Jury recommends $25M in Johnson & Johnson lawsuit

05/24/2018 06:03 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California jury delivered a $25.7 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder. 
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St. Jude: $100M for children with cancer global outreach
05/24/2018 03:03 PM EDT - MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Tennessee has announced a $100 million plan to expand a global outreach program in hopes of improving access and quality of medical care for many children with cancer around the world. Full Story

SPORTS
Title win for Lowell vs. rivals

LOWELL -- The Lowell High baseball team was in search of a signature win to build some momentum heading into the state tournament. Full Story
DRACUT NEWS
Dracut: Coalition for a Better Acre

Group seeks state funding for veteran housing
DRACUT -- The Coalition for a Better Acre is seeking $1.6 million in funding from the state for its plan to develop the former Dracut Centre School/Town Hall Annex at 11 Spring Park Ave. Full Story
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Dracut: Coalition for a Better Acre

Group seeks state funding for veteran housing
05/24/2018 10:52 AM EDT
DRACUT -- The Coalition for a Better Acre is seeking $1.6 million in funding from the state for its plan to develop the former Dracut Centre School/Town Hall Annex at 11 Spring Park Ave. 
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Economic development on display in Dracut
05/24/2018 07:33 AM EDT - DRACUT -- Something the community hasn't seen much of drew the interest of Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito when she visited last fall. Full Story

Austin outduels Dracut, 2-1; Lowell rallies by Tewksbury
05/24/2018 11:10 AM EDT - In a fantastic duel between two of the top pitchers in the area, Austin Prep and Logan MacDonald nipped Dracut and Ryley White, 2-1, on Wednesday during a non-league softball clash. Full Story

Dracut hires a new director of student services
05/21/2018 08:50 AM EDT - DRACUT -- Dracut Public Schools has a new student services director. The School Committee last week appointed Kate Burnham unanimously, with a 5-0 vote. Full Story

Dracut Water District raises commission stipends
05/21/2018 08:15 AM EDT - DRACUT -- At its May 12 annual meeting, the yearly stipends for the three-member Dracut Water Supply District Board of Commission were bumped from $3,000 to $3,500. Full Story

Dracut High School Honor Roll
05/20/2018 06:36 AM EDT - High Honor Roll SENIORS: Nadya Apitz, Sarah Bazarian, Alyssa Bigos, Nicole Craig, Taylor Haire, Ezekiel Haradji, Jamiel Inocencio, Molly Jones, Monica Kong, Nidhi Patel, Camryn Santiago, Matthew Sideman, Mary Alice Trepanier and Skylar Unger. Full Story

Last week, I received a phone call from Pat MacDonald who was looking for photos of her 82-year-old father racing at Dracut or Hudson Speedway. According to Pat, her dad, Robert Belanger, used to race at Dracut Speedway in the 1940s, and his car number w
05/19/2018 06:35 AM EDT - According to a 2011 Sun article By Sam Weisberg, the fifth-of-a-mile dirt track was located where the current Lowell High School baseball field on Rogers Street is today. Full Story

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Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston split up

Taylor Swift decides Tom Hiddleston isn’t the one after all and hands him his walking papers.