Lawrence’s Record-breaking Economic Growth

Lawrence’s Record-breaking Economic Growth

For the second year in a row, Mayor Brian A. DePeña and City Councilors chose not to increase property taxes by the allowable Proposition 2.5 limitation, therefore, assuring the lowest split tax rates since 2007 and the third lowest in over two decades. The proposed FY2024 Residential Tax Rate is $9.28; this is a decrease […]

Secretary of State Confirms Ballots Went Uncounted in Rowley ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

Secretary of State Confirms Ballots Went Uncounted in Rowley ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

  Nov. 2023 Emails obtained by The Valley Patriot reveal that a number of voters in Rowley had their ballots discarded and uncounted in last November’s election where Kristin Kassner (D-Hamilton) won the 2nd Essex State Representative seat by one vote over Lenny Mirra (R-Georgetown). Minutes taken during the recount in that race reveal that […]

America in World War II and Korea, James Fiorello ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

America in World War II and Korea, James Fiorello ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy – Nov. 2023 Hailing from the long-gone Boston neighborhood, once known as the West End, Methuen’s James Fiorello graduated from Boston’s Mechanic Arts High School with the class of 1941. He then enrolled at Fitchburg State College, with the intent on becoming a teacher. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December […]

Chemicals Everywhere ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN

Chemicals Everywhere ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN

By: Pierre Ghassibi 10-23 I do not know why we do not talk more about the effect on our health of the chemicals that surround us every day. Many of us are turning vegan because we know about the cruelty to animals in our slaughterhouses, because animal farming has a worse effect on pollution and […]

MBTA = Must Build Thousands of Apartments

MBTA = Must Build Thousands of Apartments

By: Philippe Thibault 10-23 All communities serviced by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and those communities adjacent to this public transit provider will be required to create zoning supporting the production of housing. A total of one hundred and seventy-seven communities in eastern Massachusetts are required to comply. Boston is exempt from the regulation. […]

“Tulsa King” ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

“Tulsa King” ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing (10-23) Yellowstone’ creator Taylor Sheridan has a whole slew of shows on TV these days. 3 different ‘Yellowstone’ series along with Jeremy Renner’s ‘Mayor of Kingstown,’ ‘Special Ops: Lioness,’ and ‘Lawman: Bass Reeves.’ But the one I’m recommending this month was released back in November 2022 and stars Sylvester Stallone in his […]

KANE’S KORNER ~ Michael Petterson, New England Mindfulness & Performance LLC, A Veteran-Owned Business

KANE’S KORNER ~ Michael Petterson, New England Mindfulness & Performance LLC, A Veteran-Owned Business

10-23 Kane has the jitters and is having trouble concentrating because he can’t decide what he should do on his “to do list.” His energy increases in the fall due to the cooler weather. He has been worrying about which of the things on his schedule he should tackle first. This inability to concentrate resulted […]

Melvin Antonio Perez Medina of Lawrence Pleads Guilty in Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

Melvin Antonio Perez Medina of Lawrence Pleads Guilty in Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

BOSTON – A Lawrence man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to his role in a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy. Melvin Antonio Perez Medina, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl and 100 grams or more of a […]

Darwyn Joseph, (26) of Lawrence, Sentenced for Disaster Fund Fraud Scheme

Darwyn Joseph, (26) of Lawrence, Sentenced for Disaster Fund Fraud Scheme

BOSTON – A Lawrence man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for using stolen identities to fraudulently obtain over $450,000 in Economic Injury Disaster Loan funds from the Small Business Administration (SBA) and to launder the funds. Darwyn Joseph, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to two years […]