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Emma Murphy

Emma R. Murphy joined The Sun as a reporter covering Billerica, Tewksbury and Wilmington in 2019. Previously, Emma spent four years covering Brookline and Needham for the Brookline TAB and Needham Times. A University of Vermont graduate, Emma enjoys kayaking, cooking and traveling. She once hiked coast to coast across northern England.

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BOSTON – Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday his administration would be making $130 million in additional funding available by the end of the week for nursing homes to pay for additional staff, cleaning and personal protective equipment. Baker said long-term care facilities, including the state’s 386 nursing homes, have “unfortunately evolved into a national hotspot,” […]
TOWNSEND – The coronavirus has come to another town in the Nashoba Valley. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health alerted the Townsend Board of Health on Wednesday afternoon that two residents had tested positive for COVID-19. “The Board of Health will continue its disease surveillance and monitoring activities to help slow the spread of this […]
AYER — “Climate change is well underway,” Wen Stephenson told the audience seated in St. Andrews Episcopal Church’s office space. Behind him, slides projected quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” and images of activists blocking the path of a coal train. Just months before, the church had opened its doors […]
TEWKSBURY — A Tewksbury woman is due to be arraigned in Lowell District Court Friday for human trafficking. On Thursday Xuedan Ou, 34, of 3105 Archstone Ave. was arrested for trafficking a person for sexual servitude, keeping a house of prostitution and deriving support from prostitution, a Tewksbury Police Department press release said. The arrest […]
Rush-hour traffic snarled on I-495 in Westford