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Lowell, Massachusetts is located in Middlesex County. Zip codes in Lowell, MA include 01851, 01854, and 01853. The median home price in Lowell is $209,000 which is roughly $149/per square foot. More Lowell information.

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Luna Theater brings movies back to downtown Lowell

It's been years coming, but Lowell finally has a downtown movie theater again with the opening on Saturday of the Luna Theater within Mill No. 5's interior streetscape at 250 Jackson St. The new space for independent films, theater and live music features seating for 80 in a combination of luxurious red armchairs and countertop seating.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

RollingStone

Watch Yes Perform 'I've Seen All Good People' on 35th Anniversary Tour

In the spring of 2004, prog legends Yes hit the road in America to celebrate their 35th anniversary, playing marathon sets that mixed hits with fan favorites from the Seventies and Eighties Nobody knew it at the time, but this would be the last chance to see the band with keyboardist Rick Wakeman and frontman Jon Anderson, as both left the band not long after the tour ended. Either way, cameras were rolling when the tour touched down at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Massachusetts, on May 15th, 2004, and the result is Songs From Tsongas - The 35th Anniversary Concert , which comes out September 23rd on Blu-Ray, DVD and CD.

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Lowell Sun

Lowell pub owner acquitted in 2013 assault case

A six-person jury in Lowell District Court acquitted Kevin Hayhurst, owner of Finn's Pub and co-owner of Brian's Ivy Hall, of assault charges filed in connection with a May 4, 2013, incident at Finn's Pub. Hayhurst was accused of kicking and punching Joshua Holmstrom, a Colorado native who is a member of the UMass Lowell hockey team that advanced to the Frozen Four in 2013.

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Lowell Sun

Traffic returns to one-way on Shattuck Street in Lowell

Shattuck Street downtown has returned to one-way traffic, one month after it and several nearby streets were changed to two-way, as one of several traffic changes this week. City officials had considered returning traffic to one-way only toward Market Street because of the street's narrow width and an inability to paint a yellow center line down the street's cobblestone surface because of historic guidelines.

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Lowell Sun

Sun's 3rd-annual Salute to Women recognizes 25 special ladies

In a temporary break from the big screen, NECN anchor Latoyia Edwards returned to her second home Tuesday to share her Emmy and Miss Massachusetts crown with the city. Edwards was one of the 25 women honored at The Sun's 3rd-annual Salute to Women event, and she credited her success to the Lowell residents, politicians and business people who always encouraged her.

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Lowell Sun

Chase leads to damaged cruiser, arrest

A Lowell man was arrested Monday after leading police on a low-speed chase and ramming a police cruiser in the middle of the afternoon. Andrew Jackman, 34, was recognized by detectives just before 2 p.m. in the area of Smith and Liberty Streets because he had three outstanding warrants on motor vehicle charges, according to Lowell Police Capt.

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Lowell Sun

2 sisters charged with identity fraud

Two sisters who allegedly offered psychological services through their Lowell-based companies are being held without bail on multiple charges of identity fraud. Nita Guzman, 49, allegedly billed Medicaid, Medicare and Lawrence Public Schools more than $550,000 for unlicensed mental-health services through her company, New England Psychological Consultants, Inc., according to the Attorney General's Office.

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Lowell Sun

City woman cited in pedestrian accident

Police have cited a Lowell resident for driving with a suspended license after she allegedly struck a pedestrian on Middlesex Street on Sunday. The driver, Mia Liz Davis, 31, hit a 33-year-old Lowell woman while she was crossing Middlesex Street near East Aldea Street with another individual at about 9:50 p.m., according to police.

