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  1. An option to handcuffsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Lowell Sun

    Arlington Police Chief Fred Ryan said some of his officers were a bit uneasy when the department rolled out a program that would embed a civilian -- in this case, a public-health clinician -- on patrol alongside officers. But after seeing the successes of the Arlington Outreach Initiative, Ryan said his officers are fully on board with the program, and the chief is pushing for a state law to bring a similar program to other police departments.

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  2. Training bill pitched to help police cope with challengesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 2 | Lowell Sun

    June Binney, director of the Criminal Justice Diverson Project at the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Massachusetts, at the podium, joined law enforcement officials to highlight a Sen. Jason Lewis bill that would create a Center of Excellence in Community Policing and Behavioral Health. Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, third from left stands in rear.

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  3. 'A Celtic Sojourn' returns to Summer Music SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 21 | Lowell Sun

    Brian O'Donovan will host "A Celtic Sojourn: Roots and Branches Festival" at Boarding House Park on Aug. 19. Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. When Lowell Summer Music Series officials talked up last year's A Celtic Sojourn concert, they said that both they and concert organizers hoped it would become an annual event.

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  4. By Peter Lucas: Baker's more than a fair-weather VP candidateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    We are probably only one winter's storm away from Gov. Charlie Baker being mentioned as a possible pick as a Republican vice presidential running mate. And that storm threatens to come this weekend.

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  5. Rep wants to return 'junk' mail to senderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    On Tuesday, a legislative bid to make purveyors of circulars more accountable butted up against the interests of postal workers who rely on the business of direct-mail advertising. State Rep. Denise Provost unloaded a heap of Globe Direct mailers before the Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, saying they had accrued around her doorstep after she attempted to be removed from the distribution list.

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  6. Restaurant group calls late-night T cancellation 'shortsighted'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    Representing 1,800 members who own and operate more than 5,500 locations around the state, the Massachusetts Restaurant Association wants late-night weekend service to remain on the MBTA and has proposed a range of funding and cost-saving options. "Canceling a late-night T option is shortsighted and detrimental to our advancement as a Commonwealth," the restaurant association wrote to the MBTA on Tuesday.

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  7. Somerville rep wants 'junk' mail returned to senderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    A legislative bid to make purveyors of circulars more accountable butted up Tuesday against the interests of postal workers who rely on the business of direct-mail advertising. Rep. Denise Provost, a Somerville Democrat, unloaded a heap of Globe Direct mailers before the Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, saying they had accrued around her doorstep after she attempted to be removed from the distribution list.

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  8. Baker bill will renew debate over liquor license controlRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    Reviving an effort that stalled under his predecessor, Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday proposed legislation that would give local officials control over the number of liquor licenses that can be handed out to bars and restaurants in their communities. The liquor license proposal, an economic development idea that faltered in the House after former Gov. Deval Patrick proposed it at the end of his second term, is part of a package of municipal governance reforms Baker intends to outline to "strengthen the partnership" between communities and the state.

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  9. MBTA to consider options for Green Line projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    The future of the planned extension of the MBTA's Green Line to Somerville and Medford could be decided soon. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials revealed earlier this year that the price tag for the long-delayed, seven-mile project could be up to $1 billion above initial estimates.

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  10. Somerville cop praised for sending flowers to woman she pulled overRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    Somerville Officer Ashley Catatao on Tuesday received a Beyond the Call of Duty Award from Chief David Fallon for her empathy and professionalism during the Nov. 4 traffic stop. Catatao pulled over a vehicle driving 40 miles per hour in the 30 mph zone, intending to issue a warning.

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  11. Remember when - Veryfine Juice Company?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    The tag line was, "Taste how Veryfine it can be," and its history dates back to 1865 as New England Beverage Company. But Veryfine didn't start out in the juice business.

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  12. Thief takes the 'bait' in TewksburyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    Tewksbury police allege a 38-year-old Somerville man robbed the RTN Federal Credit Union on Monday morning by sliding a clerk a note demanding cash and "No dye packs no alarms," then walking out with $100 in "bait money." But defense attorney Joanne Daley argued that Daniel Shayallen Doyle was arrested based on a compilation of surveillance videos and a questionable identification by his girlfriend.

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  13. Somerville man held in Tewksbury credit union theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    Tewksbury police allege a 38-year-old Somerville man robbed the RTN Federal Credit Union on Monday morning by sliding a clerk a note demanding cash and "No dye packs no alarms," then walking out with $100 in "bait money." But defense attorney Joanne Daley argued that Daniel Shayallen Doyle was arrested based on a compilation of surveillance videos and a questionable identification by his girlfriend.

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  14. No jail time for protesters who blocked off I-93 in MedfordRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    Fourteen members of a Black Lives Matter protest that blocked off part of Interstate 93 in Massachusetts in January will not face jail time. The group, labeled the "Somerville 18," chained themselves to concrete-filled barrels strewn along the northbound lanes of I-93 in Medford during the morning commute of Jan. 15. On Thursday, 14 protesters entered into a plea deal in Somerville District Court that saw them plead guilty to single counts of trespassing in exchange for dismissing charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and conspiracy.

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  15. Teen sues Somerville after being accused of 2013 hazing rapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    A Massachusetts high school student once accused of raping a teammate with a broomstick at a sports camp in 2013 has filed a federal lawsuit against his suburban Boston hometown. The Boston Globe reports 19-year-old Galileo Mondol is seeking $1 million in his suit filed Friday against the city of Somerville, alleging a host of officials -- including Mayor Joseph Curtatone -- engaged in a witch hunt to have him charged with the crime.

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  16. Lowell woman still missingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    The 67-year-old woman who has been missing since Sunday night had still not been found as of Friday night, according to police. Elga Crespo, who has intellectual disabilities, was last seen walking near her Tulip Lane home Sunday night when she wandered off.

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  17. Owners: Don't allow Thanksgiving Day liquor salesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    A group of package-store owners on Tuesday came out against a bill that would allow them to open their shops and make liquor sales on Thanksgiving, arguing that the business wouldn't be worth the loss of family time. "We have lives just like the other residents of the community, and there are so few days left in the year for any of us to have time with our families," Massachusetts Package Stores Association Executive Director Frank Anzalotti told the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

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  18. Liquor stores oppose bill allowing them to open Turkey DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    A group of package store owners on Tuesday came out against a bill that would allow them to open their shops and make liquor sales on Thanksgiving, arguing the business wouldn't be worth the loss of family time. "We have lives just like the other residents of the community and there are so few days left in the year for any of us to have time with our families," Massachusetts Package Stores Association Executive Director Frank Anzalotti told the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

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  19. Town taps DeMoura as interim chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    A contingent of police officers turned out to welcome their new interim chief to the community. Men and women in blue filled the Board of Selectmen's chambers.

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  20. Martin O'Malley hopes to kickstart flagging campaign in Bay StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    Democratic presidential contender Martin O'Malley plans a swing through Greater Boston this week for a series of fundraisers and media appearances. Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and former Lt.

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