YE GAY O’LE VALLEY ~ LBGTQ+ Makes Donation to Media Center

YE GAY O’LE VALLEY ~ LBGTQ+ Makes Donation to Media Center

By: Dani Langevin – April, 2022 “If you can see it, you can be it,”- Elizabeth Marvel. Simple words but, so very powerful. Recently the members of the Methuen High School Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) donated $300 to the media center for LGBTQ+ materials, as well as, purchasing a large banner hanging in the high […]

KEEPING PROMISES ~ $2M for Gr. Lawrence Family Health Center

KEEPING PROMISES ~ $2M for Gr. Lawrence Family Health Center

May, 2022 – Last month, Lawrence Mayor Brian A. DePeña joined U.S. Representative Lori Trahan (MA-3), the Lawrence State Delegation, members of the Lawrence City Council, and GLFHC leaders to announce $2 million in federal funding secured by Trahan to expand primary health services offered to patients at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC) located […]

Providing Care for K9s Injured in the Line of Duty ~IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Providing Care for K9s Injured in the Line of Duty  ~IN YOUR CORNER with  SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Four years ago, in April 2018, when residents across Massachusetts mourned the tragic loss of Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon, who was killed in the line of duty while serving a warrant, Gannon’s K9, Nero, was also shot and suffered life-threatening injuries. Under state law at the time, first responders could […]

Trinitarios Gang Member Arismendy Gil-Padilla of Methuen Sentenced to 11 Years for Trafficking Guns, Ammunition, Cocaine, Fentanyl

Trinitarios Gang Member Arismendy Gil-Padilla of Methuen Sentenced to 11 Years for Trafficking Guns, Ammunition, Cocaine, Fentanyl

Convicted felon sold at least 16 guns, ammunition, a laser sight and drugs to a cooperating witness BOSTON – A member of the Trinitarios street gang was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in connection with trafficking firearms, ammunition, cocaine and fentanyl in the Greater Lawrence area. Arismendy Gil-Padilla, a/k/a “Flow”, 32, of Methuen, […]

Rafael Sierra-Baez of Lawrence Arrested in Methuen for Fentanyl Distribution

Rafael Sierra-Baez of Lawrence Arrested in Methuen for Fentanyl Distribution

BOSTON – A Lawrence man was arrested yesterday on fentanyl distribution charges. Rafael Sierra-Baez, 42, was charged with five counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. Following an initial appearance yesterday before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler, Sierra-Baez was detained pending a detention hearing scheduled for May 25, 2022. […]

Manuel Alejandro Pujols Diaz of Lawrence Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft, Social Security Offense

Manuel Alejandro Pujols Diaz of Lawrence Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft, Social Security Offense

BOSTON – A Lawrence man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to misusing a Social Security number to fraudulently obtain a Massachusetts ID and driver’s license as well as MassHealth benefits. Manuel Alejandro Pujols Diaz, 37, pleaded guilty to one count of false representation of a Social Security number and one count of […]

Months After Endorsing Lawrence Mayor, Firefighters Union Calls Him “Political” & “Unethical”

Months After Endorsing Lawrence Mayor, Firefighters Union Calls Him “Political” & “Unethical”

5-16-22 Lawrence Mayor Brian DePena may be facing his very first controversy since taking office last November. Members of the Lawrence Firefighter’s Union have sent a letter to the city council opposing his request to create a new position in the fire department “Assistant Fire Chief”. The Lawrence Firefighter’s Union endorsed the mayor last year […]

Valley Patriot Readers Donate $4,860 for Special Needs Scholarship Winner Cassie Buonanno

Valley Patriot Readers Donate $4,860 for Special Needs Scholarship Winner Cassie Buonanno

This is the first year The Valley Patriot offered a Special Needs Scholarship as part of the annual BASH! Inspired by former Lawrence High School teacher Phil Glendye who brought the Special Olympics to Lawrence every year and organized the event at the Lawrence Veterans Memorial Stadium. Phil passed away in 2019 prompting Valley Patriot […]

Twins From Gr. Lawrence Tech Receive a Total of $4,570 for College from Valley Patriot Readers

Twins From Gr. Lawrence Tech Receive a Total of $4,570 for College from Valley Patriot Readers

This scholarship was started when (then) Greater Lawrence Tech School Board member Jessica Finocchiaro reminded Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan that he was an alum of the GLTS after the Valley Patriot had announced the first scholarship for Lawrence High School in 2012. Now a city councilor in Methuen, Finocchiaro was on hand for the […]