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A group of local organizations and individual volunteers have set forth an initiative to help control the feral cat population in Lowell.
Please note, this organization is in no way affiliated with the Lowell Police Department or Lowell Animal Control.
The Lowell Trap Neuter Return Collaborative will be trapping cats on 1/26 and 1/27. They will be trapping on Floyd Street (near Kinsman end), Shaw Street (down near Rt 110 end), Sayles St, Wood Street near Tulip, Middlesex Street (intersection of Middlesex and Wilder). Please refer to the flyer above for additional details.
Superintendent Lavallee has declared a Snow Emergency Parking Ban on Wednesday January 16, 2013, at 12:00 A.M. The ban shall be effective six hours later at 6:00 A.M. on Wednesday January 16, 2013.
There shall be no parking on the City Streets from 6:00 A.M. until such time that the ban is lifted. Motor vehicles parking in violation of such ban (City Ordinance, sec. 19-89) are subject to towing under the authority of the Lowell Police Department and such towing will be at the owner’s expense (sec. 19-90). Motor Vehicles shall also receive a parking violation ticket.
FREE Parking for City residents who do not have access to “off-street” parking during “Snow Emergency – No Parking Ban” available at:
George Ayotte Parking Facility
11 Post Office Square
Lowell, MA 01852
LOWELL, MA (December 10, 2012) – In a ceremony held on December 7th three Lowell Police Dispatches graduated from the Massachusetts Public Safety Communications Academy in Maynard Massachusetts. The 5 week course that consist of (40) classroom hours per week teach Advanced Law Enforcement Dispatch, Advanced Fire Dispatch, CPR, Emergency Medical Dispatch, E911 Equipment Training, NIMS/ICS, Handling Calls for Missing/Exploited Children, Call Simulation and Domestic Violence calls.
18 Police Departments from across the state participated. TheLowelldispatchers that graduated are Clifford Dunning, Barry Gannon and Sernelle Williams. All three dispatchers are working full time in our communications center.
Superintendent of Police Kenneth Lavallee, Captain James McPadden and Chuck Ouellette who oversee the communications center were on hand for the graduation.
The Annual “Bingo With Your Grandparents” will again be held at the Lowell Senior Center, 276 Broadway Street on 2-19-13 from 1 to 3 pm as part of the National Park Service Kids Week. Safety Officer Paul Corcoran and Volunteer Coordinator Sharon Callery will again be setting up the Safety Table, Buckle Up Pledge Table, and Child ID Kits. Fingerprinting will be done by the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department. Dental Impressions for the Child ID Kits will be done by Collins Dentistry. Pizza, popcorn and prizes for kids who win as well as prizes for kids who don’t win!
But, most of all, it’s a chance for grandparents to spend a few quality hours with their grandchildren and learn about Child Safety also!
Sponsored by Lowell Police Department, Lowell Senior Center, Toys for Local Children and the Lowell National Historical Park.
All are welcome to attend!
Walker Street, between Waugh Street and W. Adams Street, will be closed to southbound vehicular traffic from Monday, November 26, 2012, through Saturday, January 26, 2013 for bridge repairs. The west sidewalk on Walker Street, between Waugh Street and W. Adams Street, will also be closed. Pedestrian crosswalks will be provided to grant access to the east sidewalk that will remain open. Kodiak Corporation will be performing gusset plate repairs on the west side of Walker Street Bridge over the B&M Railroad. Southbound traffic will be detoured 24/7 via Waugh Street to Wilder Street to W. Adams Street while construction activities take place. For additional information, contact Kodiak Corporation at (978) 685-0777.
St. Margaret School will be holding their 13th Annual “TOUCH A TRUCK & CHILD SAFETY FAIR” Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on their school grounds at 486 Stevens Street, Lowell.
This will be a fun-filled and hands-on experience for children to “touch, climb and explore” vehicles from Lowell Fire Department, including the Smoke House, Lowell Police Department, Chunky’s Green Mobile, Bursey Excavating Dump Truck, Trinity Ambulance, The UPS Flame Truck, LRTA, Scott’s Towing, National Guard, Harris Limousine, and best of all, a Monster Truck!
This event will also include a demonstration of the Lowell Fire Department’s Jaws of Life, Child Fingerprinting and Dental Impressions. Additional activities will include: getting a picture with Sparky the Dog, the UMass Lowell River Hawk & the Lowell Spinners Canaligator; face painting, temporary tattoos, good food and much more!
Admission: Children $4.00 Adults: FREE!!
Sponsored by The Sun’s Newspaper in Education Program
Please be advised, the Lowell Police Department began conducting tactical training exercises in the area of Mt. Vernon and Rock Street on Monday, September 24, 2012. Training exercises are expected to continue Monday through Friday for six weeks. We would like to remind residents that there is no need to be alarmed if you see law enforcement personnel conducting training exercises in this area.
LOWELL, MA ( September 27, 2012)–On the 6th, 14th and 20th of September 2012, Lowell Police Detectives assigned to the Special Investigation Unit conducted alcohol compliance checks throughout the City. Public notification of these periodic compliance checks are dispersed through our local media outlets. On the above listed dates detectives cited four local liquor establishments for selling alcohol to underage buyers. The liquor establishments found to be in violation are Ward Eight onCentral Street,Lowell Sports Club onBack Central Street, Reservations onCentral Street and Majors Pub onMarket Street. Two liquor stores were also cited. Turcotte’s liquors onLawrence Street and Jerry’s Food Store on University Ave. Findings on all six establishments found in violation have been forwarded to the Lowell License Commission for further action.
Lowell Police Superintendent Kenneth Lavallee stated: We will continue with these compliance checks city wide and continue to utilize them as a means to safeguard individuals less than 21 years of age from the dangers of underage drinking and will ensure that license holders obey the law and comply with the regulations set forth in their liquor license.
Regulatory compliance checks of licensed establishments and local retail stores will continue throughout the year.
Please be advised, the Lowell Police Department will be conducting tactical training exercises in the area of Mt. Vernon and Rock Street starting at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, September 24, 2012. Training exercises are expected to continue Monday through Friday for six weeks. We would like to remind residents that there is no need to be alarmed if you see law enforcement personnel conducting training exercises in this area.
The Greater Lowell Ex-Offender Reentry Partnership (GLERP) would like to invite you to the Community Forum & Resource Fair on September 21, 2012 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Middlesex Community College, 33 Kearney Square.
The GLERP is a partnership between local and regional organizations and agencies working to bridge resources for ex-offenders reentering the community. The goal is to provide each ex-offender with opportunities for success and reduce recidivism in the region.
- Community Forum – 9:00 am -12:00 pm
- Resource Fair – 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Participating organizations will include the Career Center of Lowell, Center for Hope and Healing, CTI YouthBuild, Lowell General Hospital, Lowell Health Department, Lowell House, Lowell Police Department, Lowell Transitional Living Center, Middlesex Community College and UTEC.