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Where to save your money in 2023?

Because of the federal interest rate hike in the past 12 months and the expected increase in interest rate continuing in 2023, many banks and credit unions now offer high-yield saving accounts

Two Earthquakes in Turkey Killed More than 44,300

On February 6, two very large earthquakes 7.8 and 7.5 in magnitudes struck Turkey killing more than 44,300 people.  The World Bank estimated about $34.2 billion in damages, equivalent to 4% of

Was There Actually a Cambodian Victory Over Genocide on January 7, 1979?

This past January, there were many celebrations and parties in various Cambodian American communities and in Cambodia commemorating the fall of the Khmer Rouge. Cambodia’s ruling party CPP celebrated this day as

Housing Market Begins to Rebound

Last week, the Federal Reserve approved a quarter-percentage increase in interest rate, which brings the federal funds rate from 4.5% to 4.75%, the smallest percentage increase compared to the last six consecutive

“Letters From Home” Review

It started as a young man of 22 years, with dreams of becoming a Doctor of Music and shared his dream with a stranger while riding an elevator, which lead to a

Are you behind your winter heating bills? Learn about Home Energy Assistance – LIHEAP

If you are making $81,000 a year or less and live with a family of four, the Massachusetts home energy assistance program (LIHEAP) is here to help. The wide range of income-based

At Mass Municipal Association Meeting, Lt. Governor Driscoll Announces Opening of “Community One Stop for Growth” Application

 BOSTON — In remarks before the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s Annual Business Meeting, Lieutenant Governor Kimberley Driscoll announced that the application is now available for the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Community One Stop for Growth.

Envision 2050 Kick Off a The Long Range Regional Transportation Plan

Northern Middlesex Council of Governments (NMCOG) staff is embarking on an update to the Northern Middlesex Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (NMMPO) Long-Range Regional Transportation Plan called Envision 2050. Our first public event will

Low-income landlords get first statewide advocacy program

BOSTON  – The coronavirus pandemic has added intense, sudden stress to the financial well-being of small landlords in Massachusetts. Many of these mom-and-pop landlords, who often provide affordable and moderately priced housing for

Success Story of Middlesex CC Alumi Landed a job in New York City

When deciding to go back to school, turning a childhood passion for video editing into a career path made all the difference for Brian Chhom from Lowell. In Middlesex Community College’s Communications


The next meeting of the Northern Middlesex Metropolitan Planning Organization (NMMPO) will be held on January 25, 2023 at 2:00 PM. At this meeting, the NMMPO will consider endorsing a draft amendment

Maura Healey Sworn in as Massachusetts Governor

Boston –Governor Elect Maura Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kimberly Driscoll swore in on January 5th. She is the first woman and openly gay person ever elected as Governor in the Massachusetts history.

Massachusetts Minimum Wage $15 per Hour Begins January 1st, 2023

BOSTON – Attorney General office is reminding employees and employers that the state’s minimum wage will increase to $15 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2023. The AG’s Office has also made available

Cambodia: In visit to genocide museum, UN chief warns of the dangers of hate and persecution

Preserving the memory of people who suffered and died during the Khmer Rouge’s rule in Cambodia helps to ensure such atrocities are never repeated, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in the country’s

Treasurer Goldberg Announced Latest Release of Unclaimed Properties that are Owed to Individuals and Businesses 

BOSTON – Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg announced the latest grouping of names that have been added to the state’s list of unclaimed property owners. Over 51,000 new properties worth millions of

Middlesex Community College Awarded Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad to Cambodia

Middlesex Community College was awarded its fourth Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad (GPA) grant to send 10 educators from Middlesex and Lowell Public Schools to Cambodia in the summer of 2023. According to

President Joe Biden’s Meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met with 2022 ASEAN Chair Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia in Phnom Penh on November 12. The leaders reflected on the success of the historic U.S.-ASEAN Special

TrialWatch Condemns Trial Against Theary Seng as “Travesty of Justice” With an “F” Grade

September 15 — Clooney Foundation for Justice’s TrialWatch Initiative and the American Bar Association’s Center for Human Rights released a 43-page Trial Observation Report: Cambodia v. Theary Seng, a Cambodian American human rights defender, as “a

Cambodia: UN-backed tribunal ends with conviction upheld for last living Khmer Rouge leader

The final Khmer Rouge leader to be prosecuted under a UN-backed special tribunal in Cambodia, has had his 2018 conviction upheld for genocide and crimes against humanity, committed during the brutal rule of

Massachusetts Primary Election Results

Attorney General Maura Healy, the Democratic candidate for governor, will face the Republican candidate Geoff Diehl in November. Healy received 633,156 votes or 85.6% on Tuesday night September 6. Her democratic challenger

ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting: Secretary of State Antony Blinken Visits Cambodia and the Philippines

August 5, 2022 – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken attended the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Cambodia. A press conference was given at Raffle Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh,

30 Looted Antiquities Returned to Cambodia

New York — the United States Attorney announced 30 Cambodian statues and artifacts will be returned to Cambodia as a result of joint investigation with U.S. Homeland Security and the Cambodian government.

UN Expert Proposes Human Rights Agenda for Cambodia to Pave the Way for Democratic Reforms

GENEVA – UN Special Rapporteur Vitit Muntarbhorn has issued a 10-point human rights agenda to improve the human rights situation in Cambodia, open up civil and political space and pave the way for democratic

Baker-Polito Administration Signed a New Executive Order to Create Supplier-Diversity Office Oversight and Accountability

BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration signed a new Executive Order that will provide more opportunities for diverse and small businesses. The new executive order includes elements that will strengthen the state’s commitment to equity and inclusion

Dominik Lay Joins the 18th Middlesex District State Rep. Race

Lowell, MA — The 18th Middlesex District State Rep. election has gotten more competitive as Dominik Lay, a current 3rd term Lowell School Committee member, has joined the race.  Lay resigned from