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MS-13 Gang Leader Charged with Authorizing Two Murders in MA

MS-13 Gang Leader Charged with Authorizing Two Murders in MA

Defendant alleged to be nationwide leader of Molinos clique BOSTON –The nationwide leader of MS-13’s Molinos clique was charged in a fifth superseding indictment in connection with authorizing two of…

DCF Disgrace in Methuen ~ What is DCF Costing Methuen Taxpayers?

DCF Disgrace in Methuen ~ What is DCF Costing Methuen Taxpayers?

  Police Called 754 Times in three years 419 Times for Missing Kids   By: Tom Duggan – May, 2017 “The Department of Children and Families has worked diligently to…

Free Skin Cancer Screenings at Holy Family Hospital

Free Skin Cancer Screenings at Holy Family Hospital

METHUEN, MA — Dermatologists David Gruber, MD  from Andover Dermatology and Christine Kannler, MD from Northeast Dermatology Associates, will hold free skin cancer screenings at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen…

Carter, MaGuire Win Valley Patriot Hero Veteran Award

Carter, MaGuire Win Valley Patriot Hero Veteran Award

$1,600 from BASH Proceeds Donated to Veterans for Wheelchairs and Groceries   Each year The Valley Patriot holds a charity BASH on the anniversary of the newspaper’s birth. “I’m so…

Valley Patriot/Lawrence High School Alumni Association Scholarship Winners

Valley Patriot/Lawrence High School Alumni Association Scholarship Winners

It’s amazing what the Valley Patriot has done with this annual BASH scholarship program,” said Chris Eldredge of the Lawrence High School Alumni Association. Each year The Valley Patriot throws…

Valley Patriot Partners with Methuen Police to Grant $2,000 in Scholarships

Valley Patriot Partners with Methuen Police to Grant $2,000 in Scholarships

2017 is the first year The Valley Patriot BASH has partnered with the men and women of the Methuen Police Department for a scholarship presentation in the amount of $1,000…

Valley Patriot/Gr. Lawrence Tech. School, $1K Scholarship Winner Daniela Marroquin

Valley Patriot/Gr. Lawrence Tech. School, $1K Scholarship Winner Daniela Marroquin

Jessica Finnocchiaro of the Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover has been working with The Valley Patriot BASH committee for the past three years. Finnocchiaro interviews students who apply for…

Valley Patriot, Team Zingales Partner for $2,000 in Scholarships

Valley Patriot, Team Zingales Partner for $2,000 in Scholarships

Each year The Valley Patriot holds its annual charity BASH. This year seven students attending the BASH walked away with $1,000 in scholarship money for college.  “Six years ago The…

Unfunded Mandates Hurt Methuen Taxpayers

Unfunded Mandates Hurt Methuen Taxpayers

By: DJ Deeb – April, 2017 There have been many noteworthy stories about the City of Methuen this past month. New contracts have been approved by city officials, the Marijuana…

40R Zoning and Methuen’s Downtown

40R Zoning and Methuen’s Downtown

By: Linda Dean Campbell – Feb. 2017 Methuen has made some significant strides in recent years leveraging State investment in projects to renovate the High School, build the Methuen Rail…

May 1 is Speak English Day in Lawrence – KATHY’S LAWRENCE NOTEBOOK

May 1 is Speak English  Day in Lawrence – KATHY’S LAWRENCE NOTEBOOK

By: Kathy Runge – Feb. 2017 First, I would like to thank Mayor Rivera and Governor Baker for protecting us from the snow. Snow is easy. Snow doesn’t vote. Let’s…

GENITALS DO NOT DEFINE US ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

GENITALS DO NOT DEFINE US ~ YE GAY OL’ VALLEY

                By: Dani Langevin – Feb. 2017 Take a good look at the pictures above. When these children go to school or are out…

Meow Mixer – April 28th, Tewksbury – ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Meow Mixer – April 28th, Tewksbury – ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Feb. 2017 It is no secret that I am passionate about helping animals. More specifically, I am involved in cat fostering and cat rescue and I perform…

Methuen School Officers Engage in Residency Checks!

Methuen School Officers Engage in Residency Checks!

By: D.J. Deeb – Feb. 2017 There has been much discussion on social media regarding residency requirements for students attending Methuen schools. Unfortunately, most of the information appearing on these…

Vietnam Veteran Richard Russell – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – HEROES IN OUR MIDST

Vietnam Veteran Richard Russell – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – HEROES IN OUR MIDST

By: Beth D’Amato – Feb. 2017 The Valley Patriot is celebrating its 13th year in publication this month! As part of that tribute, we are spotlighting one of our very…