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Rep. Moran Secures $1M For Pet Projects

Rep. Moran Secures $1M  For Pet Projects

State Representative Frank A. Moran (D-Lawrence, Andover and Methuen) has secured $950,000 through budget amendments filed to the fiscal year 2020 budget signed by Governor Baker on Wednesday. Chairman Moran’s…

Legislation to Prevent Another Columbia Gas Disaster ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

Legislation to Prevent Another Columbia Gas Disaster  ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

  Hello Valley Patriot Readers, The devastating events of September 18, 2018, which destroyed homes and buildings in communities in North Andover, Lawrence and Andover will be long remembered. With…

“Grindr App Hinders LGBTQ Users’ Mental Health”

“Grindr App Hinders LGBTQ Users’ Mental Health”

By: Tomas Michele There are approximately 394,000 adults in the state of Massachusetts that identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or trans. Making us the second gayest state in the nation,…

LAWRENCE HEROES AROUND THE WORLD ~ Seaman Michael Hernandez

LAWRENCE HEROES AROUND THE WORLD ~ Seaman Michael Hernandez

SALALAH, OMAN – Seaman Michael Hernandez, from Lawrence, MA, heaves line aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) while pulling into port. Bainbridge is deployed to the…

Lawrence Hometown Hero Kevin Vanderhorst

Lawrence Hometown Hero Kevin Vanderhorst

BOSTON — The New England Revolution honored Kevin Vanderhorst from Lawrence, MA as the Hero of the Match at the team’s home game on Wednesday, June 26th against Philadelphia Union.…

I’m Running for Lawrence City Council by Sandy Almonte

I’m Running for Lawrence City Council by Sandy Almonte

LAWRENCE – Okay … so, I keep getting asked how can you help out in my campaign to continue being YOUR Voice this time as an AT-LARGE CITY COUNCILOR THIS…

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…

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