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Fiato leaving Lawrence High headmaster job  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Lawrence High Headmaster Michael Fiato said he is taking a new job outside the city.



Tewksbury Student Among Nine Awarded Scholarships  Patch.com

Tewksbury Student Among Nine Awarded Scholarships - Tewksbury, MA - The Merrimack Valley Credit Union handed out scholarships to nine high school ...



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 ...



2019 Student Athlete nominee: Jean Espinal — Lawrence High School  Eagle-Tribune

"Every year, the Lawrence High wrestling team participated in a five-mile beach run along Salisbury Beach, at a time where temperatures drop to 5 degrees or ...



Teen charged with beheading classmate set to finally stand trial after several postponements  WCVB Boston

The trial of a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing and beheading a high school classmate is getting underway after several postponements.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Massachusetts teen found guilty of beheading classmate, tried as an adult  USA TODAY

Mathew Borges of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was convicted Tuesday of beheading Lee Manuel Villoria-Paulino, then 16, in a dispute about a girl.



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 ...



Lawrence High alums celebrate 70th reunion  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 ...



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.



Lawrence teen convicted of first-degree murder in killing, beheading of high school classmate  Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

SALEM, MASS. (WHDH) - A Lawrence teenager was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder in the killing and beheading of a high school classmate. The jury ...



Lawrence teen beheaded schoolmate out of jealousy, DA says  Boston Herald

SALEM — The Lawrence teen accused of beheading and cutting off the hands of a schoolmate killed him in a jealous rage, a prosecutor said Monday as the ...



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 ...



Lawrence High 2018 football  Eagle-Tribune

Coach Rhandy Audate: (1st year). 2017 record: 2-9, didn't make tournament. Offense: Spread/multiple; Defense: Multiple. Returning starters (7): Anthony Garcia, ...



Boiler gas leak leads to evacuation of elementary school in Lawrence  Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

LAWRENCE, MASS. (WHDH) - A boiler gas leak led to the evacuation of an elementary school in Lawrence Thursday morning. Staff at Parthum Elementary ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Lawrence High School shelves its library  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 ...



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 ...



United by song; New England Classical Singers, Lawrence High Girls Ensemble key up annual concert  Eagle-Tribune

Rehearsal starts in 20 minutes. But already, conductor David Hodgkins of the New England Classical Singers and junior Nayelly Rodriguez of the Lawrence ...



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, 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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



SLIDESHOW: Lawrence Graduation 2018 | Gallery  Eagle-Tribune

Seven Hundred fifty one students walked across a stage and received diplomas during Lawrence High Schools One Hundred Sixty Seventh Graduation ...



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 ...



Mathew Borges Trial: Jury Hears Gruesome Details In Beheading Case  CBS Boston

LAWRENCE (CBS) — On day two of the Mathew Borges trial, jurors heard from the man who found victim Lee Viloria-Paulino's body and multiple police officers ...



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 ...



LHS drops heavyweight clash  Lowell Sun

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



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.



Jurors in Lawrence Beheading Trial Visit Site of Murder  NECN

The first-degree murder trial for a Massachusetts teenager accused of beheading his classmate continued Friday with jurors visiting the crime scene. Mathew ...



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 ...



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 ...



Martinez is heading for West Point | Merrimack Valley  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — The United States seized a North Korean ship for violating sanctions intended to force the country to stop developing nuclear weapons. A U.S. ...



Jury Selection Underway For Mathew Borges, Lawrence Teen Accused Of Beheading Classmate  CBS Boston

LAWRENCE (CBS) – Jury selection is underway for the Lawrence teenager charged with beheading a high school classmate. Mathew Borges in court (WBZ-TV).



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, ...



Trial of Massachusetts teen charged with beheading classmate resumes  Boston.com

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The trial of a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing and beheading a high school classmate is entering its second week.



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 ...



Murder victim was a Marine, local bouncer  Eagle-Tribune

METHUEN — A former Marine and a single father to a 6-year-old girl, Kelvin Frias was known locally as a bouncer at many local clubs, including Attika and Elixir ...



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 ...



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.



DA: Beheading murder was 'premeditated' | Merrimack Valley  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 ...



Trooper reads texts Lawrence beheading suspect allegedly sent prior to classmate’s death  Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

SALEM, MASS. (WHDH) - Jurors weighing the murder trial of a teenager accused of decapitating his Lawrence High School classmate in 2016 heard text ...



Lawrence man indicted on child pornography, extortion charges  Eagle-Tribune

SALEM, Mass. — A Lawrence man already convicted of attacking and beating a transgender woman has been indicted on child pornography charges.



