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Lawrence police officer indicted on extortion charges

Lawrence police officer indicted on extortion charges

  Boston – A 16-year veteran officer of the Lawrence Police Department was indicted today in connection with attempting to use his position as a police officer to extort cocaine…

Democrat Candidate for Sheriff, Michael Marks Supports Privatization of Medical Services

Democrat Candidate for Sheriff, Michael Marks Supports Privatization of Medical Services

By: Tom Duggan – August 25, 2016 Last week The Valley Patriot hosted a substantive debate (SEE VIDEO) with the Democratic Party Candidates for Essex County Sheriff, leaving no doubt…

VIDEO: Essex County Sheriff Democratic Candidate Debate in North Andover

VIDEO: Essex County Sheriff Democratic Candidate Debate in North Andover

  The Valley Patriot newspaper hosted a debate for the Democratic Candidates for Essex County Sheriff at North Andover High School on Thursday, August 18, 2016. The candidates are: Michael…

Sheriff Candidate William Castro Files False Police Report Alleging Rival’s Supporter Stole and Damaged his Signs

Sheriff Candidate William Castro Files False Police Report Alleging Rival’s Supporter Stole and Damaged his Signs

Essex County Sheriff’s candidate William Castro of Lawrence, has filed a false police report against a campaign rival’s volunteer, claiming the volunteer was responsible for stealing and damaging campaign signs. Castro…

Lawrence’s Al Zappala Named GM of Sicilian Football Team

Lawrence’s Al Zappala Named GM of Sicilian Football Team

Lawrence native Alfred M. Zappala was named General Manager today of the Elephants Catania American football team in Catania, Sicily bringing decades of experience to one of the most  storied franchises in…

Lawrence Man Gets ‘Holiday Bonus’ in August

Lawrence Man Gets ‘Holiday Bonus’ in August

BRAINTREE, MA – Jonathan Vega of Lawrence is the third $2.5 million prize winner in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “$2,500,000 Holiday Bonus” instant game. Vega chose the cash option on…

Lawrence Councilor Almonte Resigns, Announces Run for Mayor in ’17

Lawrence Councilor Almonte Resigns, Announces Run for Mayor in ’17

By: Tom Duggan Embattled Lawrence City Councilor Sandy Almonte, who represents the District “A” Prospect Hill neighborhood, has resigned from her position just one month after being arrested for assault…

What You Need to Know About Fibromyalgia ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN

What You Need to Know About Fibromyalgia ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN

  By: Dr. Rami Rustum – July, 2016 Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder marked by widespread, unexplained pain in the muscles and joints. It’s not a disease. It’s a syndrome,…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – July, 2016

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – July, 2016

Reggie Autumn Craft & Vendor Fair to be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Greater Lawrence Technical School Andover, MA. We are looking for interested crafters and vendors interested…

Tails from the City ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

Tails from the City ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – July, 2016 July—a great month for fireworks, cookouts, beaches, and……TNR. What in the world is TNR? TNR stands for: Trap-Neuter-Return. After becoming aware of the number…

Free English Language Program for Adult Learners Starts this Fall at NECC in Lawrence

Free English Language Program for Adult Learners Starts this Fall at NECC in Lawrence

Free English classes for adult English language learners, who want to further their education or employment opportunities, will be offered at Northern Essex Community college beginning in September. This 16-week…

Lawrence Man Sentenced for Cashing $146,000 in Stolen Tax Refund Checks

Lawrence Man Sentenced for Cashing $146,000 in Stolen Tax Refund Checks

BOSTON – A Lawrence man was sentenced last weekin U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with receiving fraudulent U.S. Treasury checks. Rolfi Espinal, 49, was sentenced by U.S. District…

LARE Institute Grads Share Inspiring Stories

LARE Institute Grads Share Inspiring Stories

All eyes were on the sky as a plane circled overhead at the LARE Institute graduation celebration on June 16th. Students started snapping pictures of the message it was carrying,…

Fabricated Drama on the Lawrence City Council

Fabricated Drama on the Lawrence City Council

By: Kathy Runge – July, 2016 The soap operas have nothing on the Lawrence City Council. The meetings are filled with fabricated drama. The Budget Drama: During the first meeting…

980WCAP’s John MacDonald On The Execution of Police Officers

980WCAP’s John MacDonald On The Execution of Police Officers

Perhaps the best speech at the pro police rally held in Methuen, Massachusetts was by 980WCAP’s John MacDonald who took the gloves off and called out those responsible for the…

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