Archive for September, 2012
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.
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.
The LPD would like to announce the 29th Citizens’ Police Academy. The Academy will begin on Wednesday, October 3rd 2012 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and continue every Wednesday evening for 8 weeks. The Academy is open to all area residents age 18 and older who have clean arrest record. The Academy is also free of charge and requires no testing, just an interest in law enforcement.
The Academy will cover a wide range of topics, including Criminal Investigation, Internal Affairs, Motor Vehicle Law, Identity Theft, Internet Safety and much more! If you are interested in participating, please complete the application below. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Callery, Volunteer Coordinator at (978) 674-1969.
The Greater Lowell Ex-Offender Reentry Partnership (GLERP) will be hosting a Reentry Community Forum on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Middlesex Community College café, located at 33 Kearney Square in Lowell.
The GLERP was co-founded in 2010 by the Lowell Police Department and the Greater Lowell Workforce Investment Board (GLWIB). The GLERP is a partnership between local and regional organizations who are working together to bridge resources for ex-offenders reentering the community. The goal of the Partnership is to provide ex-offenders with opportunities for success in an effort to reduce recidivism. The Forum is designed for social service agencies, as well as ex-offenders and their families. From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., there will be several speakers discussing various reentry topics. There will be speakers from the LPD, Billerica House of Corrections, the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, the GLWIB and the United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) at the Forum. These speakers will cover a wide-range of topics, including what each of the agencies is doing to assist ex-offenders in the reentry process.
During the final hour (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) of the Forum there will be a Resource Fair. Members of the Partnership, such as Lowell House and the Lowell Transitional Living Center, will host tables that will highlight the services they have available for ex-offenders. The members of the GLERP are hopeful that this Forum will increase awareness to the free services that are available to ex-offenders which will assist them to successfully reenter the community and thrive after their incarceration.