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.



Borges jurors view crime scene  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — After four days of listening to testimony, jurors in the Mathew Borges murder trial got to walk the riverbank where the remains of Lee Manuel ...



Jurors get case of Lawrence teen accused in grisly killing  Boston Herald

SALEM — Jurors began deliberations today in the trial of a Lawrence teen accused of beheading and cutting off the hands of a schoolmate in a jealous rage.



Affidavit reveals witnesses identified shooter of girl, 16  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 ...



Massachusetts teen beheaded classmate in jealous rage: prosecutor  Fox News

A Massachusetts teenager stabbed his classmate, then beheaded him and hacked off his hands in a jealous rage, according to a prosecutor in the opening ...



Restoration begins at Lawrence parks  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — The gas disaster took a heavy toll on the parks of South Lawrence. Now, city leaders have decided they're not going to wait for Columbia Gas 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 ...



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, ...



Local High School Games | Local Sports | eagletribune.com  Eagle-Tribune

Sunday, April 21. No Local Games. Monday, April 22. Baseball. Portsmouth at Salem, 3 p.m.; Andover at Lowell, 3:45 p.m.; Lynn Tech at Whittier, 4 p.m.; ...



Beheading murder trial starts later this month  Eagle-Tribune

SALEM, Mass. — The first-degree murder trial for a Lawrence teen accused of killing a classmate could last a month and will include a visit to the riverbank ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



A play-by-play dream  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — While you're sending text messages, taking bathroom breaks, running to the fridge for another beer or sticking more nachos in the oven, ...



Great War heroes  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Just more than 100 years ago, an estimated 5500 Lawrence men fought in World War I, called at that time the Great War.



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.



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 ...



Medical examiner: Unclear if teen beheaded before or after death  WCVB Boston

The trial of a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing and beheading a high school classmate is entering its second week.



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 ...



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 ...



Community Celebration | Merrimack Valley  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — As a block of first responders marched down Amesbury Street, the crowd gathered along the St. Patrick's Day parade route on Saturday cheered ...



2019 Student Athlete nominees: Inspiring advice from exceptional student athletes  Eagle-Tribune

There is something about the 21 young men and women who will be honored on at Michael's Function Hall in Haverhill on Tuesday, April 8.



Wednesday's Area High School Schedule  Eagle-Tribune

Wednesday, May 15. Baseball. Brooks at Middlesex School, 3:30 p.m.; Haverhill at Tewksbury, 3:45 p.m.; Central Catholic at Andover, 3:45 p.m.; North Reading ...



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 mayor emerges as central figure in crisis response  The Boston Globe

LAWRENCE — He doesn't have gas, either. And he takes cold showers. But over the past week, Mayor Dan Rivera has labored his way to press events and ...



Mathew Borges cut classmate's head off after stabbing him 'so he wouldn't be caught,' friend testifies  MassLive.com

Mathew Borges, 17, is facing a first-degree murder charge in Salem Superior Court for the beheading of his classmate Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino in the fall of ...



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 ...



Columbia Gas Executives Schedule Merrimack Valley Meetings  North Andover, MA Patch

Columbia Gas Schedules Merrimack Valley Meetings - North Andover, MA - Executives from the utility will hold meetings on Saturday to update residents on gas ...



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 ...



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 ...



Man sent to prison after probation revoked  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 ...



Exchange Club gives $20,000 in scholarships to 19 students | Merrimack Valley  Eagle-Tribune

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



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Under the Lights: Lawrence hoop star Elemy Colome transfers to Syracuse  Eagle-Tribune

COLOME TO 'CUSE. Redshirt 5-7 junior guard Elemy Colome of Lawrence is leaving URI for Syracuse, which is preseason No. 10 in one poll. Since she has ...



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.



How One Student's Scholarship Became a Stepping Stone  Babson Thought & Action

From a career trek in New York City, to a black affinity conference in Atlanta, learn how Babson has helped Dario Guerrero Jr. '21 open doors.



NECC program for immigrant professionals awarded $50,000 | Haverhill  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Immigrants with educational or work credentials they acquired in their native land are getting a helping hand in having their education and ...



Jury weighs fate of teen charged in beheading of classmate  WCVB Boston

A jury is now weighing the fate of a Lawrence teenager charged with killing and beheading a high school classmate.



'Endorsement to the power of art' | Merrimack Valley | eagletribune.com  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — It was a memorable night, steeped in butterflies and books.



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