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Some worry about neighborhood going to pot in Lowell
LOWELL -- Neighbors have aired their grievances about landfills and affordable housing projects at city and town meetings for years. Now, those who consider themselves "Nimbys" -- Not in my backyard -- have a new target: Recreational marijuana dispensaries.
More Drug Arrests At Tewksbury Motel 6
TEWKSBURY, MA -- An investigation by Tewksbury Police detectives netted three arrests Monday. Police arrested Diquane Settles, 23, of 67 Loring Street in Lowell for distribution of cocaine, Laura Jean Pietrantoni, 43, homeless, for possession of cocaine and Joanne Mackenzie, 43, homeless for possess
5 New Homes For Sale In The Westford Area
WESTFORD, MA — When you're looking for a new place, hunting down every new listing in the area can be a tedious endeavor. That's why we here at Patch have stepped in and done the prepwork for you.
Man Passed Fake Adderall Prescription In Nashua: Police
NASHUA, NH — A New Hampshire man was arrested and accused of passing a fake prescription for 90 Adderall pills at a Nashua pharmacy over the summer, police said Monday. Theodoros Bahtsevanos, of Manchester, was charged with uttering a forged prescription, a felony. He was released on bond.
Cases tied to Lowell drug probe dropped
LOWELL -- As Derek Lemire pulled into his driveway in the middle of the afternoon on June 13, several detectives descended upon him. The Lowell police detectives told Lemire to get out of his car and subsequently searched him, finding a pill bottle in his pocket, according to Lemire's statements in
Lowell Councilors get earful on pot shops
LOWELL -- Cities and towns home to recreational marijuana dispensaries receive 3 percent of the companies' gross annual revenue. That's what former Lowell Mayor Bud Caulfield asked city councilors, amid concerns about four potential recreational marijuana shops overwhelming the Highlands section of
Man In Vernon Park Blames Jar Of Pot On Massachusetts: Report
VERNON, CT — A man who was caught with a mason jar full of pot at Vernon's Henry Park essentially blamed it on Massaschusetts, police said in a report released on Tuesday. Roberto Santiago-Pena, 20, of Holyoke, MA, was arrested last Thursday at the park, according to a report. An officer on patrol a
Chelmsford To Repair Railroad Crossing; Detour In Place
CHELMSFORD, MA – The town will be doing emergency repairs on a railroad crossing on School Street starting Wednesday morning. The road will be closed from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 4 p.m. Thursday, according to police.
Chelmsford woman Called to Help the injured Wild
CHELMSFORD -- The flying squirrel was barely moving when it arrived at Martha "Jane" Seeker Newhouse's small home-run wildlife rehab in the center of town late last month. Injured in a mousetrap in a Lowell attic and then left outside overnight, the tiny animal's prospects didn't look good. Newhouse
Massage Parlor Operator Will Be Sentenced Wednesday
WOBURN, MA -- A Medford woman convicted on human trafficking charges will be sentenced in Woburn Superior Court Wednesday. Xiu J. Chen, 37, of Medford, and Ronald Keplin, 62, of Woburn, ran massage parlors in Bedford, Billerica, Medford, Reading, Wilmington and Woburn that were fronts for a human tr
5 New Chelmsford Area Homes For Sale
CHELMSFORD, MA — Looking for a new house nearby, but getting tired of seeing the same old property listings every time you search online? Fear not! To save you some time, we at Patch have compiled the latest batch of five new listings nearby.
Drug kingpin sentenced to 12 years in federal prison
PORTLAND – A Parsonsfield man has been sentenced to 12 years and five months in federal prison for his role in what police have described as the largest fentanyl bust in Maine.
Burlington man to be sentenced in connection with deadly crash that killed off-duty officer in NH
BRENTWOOD, N.H. (WHDH) - A Burlington man who pleaded guilty to charges in connection with a deadly car crash in New Hampshire that claimed the life of a Somerville police officer will be sentenced Monday.
The War on Asian Americans
This article is a second draft. I had originally set out to write an essay defending meritocracy in the United States. I was responding to New York City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, who had just proposed a two-pronged plan aimed at getting more African-American and Hispanic students into the city’s eigh
Trainers sought at West End Gym
LOWELL -- The West End Gym in Lowell is in need of boxing trainers who are willing to volunteer their time between 4 and 8 p.m. on weekdays. Trainers would be working primarily with Golden Gloves and Silver Mittens age amateur boxers. For more information, contact Arthur Ramalho at 978-935-3771.
Police: Intoxicated man damaged 24 cars in Cambridge
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (WHDH) - A Bedford man was taken into custody after he allegedly damaged 24 cars in Cambridge Friday night. Officers responding to the area of Sciarappa Street around 10:45 p.m. learned that a man wearing a black jacket with a Santa hat hanging out of his back pocket had broken the
Wind chills as low as 1 degree in Massachusetts Monday night
It will feel bitterly cold in Massachusetts Monday as blustery winds blow and temperatures drop overnight. The National Weather Service says wind gusts as strong as 50 miles per hour are expected to hit the state overnight. Coastal communities will feel the strongest winds, with the Outer Cape expec
After suicides in Acton and Boxborough, a communion of sorrow
ACTON — He always picks up some Entenmann’s or whatever pastries happen to be on sale. Jim Flanagan, coordinator of youth ministries, sets them out in a back office at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, in a space like an old rec room. Worn carpet. Hand-me-down sofas piled with mismatched pillows.
Westford Man Acquitted In NECC Outbreak
WESTFORD, MA — A Westford man who once worked at the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds was acquitted of all charges Thursday. Joseph Evanosky, 46, was a clean room pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compou
2 Massachusetts people arrested on drug trafficking charges
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested two Massachusetts people for Aggravated Trafficking in Heroin/Fentanyl on Thursday. MDEA Commander Scott J. Pelletier said agents from the Cumberland District Task Force arranged the delivery of fentanyl and heroin from Luis Ortiz of Lowell Massachusetts. O