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DA: Beheading murder was  Eagle-Tribune

SALEM, Mass. — It's unclear if Mathew Borges, the Lawrence teen charged with the beheading murder of a classmate, will take the stand in his own defense in ...



Top Student Scientists Eye Grand Prize in Samsung's STEM Contest  Samsung Newsroom US

They're keeping their eyes on the prize. Ten teams of young scientists from public schools around the country are set to descend on New York City for a whi.



High 5: Lawrence High School girls volleyball  WCVB Boston

This group of young ladies triumphed over the gas line disaster that crippled most of the Merrimack Valley.



Police: Sex tape made in Lawrence High School hallway may lead to charges  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Police are investigating a video that appears to show two minors engaging in sexual acts in a high school hallway, Chief Roy Vasque said ...



'Where's the Security?': Community Stunned After Sex Tape Allegedly Recorded Inside Mass. High School  NECN

Two students allegedly recorded themselves engaged in sexual activity at Lawrence High School. “I heard about it,” said student Miguel Matos. “I'm pretty sure ...



Lawrence High alums celebrate 70th reunion | Merrimack Valley  Eagle-Tribune

METHUEN — It was all smiles, hugs and handshakes as 28 members of the Lawrence High School Class of 1948 met for their 70th reunion at the Merrimack ...



Kasper Joseph Kfoury, Petty Officer 2nd Class US Coast Guard ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST - VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH  The Valley Patriot

By: John Cuddy – March, 2019. Lawrence's Kasper Kfoury was present at two of the most iconic events that took place during the twentieth century in the United ...



3 Lawrence Schools Report Gas Smell  NECN

At least one Lawrence, Massachusetts elementary school was evacuated and two other schools reported the odor of natural gas Thursday morning, according to ...



Gang member held without bail in Lawrence shooting  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — A local gang member who survived a Sept. 13 gas explosion at his Chickering Road home was held without bail Monday after his arraignment ...



Lawrence girl, 16, shot in street fight  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — A 16-year-old Lawrence High School freshman is in serious condition at a Boston hospital after she was shot in the head late Friday while ...



Mentors help 50 Lawrence High students stay in school, earn better grades  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — A little caring can go a long way. With the end of the academic year a week away, 50 Lawrence High School freshmen received certificates of ...



The terminator: Lawrence High's sensational middle-hitter Heredia has helped destroy the competition  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE -- Abby Heredia has a nice, wide, bright smile and isn't afraid to show it off.



Charges Possible After Students Caught On Video Having Sex In School Hallway  CBS Boston

LAWRENCE (CBS) – Lawrence Public Schools are investigating a video of two students being sent around social media. Authorities say the video appears to ...



Lawrence school evacuated due to gas leak | Merrimack Valley  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Students from the Parthum Elementary School were evacuated Thursday when a gas leak was discovered inside the building, three weeks after ...



751 young adults graduate from Lawrence High School  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Gratitude prevailed as 751 young men and women received their Lawrence High School diplomas Friday evening.



No tennis for anyone: Damaged courts out for upcoming season  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE – Joshua Jimenez spent the first few months of his senior year at Lawrence High School crowded into a Haverhill hotel with his family and then at ...



First in her class at LHS: the daughter of refugees  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — While the debate over immigrants and refugees roils the nation, Lawrence put its heritage as an anchorage for the tempest-tossed on stage ...



Man held without bail in shooting where Lawrence girl, 16, received head wound  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — A Lawrence man who allegedly fired a gun into the air during a street fight turned gun battle Friday night was held without bail at his arraignment ...



Artful exposure; Lawrence High art students reveal their stories in statewide show  Eagle-Tribune

Wrileidy Lopez learned to be open to the unexpected while painting her nine apples.



No classes at GLTS, but building open for students affected by gas blasts  Eagle-Tribune

ANDOVER — Greater Lawrence Technical School Superintendent John Lavoie said that while the school will not hold classes Monday, it will open its doors to ...



