Paying Attention

Paying Attention

Paying Attention with Tom Duggan, a look at local news in the great New England area.

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May 23, 2024 36 mins

On today's show Tom is joined by formerly homeless veteran from Lawrence, Jeff Driscoll. Jeff is here to talk about what it is like to live on the streets of Lawrence, beating addiction, and avoiding some of the non-profit scams out there that claim to help homeless vets but are actually out to make money.

 

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Today Tom is joined by President of Methuen Kiwans Katie Cook and president elect of New England District Exchange Club Sarah Wescott to talk about service organizations in the Merrimack Valley.

 

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Today Tom is joined by North Andover activist Joe Finn to talk out about the MBT Community Act and how the state of Massachusetts is forcing new housing and zoning rules onto local communities, how it is not as much of a positive change than the State would have us believe and how North Andover is going to handle it.

 

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Today we are talking about the Massachusetts Legislature voting AGAINST giving veterans preference in public housing over illegal aliens. HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN? Today we are going to explore how the legislature works and how representatives get paid off to vote the way the leadership of the democrat party wants the to vote. Follow Tom and The Valley Patriot on: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnmOQIeRxnrkI0iiH-ZEfYw Fac...
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Today Tom is going to talk about the open meeting law violation by the Haverhill School Committee. How many times do elected officials have to purposely violate the open meeting law before they are held accountable? Tom is requesting that the Attorney General's Office send a very clear message to the officials in Haverhill that this kind of law breaking is unacceptable.

 

 

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Today Tom is going to talk about the open meeting law violation by the Haverhill School Committee. How many times do elected officials have to purposely violate the open meeting law before they are held accountable? Tom is requesting that the Attorney General's Office send a very clear message to the officials in Haverhill that this kind of law breaking is unacceptable.

 

 

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On today's show Tom is joined by formerly homeless veteran from Lawrence, Jeff Driscoll. Jeff is here  to talk about what it is like to live on the streets of Lawrence, beating addiction, and avoiding some of the non-profit scams out there that claim to help homeless vets but are actually out to make money.

 

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With last Fridays  20th Anniversary Valley Patriot 2024 Bash in the books, today Tom is joined once again by good friend David Consoli, together they are going to be filling us in on all the happenings of the evening.  He is also talking about his recent filing of another open meeting law complaint against Haverhill officials.

 

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Today Tom is joined by David Consoli  for the 20th Anniversary Valley Patriot Bash Show. With the Bash set to go off this Friday March 22nd We are getting all the info today. Tom is going to give the current totals for all scholarships, give a rundown on the nights proceedings and he may even let a few surprises slip.

 

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On today’s show Tom is joined by Jocelyn Maroun from Sevmar Mediterranean Bistro to talk about her and partner Kelvin Severinos recent success and expanding to a second location on Merrimack St in Methuen.

Local businesswoman Jocelyn Maroun is no longer affiliated with the restaurant that still bears her name and has opened up a new restaurant with her new partner Kelvin Severino. It is called SeVmar Mediterranean Bistro, located a...

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Today Tom is outraged at the current story of Salisbury resident Tony Giordano is suing the town of Salisbury after planning director Lisa Pearson slandered his name to keep him off the board. Lisa Pearson was so hell bent to keep Giordano off the planning board that she told the board of selectman and the town manager that he was a registered sex offender so they would not appoint him.

 

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A few months ago, Tom called out Lawrence, with an accusation of election fraud, with video footage to prove it. He also uses what’s happening in Lawrence as an example to what is happening around the country with voter fraud on a national level. This week he is running the episode again to really drive home the facts about what is going on in our electoral system all around the country.

 

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Today on the show Tom has a BASH update AND the King of Food, Dean Chongris is in the studio along with general managers Amanda and Emmit  and also Jim from Jims Kebabs . Dean recently purchased Harrison's Roast Beef in North Andover, he and his team are  on the podcast today to talk about BREAKING NEWS on his plans for the former Harrisons Roast Beef location.

 

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Today Tom is joined by good friend and local business owner David Consoli. David is here to talk about the proposed bike lane the city of Methuen wants to put in, how disruptive they will be for local businesses, how potentially unsafe they are and how they negatively it will impact local traffic.

Tom and David also get a surprise visit from City council member Ron Marsan who stopped in to share his feelings on the matter as well.

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On today’s show Tom talks about the Supreme Court Ruling happening today on weather Donald Trump can be thrown off the ballot in Colorado. He also has some updates on the current Valley Patriot Bash Donation Talley Board

 

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On today’s show Tom has some breaking news on the Alex Talcott Killing.  He is talking about Massachusetts trying to extend the age limit for classifying someone as a “juvenile offender.”

He also has this weeks updated tally board for the 2024 Valley Patriot 20th Anniversary Bash.

 

 

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On today’s show Tom is talking about this year’s 20th Anniversary Valley Patriot Bash, all the scholarships and how you can donate or help support the event.

He is also talking about his recent issue with the “Big Bank” Santander and his new, fantastic experience with the local business Enterprise Bank.

 

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On today’s show Tom is joined by Jocelyn Maroun from Sevmar Mediterranean Bistro to talk about her and partner Kelvin Severinos recent success and expanding to a second location on Merrimack St in Methuen.

Local businesswoman Jocelyn Maroun is no longer affiliated with the restaurant that still bears her name and has opened up a new restaurant with her new partner Kelvin Severino. It is called SeVmar Mediterranean Bistro, located a...

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Today on the Paying Attention Podcast we will be talking about Methuen city hall and how they handled a member of the public filming them in public offices while they were on the clock of their public jobs. THIS IS HILARIOUS But it's also a GREAT lesson in knowing your RIGHTS!

So often government employees act like you need THEIR permission to do anything when the fact is THEY WORK FOR YOU!

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Tom has lost his voice and is unable to go live today so instead he is sharing this fantastic episode with you all. Support your local restaurants and try some of these great spots in 2024 😊

If you want to know the best places to eat in the Merrimack Valley then stay with us for today’s episode.

As someone that eats out a lot, Tom is giving a shout out to his favorite restaurants in the Merrimack Valley Area. He talks about all as...

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