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Lowell City Council Agenda: Jan 14, 2020

Here are the City Council motions and a report on the 75 Arcand Drive eminent domain taking from the agenda for Tuesday’s Lowell City Council meeting: CITY COUNCIL – MOTIONS Nuon – Req. City Mgr. provide update regarding review of inspection and enforcement procedures within Developmental Services to determine if…

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January 7, 2020 City Council Minutes

  Minutes of last week’s Lowell City Council meeting from City Clerk Michael Geary: ROLL CALL – Roll Call showed 9 present. M. Leahy presiding. Councilor Conway requested moment of silence in darkened chamber for Mary Elizabeth Pyne and Marian L. Sorenson. CITY CLERK 2.1. Minutes of City Council Meeting…

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“US or Them” means No one

“US or Them” means No one By George Chigas Shortly after midnight on January 3, 2020, a US drone attack killed Iranian general and chief military strategist Qassem Soleimani as his convoy was leaving the Baghdad International airport. The assassination follows months of escalating violence subsequent to the Trump administration’s…

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Electing Lowell’s Mayor: 1966-2018

The first act of the incoming Lowell City Council at tomorrow’s inauguration ceremony will be to elect the city’s next mayor. The process involves each councilor when called upon announcing his or her candidate for mayor. The first councilor to receive five votes becomes mayor. Here are brief sketches of…

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Lowell Year in Review: 2019

Each year since the birth of this blog I’ve posted a “year in review” article that highlighted some of the big local events of the year just completed. Although I stepped away from blogging for most of 2019, I hope to resume posting on a regular basis in 2020. However,…

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Community Preservation Act update

At the November 5, 2019, city election, the voters of Lowell overwhelmingly adopted the Community Preservation Act. There were 5,026 votes in favor (58 percent) versus 3,653 votes against (42 percent). Of the 33 precincts in the city, 29 voted Yes and only 4 voted No. This makes Lowell the…

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