Man's body pulled from Spicket River  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE – The body of a 44-year-old Hispanic male pulled from the Spicket River in a densely populated neighborhood Wednesday had been stuck in the ...



Lawrence High School shelves its library | Merrimack Valley  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — The Lawrence High School library lost half its space over the last two years, along with its certified librarian, a computer lab, most of its books ...



Celebrating Bernstein at 100: Lawrence festival spotlights native composer through music  Eagle-Tribune

It could be a musical itself — this deadline prepping for the Leonard Bernstein Centennial Festival, 10 days of musicals and concerts from Aug. 16 to 25 in the ...



Station hosts Unity Day for gas disaster victims  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Costa Eagle Media moved their studios to Lawrence High School on Friday, where they broadcast Spanish-language hits live and hosted a day ...



Getting to know crows; Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence hosts art and writing program around annual visit  Eagle-Tribune

A teen writing leader from the crow program read his poem to the room at the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, telling families he's a collector of experiences, ...



Lawrence explosion victim Leonel Rondon just got his driver’s license  Boston Herald

LAWRENCE — Leonel Rondon got his driver's license hours before he died in an explosion at a friend's house in South Lawrence Thursday.“He was ...



Lawrence beheading trial moved to November  Eagle-Tribune

SALEM, Mass. — The trial for the Lawrence teen charged with the beheading murder of a classmate has been pushed to Nov. 5.



No arrests after Lawrence teen was shot in the head  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Nearly a week after a girl, age 16, was shot in the head after a street fight turned gun battle police have not arrested or identified her alleged.



Lawrence will get more trailers for those lacking gas  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — As temperatures continue to drop, another 100 travel trailers are on their way to Lawrence for residents who do not have natural gas *service* to ...



Lowell-Central game moved to Lawrence High  Lowell Sun

LOWELL -- Wednesday night's highly-anticipated Lowell High vs. Central Catholic boys basketball game, a Division 1 North Tournament semifinal, has been ...



After 13 years, Mike Yameen out as Lawrence High football coach  Eagle-Tribune

Mike Yameen told The Eagle-Tribune he's out as Lawrence High's head football coach.



Lawrence girls volleyball rises above tragedy through tight bond  Boston Herald

LAWRENCE — When the gas explosions uprooted families in the Merrimack Valley earlier this month, it tested the community's emotional endurance, unity and ...



Man charged with shooting Lawrence girl in the head is held without bail  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — A judge allowed a man accused of shooting a 16-year-old Lawrence girl in the head to hide behind a door during his arraignment late Thursday ...



Man killed, 12 injured after 70 gas explosions, fires rock Lawrence, Andover, North Andover  Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

LAWRENCE, MASS. (WHDH) - At least one person has died and 13 others were injured when as many as 70 gas-related explosions and fires rocked multiple ...



Learning from tragedy: Teacher crafts lesson plan from gas disaster  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — For Shaddai Vargas's students, the gas explosions and fires that rocked the city Sept. 13 were difficult to comprehend.



District Attorney: Man who shot Lawrence girl in the head caught in Dorchester  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE - A Lawrence man who allegedly shot a 16-year-old girl in the head on High Street Friday was arrested late Wednesday night in Dorchester, ...



Hot showers open in South Lawrence at last  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Portable showers opened in trailers across the city Wednesday, offering relief to people who have been taking cold showers since the natural ...



Columbia Gas community meetings: Dates, times, locations  Boston 25 News

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts will host a series of three open house meetings to provide the community with updates on its spring activities in the Greater ...



Art imitates life in student's work  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Stephanie Lima's mother called out to her, telling her to check the news, to see what was going on in the city.



Lawrence High robotics team wins regional competition  Eagle-Tribune

The Lawrence High robotics team and its partners won a regional competition for the first time.



LHS drops heavyweight clash  Lowell Sun

LAWRENCE -- Shoulder to shoulder, close to 3000 fans packed the gym at Lawrence High School on Wednesday night.



