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Baker’s Public Safety Secretary Changes Security in Prisons in Response to NY Prison Break

Baker’s Public Safety Secretary Changes Security in Prisons in Response to NY Prison Break

    June 30, 2015 Secretary of Public Safety Daniel Bennett today announced a reformed security procedure regarding access by attorneys to clients held in Department of Correction facilities in…

Haverhill Police Arrest Methuen Man Masturbating in Front of Children in His Car

Haverhill Police Arrest Methuen Man Masturbating in Front of Children in His Car

June 26, 2105 Haverhill Police Detectives say they arrested Methuen resident Matthew Homan (33, of 40 Danberry Dr.) on 2 counts of Open and Gross Lewdness earlier this week. According…

Garbage Truck Crashes into Lake Cochichewick in North Andover

Garbage Truck Crashes into Lake Cochichewick in North Andover

June 25, 2015 A garbage truck went off Great Pond Road in North Andover, Thursday and crashed into into Lake Cochichewick at about 6AM. The trash truck is owned by JRM Hauling…

Worcester Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Refund Fraud

Worcester Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Refund Fraud

BOSTON – A Worcester man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Worcester today to carrying out a stolen identity refund fraud scheme that netted almost $1 million. Jose Manuel…

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 2) Did Mass Audubon Sell its Soul to the Wind Industry?

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 2) Did Mass Audubon Sell its Soul to the Wind Industry?

By Christine Morabito – June 2015 As an environmentalist and bird lover, it gives me no pleasure to criticize the largest conservation organization in New England; an organization of which I…

Haverhill Mayor Appoints Interim, Acting Fire Chief

Haverhill Mayor Appoints Interim, Acting Fire Chief

06-11-15 Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini announced Thursday, that he has appointed John Parow as Interim Acting Fire Chief for the City of Haverhill. Prow replaces Chief Richard Borden who…

Lawrence Youth Team Laborer Arrested for Trafficking Heroin, Police Seize $10K in Heroin

Lawrence Youth Team Laborer Arrested for Trafficking Heroin, Police Seize $10K in Heroin

Haverhill Police Department Narcotics Unit and ATF Agents arrested 21 year old Franklin Cruz,  a laborer for the Lawrence Youth Team. Law enforcement seized 129.9 grams of heroin with a street value of…

Two More Friends Sentenced for Impeding Boston Marathon Bombing Investigation

Two More Friends Sentenced for Impeding Boston Marathon Bombing Investigation

BOSTON—Two more friends of convicted Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, were sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Boston for their role in impeding the Boston Marathon bombing investigation. Robel…

The Message of “Hope”

The Message of “Hope”

  By: John MacDonald – May, 2015 I often talk about leadership and wonder where the next great political leader will emerge from within the United States. What Governor, Congressman,…

Baltimore is Burning – The War Against Police

Baltimore is Burning – The War Against Police

By: Jef Katz – May, 2015 As I write this column, we see terrible acts of violence and radical activity in the City of Baltimore. Buildings are being looted and…

Adventures in Transparency

Adventures in Transparency

By: Kathy Runge – May, 2015 Although, in my opinion, violating the Open Meeting Laws is not unusual for our city council, the newest show of disrespect for city residents…

METHUEN – Private iPhone Sale Turns into Armed Robbery, Arrests

METHUEN – Private iPhone Sale Turns into Armed Robbery, Arrests

METHUEN – May 15, 2015 A Methuen man was robbed of $200 cash yesterday when he arrived to make a purchase of an iPhone 6 from a female he made…

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 1)

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 1)

By Christine Morabito - May 2015 It would make a great movie. The story begins in 2001, with an elaborate plot, filled with beautiful, wealthy, and powerful people. There are…

Family and Friends of Murdered Child in 1985 Trying to Raise Money for Headstone

Family and Friends of Murdered Child in 1985 Trying to Raise Money for Headstone

The friends and family of a child murdered in 1985 are desperately trying to raise money for her headstone 30 years later.  By: Tom Duggan – 4-26-14 In 1985 a…

Man Who Recorded, Interfered with Arrest is Himself up on Drug Charges

Man Who Recorded, Interfered with Arrest is Himself up on Drug Charges

        UPDATED 4-23-15 – CLICK ALL 4 IMAGES ABOVE TO READ According to documents obtained by the Valley Patriot, the man involved in videotaping police officers and walking…

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