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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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5 hrs ago | 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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10 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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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16 hrs ago | 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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18 hrs ago | 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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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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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Lowell Sun

Man arrested on gun charges in downtown Lowell

In the latest incident of illegal firearms in Lowell, a man was arrested Friday for what police called a "brazen" daytime incident. After reports of a fight involving two men on Shattuck Street, just one block from City Hall, officers arrested Angel Gomez, 24, on charges of unlawful carrying of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, disturbing the peace and two outstanding warrants.

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Lowell Sun

Man arrested on gun charges in downtown Lowell

In the latest incident of illegal firearms in Lowell, a man was arrested Friday for what police called a "brazen" daytime incident. After reports of a fight involving two men on Shattuck Street, just one block from City Hall, officers arrested Angel Gomez, 24, on charges of unlawful carrying of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, disturbing the peace and two outstanding warrants.

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Lowell Sun

Dracut man charged with possession of child porn

Jamie King, 38, of 215 Long Pond Drive, was taken into custody at 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Dracut police said they had received two tips from the Mass.

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Lowell Sun

Backtalk: 9/12/2014

WALK THE WALK: I think it's obvious now that President Obama's strategy of kissing our enemies' butts in the hope that they will like us and cooperate with us has failed miserably. Teddy Roosevelt once said "speak softly but carry a big stick."

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Lowell Sun

10 Questions with ...

Shawn Kelley, 20, of Dracut, has been interested in the weather since he was a child. Now the Greater Lowell Technical High School graduate has become a self-taught weatherman, posting localized forecasts for Lowell and Dracut on both Facebook and Twitter.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Lowell Sun

In wake of violence, Lowell police boosting late-night shifts

The Police Department will create a new unit of 10 officers on late-night shifts to deter violent crimes when they are most likely, one of several steps being taken to cut down on a spate of gun violence across the city this summer. The department's gang and narcotics investigation unit will also be expanded, and a state police crew of a sergeant and about five detectives will be assigned to cover the city from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. for a period of several weeks to several months.

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Lowell Sun

Lowell police, school officials to create task force

Following months of frequent shootings from South Lowell to Centralville, city and school officials are resurrecting a special city task force to prevent issues that might cross over from the city's schools to its streets. The group would include representatives from the City Manager's Office, the Mayor's Office, police, the Middlesex District Attorney's Office, Lowell High School staff and other youth workers.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Lowell Sun

Lowell suspect: Alleged victim claims to have healing powers

While a Lowell man was in court denying he tried to choke his ex-girlfriend, the alleged victim was at a psychiatric hospital claiming to have "healing powers'' that can "bring people back from the dead.' ' In Lowell District Court on Monday, Kenneth Bagdonas, 48, of 25 Patricia Ave., Lowell, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder.

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