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A New Public Policy Response is Needed to Help Curb Homelessness

A New Public Policy Response is Needed to Help Curb Homelessness

By: Joe D’Amore – Oct. 2105 If cities and towns define extreme poverty and homelessness as a public-health issue, the public-policy responses will be quite different than what we are…

The Valley Patriot, October, 2015, Edition #144 ~ Rivera Called “Oreo Cookie”

The Valley Patriot, October, 2015, Edition #144 ~ Rivera Called “Oreo Cookie”

CLICK THE FRONT PAGE FOR FLIP PAGE VIEWER   READ ON-LINE with OUR NEW FLIP PAGE VIEWER  PDF OF THE OCT, 2015 VALLEY PATRIOT   NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE Tom DugganTom…

Two More Methuen Students Arrested for Threatening to Shoot Up Another School

Two More Methuen Students Arrested for Threatening to Shoot Up Another School

By: Tom Duggan – Oct. 23, 2015|7pm For the second time in two days, Methuen Public School students have been arrested for threatening to shoot up a school and kill…

Haverhill Student Arrested for Bringing Gun, Knife to School

Haverhill Student Arrested for Bringing Gun, Knife to School

October 23, 20115|1:15pm HAVERHILL – Haverhill Superintendent James Scully said today that a student at the John Greenleaf Whittier Middle School was arrested for bringing a knife and an airgun to…

Methuen High School Student Arrested for Making Threats to Shoot Up School, Had Material “Glorifying Columbine”

Methuen High School Student Arrested for Making Threats to Shoot Up School, Had Material “Glorifying Columbine”

By: Tom Duggan – Oct. 21, 2015|6pm A 16 year old Methuen High School Student was arrested on Tuesday after making threats to harm himself and others, including shooting up…

Haverhill Police/ATF Joint Task Force Arrest 19, Seize Weapons, Drugs in Raid on Tuesday

Haverhill Police/ATF Joint Task Force Arrest 19, Seize Weapons, Drugs in Raid on Tuesday

A total of 15 firearms were seized yesterday in Haverhill, including sawed off shot guns, assault rifles, and handguns, as well as a large quantity of illegal narcotics ranging from…

Organic Foods: Not as Healthy as You Think

Organic Foods: Not as Healthy as You Think

By Christine Morabito – October 2015 Organic farming has become a multi-billion-dollar industry. What you don’t know about it may surprise you. Eating organic is supposed to be healthier and better for…

Addressing the Epidemic

Addressing the Epidemic

By: Oscar Camargo – Sept., 2015 The opiate crisis in the Valley has had a chilling effect on the whole community. The town of Andover alone has laid seven of…

Andover Man, Local Teamsters Face 20 Years for Extortion of Reality TV Production Company,

Andover Man, Local Teamsters Face 20 Years for Extortion of Reality TV Production Company,

BOSTON—Five members of Teamsters Local 25 were arrested today in connection with attempting to extort a television production company that was filming a reality show in the Boston area in…

FBI Bank Robbery Task Force Seeks The “Incognito” Bandit, $10,000 Reward Offered for Info Leading to Arrest

FBI Bank Robbery Task Force Seeks The “Incognito” Bandit, $10,000 Reward Offered for Info Leading to Arrest

ARMED AND DANGEROUS Boston, Mass: The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Bank Robbery Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a bank robber who is considered to be armed…

DiZoglio Bill Would Prohibit OxyContin Prescriptions for Children

DiZoglio Bill Would Prohibit OxyContin Prescriptions for  Children

Legislation Comes in Response to Recent FDA Approval of OxyContin to Children under Age 17 (BOSTON) – State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) has filed legislation in the Massachusetts House of…

Lawrence 911 Dispatcher Files Defamation, Invasion of Privacy Suit Against the City, Mayor and Police Chief

Lawrence 911 Dispatcher Files Defamation, Invasion of Privacy Suit Against the City, Mayor and Police Chief

By: Tom Duggan – Sept 26, 2015 The viral media reports on a 911 dispatcher in Lawrence whose job was reportedly “on the line” for hanging up on “Spanish-speaking callers” has not only…

Supporting Sanctuary Status in Lawrence Only Creates a More Insecure Community

Supporting Sanctuary Status in Lawrence Only Creates a More Insecure Community

In reaction to the misinformed and ill-conceived vote recently taken by the Lawrence City Council to create a so-called sanctuary community, I wanted to express my major disappointment as it…

Woman Survives Horrific Crash on Rt 95 After Falling Asleep at the Wheel

Woman Survives Horrific Crash on Rt 95 After Falling Asleep at the Wheel

The Massachusetts State Police report that at 7:45am. Sunday morning, a 23-year-old woman from Providence, RI fell asleep while traveling on Route 95 southbound in Attleboro. Police say that the 2015…

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins Fined $2,500 for Conflicts of Interest

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins Fined $2,500 for Conflicts of Interest

Displayed his Sheriff’s ID when asking business owners to take down his campaign opponent’s campaign signs The State Ethics Commission has fined Suffolk County Sheriff,  Steven Tompkins after he admitted to violating…