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President Barack Obama has booked a two-week summer getaway for his family on the picturesque Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard.
A former Lowell man who has spent 32 years in prison for a 1982 arson fire that killed eight people will walk out of prison on Thursday after the judge who overturned his convictions released Victor Rosario on bail.
Seven people were killed today in a fast-moving apartment building fire here, and more than 50 are now homeless from what officials called a "tragic day'' for this former mill city.
Lowell Fire Chief Edward Pitta says the victims died in the three-alarm fire reported just before 4 a.m. Thursday.
State Fire Marshall Stephen D. Coan is seen briefing media after a large apartment building fire on Branch St. this morning, July 10, 2014.
A spokeswoman for the state Fire Marshal says three to five people are unaccounted for after the fire in the three-story building on Branch Street.
Town Manager Paul Cohen has for at least the third straight year received an overall rating from a majority of the Board of Selectmen of consistently exceeding expectations, the highest-ranking category.
Robert Redford's sincere personality and charm shone through in a near one-hour-long interview on stage inside Lowell Memorial Auditorium Wednesday night.
Police are investigating two incidents of gunfire that occurred early Wednesday morning in Lowell and which left a couple shaken after a bullet flew threw a window and lodged in the wall of their downtown apartment.
Social-media photos helped police arrest a 22-year-old man who allegedly stole $350 from the cash register at Heritage Farm Ice Cream & Restaurant during the Fourth of July weekend celebration, according to police.
City Manager Kevin Murphy has named data analyst Conor Baldwin as the city's new chief financial officer and appointed Diane Tradd as the assistant city manager/director of the Department of Planning and Development.
Richard Johnston, 21, 60 West St., Lowell; domestic assault, assault and battery on a pregnant person, malicious destruction of property over $250.
Police were contacted July 3 after an employee of Morse-Bayliss Funeral Home on Princeton Boulevard said he saw a silver and black handgun in the driver's-side door of a black Mercedes.
The impending retirements of two 34-year veteran firefighters and last month's departure of a fire captain for a job as chief in Ipswich has left the department with three large pairs of firefighters' boots to fill, Deputy Fire Chief Richard Patterson told selectmen Tuesday.
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