera Faces 7 Opponents Tuesday in Mayoral Primary

Rivera Faces 7 Opponents Tuesday in Mayoral Primary

On September 26th, Lawrence voters will choose between 8 candidates running for mayor. Incumbent Mayor Dan Rivera is finishing up his first four-year term. The two candidates who get the highest number of votes on Sept. 26th will face each other in the November final election. The winner will be sworn in as mayor in […]

An Interview with East District Council Candidate Steve Saba

An Interview with East District Council Candidate Steve Saba

Methuen’s East District has two elected representatives on the city council. The city council votes on local ordinances (laws), and approves spending for the police, fire, schools, and other city services. They also have to approve any tax hikes or developments in the city.  The two current city councilors representing the East District – Tom […]

An Interview with East District Council Candidate Eunice Zeigler

An Interview with East District Council Candidate Eunice Zeigler

Twenty-nine year old political newcomer Eunice Zeigler says she has the experience and education to lead Methuen on the city council as an East District Councilor. Zeigler, a homeowner who works for the Lowell Housing Authority, says she is running because Methuen needs new leadership. She was also the financial manager for the Haverhill community […]

An Interview with At-Large Council Candidate Ryan Hamilton

An Interview with At-Large  Council Candidate Ryan Hamilton

Nineteen year old Ryan Hamilton says he wants to represent Methuen on the city council and with only four people running for three open seats in the at large race, Hamilton says he likes his chances. Incumbent Jen Kannan is seeking reelection, Ryan DiZoglio, Jessica Finocchiaro are also seeking one of the three open seats. […]

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