Melissa Hanson, masslivenews

Melissa Hanson

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Lowell, MA, United States

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  • masslivenews
  • The Lowell Sun
  • The Boston Globe

Past articles by Melissa:

1 dead, 65 infected in Massachusetts hepatitis A outbreak affecting people who are homeless or use substances

An outbreak of the acute hepatitis A infection has killed one person and affected 65 Massachusetts residents who are experiencing homelessness and/or substance use disorder, officials said. → Read More

Framingham police officer helps deliver baby boy on Super Bowl Sunday

Officer Elizabeth Morrison helped deliver a baby boy at 5:55 p.m. → Read More

ACLU urges federal court to release Francisco Rodriguez, detained MIT janitor and father of four

The ACLU of Massachusetts is urging federal court officials to release a detained MIT janitor who was denied his fifth request to renew the stay of removal after living in Boston for a decade. → Read More

This Massachusetts hardware store not only survived the big box stores, it's expanding

Barrows Hardware store is expanding its Webster Square location after 102 years in business. → Read More

Home invasion update: Several hurt, one suspect wounded

LOWELL -- Issiaka Dante was trying to put his 5-year-old son to bed about 8 Saturday night when two gunshots rang out. → Read More

Sun Man of the Year David Christiana honors those who sacrificed

WESTFORD -- David Christiana's life has been one of passion and public service, whether that means fighting fires or immortalizing the heroic actions of military men and firefighters who have hailed from Westford and succumbed in the line of duty. → Read More

Two men busted on drugs and firearms charges following SWAT raid

DRACUT -- Two men have been arrested following the search of a Dracut residence Wednesday morning by three police agencies, where authorities say drugs and a gun were recovered. → Read More

Eagle Scouts soar in Westford family

When Eric McManimon earned his Eagle Scout badge, it wasn't just a special moment because he had earned the Scouts' highest honor after years of accomplishments in survival skills and leadership exercises. → Read More

Nashoba board taps principal for top position

WESTFORD -- Nashoba Valley Technical High School Principal Denise Pigeon will be the next superintendent, following a meeting Monday night when nearly every School Committee member expressed confidence in her ability to continue the excellence of → Read More

Nashoba Tech constructs new veterinary clinic

WESTFORD -- Nashoba Valley Technical High School is officially the home to the only veterinary assisting program inside a technical high school in Middlesex County. → Read More

New Westford fire station costs $4M too much

WESTFORD -- Officials are scrambling to decide how to bring down the cost of the new center fire station without cutting programming or efficiency. → Read More

Body found in UMass Ball Hall

LOWELL -- UMass Lowell and state police are investigating the death of a student whose body was found in a bathroom in a North Campus building Sunday morning, officials said. → Read More

'Finest' to film: Local author teams with Disney to shed light on the Coast Guard's greatest rescue

In winter 1952, two surplus World War II tanker ships were traveling in the midst of a major nor'easter, a storm that had the ships crashing against monstrous waves under perilous conditions. → Read More

Meeting Monday at Nashoba Tech on superintendent search

WESTFORD -- The School Committee for Nashoba Valley Technical High School will have a special meeting Monday night to determine where the search for the next superintendent will go now that Leo DeSimone is officially out. → Read More

Westford schools at head of the class

WESTFORD -- Public schools in town have a history of excellence, a status reaffirmed by school ratings that recently came out, naming Westford elementary and middle schools among the top in the state. → Read More

Area clergy gather for special service for those suffering in Mideast

LOWELL -- A diverse group of local clergy gathered in the city Sunday to ask parishioners to pray for Christians in the Middle East, as extremist groups have killed thousands, forcing many others to flee while a civil war drags on in Syria. → Read More

Bill seeks to allow low-wager gambling

WESTFORD -- When a group of residents at the Cameron Senior Center found out the game of Texas Hold 'em they were playing for a few dollars was technically illegal gambling, they had to end their friendly card games. → Read More

Whole Foods eyes spring opening in Westford

WESTFORD -- Residents will have more shopping options along Route 110 in the coming months, as Whole Foods expects to open its Westford location sometime this spring, a spokeswoman said. → Read More

UMass Lowell team hunts for cold, hard facts in Antarctica

UMass Lowell professor Kate Swanger and postdoctoral researcher Kelsey Winsor want to learn about past climates, a goal that led them on a six-week study tour of Antarctica, where they researched sediment and glaciers in temperatures as cold as 15 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. → Read More

UMass Lowell team hunts for cold, hard facts in Antarctica

LOWELL -- UMass Lowell professor Kate Swanger and postdoctoral researcher Kelsey Winsor want to learn about past climates, a goal that led them on a six-week study tour of Antarctica, where they researched sediment and glaciers in temperatures as → Read More