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Why Not Just Let Them All Die? ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (July, 2019)

Why Not Just Let Them All Die? ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (July, 2019)

July, 2019 In the process of posting breaking news on The Valley Patriot Facebook and Twitter pages we often encounter reader comments that evoke serious emotion, discussion, and debate. Earlier…

“Millennial Referendum on Marijuana Retail Stores in Lawrence”

“Millennial Referendum on Marijuana Retail Stores in Lawrence”

By: Tomas Michel – June 2019 The Lawrence Police Department made 755 drug related arrests in the community it serves, according to their annual report for 2018. A statewide referendum…

Lawrence’s Angus MacPherson, Two Wars and Forty Years of Naval Service! ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

Lawrence’s Angus MacPherson, Two Wars and Forty Years of Naval Service! ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

  By John Cuddy – June, 2019 Lawrence’s Angus MacPherson, better known as Mac, was originally from South Boston with fond memories of growing up there and especially of hanging…

Feds Arrest More Than 140 During Five Month Operation in Lawrence

Feds Arrest More Than 140 During Five Month Operation in Lawrence

U.S. Marshals-led operation targeted fugitives wanted for violent crime in and around Lawrence BOSTON – After a five month operation, dubbed “Operation Triple Beam,” 146 individuals, including dozens of fugitives…

Home Depots Donates Material and Volunteers to Renovate House of Mercy in Lawrence

Home Depots Donates Material and Volunteers to Renovate House of Mercy in Lawrence

Volunteers from 14 different Home Depot stores in New England showed up at the House of Mercy on Baystate Road with materials and workers to renovate the facility. “They did…

Columbia Gas Partnering with Massachusetts Communities

Columbia Gas Partnering with Massachusetts Communities

By Mark Kempic I knew it was an incredibly challenging time for the community when I arrived in Massachusetts last fall to assist with the recovery efforts following September’s gas…

State Police, Lawrence Police, Essex Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest 26 in Zero Tolerance Operation

State Police, Lawrence Police, Essex Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest 26 in Zero Tolerance Operation

The Massachusetts State Police, Lawrence Police Department, and Essex County Sheriff’s Department Friday night conducted a Zero Tolerance Initiative in Lawrence that resulted in 26 arrests. Units made 26 arrests,…

NECC Administrator Receives National Award

NECC Administrator Receives National Award

Nancy Julin, Northern Essex Community College’s assistant dean of health professions and director of iHealth programs, received the Idahlynn Karre Exemplary Leadership Award during the Chair Academy’s 28th Annual International…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook (April, 2019)

Tom Duggan’s Notebook (April, 2019)

NOW THAT WAS A BASH!!! Each year the Valley Patriot celebrates our anniversary with a charity BASH scholarship and award night. This year we raised and gave away almost $10,000…

Readers and Advertisers Donate $3,450 to Dan Coady Memorial Scholarship

Readers and Advertisers Donate $3,450 to Dan Coady Memorial Scholarship

    April, 2019 Last year Dan Coady of Coady’s Towing and Garage Service in Lawrence was struck and killed on Rt. 495. Within two days, one of our readers,…

Lawrence High, JrROTC Student Rachel Hiraldo Gets $2,175 Scholarship

Lawrence High, JrROTC Student Rachel Hiraldo Gets $2,175 Scholarship

Valley Patriot readers donated a total of $2,175 for a scholarship to Lawrence High School senior Rachel Hiraldo at the Valley Patriot’s 15th Anniversary Bash at the Firefighters Relief’s In…

Carina Pappalardo, TMF Win Goodwill Ambassador Award

Carina Pappalardo, TMF Win Goodwill Ambassador Award

Valley Patriot Renames Award for Good Samaritan Scott Clegg By: Tom Duggan, April, 2019 Last year a Good Samaritan in the Merrimack Valley named Scott Clegg passed away. He wasn’t…

MONDAY: Senator Markey, Rep. Trahan, Merrimack Valley Leaders, and Rondon Family to Unveil New Federal Pipeline Safety Legislation Named After Leonel Rondon

MONDAY: Senator Markey, Rep. Trahan, Merrimack Valley Leaders, and Rondon Family to Unveil New Federal Pipeline Safety Legislation Named After Leonel Rondon

Rondon family will join lawmakers, first responders, community organizations in Lawrence as Senator Markey outlines new legislation in wake of Merrimack Valley natural gas disaster Washington (April 5, 2019) –…

Meet the New Restaurant Pop Up in Lawrence

Meet the New Restaurant Pop Up in Lawrence

We are getting ready to welcome a new food entrepreneur into our business incubator, the Revolving Test Kitchen (RTK). RTK is a collaboration between Lupoli Companies, the city of Lawrence,…

Lawrence Resident Receives Award at Kennedy Center’s American College Theater Festival

Lawrence Resident Receives Award at Kennedy Center’s American College Theater Festival

Ten Salem State students receive awards in every category entered in regional competition, five will move on to national competition in Washington, DC     SALEM, MA –Chris Vega, of Lawrence,…

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