Trea Lavery, The Lowell Sun

Trea Lavery

The Lowell Sun

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Past articles by Trea:

Mahoney Family Fund working to end corporal punishment of children

TEWKSBURY – The Mahoney Family Fund is trying to end a practice that can be harmful to children: spanking. → Read More

The Five Minute Read

LOWELL — Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and the Bridge Club of Greater Lowell will hold a job fair on Monday. → Read More

International Institute of New England receives grant to help refugees in Lowell

LOWELL — The International Institute of New England has received a grant to address housing, food insecurity and mental health for refugees and immigrants in Lowell. → Read More

UMass Lowell receives $2 million to renovate Durgin Hall

LOWELL — UMass Lowell has received a $2 million donation to renovate Durgin Hall, the home of its music program. → Read More

No contested races in Wilmington town election Saturday

WILMINGTON – The annual town election this Saturday promises to go on with little fanfare, as there are no contested races. → Read More

Man charged in Dracut window peeper incident

LOWELL -- A man has been charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace after an incident earlier this month in Dracut where he was allegedly seen looking in two children’s bedroom window. → Read More

Rachael Rollins joins Ramadan celebration at Billerica mosque

BILLERICA — United States Attorney Rachael Rollins participated in Ramadan celebrations Monday, visiting Anjuman-e-Ezzi mosque for a service and iftar dinner. Rollins said she was happy to vi… → Read More

Tewksbury School Committee announces superintendent finalists

TEWKSBURY — Four finalists for the position of Tewksbury Public Schools superintendent have been selected to replace former Superintendent Chris Malone, who retired earlier this year. → Read More

Trahan, Garry promote mental health services for emergency workers

WESTMINSTER -- On-Site Academy, a facility providing critical mental health services to emergency workers after traumatic experiences, has received $200,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding from the state to support its services. → Read More

Billerica resident plans walking trip across the country

Sean Clancy, an avid hiker, plans to walk more than 3,000 miles from Boston Harbor to the Santa Monica Pier, with the goal of arriving on Oct. 1. As if that wasn’t difficult enough, Clancy has given himself an extra challenge: he can only eat products sold at the fast-food chain Subway. → Read More

Westford, Fitchburg affordable housing projects receive state support

Affordable housing projects in Westford and Fitchburg are among 15 projects across Massachusetts which are sharing $63 million in state funding announced Thursday. → Read More

MBTA addresses issues in Wilmington

WILMINGTON -- Following repeated requests from town leadership for more accountability from the agency, representatives from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and contractor Keolis attended the Board of Selectmen meeting on Monday to discuss what they are doing to address residents’ safety concerns. → Read More

The Five Minute Read

LITTLETON — The town and the Board of Health have shared mitigation strategies in response to a recent rise in cases of COVID-19 across Massachusetts. → Read More

The Five Minute Read

LOWELL -- The ramps leading to the Lowell Connector from Interstate 495 and Route 3 will be temporarily closed between 8 p.m. Thursday, April 21 and 6 a.m. Friday, April 22, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation said. → Read More

UMass Lowell receives $30 million from state to modernize STEM facilities

LOWELL — Gov. Charlie Baker has announced a $30 million investment in UMass Lowell for educational infrastructure in science and engineering fields. → Read More

Montel Williams promotes new line of cannabis products at Dracut dispensary

Television talk show host and military veteran Montel Williams visited town Wednesday to promote his newest venture: marijuana. → Read More

Markey, Trahan announce $500,000 for UMass Lowell River Hawk Scholars Academy

LOWELL — First-generation college students at UMass Lowell will soon receive expanded support thanks to half a million dollars in federal funding announced on Tuesday. → Read More

Lowell St. Patrick’s Day Dinner funds donated to victims of Maude Street fire

LOWELL -- The remaining funds from the annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner hosted by the city, totaling nearly $16,000, have been donated to the victims of a March 3 fire that displaced multiple families and killed a 4-year-old girl. → Read More

Teamsters Local 25 receives $975,000 for Tewksbury CDL training program

TEWKSBURY — Teamsters Local 25 has received $975,000 from the state to expand its Driver Training Program to address the national truck driver shortage and supply chain crisis. → Read More

Lowell Public Schools to invest $2 million in school libraries

LOWELL — The city’s public schools are taking the first steps in a multiyear, district-wide revitalization plan for school libraries. → Read More