$1.1M budget item creates false alarm in Dracut

07/31/2014 06:35 AM EDT
DRACUT -- A $1.1 million payment made by the town to the firm in which Town Counsel James Hall is a partner has drawn questions from residents who were unaware that more than 90 percent of that amount went to land purchases Hall made on behalf of 
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Dracut police: Suspect took money in paving scam
07/31/2014 09:20 AM EDT - LOWELL -- A Billerica man is accused of fraud by accepting a partial payment to repave a Dracut couple's driveway/parking lot, tearing up the concrete, leaving and not returning. Full Story

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Report: Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes traded to A's for Yoenis Cespedes

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics acquired left-hander Jon Lester along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. Full Story
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$1.1M budget item creates false alarm in Dracut

DRACUT -- A $1.1 million payment made by the town to the firm in which Town Counsel James Hall is a partner has drawn questions from residents who were unaware that more than 90 percent of that amount went to land purchases Hall made on behalf of Full Story
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Teens love vacation selfies; adults, not so much

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacquie Whitt's trip to the Galapagos with a group of teenagers was memorable not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. Full Story
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Teens love vacation selfies; adults, not so much

07/30/2014 12:53 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Jacquie Whitt's trip to the Galapagos with a group of teenagers was memorable not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. 
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Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination?
07/29/2014 03:48 PM EDT - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email. The 30-year-old entrepreneur has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago, and that knowledge is fueling an audacious attempt to change the way people connect at work, where the Full Story

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says
07/28/2014 01:17 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. Full Story

LIVE: Lowell Folk Festival returns for 28th year
07/26/2014 12:03 PM EDT - LOWELL -- The Lowell Folk Festival, which draws thousands to the city for a three-day annual celebration of music and food, is now underway. Follow along on the action here and Tweet your thoughts and photos with the hashtag #lowellfolk.  Full Story

Need a party wine for the Folk Festival? Try Beaujolais
07/25/2014 06:36 AM EDT - The Lowell Folk Festival is this weekend (July 25-27) and thousands of visitors will descend on the city for a good time. Full Story

LIVE COVERAGE: Market Basket protest has new wrinkle with Demoulas offer
07/24/2014 11:31 AM EDT - LOWELL -- Store shelves are becoming emptier at Market Basket stores as an employee protest demanding the return of ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas continues. Full Story

Demoulas: Rehire fired Market Basket workers
07/22/2014 11:48 AM EDT - TEWKSBURY - Thousands of Market Basket employees rallied outside the Stadium Plaza store Monday morning on the fourth day of a boycott attempting to get ousted CEO Arthur T. Full Story

Oakland Zoo animals enjoy fruit after truck crash

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Animals at the Oakland Zoo were treated to a buffet of tropical fruit after a truck spilled its shipment on a freeway. Full Story
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Jamie Foxx to play Mike Tyson?

Actor, who won Oscar for playing Ray Charles, is set to play another larger-than-life figure.