Jacob Vitali, The Lowell Sun

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Recent articles by Jacob:

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

Lori Trahan to host virtual event touting Inflation Reduction Act benefits in health care

At 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Trahan will take to Facebook Live, joined by Mike Festa, AARP Massachusetts state director, to discuss how the bill may help lower prescription drug and health care costs for families across the state. → Read More

Former state Sen. Dean Tran indicted on firearm theft charges

BOSTON — Former state Sen. Dean Tran, a Republican 3rd Congressional District candidate, was indicted Friday in connection with the alleged theft of a firearm from an elderly constituent and efforts to mislead investigators. → Read More

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