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Haverhill welcomes new veterans housing: 44 units at edge of downtown

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Haverhill welcomes new veterans housing: 44 units at edge of downtown By: Mike LaBella HAVERHILL — The city is continuing partnering in the development of affordable housing for area veterans and their families with the official opening of the Gerson Building. The new complex consisting of 44 units, mostly for veterans, was built on the site where Gerson Furniture company operated for decades —181... Read more »

Affordable Housing Dedication Ceremony Remembers Veteran Norman Gerson

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Affordable Housing Dedication Ceremony Remembers Veteran Norman Gerson Norman H. Gerson’s Haverhill story and legacy will go on with the dedication one day after Veterans Day of a new 44-unit veterans housing complex that bears his name. Gerson, who rose to first lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II, operated the Gerson Furniture Co. until 2007 on the site of the new veterans’ developme... Read more »

Raytheon volunteers build retreat home for veterans

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Raytheon volunteers build retreat home for veterans By: Madeline Hughes ANDOVER — They took time off from their regular day jobs to repair gutters, affix drywall and gather communally for veterans, as veterans. "It feels awesome to be here, especially on Veterans Day," said Charlie Orosz, a Raytheon employee and former Marine. "So many of us have seen so much, we are almost all veterans. It feels ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Issues Statement on Biden’s Win

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Congresswoman Lori Trahan Issues Statement on Biden’s Win By: US Rep. Lori Trahan Editor’s Note: U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan (serving the 3rd District of Massachusetts) and a Westford Democrat, issued the following statement on Nov. 8 regarding Joe Biden’s election to the Presidency and Kamala Harris’ election to the Vice Presidency: “The sun has risen on a new day in America. President-elect Joe Biden ... Read more »

UMass Lowell to see nearly $12M in federal defense dollars

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UMass Lowell to see nearly $12M in federal defense dollars LOWELL — UMass Lowell research projects, ranging from developing new protective gear and sensors to ensure food and water are safe to advanced wireless communications, were recently awarded nearly $12 million in federal funding through the Fiscal Year 20 Defense Appropriations bill. “UMass Lowell’s HEROES collaborative has a long history o... Read more »

Rep. Lori Trahan applauds CARES funding for Northern Middlesex Council of Governments

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Rep. Lori Trahan applauds CARES funding for Northern Middlesex Council of Governments By: Alana Melanson LOWELL — U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan on Tuesday applauded the $150,000 in federal CARES Act grant funding awarded to the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments. The funds come from the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration’s COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Project, aimed at... Read more »

Trahan moves to debunk voting myths with election experts

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Trahan moves to debunk voting myths with election experts By: Jon Winkler LOWELL — The presidential election is less than a week away and the simple act of casting a ballot has been brought under intense scrutiny. Not only has the act of voting been impacted by a global pandemic, but the safe alternative to in-person voting has been criticized by President Donald Trump and his administration. With... Read more »

Column: There's never been more demand for services for senior citizens

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Column: There's never been more demand for services for senior citizens By: Joan Hatem-Roy and U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan More than seven months into what has become our “new normal” in the age of COVID-19, we continue to learn about the needs and challenges faced by seniors, their families and essential workers across the region. Older adults are taking necessary precautions to limit their exposure to... Read more »

Fitchburg-based LUK Inc. is awarded $200,000 grant for emergency shelter, counseling

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Fitchburg-based LUK Inc. is awarded $200,000 grant for emergency shelter, counseling By: Staff Report The Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families has awarded a grant of $200,000 to LUK Inc., a nonprofit social service agency in Fitchburg, U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan announced Thursday. “As we continue to grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can’... Read more »

UMass Lowell research projects receive nearly $12 million in federal funding

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UMass Lowell research projects receive nearly $12 million in federal funding By: Emily Henderson, B.Sc. UMass Lowell research projects, ranging from developing new protective gear and sensors to ensure food and water are safe to advanced wireless communications, were recently awarded nearly $12 million in federal funding through the Fiscal Year 20 Defense Appropriations bill. "UMass Lowell's HEROE... Read more »