Thursday, May 9, 2013
We'll start updates at approximately 7:30 p.m.
9:49 p.m. - Three union agreements have been met with town unions. School union agreements are not brought to Town Meeting according to state law, says Cohen. 9:47 p.m. - Finance Committee and Selectmen recommend against this article, same as 32. It is moved to question immediately. 9:44 p.m. - The Assistant Town Engineer was not present during the Parkerville School clearcutting incident to oversee while that happened, but Paul Cohen says that like other organizations, the Town of Chelmsford sometimes makes mistakes too. Town Counsel says that procurement by the town is strictly enforced by state law. 9:40 p.m. - It's asked why Van Liew is still at the podium while other presenters have had to leave the podium, DeFreitas says it's because…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Thomas Allen Jones, 77, of Chelmsford, MA, beloved husband and best friend of Suzanne (Wearly) Jones for 45 years, passed away on March 29, 2013 due to complications following surgery.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Chinese national was studying statistics at Boston University. She was killed in Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon.
A Chinese newspaper has identified the third Boston Marathon bombing victim as Lu Lingzu, a Boston University graduate student, according to the Associated Press. Lu, from Shenyang, China, was studying statistics in Boston. A second Chinese national and BU student, Zhou Danling, was also injured in the blasts. She is listed in stable condition in a Boston hospital, according to Chinese officials. Lu's death has led to an outpouring from friends, family and concerned neighbors in China. Lu's Sina Weibo page already has 20,000 comments from shocked and upset friends (Sina Weibo is a Chinese social media service that combines Twitter- and Facebook-like features). A former neighbor in China was elegiac when talking about Lu on his Sina Weibo …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
State Rep Daniel Winslow, former US attorney Michael J. Sullivan, and former Navy SEAL Gabriel E. Gomez discussed a wide-range of issues in the hour-long debate
The quest to become the "Washington outsider" representing the Republican Party in this year's Massachusetts special senate election was underway at Stonehill College Tuesday night when GOP candidates met in their first primary debate. "Electing either of the Democratic nominees would be a sign of 'surrender' that we have given up," State Representative Daniel B. Winslow (R-Norfolk) said in his closing statement referring U.S. Congressmen Ed Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston). Winslow, former US attorney Michael J. Sullivan, and former Navy SEAL Gabriel E. Gomez discussed a wide-range of issues in the hour-long debate, including Roe vs. Wade, gun control, immigration, social security, and the economy. The debate was …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Boston TV icon hosted a children's show in the 1950s-1970s. Do you have any photos from back in the day?
Rex Trailer, a Boston TV icon who had been recovering from pneumonia recently, has died. Trailer hosted “Boomtown,” a children’s show with a Western theme on WBZ-TV from 1956-1974. Trailer was given a choice between Cleveland and Boston, but he's remembered for more than his cowboy get-up. The Boston Globe wrote in an editorial last year: Kids adored Trailer’s rodeo tricks. But mostly they adored him for his consistent kindness and competence. Trailer was 84. A funeral is being planned, but no date has been set yet, according to his website. Meantime, what are your memories of Rex Trailer? Did you ever meet him or have your picture taken with him? If you've got a photo, click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button at the top of this …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The following is an obituary.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Mr. Eugene Frank Martin Goetz, 73, of Chelmsford, MA formerly of Westford, MA died Monday, December 10, 2012 at Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, MA after a long illness. He was married to Mrs. Geraldine Goetz with whom he celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on November 3, 2012. He was the son of the late Eugene and Elizabeth Goetz. He was a graduate of Lakewood High School in Lakewood, NJ with the class of 1958. He graduated from Framingham Optical School; where he received an Associate Degree in Opticianry. He served with the United States Navy during Cuban Missile Crisis. For over 25 years, he owned and operated Westford Eye Care of Westford, MA retiring in 2009. He previously worked at R.C.A, Kodak, and Space …
Monday, November 5, 2012
According to the latest poll by UMass Lowell, Brown had a one point lead heading into election day, but the lead was within the poll's margin of error.
Just a day before election day, a new poll released shows that Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown are virtually tied in the US Senate race among likely voters in Massachusetts. Brown is ahead of Warren by 1 percentage point, 49-48, the poll showed. The one-point advantage is within the poll's 4.1 margin of error. The latest poll was conducted by UMass Lowell's Center for Public Opinion and the Boston Herald. Nearly one thousand Massachusetts voters were surveyed between Wednesday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 3. The poll found that Brown is viewed favorably by 54 percent of the 956 voters surveyed, with 39 percent holding a negative opinion of him, according to the Herald. Warren was viewed favorably by 50 percent of voters, with 42 percent …