Former State Senator Dean Tran, His Sister & Business Owner Charged with Perjury, Obstruction & Making False Statements to Police

Former State Senator Dean Tran, His Sister & Business Owner Charged with Perjury, Obstruction & Making False Statements to Police

6-22-24 BOSTON – An indictment was unsealed this week in federal court in Boston charging former Massachusetts State Senator Dean Tran and his sister for allegedly attempting to cover up a sham job offer from the sister’s company to Tran. Tran, 48, of Fitchburg, was indicted on one count of obstruction of justice and one […]

Sponsor or Dedicate a Flag in The Exchange Club’s Sixth Annual Field of Honor

Sponsor or Dedicate a Flag in The Exchange Club’s Sixth Annual Field of Honor

  ORDER YOUR FLAG HERE The Exchange Club of Lawrence and the Andovers will offer its 6th Annual Field of Honor, displaying nearly 500 American Flags on the North Andover Town Common. The Valley Patriot newspaper is proudly sponsoring this event to help the community.  Again, this year, individuals are encouraged to dedicate a flag […]

US Marine, Police Officer, Veterans’ Advocate – Eric Ryan – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – HERO IN OUR MIDST

US Marine, Police Officer, Veterans’ Advocate – Eric Ryan – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – HERO IN OUR MIDST

By: John  Cuddy – 5/24 The 2024 John Ratka Hero Veteran Award recipient, Haverhill’s Eric Ryan graduated from Haverhill High School in 1988. While growing up in the city with his brother, he was greatly influenced by his two grandfathers, both World War II Veterans. One, left Norwich University during his sophomore year, after the […]

LAWRENCE: Illegal Alien Juan Carlos Santos-Ocasio, a/k/a “Cristhian Aybar-Done, Gets 6 Years in Prison for Illegal Reentry & Distributing Fentanyl

LAWRENCE: Illegal Alien Juan Carlos Santos-Ocasio, a/k/a “Cristhian Aybar-Done, Gets 6 Years in Prison for Illegal Reentry & Distributing Fentanyl

Defendant previously convicted of heroin distribution conspiracy BOSTON – An illegal  alien from the Dominican Republic was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for reentering the United States and distributing fentanyl after previously being deported.  Juan Carlos Santos-Ocasio, a/k/a “Cristhian Aybar-Done,” 44,  was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to six […]

OPINION: Operation Greylord II

OPINION: Operation Greylord II

How Come Nobody Investigates Corrupt Judges Anymore?   By: Atty Gary Dolan – 3/24 Question: what’s the difference between a lawyer and a catfish? Answer: one is a slimy bottom feeder and the other’s a fish. The general public obviously has a dim view of the legal profession considering the whole genre of lawyer jokes […]

A Flurry of Bills Passed By the Massachusetts Senate

A Flurry of Bills Passed By the Massachusetts Senate

By: State Senator Pavel Payano – 03/24 As the warmth of spring approaches, my dedicated team and I are working tirelessly to strengthen community bonds and advance key legislative initiatives. A recent and pivotal highlight was the historic unveiling of Frederick Douglass’s bust in the Massachusetts Senate, symbolizing not only our commitment to justice and equality […]

The Toxic Martha Coakley’s Toxic Legacy Is Harming All Our Children

The Toxic Martha Coakley’s Toxic Legacy Is Harming All Our Children

  By: Dr.  Bharani Padmanabhan MD PhD             In 2012 I wrote in the Valley Patriot that the toxic Martha Coakley refused to get justice for 15yo Tiffany Guyette when the exalted Jerry Remy’s son Jared raped her. Coakley intentionally let Jared walk between the raindrops without registering him for statutory rape. She did it […]

KANE’S KORNER ~ Meet Lawrence JrROTC Commander Eileen Suarez, 2024 BASH Scholarship Winner

KANE’S KORNER ~ Meet Lawrence JrROTC Commander Eileen Suarez, 2024 BASH Scholarship Winner

  03-24 Kane Peaslee could not believe how energetic and motivated his new friend Commander Eileen Suarez is. Kane says,” It’s impressive how many purposeful tasks Eileen squeezes in each day.” Every morning Kane gets up at 6:00AM but really it’s just to eat, then he goes back to bed. Eileen does not go back […]

How N.H. Can Combat Insurance Fraud in 2024

How N.H. Can Combat Insurance Fraud in 2024

By: NH State Rep. DJ Bettencourt – 3-24 While 2023 marked several positive insurance achievements in New Hampshire, including a record recovery for consumers of $6.1 million by the New Hampshire Insurance Department, it also represented a grim milestone for insurance fraud. Our department’s Fraud Unit is tasked with investigating suspected insurance fraud and preparing […]

Joshua Cruz of Lawrence Gets 2 Year Sentence for Conspiracy to Use Stolen ID’s to Fraudulently Purchase Vehicles

Joshua Cruz of Lawrence Gets 2 Year Sentence for Conspiracy to Use Stolen ID’s to Fraudulently Purchase Vehicles

1-22-24 BOSTON – A Lawrence man was sentenced today for his role in a scheme to use the stolen identities of United States citizens from Puerto Rico to fraudulently purchase vehicles and other merchandise and apply for, and utilize bank accounts and credit cards. Joshua Cruz, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Patti […]

Former Lawrence Fire Prevention Inspector David Blanchette to Pay $65,000 Fine for Conflicts of Interest

Former Lawrence Fire Prevention Inspector David Blanchette to Pay $65,000 Fine for Conflicts of Interest

Blanchette used Fire Department position to secure business for his private detector company 1-11-24 Former Lawrence Fire Department Fire Prevention Inspector David Blanchette will pay a $65,000 civil penalty for violating the conflict of interest law multiple times by using his official position to secure business for his private smoke and carbon monoxide detector maintenance […]

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