Billerica House Fire + Heating Issues In Lowell

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Hey, Chelmsford! Let's get you started this Friday with everything you need to know going on around Chelmsford today.

First, today's weather:

Increasingly windy. High: 33 Low: 1.

Here are the top stories today in Chelmsford:

  1. Andover Stories: Early Andover story-writers | Opinion (Andover Townsman)

  2. Web question of the week | Opinion (Andover Townsman)

  3. All those years ago | Opinion (Andover Townsman)

  4. State approves bond borrowing plan for Lawrence school, police station (Eagle-Tribune)

  5. The Eagle-Tribune | Newspaper Ads | Classifieds | Real Estate for Sale (Eagle-Tribune)

  6. City Council looks to address heating issues in Lowell schools, city buildings (Lowell Sun)

  7. Real Estate Law Firm Touchstone Closing Welcomes New Partners (Boston Real Estate Times)

  8. Terrain for every level at Nashoba Valley in Westford, Massachusetts (WCVB Boston)

  9. Tyngsboro looks to complete unified memorial park for war dead, veterans (Lowell Sun)

  10. Mass. health officials report more than 22K new COVID-19 cases, 21 percent positivity rate as hospitalizations top 3K| (Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News)

  11. Four Billerica residents unharmed in Tuesday house fire (Lowell Sun)

  12. Woman-owned restaurants in Massachusetts win pandemic aid (Boston Business Journal)

  13. Latest Hospital Capacity In Chelmsford Area (Chelmsford Patch)

  14. Shabbat Around the Table - 01-14-2022 | JewishBoston (

  15. Lowell police seek help in search for teen girl who has not been seen in a week| (Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News)

  16. Vericel eyes 25 Network Drive | Burlington (Woburn Daily Times)

  17. Tripleseat Announces Integration with Business Texting Platform Kenect (Woburn Daily Times)

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From my notebook:

  • Chelmsford Police Department: "Big loss for us, big gain for South Portland (Maine) Police Department. Best of luck!" (Facebook)

  • Chelmsford Public Library: "It’s an old library joke, but a good one! You’d be surprised how often we CAN find the book you’re looking for even if you just remember a little bit about it!" (Facebook)

  • Chelmsford Public Library: "Welcome to Wednesday Sing Along with Ms. Marty. Today it is too chilly outside so Sing Along is brought to you on Facebook Live! Enjoy and sing along!" (Facebook)

  • Chelmsford Hockey Association: "Hello CHA Families, We are pleased to announce that Bladez is back on schedule after a little break due to the rink being closed for a few weeks in December, the holidays, and overall availability of ice with the high school seasons in t..." (Facebook)

  • Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce: "𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘆 𝘂𝗽 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗯𝘆 𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘂𝗽 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗹𝘆 𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘀! 📧" (Facebook)

  • Chelmsford Public Library: "See what's new this week at the Chelmsford Public Library at: *** *** There are nine new bestsellers, seven new movies, one new audiobook, ten new music CDs, six new children's books, and 97 othe..." (Facebook)

  • Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce: "𝗟𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗬𝗢𝗨! Lowell High School is looking for 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐬 for their students in the fields of 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 and 𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 to gain “rea..." (Facebook)

  • Chelmsford Public Schools: "TONIGHT: An informational meeting for our February 2023 trip to Malaga, Spain is scheduled for tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the CHS Career & College Readiness Center. For more details:" (Facebook)

  • Chelmsford Public Schools: "ONE WEEK FROM TONIGHT: An informational meeting for our February 2023 trip to La Rochelle, France is scheduled for next Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 (6 p.m.) at the Career & College Readiness Center. For more information, visit: https://chel..." (Facebook)

  • Chelmsford Public Schools: "ONE WEEK FROM TONIGHT: An informational meeting for our February 2023 trip to La Rochelle, France is scheduled for next Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 (6 p.m.) at the Career & College Readiness Center:" (Facebook)

  • Chelmsford Public Library: "TONIGHT at 7PM: Join to learn best strategies to defeat your opponent in Chess. Click here:" (Facebook)

  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Acton Rd: "Books and Laptops - We have a bunch of books that we can't seem to give away to anyone. No libraries (yep - read correctly) will take them. Donation programs won't take them!! I also have a couple of laptops that no longer have hard d..." (Nextdoor)

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Annie Sandoli

About me: Annie has been a Boston-based writer since 2018, after graduating with her BA in Social Thought and Political Economy from UMass Amherst and ALM in journalism from Harvard University. She has worked as a freelancer throughout Massachusetts and as part of an editorial team in London, UK. Her interests include music and the arts, creative writing and literature, and topics of social and political justice. Annie covers Brookline, Newton, Waltham, Chelmsford and Westford. Email news tips to

This article originally appeared on the Chelmsford Patch