Eight-year-old Jacqueline Rogers of Billerica needs those with O negative blood to consider donating at Boston Children’s Hospital so that doctors can operate on her heart.
According to her mother Valerie, Jacqueline’s open heart surgery, scheduled for today, Jan. 17, was postponed due to a shortage of O negative blood at the hospital, the only blood type her body can receive.
Shannon Hayes poured in 15 points, propelling the Billerica Memorial High girls basketball squad to a 50-27 victory over Lawrence on Tuesday evening at BMHS.
On Monday evening, the Billerica Memorial High boys basketball team lost a nail-biter to Lawrence, falling 59-56 at Billerica.
Although the major contests in Billerica’s April 5 town election have been drawing candidates, few have taken out nomination papers for the 80 open Town Meeting member seats.
Only 26 residents have pulled papers as we go to press on Tuesday, so a mere 33 percent of the races have any prospective candidates. There are openings for one, two and three-year terms available in each of the 11 precincts.
All of those victories are nice.
The World Series Most Valuable Player trophy is cool.
The Cy Young Awards are awesome.
But ask people from Billerica that know Tommy Glavine about his recent election into Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame and they’ll be quick to talk about Glavine the man as opposed to Glavine the pitcher.
Seventh and eighth grade
The girls seventh and eighth grade Huskies team beat the Tarheels on Saturday by a score of 25-23.
Administrators have only a few weeks to apply for a federal block grant that could bring nearly half a million dollars into town coffers, Town Planner Anthony Fields told the Planning Board Monday night.
A suspicious package left in front of Market Basket at The Shops at Billerica caused quite a scare tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 15, forcing Billerica Police to evacuate the supermarket and adjacent Dollar Tree and call in the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad.
The Bomb Squad was called in to evaluate the package and according to Billerica Police Sgt. Steve Elmore, it was determined the bag contained a Crock Pot.
This one had the feel of a playoff game.
When Jennifer Ryan of Billerica went to Winchester Hospital on New Year’s Eve she thought it would just be for a checkup.
The soon-to-be first time mom noticed her baby, who was due on Jan. 5, wasn’t moving as much as it had been, so she headed in to make sure everything was okay. When she arrived at the hospital, her OB/GYN, Donald Druga, recommended that Jennifer stay the night and deliver her baby the next morning.
In what turned out to be a thrilling contest, the Billerica Memorial High girls basketball team bested Lincoln-Sudbury, 57-53, to win the McBride Insurance Indian Classic on Monday.
On Wednesday, Dec. 25, at approximately 7:43 p.m.,. the Billerica police received an emergency 911 call for a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in the area of 770 Boston Road. While en route to the accident it was learned that the victim was seriously injured and that Good Samaritans had initiated life saving measures in an attempt to save the victim.
It just wasn’t their night.
The state building inspector issued a stop work order today, Friday, Dec. 20, at the Billerica House of Correction due to structural concerns.
According to Alex Zaroulis, spokeswoman for the state Executive Office of Administration and Finance, the state building inspector was called to the House of Correction at the request of the Department of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM), the state agency overseeing the expansion project.
Fifth and sixth grade girls
The fifth and sixth grade Hurricanes had a great game vs. the Huskies on Saturday, winning 30-0. Samantha Gallagher had an awesome game under the net with five baskets. Giana Bossi and Meg Sheehan were stifling on defense. Olivia Schlehuber, Hannah Jeffers and Marina Donati shined bringing the ball up and generating a great offensive game and timely scoring. All six girls worked hard with few breaks, and all six got at least one field goal.
The Billerica Memorial High girls basketball squad opened the winter campaign with a difficult 37-35 road defeat at the hands of North Andover on Friday evening.