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Lowell Sun

Demolition begins on lightning-damaged brick pipe

Mark Haley started his work day Monday at 170 feet, suspended from a crane in a yellow metal basket over the parking lot of the Thorndike Factory Outlet. He and fellow S & R Corporation employee Tom Malvarasa began by taking sledgehammers and crowbars to bolts on the cast-iron cap of the red-brick smokestack behind the Comfort Bedding and Furniture mill, the first step in bringing the damaged structure down.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

MTA Today

Madeloni to address UMass trustees

Outraged by regressive bargaining proposals, leaders from several unions representing faculty and staff across the University of Massachusetts system have demanded to be heard at the UMass Board of Trustees meeting, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17. "From instructors and maintenance workers to clerical staff and administrators, we've heard a consistent message from those negotiating successor contracts, namely that UMass is attempting to reduce benefits and alter long-standing policies and practices while at the same time leveling threats that if contracts are not settled quickly, workers will lose money," explained Barbara Madeloni, president of the 110,000-member Massachusetts Teachers Association.

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Lowell Sun

Damaged by lightning, demolition begins on Lowell smokestack

Cast iron pieces are removed from the top of the smokestack of the former Comfort Bedding and Furniture Mill. The smokestack was being removed Monday, a week after it was struck by lightning.

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Lowell Sun

Farrow was Shurfine as a man and a boss

For nearly four decades, Tyngsboro residents could find Wilbur "Bill" Farrow behind his meat counter at Shurfine Market, wearing his signature straw hat. The town patriarch, who died last week at age 98, fostered a store that became a fixture of the town center.

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Lowell Sun

Take a ride for the Salvation Army -- hold the ice

Gervais Lincoln in Lowell will be the site of Saturday's Driven to Give event. From left, John Martin, general sales manager for Gervais Lincoln; Fred Simon, chairman of the December Salvation Army radiothon; Salvation Army Capts.

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Lowell Sun

With anti-nepotism policy, Lowell schools a family affair no more

Jobs in the Lowell school system are completely off-limits to family members of top school officials following the adoption of an anti-nepotism policy that has split the School Committee. The committee voted last week 4-3 to adhere to the new guidelines, which are more strict than the state's standards.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Lowell Sun

Woman struck by car in Lowell suffers critical injuries

An unidentified woman suffered potentially life-threatening injuries when she was struck by a car on Middlesex Street near East Aldea Street, in the Highlands section of the city, on Sunday night. Police were called to the area of 1505 Middlesex St., in front of Dunkin' Donuts, at 9:52 p.m., and found the female pedestrian unconscious in the middle of the outbound travel lane.

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Lowell Sun

Scholarships

Theresa Zannoni of Dracut is one of 143 scholarships totaling $566,000 awarded to Massachusetts high-school graduates by the Massachusetts Freemasons. The Grand Lodge awards scholarships based primarily on each applicant's academic achievement, financial need, and broad participation in community and school activities.

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Volunteers

Send information for this listing 10 days in advance to: Volunteers, Lifestyle Department, The Sun, 491 Dutton St., Lowell, MA 01854. LOWELL COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER: Seeks volunteers to spend time reading to children in English, Spanish, Khmer or Portuguese, one hour per week at 585-597 Merrimack St. Call Nicole Roy at 978-937-9700, ext.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Lowell Sun

Backtalk: 9/13/2014

ENFORCE GUN LAW: Several years ago the state of Massachusetts passed a law that anyone caught with a gun without proper, valid documentation to own a gun would serve one year in prison. Why are we not enforcing this law? After the year we can deal with the offenses they committed with the gun.

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Lowell Sun

For his service, a nation's thanks

During World War II, Leo Panas fought with both the U.S. and French armies, but he never expected to be honored by France for his actions. On Monday, Panas, 90, received the French Legion of Honor Medal, presented by Boston French Consul General Fabien Fieschi.

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Lowell Sun

Pedestrian struck, seriously injured in Lowell

A 22-year-old pedestrian was struck and seriously injured by a driver on Elm Street near Central Street around 10:45 p.m. Friday. Ruben Sousa, of Lowell, was identified on the scene by his nephew, who was with him at the time of the accident.

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