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HERO IN OUR MIDST ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH ~ Infantry Soldier – Major Rick Kelley U.S. Army-Retired

HERO IN OUR MIDST ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH ~ Infantry Soldier – Major Rick Kelley U.S. Army-Retired

By: John Cuddy – February 2018 Truly a “hero in our midst”, it was an honor to interview Major Kelley. We are from the same home town, Lawrence, Massachusetts, and…

GLTS Students Build Home on Norris St. in Lawrence to Sharpen Their Technical Skills House 

GLTS Students Build Home on Norris St. in Lawrence to Sharpen Their Technical Skills House 

ANDOVER – Superintendent John Lavoie is pleased to announce that nearly 100 GLTS students are busy constructing a house as part of the school’s building program. Carpentry, electrical and plumbing…

MA State Police CAT (Community Action Team) Make Heroin/Fentanyl Trafficking Arrests in Lawrence

MA State Police CAT (Community Action Team) Make Heroin/Fentanyl Trafficking Arrests in Lawrence

Yesterday, the Troop-A Community Action Team (CAT) of the Massachusetts State Police was out in full force in the City of Lawrence, netting a large quantity of heroin in two…

Medflight Takes Lawrence Shooting Victim to Boston, Uncooperative with Police

Medflight Takes Lawrence Shooting Victim to Boston, Uncooperative with Police

  By: Tom Duggan – Feb, 10, 2018 LAWRENCE – Police have released few details about a man who was shot late Friday afternoon on a small canal bridge connecting…

Funeral Arrangements for Hero In Our Midst Robert “Bob” McCann

Funeral Arrangements for Hero In Our Midst Robert “Bob” McCann

UPDATE…. 2-10-18 ARRANGEMENTS HAVE CHANGED: Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Sunday February 11, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm at The Dewhirst-Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen.…

BG PECK in Lawrence Brings State of the Art Metal Stamping to a Whole New Level

BG PECK in Lawrence Brings State of the Art Metal Stamping to a Whole New Level

If you’ve driven through the industrial park in Lawrence and happen to travel Shepard Street you’ve probably driven by BG Peck Industries without ever realizing it. “We are on the…

Helping Ferals and Strays ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Helping Ferals and Strays ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – January 2018 For the past couple of weeks, those of us who live in New England have been subjected to bone chilling cold. Can you even…

Welcome to Lawrence Spanish Required

Welcome to Lawrence  Spanish Required

By: Kathy Runge – January 2018 In the past month, the city has created two positions requiring fluency in the Spanish language. In December, a community liaison position in the…

Two Lawrence Men Among Three Gang Members Charged With Illegal Gun Running

Two Lawrence Men Among Three Gang Members Charged With Illegal Gun Running

State, local and federal law enforcement charged three members of the Latin Gangsta (sic) Disciples with illegal gun running Friday. 26 year old Jose Ilarraza of Newburyport (AKA “Kae-Kae”), Bryan …

Lawrence is an Open City for The Migrant Homeless

Lawrence is an Open City  for The Migrant Homeless

By: Joe D’Amore January, 2018 Most cities and towns that are in proximity of Lawrence including those that share municipal borders have eradicated homelessness. This does not mean that they…

Lawrence’s Rep. Moran Secures $700K for More Lawrence Police

Lawrence’s Rep. Moran Secures $700K for More Lawrence Police

  State Representative Frank A. Moran (D—Lawrence) today announced that a state grant the Representative filed in the state budget has resulted in almost three quarters of a million dollars…

Opioid Crisis in MA and NH: Death Rate Highest in LAWRENCE

Opioid Crisis in MA and NH: Death Rate Highest in LAWRENCE

  By: Ira Keltz and Quianna Roy The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reports that in 2016 there were 2094 opioid-related overdose deaths in the Commonwealth, which was up a…

Lawrence Public Schools Service 258 Homeless Children Every Day

Lawrence Public Schools Service  258 Homeless Children Every Day

  The Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan hosted Arlin Santiago on the Paying Attention! Television Program earlier this month. Santiago is the “Educational Stability Specialist” for the Lawrence Public Schools.…

AUDIO: Lawrence Police Officer Neil Perocchi Ends His Shift Today For the Last Time

AUDIO: Lawrence Police Officer Neil Perocchi Ends His Shift Today For the Last Time

Lawrence Police Officer Neil Perocchi has served the City of Lawrence for 32 years. He ended his career Tuesday as he signed off from his last shift. A Lawrence police…

Police Arrest Lawrence Man in New Year’s Eve Murder on Reservoir St.

Police Arrest Lawrence Man in New Year’s Eve Murder on Reservoir St.

The Lawrence Police and The Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehensive Team have arrested 49 year old Jose Urena  of Lawrence for the execution of Jeffrie Santana-Peguero on New Year’s…