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The UNICO Merrimack Valley Benevolent Committee Awards $33,500 to Local Charities

The UNICO Merrimack Valley Benevolent  Committee Awards $33,500 to Local Charities

A brief award ceremony was conducted prior to the monthly UNICO Merrimack Valley Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, May 2nd at the Doubletree hotel, Andover, MA. UNICO of Merrimack…

Sheriff Coppinger, Paying Attention to the Opioid Epidemic

Sheriff Coppinger, Paying Attention to the Opioid Epidemic

PART 1 Last month Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger appeared on the Paying Attention Podcast with Tom Duggan to discuss the opioid crisis and what he is doing in the…

House Passes DiZoglio Bill to Assist Veterans with Cost of Emergency Medical Services

House Passes DiZoglio Bill to Assist Veterans with Cost of Emergency Medical Services

(BOSTON) – The Massachusetts House of Representatives has passed legislation sponsored by State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) to assist veterans in need of emergency medical assistance. Currently, veterans in need of…

GLTS Students Restore Fleet of Lawrence Police Cruisers

GLTS Students Restore Fleet of Lawrence Police Cruisers

    ANDOVER — Superintendent John Lavoie is pleased to announce that GLTS partnered with the Lawrence Police Department to restore three police cruisers. Juniors and seniors in the school’s…

 Former State Rep. Gloria Fox, Former State Police Major James Jones Pay Fines, Ethics Commission Dismisses Case for Conflict of Interest

 Former State Rep. Gloria Fox, Former State Police Major James Jones Pay Fines, Ethics Commission Dismisses Case for Conflict of Interest

Fox and Jones pay $1,250 civil penalties for filing their 2016 Statements of Financial Interests late  The State Ethics Commission on May 17th allowed motions to dismiss adjudicatory proceedings against…

13 Arrested in Joint State, Federal, Local Sweep of Major Opioid Traffickers on North Shore

13 Arrested in Joint State, Federal, Local Sweep of Major Opioid Traffickers on North Shore

Authorities seize nearly 2.6 kilograms of heroin/fentanyl, 3,000 pills and $415,000 in total BOSTON – Thirteen people were arrested and 12 were arraigned yesterday in connection with a major heroin/fentanyl and…

Methuen Firefighters Anthony Coco and Ryan Colvin named 2018 recipients of the “EMS Stewards of the Community” award

Methuen Firefighters Anthony Coco and Ryan Colvin named 2018 recipients of the “EMS Stewards of the Community” award

Methuen Fire Chief Tim Sheehy and the Methuen Fire Department are proud to announce that Firefighters Anthony Coco and Ryan Colvin have been named 2018 recipients of the “EMS Stewards…

City Bull Dozes Another Homeless Encampment on Train Bridge in South Lawrence

City Bull Dozes Another Homeless Encampment on Train Bridge in South Lawrence

By: Tom Duggan – May 23, 2018 A homeless encampment on the railroad bridge adjacent to the water falls in South Lawrence has been bulldozed by the Lawrence DPW with…

Dighton Police Chief Robert MacDonald Fined $7K for Conflict of Interest 

Dighton Police Chief Robert MacDonald Fined $7K for Conflict of Interest 

MacDonald recommended his son for appointment as full-time police officer Dighton Police Chief Robert MacDonald has paid a $7,000 civil penalty after admitting to violating the conflict of interest law…

Methuen Methuen School Committee Increases Budget a Whopping 13%

Methuen Methuen School Committee Increases Budget a Whopping 13%

By: D.J. Deeb – May, 2018 Members of the Methuen School Committee voted to request that the mayor and School Committee approve a budget of $82.5 million, a 13% increase…

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…

Senate Funds Narcan Bulk Purchasing to Bring Down Cost for Municipalities ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Senate Funds Narcan Bulk Purchasing to Bring Down Cost for Municipalities ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives – May, 2018 The State Senate included funding in the Fiscal Year 2018 supplemental budget for the Municipal Naloxone Bulk Purchase Trust Fund, which allows…

Essex County Sheriff’s Department Opens New Re-Entry Transition Unit

Essex County Sheriff’s Department Opens New Re-Entry Transition Unit

The Essex County Sheriff’s Department (ECSD) held a Grand Opening event on May 16 for its new Re-Entry Transition Unit (RTU) at the department’s Pre-Release Center on Marston St. in…

Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Buying Explosives, Guns, with Intent to Murder Federal Judge, Former AG

Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Buying Explosives, Guns, with Intent to Murder Federal Judge, Former AG

CONCORD – United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today that Edward McLarnon, 69, of Malden, Massachusetts, was sentenced to serve 25 years in federal prison for receiving firearms with intent…

Snowflakes Weep Over Cop Killer Photo ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (May, 2018)

Snowflakes Weep Over Cop Killer Photo ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (May, 2018)

Last month John Williams murdered a Somerset County Sheriff’s Department Corporal named Eugene Cole in Norridgewock, Maine. Corporal Cole was a 13-year veteran of the department. His son is also…