Rick Sobey, The Lowell Sun

Rick Sobey

The Lowell Sun

Lowell, MA, United States

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Recent:
  • Boston Herald
  • The Lowell Sun
Past:
  • Pioneer Press
  • Daily Bulletin
  • Pasadena Star News
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
  • The Daily Democrat
  • The Press-Enterprise
  • LB Press-Telegram
  • Daily Breeze

Recent articles by Rick:

BA.4, BA.5 variants could spark ‘new wave’ of COVID this summer, Massachusetts reports 1,529 new cases

The omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are on the rise across the region, and new evidence about the highly contagious COVID strains means they could spark “a new wave this summer,” acco… → Read More

BA.4, BA.5 variants could spark ‘new wave’ of COVID this summer, Massachusetts reports 1,529 new cases

The omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are on the rise across the region, and new evidence about the highly contagious COVID strains means they could spark "a new wave this summer," according to a local infectious disease expert. → Read More

Cape Cod great white shark researchers continue work on trying to forecast sharks: ‘Finding patterns is really difficult’

As hungry great white sharks return to the Cape looking for chubby seals this summer and fall, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy researchers keep trying to figure out exactly when and where the apex predators hunt for their meals near the shore. → Read More

Wild turkeys in your neighborhood? Massachusetts wildlife officials want your help

Massachusetts wildlife officials monitoring the ballooning wild turkey population are encouraging people to report any wild hens, toms, poults and jakes they come across throughout the region. → Read More

Wild turkeys in your neighborhood? Massachusetts wildlife officials want your help

Massachusetts wildlife officials monitoring the ballooning wild turkey population are encouraging people to report any wild hens, toms, poults and jakes they come across throughout the region. → Read More

Boston University CTE study: Genes may play major role in CTE severity

A new study out of the Boston University CTE Center reveals that a person’s genes could play a key role in determining their CTE severity. → Read More

Gas prices drop 7 cents in Massachusetts: ‘We should see prices continue ticking down’

The average for a regular gallon of gas in Massachusetts has dropped 7 cents over the last week. The Bay State’s average gas price is now $4.93 per gallon, which is 11 cents down from the rec… → Read More

NAACP Boston President Tanisha Sullivan urges Boston School Committee to ‘halt’ superintendent search process

The leader of NAACP Boston is putting the Boston School Committee on blast for its superintendent search, raising concerns over the "lack of representation" in the finalist pool and adding that only two candidates "should raise an automatic caution flag." → Read More

Boston city councilor is ripped for ‘anti-Semitic trope,’ Tweet is deleted 7 hours later

A Boston city councilor was slammed on Thursday for her "shocking" Tweet that used an "anti-Semitic trope," later admitting after community backlash that she "should've known better." → Read More

Boston Marathon switching from WBZ to WCVB, ESPN

Fans tuning in for the Boston Marathon on Patriots Day next year will be switching to a new channel. → Read More

What’s it like swimming within inches of a 3,000-pound shark: ‘It was a crazy moment’

Underwater photographer Keith Ellenbogen had this extraordinary experience while freediving in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, coming face-to-face with a massive great white shark. → Read More

COVID vaccine for young kids: Why doctors say the vax for children is a ‘no-brainer’

Parents who have been anxiously waiting for a COVID vaccine for the youngest children will be racing to book the first vax appointments this week. → Read More

Biden is ‘considering’ gas tax holiday with prices around $5 a gallon, would save drivers about $3 for average fill up

President Biden on Monday said he's exploring a federal gas tax holiday with prices around $5 a gallon. The federal gas tax is 18 cents a gallon, so a gas tax holiday could save the average driver about $3 each fill up. → Read More

Gas prices tick down to $5.00 a gallon in Massachusetts: ‘We may see below $5 in the next week’

The average gas price for regular in Massachusetts ticked down 4 cents in the last week to $5.00 a gallon, according to AAA Northeast. The state’s average gas price hit an all-time record a w… → Read More

Sharks may be closer to the city than you think: Urban shark research

New shark research shows that the ocean’s apex predators may be closer to the city than you think. Unlike big land predators, sharks don’t avoid urban areas, according to the new study. → Read More

No heat and humidity for official start of summer in Massachusetts: ‘We need more rain’

The first official week of summer in Massachusetts should be quite comfortable in the 70s and dry for the most part. → Read More

Boston stabbing: Man stabbed in Mattapan, police report

A man was stabbed in Mattapan Sunday afternoon, according to Boston Police. → Read More

Monkeypox in Massachusetts: State health officials confirm two more infections

Two more monkeypox cases have been confirmed in the Bay State, state health officials announced on Sunday. → Read More

Boston Celtics Game 4 tickets are ‘the hottest’ in over a decade, Connecticut man busted for allegedly selling fake NBA Finals tickets

Green Teamers are certainly handing over a lot of green to cheer on their beloved Celtics — and boo Draymond Green and the Warriors — in the NBA Finals this week. → Read More

Massachusetts opioid-related overdose deaths spike to all-time high

Opioid-related overdose deaths in the Bay State spiked to an all-time high last year, according to state health officials who cited the COVID-19 pandemic and the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl as major factors in the higher death rate. → Read More