Lawrence Police Chief Roy Vasque Put on Leave for Intimidating Officers Who Are Cooperating with Investigation

Lawrence Police Chief Roy Vasque Put on Leave for Intimidating Officers Who Are Cooperating with Investigation

1-25-23 Lawrence Police Chief Roy Vasque was put on leave today by Mayor Brian DePena and placed Capt. McCarthy in charge of the department while an administrative investigation continues into the way the department is run. Sources tell the Valley Patriot that the Chief was not initially put on leave, but that he had intimidated […]

DelRosario Shows Real Leadership While Honoring our Veterans in Lawrence

DelRosario Shows Real Leadership While Honoring our Veterans in Lawrence

  By: Tom Duggan – 1/23 Last month, there was a scheduled vote before the Lawrence City Council (December 6th) that would have replaced the name of the park at South Lawrence’s Five Corners from “Stockton Park” to “Twomey Park (where the fountain was located on South Union St.).” The proposal was sponsored by Councilor […]

Lawrence Men Indicted for Attacks on Correctional Officers

Lawrence Men Indicted for Attacks on Correctional Officers

MIDDLETON, Mass — Two inmates at the Middleton Jail and House of Correction have been indicted on serious charges for their role in an Oct. 22 altercation that injured two correctional officers. (Story here) The indictments were handed down last week by an Essex County Superior Court grand jury. The two men are: Jorge Delgado-Medina, […]

Lawrence Council Must Not Strip Civil War Veterans Name From Park ~ PAYING ATTENTION!

Lawrence Council Must Not Strip Civil War Veterans Name From Park ~ PAYING ATTENTION!

12/4/22 There is a scheduled vote before the Lawrence City Council on December 6th that will replace the name of the park at South Lawrence’s 5 Corners (where the fountain was located) from “Stockton Park” to “Twomey Park.” Roger Twomey was a former Lawrence City Councilor and was a veteran. He has since passed away. […]

Correction Officers’ Union Exposes Stabbing at Middleton Prison

Correction Officers’ Union Exposes Stabbing at Middleton Prison

AN OPEN LETTER FROM THE ESSEX COUNTY CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS UNION I am contacting you on behalf of the Essex County Correctional Officers Association (ECCOA), the union that represents correctional officers and sergeants employed by the Essex County Sheriff’s Department, including at the Middleton Jail. As you know, on Saturday, October 22, 2022, correctional officers in […]

Illegal Alien, Drug/Gun Dealer Charged with Illegally Re Entering the Country

Illegal Alien, Drug/Gun Dealer Charged with Illegally Re Entering the Country

Defendant previously convicted in 2021 of drug and weapons charges BOSTON – A Dominican man has been charged with illegally reentering the United States after deportation. Jonathan Alcequiez-Sanchez, 35, was charged with one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien. Alcequiez-Sanchez is currently in the custody of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]

GLTS Students Creating Hardware for International Space Station

GLTS Students Creating Hardware for International Space Station

ANDOVER – Superintendent John Lavoie is pleased to share that Greater Lawrence Technical School students will see their work launched into space aboard the International Space Station. The students are part of HUNCH (High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware), an instructional partnership between NASA and local school districts. Students are tasked with […]

Methuen Youth Center Among Pet Projects Funded by the Legislature

Methuen Youth Center Among Pet Projects Funded by the Legislature

11/22 Included in an economic development bill recently passed by the Massachusetts Legislature were several amendments to support projects across the Merrimack Valley. Among the investments secured is funding to support a Methuen Youth and Community Center, with resources for facilities, staffing and programming. State Senator Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) has made the establishment of a […]

Addressing the Burden of Unfunded Mandates on Our Communities ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Addressing the Burden of Unfunded Mandates on Our Communities ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

By: Senator Diana  DiZoglio 0 11-22 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, State assistance is crucial when it comes to supporting the finances of our cities and towns across Massachusetts. Funding for education, general aid and reimbursements support more than a fifth of budgets for our communities and, for some cities and towns, state aid is the […]

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