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Crazier and Crazier ~ Jeff Katz

Crazier and Crazier ~  Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – Feb. 2017 There are those times when you just have to shake your head, pour another cup of coffee, shake your head and then rinse and…

Exchange Club’s Lawrence Firefighters of the Year

Exchange Club’s Lawrence Firefighters of the Year

  Each year the Lawrence Exchange Club presents Lawrence, Andover and North Andover public safety officials with the Police Officer, Firefighters, and EMT’s of the Year. Lawrence Fire Chief Moriarty read…

Lawrence to Spent $260K for Gun Buyback Program

Lawrence to Spent $260K for Gun Buyback Program

Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera & Chief James Fitzpatrick announced today what they are calling an anti-gun violence initiative to get 1,000 guns off the city streets of Lawrence and to…

Methuen Police Arrest Three For Armed Robbery

Methuen Police Arrest Three For Armed Robbery

On Sunday, February 19, 2017 at approximately 5:00 P.M., officers responded to the area of 7 Craven St. for a report of an unarmed robbery which had just occurred. Once…

Lawrence Politicians Behaving Badly

Lawrence Politicians Behaving Badly

By: Kathy Runge – January, 2017 In December ex-District A Councilor and potential mayoral candidate Sandy Almonte verbally abused a Lawrence police officer at the scene of an accident involving…

Massachusetts Senate Opposes Trump’s National Security Measures

Massachusetts Senate Opposes Trump’s National Security Measures

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a resolution Thursday to condemn the recent Executive Order issued by President Donald J. Trump which bars entry to the United States for…

Big Issues for The 2017-2018 Legislative Session

Big Issues for The 2017-2018 Legislative Session

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Jan. 2017 Before I list several very challenging issues that we will likely face in this Session – some good news: Massachusetts was recently…

There’s a New Sheriff in Town, Now the Work Begins ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (JAN-2017)

There’s a New Sheriff in Town, Now the Work Begins ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (JAN-2017)

During the reign of Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins we have seen political relatives hired to major, high-paying jobs, sober houses located in crack neighborhoods in Lawrence, complaints of employees…

Boxford PD Blues ~ What Are They Hiding in Boxford?

Boxford PD Blues ~ What Are They Hiding in Boxford?

By: Tom Duggan, January, 016 For the last few months, The Valley Patriot has been sifting through dozens of complaints about the police chief and the inner workings of the…

Bump Calls on Office of Court Interpreter Services to Improve Payment Processes

Bump Calls on Office of Court Interpreter Services to Improve Payment Processes

 Audit Report – HERE BOSTON, MA — Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today is calling on the Office of Court Interpreter Services (OCIS) to improve its payment processes, particularly for per…

Haverhill Police Make Multiple Arrests in Home Invasion Case 

Haverhill Police Make Multiple Arrests in Home Invasion Case 

Haverhill Police along with the assistance of the MA State Police VFAS Unit , Maine State Police, and the US Marshals have made multiple arrests related to a home invasion…

Methuen Police Officer Helps Family Replace Stolen Car Seat

Methuen Police Officer Helps Family Replace Stolen Car Seat

METHUEN — Mayor Stephen Zanni and Chief Joseph E. Solomon are pleased to announce that the Methuen Police Department has purchased a new car seat for a family whose car…

Methuen Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Fentanyl And Heroin

Methuen Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Fentanyl And Heroin

CONCORD, N.H. – Emily Gray Rice, United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire, announced Wednesday, that Luis Martin Carvajal Gonzalez, also known as Wilfredo Laboy, pleaded guilty to…

FBI Task Force Seek Identity of Bank Robber in Cambridge

FBI Task Force Seek Identity of Bank Robber in Cambridge

Boston, Mass:  The Federal Bureau of Investigation Violent Crimes Task Force, the Cambridge Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the individual who…

Woburn Police Arrest Three on Drugs Charges as Part of Ongoing Drug Investigation

Woburn Police Arrest Three on Drugs Charges as Part of Ongoing Drug Investigation

WOBURN — Chief Robert J. Ferullo reports that the Woburn Police Department arrested three men this week who were allegedly involved in drug possession and distribution in the city. Members…