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  1. Waltham man pleads guilty in retrial of Dracut hitman caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 6 | Lowell Sun

    A Waltham man who hired a Dracut man to commit a homicide pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in a retrial 10 years after he was first convicted, authorities said. James Brescia, 59, of Waltham had been convicted on murder and conspiracy charges in June 2008 after an investigation indicated he hired Scott Foxworth, 65, of Dracut to murder a Framingham man.

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  2. MGM Springfield opens with winning handRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    MGM's Massachusetts casino generated $9.5 million from gambling operations in its first week open, state regulators reported Monday. The state Gaming Commission said in its monthly casino revenue report that MGM Springfield earned $2.1 million in gross revenues from table games like blackjack and roulette and $7.3 million from slot machines during the eight-day span from its Aug. 24 opening to Aug. 31. The haul translated to about $2.4 million in tax revenues for the state.

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  3. MGM pulls in $9.5 million from gambling in first week openRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    MGM's Massachusetts casino generated $9.5 million from gambling operations in its first week open, state regulators reported Monday. The state Gaming Commission said in its monthly casino revenue report that MGM Springfield earned $2.1 million in gross revenues from table games like blackjack and roulette and $7.3 million from slot machines during the eight-day span from its Aug. 24 opening to Aug. 31. The haul translated to about $2.4 million in tax revenues for the state.

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  4. Baker, Gonzalez win gubernatorial primariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    Gov. Charlie Baker beat back a conservative opponent to capture Tuesday night's primary on the Republican side, after he predicted turnout may just be one of the highlights of the night. "The turnout may surprise people in a positive way," Baker said last evening on Boston Herald Radio, adding the end of the long weekend may have helped remind people to hit the polls.

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  5. Man charged in fraud case worked for Galvin's registry divisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    One of the three men charged in April by federal prosecutors for participating in a scheme to defraud investors in a Medford biotech company spent at least nine years working for Secretary of State William Galvin, whose office is in charge of securities enforcement. M. Jay Herod, 51, of Cambridge, was working in the Secretary of State's office as an information technology consultant at the time of his arrest on April 24 when he was charged with securities fraud.

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  6. Baker bill adds $150M for school safety, edRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    With surplus tax revenue on hand, Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday morning rolled out a $583 million supplemental spending plan to close the books on fiscal year 2018, highlighted by a $150 million package of funding for school safety and educational initiatives. Massachusetts collected an estimated $1.2 billion more in tax revenue than it had expected.

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  7. Westford man convicted of insider tradingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    Two men who worked at Cambridge pharmaceutical companies, one of whom is a Westford resident, were convicted Tuesday on charges related to insider trading. Songjiang Wang, 54, of Westford was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and two counts of securities fraud, while Schultz "Jason" Chan, 54, of Newton was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and three counts of securities fraud, authorities announced in a Tuesday press release.

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  8. Westford, Newton men convicted on insider trading chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    Two men who worked at Cambridge pharmaceutical companies, one of whom is a Westford resident, were convicted Tuesday on charges related to insider trading. Songjiang Wang, 54, of Westford was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and two counts of securities fraud, while Schultz "Jason" Chan, 54, of Newton was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and three counts of securities fraud, authorities announced in a Tuesday press release.

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  9. Ex-Mount Ida College prez blames Lasell for school's demiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    The former president of now-closed Mount Ida College blames the school's shutdown on a last-minute change of terms in the planned merger with Lasell College. Barry Brown, in his first interview since Mount Ida's closure, tells The Boston Globe that school administrators were so sure the merger would happen they accepted a new class of students.

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  10. 'Red Flag' gun bill passes Senate without roll call voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators and representatives' votes on roll calls from the week of June 4-8. NO ROLL CALL ON "RED FLAG" GUN BILL -- Senate approved, without a roll call vote, a bill that would allow family or household members to petition the courts to issue an extreme risk protection order that would suspend a person's license to carry a firearm and order him or her to surrender his or her firearms and ammunition if he or she is believed to be a danger to themselves or others.

