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Our frontline heroes deserve better

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Our frontline heroes deserve better By: Congresswoman Lori Trahan and Dr. David A. Rosman The United States was caught off-guard by the coronavirus. Our nation’s disjointed pandemic response protocols put health care workers at risk and, as a result, failed patients by jeopardizing their health. Since the onset of the pandemic, our nation’s frontline health care workers have selflessly and fearles... Read more »

Raising awareness by lowering the flag

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Raising awareness by lowering the flag By: Editorial U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan, who previously reached across the aisle in an effort to save the Lowell Spinners minor league baseball team, has mounted another campaign to underscore the terrible toll the scourge of substance abuse has taken on this country. This time the Westford Democrat is co-leading a bipartisan effort to have American flags lowered... Read more »

Trahan, bipartisan coalition urge Trump to lower flags in honor of overdose victims

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Trahan, bipartisan coalition urge Trump to lower flags in honor of overdose victims By: Alana Melanson LOWELL — U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan is co-leading a bipartisan effort to have American flags lowered to half-staff in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. The Westford Democrat and U.S. Rep. John Joyce, a Pennsylvania Republican, authored a letter — which 37 of their colleagues signed onto —... Read more »

Museums find their footing post-outbreak

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Museums find their footing post-outbreak By: Jon Winkler Earlier this month, the Concord Museum announced its reopening to the public in a big way. The museum welcomed U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan and state Rep. Tami Gouveia on Aug. 5 to tour the “Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere and His Ride” exhibit. It was also a moment of appreciation after the museum received a $400,000 federal grant from the National E... Read more »

Mass. House Delegation Calls For Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s Resignation

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Mass. House Delegation Calls For Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s Resignation By: Saraya Wintersmith Hours after U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy paused several controversial changes to Postal Service operations on Tuesday, members of Massachusetts’ House delegation began calling on him to resign. On a late Zoom call Tuesday, eight of the state’s nine U.S. House members expressed doubt about th... Read more »

Congress Challenges Local Middle and High School Students to Enter App Challenge

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Congress Challenges Local Middle and High School Students to Enter App Challenge By: News Editor Middle and high school students are invited to create and submit their own computer, tablet or mobile apps to this year’s Congressional App Challenge and possibly win national recognition. The competition is designed to encourage student participation in computer science and coding. It was launched by ... Read more »

Gardner Fire Department receives $240,000 grant for new equipment

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Gardner Fire Department receives $240,000 grant for new equipment By: Stephen Landry GARDNER — The Gardner Fire Department has received more than $240,000 in federal grant funding to purchase new breathing equipment. The funding, which was announced by U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan on Aug. 5, was awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s fiscal 2019 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) p... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan and officials mark reopening of Concord Museum

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Congresswoman Lori Trahan and officials mark reopening of Concord Museum Congresswoman Lori Trahan, D-3rd Massachusetts, helped mark the reopening of Concord Museum on Aug. 5. Trahan joined Concord Museum’s leadership including Ralph Earle, president; board of directors and Tom Putnam, Edward W. Kane executive director, as well as state and local officials for the tour of the national exhibition B... Read more »

Column: Gas explosions heroes and victims deserve better

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Column: Gas explosions heroes and victims deserve better By: U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan Shortly after the excessive pressure in gas lines led to multiple explosions in the greater Lawrence area nearly two years ago, Lawrence police Officer Ivan Soto arrived at his home to see it ablaze. Rather than abandon his duties to focus on the tragedy striking his family in real time, he chose to continue heroica... Read more »

Haverhill's Community Action Receives More Than $1.3 Million for Early Head Start Program

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Haverhill's Community Action Receives More Than $1.3 Million for Early Head Start Program By: News Editor Haverhill’s Community Action is receiving more than $1.3 million in federal money to support its Early Head Start program. The money, awarded in a five-year grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, won applause from Congresswoman Lori Trahan. “We have a responsibility to set ... Read more »