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Five Spices To Spice Up Your Health ~ YOUR HEALTH with RICK BELLANTI

Five Spices To Spice Up Your Health ~ YOUR HEALTH with RICK BELLANTI

By: Rick Bellanti – April, 2018 Over the last year you have seen me write about what foods to stay away from, what foods make you unhealthy and also cause…

My Trip to Israel

My Trip to Israel

By: Peter Larocque – April, 2018 I had the awesome privilege last month of being a part of the TBN, (Trinity Broadcasting Network) Hope & Grace 2018 Israel Tour. I…

Indoor Games ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Indoor Games ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – April, 2018 Without a doubt, cats that are kept indoors live longer than cats that are allowed to roam freely outside. But are these indoor cats…

Amber Alert: Have You Seen the Ordinance Committee?

Amber Alert: Have You Seen the Ordinance Committee?

By: Kathy Runge – April, 2018 The Lawrence Ordinance Committee, consisting of Councilors Reyes, Rodriguez, De La Cruz and Levy, only met twice during the first three months of this…

Team Zingales/Century 21 Gives $1K Scholarship to LHS Star at Charity BASH!

Team Zingales/Century 21 Gives $1K Scholarship to LHS Star at Charity BASH!

FIREFIGHTERS RELIEF’S IN – 1 MARKET ST., LAWRENCE Each year Joe Zingales and Rosanna Zingales-Lopez from Century 21 TEAM ZINGALES in Methuen donate at least $1,000 for our Valley Patriot BASH…

Honoring Dan Coady, Jr. with Scholarship

Honoring Dan Coady, Jr. with Scholarship

FIREFIGHTERS RELIEF’S IN, 1 MARKET ST, LAWRENCE. Valley Patriot publisher told the attendees of the 14th Anniversary BASH last month how the Dan Coady Memorial Scholarship came to be. “As…

23 Year Old Man Murdered on Broadway in Lawrence Late Tuesday Night Identified

23 Year Old Man Murdered on Broadway in Lawrence Late Tuesday Night Identified

    By: Tom Duggan – May 1, 2018   A 23 year old man (who was originally identified as 25) was shot to death late Tuesday night at 550…

Study: Mayoral Candidates Spend $6M in ’17 Election ~ Rivera Ranks #7 Among Big Spenders

Study: Mayoral Candidates Spend $6M in ’17 Election ~ Rivera Ranks #7 Among Big Spenders

According to the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF), mayoral finalists in 35 cities reported $6,092,517 in expenditures during the 2017 election. HERE ARE THE TOP TEN BIG…

Lawrence Man Pleads Guilty to Interstate Opioid Trafficking Conspiracy

Lawrence Man Pleads Guilty to Interstate Opioid Trafficking Conspiracy

BOSTON – Two men pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to their roles in an opioid trafficking conspiracy involving the distribution of fentanyl, heroin, and oxycodone across Massachusetts and…

President Trump was Right About Lawrence ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (4-18)

President Trump was Right About Lawrence ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (4-18)

Last month, President Trump accurately pointed out that because the City of Lawrence is considered a “sanctuary city” it attracts criminals who are here illegally, because they know they won’t…

Phil Thibault Can’t Just Walk Away Now ~ DRACUT TODAY

Phil Thibault Can’t  Just Walk Away Now ~ DRACUT TODAY

By: Brian Genest – April, 2018 There’s nothing more swamp-like than Dracut politics. Our town keeps living up to its reputation for local politics that is personal and putrid. The current…

Kidnapping, Two Stabbings, Keep Cops Busy as Violent Crime Continues to Plummet in Lawrence

Kidnapping, Two Stabbings, Keep Cops Busy as Violent Crime Continues to Plummet in Lawrence

4-21-18 TWO STABBED Lawrence, Police were unusually busy Friday night with a kidnapping, several accidents, brawling at last call on Essex Street and a double stabbing on Amesbury and Methuen…

Clean River Project Invites Community to “Earth Day Awareness Rally” Launch of the Merrimack Riverkeepers Coalition

Clean River Project Invites Community to “Earth Day Awareness Rally”  Launch of the Merrimack Riverkeepers Coalition

RALLY TO TAKE PLACE April 22nd, 11 am to 2 pm G.A.R. Park in Haverhill, MA On Sunday, April 22nd from 11 am to 2 pm at the G.A.R Park in…

Amesbury Building Inspector Denis Nadeau Pays $3,500 Fine for Violating Conflict of Interest Law

Amesbury Building Inspector Denis Nadeau Pays $3,500 Fine for Violating Conflict of Interest Law

Nadeau intervened as Building Inspector in work performed at his neighbors’ home  Amesbury Building Inspector Denis Nadeau paid a $3,500 civil penalty after admitting to violating the conflict of interest…

DEA Raids Several Lawrence Locations, Make Arrests Early Monday

DEA Raids Several Lawrence Locations, Make Arrests Early Monday

April 9, 2018 The Federal Drug Enforcement Agency made several arrests in Lawrence Monday morning on Morton St., Parker Street, and several other locations throughout the city. Valley Patriot news…