The Lowell Sun

August 3, 2021

Carlisle firefighter, former selectman sued for entering his tenant’s home and masturbating on her bed

Firefighter and former Selectman Douglas Stevenson is being sued by a former tenant after he allegedly entered her home in April while she and her two young children were away, stripped naked and masturbated on her bed.

August 16, 2021

Dracut Rep. Colleen Garry reports strangulation of nurse at Tewksbury State Hospital, calls for investigation

Dracut state Rep. Colleen Garry told The Sun late last week that a nurse at Tewksbury State Hospital was nearly strangled to death by a patient just days before, and said she’s calling on the state Department of Public Health to conduct a thorough investigation into the management of the facility.

November 24, 2020

MassDOT seeks more federal funding as Massachusetts bridges fall into disrepair

You don’t have to drive underneath one of the thousands of decaying bridges in Massachusetts to know that the state’s infrastructure is far from perfect, but a recent federal report indicates that things are only getting worse.

December 30, 2020

Billerica Police chief requests investigation into selectmen for possible charter violations

 

Police Chief Daniel Rosa called for an independent investigation into the actions of Selectmen John Burrows and Michael Rosa last week, accusing them of violating the town’s charter by getting involved in the day-to-day operations of the town.

The Boston Herald

February 1, 2020

UMass Boston student first confirmed case of coronavirus in Massachusetts 

 

A UMass Boston student returning to school from Wuhan, China, is the first confirmed case of the potentially deadly novel coronavirus in Massachusetts.

August 31, 2019

Counterprotesters, Straight Pride Parade marchers clash in Boston

 

Chants of hatred and disgust were tossed across police barricades between protesters and supporters of the Straight Pride Parade on Saturday which ended in 36 arrests and 4 injured officers, according to Boston police.

February 7, 2020

Former Pimco CEO handed longest sentence yet in ‘Varsity Blues’ admissions scandal

 

The former CEO of a giant asset management firm, who prosecutors have called one of the worst offenders in the college admissions scandal, was sentenced to nine months in prison on Friday, the longest sentence yet in the Varsity Blues corruption case.

September 20, 2019

Thousands of Boston-area students skip school to march in climate protest

 

Rather than practice math problems or study for history tests, thousands of local students skipped school Friday to march through the streets of Boston, demanding immediate action from state officials on climate change and calling on Gov. Charlie Baker to declare a statewide climate emergency.

January 21, 2021

Northeastern student from Iran deported despite court order for him to stay

 

An Iranian man who had obtained a visa to study economics at Northeastern University this spring was deported late Monday night, his attorneys said, despite the fact that a judge had issued an order allowing him to stay.

August 24, 2019

Sick Weymouth boy, 3, hailed as ‘legend and warrior’ by Dropkick Murphys

 

Little Quinn Waters, the housebound 3-year-old battling cancer, is being hailed as a “legend and a warrior” by the frontman of the Dropkick Murphys, who has joined scores of others supporting the Weymouth boy’s summer-long fight.

October 5, 2019

Believers talk UFOs, the unexplained at Leominster conference

When Cheryl Costa was 12 years old, sitting in the back seat of her parents’ Chevy Impala as they drove home from her relatives’ farm, she saw her first UFO. “Out in the clear, blue, western sky was a silver ball, parked there like a rock. And as my mother explained to me what it could be, they decided to leave, and pew, it was gone,” Costa said. “That changed me.”

The Needham Times

June 27, 2018

With school out, some Needham families struggle to put food on the table

 

When summer finally rolls around and the temperatures start to rise, many Needham parents begin thinking about what trips they should take their kids on or what kind of camps they should sign them up for. But while they plan for summer fun, some less-fortunate community members start to ask themselves a far more serious question: How will I feed my kids without the Needham Public Schools’ free and reduced-price lunches?

May 22, 2019

‘Stand up, fight back!’: dozens gather in Needham to protest Alabama abortion law

 

As the sun slowly descended and cool winds rattled the American flag against its pole, it’s loud clang served to rally the crowd gathered in front of Needham Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon. With cardboard signs in hand and anger in their hearts, dozens of residents circled together to protest the signing of a new law in Alabama banning nearly all abortions in that state.

May 17, 2019

 

Needham police investigating synagogue fire as potential hate crime

Needham police are advising residents to stay vigilant as they investigate a suspicious fire and potential hate crime at a local synagogue.

December 21, 2017

 

Consultant: Needham schools have significant equity issues

“Don’t touch me if you’re brown.”

“Go back to your country, we don’t want you here.”

“You can never be pretty because you’re brown.”

These were just a few of the many comments that were made in Needham public schools and subsequently reported to consultant Christine Robinson, she explained to school administrators Tuesday night as part of her equity report.