Jacob Vitali, The Lowell Sun

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Recent articles by Jacob:

Breaking down the 2023 Lowell budget

The fiscal 2023 budget is $502.5 million in total and calls for $450.5 million in appropriations. → Read More

As City Council debates budget, proposed property tax increase doesn’t sit well with residents – Lowell Sun

LOWELL — As city residents face a 5.5% increase in property taxes, just about everything in the city’s proposed fiscal 2023 budget came under scrutiny Tuesday night. Tuesday’s meeting o… → Read More

Lowell City Council mulls increased property taxes, proposed fiscal 2023 budget

LOWELL — Residents could be seeing a 5.5% increase in their property taxes under the city’s $502.5 million proposed budget for fiscal 2023. → Read More

Lowell Police: No knives found on Market Basket assailant

LOWELL — A police report obtained filed in the wake of a Saturday disturbance at the 90 Old Ferry Road Market Basket makes no mention of knives being brandished by two alleged assailants. → Read More

Former Mayor Rodney Elliott helps break up disturbance by knife-wielding assailants at Market Basket

LOWELL — A Saturday morning trip to the city’s new Market Basket is usually a tranquil experience. But as former Mayor Rodney Elliott was leaving the store at 90 Old Ferry Road on Saturday mo… → Read More

Dunstable Fire Department launches new website

DUNSTABLE — Residents looking for information online about the town fire department should have an easier time moving forward. Fire Chief Paul Zbikowski said Tuesday that the fire department is lau… → Read More

Massachusetts pols weigh in on SCOTUS anti-abortion draft

The draft, written by Justice Samuel Alito and reportedly the majority opinion, would overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision which effectively legalized abortion across the country. → Read More

Lowell City Council, Tom Golden reach agreement on city manager contract

After a nearly two-hour executive session during the City Council meeting Tuesday, councilors emerged just before 10:30 p.m. to announce a deal had been finalized with the 16th Middlesex District state representative. → Read More

Pepperell approves Community Preservation Act

PEPPERELL — Charles Walkovich is the newest member of the Select Board, after fending off write-in challenger Caroline Ahdab in the annual town election on Monday. → Read More

Ana Rafael Cruz is back home, but uncertainty remains

LOWELL — After finding herself unexpectedly stuck in Mexico last May, Ana Rafael Cruz is back home in the city she loves, surrounded by friends and family. → Read More

The Five Minute Read

LOWELL — According to a recent patient survey, patients of the Lowell Community Health Center are very pleased with the care they are receiving. → Read More

Geoff Diehl tours Greater Lowell on campaign trail

TYNGSBORO — Republican gubernatorial candidate Geoff Diehl’s dream of winning over Greater Lowell voters started at the aptly named Dream Diner on Thursday morning. → Read More

White House official visits Lowell to discuss issues facing Asian community

LOWELL — The needs of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in Lowell and Greater Lowell were in the spotlight Friday morning as a federal official made her first-ever visit to the city. → Read More

CVS creates career pathways for Greater Lowell Tech students

TYNGSBORO — Just as Lowell was the home to the first CVS store on Merrimack Street in 1963, Greater Lowell Technical High School can claim bragging rights as the home of the company's first Workforce Innovation and Talent Center. → Read More

Khmer New Year celebrations underway in Lowell

LOWELL — Music filled City Hall on Thursday morning as the Cambodian flag was raised just next to the front steps, commemorating the start of Khmer New Year, which will last until Saturday. → Read More

Lowell City Council takes on city’s dog parks – Lowell Sun

LOWELL — With warmer weather coming in, it isn’t just humans who want to spend some quality time outside, it’s also our furry, four-legged friends. But the safety and maintenance of the… → Read More

Thorndike Exchange sold to Delaware real estate company

LOWELL — Sal Lupoli’s slice of mixed-use real estate on Thorndike Street is now under new ownership. → Read More

Sonia Chang-Diaz hits the campaign trail in Lowell

LOWELL — The primary election for the state's next governor won't happen until Sept. 6 and candidates are already out on the campaign trail. On Monday, Democratic candidate and state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz was in the city to connect with voters and local leaders. → Read More

Lowell students tackle big issues at Civics Day

LOWELL — Racism, discrimination, mental health, substance abuse and poor road conditions are on the minds of students across Lowell Public Schools. → Read More

Eileen Donoghue reflects on her tenure as city manager

LOWELL — When City Manager Eileen Donoghue took office in April 2018, nobody could have imagined the COVID-19 pandemic and the toll it would take on the city, state and country. → Read More