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Brown University Athletics
Gymnastics Sets Season Highs on Bars, Floor at UNH Quad MeetDURHAM, N.H. – Brown University gymnastics set season high team scores on bars
Gymnastics Sets Season Highs on Bars, Floor at UNH Quad Meet
Brown University Athletics / Posted 11 hours ago
DURHAM, N.H. – Brown University gymnastics set season high team scores on bars and floor as Brown came in fourth place in a quad meet at the University of New Hampshire with Bridgeport and Towson on Sunday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium. The Bears... Read more
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Boston Herald
Boston Herald's Top 25 EMass rankingsHere is the weekly Boston Herald EMass girls basketball rankings. Records are t
Boston Herald's Top 25 EMass rankings
Boston Herald / Posted yesterday
Here is the weekly Boston Herald EMass girls basketball rankings. Records are through Friday's games. If there are any discrepancies or comments, please feel free to let me know at dventura@bostonherald.com BOSTON HERALD TOP 25 1. Braintree... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Regional home sales firmNEAR reports Merrimack Valley trends similar to those of the state in 2015 WES
Regional home sales firm
Lowell Sun / Posted yesterday
NEAR reports Merrimack Valley trends similar to those of the state in 2015 WESTFORD - Home sales in the Merrimack Valley posted solid gains in 2015, as strong buyer activity combined with light inventories pushed prices up, according to a report... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Winter returns, along with outages and slippery roadsXuyen Nguyen of Lowell, with her daughter, Hong-An Vu, 19 months old, enjoy an
Winter returns, along with outages and slippery roads
Lowell Sun / Posted yesterday
Xuyen Nguyen of Lowell, with her daughter, Hong-An Vu, 19 months old, enjoy an afternoon of sledding at Shedd Park. It was Hong-An's first time sledding. See our slide show from the storm at lowellsun.com. SUN/Julia Malakie Sun staff photos can be... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
From The History Room @ The Pekin Public Library: Tazewell County’s Revolutionary War soldiers Posted Feb. 6, 2016 at 12:44 AM Posted Feb. 6, 2016 at 12:44 AM Later this
From The History Room @ The Pekin Public Library: Tazewell County’s Revolutionary War soldiers
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 2 days ago
Posted Feb. 6, 2016 at 12:44 AM Posted Feb. 6, 2016 at 12:44 AM Later this month, the nation will observe Monday, Feb. 15, the third Monday of the... Read more
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Lowell Sun
LIVE BLOG: Heavy, wet snow causes outages, minor accidents A tree limb snapped at the former Notini property in Lowell. (SUN/CHRIS TIERN
LIVE BLOG: Heavy, wet snow causes outages, minor accidents
Lowell Sun / Posted 2 days ago
A tree limb snapped at the former Notini property in Lowell. (SUN/CHRIS TIERNEY) LOWELL - More than 2,000 people in the Greater Lowell area were without power on Friday as snow accumulated... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Heavy, wet snow brings power outages and minor accidents LOWELL - Over 2,000 people in the Greater Lowell area were without power on F
Heavy, wet snow brings power outages and minor accidents
Lowell Sun / Posted 2 days ago
LOWELL - Over 2,000 people in the Greater Lowell area were without power on Friday as snow accumulated quickly in the region. National Grid reported roughly 1,900 Chelmsford customers without... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Fallon opens ElderCare site at D'YouvilleA Sun Staff Report LOWELL -- Fallon Health, a Worcester-based health-care servi
Fallon opens ElderCare site at D'Youville
Lowell Sun / Posted 2 days ago
A Sun Staff Report LOWELL -- Fallon Health, a Worcester-based health-care services organization, has opened its sixth Summit ElderCare location in Massachusetts on the campus of D'Youville Life & Wellness Community in Lowell. Fallon's Summit... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Jeanne D'Arc plans N.H. branchLOWELL -- Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union said it will open its 10th branch office la
Jeanne D'Arc plans N.H. branch
Lowell Sun / Posted 2 days ago
LOWELL -- Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union said it will open its 10th branch office later this year in Nashua, becoming the first state-chartered credit union to take advantage of a new law allowing for expansion outside Massachusetts. The new credit-union... Read more
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Boston Globe
For Asian buyers, condo developers skip more than just 13th floorBoston’s next big skyscraper, the luxurious 61-story One Dalton, being built in
For Asian buyers, condo developers skip more than just 13th floor
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
Boston’s next big skyscraper, the luxurious 61-story One Dalton, being built in the Back Bay, will feature multimillion-dollar condos and feng shui design — and an extra nod to superstition. While many American buildings skip the 13th floor on the... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Jeanne D'Arc plans Nashua branch later this year LOWELL -- Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union said it will open its 10th branch office
