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Secretary Santiago Pays Tribute to Vietnam Veterans in Worcester and Visits Project New Hope

In commemorating the 50th anniversary of the United States’ withdrawal of troops from Vietnam, Executive Office of Veterans’ Services Secretary Jon Santiago paid tribute to the service and sacrifice of Massachusetts veterans at

Mayor Sokhary Chau Travels to Cambodia May 3rd-16th for SEA Games

According to a press release by the City of Lowell, Mayor Sokhary Chau is traveling to Cambodia this week from May 3rd – 16th with a delegation of Lowell’s USA Cambodia Sports Association

MassHire Greater Lowell Awarded $2 Millions Grant to Fund Jobs Training for Youths and Young Adults

MassHire Greater Lowell Workforce Board announced they received a $2 million grant for the YouthWorks Employment and Training Program. Awarded by the Commonwealth Corporation, YouthWorks is a state-funded youth employment program offering

Message and Notes from Publisher Soben Ung on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Heritage Month

May is the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. It is the month that America celebrates the diverse cultures of AA and NHPIs communities, their achievements, as well as

Healey-Driscoll Administration Named Will Rasky Director of Federal Affairs

WASHINGTON D.C. – Governor Maura T. Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll have announced that Will Rasky will serve as Director of Federal Affairs. Rasky will be based in Washington, D.C. and serve as point

Fiery Speeches, Protest and Petitions: Cambodian Community  in Lowell Opposes Battambang-Phnom Penh Sister-City Motions

Over 150 Cambodian community members gathered at Lowell City Hall on Tuesday April 25th to express their disapproval of Mayor Sokhary Chau’s motions 11.10 to establish Sister-City with Battambang, and 11.9 to

Cambodian community to protest at City Council Meeting Today to Oppose Lowell-Battambang Sister-City Motion

Lowell city council will face the community’s reaction today at the council meeting regarding the motion filed by Mayor Sokhary Chau and councilor Paul Ratha Yem to establish a sister city with Battambang,

City of Lowell announces ARPA funding grants for the Cultural Sector

The City of Lowell announced three new American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) programs which to promote the City’s Cultural Sector’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds available nearly $1 million for

Grand Jury Indicted Donald Trump

New York – Grand jury indicted former President Donald Trump for his involvement in a hush-money payment of $130,000 to an adult-film star Stormy Daniel during his 2016 election campaign. Mr. Trump

Gold Price Up Amid Banking Crisis

Five years ago, 24K gold cost only $1,336/oz. Since then it went up 50%. It reached $2,010 in August 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic that rattled the stock market.  It went down

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