12 hrs ago
New state guidelines may end pension perk
For public-safety workers, it's a cherished perk -- the ability to gain up to five years toward their pension benefits without working a day or contributing to the retirement system.
16 hrs ago
From Lowell, he's delivering Christmas cheer to poor Brazilian children
One of the sweetest sights for Philippe Cndido is a street filled with children, anxiously waiting for their presents and shouting "Feliz Natal!" on Christmas day.
16 hrs ago
Early dismissal Wednesday in Lowell schools
DALEY: Dismissal on Wednesday is at 12:10. Students of the Month are Sara Ames , Samantha Veiga , Christina Prum , Jason Burke , Ethan Imasogie and Joseph Brunelle .
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Woburn, Mass., Horn Pond
Horn Pond in Woburn was once home to a series of locks along the Middlesex Canal, 1793-1853.
Returning a lost wallet, and showing true spirit of season
After doing some shopping at the Pheasant Lane Mall days before Thanksgiving, Joshua Aponte, his mother and her friend were walking to their car in the pouring rain when they noticed something in a puddle -- a wallet.
Dracut student's Giving Tree branching out for global reach
From Dracut to China, the "Giving Tree" is branching out this Christmas to embrace both less fortunate local children and special-needs orphans on the other side of the world.
Police: Lowell man had sex with NH girl, 15
Nashua police say 23-year-old Patrick Potter was arrested this week on two counts of felonious sex assault and nine counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Baskets bursting with generosity
Jean Melvin's holiday-season rituals include writing her name and phone number on the back of 80 raffle tickets for Lowell General Hospital's annual Holiday Basket Raffles for Sun Santa.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Decision on Mill Road 40B Postponed
The fate of a new affordable housing development that could add hundreds of cars to the area near the Billerica Road exit to Route 3 remains up in the air following a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on Thursday night.
Violence bill gaining traction
After the Senate approved a bill in October granting victims of abuse and violence more protection in the workplace, advocacy groups and area lawmakers are hoping the House will take up the issue when sessions resume in January.
Christmas spirit to soar in Dracut, Lowell
For the past 14 years, people of Greater Lowell have had a different option from Black Friday and tree lightings to kick off their Christmas season.
Door-to-door salesman sentenced to year in jail
A door-to-door energy salesman has been sentenced to one year in jail for pleading guilty to charges he attacked a 69-year-old Woburn woman in her home three times while persuading her to change her electricity provider.
Listen and learn for great stocking-stuffers
Black Friday retail sales figures show that overstuffed Americans trotted from the Thanksgiving Day table to big box chain stores and spent nearly 10 percent less than a year ago on Christmas shopping.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
'Will this be the month they shut our lights off?' struggling mom wonders
Once free of her abuser, Pamela became a victim to the aftermath: suffering from severe anxiety; her ability to work becoming greatly diminished.
Mambo Grill closed; future of Lowell restaurant unclear
The status of the Mambo Grill, which serves Mexican food with a focus on burritos, had been uncertain all week.
Lowell driving teacher accused of improper behavior with students
A 69-year-old driving school co-owner has pleaded not guilty to charges that he inappropriately touched and talked to female students -- kissing their hands, rubbing legs and arms -- while teaching them to drive.
Revised plan would save 1673 building in Lowell
Officials from the company planning to redevelop the parcel that is home to the city's oldest building have embraced a revised proposal from the city that would ensure the 1673 historic structure will be saved.
City police roll out MyPD app
Engaging with and talking to the community are key components in the "community policing" strategy being revived by new Police Superintendent William Taylor, and Lowell police on Wednesday unveiled a smartphone app to open new lines of communication.
ANON ALCOHOLISM SUPPORT: For those whose lives are affected by another person's drinking; meets each Fri., 7-9:30 p.m. at Lowell General Hospital, Hanchett Auditorium, Varnum Ave., Lowell; each Sat., 9:30-11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception School, 218 E. Merrimack St., Lowell.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Church welcomes Lowell's Nativity
It wasn't that there was no room at the inn, but the city's Nativity set still needed to find a new home this year.