Jeanne D'Arc plans Nashua branch later this year
Lowell Sun / Posted 3 days ago
LOWELL -- Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union said it will open its 10th branch office later this year in Nashua, becoming the first state-chartered credit union to take advantage of a new law allowing for... Read more
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Leominster Champion
WCU expands with office space purchase in Littleton | February 5, 2016Workers’ Credit Union, which has locations in Leominster, is purchasing additio
WCU expands with office space purchase in Littleton | February 5, 2016
Leominster Champion / Posted 3 days ago
Workers’ Credit Union, which has locations in Leominster, is purchasing additional office space in Littleton to accommodate its rapid growth, freeing up needed space in its Fitchburg and Lunenburg offices. The $1.3 billion community credit union has... Read more
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Boston Herald
Girls hockey roundup (Feb. 3): Burlington captures Middlesex Freedom titleIt’s not quite a perfect 10 for Burlington, but it was more than enough for the
Girls hockey roundup (Feb. 3): Burlington captures Middlesex Freedom title
Boston Herald / Posted 3 days ago
It’s not quite a perfect 10 for Burlington, but it was more than enough for the Red Devils to take home their first Middlesex League Freedom Division title in program history. Rylee Glennon had a hat trick while Kat Ellis and Kat Nikolopoulos added... Read more
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Boston Herald
Circling the ponds (Feb. 3): Eight is enough as Marblehead routs LynnThe Northeastern Conference matchup between two of the remaining unbeaten boys
Circling the ponds (Feb. 3): Eight is enough as Marblehead routs Lynn
Boston Herald / Posted 3 days ago
The Northeastern Conference matchup between two of the remaining unbeaten boys hockey teams in Massachusetts turned out to be a mismatch. Danny Gienieczko scored twice during a four-goal burst in the first 4:10 of the second period as Marblehead... Read more
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Rutland Herald
Act 46: Fix it or repeal itLast week (Jan. 24-30) was national School Choice Week, celebrating the great s
Act 46: Fix it or repeal it
Rutland Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Last week (Jan. 24-30) was national School Choice Week, celebrating the great steps forward school choice has made in states around the country. Confronted with many of the same concerns Vermonters are facing about the high cost and quality of their... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Fallon Health opens Summit ElderCare location in Lowell A Sun Staff Report LOWELL -- Fallon Health, a Massachusetts-based, health car
Fallon Health opens Summit ElderCare location in Lowell
Lowell Sun / Posted 4 days ago
A Sun Staff Report LOWELL -- Fallon Health, a Massachusetts-based, health care services organization, on Wednesday announced the opening of its sixth Summit ElderCare location in Massachusetts... Read more
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Brown University Athletics
Gymnastics’ Holman Gains ECAC Specialist of the Week AccoladesDANBURY, Conn. – Senior Corey Holman gained the vault title to earn ECAC Specia
Gymnastics’ Holman Gains ECAC Specialist of the Week Accolades
Brown University Athletics / Posted 5 days ago
DANBURY, Conn. – Senior Corey Holman gained the vault title to earn ECAC Specialist of the Week honors as Brown University gymnastics won its third straight quad meet with a season-high 192.575 on Sunday afternoon at Springfield College's Blake... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Nashoba board taps principal for top positionWESTFORD -- Nashoba Valley Technical High School Principal Denise Pigeon will b
Nashoba board taps principal for top position
Lowell Sun / Posted 5 days ago
WESTFORD -- Nashoba Valley Technical High School Principal Denise Pigeon will be the next superintendent, following a meeting Monday night when nearly every School Committee member expressed confidence in her ability to continue the excellence of the... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Nashoba principal tapped for superintendent's post WESTFORD -- Nashoba Valley Technical High School Principal Denise Pigeon will
Nashoba principal tapped for superintendent's post
Lowell Sun / Posted 6 days ago
WESTFORD -- Nashoba Valley Technical High School Principal Denise Pigeon will be the next superintendent, following a meeting Monday night when nearly every School Committee member expressed... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Beatlemania in Burlington; Chamber Music at Westford's Parish CenterExperience Beatlemania Magic BURLINGTON -- The Burlington Community Concert Se
Beatlemania in Burlington; Chamber Music at Westford's Parish Center
Lowell Sun / Posted 6 days ago