Lawrence, the art of home; Essex Art Center exhibit highlights students' sense of place  Eagle-Tribune

For Mimi Ton, the electric cooker in her grandmother's kitchen means home.



Opinion | Jeffrey Bussgang and Wendy Estrella: Teamwork makes Lawrence a city on the move  The Boston Globe

In office buildings throughout the city, few Boston business leaders have Lawrence on the brain. A city of 80,000 just 30 miles north of Boston, this old mill city is ...



Mothers fear for their children after disaster  Boston Herald

Lawrence mother Daniela Taveras didn't sleep Sunday night because she kept getting up to make sure her two young children were still breathing.It was the first ...



Lawrence marks 100th birthday of native son Leonard Bernstein  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — On the occasion of Leonard Bernstein's 65th birthday in 1983, then-mayor Lawrence LeFebre declared Aug. 25 to be Leonard Bernstein Day.



Affidavit reveals witnesses identified shooter of girl, 16 | Merrimack Valley  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Jose L. Rivera, 36, was identified by witnesses as the gunman who shot a 16-year-old girl in the head earlier this month, according to an ...



First-responders prepare for the worst in drill  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — The wounded teenagers were strewn on the floors and up against the walls of a corridor in a safety drill for first-responders Tuesday at Lawrence ...



Columbia Gas schedules community meetings Saturday  Eagle-Tribune

Columbia Gas has announced a series of community meetings for customers affected by the natural gas disaster.



In Lawrence, a 100th bravo for Leonard Bernstein  The Boston Globe

LAWRENCE — No one is quite sure when Lawrence first began calling itself “Immigrant City.” The nickname goes back at least as far as a scholarly book of that ...



Nonprofit formed to aid Merrimack Valley residents  Boston Herald

A centralized foundation to receive donations and distribute relief is being established to help Merrimack Valley residents contend with the devastating ...



Lawrence Teen Accused Of Beheading Classmate Has Trial Postponed For Third Time  CBS Boston

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The trial for a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing and beheading a high school classmate has been postponed for the third ...



Healey warns residents about getting ripped off  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Attorney General Maura Healey on Thursday made her third visit to the city since the natural gas explosions and fires that rocked the region Sept ...



Lawrence drop-out rate is up, or down, depending how you measure  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Just over 11 percent of the high school's class of 2017 dropped out between their freshman and senior years, an increase of 0.4 percent that ...



Searching for a school chief, Lawrence hopes fourth time is the charm  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — The city's painful and often humiliating experiences with past school superintendents were dragged from the closet Wednesday, when Mayor ...



Defense presents witness list in beheading case  Eagle-Tribune

SALEM, Mass. — Defense expert witnesses planned for the murder trial of a Lawrence teenager include two doctors who say Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino's ...



Man accused in shooting that wounded 16-year-old girl heads to court  WCVB Boston

A man is due in court Monday in connection with a shooting in Lawrence that seriously injured a 16-year-old girl. Police said the teen was shot Friday night after ...



Paper wants secret affidavit in teen shooting made public  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — An attorney for The Eagle-Tribune filed a motion to unseal an investigator's report from a High Street incident last week in which a girl, age 16, ...



Methuen Pop Warner team honored  Eagle-Tribune

METHUEN — Methuen Pop Warner Football Team C was honored with proclamations from the mayor and City Council this week for a stellar season.



UPDATE: Gas leak from rooftop heating unit caused odor at Parthum School; problem eliminated, fire chief says  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Fire Chief Brian Moriarty said Tuesday morning's evacuation of students from Parthum Elementary School, the second evacuation in the last five ...



Reunions  Eagle-Tribune

Lawrence High School Class of 1968 50-year reunion, Saturday, Aug. 25, 6 to 11 p.m. at the North Andover Country Club, 500 Great Pond Road. Tickets are $50 ...



