Hector Torres Rosario of Lawrence Sentenced to Over Six Years in Prison for Trafficking Fentanyl and Cocaine

Hector Torres Rosario of Lawrence Sentenced to Over Six Years in Prison for Trafficking Fentanyl and Cocaine

8/10/23 BOSTON – A Lawrence man was sentenced on Friday, Aug. 4, 2023, in federal court in Worcester for conspiring to traffic fentanyl and cocaine in central and eastern Massachusetts. Hector Torres Rosario, 41, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Margaret R. Guzman to 78 months in prison and three years of supervised release. […]

Leonardo Lara, Leandro Martinez, of Lawrence Charged with Conspiring to Distribute 9 Kilos of Cocaine

Leonardo Lara, Leandro Martinez, of Lawrence Charged with Conspiring to Distribute 9 Kilos of Cocaine

8/10 BOSTON – Two Lawrence Men and a man from Lunenberg have been charged for their alleged roles in a cocaine distribution conspiracy. Leonardo Lara, 43, and Leandro Martinez, 41, both of Lawrence; and Merced Navarro-Morfin, 42, of Lunenberg, were indicted on one count each of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to […]

US Army Vet. James Hajjar, Attorney & Lawrence Lion – HERO IN OUR MIDST ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

US Army Vet. James Hajjar, Attorney & Lawrence Lion – HERO IN OUR MIDST ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy – 7/23 Lawrence’s James George Hajjar, was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in the Plains neighborhood in Lawrence, a community of Lebanese, Sicilian, and Irish, a few blocks northwest of Campagnone Common, named after three Lawrence brothers, who were killed in the Normandy Campaign of World War II. James […]

Keolis Gives Scholarships to 5 Lawrence Students

Keolis Gives Scholarships to 5 Lawrence Students

Lawrence – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), operating partner for the MBTA Commuter Rail, announced today that 5 Lawrence students will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to pursue post-secondary education or job training as part of the Keolis Scholars Program. Since it was launched in 2015, the Keolis Scholars Program has awarded $25,000 each year in […]

Lawrence Domestic Violence Coordinator Lynette Perez Under Investigation for “Non-Profit” Sleight of Hand

Lawrence Domestic Violence Coordinator Lynette Perez Under Investigation for “Non-Profit”  Sleight of Hand

7/24/23 The Domestic Violence coordinator for The City of Lawrence Police Department is under investigation by the city for filing an application for a $50,000 federal grant (through the city) for a non-profit she created, called “My Lifeline, Inc.”. Belgica (Lynette) Perez represented false information on her application to the state, city, and federal government […]

Addressing Inequities in College Admissions ~ MA State Senator Pavel Payano

Addressing Inequities in College Admissions ~ MA State Senator Pavel Payano

By: Senator Pavel Payano, 7-23 For nearly a century, legacy preferences have played a significant role in American college and university admissions, granting preferential treatment to the children of alumni. These policies were established in the 1920s, coinciding with an influx of Jewish applicants to top schools. However, legacy preferences have been widely criticized as […]

Summer Happenings ~ Free Family Events in The Merrimack Valley!

Summer Happenings ~ Free Family Events in The Merrimack Valley!

AMESBURY Cider Hill Farm, Jul 9th 11AM Outdoor Hard Cider Bar & Free! Live Music Series Jul 15th-16th & 22-23 8AM Blueberry & Flower Fest Jul 15th 11AM Outdoor Hard Cider Bar & Free! Live Music Series ANDOVER Canzoni da Sonar Jul 12th 7:30 - 8:45PM Canzoni da Sonar at The Chapel at West Parish Jul […]

16 lbs of Fentanyl & Meth Pills, 2 Guns, Recovered During Lawrence Drug Raid

16 lbs of Fentanyl & Meth Pills, 2 Guns, Recovered During Lawrence Drug Raid

Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in a raid in Lawrence that resulted in the arrest of two people in  early Wednesday. Law enforcement recovered over 16 pounds of suspected fentanyl and methamphetamine pills, plus two guns, Essex County District Attorney Paul F. Tucker and Lawrence Police Capt. Michael McCarthy announced today. Vincent Cahalane, 36, […]

Public Safety, Equity, and Student Loan Debt

Public Safety, Equity, and Student Loan Debt

By: State Rep. Francisco Paulino – 7/23 As your State Representative, my primary aim is to enhance the lives of Massachusetts residents. To that end, our legislative team has been focusing on three key areas: public safety, equity, and the significant issue of student loan debt. Starting with public safety, we’ve made strides to enhance […]

Clear Path To Provide Services for Veterans in Methuen, Lawrence, and Haverhill

Clear Path To Provide Services for Veterans in Methuen, Lawrence, and Haverhill

7-23 Randy Carter and Jason Gilbert from Clear Path for Veterans New England (in Devens) held a public meeting at the Methuen VFW last month to announce a $205,000 grant to service veterans in Lawrence, Methuen, and Haverhill. Clear Path’s announcement came at just the right time with the closing of Veterans Northeast Outreach (VNOC) […]

Ed Girroir, U.S. Army Paratrooper and Firefighter ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

Ed Girroir, U.S. Army Paratrooper and Firefighter ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy 6-23 HAVERHILL – During World War II, Haverhill’s Ed Girroir enlisted in the US Army after Pearl Harbor, with most of his friends doing the same. He served as a Paratrooper with the US Army, in the European Theatre. He was on Active duty, from 1944 to 1946, assigned to the 517th […]