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Emma Murphy

The Lowell Sun

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Recent articles by Emma:

Tewksbury Public Health Museum receives grant for remote programming

TEWKSBURY — For the third year in a row the Public Health Museum has received a grant for its community outreach efforts. On Wednesday the museum announced it had received $10,000 from the Network … → Read More

Amazon to set up delivery station in Wilmington

WILMINGTON — A new neighbor is moving in. On Tuesday, Amazon announced it is opening eight delivery stations across Massachusetts, including one in Wilmington. According to a press release from Ama… → Read More

Meet the new Tewksbury chief of police

TEWKSBURY — In 1993 when Tewksbury Police Chief Ryan Columbus was a student at Tewksbury High School, his football coach and Tewksbury Police sergeant took Columbus and other interested students on… → Read More

Tewksbury Town Meeting approves FY21 budget

TEWKSBURY — Just ahead of the start of the new fiscal year, residents got down to business at annual Town Meeting. Town Meeting kicked off Monday night with a moment of silence for those affected b… → Read More

Lowell House resident dreams of helping others find a second chance

LOWELL — Cooking is Chris Vasa’s passion. He loves preparing “old school” meat and potato dishes, wears Emeril Lagasse shoes and dreams of opening a catering business one day. Unt… → Read More

MCC Trustees vote to withhold final payment to review firm

LOWELL — Dissatisfied with a report evaluating outgoing Middlesex Community College President James Mabry, the college’s board of trustees have decided to withhold final payment to the consul… → Read More

Wilmington business steps up, starts making PPE

WILMINGTON — As demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) remains high, local business American Bench Craft has stepped up to the plate. Brothers Jason and Chris Angelini started American Benc… → Read More

Boxoboro man charged with OUI after crashing Camaro

BOXBORO — A Boxboro man is facing multiple charges after crashing a Chevrolet Camaro into the Boxboro Bell. David Taylor, 57, was charged with OUI liquor, a marked lanes violation, failure to stop … → Read More

Tewksbury Hospital reports increased COVID-19 numbers

TEWKSBURY — Weeks after the Army Reserve deployed to Tewksbury Hospital to address coronavirus cases, the number of positive cases at the hospital has jumped. As of Monday, 143 patients have tested… → Read More

Lowell Community Health Center doctor brings passion to telehealth

LOWELL — Around 7:45 a.m., Rajesh Kumble starts his day with a call to one of his patients. Over the course of the morning the Lowell Community Health Center Chief of Pediatrics will speak with abo… → Read More

Leadership decisions still face Shawsheen School Committee

BILLERICA — When he steps into his new role as Shawsheen Tech’s new superintendent, one of the tasks facing Brad Jackson will be to hire a new principal. On April 27, the committee interviewe… → Read More

Tewksbury Senior Center Director charged with animal cruelty

TEWKSBURY — After allegedly failing to care for multiple dogs in her custody, Senior Center Director Nicole Hutcheon has been charged with animal cruelty and witness intimidation. On Wednesday Hutc… → Read More

Billerica steps up as demand rises at food pantry

BILLERICA — Equipped with masks and gloves, a steady stream of people push carts loaded with food through the drizzling rain to a collection of tents where volunteers load the food into waiting car… → Read More

Rep. Trahan announces funding for local legal aid programs

LOWELL — Two local legal aid organizations will receive federal grant funding through the CARES Act. Monday, Rep. Lori Trahan announced that Community Legal Aid and Northeast Legal Aid would receiv… → Read More

More COVID-19 deaths at Wilmington nursing facility

WILMINGTON — AdviniaCare at Wilmington is continuing to battle rising COVID-19 deaths. As of Monday 28 residents at the skilled nursing facility have died of COVID-19, a spokesperson for AdviniaCar… → Read More

Planning Board approves Center Fire Station permits

TEWKSBURY — A new Center Fire Station is closer to fruition. On Monday, the Planning Board approved special permits for the project at 984, 970 and 986 Main St. The project has long been in the wor… → Read More

Funeral homes help grieving families find closure amid COVID-19 restrictions

LOWELL — As they navigate growing restrictions, funeral homes are finding ways to help their grieving clients find closure. “We’re in a difficult situation because we can’t close and we have to hel… → Read More

Hannaford Supermarkets donates to local foodbanks

LOWELL — Local food banks are receiving a helping hand from Hannaford Supermarkets. This week the supermarket chain announced it donated $95,000 to local food banks. The donation was part of a larg… → Read More

Billerica business earns EPA grant for innovative technology

BILLERICA — A local business’ innovative work could help the Environmental Protection Agency monitor a hazardous air pollutant. In March, the EPA announced it was providing a total of $2.3 mi… → Read More

Wilmington to receive state grant, town election delayed

WILMINGTON — As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increases, the town has had some good news – financial aid is on the way. Recently the state awarded Wilmington $5,000 in grant money to… → Read More