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  11. AG finds "fair value" in Mount Ida deal, recommends deal closingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    Mount Ida College in Newton will receive "fair value" for its assets through its proposed acquisition by UMass Amherst, according to Attorney General Maura Healey's office, which found after a review that the consequences of not closing on the deal by May 16 "will be more devastating than they would be if the transaction occurs." In a letter Tuesday to the college, Healey deputies said they expedited their review of whether Mount Ida will receive fair value due to "deeply regrettable circumstances" and concluded that closing on the deal by Wednesday will enable Mount Ida to avoid bankruptcy, ensure payment of outstanding wages to workers and secure commitments made by UMass to Mount Ida students.

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  12. EDITORIAL: There's a good lesson learned in Mt. Ida saleRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    Certainly, UMass Amherst's acquisition of financially struggling Mt. Ida College in Newton could have been handled better from a public relations standpoint.

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  13. EDITORIAL: Students take another hitRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    F or those concerned about the mounting cost of attending our state's institutes of higher learning, you might want to look at the fuzzy math being taught at our community colleges. The MCC's Board of Trustees overseeing the Lowell and Bedford campuses just approved a 9 percent fee hike beginning next semester.

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  14. Senate to probe UMass-Mount Ida dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    The Senate plans to look into UMass Amherst's proposed acquisition of Mount Ida College and one senator said he hopes to learn some answers before the agreement is completed. Last week UMass announced plans to acquire the Newton campus and turn it into an offshoot of UMass Amherst, with Mount Ida students granted admission to UMass Dartmouth.

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  15. More bad news for proposed UMass acquisition of Mount IdaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    The Senate plans to look into UMass Amherst's proposed acquisition of Mount Ida College and one senator said he hopes to learn some answers before the agreement is completed. Last week UMass announced plans to acquire the Newton campus and turn it into an offshoot of UMass Amherst, with Mount Ida students granted admission to UMass Dartmouth.

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  16. State demands info from Mt. Ida, seeks meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    Disappointed state education officials want a face-to-face meeting with Mount Ida College executives and are demanding that the Newton college provide critical information by the end of the business day on Thursday. Executive committee members of the Board of Higher Education, which is vetting plans by the University of Massachusetts to acquire Mount Ida, met in Boston on Tuesday and discussed a deal announced Friday that appears to have taken public higher education officials by surprise.

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  17. UMass Lowell officials to discuss options with Mt. Ida studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    UMass Lowell officials will be visiting the Mount Ida campus on Wednesday to visit with students and discuss transfer options in the wake of UMass Amherst acquiring the Newton campus. "In the wake of Mount Ida College's closure, UMass Lowell will assist you in every way we can as you evaluate your transfer options," UMass Lowell wrote in a message to Mount Ida College families.

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  18. Mt. Ida College to close, assets purchased by UMassRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    The University of Massachusetts has reached a preliminary agreement to acquire Mount Ida College, enabling the university system to establish a major presence in Newton, about 10 miles from downtown Boston. Under the newly announced deal, UMass Amherst will acquire the 74-acre Newton campus and use it to host Greater-Boston career preparation programs for UMass Amherst students as soon as this fall.

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  19. AG Healey blasts Baker for being soft on MSPRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    As her office investigates whether any members of the Massachusetts State Police broke the law by accepting overtime payments for shifts they did not work, Attorney General Maura Healey on Thursday said Gov. Charlie Baker needs to "take a leadership role on this issue." A popular Democrat seen as an eventual candidate for higher office, Healey said the issues plaguing the State Police fall squarely in the lap of Baker, who said this week that "it's important for the State Police to get its act together."

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  20. Labs still lead but French bulldogs leap in popularity in USRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | Lowell Sun

    In this Jan. 30, 2013, file photo, a bulldog named Munch, left, and a puppy named Dominique attend a news conference at the American Kennel Club in New York. American Kennel Club rankings being released Wednesday, March 28, 2018 show Labs remain the countrya s most popular purebred dog for a 27th year, while German shepherds and golden retrievers have hung onto the second and third spots.

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