Michel Saredi-Munoz Moronta of Lawrence Sentenced in Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy Using U.S. Mail

Michel Saredi-Munoz Moronta of Lawrence Sentenced in Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy Using U.S. Mail

A Lawrence woman was sentenced in federal court in Boston for her role in a cocaine distribution conspiracy. Michel Saredi-Munoz Moronta, a/k/a “Michel Saredi-Munoz Morta,” 22, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to time served (approximately 21 months in prison) and four years of supervised release. On Dec. 15, 2021, […]

MA Loses Millions on Sports Betting in Massachusetts ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

MA Loses Millions on Sports Betting in Massachusetts ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Right now, it is illegal to engage in sports betting in Massachusetts. The reality, however, is countless residents already engage in sports wagering, especially in a region like ours in the Merrimack Valley, as a short drive or walk will take you across the border to New Hampshire, where sports betting […]

Soldiers’ Home Reform Remains a Top Priority

Soldiers’ Home Reform Remains a Top Priority

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – June, 2022 In the Massachusetts Legislature, we are continuing to work diligently to bring accountability and reform to our Soldiers’ Homes. Comprehensive reform legislation I filed with Senator Mike Rush (a fellow Veteran) is currently in the final leg of the process. When a very different bill came […]

Methuen Democratic City Committee Straw Poll Shows Strengths & Weaknesses for Local Candidates

Methuen Democratic City Committee Straw Poll Shows Strengths & Weaknesses for Local Candidates

6-11-22 The Methuen Democratic City Committee held their annual straw poll Sunday showing where demorat insiders stand on each of the state and local Democrats running for office in the State’s September 6th primary. ITEMS OF NOTE: In the race for governor, Methuen Democrats chose a white woman over a woman “of color” by a […]

MASS LOTTERY DRAWINGS MOVING TO NEW TIMES STARTING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15

MASS LOTTERY DRAWINGS MOVING TO NEW TIMES STARTING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15

DORCHESTER, MA  – The Massachusetts State Lottery is moving the times for all of its in-state drawings, making it more convenient for players to watch drawings live and see the results of their favorite games in a consolidated format. The new schedule of drawings, which begins Wednesday, June 15, is as follows: Midday Numbers Game (daily)            […]

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST ~ Haverhill’s Frederick “Buddy” Hansen, Jr.

VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST ~ Haverhill’s Frederick “Buddy” Hansen, Jr.

A Veteran, Father, Husband, Brother, and Hero By: John Cuddy – May, 2022 On April 16th of this year, a reunion was held on the shore of Rock Pond in Georgetown, Massachusetts. Family and friends gathered to remember a Haverhill Veteran, Frederick “Buddy” Hansen, a husband, brother, and dad, who drowned in this pond while […]

KANE’S CORNER ~ Geoff Diehl, a Strong Voice for Constitutional Rights, Dog Welfare, and Veteran Employment

KANE’S CORNER ~ Geoff Diehl, a Strong Voice for Constitutional  Rights, Dog Welfare, and Veteran Employment

By: Kane – May, 2022 Kane and Candidate for Governor Geoff Diehl have attended many of the same Veteran events over the past few years, so Kane was very excited to run into Geoff Diehl at the Valley Patriot Scholarship and Award Banquet. Kane was surprised Geoff Diehl could see him at the corner table, […]

Boxford Plumbing Company Owner Jared “Jay” Derrico Sentenced to ONE YEAR in Prison for Tax & Fraud Schemes

Boxford Plumbing Company Owner Jared “Jay” Derrico Sentenced to ONE YEAR in Prison for Tax & Fraud Schemes

06/02/22 Defendant fraudulently billed customers and evaded taxes by cashing or depositing over $1.45 million in customer payments into personal bank accounts to evade taxes BOSTON – A Boxford plumbing contractor was sentenced to more than a year in prison yesterday after engaging in a multi-year scheme to defraud customers by overcharging them and by […]

Saury Rodriguez-Ruiz of Lawrence Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

Saury Rodriguez-Ruiz of Lawrence Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

BOSTON – A Lawrence man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to fentanyl trafficking. Saury Rodriguez-Ruiz, 33, pleaded guilty on May 26, 2022 to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl and one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute 400 […]

GOP Candidate for MA Governor Chris Doughty: Pay Teachers More, More Local Aid for Homeless, Addicted

GOP Candidate for MA Governor Chris Doughty: Pay Teachers More, More Local Aid for Homeless, Addicted

Wrentham native, Chris Doughty, is a candidate for the republican primary for Massachusetts Governor. He appeared on the Paying Attention Podcast with Tom Duggan last month to talk about his views on running the state. To watch the video, visit the Valley Patriot Facebook page or listen on iHeartRadio, iTunes, or GooglePlay. To watch video […]

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, […]

US Army Afghanistan Veteran Jeannette Mason: Life is About Choices ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

US Army Afghanistan Veteran Jeannette Mason: Life is About Choices ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – April, 2022 EDITORS NOTE: Army Veteran Jeannette Mason was given the Valley Patriot’s “John Ratka Hero Veteran Award” last week at the newspaper’s annual BASH Scholarship and Award Night. Valley Patriot columnist and Navy veteran, John Cuddy, presented the award. State Senator Diana DiZoglio was on hand to congratulate her. A […]

Improving Safety and Transparency at Our Veterans’ Homes ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Improving Safety and Transparency at Our Veterans’ Homes ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, During the COVID-19 pandemic, 77 residents of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home tragically died of the virus – the deadliest outbreak at a long-term care facility in the United States over the course of the pandemic. In late March 2020, there had been 230 residents at the home. By the end of […]

Supporting The Work and Family Mobility Act, State Rep. Marcos Devers

Supporting The Work and Family Mobility Act, State Rep. Marcos Devers

March in State Representative Marcos Devers’ office began with a change of scenery. With the reopening of the State House in late February, Rep. Devers moved into the office space of the Transportation Committee, where he serves as Vice Chair. Rep. Devers continues to assist constituents with issues such as housing, unemployment, and transportation. For […]

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