Latest Lowell, Massachusetts Stories
By Alexandra Mayer-Hohdahl, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jul. 10--WILMINGTON -- You could say that Steven West had music in his blood. His paternal grandfather, Robert West, played guitar in a military band while stationed with the U.S. Army in Guam.
By Jennifer Myers, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jul. 8--BILLERICA -- The Board of Health is taking its time in reviewing plans for the proposed Billerica Energy Center, a 348-megawatt natural gas-fired peaking power plant proposed for North Billerica.
By Jennifer Myers, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jul. 6--BILLERICA --Developers of the proposed 348-megawatt Billerica Energy Center have filed a notice of intent with the town to kick the wheels of local permitting into gear, but the permitting process at the state level has been stalled.
By Matt Murphy, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jul. 3--BOSTON -- The pain at the pump might be nothing compared to what families will have to pay this winter for oil to heat their homes.
By Matt Murphy, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jul. 1--BOSTON -- New Education Secretary Paul Reville said there is a "sense of urgency" for public schools and all those involved, including teachers, administration and unions, to show they are not too rigid to adapt to the changing needs of students.
By Matt Murphy, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jun. 26--BOSTON -- Gov. Deval Patrick's education-reform plan would offer children of illegal immigrants living in Massachusetts lower in-state college tuition rates, a politically sensitive topic around the country.
By Michael Lafleur, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jun. 25--LOWELL -- City councilors last night took their first official step toward adopting a new trash-collection system in which residents who throw out excessive amounts will have to pay more than those who recycle.
By Rita Savard, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jun. 24--CHELMSFORD -- Over the years, they've patched up hundreds of local patients that bark, hop and fly. Now the veterinarians at Chelmsford Animal Hospital hope to continue caring for man's best friends at a new 10,000-square-foot facility.
By Dan O'Brien, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jun. 24--LOWELL -- The city found itself welcoming another byproduct of the state's "green team" yesterday. No, not the NBA champion Boston Celtics. Rather, Gov.
By Chris Camire, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jun. 24--TYNGSBORO -- Though the start of the new fiscal year is days away, the budget remains at the center of Tyngsboro politics.
- A political dynamiter.