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Brooks Brothers continues to deny severance to laid off Haverhill factory workers. 'They are invisible'

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Brooks Brothers continues to deny severance to laid off Haverhill factory workers. 'They are invisible' By: Shirley Leung Brooks Brothers CEO Claudio Del Vecchio certainly made the workers of the company’s Haverhill factory feel special. “He used to come every year for the Christmas party … and talk a big game,” recalled one of those workers, Shirley Calvin, who met Del Vecchio. These days, Del Ve... Read more »

The Merrimack River: A treasure worth protecting

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The Merrimack River: A treasure worth protecting By: Congresswoman Lori Trahan Infrastructure is more than roads and bridges, it’s investment in clean water. And it’s an investment in the people who stand to benefit from such improvements. Last week, the House of Representatives passed a major infrastructure bill which includes an area which is sometimes overlooked – water infrastructure. Across t... Read more »

Trahan shows support for local farmers

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Trahan shows support for local farmers Congresswoman and other officials check in on businesses with local farms By: Jon Winkler LITTLETON – Three farms in Massachusetts’ 3rd Congressional District got some face time with U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan on Tuesday to express the troubles the businesses face during the coronavirus pandemic. Trahan visited Idyllvale Farm in Littleton, Honey Pot Hill Orchards ... Read more »

Concord Consortium, Congresswoman Trahan announce STEM grant

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Concord Consortium, Congresswoman Trahan announce STEM grant By: Special to the Concord Journal Congresswoman Lori Trahan, D-3rd District, announced a $5,392,880 grant for the Concord Consortium for two projects designed to help educate young students about the Earth using state-of-the-art tools. According to a release from Trahan’s office, the money will be distributed by the National Science Fou... Read more »

Trahan joins Black Caucus leader for broadcast on race

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Trahan joins Black Caucus leader for broadcast on race By: Meghan McIntyre LOWELL — In a Facebook Live broadcast Tuesday afternoon, U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan spoke with U.S. Rep. Karen Bass, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, about policing and criminal justice reform in America. The virtual discussion was the first in a series of events Trahan plans to host on Facebook Live called “Being t... Read more »

ICYMI: Congresswoman Lori Trahan Hosts Discussion On Racial Injustice With Local Youth Activists

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ICYMI: Congresswoman Lori Trahan Hosts Discussion On Racial Injustice With Local Youth Activists By: Staff Writers LOWELL, MA - Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) hosted a discussion with the next generation of changemakers from communities across Massachusetts’ Third Congressional District to talk about racial inequality in America. Trahan was joined by co-moderator Masada Jones, Founder and Execu... Read more »

Colombia Gas formally sentenced

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Colombia Gas formally sentenced By: Jill Harmacinski With its president accepting full responsibility, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts was formally sentenced in federal court Tuesday for causing a series of natural gas fires and explosions that ripped through the Merrimack Valley on Sept. 13, 2018. U.S. District Court Judge Dennis Saylor ordered the company to pay a $53 million fine and placed it on... Read more »

Hometown Hero: Woman earns college degree while working during crisis

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Hometown Hero: Woman earns college degree while working during crisis By: Jill Harmacinski LAWRENCE—- After every shift as a healthcare worker during COVID-19, Sabrina Paulino enters her Lawrence home through the basement and showers immediately before seeing her family. It's a necessary precaution. Through the pandemic, Paulino kept working as a patient service representative at the Greater Lawre... Read more »

Life Care fired staffer who revealed nursing home nightmare to Reuters

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Life Care fired staffer who revealed nursing home nightmare to Reuters By: Chris Kirkham (Reuters) - A nursing home owned by Life Care Centers of America Inc has fired one nurse and banned another from the premises after the two were quoted in a Reuters investigation detailing horrific conditions, a staff exodus and a botched management response to the facility’s deadly COVID-19 outbreak. Life Car... Read more »

Cummings Foundation funds grant to Lowell Transitional Living Center

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Cummings Foundation funds grant to Lowell Transitional Living Center By: Elizabeth Dobbins LOWELL — A new grant will fund day time programming at the Lowell Transitional Living Center. The $33,333 from the Cummings Foundation was announced last month and will cover costs associated with opening the LTLC Daytime Engagement Center at the shelter on 193 Middlesex St. It’s set to become the first coll... Read more »