Nino De Leon Guzman, a/k/a “Chino,” of Methuen Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking

Nino De Leon Guzman, a/k/a “Chino,” of Methuen Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking

BOSTON – A Methuen man pleaded guilty on Aug. 3, 2022 in federal court in Boston to his involvement in a fentanyl distribution conspiracy. Nino De Leon Guzman, a/k/a “Chino,” 31, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl, two counts of […]

Alicia Isabel Matias De Jesus, 50 of Lawrence Sentenced to Prison for Identity Theft

Alicia Isabel Matias De Jesus, 50 of Lawrence Sentenced to Prison for Identity Theft

BOSTON – A Lawrence woman was sentenced on July 20, 2022 in connection with identity theft charges. Alicia Isabel Matias De Jesus, 50, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to six months in prison and two years of supervised release. Marias De Jesus was also ordered to pay forfeiture and restitution […]

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, […]

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 […]

Twitter Madness

Twitter Madness

  By Ken Willette, Jr. Recently, I had the humble experience of being banned by Twitter for 12 hours because of an idea I offered regarding the Ukraine invasion. I was shocked and immediately appealed, where I thought the appeal process would reverse the unjustified ban. I was mistaken and the 12-hour time-out proceeded forward. […]

Scott Hyder – US Army – Founder/President, Hidden Battles Foundation – Valley Patriot of The Month ~ HEROES IN OUR MIDST

Scott Hyder – US Army – Founder/President, Hidden Battles Foundation – Valley Patriot of The Month ~ HEROES IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – March, 2022 Raised in Arlington, Massachusetts in veterans housing, and now living in Pelham, New Hampshire Scott Hyder, is the founder and current President of Hidden Battles. The non-profit organization strives to help preserve the healthy minds of veterans, fire fighters, police officers and other first responders. The organization’s mission is […]

Air Force Veteran John MacDonald Pt. 1 ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

Air Force Veteran John MacDonald Pt. 1 ~ HERO IN  OUR MIDST – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

  By: John Cuddy – Feb.  2022 This month is a rare, second interview with a local Veteran, first interviewed by our editor Tom Duggan in October of 2016. Since that time, US Air Force Veteran John MacDonald, has been very busy, assisting Veterans throughout the Merrimack Valley and the United States. Had a meeting […]

Radical Left in Full Retreat

Radical Left in Full Retreat

By: Ken Willette – Feb. 2022 What a 180 degree turn our nation has taken since President Biden was sworn into office and promised the most sweeping liberal agenda since the days of FDR. Republicans were still reeling from the unwarranted guilt by association of the January 6th incursion at the Capitol. As if 75 […]

Trinitarios Gang Member from Lawrence Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Multiple Guns, Ammunition, Cocaine and Fentanyl

Trinitarios Gang Member from Lawrence Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Multiple Guns, Ammunition, Cocaine and Fentanyl

Convicted felon sold at least 16 guns, ammunition and drugs to a cooperating witness BOSTON – A member of the Trinitarios street gang pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston in connection with trafficking firearms, ammunition, cocaine and fentanyl in the Greater Lawrence area. Arismendy Gil-Padilla, 31, of Lawrence, pleaded guilty to two counts […]

Illegal Alien Ysrael Nunez of Lawrence Pleads Guilty to Role in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

Illegal Alien Ysrael Nunez of Lawrence Pleads Guilty to Role in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

BOSTON – A Dominican national residing in Lawrence pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to conspiracy and distribution charges involving large quantities of fentanyl. Ysrael Nunez, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl; one count of distribution […]

KANE’S CORNER ~ The History of Veterans Day

KANE’S CORNER ~ The History of Veterans Day

By: Kane – Nov. 2021 Kane has been busy this month pulling out the history books and doing research on the origins of Veterans Day. He was surprised by the number of twists and turns the holiday has taken since it’s recognition in 1926 under the name, Armistice Day. In fact, the conception of what […]

Stop Sweeping the Homeless Out of Sight ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (10/21)

Stop Sweeping the Homeless Out of Sight ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (10/21)

October, 2021 At a time when the Merrimack Valley desperately needs our elected officials at the highest level of government to experience the homeless crisis first hand, Lowell, like so many other communities, sweeps their homeless problem out of sight, or under the rug, as some may say. At issue; Lowell City Councilor Rita Mercier […]