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2014 in Methuen, A Year in Review ~ By Methuen City Councilor Dan Grayton

2014 in Methuen, A Year in Review ~ By Methuen City Councilor Dan Grayton

As the year draws to a close I thought it appropriate to highlight some of the highs and lows that took place in Methuen in 2014. IT PRIVATIZATION It took…

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: the Lawrence RMV Move

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul:  the Lawrence RMV Move

By: Oscar Camargo – December, 2014 Whether you like it or not, the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) in South Lawrence is moving. The lifeblood of one community will be…

Ret. Woburn Chief Emotionally Speaks Out About “Protests” at Candle Light Vigil Honoring Slain Woburn Officer Jack Maguire

Ret. Woburn Chief Emotionally Speaks Out About “Protests” at Candle Light Vigil Honoring Slain Woburn Officer Jack Maguire

“Many times our lives have been threatened by people like those today that are marching. And they shouldn’t. They should be thanking us and thanking Jack who gave his life…

Vibrations from Ferguson

Vibrations from Ferguson

By: John MacDonald – December, 2014 On November 13, 2014, Congresswoman Tsongas led a hearing on police militarization following protests in Ferguson, Missouri in the House of Representatives. During that…

Awareness for COPD – 3rd Leading Cause of Death

Awareness for COPD – 3rd Leading Cause of Death

By: State Senator Katy Ives Dec. 2014 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It disproportionately impacts women and is caused…

State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil Decologero

State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil Decologero

DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 State Rep. Lenny Mirra and Phil DeCologero filled in for Paul Murano who took the day off. Topics:…

Download or View The December, 2014 Valley Patriot (Edition #134), Headline: Heroes Honored

Download or View The December, 2014 Valley Patriot (Edition #134), Headline: Heroes Honored

Click HERE for TURN PAGE VIEW of Edition #134 –December, 2014 Click here to download normal PDF of Valley Patriot   Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The…

Waste Management sells Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. to Energy Capital Partners

Waste Management sells Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. to Energy Capital Partners

HAMPTON, N.H. —  Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. today announced the close of its $1.94 billion acquisition by Energy Capital Partners from Waste Management. A definitive agreement for the sale was previously…

Lawrence City Council Chaos: Lantigua Holdovers Call for NO Confidence Vote in Mayor Rivera, Attack Lawrence Police as “Lazy”

Lawrence City Council Chaos: Lantigua Holdovers Call for NO Confidence Vote in Mayor Rivera, Attack Lawrence Police as “Lazy”

By: Tom Duggan 12/17/14 With only 11 months under his belt as Lawrence’s new mayor the Lawrence City Council is considering a vote of “No Confidence” against Mayor Dan Rivera…

Hit and Run Suspect Arrested on Warrants for Other Motor Vehicle Violations, Drove on Suspended License

Hit and Run Suspect Arrested on Warrants for Other Motor Vehicle Violations, Drove on Suspended License

METHUEN – Boston Police have arrested Lowell resident Robert Jacques on outstanding warrants for other motor vehicle violations, after he hit a 15 year old Methuen High student Wednesday  morning on…

Methuen Robbery Suspect Hits 7-11 in Woburn Police Ask for Public’s Help

Methuen Robbery Suspect Hits 7-11 in Woburn Police Ask for Public’s Help

VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon and Woburn Police say the same man who robbed the Mobile Station on Haverhill Street in Methuen yesterday also committed an armed…

PODCAST of the Paying Attention Radio Program – Racism, Ferguson, Eric Gardner and more!

PODCAST of the Paying Attention Radio Program – Racism, Ferguson, Eric Gardner and more!

  DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2   Paying Attention is hosted by Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan. Tom’s, Co-host is Paul Murano. Paying…

Former NH Rep., Atty. DiFruscia Caught Red Handed Stealing Valley Patriot Newspapers…. Again.

Former NH Rep., Atty. DiFruscia Caught Red Handed  Stealing Valley Patriot Newspapers…. Again.

For the past two years, The Valley Patriot has been investigating a series of thefts of newspapers and newspaper boxes throughout the Merrimack Valley totaling an estimated loss of more…

 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, Superintendent Riley, Asked to Join Transition Team for Governor-Elect Charlie Baker

 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, Superintendent Riley, Asked to Join Transition Team for Governor-Elect Charlie Baker

LAWRENCE – Despite the fact that Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera is a Democrat who endorsed Attorney General Martha Coakley, Rivera has been asked to join the transition team for Governor-Elect…

MIAA Backs North Andover Principals Decision to Suspend Basketball Coach, Says Scuzzarella Argued for Lower Penalty

MIAA Backs North Andover Principals Decision to Suspend Basketball Coach, Says Scuzzarella Argued for Lower Penalty

NORTH ANDOVER – In the wake of the basketball coach scandal in North Andover, The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) has issued a statement backing High School  principal Scuzzarella’s decision to…