Category: Lowell Sun

Billerica Fire sex scandal mirrors problem cultures in other departments

Lowell Sun Fred Foulkes, Questrom School of Business “It’s been the talk of the town for weeks: Three firefighters and a dispatcher in hot water for their alleged ‘sexual misconduct’ in the fire station.” Expert quote: “Some departments are all volunteer, but full-time firefighters can have long periods of free time and things can happen.” […]

Sharing information on potential terrorists critical, local law enforcers say

Lowell Sun Joseph Wippl, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies In a 911 call made during the weekend massacre at a Florida nightclub, shooter Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS and called the Boston Marathon bombers his “homeboys.”… Expert quote: “In order to winnow out the really important stuff from all […]

Reps unsure on trade treaty

Lowell Sun Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies A massive trade deal will be before the House of Representatives soon, but local representatives are still undecided on how they will vote… Expert quote: “The economic benefits are small and the regulatory risk is high. It puts a lot of […]

Falchuk’s inroads for independents ‘a lot to be proud of’

Lowell Sun Tom Whalen, College of General Studies Evan Falchuk finished a distant third in the Nov. 4 gubernatorial election, but the spiky-haired entrepreneur who ran as an independent candidate exited the race with a precious victory… Expert quote: “There’s such a kind of massive dissatisfaction, discontent that you can get some votes as a […]