Police Arrest Lawrence Man in New Year’s Eve Murder on Reservoir St.

Police Arrest Lawrence Man in New Year’s Eve Murder on Reservoir St.

The Lawrence Police and The Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehensive Team have arrested 49 year old Jose Urena  of Lawrence for the execution of Jeffrie Santana-Peguero on New Year’s Eve. Callers told the Lawrence Police that someone was shooting the windows of a van on Reservoir St. shortly after 9pm on December 31st. When […]

We Support The Osgood Project ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Jan. 2018)

We Support The Osgood Project ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Jan. 2018)

For once, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts got something right… at least for a while. Decriminalizing marijuana in Massachusetts as the state did several years ago, only made sense. It released local and state law enforcement to focus on more serious and violent crimes. It helped ease the overcrowding in our state prisons. And it relieved […]

Rep. DiZoglio To Push Mandating Detox Time for Narcan Recipients

Rep. DiZoglio To Push Mandating Detox Time for Narcan Recipients

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QOmbogzrLw&h=280&w=380]   Methuen State Representative Diana DiZoglio says she is ready to draft and introduce legislation which would require drug addicts who are given the life saving drug NARCAN, to be committed for 15 – 30 days in a detox or treatment facility. DiZoglio made the revelation on Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan’s Paying Attention […]

Charlie’s Medical Board Repeatedly Violates the Sherman Act

Charlie’s Medical Board Repeatedly Violates the Sherman Act

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – Dec. 2017 In the U.S. the government shall not favor one competitor over another within the marketplace. Charlie Baker’s Board of Registration in Medicine does this routinely. The state medical board, statutorily required to be neutral, in fact is on sale to the higher bidder and routinely rents its powers out […]

Mass Lottery Jackpot Total over $1B for Weekend Drawings

Mass Lottery Jackpot Total over $1B for Weekend Drawings

Powerball jackpot at $550 million, Mega Millions jackpot at $445 million, in-state Megabucks Doubler jackpot at $8.2 million BRAINTREE, MA (JANUARY 4, 2018) – More than $1 billion dollars are available to be won this weekend across three jackpot games offered by the Massachusetts State Lottery.  The Mega Millions jackpot for the Friday, January 5 drawing has been increased […]

Lawrence Closes 2017 with One More Murder Just Hours Before the New Year Rings

Lawrence Closes 2017 with One More Murder Just Hours Before the New Year Rings

Lawrence Police tackled their last murder of 2017 just a few short hours before the start of the new year.  Witnesses told Lawrence Police that someone was shooting out the windows of a minivan on Reservoir Street near Hilltop Ave on the outskirts of the Bellivue Cemetery shortly after 9pm.  When police arrived they found a […]

Illegal Alien from the Dominican Gets 11 Years in Prison, $7M Fine for Identity Theft & Refund Fraud in LAWRENCE

Illegal Alien from the Dominican Gets 11 Years in Prison, $7M Fine for Identity Theft & Refund Fraud in LAWRENCE

Cashed More Than $7 Million in Fraudulently Obtained IRS Refund Checks  WASHINGTON — A illegal alien who had been twice deported and sentenced for re-entry to the US, (Dominican citizen) who resided in Lawrence, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 11 years in prison today after pleading guilty mid-trial to conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service […]

State Declares Lawrence Police Officer Eugene Scanlon Killed in the Line of Duty 45 Years Later

State Declares Lawrence Police Officer Eugene Scanlon Killed in the Line of Duty 45 Years Later

By: Tom Duggan, Jr. – Dec. 1, 2017 Earlier this year The Valley Patriot learned about Lawrence Police Officer Jeremaiah O’Connor had died in the line of duty back in the 1950’s but his sacrifice was never recognized. Officer O’Connor has since been declared a line of duty death and his family given the “last […]

Same Day Crowns Come to Riverwalk Dental!

Same Day Crowns Come  to Riverwalk Dental!

  In the interest of better serving Riverwalk Dental’s patients, Dr. Beninato and Dr. Patsi recently made the investment into a state of the art milling unit. Whether a patient desires same-day crowns, inlays, onlays or veneers, Riverwalk Dental can provide exactly what is needed, when it is needed. “Our patients today do not have the […]

After Big Win, Mayor Rivera Has No Answers on Opioid Crisis – But He’ll Keep Doing More of It

After Big Win, Mayor Rivera Has No Answers on Opioid Crisis – But He’ll Keep Doing More of It

After his reelection win, Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera addressed the opioid crisis admitting he didn’t have any answers, and saying it’s the responsibility of other government officials to solve the problem. Here is what he said after being asked what he could do to solve the crime problem in Lawrence. “I don’t know what it […]

VIDEO: Lawrence Superior Officers President Calls for Rolling Back Nightclub Closing Hours to 12am – Mayor Supports Change

VIDEO: Lawrence Superior Officers President Calls for Rolling Back Nightclub Closing Hours to 12am – Mayor Supports Change

By: Tom Duggan – Nov. 19, 2017 After another night of violence and mayhem during last-call at Lawrence nightclubs Friday, Lawrence Superior Officers Union President Scott McNamara has called for the rolling back of club closing hours from 2am to 12pm.  Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera and at least one city councilor say they support the last […]

Methuen Residents Wake UP to Nazi Graffiti, Police Believe It’s A Hate Crime Hoax

Methuen Residents Wake UP to Nazi Graffiti, Police Believe It’s A Hate Crime Hoax

By: Tom Duggan – Oct. 29, 2017 Methuen residents living in the Forest Lake area of West Methuen woke up Sunday Morning to profane graffiti and Nazi Swastikas painted on cars and signs. Valley Patriot sources also say three cars near the Methuen line in the bordering Town of Dracut were also hit with hate […]

We are No Longer Taxachusetts But…

We are No Longer Taxachusetts But…

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Oct. 2017 Brewing discussions here in Massachusetts about taxes prompted by ballot question initiatives provide us an opportunity to look at the big picture. This opportunity is now energized by recent tax changes proposed at the federal level. Let the games begin! It is likely that Massachusetts will never […]

Cops Seize Nearly A Kilogram of Heroin and Fentanyl – $21K in Cash In Raids In Lawrence, Lowell, Peabody and Haverhill

Cops Seize Nearly A Kilogram of Heroin and Fentanyl – $21K in Cash In Raids In Lawrence, Lowell, Peabody and Haverhill

  A large scale joint state and federal investigation has resulted in the arrest of 12 individuals in connection with a major heroin and fentanyl trafficking operation that brought large quantities of the lethal drugs into Lawrence, Lowell, Haverhill, and Peabody. Friday’s arrests are the result of an extensive investigation involving Attorney General Healey’s Enterprise, […]