It’s Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Here is some of what Sun staffers and other news providers are working on for lowellsun.com and Saturday’s edition.
• Reporter Melissa Hanson, mhanson@lowellsun.com, will be back at Freda Lane in Lowell’s Pawtucketville neighborhood, where two kids nearly drowned in a backyard pool over the weekend.
• Hanson also has an interesting story about Roberto Clemente Park in Lowell. Initially, the park was named after George Washington. Then its name was changed to reflect the Hispanic demographic of the neighborhood. Could another name change be in the offing considering mostly folks of Southeast Asian heritage use the Lower Highlands Park?
• KCups might be convenient for coffee drinkers, but the plastic they’re made from are an environmental nightmare. Reporter Peter Jasinski, of the Sentinel and Enterprise of Fitchburg, has an interesting story about a local company that manufactures environmentally friendly KCups.
• And Reporter Todd Feathers, tfeathers@lowellsun.com, has a story on Northeast Legal Aid, which provides free legal advice to people of the Merrimack Valley and how it’s chancing its business model.
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