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Corporations Fined $10K for Illegal Donations to AG Healey and Boston Mayor Walsh

Corporations Fined $10K for Illegal Donations to AG Healey and Boston Mayor Walsh

Massachusetts corporations make $10,000 payment to resolve campaign finance issue Corporations owned by two Allston-based businessmen have made a $10,000 civil forfeiture payment to the state’s general fund to resolve…

Lawrence Fire DepT. Reminds You to Test Smoke Detectors During Daylight Saving Time

Lawrence Fire DepT. Reminds You to Test Smoke Detectors During Daylight Saving Time

LAWRENCE — Chief Brian Moriarty and the Lawrence Fire Department ask that as residents move their clocks back an hour during daylight saving in less than two weeks, they also…

State Med Board Suspended Dr. Just to Make Nice with Charlie Baker

State Med Board Suspended Dr. Just to Make Nice with Charlie Baker

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan So, here are the actors in this sordid little drama. Charlie Baker opposes the legalization of marijuana. He supports prohibition. Dr. Candace Sloane is the Chair…

TONIGHT: Radical Islamists To Protest Jewish Synagogue in Stoughton, MA

TONIGHT: Radical Islamists To Protest Jewish Synagogue in Stoughton, MA

The President of Americans for Peace and Tolerance, Dr. Charles Jacobs, has expressed concern with plans by radical Islamist activists to lead a demonstration outside a Jewish synagogue tonight, to…

Say No To Charter Schools, Vote No on Question #2

Say No To Charter Schools, Vote No on Question #2

By: DJ Deeb – Oct. 2016 Methuen Schools are on the move and many great things are happening with the start of the 2016-2017 school year. At our September 12th…

John MacDonald, U.S. Air Force – Desert Storm – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

John MacDonald, U.S. Air Force – Desert Storm – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH This month, The Valley Patriot honors and recognizes Lowell resident John MacDonald not just for his service to the country as a military veteran, but…

EDITORIAL: Ballot Questions: Charter Schools, Marijuana, Animals, Slot Parlors

EDITORIAL: Ballot Questions: Charter Schools, Marijuana, Animals, Slot Parlors

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL  OCTOBER 2016 There are four ballot questions Massachusetts voters will be asked to decide on Election Day. Here are our recommendations. VOTE YES ON QUESTION #1: Voters…

Rivera Halts Construction on Merrimack St. Project, Also Halts Columbia Gas Work

Rivera Halts Construction on Merrimack St. Project, Also Halts Columbia Gas Work

By: Tom Duggan – 10-27-16|7:21pm Previous Story: Merrimack Street Business Owners Give Mayor an Earful Over Proposed Changes to Street, Parking Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera has ordered a halt of…

A Sanctuary City – Where is the LAW in Lawrence?

A Sanctuary City – Where is the LAW in Lawrence?

By: Kathy Runge – Oct. 2016 It’s been a year since Lawrence became a sanctuary city. Have you ever wondered how it’s working out? The answer is that we don’t…

Gov. Legislature Working Together to Change Bridgewater State, Increase Access to Mental Health Care

Gov. Legislature Working Together to  Change Bridgewater State, Increase  Access to Mental Health Care

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Oct, 2016 Bridgewater State Hospital is the center of attention for a number of high profile incidents stemming from the use of excessive…

Methuen Detectives Arrest Suspect in Bank Robbery

Methuen Detectives Arrest Suspect in Bank Robbery

METHUEN — The Methuen Police Department has arrested a man over the weekend for an armed robbery that occurred at a local bank last week. On Thursday, Oct. 20, just…

Cape Ann Communities Like Lawrence Hold Keys to Eradicating Homelessness

Cape Ann Communities Like Lawrence Hold Keys to Eradicating Homelessness

By: Joe D’Amore – October, 2016 The city of Lawrence and several Cape Ann communities have an almost intractable homelessness problem not unlike other urban centers in the United States.…

Audit Finds Parole Board Not Properly Administering Collection of Supervision Fees

Audit Finds Parole Board Not Properly Administering Collection of Supervision Fees

BOSTON, MA —State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released the results of an audit of the Massachusetts Parole Board, which found that the board did not properly administer and collect…

Candidates for Sheriff, Governor’s Council to Debate Tuesday, October 18th at North Andover High School

Candidates for Sheriff, Governor’s Council to Debate Tuesday, October 18th at North Andover High School

  The Valley Patriot newspaper is hosting a debate for the candidates for Governor’s Council and Essex County Sheriff on October 18th, at North Andover High School. The Governor’s Council…

Audit Finds Cops Moving to MA Did Not Receive Training on State Laws within Required Timeframe

Audit Finds Cops Moving to MA Did Not Receive Training on State Laws within Required Timeframe

BOSTON, MA —State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released the results of an audit of the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC), which found that the committee did not ensure that…