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Lawrence Police Receive Tip on Drug Dealers

Lawrence Police Receive Tip on Drug Dealers

Cops Nab 2 Lawrence Residents Selling Cocaine in South Lawrence Tom Duggan – September 27, 2012 BREAKING….. (LAWRENCE) Lawrence Police officers arrested two Lawrence residents last night selling cocaine in…

Voters Reject Representative David Torrisi – Voter ID a Factor

Voters Reject Representative David Torrisi – Voter ID a Factor

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL Last month one of the strongest opponents of Voter ID in the Massachusetts State Legislature, David Torrissi (D) North Andover, was defeated by a conservative, Pro Voter-ID…

The State House Let Lawrence Down

The State House Let Lawrence Down

And the $34million bandaid the State threw at it fell off fast   By: Karin Rhoton – September, 2012 The City of Lawrence has been put in a financial position…

The Valley Loses Four K-9 Dogs in the Past Few Months

The Valley Loses Four K-9 Dogs in the Past Few Months

By: Tracey Zysk, Valley Patriot Doggie Columnist – September, 2012 In the past few months the Merrimack Valley experienced the unexplainable and unbelievable.   The loss of four very well established…

Forfeiting Civility in Tewksbury

Forfeiting Civility in Tewksbury

The 1st in an ongoing series on the Caswell Hotel By: Catherine Vanarnum – September, 2012 Imagine a thief who is able steal without sneaking, in broad daylight. “I need…

Solomon Decision was Right for Methuen

Solomon Decision was Right for Methuen

  By: D.J. Deeb – September, 2012 On Thursday, July 26th, Lawrence Superior Court Judge Robert Cornetta ruled that the City of Methuen had failed to prove its case that…

Deveau case a travesty of justice

  By: Joseph D’Amore – September, 2012 A week ago I almost struck from behind a motorcyclist who had come to a sudden stop. I was not looking other than straight…

Rep. Lyons Demands Immediate Appeal of Killer’s Sex Change

Rep. Lyons Demands Immediate Appeal of Killer’s Sex Change

Says Deval Patrick Should Have No Hesitation in Appealing Court Ruling   “This is an insult to the taxpayers of Massachusetts,” said Representative Jim Lyons of Andover. He represents neighborhoods…

Valley Advocates Lead the Way in Child Protection Legislation

Valley Advocates Lead the Way in Child Protection Legislation

By: Eva Montibello For more than a decade several pieces of child protection legislation have been in front of Massachusetts’s leadership, typically dying in the Judiciary Committee. Finally, many pieces…

Valley Advocates Lead the Way in Child Protection Legislation

Valley Advocates Lead the Way in Child Protection Legislation

  By; Eva Montabello – July, 2012 For more than a decade several pieces of child protection legislation have been in front of Massachusetts’s leadership, typically dying in the Judiciary…

Methuen Police Chief: Drug Dealers Invade Methuen

Methuen Police Chief: Drug Dealers Invade Methuen

Police Chief Joe Solomon Talks of Drugs, Politics and all those Lawsuits By: Tom Duggan, August 8, 2012 Methuen Police Chief, Joe Solomon, appeared on 980AM WCAP’s Paying Attention! Radio…

Former Lawrence Public School Dept. Graphic Designer, John Laurenza Cited for Accepting Bribes

Former Lawrence Public School Dept. Graphic Designer, John Laurenza Cited for Accepting Bribes

The Massachusetts State Ethics Commission approved a Disposition Agreement in with former Lawrence Public School Department Graphic Designer John Laurenza today. Laurenza admitted to violating conflict of interest laws, (specifically…

The Candidates for State Rep. And Where They Stand

The Candidates for State Rep. And Where They Stand

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2012 The race to fill the 2d Essex House District being left vacant by Harriet Stanley has three Republicans vying for the nomination in the…

Feds Pump $750,000 more into Lawrence

Feds Pump $750,000 more into Lawrence

Lawrence Receives Federal Funds to Hire 6 Police Officers Lawrence Must Pay $125,000 and pick up full tab after 3 years. “This year all new officers hired under the grant must…

Haverhill Mayor Receives Bequest for City’s Law Enforcement

  May – 2012 Mayor James J. Fiorentini is pleased to announce that the City of Haverhill has received a bequest from the Elmo D’Alessandro 1996 Trust in the amount…