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Methuen Police Arrest Man Barricaded on Pine Street After Escaping Police Custody in Lowell

Methuen Police Arrest Man Barricaded on Pine Street After Escaping Police Custody in Lowell

By: Tom Duggan – Sept 4, 2018 Methuen police called in the swat team early Tuesday morning at 30 Pine Street when a man who escaped police custody in Lowell…

Methuen Police Celebrate Lt. Frank Korn’s Retirement

Methuen Police Celebrate Lt. Frank Korn’s Retirement

    METHUEN — Chief Joseph Solomon is pleased to announce that the Methuen Police Department recently celebrated the retirement of Lt. Frank Korn after 32 years of dedicated service.…

Valley Towing in Methuen Vindicated by Court Ruling

Valley Towing in Methuen Vindicated by Court Ruling

A judge has dismissed a $5.5M lawsuit against Valley Towing and two Methuen police officers by Chris Nesbitt, brother of Charlie Nesbitt. Charlie Nesbitt has mounted a social media campaign…

Veterans Legislation Goes to Governor Baker’s Desk to Be Signed

Veterans Legislation Goes to Governor Baker’s Desk to Be Signed

  By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell ~ August, 2018 I am proud that the Massachusetts Legislature has renewed its commitment to our Veterans by passing the BRAVE Act. As…

School Committees Play Vital Role in State Oversight

School Committees Play Vital  Role in State Oversight

By: DJ Deeb –  August, 2018 As of the deadline for this article the City/School budgets have not been fully resolved or finalized, but I hope to provide more information…

City Violates Public Records Law Refusing Methuen Superior Officers’ Public Records Requests

City Violates Public Records Law Refusing Methuen Superior Officers’ Public Records Requests

By: Tom Duggan – August 15, 2018 The attorney for the Methuen Superior officers union has requested public information from the city regarding salaries and contracts for other city departments…

Let’s Stop Blaming Methuen Police for City’s Financial Problems ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, AUG. 2018

Let’s Stop Blaming Methuen Police for City’s Financial Problems ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, AUG. 2018

The City of Methuen is in a financial mess that has resulted in the mayor and city council having to borrow $4M from the state. That $4M loan comes at…

Let’s Stop Blaming Methuen Police for City’s Financial Problems ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, AUG. 2018

Let’s Stop Blaming Methuen Police for City’s Financial Problems ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, AUG. 2018

  The City of Methuen is in a financial mess that has resulted in the mayor and city council having to borrow $4M from the state. That $4M loan comes…

Linda Buell of Methuen Honored at the State House as an Unsung Heroine

Linda Buell of Methuen Honored at the State House as an Unsung Heroine

(BOSTON) – The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women gathered alongside legislators in the Great Hall to honor women from various municipalities across the state as members of the…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ July, 2018

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ July, 2018

HELP THE HOMELESS Every Wednesday night a volunteer group called “The Movement Family” serves a family style meal for the homeless at the Buckley Garage on Common Street in Lawrence.…

Shooting in Methuen Tied to Lawrence Address

Shooting in Methuen Tied to Lawrence Address

Methuen police are investigating a shooting on Tenney St. near the park. The shooting took place at approximately 5:14pm Tuesday. A caller described a white Honda Civic with Massachusetts Registration…

Lawrence Mayor Endorses Minicucci For State Rep. to Replace DiZoglio

Lawrence Mayor Endorses Minicucci For State Rep. to Replace DiZoglio

LAWRENCE, MA – Calling her a “woman who gets things done,” Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera announced that he is supporting local businesswoman Christina Minicucci (D-North Andover) for the open 14th…

Foster Parent Recruitment Funding in the State Budget is Priceless ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Foster Parent Recruitment Funding in the State Budget is Priceless ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Ives – July, 2018 One of my budgetary priorities this year was to increase funding for the Foster Care Parent Campaign line item in the Fiscal Year…

Shootings, Stabbings, 2 Nights of Violence Shatters Peaceful Summer ~ PAYING ATTENTION EXTRA!

Shootings, Stabbings, 2 Nights of Violence Shatters Peaceful Summer ~ PAYING ATTENTION EXTRA!

  July 28, 2018 It’s been a historically peaceful summer in Lawrence with violent crime down nearly 50% and murders (so far) this year down by 2/3.  Since the beginning…

Press Release from the Methuen Superior Officers Union in response to state rep Linda Dean Campbel

Press Release  from the Methuen Superior Officers Union  in response to state rep Linda Dean Campbel

     The Methuen Police Superior Officers Association applauds State Representative Linda Dean Campbell in calling for a state investigation into the city’s contract with our union.  We welcome the…