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Methuen Superior Officer’s Taking City to Court Over Pay

Methuen Superior Officer’s Taking City to Court Over Pay

 SUPERIOR OFFICERS LETTER TO THE CITY The Methuen Police Superior Officer’s Union is taking the city to court over the illegal activity on the city’s part in passing their contract…

Methuen Police Department Adopts Smart911 Technology

Methuen Police Department Adopts Smart911 Technology

METHUEN — Police Chief Joseph Solomon announces the new Smart911 mobile app to provide greater access to the lifesaving benefits of Smart911, plus targeted location-based alerts to all residents. Methuen…

Senate Adopts DiZoglio Rule Banning Use of Nondisclosure Agreements In Sexual Claims

Senate Adopts DiZoglio Rule Banning Use of Nondisclosure Agreements In Sexual Claims

BOSTON — The Massachusetts State Senate has unanimously passed a change to senate rules banning nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) regarding incidents of sexual assault, harassment, or discrimination. The rule change, proposed by Senator…

Methuen Police Share Animal Control Success Stories

Methuen Police Share Animal Control Success Stories

METHUEN — Chief Joseph Solomon is pleased to highlight the recent successes of the Methuen Police Department’s Animal Control Officer. In just the last several weeks, Methuen Animal Control Officer…

Encrypting Police Scanner in Lawrence is Wrong

Encrypting Police Scanner in Lawrence is Wrong

By: Rich Russell – January, 2019 On December 20, 2018, as Mayor Dan Rivera was having his annual Christmas party, a tragic event happened. The Lawrence Police Department ENCRYPTED all…

Bizarre Shooting at McDonalds in Methuen over Stolen Car Doors

Bizarre Shooting at McDonalds in Methuen over Stolen Car Doors

VIDEO OF THE AFTERMATH Police were called to the McDonalds on Haverhill Street in Methuen for a call of shots fired late Monday evening. When police arrived they found a…

Lawrence Rep. Moran Secures $750K for Lawrence Police

Lawrence Rep. Moran Secures $750K for Lawrence Police

  State Representative Frank A. Moran (D—Lawrence, Andover, Methuen) today announced that a state grant program the representative filed in this year’s state budget has resulted in over three quarters of…

Violent Crime Plummets in Lawrence

Violent Crime Plummets in Lawrence

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM OR A NEW NORMAL IN LAWRENCE?  It isn’t a sexy story, so you probably won’t read about it in the local daily newspaper, but violent…

Gov. Baker and U.S. Surgeon General to Speak at Second Annual P.A.A.R.I National Law Enforcement Summit

Gov. Baker and U.S. Surgeon General to Speak at Second Annual P.A.A.R.I National Law Enforcement Summit

Event will Stream Live at PAARIUSA.org/livestream BOSTON — Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade is pleased to announce that Gov. Charlie Baker and U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome Adams will…

Hey Columbia Gas- The Homeless Have No Temporary Homes

Hey Columbia Gas- The Homeless Have No Temporary Homes

By: Joe D’Amore  – November, 2018 There are at least 350 trailers dotting the landscape of Campagnone green and the large parking lot at Pemberton Park along North Canal street…

Two Arrested in Salem Street Shooting That Left 2 Wounded in Lawrence

Two Arrested in Salem Street Shooting That Left 2 Wounded in Lawrence

UPDATE NOVEMBER 26, 2018 Lawrence Police confirm that Luis Roman, age 18 of Lawrence and Christopher Perez age 21 of Lawrence were arrested and charged with armed assault with intent to…

North Andover Resident Finds Columbia Gas Worker Scrawled “N” Word on Her Basement Pipes

North Andover Resident Finds Columbia Gas Worker Scrawled “N” Word on Her Basement Pipes

By: Tom Duggan – Nov. 15, 2018 North Andover resident Rachel Moffat says she was “horrified” last month to find that workers for Columbia Gas wrote an ethnic slur (the…

Methuen Police Arrest Three Juveniles, Recover Firearm after Report of Suspicious Activity

Methuen Police Arrest Three Juveniles, Recover Firearm after Report of Suspicious Activity

    METHUEN — The Methuen Police Department arrested three juveniles and seized a handgun and ammunition after officers responded Tuesday to a citizen report of suspicious activity. The suspects…

The October 2018 Edition of The Valley Patriot – Columbia Gas Disaster

The October 2018 Edition of The Valley Patriot – Columbia Gas Disaster

DOWNLOAD THE PDF OF THE OCTOBER, 2018 READ IN OUR FLIP PAGE VIEWER WITHOUT DOWNLOADING        Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper…

Methuen Police Chief Featured in Time Magazine Multimedia Feature

Methuen Police Chief Featured in Time Magazine Multimedia Feature

METHUEN — Chief Joseph Solomon was recently included as one of more than 200 people from across the country featured in a “Time” Magazine story exploring guns in America. In…