Experience Beatlemania Magic BURLINGTON -- The Burlington Community Concert Series welcomes Beatlemania Magic, a Tribute to the Beatles, live at the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center, 123 Cambridge St., for one night only on Friday, Feb. 5, at 7... Read more
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Lowell Sun
House OKs health bills, sends them to SenateBeacon Hill Roll Call THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local
House OKs health bills, sends them to Senate
Lowell Sun / Posted 6 days ago
Beacon Hill Roll Call THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives' and senators' votes on roll calls from the week of Jan. 25-29. HEALTH DISPARITIES (H 3969): House, 152-3, approved and sent to the Senate a bill creating... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Hoverboards all the rage - but so are bansAmid safety issues, local colleges are latest to prohibit their use What's all
Hoverboards all the rage - but so are bans
Lowell Sun / Posted 6 days ago
Amid safety issues, local colleges are latest to prohibit their use What's all the fuss about hoverboards? Celebrities from pop star Justin Bieber to actor Jamie Foxx have been known to ride them. Even Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt - once taken down... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Technical schools happy with Baker funding planCameron Sousa doesn't think getting into Shawsheen Valley Technical High School
Technical schools happy with Baker funding plan
Lowell Sun / Posted 6 days ago
Cameron Sousa doesn't think getting into Shawsheen Valley Technical High School was too hard. From his school in Burlington, the sophomore remembers only five peers who wanted to go to Shawsheen Tech in Billerica. He knew he did, though, because he... Read more
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Lowell Sun
New fire station costs $4M too muchWESTFORD -- Officials are scrambling to decide how to bring down the cost of th
New fire station costs $4M too much
Lowell Sun / Posted 7 days ago
WESTFORD -- Officials are scrambling to decide how to bring down the cost of the new center fire station without cutting programming or efficiency. The cost of the schematic design plan has come in at about $4 million more than taxpayers... Read more
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Brown University Athletics
Gymnastics Wins Third Straight Meet with Season-High 192.575SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Junior Jorden Mitchell won the all-around and balance beam
Gymnastics Wins Third Straight Meet with Season-High 192.575
Brown University Athletics / Posted 7 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Junior Jorden Mitchell won the all-around and balance beam titles as Brown University gymnastics won its third straight quad meet with a season-high 192.575 on Sunday afternoon at Springfield College's Blake Arena. In the team... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Jeanne D'Arc promotes two to manage Westford, Tyngsboro sites Two longtime employees at Lowell-based Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union were recentl
Jeanne D'Arc promotes two to manage Westford, Tyngsboro sites
Lowell Sun / Posted 7 days ago
Two longtime employees at Lowell-based Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union were recently promoted to assistant treasurers/branch managers: * Diane Clark, of Dracut, is the new branch manager for... Read more
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Boston Herald
Circling the ponds (Jan. 27): Everett makes history in Greater Boston LeagueIt couldn’t get much greater for Everett than what happened Wednesday night at
Circling the ponds (Jan. 27): Everett makes history in Greater Boston League
Boston Herald / Posted 10 days ago
It couldn’t get much greater for Everett than what happened Wednesday night at Allied Veterans Rink. Marc Faia scored four goals and the Crimson Tide clinched a share of the program’s first Greater Boston League championship since 1970 with a 7-0... Read more
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Lowell Sun
The Votes are in for the Sun's Greater Lowell Persons of the Year contest Stay tuned for winners to be announced LOWELL - More than 20,000 votes were
The Votes are in for the Sun's Greater Lowell Persons of the Year contest
Lowell Sun / Posted 11 days ago
Stay tuned for winners to be announced LOWELL - More than 20,000 votes were received in The Sun's Greater Lowell Persons of the Year contest, and the eight finalists have... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Westford works to cut fire station costsAt $16M-plus, project is now $4M over budget WESTFORD -- Following news that p
Westford works to cut fire station costs
Lowell Sun / Posted 11 days ago
At $16M-plus, project is now $4M over budget WESTFORD -- Following news that plans for the center fire station project came in at $4 million more than what was appropriated at last year's annual Town Meeting, the Board of Selectmen has asked the... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Westford, Littleton schools are standouts in Mass. teacher ratings By Katie Lannan State House News Service BOSTON -- In the first year that all
Westford, Littleton schools are standouts in Mass. teacher ratings
