Gunshots Fired At Lowell Car Wash + Weekend Events In Chelmsford

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Good morning, Chelmsford! Let’s get you all caught up to start this day off on an informed note. Here’s everything you need to know today in Chelmsford.

First, today’s weather:

Sunny. High: 27 Low: 12.

Find out what’s happening in Chelmsford with free, real-time updates from Patch.

Here are the top stories today in Chelmsford:

  1. WESTFORD WILDLIFE WATCH: A look back (Wicked Local)
  2. Middlesex County COVID-19 vaccine tracker: 77% of people fully vaccinated (MetroWest Daily News)
  3. Chelmsford school leaders urge adding vaccinated students to test-and-stay program (Wicked Local)
  4. Up To 12 Inches Of Snow Coming To Massachusetts Friday (CBS Boston)
  5. It’s been a long, arduous week for Mass. teachers. Why won’t our state leaders apologize? (WBUR)
  6. Police investigate gunshots fired at Lowell car wash (Lowell Sun)
  7. Corner’s Tavern and Eliu’s Hole in the Wall serve up big flavor (WCVB Boston)
  8. Groton’s Surrenden Farm comes full circle (Sentinel & Enterprise)
  9. Chance To Win Super Bowl Tickets By Donating Blood: Red Cross (Chelmsford Patch)
  10. Chelmsford Snowstorm: Town Issues Parking Ban For Friday (Chelmsford Patch)
  11. Chelmsford Events Calendar: See What’s Happening In The Area This Weekend (Chelmsford Patch)
  12. Wilmington Residents Invited To Shawsheen Tech Open House on January 19 (
  13. VIDEO: Learn How Pets Keep Their Senior Owners Active In Newest Episode Of “Aging In Wilmington” (
  14. Chelmsford Prospective Homeowners: Look Through 2 New Houses On The Market (Chelmsford Patch)

Today in Chelmsford:

Find out what’s happening in Chelmsford with free, real-time updates from Patch.

  • Maxwell’s Winter Farmers Market (9:00 AM)
  • Winter Farmers Market (10:00 AM)

From my notebook:

  • Chelmsford Police Department: “? DO YOU KNOW THIS WOMAN?? Today, 1/6 at 9:40am, Chelmsford Police responded to Walmart at Drum Hill for the report of a purse snatching. The female suspect left Walmart in 4 door black sedan. The suspect used the victims credit card a…” (Facebook)
  • Chelmsford Public Library: “With snow in the forecast for Friday, we’ve decided now that the MacKay branch will be CLOSED. We’ll have an update about the main library in the morning, but make sure to check here on Facebook, our website, or call before coming in! (g…” (Facebook)
  • Chelmsford Public Schools: “A handful of CHS Girls Track & Field athletes on the latest @MVConference top 10 list with Naomi D’Souza and Amelia Kelly leading the way. Huge thanks to Nathaniel Kraft for compiling:…” (Facebook)
  • Chelmsford Public Schools: “Chelmsford Public Schools are closed Friday, Jan. 7 due to the impending inclement weather.” (Facebook)
  • Chelmsford Public Library: “Deanna introduces our Winter Reading Challenge! Download a sheet from our website or pick one up in the library building! Earn tickets towards a raffle for great prizes. Contest ends March 4, so get reading! Link in bio>>> #readingchalle…” (Instagram)
  • Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce: “????? ??? ?? Sanalife ??? ?????????? ??? ??????? ?????? ????????! ???? ????? ????????: – PrideSTAR EMS, Inc. and Trinity EMS Inc. – 980 WCAP – ATA Outdoor Media – WOOD Broth…” (Facebook)
  • Chelmsford Public Schools: “Likewise for CHS Boys Track and Field athletes in the MVC with Brad Glasfurd and Sankalp Bhoyar leading the way. Kudos once again Nathaniel Kraft:… Chelmsford Booster Club” (Facebook)
  • Chelmsford Public Library: “Due to the ongoing snow storm, the library will open at 1 pm on Friday, January 7. The MacKay branch will be closed today. Stay safe and remember that you can download books, movies, music, magazines, and more using Hoopla or Overdrive! …” (Facebook)
  • Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce: “??????? ????: ??? ?????? ????? Tuesday, January 11th from 8:30-9:30am via Zoom Register here: We have all heard how using video for your business can lead to increased engagement with you…” (Facebook)
  • Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce: “??’?? ?? ??????? ???? Project LEARN, Inc. ?????? ?? ?? ? ???? ?????? ??????? ?????! You can see them and all of our other amazing 2022 Partners by clicking here: https://greaterlowellcc.o…” (Facebook)
  • Chelmsford Public Library: “TONIGHT! Don’t miss this unique and entertaining event! Click here to register and receive a link to join:” (Facebook)
  • Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce: “????? ??? ???? #????978 ?????????: Live4 Physical Therapy is offering 10% off a LIVE4 Physical Therapy Membership when you mention ✨Shop978✨. ??Support physical health and wellness before injury occurs, ensure …” (Facebook)
  • Public Information Officer Chris Besse, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency: “Winter Storm on Friday – Quick-hitting winter storm with 2-3 hour window of 1-2″ snowfall rate across Eastern MA that coincides with Friday morning commute between 6-9 AM. Portions of eastern MA will see 6-8″ of snow. Isolated accu…” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Route 110: “Hello. – We are looking for full time nanny to take care of our 5 month old baby girl. Please let me know if someone is interested or knows someone who might. E interested. Thanks” (Nextdoor)

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Annie Sandoli

About me: Annie has been a Boston-based writer since 2018, after graduating with her BA in Social Thought and Political Economy from UMass Amherst and ALM in journalism from Harvard University. She has worked as a freelancer throughout Massachusetts and as part of an editorial team in London, UK. Her interests include music and the arts, creative writing and literature, and topics of social and political justice. Annie covers Brookline, Newton, Waltham, Chelmsford and Westford. Email news tips to [email protected]

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