Jacob Vitali, The Lowell Sun

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Past articles by Jacob:

Editorial: Adults’ marijuana use comes with a caveat

Ever since Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana use for adults, we’ve been concerned about its trickle-down effect on our younger population. → Read More

Varnum Brook Elementary names two co-principals

In a press release, North Middlesex Regional School District Superintendent Brad Morgan said Ami Dolan and Meghan Branco would be leading the district's largest elementary school located in Pepperell. → Read More

Editorial: Longer school day rejection a lesson learned?

How could such a well-intentioned concept unravel the way it did? It’s a question worth asking after the Billerica School Committee voted 3-2 last week against extending the district's elementary and middle school days by 30 minutes. → Read More

Lunenburg man arraigned in 2013 cold case rape

On Tuesday, Christopher Aldrich, 28, of Lunenburg, was arraigned on the charge of Aggravated Rape in Concord District Court. Aldrich was held without bail after a dangerousness hearing and is due back in court on March 23. → Read More

Monty Tech named in federal civil rights complaint

Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School is one of two vocational schools in the state named in a civil rights complaint over its admissions practices. → Read More

Margaret Scarsdale officially declared 1st Middlesex state representative

Margaret Scarsdale can officially use a title she thought she had secured in November — 1st Middlesex District state representative. → Read More

Mass. hate group leader subject of N.H. civil rights complaint

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Christopher Hood, the leader of a New England neo-Nazi organization formerly of Pepperell, Mass., is the subject of a civil rights complaint by the New Hampshire attorney general. → Read More

Peter Orvetii: End Title 42 and closed borders

During fiscal 2022, nearly 2.4 million migrants were apprehended at the border, up 44% from the previous year and a nearly eightfold increase from five years earlier. → Read More

Local leaders react as Maura Healey celebrates historic inauguration

The story of Gov. Maura Healey's administration is yet to be written. But if the energetic crowd at the TD Garden on Thursday night is any indication, there's a lot of people excited for the stories to be told and the work that lies ahead. → Read More

Margaret Scarsdale’s swearing-in as 1st Middlesex state rep. delayed

Democrat Margaret Scarsdale, the presumptive winner of the 1st Middlesex District state representative seat, will be unable to be sworn-in with the rest of her peers at the State House on Wednesday. → Read More

Editorial: Mobster’s death rekindles FBI’s unholy alliance – Lowell Sun

The roughly 30-year reign of terror imposed by New England mobsters James “Whitey” Bulger, Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme, and Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi has already been the grist of books an… → Read More

Respect for Marriage Act awaits Joe Biden’s signature, passes with support from local reps

The Respect for Marriage Act is awaiting President Joe Biden’s signature after passing in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill, which codifies protections for same-sex and … → Read More

Lori Trahan elected to Democratic Steering and Policy Committee

U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan is entering her third term representing the 3rd Congressional District this January and the local lawmaker is doing so with an important seat at the table. → Read More

Seven dogs killed, two people injured in Pepperell fire Sunday night

PEPPERELL — A two-alarm fire Sunday night injured two residents and killed seven dogs. → Read More

Local Congressional delegation reacts to Nancy Pelosi’s announcement

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday she won't be seeking a leadership role in the Democratic caucus, meaning for the first time in nearly 20 years House Democrats will have a new leader. → Read More

Shirley man charged in fatal Interstate 190 crash that killed Ayer teen

LEOMINSTER — A Shirley man was arraigned in Leominster District Court on Tuesday in connection with a fatal October crash on Interstate 190 that killed a 16-year-old girl from Ayer. → Read More

Rick Pozniak: Our next governor has some scandals to correct

While the author writes about his leadership accomplishments, he failed as a leader by not launching a major course correction to the long standing MBTA crisis. → Read More

16-year-old girl from Ayer killed in Thursday night crash on Interstate 190

LEOMINSTER — A single vehicle crash on Route 190 northbound that killed a 16-year-old girl from Ayer is under investigation by Massachusetts State Police. → Read More

Michele Thorne: The Biden administration offers thoughts and prayers on the ERA. Can it do more?

They’ve offered their thoughts and prayers. But is there something else, something in the Constitution, to protect women — and all Americans — from sex discrimination under the law? → Read More

Lori Trahan to discuss Inflation Reduction Act’s climate benefits Thursday

Fresh off a virtual event Wednesday touting the Inflation Reduction Act's benefits in the health care space, U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan is taking to the internet again Thursday to champion what she believes are the bill's benefits for the climate. → Read More