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 […]

Local Police Chiefs on Opioids, Violence, & Angels Program

Local Police Chiefs on Opioids, Violence, & Angels Program

Paying Attention! is recorded at the Studio 21 Podcast Cafe in Salem N.H. above Two Guys Smoke Shop on Route 28. This is part 2. You can watch the video of this entire interview on Tom Duggan’s YouTube channel. You can watch the live taping of the program every Thursday on the Paying Attention Podcast […]

Paying Attention Podcast 2-15-18 – Acadia Insurance vs. The 1st Amendment, Trump, Politics & More

Paying Attention Podcast 2-15-18 – Acadia Insurance vs. The 1st Amendment, Trump, Politics & More

VIDEO BELOW Download or listen to this week’s podcast. Today on the Paying Attention Podcast Tom talks about lawyers for the Acadia Insurance Company trying got have a reporter thrown out of a public proceeding in a public building during a 1st Amendment civil trial. Tom and Paul Murano talked about the Florida school shooter, […]

Controversial Opioid Remedy “Kratom” Opposed by Govt., Pharmaceutical Industry

Controversial Opioid Remedy “Kratom” Opposed by Govt., Pharmaceutical Industry

By: Ira Keltz – Paying Attention TV Reporter Public health experts believe that for every fatal drug overdose in the United States, there are approximately 30 non-fatal overdoses. That means in 2015, in the United States, there were over 900,000 opioid overdoses. A possible alternative treatment for Opioid addiction and other health-related issues is called […]

Opioid Crisis in MA and NH: Death Rate Highest in LAWRENCE

Opioid Crisis in MA and NH: Death Rate Highest in LAWRENCE

  By: Ira Keltz and Quianna Roy The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reports that in 2016 there were 2094 opioid-related overdose deaths in the Commonwealth, which was up a whopping 24% over 2015. In the first 9 months of 2017, there were 932 confirmed opioid-related overdose deaths and the DPH estimates that there will […]

Rep. DiZoglio To Push Mandating Detox Time for Narcan Recipients

Rep. DiZoglio To Push Mandating Detox Time for Narcan Recipients

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QOmbogzrLw&h=280&w=380]   Methuen State Representative Diana DiZoglio says she is ready to draft and introduce legislation which would require drug addicts who are given the life saving drug NARCAN, to be committed for 15 – 30 days in a detox or treatment facility. DiZoglio made the revelation on Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan’s Paying Attention […]

If You Build It, They Will Come – Rail Trails and Heroin Trails ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

If You Build It, They Will Come – Rail Trails and Heroin Trails ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

Last month, the state legislature approved giving Lawrence another $1.5M for … get this … improvements to the “rail trail”. For those who don’t know what the “rail trail” is, check this out. Your local and state officials have been spending millions of your tax dollars every year to create pretty walking areas along dead […]

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 […]

After Big Win, Mayor Rivera Has No Answers on Opioid Crisis – But He’ll Keep Doing More of It

After Big Win, Mayor Rivera Has No Answers on Opioid Crisis – But He’ll Keep Doing More of It

After his reelection win, Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera addressed the opioid crisis admitting he didn’t have any answers, and saying it’s the responsibility of other government officials to solve the problem. Here is what he said after being asked what he could do to solve the crime problem in Lawrence. “I don’t know what it […]

Judge Denies Restraining Order Against Valley Patriot Newspaper/Columnist By Public Employee

Judge Denies Restraining Order Against Valley Patriot Newspaper/Columnist By Public Employee

October 31, 2017 Loretta Cooke of 26 Overlook Drive in Methuen filed a restraining order against Valley Patriot columnist Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan claiming his columns mentioning her in the paper were “harassment” asking Judge Michael Ulharik for a restraining order against him and The Valley Patriot from writing about her or taking or publishing her […]

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 […]

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 […]

Families of Murder Victims Providing Support in Valley

Families of Murder Victims Providing Support in Valley

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2017 A support group for family members of murder victims meets in Lowell on the second Tuesday of every month to help those dealing with their heart wrenching loss. The group meets on the second floor boardroom of Lowell General’s Saints Campus. “We are called Parents of Murdered Children, but […]

Tom Duggan is a Guest on WMEX with State Rep. Geoff Diehl

Tom Duggan is a Guest on WMEX with State Rep. Geoff Diehl

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan appeared on WMEX with State Rep. Geoff Diehl who recently attended The Valley Patriot’s 13th Anniversary BASH and wanted to talk about the event as well as the Valley Patriot’s new book Heroes in Our Midst.  Tom and Geoff also discussed media bias and pathetic nature […]