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Police: 3 charged with trafficking guns to gang members
COURTESY PHOTO Lawrence police and agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms conducted a six-month investigation that led to the seizure of these weapons, cash and drugs from a Methuen address.
Two people struck by car while changing tires in Stoneham
STONEHAM, Mass.- Two pedestrians were struck by a car while changing tires early Saturday morning, State Police said.
Many locks failed in Lowell schools
No Published CaptionSun staff photos can be ordered by visiting ourSmugMugsite.LOWELL -- A study that found a "remarkable" number of work orders for broken doors in Lowell Public Schools has some School Committee members concerned about district safety."When we talk about school safety one of the si
Blood Links Serial Burglar To House Break-In: Tewksbury Police
TEWKSBURY, MA — A man arrested forthree house breaksaround town in 2011 is now facing charges related a 2017 break-in after police said blood found in the home matched that of the suspect. Charges were submitted last month into Lowell District Court for Edward Flynn, 54, of Boston, police said Frida
Burlington Mall covets 9 additional liquor licenses
BURLINGTON – As new restaurants continue to pop up in Burlington more often than not, the demand for more liquor licenses is always a prevalent topic of conversation.Simon Property Group, owner of the Burlington Mall, recently appeared before the Board of Selectmen to earn an endorsement for a place
Lawrence Heroin Trafficker: 4 Years In NH Prison, Deportation Set
CONCORD, NH — A Lawrence, Massachusetts, man who distributed heroin and fentanyl in Southern New Hampshire was sentenced to four years in prison this week. Miguel Arias Velasquez, 22, is set to be deported back to his home country of the Dominican Republic, according to New Hampshire U.S. Attorney S
14 charged with prostitution after Lawrence Street Crimes Unit operation
LAWRENCE, Mass.- Fourteen prostitutes were arrested in a roundup by Lawrence Police’s Street Crimes Unit, the department announced Friday.
Lowell area gets new partner
Most readers of The Sun are likely unaware of the enormous changes occurring in the state mental health system that began July 1. After years of planning, the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health has reorganized its community system in an effort to improve services for people who have the most
Man in Custody for Child Porn Now Facing Child Rape Charges
A Massachusetts man already being held on $100,000 cash bail following his arraignment last month for possession and distribution of child pornography, appeared in court Friday on child rape and sexual assault charges.
Wilmington Man Charged With Attempted Arson Of Wilmington Group Home
WILMINGTON, MA — State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey, Wilmington Fire Chief Joseph McMahon, and Wilmington Police Chief Michael Begonis announced Thursday that James Colozzi, 50, of Wilmington, has been charged with attempting to set fire to the group home where he lived at 8 Parker Street.
ATF, Lawrence Police Recover Weapons Stolen from NH, Arrest Dangerous Gang Leader
In November of 2017, Detective O’Keefe of the Lawrence Police Department along with Special Agent Ryan Griffin of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives interviewed a confidential informant regarding an individual that was trafficking firearms to known Gangsta’ Disciples and Kings o
Lowell's Boat Shop celebrates 225 years
AMESBURY — Lowell’s Boat Shop, the oldest continuously operating boat shop in America, will celebrate its 225th anniversary on Aug. 24, and to help ensure it's around for many more years, the staff is launching a capital campaign to help pay for some much needed structural repairs to the building.Lo
Holaday, 5 others unite against nurse staffing question
Mayors Donna Holaday of Newburyport, Gail Infurna of Melrose, Paul Heroux of Attleboro, Robert Hedlund of Weymouth, Jon Mitchell of New Bedford and Mark Hawke of Gardner wrote in a letter Wednesday that the proposal to mandate minimum nurse staffing levels would come with a "staggering price tag" th
'Route 128 Bandit' Gets Prison For 10 Boston Area Bank Robberies
Paul B. Landrum, known as the "Route 128 Bandit," because he was accused of knocking over multiple banks in communities along the Rt. 128 corridor, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to 57 months in prison and three years of supervised release.
Police union first to agree on pact
The agreement will also result in dashboard cameras for police vehicles, and the implementation for a random drug-testing policy. Furthermore, the city and union agreed to periodically meet to continue discussions on body cameras for members of the Lowell Police Department.
A night to unite in Billerica (SLIDESHOW)
Glen Magnan, Billerica Police sergeant, flipped burgers during National Night Out on Aug. 7. Photo by Mary Leach
Somerville School Calendar 2018-19: First Day Of School, Vacation
SOMERVILLE, MA — The first day of school in Somerville is August 29 — and whether you and the kids are looking forward to the new school year or are dreading the end of summer, you'll want to mark the date on your calendar ASAP. The Somerville School District has released its 2018-2019 calendar for
Man Arrested for Assaulting Girl on Orange Line Platform
A Revere, Massachusetts man was arrested at an MBTA platform on Thursday for allegedly assaulting a girl under the age of 14 thanks to the help of a good Samaritan.Transit police responded to a call of a minor who was indecently assaulted at 10:50 a.m. at the Orange Line’s Downtown Crossing platform
Video: Toy jeep bursts into flames
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. -- Frightening moments for a mother in Massachusetts, after her children's toy jeep burst into flames.
Police: Billerica man killed in Lowell crash was fleeing
LOWELL — A Billerica man in his 30s was killed in a violent two-car crash in South Lowell after fleeing from a police cruiser attempting to pull him over for a registration violation early Wednesday night, authorities say.A preliminary investigation suggests the man was driving a Volkswagen Jetta in