AUG: The passing of former Lowell State Rep Ed LeLacheur and long time Dracut Finance Committee member Gary Marsella,
Jon Golnik, Republican candidate for Congress, told police he drank several beers and smoked marijuana at a concert the night he was arrested in 2001 for operating under the influence
A story in the Sun Thursday stated: Selectman Bob Cox approved a liquor license for a private club where he sits on the board of directors, a move that could be in violation of state ethics laws.
The City Council on Monday provided Lowell with 4 more years of professional management with a new contract for Manager Lynch
Police have begun investigating the recent purchase of a small piece of South Lowell riverfront property by David St. Hilaire, the city’s acting building commissioner, from his neighbor, an ailing elderly woman named Erika Magill who lived alone and died yesterday.
Sept: The unfortunate death of Lowell Police Officer Patrick “P.J.” Johnson
Greater Lowell Road Runners and New Wave Swim Club step up to help out with funds to hire some assistant coaches.
News of “Target Letters” received by former City Manager Joe Tully and Local realtor/ political player/Emperor of Appleton St. businessman Tom Byrne in regard to the former Registry of Motor Vehicle site. Two of the three Lowell State Representatives Dave Nangle and Kevin Murphy have been interviewed by the FBI and that state senator Steve Panagiotakos and city councilor Bud Caulfield have both received “interceptor letters” indicating that telephone conversations they had with Byrne were recorded by a Federal wiretap.
Sun Reporter/ Columnist Dennis Shaughnessy leaves the paper to work for the Town of Dracut as a School custodian
Fred Bahou files motion to get the Greater Lowell Tech School Committee meetings aired live on Lowell Cable.
Dracut Selectman John Zimini has stopped accepting his Selectman’s salary as of August 19th
Tom Duggan and his Paying Attention Radio Show on Saturday’s will be ending on WCAP.
OCT: Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council Letter signed by Kendall Wallace in support of the Enel Bladder Damn appears.
Lowell School Supt. Scott submitted her proposal for a new contract to the school committee.
Left in Lowell starts Facebook campaign to have sun fire Editor Jim Campanini (20 people join)
Heroic Rescue in 4 alarm Bridge St. Fire – 1 dead, 1 injured, in Blaze
According to the breaking news section of the SUN “City Manager Bernie Lynch has chosen Ralph Snow, of Dunstable, to be the city’s new assistant city Manager/DPW Director.
NOV: The shocking death of Middlesex County Sheriff James V. DiPaola Dead at 57, the passing of former City Art Director Tom McGuire and retired Lowell Firefighter Bill Cronin
DA clears Alan Kazanjian of any wrongdoing, current Councilor Joe Mendonca doesn’t agree stating in the SUN “Things are kind of left open in the sense that there may be something there, but he (Leone) doesn’t have enough evidence to proceed,” Mendonca said. “The DA did not just drop it and say there was nothing there. He just did not have a solid case despite the amount of suspicious activity.” “The city’s denial was ignored and I think that is very arrogant,” said Mendonca
Councilor Rita Mercier files a motion to rescind vote of 7/13 re:Petition to Legislature for Health Care Plan Design
In Local races Congresswoman Nikki Tsongas held off Jon Golnik and won re-election, Colleen Garry won her race for re-election and Eileen Donoghue is our new State Senator.
Lowell High Headmaster Mr. Ed Rozmiarek comes under attack from City Life host George Anthes and former City Manager Bill Taupeir, for his comments published in the Sun, regarding his response to School Committee member Jackie Doherty over a question about soccer balls at a sub-committee meeting
Town of Dracut Clerk files motion to reduce Quorum Requirements from 250 to 50 at November Town meetings, supported by majority of Selectman except Zimini and Richardson. (It fails and a sub. motion of 200 passes.)
The day after the Election Dick Howe Jr. in one of his post, took the Sun to task and basically called them irrelevant. “The same could be said for the Lowell Sun. The local newspaper editorialized in favor of Jon Golnik, Charlie Baker and the Question 3 sales tax repeal and the voters went the other way on all three. Nowhere was the newspaper’s blurring of the line between its editorial positions and its news coverage (or more particularly, the selection and placement of its front-page news stories) than in its unrelenting negativity towards Niki Tsongas
Councilor Patrick Murphy filed a motion that read: Council consider Home Rule Petition to lower voting age to 17 for Municipal Elections
Word out of Lawrence is that longtime iconic Hot Dog stand Lawton’s is closing it’s doors by years end
DEC: The passing of former Mayor Tarsey Poulios and businessman, radio host and political activist Pat McCarthy and longtime Lowell businessmen Joe Sullivan.
WCAP reaches $100,000 for Salvation Army during Radiothon
The Fighter Movie based on Mickey Ward premieres.
Fred Doyle announces Council Run on City Life states he will go after City Manager Lynch.
Holiday Messages from Congresswoman Tsongas, Sen. Donoghue, The Mayor, City Manager, 6 of 9 City Councilors , School Committeeman Leary, Dracut Selectman George Malliaros. Tech Committeeman Bahou, Lowell Police Supt Lavallee , LHS Headmaster and others.