What We Are Working on 12/31/2018 (VIDEO)

December 31, 2018
Lowell Sun

It’s Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Here is some of what Sun staffers and other news providers are working on for lowellsun.com and Tuesday’s


Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday morning signed a bill to extend

unemployment benefits for locked-out workers, legislation for which

unions of locked-out gas workers have clamored. This story is being

prepared by the State House News Service.

UMass Lowell might have lost its hockey tilt Saturday to Denver at

the Tsongas Center, but that didn’t matter to these UML hockey

super-fans. Reporter Alana Melanson, amelanson@lowellsun.com, will

explain why.

Reporter Kori Tuitt, ktuitt@lowellsun.com, has a story about a

proposal in Wilmington that if adopted would address the town’s

affordable housing problem.

An effort is also underway in Dracut to make the immediate areas

around public schools safer for those students who walk to school.

Reporter Amaris Castillo, acastillo@lowellsun.com, has this story.

In his first column of the week, Columnist Peter Lucas,

luke1825@aol.com, doubles as a movie reviewer. This particular move

“Made his Day.”

Happy New Year!

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