Burdier rallies Hillies past Andover; unbeaten Lawrence next  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Appropriately, Jada Burdier closed it out for Haverhill in the Division 1 North quarterfinals Tuesday night at Lawrence High School.



Mayor urges patience as city residents return home after evacuation  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE —There will be no school in Lawrence on Monday as the city continues to recover from a massive gas disaster that caused explosions, fires, forced ...



A taste of culture at the courthouse  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Day after day, workers at the Fenton Judicial Center, home to Lawrence District Court, walk in the front and side doors for another shift at work.



Mass. lawmakers criticize Columbia Gas about backdated gas bills  The Boston Globe

Federal lawmakers from Massachusetts are criticizing Columbia Gas about backdated gas bills being sent to Merrimack Valley residents and a winter rate hike, ...



SLIDESHOW: Lawrence High School Graduation | Gallery  Eagle-Tribune

Scenes from the 166th Graduation Ceremony of the Lawrence High School Campus at Veterans' Memorial Stadium, Lawrence on Friday June 2, 2017.



The coming of the crows: Essex Art Center's shows celebrate wintering visitors  Eagle-Tribune

A single crow will entertain. A thousand dazzle. Twenty-six thousand cawing crows blanketing trees nightly in winter along the Merrimack River in a single ...



No place like Lawrence High for 'Wizard of Oz;' Students staging magical spring musical  Eagle-Tribune

Characters and set pieces will soar when the spring musical “The Wizard of Oz” opens at Lawrence High School tonight through this weekend.



Lawrence man invents medical underwear, hopes to start making it here  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Brian Mohika, an Air Force veteran and registered nurse, had an inspiration.



Exchange Club gives $20000 in scholarships to 19 students  Eagle-Tribune

NORTH ANDOVER — Kiara Vasquez has done very well for herself.



Disaster response tops ticket at Groundwork Lawrence fundraiser  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — One needs look no further than the centerpiece arrangements at Groundwork Lawrence's annual fundraiser to know what the organization is all ...



Coaching legend Steve Perocchi passes away at 89  Eagle-Tribune

Stephen Perocchi was not your typical football coach, especially considering the era when he coached, from the 1950s to the 1980s.



Students make strong showing in prestigious art competition  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — A teen who designed artwork expressing her emotions and fears after the Sept. 13, 2018, gas disaster is among a group of Lawrence students ...



Most Lawrence residents can return home Sunday morning  The Boston Globe

Residents still under evacuation orders will be allowed back in their homes at 7 a.m. Sunday, Governor Charlie Baker said at Saturday evening news ...



Off and running: Warren launches presidential bid in Lawrence  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Taking many shots at the rich and powerful, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren chose the starting place of the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike to launch ...



Lawrence Schools Introduce New Police Resource Officer  Lawrenceville, NJ Patch

Lawrence Schools Introduce New Police SRO - Lawrenceville, NJ - Mike Cseremsak replaces Matt Nemes, who resigned his position as of Nov. 21 to pursue ...



Man sent to prison after probation revoked | Merrimack Valley  Eagle-Tribune

SALEM, Mass. — A Lawrence man who violated probation conditions set after he was convicted of attacking and beating a transgender woman is headed to ...



Hoops league flees AHS field house, citing safety woes  Andover Townsman

Hoops for Hope, the popular summer basketball program for high school teams, is moving back to Lawrence as organizers of the program say the Andover field ...



Lawrence mayor emerges as central figure in crisis response  The Boston Globe

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera has emerged as a key figure in the thick of chaos, both a resident who is suffering the effects of the disaster and a leader in the ...



Lawrence bars flavored tobacco from bodegas  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — A year-long campaign by a group of high school students to ban flavored tobacco products from bodegas and other markets where children can ...



Early College makes a difference for Lawrence students  Eagle-Tribune

At the auditorium of Lawrence High School, the finalists for the sophomore class speech contest at Abbott Lawrence Academy were.



