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Study: Mayoral Candidates Spend $6M in ’17 Election ~ Rivera Ranks #7 Among Big Spenders

Study: Mayoral Candidates Spend $6M in ’17 Election ~ Rivera Ranks #7 Among Big Spenders

According to the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF), mayoral finalists in 35 cities reported $6,092,517 in expenditures during the 2017 election. HERE ARE THE TOP TEN BIG…

Lawrence Man Pleads Guilty to Interstate Opioid Trafficking Conspiracy

Lawrence Man Pleads Guilty to Interstate Opioid Trafficking Conspiracy

BOSTON – Two men pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to their roles in an opioid trafficking conspiracy involving the distribution of fentanyl, heroin, and oxycodone across Massachusetts and…

President Trump was Right About Lawrence ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (4-18)

President Trump was Right About Lawrence ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (4-18)

Last month, President Trump accurately pointed out that because the City of Lawrence is considered a “sanctuary city” it attracts criminals who are here illegally, because they know they won’t…

Phil Thibault Can’t Just Walk Away Now ~ DRACUT TODAY

Phil Thibault Can’t  Just Walk Away Now ~ DRACUT TODAY

By: Brian Genest – April, 2018 There’s nothing more swamp-like than Dracut politics. Our town keeps living up to its reputation for local politics that is personal and putrid. The current…

Kidnapping, Two Stabbings, Keep Cops Busy as Violent Crime Continues to Plummet in Lawrence

Kidnapping, Two Stabbings, Keep Cops Busy as Violent Crime Continues to Plummet in Lawrence

4-21-18 TWO STABBED Lawrence, Police were unusually busy Friday night with a kidnapping, several accidents, brawling at last call on Essex Street and a double stabbing on Amesbury and Methuen…

Ethics Commission Accuses Former State Rep. Fox, Former State Police Major Violated Financial Disclosure Laws

Ethics Commission Accuses Former State Rep. Fox, Former State Police Major Violated Financial Disclosure Laws

Fox and Jones face possible $1,250 civil penalties for allegedly filing their 2016 Statements of Financial Interests months late Gloria Fox State Police Major Jones The Enforcement Division of the…

Clean River Project Invites Community to “Earth Day Awareness Rally” Launch of the Merrimack Riverkeepers Coalition

Clean River Project Invites Community to “Earth Day Awareness Rally”  Launch of the Merrimack Riverkeepers Coalition

RALLY TO TAKE PLACE April 22nd, 11 am to 2 pm G.A.R. Park in Haverhill, MA On Sunday, April 22nd from 11 am to 2 pm at the G.A.R Park in…

The #MeToo Mob Scene – Movement Without A Cause

The #MeToo Mob Scene – Movement Without A Cause

By: Aliana Brodmann E. von Richthofen On the first day of my job at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute I came across a woman clearing out her cubicle in observable humiliation as…

Valley Patriot April, 2018 Edition #174 Honoring Dan Coady, Jr.

Valley Patriot April, 2018 Edition #174 Honoring Dan Coady, Jr.

DOWNLOAD OR READ PDF      READ IN FLIP PAGE VIEWER   Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is…

Amesbury Building Inspector Denis Nadeau Pays $3,500 Fine for Violating Conflict of Interest Law

Amesbury Building Inspector Denis Nadeau Pays $3,500 Fine for Violating Conflict of Interest Law

Nadeau intervened as Building Inspector in work performed at his neighbors’ home  Amesbury Building Inspector Denis Nadeau paid a $3,500 civil penalty after admitting to violating the conflict of interest…

DEA Raids Several Lawrence Locations, Make Arrests Early Monday

DEA Raids Several Lawrence Locations, Make Arrests Early Monday

April 9, 2018 The Federal Drug Enforcement Agency made several arrests in Lawrence Monday morning on Morton St., Parker Street, and several other locations throughout the city. Valley Patriot news…

Lawrence Mayor Announces Police Chief Applicant Review Committee

Lawrence Mayor Announces Police Chief Applicant Review Committee

LAWRENCE – Mayor Dan Rivera has named the members of the Police Chief Applicant Review Committee to replace Chief James Fitzpatrick who stepped down two months ago. Mayor Rivera has…

Troopers Catch Hit and Run Driver in Lawrence

Troopers Catch Hit and Run Driver in Lawrence

The Lawrence Police Department received a call shortly after 1AM Saturday morning for report of a Massachusetts State Trooper on the scene of a hit and run at the intersection…

MassDEP Fines NASDI, LLC $140,910 for Asbestos, Hazardous Waste Management Violations in Lawrence, Elsewhere

MassDEP Fines NASDI, LLC $140,910 for Asbestos, Hazardous Waste Management Violations in Lawrence, Elsewhere

Violations Found at Work Site in South Boston, Rental Property in Lawrence, and the company’s facilities in Woburn and Stoughton  BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized a…

Representative Jones’ Rape Kit Testing Proposal Now on Governor’s Desk

Representative Jones’ Rape Kit Testing Proposal Now on Governor’s Desk

BOSTON – A proposal by House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) to assist and empower victims of rape and sexual assault is one step closer to becoming law.…

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