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 […]

Welcome to our Five New Contributors To Educate Our Readers ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (01-23)

Welcome to our Five New Contributors To Educate Our Readers ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (01-23)

01-23 One thing we are most of proud of here at The Valley Patriot is that we provide our readers information directly from the newsmakers themselves without the filtered agenda of an editorial board. Since 2004 we have always afforded elected officials the opportunity to get their message out about what is happening in local […]

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, […]

Ed Murphy; Navy Vet, Lawrence Firefighter, Veteran’s Den Band ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

Ed Murphy; Navy Vet, Lawrence Firefighter, Veteran’s Den Band ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – 12/22 Lawrence’s Ed Murphy grew up in the South Lawrence East neighborhood, living in Veteran’s Housing at the Lawrence Stadium Projects as his dad, Edward J. Murphy was a Navy veteran. He later moved to Bailey Street with his parents and three sisters. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in […]

Providing Our Communities with Economic Relief ~ IN OUR CORNER with STATE SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

Providing Our Communities  with Economic Relief ~ IN OUR CORNER with STATE SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

12/22 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Now more than ever, our working families and small businesses need every possible resource to make it through these challenging economic times. That is why I am so grateful we recently passed comprehensive economic development legislation that provides our communities with sorely needed tax relief and invests in important projects, […]

Thank You Reps. Campbell and Devers For Your Service! ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (12/22)

Thank You Reps. Campbell and Devers For Your Service! ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (12/22)

12/22 Next month, when the 2023 Legislative Session is sworn into office on Beacon Hill, at least two local state representatives will be missing from the group photos; Linda Dean Campbell of Methuen, and Marcos Devers of Lawrence. Linda Campbell has been writing a column for our Valley Patriot readers since she was a city […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mayor DePena Calls for “Investigations” Into Police Department Turmoil

Mayor DePena Calls for “Investigations” Into Police Department Turmoil

11/24/22 Just days after the Lawrence Police Superior Officers’ Union took a vote of no confidence in Chief Roy Vasque, and Lawrence Mayor Brian DePena suspended three Lawrence officers, DePena is now calling for “certain investigations” into the department. DePena did not specify the nature of the “investigations” or who would be conducting them. In […]

Lawrence Superior Officers Vote “No Confidence” in Chief Roy Vasque, Calls Leadership “Toxic”

Lawrence Superior Officers Vote “No Confidence” in Chief Roy Vasque, Calls Leadership “Toxic”

11/22/22 The Lawrence Superior Officers Union took a vote of no confidence in Chief Vasque last night after months of turmoil within the department and only a few days after Mayor DePena has suspended three officers within their ranks. The Union released the following statement just moments ago: On behalf of the members of The […]

Greater Lawrence Technical Students Honor Command Sgt. Major Franklin Velez

Greater Lawrence Technical Students Honor Command Sgt. Major Franklin Velez

ANDOVER – The Greater Lawrence Technical School hosted an event in observation of Veterans Day to honor and recognize Command Sgt. Major Franklin Velez and Sgt. Eduardo Ortiz of the Continental Color Guard, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment. Command Sgt. Major Velez, is a 1988 graduate of Greater Lawrence Tech. The Andover and Lawrence Fire departments […]

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