Media Hysteria and Scare Tactics Frighten a Nation – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL

Media Hysteria and Scare Tactics Frighten a Nation – VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL

APRIL, 2020 Since the beginning of the coronavirus hysteria in this country the news media and even local officials have been only telling you part of the story. CNN, FOXNEWS and even local news networks have gone 24-7 with doom and gloom predictions about the virus, giving people the impression that if you get the […]

Arbitrator Reduces Suspension, Reinstates Suspended Methuen Police Officer After Finding him “Incompetent”

Arbitrator Reduces Suspension, Reinstates Suspended Methuen Police Officer After Finding him “Incompetent”

April 16, 2020 An Arbitrator ruled Thursday that Methuen Police Officer Arthur Hardy was “incompetent” in the way he investigated a shooting in 2018 but disagreed with former Mayor Jajuga’s 270 day suspension of the officer. The Arbitrator reduced the 270 day suspension to 60 days and ordered the city to give  him back pay […]

Councilor Saba’s Conflict of Interest, A Criminal Complaint, and a $48K Payout

Councilor Saba’s Conflict of Interest, A Criminal Complaint, and a $48K Payout

Councilor Saba Wants City to Pay His Legal Bills After Being Named in Lawsuit The City of Methuen has paid out $48,000 to the owner of a Sober House on Quincy Street to settle a lawsuit, in part because of “discriminatory statements” made by city councilors in 2018. The lawsuit claims that members of the […]

Disgracing the Memory of Hero Veteran John Ratka: Where is VNOC One Year After His Passing?

Disgracing the Memory of Hero Veteran John Ratka: Where is VNOC One Year After His Passing?

  It’s been over a year since Command Master Chief John Ratka passed away. John was the Executive Director of Veterans Northeast Outreach Center (VNOC) in Haverhill and winner of The Valley Patriot’s Hero Veteran Award for his tireless work helping homeless veterans get off the streets. John was appointed Executive Director in the late […]

Lifting Our Voices at the State House ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Lifting Our Voices at the State House ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, We’ve seen in recent years how non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are all too often abused to hide the misdeeds of harassers and abusers by requiring the legal silencing of victims. They have fostered a culture of intimidation and disrespect and only in recent years have brave victims come forward with their painful […]

Methuen Councilors Should Know Their Place ~ Valley Patriot Editorial Feb. 2020

Methuen Councilors Should Know Their Place  ~ Valley Patriot Editorial Feb. 2020

February, 2020 After the last election, it’s somewhat surprising to learn that some members of the Methuen City Council either do not understand their roles and responsibilities as elected officials, or purposely overstep their authority as councilors Under the city charter, city councilors represent the legislative branch of city government. They have no say over […]

Candace Sloane’s Medical Board Opposes Harm Reduction & Wants Patients Dead

Candace Sloane’s Medical Board  Opposes Harm Reduction & Wants Patients Dead

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – Jan. 2020 The Massachusetts press loyally serves as the swamp stenographer and is a reliable cheerleader for the government’s fake narratives and outright lies. It is as predictable as the Washington Post and NY Times whitewashing murderous sex-slave raping jihadis as scholars and mourners. Brad Petrishen and the Worcester Telegram are […]

Illegal Alien in Lawrence Ordered Deported, Sentenced for Identity Theft

Illegal Alien in Lawrence Ordered Deported, Sentenced for Identity Theft

Defendant was previously ordered deported, never left, instead assumed identity of a U.S. citizen born in Puerto Rico BOSTON – A Dominican national formerly residing in Lawrence was sentenced on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in federal court in Boston for Social Security fraud and aggravated identity theft. Freddy Tejada-Diaz, 50, was sentenced by U.S. District […]

IRS Employee from Lawrence Charged with Filing Hundreds of False Tax Returns

IRS Employee from Lawrence Charged with Filing Hundreds of False Tax Returns

BOSTON – An employee of the IRS Service Center in Andover was charged today with filing over 500 false tax returns for herself and other individuals. Jennifer Beth True, 44, of Lawrence, was charged with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. True made her initial appearance today in federal court in Boston. According to charging documents, […]

Illegal Alien, Alexander Martinez-Peguero Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking in Lawrence

Illegal Alien, Alexander Martinez-Peguero Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking in Lawrence

If you enjoy our news coverage please consider making a $1 donation via payal BOSTON – A Dominican national pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to heroin trafficking. Alexander Martinez-Peguero, 38, who resided in Lawrence, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. […]

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ HEROES and BOZOS OF 2019

Tom Duggan’s Notebook ~ HEROES and BOZOS OF 2019

VALLEY PATRIOT BASH The Valley Patriot’s 16th Anniversary BASH! will be held at the Firefighter’s Relief In (2 Market St. in Lawrence) on March 27th. Tickets will be available on Eventbrite.com. MARK YOUR CALENDAR. If you enjoy our news  coverage please consider making a $1 donation HEROES AND BOZOS OF 2019  HERO – SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO Newly […]

Mayor Delays Police Superior Officer’s Union Arbitration – Perry Says He is Looking Forward to Settling Dispute

Mayor Delays Police Superior Officer’s Union Arbitration – Perry Says He is Looking Forward to Settling Dispute

If you enjoy our news  coverage please consider making a $1 donation December 18, 2019 Methuen Mayor Jim Jajuga has asked the courts to delay – once again – the December 16th arbitration of the Police Superior Officer’s Union Contract dispute.   The city has asked for the postponement until March 10th-12th putting the controversy square in the […]