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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…

Why I am Running Again For Methuen School Committee

Why I am Running Again For Methuen School Committee

By D.J. Deeb, M.A., M.S., M.Ed.   As most Valley Patriot readers already know, the Methuen Municipal Elections are scheduled for Tuesday, November 7th.  I am running for re-election to the…

The Skinny On Gout Pain

The Skinny On Gout Pain

By: Rick Bellanti – Aug. 2017 As a gout sufferer for almost 20 years, I thought I could shed a little light on this painful yet manageable disease. Back as…

LAWRENCE: Shooting on Whitman St – 10 Shots Into Gray Honda

LAWRENCE: Shooting on Whitman St – 10 Shots Into Gray Honda

  By: Tom Duggan -Sept.1 2017 Witnesses told The Valley Patriot that a man with a black hat walked up to a gray Honda on Whitman Street in Lawrence and…

2 Kilos of Fentanyl 1 Kilo of Heroin Seized in Homeland Security, State Police Raid on Bailey St. in Lawrence Two In Custody

2 Kilos of Fentanyl 1 Kilo of Heroin Seized in Homeland Security, State Police Raid on Bailey St. in Lawrence Two In Custody

By: Tom Duggan – Sept. 1, 2017 Officials from the office of Homeland Security and the Massachusetts State Police conducted a joint raid in Lawrence last Thursday at the corner…

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