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Child Struck at Bus Stop

January 29, 2019

LOWELL -- A child was transported to the hospital after being clipped by a car mirror while trying to get on a school bus near the Morey School Monday morning.

The incident was reported over police radios about 8:30 a.m., as a 7-year-old child struck by a car while trying to get on a school bus.

Police at the scene described the incident as very minor. It is unclear whether the driver, who stayed on scene, will face charges. An officer at the scene was processing the information of the driver of a small black car.

An EMT told a woman, believed to be the child’s mother, who climbed into the back of the ambulance, that he was OK. It appeared the hospital transport was just for caution.

-- SUN STAFF

UML researchers earn grants

LOWELL -- Faculty researchers at UMass Lowell have received seed funding from the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center Acorn Innovation Fund to help them test the viability of their technologies and potentially bring their research to market. This year’s recipients, selected from a field of 53 applicants, were chosen for their project’s technical merit, commercial viability, project plan and strength of team.

Grants of $15,000 each at UMass Lowell were awarded to Assistant Professor Manos Gkikas, Ph.D.; Onur Apul, Ph.D., and James Reuther, Ph.D.; Hongwei Sun, Ph.D., and Jin Xu, Ph.D.; Ramaswamy Nagarajan, Ph.D. and Jayant Kumar, Ph.D.

-- RICK SOBEY

Distinguished grad dinner Feb. 9

LOWELL -- Immaculate Conception School’s 19th Annual Distinguished Graduate Dinner will be held Saturday, Feb. 9 at Lenzi’s Millhouse in Dracut.

Arthur and Patricia Brown, Class of 1948, are this year’s Distinguished Graduate honorees.

The event begins with a reception hour at 6:30 p.m., followed by a family-style meal.

Reserved seating is required to attend. Tickets are $65 each and be purchased by contacting Laurie King at 978-337-1432. Those interested in sponsorships and ads can call Leo Sheridan at 978-501-6485.

-- ALANA MELANSON

Garden club welcomes Merriam

CHELMSFORD -- The Chelmsford Garden Club will welcome local historian Fred Merriam to its February meeting for a talk called “Farms to Flowers: The Gardening Heritage of Chelmsford.”

The presentation will include historic photos and stories about Chelmsford’s agricultural and gardening past. It will be held Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 11:30 a.m. at All Saints’ Episcopal Church and is open to anyone who is interested.

The club is comprised of current and former gardeners who enjoy beautifying Chelmsford, and is the only garden club with daytime meetings. The club meets the first Tuesday of each month October through December and February through June, and is open to residents from any town. The annual membership fee is $40.

Anyone interested in joining the club attend the February meeting to learn more, or call 978-256-8646 or email cabpjb@verizon.net .

-- ALANA MELANSON

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