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Citizens Bank Donates $250K to The Gr. Boston Food Bank to Help Fight Hunger – $20K for Merrimack Valley Families

Citizens Bank Donates $250K to The Gr. Boston Food Bank to Help Fight Hunger – $20K for Merrimack Valley Families

Part of $415,000 state-wide effort in 2017 BOSTON, MA – Citizens Bank today announced that as part of its Citizens Helping Citizens Fight Hunger initiative, it is donating a total…

NECC Celebrates $18 Million Renovation of Spurk Building on Haverhill Campus

NECC Celebrates $18 Million Renovation of Spurk Building on Haverhill Campus

At the Tuesday, September 19 celebration of Northern Essex Community College’s newly renovated Spurk Building, the focus was on the importance of what takes place in the building, one of…

Boxford’s Municipal Solar Power Generation Facility

Boxford’s Municipal Solar Power Generation Facility

BOXFORD – On August 16th, the Town of Boxford, cut the ceremonial ribbon on the newly built solar array on the former landfill on Spofford Road. Massachusetts’ Senator Minority Leader…

Haverhill Narcotics Unit Arrest Three More Fentanyl Dealers Wednesday

Haverhill Narcotics Unit Arrest Three More Fentanyl Dealers Wednesday

The Haverhill Police Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 60 High St Wednesday morning. As a result of the search warrant, 5 individuals were arrested.  Kenneth Giles age 37, 60…

State and Haverhill Police Arrest “Dangerous” Felons on Kidnapping, Attempted Murder Charges

State and Haverhill Police Arrest “Dangerous” Felons on Kidnapping, Attempted Murder Charges

At approximately 5:30pm Tuesday, the Haverhill Police Department – with the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police STOP and VFAS Teams – arrested Demetrius Tragiou (age 36) of 47 Forest…

Smart911 Now Available in Methuen

Smart911 Now Available in Methuen

METHUEN – When it comes to responding to an emergency call, every second counts.  That is why Mayor Stephen N. Zanni has worked with public safety officials, City Councilors &…

A collaborative sports leadership academy effort for Lawrence youth!

A collaborative sports leadership academy effort for Lawrence youth!

Beyond Soccer, Everyone’s A Player and Lawrence High Athletic Department teamed up in 2015 to bring a top quality, multi-sport leadership academy to Lawrence kids, in their own backyard. This effort was prompted by…

The Opioid Crisis in Massachusetts

The Opioid Crisis in Massachusetts

By: Mark Gray – September, 2017 If spending $71M ( 2010) to drive addicts to their next ‘fix’ over a 2 year period doesn’t prompt Massachusetts voters to act then,…

Essex County Sheriff’s Dept Pays Tribute to MIA/ POW’s on National Recognition Day

Essex County Sheriff’s Dept Pays Tribute to MIA/ POW’s on National Recognition Day

Essex County Sheriff Kevin F. Coppinger led a service last week on National POW/MIA Recognition Day to remember Prisoners of War and Missing in Action.   The ceremony was held at…

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…

Lawrence Cops Arrest Gang Member 2nd Time in a Week After Lawrence Judge Frees Him on Gun Charges

Lawrence Cops Arrest Gang Member 2nd Time in a Week After Lawrence Judge Frees Him on Gun Charges

Sept 15, 2017 Lawrence Police and the State Police Gang Unit arrested a known gang member on Chestnut St. in Lawrence last night for the second time in a week. …

Vargas Put Lives At Risk – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-17)

Vargas Put Lives At Risk – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (9-17)

*EDITORIAL* State Rep. Brian Dempsey of Haverhill is vacating his seat. There are three candidates seeking the Democratic Party nomination in the October 10th special election. They are: Paul Magliocchetti…

Lawrence Man Arrested After Running Over Trooper Last Week

Lawrence Man Arrested After Running Over Trooper Last Week

At 11:20 this morning a Massachusetts State Trooper assigned to the Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section located a green 1999 Toyota Camry on Route 24 northbound in Raynham being operated by…

Methuen Police Capture Hit and Run Driver Who Killed 11 Year Old Jaydee Soto

Methuen Police Capture Hit and Run Driver Who Killed 11 Year Old Jaydee Soto

By Tom Duggan – 9-9-17 VIDEO OF CAR BEING TOWED OFF NEWBURY ST Methuen police arrested 23-year-old Lawrence resident, Steven Toro Saturday afternoon, charging him as the driver in the…

* CAPTURED* Lawrence Police Capture One Man Crime Spree in Early Morning Raid

* CAPTURED* Lawrence Police Capture One Man Crime Spree in Early Morning Raid

UPDATED: 9-8-17 LAWRENCE –  Lawrence Police have apprehended a violent felon who was wanted by multiple area law enforcement agencies on numerous charges. In the early morning hours of Sunday…

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