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Methuen Mayor-elect Neil Perry Begins to Assemble his Team

Methuen Mayor-elect Neil Perry Begins to Assemble his Team

If you enjoy our news  coverage please consider making a $1 donation   Newly elected Methuen Mayor Neil Perry will take office on January 6th. He was elected last month with 71%…

Police Arrest Suspect in Christmas Eve Shooting in Methuen

Police Arrest Suspect in Christmas Eve Shooting in Methuen

If you enjoy our news  coverage please consider making a $1 donation UPDATED December 27, 2019 The suspect in the Christmas Eve shooting on Broadway and Center Street has been taken into…

Royal House of Roast Beef, Giovanni’s ~ JOEL’S METHUEN FOOD CORNER

Royal House of Roast Beef, Giovanni’s ~ JOEL’S METHUEN FOOD CORNER

This is the premier column from our new foodie columnist, Methuen City Councilor Joel Faretra. Each month Joel will visit restaurants in Methuen and rate their best dishes. By: Joel…

Mayor Delays Police Superior Officer’s Union Arbitration – Perry Says He is Looking Forward to Settling Dispute

Mayor Delays Police Superior Officer’s Union Arbitration – Perry Says He is Looking Forward to Settling Dispute

If you enjoy our news  coverage please consider making a $1 donation December 18, 2019 Methuen Mayor Jim Jajuga has asked the courts to delay – once again – the December 16th…

Methuen Man Arrested for Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl

Methuen Man Arrested for Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl

BOSTON – Two men were arrested on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, and charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl. Steven Perez, of Lowell, and Anthony Holloway, of Methuen, were arrested and…

Lawrence Man Pleads Guilty to Distribution And Possession of Fentanyl

Lawrence Man Pleads Guilty to Distribution And Possession of Fentanyl

BOSTON – A Lawrence man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston in connection with selling fentanyl. John Mena, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution and possession…

This is No Way to Move Methuen Forward ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL 12-19

This is No Way to Move Methuen Forward ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL 12-19

Last week, a Methuen City Council meeting degenerated into a circus, complete with an orchestrated political attack on newly elected mayor Neil Perry. First, City Councilor Steve Saba (who campaigned…

Entrepreneurship in the City of Lawrence

Entrepreneurship in the City of Lawrence

By: Tomas Gabriel Michel Diving into a business venture and becoming an entrepreneur is one of the most excruciating tasks an individual can partake into, but also, one of the…

VALLEY PATRIOT of the MONTH ~ Gerard Boucher US Marine Corp-Retired; Still Serving Brother & Sister Veterans!

VALLEY PATRIOT of the MONTH ~ Gerard Boucher US Marine Corp-Retired; Still Serving Brother & Sister Veterans!

By: John Cuddy – November, 2019 Haverhill’s Gerard Boucher joined the US Marine Corp to avoid getting drafted by the US Army. On the wall of his home sits a…

Methuen Superior Officers Claims Retaliation Over Contract Dispute

Methuen Superior Officers Claims Retaliation Over Contract Dispute

If you enjoy our news  coverage please consider making a $1 donation As part of the ongoing arbitration between the Methuen Superior Officer’s Union and the City of Methuen, the union is…

Education Reform ~ In Your Corner with Senator DiZoglio

Education Reform ~ In Your Corner with Senator DiZoglio

If you enjoy our news  coverage please consider making a $1 donation Hello Valley Patriot Readers, It has been 25 years since the state’s education funding formula has been updated. A lack…

Neil Perry to Lead Methuen

Neil Perry to Lead Methuen

The Valley Patriot caught up with Methuen Mayor-elect Neil Perry on election night to talk about his thoughts on the election and how he is going to move Methuen forward…

All Aboard to Honor Our Vietnam Veterans

All Aboard to Honor  Our Vietnam Veterans

If you’re reading this column, please thank a veteran for making it possible. Since our country’s founding nearly 250 years ago, our veterans have fought to protect and defend all…

Rowley Man Arrested after Trying to Stab Methuen Cop with Hypodermic Needle

Rowley Man Arrested after Trying to Stab Methuen Cop with Hypodermic Needle

November 30, 2019 A 28 year old  Rowley man is under arrest today after leading police on a chase through the city and onto Rt. 495. Police say they saw Jacob…

Former Methuen Mayor Pollard Speaks Out On Being Attacked During Mayoral Campaign

Former Methuen Mayor Pollard Speaks Out On Being Attacked During Mayoral Campaign

Through much of the mayoral campaign in Methuen, those who supported Jen Kannan and indeed Jen herself tried to make the election about the fact that former mayor Sharon Pollard…