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Friends rally around Garry with benefit Thursday in Dracut
An empty lot marked the spot this week at 147-151 East Merrimack St. on the corner of Fayette Street in Lowell where a building once stood containing the law office of Colleen Garry on its second floor.
Tue May 21, 2013
Memorial Hall Library Creates 'Makerspace' for the Community
This summer, Memorial Hall Library is creating a Makerspace, which in a nut shell is a "collaborative learning environments where people come together to share materials and learn new skills." Called the Beehive for Community Creativity and Gathering, this "Makerspace" will feature several events at the library each month for adults to learn, ... (more)
Lowell officials alarmed by court ruling on fire alarms
A Housing Court judge has ruled that the city cannot force building owners to install just one of the four types of fire-alarm signaling systems allowed under state law.
Lowell murder suspect in court Thursday
For nearly three weeks in March, the stabbing death of 60-year-old Angela Aponte, known for her dedication to her church and volunteerism in her Acre neighborhood in Lowell, went unsolved.
Mon May 20, 2013
Police: Gunshots fired into Lowell home
A gunshot broke a window of an apartment between Wamesit and Abbott streets in the Back Central neighborhood late Monday night, but no one was struck, police said.
Chickens in Lowell? Only with a side of stuffing
In fact, I just ate one. Or at least its byproduct. Honey-mesquite from the Market Basket deli, if you must know.
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Lowell homeless camps cleared, but work not done
The riverbank spot where Khamphong Souvannasy had lived for eight years in an elaborate shelter made of tarps and wood from nearby trees was reduced to an expanse of dirt, surrounded by bags of his and others' belongings.
DA: Lowell baby shaken by father dies
A 9-week-old baby boy allegedly shaken into unconsciousness by his father last weekend was taken off life support and died Friday, the Middlesex District Attorney's Office has confirmed.
Sun May 19, 2013
Early dismissal Wednesday for Lowell students
GREENHALGE: No after-school program Wednesday. Kindergartners will host the May assembly Wednesday.
NECC baseball team in World Series
The Northern Essex Community College baseball team, featuring a number of local players, will leave next week for Tyler, Texas to participate in the NJCAA World Series.
Sat May 18, 2013
Lowell General emerges as health-care leader in region
Norm Deschene, the big cheese at Lowell General Hospital, is on the forefront of what is going on and is emerging as a leader in creating the type of regional system that could be a model for the country.
Kevin Correa submitted this photo, with the following description: "Back in 1949, if you needed a refrigerator, washing machine, television, radios, records, or a music machine , you would visit Sam Garnick on Middlesex Street in Lowell.
Police say man put WalMart laptop in pants
Tewksbury police say Joseph Espada told a friend he needed a ride to Walmart -- which was fine until Espada allegedly walked out of the store with a stolen laptop shoved down his pants.
Police: Roommate dispute leads to attack in NH
Police say two men and a woman from Massachusetts are charged with attacking a man with a hammer and knife following a roommate dispute in Hollis, N.H. Police say three people connected to one of the roommates returned to the home, identifying themselves as police officers early Friday before attacking the victim in his RV.
Lowell refugees share efforts to adapt, retain culture
While the city's immigrant and refugee dynamics are changing, community support and education remain the keys for welcoming new populations, said speakers at the Voices from Home panel Friday morning.
Fri May 17, 2013
DA: Lowell baby dies from head trauma injuries
Christopher Barry, 22, of Lowell, was arraigned Monday in Lowell District Court on charges of assault and battery on a child causing substantial bodily injury.
At 99, Dracut man's still got plenty of drive
It was only after John Pierro had completed a flawless, four-minute drive from home and parked his older- model Chevy Impala in a space in front of the Dracut Senior Center on Mammoth Road that the 99-year-old committed his first noticeable physical error on Wednesday.
Thu May 16, 2013
Mitchell launches Council run
Derek Mitchell says he is proud of Lowell's focus on innovation, its cultural richness and its strong spirit of collaboration.
Chelmsford man's bravery not forgotten
Donald Adams' bravery in going after an armed man who allegedly wanted to kill a Lowell banker in 1927 is not forgotten more than eight decades later.