Current Events

Suitcase Stories

On Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm at UMass Lowell’s Durgin Hall, the International Institute of New England-Lowell will honor the contributions of refugees and immigrants at a live storytelling event that will also serve as a fund raiser for the International Institute. The event, which was recently featured…

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Upcoming Events in Lowell

There’s plenty to do in Lowell this weekend and this coming week. Here are some highlights: Saturday, April 22, 2017   La Guagua Community Poetry Festival The Middlesex Humanities Center of Middlesex Community College is holding an all-day poetry festival today at the Federal Building at 50 Kearney Square. Called…

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Equity in Court Fees and Fines

When he visited Lowell earlier this month, Chief Justice Ralph Gants of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said one of his major concerns is how the state’s criminal justice system assesses and collects fees and fines on defendants. These mandated payments are embedded throughout. Upon failure to pay, a judge…

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