For residents, the day suddenly turned chaotic  The Boston Globe

The sudden eruptions shocked residents, who struggled to make sense of the ensuing chaos.



Columbia Gas schedules community meetings for customers affected by gas disaster  WCVB Boston

Columbia Gas has announced a series of community meetings for customers in communities affected by the natural gas disaster last month. The utility invited ...



Trial of Lawrence teen accused of beheading classmate postponed  Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

SALEM, Mass. (WHDH/AP) — The trial of a Lawrence teenager accused of killing a high school classmate whose headless body was found near a river has ...



PHOTOS | WWII Veteran buried with honors | Gallery  Eagle-Tribune

James McCue, 97, of Lawrence was buried with full military honors at Bellevue Cemetery on Thursday, February 14th. McCue was a WWII veteran with no ...



79 more graduates receive Lawrence High diplomas | Merrimack Valley  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Divine Franco says he's ready. Franco was among 79 young men and women who received diplomas during a special graduation from ...



High school football players team up to help disaster victims  WCVB Boston

Eight days after the massive disaster shook the Merrimack Valley, the football teams from Andover and Lawrence met on the field to play a Friday night tradition...



'Fairy godmothers' see to it Lawrence teen enjoys prom  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — For most of her life, and especially after she entered the foster care system, Sasha Colon dreamed of a fairy godmother who would bring both ...



Columbia Gas information sessions are Saturday | Haverhill  Eagle-Tribune

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts will host a series of three open house meetings Saturday, March 9 to provide the community with updates on its spring activities ...



On their way: Lawrence actress Kiara Pichardo has eye on her dreams  Eagle-Tribune

Welcome to On Their Way, a new Valley Life feature profiling up-and-comers from our region.



Lost at 21, a two-time champion at 26  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Things started going off course for Andrew Perez a short while after graduating Lawrence High School in 2011.



Artful crows | Lifestyles  Andover Townsman

A single crow will entertain. A thousand dazzle. Twenty-six thousand cawing crows blanketing trees nightly in winter along the Merrimack River in a single ...



Columbia Gas will host meetings Saturday | Haverhill  Eagle-Tribune

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts will host a series of three open house meetings Saturday, March 9 to provide the community with updates on its spring activities ...



Lawrence man charged with rape of teen | Merrimack Valley  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — A city man already convicted of attacking and beating a transgender woman is now charged with the rape and indecent assault of a 17-year-old ...



Yameen hits back after removal as football coach  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Michael Yameen says he has no intention of going to the School Department to fight to get his job back as Lawrence High School head football ...



Painting the hometown; Essex Art Center's New Paint gala returns to Lawrence roots  Eagle-Tribune

New Paint — Essex Art Center in Lawrence's annual gala fundraiser — is coming home.



Police presence planned at Lawrence high school after Snapchat threat to harm students  Kansas City Star

A Free State High School student's Snapchat threat to kill people Monday prompted Lawrence Public Schools to plan for increased police presence at the school ...



SALUTE TO SENIORS: LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL | Salute To Seniors | eagletribune.com  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL. CLASS OF 2016. At A Glance. Graduation: Friday, June 3, 6 p.m., at Veterans Stadium. Graduation speaker: Mayor Daniel Rivera.



Student speeches mark annual Law Day celebration | Merrimack Valley  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — First Justice Lynn Rooney regularly sits on the bench in Lawrence District Court, controlling a courtroom and administering the law.



'The Lawrencian' reborn: Students launch newspaper at Lawrence High  Eagle-Tribune

At right, Lawrence High School English teacher Matt Blanchette helps students plan and organize *content* for the Lawrencian newspaper. TIM JEAN | Staff photo.



Woman who has child with man accused in Lawrence murder testifies another man pulled the trigger  Eagle-Tribune

When jurors returned from a visit to the site of the murder in Lawrence, they heard testimony that another man, not the person on trial, did the shooting.



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