Alana Melanson, The Lowell Sun

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The Lowell Sun

Lowell, MA, United States

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Recent articles by Alana:

Police resume full search for missing Lowell boy

LOWELL — Police and other public safety officials from around the region are back in Pawtucketville Wednesday morning to search for a 3-year-old boy who has been missing for 24 hours. → Read More

Lowell Police search for missing child in Pawtucketville

LOWELL — Police are asking for the public’s help as they search for a 3-year-old boy who went missing in Pawtucketville Tuesday morning. → Read More

Lowell man arrested for DUI in Pelham, NH after report of erratic driving, crash

PELHAM, N.H. — A Lowell, Mass. man was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and other charges after rear-ending a car at an intersection Monday morning, according to police. → Read More

Tewksbury man pleads guilty to $1 million contractor scam, will serve time

TEWKSBURY — A Tewksbury man will serve up to 10 years in state prison after pleading guilty to charges connected to a contractor scam that cheated 17 victims out of more than $1 million. → Read More

The Column: Lowell City Council continues efforts to address diversity issues

LOWELL — As the City Council continues to sculpt and define the position of diversity, equity and inclusion officer, councilors at Tuesday night’s meeting offered another approach to support reside… → Read More

The Five Minute Read

Lowell launches in-person memory cafe The Lowell Senior Center, along with D’Youville Life & Wellness Community and Summit Elder Care / Fallon Health, planned to launch a memory cafe in April 2… → Read More

Lowell postal carrier arrested on bribery, cocaine charges

LOWELL — A New Hampshire man working as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Lowell was arrested after he allegedly attempted to bribe and sell cocaine to a supervisor. → Read More

Lowell assistant city manager to step down Friday

LOWELL — As the exodus of former City Manager Eileen Donoghue’s administration continues, Assistant City Manager Kara Keefe Mullin is the next to depart. → Read More

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BOSTON — The Massachusetts House Asian Caucus announced last week they are challenging their colleagues and communities to shop at local Asian and Asian American-owned businesses as part of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. → Read More

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LOWELL — The Friends of the Pollard Memorial Library will hold their Big Book Sale from Thursday, May 12 to Saturday, May 14. → Read More

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LOWELL – Lowell High School has announced this year’s Senior Honor Awards Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 in the Cyrus W. Irish Auditorium at Lowell High. → Read More

Lori Trahan announces $1 million for EForALL small business programs

LOWELL -- U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan and local leaders and community partners came together Wednesday to mark National Small Business Week with the announcement of a $1 million federal investment in Entrepreneurship for All’s small business programs. → Read More

Three finalists selected in UMass Lowell chancellor search

LOWELL — The UMass Lowell Chancellor Search Committee has selected three finalists, including one in-house candidate, as possible successors for outgoing Chancellor Jacquie Moloney. → Read More

The Five Minute Read

WILMINGTON — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced the closure of two right travel lanes on Interstate 93 southbound near exit 35 (old exit 41) at Route 125 this weekend. → Read More

Boston man allegedly flashed gun at Westford youth basketball tournament

WESTFORD -- A Boston man was arraigned in Ayer District Court Monday in connection with allegations that he brandished a firearm at another parent during an altercation at a youth basketball tournament in Westford Sunday. → Read More

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced a number of lane and ramp closures affecting Greater Lowell starting this weekend. → Read More

Philanthropists Brian and Kim Rist create first endowed deanship in UMass Lowell history

LOWELL -- UMass Lowell alumnus and longtime philanthropist Brian Rist and his wife, Kim, have given a lot back to his alma mater over the years. → Read More

Appeals Court rules in Dominik Lay’s favor

LOWELL — The state Appeals Court has upheld a Middlesex Superior Court ruling that Dominik Lay is a resident of Lowell and eligible to serve on the School Committee. → Read More

One dead, eight displaced in overnight Lowell fire

LOWELL — One person is dead and eight others are displaced after a two-alarm fire tore through a Barton Avenue home early Thursday morning, according to officials. → Read More

Lowell Folk Festival to return this summer after two-year pandemic hiatus

LOWELL -- The Lowell Festival Foundation announced Monday the Lowell Folk Festival will be held in person July 29 to 31, marking its 35th anniversary. → Read More