Lowell Sun / Posted 11 days ago
By Katie Lannan State House News Service BOSTON -- In the first year that all Massachusetts educators were expected to participate in a new evaluation system, around 86 percent of... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Chelmsford parents: Schools not fair to all faiths CHELMSFORD -- Families of less-represented faiths feel the Chelmsford Public
Chelmsford parents: Schools not fair to all faiths
Lowell Sun / Posted 12 days ago
CHELMSFORD -- Families of less-represented faiths feel the Chelmsford Public Schools' calendar and staff have not been sensitive to their holy days and their children are being penalized as a... Read more
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Lowell Sun
With fire station $4M over budget, Westford works to cut costs WESTFORD -- Following news that plans for the center fire station project cam
With fire station $4M over budget, Westford works to cut costs
Lowell Sun / Posted 12 days ago
WESTFORD -- Following news that plans for the center fire station project came in at $4 million more than what was appropriated at last year's annual Town Meeting, the Board of Selectmen... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Nashoba Tech board, superintendent pick can't come to terms WESTFORD -- Less than a week after selecting the next superintendent of Nasho
Nashoba Tech board, superintendent pick can't come to terms
Lowell Sun / Posted 12 days ago
WESTFORD -- Less than a week after selecting the next superintendent of Nashoba Valley Technical High School, the School Committee has failed to reach an agreement with Leo DeSimone, the... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Lowell City Council to hold hearing on replica-gun ban proposal LOWELL -- Replica handguns may soon be banned in the city as a way to help po
Lowell City Council to hold hearing on replica-gun ban proposal
Lowell Sun / Posted 12 days ago
LOWELL -- Replica handguns may soon be banned in the city as a way to help police officers avoid situations in which they may not be able to distinguish a real gun from a fake. The City... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Lahey moves into LGH's territoryLOWELL -- Lahey Hospital & Medical Center will soon open a primary-care facilit
Lahey moves into LGH's territory
Lowell Sun / Posted 12 days ago
LOWELL -- Lahey Hospital & Medical Center will soon open a primary-care facility in Pawtucketville just down the road from Lowell General Hospital, among its closest competitors. Already, Burlington-based Lahey has primary-care offices in Billerica... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Lahey moving onto Lowell General's turfBurlington-based health provider to open primary-care facility down street in L
Lahey moving onto Lowell General's turf
Lowell Sun / Posted 13 days ago
Burlington-based health provider to open primary-care facility down street in Lowell LOWELL -- Lahey Hospital & Medical Center will soon open a primary-care facility in Pawtucketville, practically in the front yard of Lowell General Hospital, among... Read more
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Boston Herald
Girls hockey Super Eight rankings (Jan. 25)INSIDE THE RANKINGS BRAIN: We’re not going to delve too much into the Austin Pr
Girls hockey Super Eight rankings (Jan. 25)
Boston Herald / Posted 13 days ago
INSIDE THE RANKINGS BRAIN: We’re not going to delve too much into the Austin Prep-Arlington Catholic debate, since the teams can settle things once and for all Tuesday night. (Unless, of course, they tie. At which point we throw up our hands until... Read more
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Daily Star
Two Irish lads sit down for cup of tea and biscuit — in the middle of Storm JonasSTORM IN A TEACUP: The blokes enjoyed a drink outside Storm Jonas has been rav
Two Irish lads sit down for cup of tea and biscuit — in the middle of Storm Jonas
Daily Star / Posted 13 days ago
STORM IN A TEACUP: The blokes enjoyed a drink outside Storm Jonas has been ravaging the US this week. It has dumped feet of snow on cities up and down the eastern seaboard but two Irish blokes in Washington DC were having none of it. Joseph... Read more
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Brown University Athletics
Gymnastics Tops Bridgeport, RIC, SCSU in Home-Opening Quad MeetPROVIDENCE, R.I. – Juniors Jorden Mitchell and Diana Walters and sophomore Rega
Gymnastics Tops Bridgeport, RIC, SCSU in Home-Opening Quad Meet
Brown University Athletics / Posted 14 days ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Juniors Jorden Mitchell and Diana Walters and sophomore Regan Butchness all gained titles for the second straight week as Brown University gymnastics won for the second time in as many meets on Sunday afternoon at the Pizzitola... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Bill seeks to allow low-wager gamblingWESTFORD -- When a group of residents at the Cameron Senior Center found out th
Bill seeks to allow low-wager gambling
Lowell Sun / Posted 14 days ago
