Troubling Accusations Against Methuen Police ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (6-24)

Troubling Accusations Against Methuen Police ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (6-24)

6-24 A 26-page racism lawsuit filed against the Methuen Police Department by Methuen Police Sgt. Charles DeJesus reads like a 1970’s undercover Ku Klux Klan exposé. detective dejesus lawsuit (2) Accusations within the lawsuit seem so outrageous that it’s almost impossible to believe police officers and police superior officers would dare think – much less […]

Valley Patriot Honors Police, Veterans, Activists at 20th Anniversary BASH!

Valley Patriot Honors Police, Veterans, Activists at 20th Anniversary BASH!

Last month, at The Valley Patriot’s 20th Anniversary BASH, not only did the newspaper give out $58,000 in scholarship money to local students but several people were honored for their work in the community with recognitions and awards. THE JOHN RATKA HERO VETERANS AWARD Because honoring Veterans is so much a part of what we […]

Enterprise Bank, AAA, Lions Clubs Pitch in $5,800 for TMF

Enterprise Bank, AAA, Lions Clubs Pitch in $5,800 for TMF

The Movement Family (TMF), a group of volunteers who feed the homeless in Lawrence, attended the Valley Patriot BASH last month to support the newspaper’s charitable endeavors  and help raise money for local scholarships. Instead, they walked away with more than $5,800 in donations after being surprised by Jessica Phillips of Enterprise Bank and her […]

Corrupt Haverhill Officials Continue Abuse of Power ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

Corrupt Haverhill Officials Continue Abuse of Power ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

May, 2024 It’s hard to imagine how a country such as ours can survive as a constitutional republic much longer when local officials in every community are free to use the agencies of government to enact revenge against their political opposition. Yet here we are. While the actions of corrupt Haverhill officials like Mayor Melinda […]

Tom Duggan’s Unexpected Legacy of Helping Our Community

Tom Duggan’s Unexpected Legacy of Helping Our Community

  By: State Rep. Francisco Paulino – 04-24 This month I wanted to take the space that Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan affords to me to write a column about my works and accomplishments in the community and dedicated it to him. On March 22nd, I was honored to attend The Valley Patriot’s 20th Anniversary […]

OPINION: The Cost of Affordable Housing

OPINION: The Cost of Affordable Housing

By: Philippe Thibault – 3/24 Massachusetts House Bill 4138 goes by the moniker “the Affordable Homes Act.” This is being layered on top of the recent MBTA Communities bills passed by the legislature in 2020. The MBTA Communities, now law, requires those communities served by or adjacent to communities served by the Massachusetts Bay Transit […]

Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan Bestowed Overcoming Obstacles Award

Valley Patriot Publisher Tom Duggan Bestowed Overcoming Obstacles Award

By: Santiago Reyes Cruz, Jr. Fresh out of the hospital from a life-threatening illness, Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan was presented with one of the most prestigious awards in the Merrimack Valley last month, the Greater Lawrence Psychological Center’s Overcoming Obstacles Award Most people may know that Tom is a homeless advocate; he feeds them, […]

Valley Patriot Settles Lawsuit with Former Methuen Mayor ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

Valley Patriot Settles Lawsuit with Former Methuen Mayor ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

July, 2021 The Valley Patriot has put yet another libel lawsuit behind us. The most recent suit, brought by a former Methuen Mayor alleging defamation and libel, never made it to trial. Last month, it was settled out of court to the satisfaction of both parties. We tend to get sued a lot here at […]

Methuen Police Arrest and Charge Man with Kidnapping Attempt in Grocery Store Parking Lot

Methuen Police Arrest and Charge Man with Kidnapping Attempt in Grocery Store Parking Lot

The Methuen Police Department has arrested and charged a man after he attempted to force his way into a woman’s car and kidnap her Friday night. RAFAEL ROSARIO, AGE 53, OF LAWRENCE was charged with: • Strangulation • Attempted Kidnapping • Attempted Carjacking • Assault and Battery At approximately 7:50 p.m. Friday, Methuen Police were […]

Staff Sergeant Robert Belleau ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

Staff Sergeant Robert Belleau ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy – Jan. 2019 Dracut’s Robert Belleau is one of the many US Military Veterans in the Merrimack Valley of French Canadian heritage. He joined the new US Air Force, (formed out of the US Army Air Corps shortly after World War II) partly out of patriotism, and partly, (his words) to avoid […]

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