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46 Graduate from Northern Essex Police Academy

46 Graduate from Northern Essex Police Academy

Of the 46 recruits to graduate from the Northern Essex Community College/Methuen Police Academy on Friday, July 14, during the academy’s fourth commencement ceremony, 40 already have jobs in law…

Lawrence Mayor Removes Campaign Rival From City Position, Jaime Says Promotion is “Retaliation”

Lawrence Mayor Removes Campaign Rival From City Position, Jaime Says Promotion is “Retaliation”

By: Tom Duggan – July 11, 2017 Just two months before the September mayoral primary in Lawrence, embattled mayor Dan Rivera has removed one of his campaign opponents from his…

MA Democrats Cheer “Racist” Hand-Held Driving Ban ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (7-17)

MA Democrats Cheer “Racist” Hand-Held Driving Ban ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (7-17)

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL – July, 2017 What we have heard from the Democratic Party at the national level, and here in Massachusetts over the past ten years is that police…

Shadow Donors Plague Lawrence Mayoral Candidate Modesto Maldonado

Shadow Donors Plague Lawrence Mayoral Candidate Modesto Maldonado

By: Tom Duggan – July 8, 2017 OCPF-contributions maldonado    OCPF-expenditures maldonado According to The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance, (OCPF) an enforcement arm of the Secretary of State’s…

MA Senate Passes Bill To Ban ALL Hand Held Cell Phone Use, Electronic Devices While Driving

MA Senate Passes Bill To Ban ALL Hand Held Cell Phone Use, Electronic Devices While Driving

BOSTON – Today, the Massachusetts State Senate passed a piece of legislation which claims will reduce motor vehicle accidents and fatalities by prohibiting the use of ALL hand held electronic mobile…

Strengthening Prescription Drug Safety ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Strengthening Prescription Drug Safety ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Katy O’Connor Ives – June, 2017 The Massachusetts State Senate debated the Fiscal Year 2018 state budget last month, where I advocated for key provisions that will…

Blatchford Drops Out of Lawrence City Council Race After Being Fired From State House

Blatchford Drops Out of Lawrence City Council Race After Being Fired From State House

Former Lawrence School Committeeman Jim Blatchford has withdrawn from the 2017 city council race. Blatchford was fired last Friday, as an aide to Rep. Carmine Gentile, a Democrat from Sudbury. …

AG Healey Gives Big Swamp Reptiles a Pass on Crime and Corruption

AG Healey Gives Big Swamp Reptiles a Pass on Crime and Corruption

By: Bharany Padmanabhan – June, 2017 Last month in this space I reported clearly on sweetheart no-bid contracts between the Board of Registration in Medicine and the Massachusetts Medical Society…

Families of Murder Victims Providing Support in Valley

Families of Murder Victims Providing Support in Valley

By: Tom Duggan – June, 2017 A support group for family members of murder victims meets in Lowell on the second Tuesday of every month to help those dealing with…

Can Ruben Nieves Lead Lawrence?

Can Ruben Nieves Lead Lawrence?

Lantigua’s Money, Rivera’s Headaches and the Hotly Contested Mayor’s Race By: Tom Duggan – June, 2017 The Lawrence mayor’s seat is a four year term and is limited to two…

From Revolution to Evolution Lowell Could Become that Shining City on the Hill

From Revolution to Evolution Lowell Could Become that Shining City on the Hill

By: John MacDonald – June, 2017  I attended the controversial special meeting at Lowell City Hall on Tuesday June 20th. As a witness to history I watched the vote for…

Bump Calls for Improved Reporting Process for Drug Addicted Newborns in Audit of Lowell General Hospital

Bump Calls for Improved Reporting Process for Drug Addicted Newborns in Audit of Lowell General Hospital

Audit Finds 9% of Lowell General Hospital’s Reports to State Not Filed in Required Timeframe BOSTON, MA — Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today called for improved processes and compliance related…

Bringing Out the Worst in Lowell

Bringing Out the Worst in Lowell

By: John Macdonald – May, 2017 The question of where a new High School in Lowell should be built (or if it should be built) is bringing the worst out…

Lawrence Cops Arrest Methuen man for Stealing an Elderly Woman’s Purse from a Lawrence Cemetery

Lawrence Cops Arrest Methuen man for Stealing an Elderly Woman’s Purse from a Lawrence Cemetery

This morning (Tuesday May 23rd) at approximately 10:30 AM, Lawrence Police responded to a Larceny from a person at the St. Mary-Immaculate Conception Cemetery on Currant Hill Road Lawrence.   Officers…

FBI Offers $5,000 Reward for Fugitive Diego Barros Pires ~ ARMED AND DANGEROUS!

FBI Offers $5,000 Reward for Fugitive Diego Barros Pires ~ ARMED AND DANGEROUS!

Aliases: Diego Pires, Diego Barros I Pires, “Smurf”, “Do It” Date of Birth Used: February 20, 1993 Sex: Male Nationality: American Scars and Marks: Pires has the following tattoos: one…

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