Methuen Police Chief Featured in Time Magazine Multimedia Feature

Methuen Police Chief Featured in Time Magazine Multimedia Feature

METHUEN — Chief Joseph Solomon was recently included as one of more than 200 people from across the country featured in a “Time” Magazine story exploring guns in America. In the multimedia feature, Chief Solomon advocates for responsible gun ownership, but emphasizes that much of what he’s encountered in his 32 years in law enforcement […]

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH METHUEN POLICE ON SCHOOL THREATS ~ Rumors of a “Hit List”, Public Forums, School Investigations, and Having Cops in Every School

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH METHUEN POLICE ON SCHOOL THREATS  ~ Rumors of  a “Hit List”, Public Forums, School Investigations, and Having Cops in Every School

By: Tom Duggan – Oct. 25, 2015 At least three Methuen Public School students were arrested this week for threatening mass school shootings. The first, a high school student, the other two were 8th graders at the Tenney Middle School. In an exclusive interview with The Valley Patriot on Saturday, Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon […]

PODCAST: Paying Attention! GUESTS: State Auditor Suzanne Bump, David D’Archangelo

PODCAST: Paying Attention! GUESTS: State Auditor Suzanne Bump, David D’Archangelo

CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 1 CLICK to LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Today Tom and Paul talked about Barbara L’Italien’s interview with the Lowell Sun. Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon called in to talk about open house day at the Methuen Police Department and David D’Archangelo also called in to talk about his […]

Firefighter Sullivan, Detective DeLano Honored by Methuen Exchange

Firefighter Sullivan, Detective DeLano Honored by Methuen Exchange

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2013 The Methuen Exchange Club presented Methuen Police Detective John Delano with their Police Officer of the Year Award at their annual dinner banquet last month. Late last winter, Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon assigned Detective Delano to head up an investigation into 15 robberies in the area. After a […]

BREAKING… UPDATED… 10-26 – 4:18pm – Police Charge Murder Victim’s Roommate With Unrelated Gun Charges After Day-Long Search, Guns Seized

BREAKING… UPDATED… 10-26 – 4:18pm – Police Charge Murder Victim’s Roommate With Unrelated Gun Charges After Day-Long Search, Guns Seized

Murder Victim Lived at Methuen Address Weapons Seized By: Tom Duggan UPDATED | October 26, 2013, 4:18pm Methuen police say they have arrested one man in connection with yesterday’s day log search of 74 Elmwood Road where two unlicensed handguns were found.  Earlier Saturday afternoon Methuen Police arrested 30 year old Kerwin Gomez a resident […]

Methuen Teen Being Held on Terrorism Charges Becomes Free Speech Poster Boy

Methuen Teen Being Held on Terrorism Charges Becomes Free Speech Poster Boy

By: Tom Duggan – May 22, 2013 First Amendment advocates and free speech organizations have taken notice of Methuen High School student Cameron D’Ambrosio, who is being held pending a $1M bail for what Methuen Police and the Essex County District Attorney’s office say are threats of “terrorism.” On May 1st, Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon […]

Merrimack Valley Bandit in Custody – Police Chief Says Businesses Can Now Rest Easy

Merrimack Valley Bandit in Custody – Police Chief Says Businesses Can Now Rest Easy

WILL BE CHARGED WITH METHUEN BANK ROBBERY OTHER CHARGES TO FOLLOW   By: Tom Duggan – April 23,, 1013 (7:44pm) A multi-jurisdictional task force made up of local law enforcement in the Merrimack Valley and the Boston Office of the FBI captured the Merrimack Valley Bandit on Tuesday. According to photos the bandit is responsible […]

MAKE THAT NINE! Merrimack Valley Bandit Busy Over Holiday Weekend, Hits Dracut Bank and Methuen Convenience Store

MAKE THAT NINE! Merrimack Valley Bandit Busy Over Holiday Weekend, Hits Dracut Bank and Methuen Convenience Store

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4wgEVi_9LM]   By: Tom Duggan – April 14, 2013 The Merrimack Valley Bandit struck again twice this weekend. The first robbery occurred at a TD Bank North in Dracut on Saturday evening. The second robbery occurred Sunday night at the Rt 110 Convenience Store on Merrimack Street in Methuen. “He was brandishing a […]

Solomon: I Feel Vindicated – City of Methuen Accepts Judgement Against it, Agrees to Settle Parts of Solomon Suit

By: Tom Duggan – March 24, 2013 Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon has reached a settlement with the city in his federal lawsuit claiming he wrongfully terminated during the Manzi administration. Solomon will be paid $100,001 plus legal costs in a judgment against the City of Methuen accepted by the city’s lawyers. The settlement was finalized today and brings an […]

Solomon Decision was Right for Methuen

Solomon Decision was Right for Methuen

  By: D.J. Deeb – September, 2012 On Thursday, July 26th, Lawrence Superior Court Judge Robert Cornetta ruled that the City of Methuen had failed to prove its case that the Civil Service Commission erred in ordering the reinstatement of Joe Solomon as Methuen’s Police Chief. This was not only the right decision for Solomon, […]

Valley Patriot Editorial: Methuen City Councilors Should Butt Out

Valley Patriot Editorial: Methuen City Councilors Should Butt Out

December, 2006  Last month, Methuen city councilors tried to inject themselves into the so-called controversy between Police Chief Joe Solomon and the officers and union members under his command.  What’s more, they tried to subvert the Methuen City Charter by interfering with Mayor Bill Manzi’s clearly defined duties as the chief executive officer of the […]