13 hrs ago
Steve Grossman goes on the attack in first ad of race
State Treasurer Steve Grossman's decision to go negative against rival Martha Coakley is a "Hail Mary" meant to bolster the struggling pol as he lags behind the attorney general in several polls, said fellow politicians and pundits.
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22 hrs ago
National Review Online
Case: The Man With a Kink in His Brain
The Charles S. Peirce International Centennial Congress held its conference at University of Massachusetts, Lowell from Wednesday through Friday to explore the philosophy of Charles Sanders Peirce, who died April 19, 1914.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Fundraising heats up in 6th District congressional race
Two of the candidates challenging longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. John Tierney raised what some observers are calling an impressive amount of money from April to June, as each challenger ended the second quarter of the year with around $800,000 in their respective war chests, their campaigns told The Sun on Monday.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Bisantz prepares to dazzle in GLMT's upcoming 'Chicago'
Getting ready to dazzle in GLMT's Chicago are, from left, Jessica Dee, Jerry Bisantz and Kate Grande.
UML students plead not guilty to shooting girl with BB gun
In a prank that left a 20-year-old female college student with small wounds to her forehead and leg, two UMass Lowell students are accused of firing BB pellets from their fourth-floor dorm room at a group of girls using a Hula Hoop on a patio area.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
NASA Announces Early Career Faculty Space Tech Research Grants
NASA has selected seven university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs for America's space program.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
The Daily Irrelevant
Google Glass Snoopers Can Steal Your Passcode With a Glance
The odds are you can't make out the PIN of that guy with the sun glaring obliquely off his iPad's screen across the coffee shop.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Coakley's comments perturb Patrick
ATTORNEY GENERAL Martha Coakley's comments to The Sun's Editorial Board Monday that as governor she would provide better management and oversight of state agencies that would prevent scandals were not well received by Gov. Deval Patrick.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
What's a caliphate? News puts focus on ancient form of government
When the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria announced Sunday that it was changing its name and reviving the caliphate, the news lit up the Internet and headlined news reports around the world.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
UH named 'Innovation and Economic Prosperity University'
The University of Houston today was designated as an Innovation & Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities , a designation acknowledging universities working with public and private sector partners to support economic development through a variety of activities, including innovation and ... (more)
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Cohen, Tiano get rave reviews in Chelmsford
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.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
City Council votes to have panel review solutions to high water bills
The City Council voted Tuesday to have its Finance Subcommittee review possible solutions to the problem of residents receiving exorbitant water bills.
Achievers: Niagara University students receive master's degree
The following students at State University College of New Paltz have earned their master's degree in fine arts in painting-drawing: Cassandra Gorman , of Kirkville, earned a master's degree in prosthetics and orthotics from University of Hartford in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions .
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union hands out MoneyStrong scholarships
Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union recently announced the recipients of this year's MoneyStrong college scholarship program.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Stars and Stripes
What is a caliphate? News puts focus on ancient institution
When the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant announced Sunday that it was changing its name and reviving the caliphate, the news lit up the Internet and headlined news reports around the world.
Sentinel & Enterprise
Tsongas will have challenger in Wofford
The Haverhill Republican looking to oust Niki Tsongas from Congress this fall is familiar with the animosity between the two major parties.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
The Fresno Bee
Whata s a caliphate? News puts focus on ancient form of government
The answers, experts say, have more to do with the Sunni militant group's rivalry with al Qaida than with any plan to replicate the last caliphate, which was abolished in 1924 after the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
Veteran Lowell cop put on leave as part of cheating probe
The sergeant who has directed the Lowell Police Academy since 1996 was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday afternoon as part of the department's investigation into allegations cheating on a promotional exam.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Local towns to show patriotic spirit with parades, fireworks
But don't expect to use many sparklers. The forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of showers July 4, with a high of 79 degrees.
A celebration of 50 years
The Pershing Rifles, Squadron N-12, celebrated its 50th anniversary with a reunion program and military ball Saturday at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center.