WESTFORD -- When a group of residents at the Cameron Senior Center found out the game of Texas Hold 'em they were playing for a few dollars was technically illegal gambling, they had to end their friendly card games. That was a few years ago, and in... Read more
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Boston Herald
Boston Herald's Top 25 EMass pollHere is the weekly Boston Herald EMass girls basketball rankings. Records are t
Boston Herald's Top 25 EMass poll
Boston Herald / Posted 15 days ago
Here is the weekly Boston Herald EMass girls basketball rankings. Records are through Friday's games. If there are any discrepancies or comments, please feel free to let me know at dventura@bostonherald.com BOSTON HERALD TOP 25 1. Braintree... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Parking conundrum in Lowell's Cupples SquareLOWELL -- Cupples Square has been spruced up with new lighting, sidewalks and p
Parking conundrum in Lowell's Cupples Square
Lowell Sun / Posted 15 days ago
LOWELL -- Cupples Square has been spruced up with new lighting, sidewalks and paving, and the city has offered assistance in getting businesses to upgrade their storefronts. The City Council and City Manager Kevin Murphy -- who lives a few minutes'... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Long-distance house callLowell General Hospital doctors bring severely needed health-care training to m
Long-distance house call
Lowell Sun / Posted 15 days ago
Lowell General Hospital doctors bring severely needed health-care training to medical personnel in Phnom Penh LOWELL -- In much of Cambodia, health care is severely enough lacking to be nearly non-existent. There is little to no preventative care,... Read more
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Boston Herald
Hockey roundup (Jan. 21): Top girls teams take care of businessThursday wasn’t a particularly busy day on the local ponds, with only nine game
Hockey roundup (Jan. 21): Top girls teams take care of business
Boston Herald / Posted 16 days ago
Thursday wasn’t a particularly busy day on the local ponds, with only nine games total on the schedule. But it was a big one for several of the state’s top girls hockey teams to establish their credentials. Austin Prep, which has sat at the top of... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Local pols mostly applauding governor's speech, accomplishments BOSTON -- Reaction following Gov. Charlie Baker's first State of the Commonwe
Local pols mostly applauding governor's speech, accomplishments
Lowell Sun / Posted 16 days ago
BOSTON -- Reaction following Gov. Charlie Baker's first State of the Commonwealth address was generally positive, with legislators impressed with Baker's tone, commitment to... Read more
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Lowell Sun
AutoFair to move Tewksbury Nissan business to Drum Hill CHELMSFORD -- Nearly four years after purchasing the former IRA Nissan dealer
AutoFair to move Tewksbury Nissan business to Drum Hill
Lowell Sun / Posted 17 days ago
CHELMSFORD -- Nearly four years after purchasing the former IRA Nissan dealership in Tewksbury, AutoFair Automotive Group announced it is moving the dealership to Chelmsford's busy Drum Hill... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Another clean audit reported at special-ed collaborative BILLERICA -- A few years ago, the Merrimack Special Education Collaborative w
Another clean audit reported at special-ed collaborative
Lowell Sun / Posted 17 days ago
BILLERICA -- A few years ago, the Merrimack Special Education Collaborative was all over the news for officials allegedly misusing tens of millions of taxpayer dollars intended for local... Read more
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Lowell Sun
DeSimone tapped as Nashoba Tech superintendentWESTFORD -- Leo DeSimone, an educator who touts himself as being a hands-on lea
DeSimone tapped as Nashoba Tech superintendent
Lowell Sun / Posted 17 days ago
WESTFORD -- Leo DeSimone, an educator who touts himself as being a hands-on leader who believes in empowering his staff, will be the next person to lead Nashoba Valley Technical High School following nearly 20 years of improvements under the... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Somerville's DeSimone tapped to lead Nashoba Tech WESTFORD -- Leo DeSimone, an educator who touts himself as being a hands-on l
Somerville's DeSimone tapped to lead Nashoba Tech
Lowell Sun / Posted 18 days ago
WESTFORD -- Leo DeSimone, an educator who touts himself as being a hands-on leader who believes in empowering his staff, will be the next person to lead Nashoba Valley Technical High School following... Read more
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Boston Globe
FBI investigating bomb threats sent to schools in 15 Mass. townsThe FBI is taking the lead in an investigation into a series of disruptive bomb
FBI investigating bomb threats sent to schools in 15 Mass. towns
Boston Globe / Posted 18 days ago
The FBI is taking the lead in an investigation into a series of disruptive bomb threats directed at over a dozen local schools on Tuesday, Massachusetts State Police said. Nothing hazardous has yet been found at any of the schools that received... Read more
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