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Lowell Week in Review: March 31, 2019

Clemente Park update The proposal to change the name of the city park on Middlesex Street from Roberto Clemente Park to Pailin Park appeared to be heading for a serious confrontation at Wednesday’s Board of Parks meeting but the board wisely tabled the proposal to allow proponents and opponents of…

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Sovanna Pouv statement on Clemente Park

Sovanna Pouv, the executive director of the Cambodian Mutual Assistant Association and a resident of the Highlands composed the following statement for last night’s Board of Parks meeting on the proposal to change the name of Clemente Park to Pailin Park. However, the Board of Parks tabled the proposal before…

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City Council Preview: March 25, 2019

Mimi Parseghian previews this week’s Lowell City Council meeting: This week’s City Council meeting agenda is dominated by Administration information, including Motion Responses, Informational Reports and Votes. However, the first agenda item of major interest is a report from the City Auditor, Bryan Perry, in response to a motion on…

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Lowell Week in Review: March 24, 2019

Pailin Park Watching the city council’s discussion Tuesday night of the proposal to change the name of Clemente Park on Middlesex Street to Pailin Park left me confused. That’s probably because many of the councilors themselves seemed confused about what was going on. The matter came before the council as…

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“Context Rules” by Paul Hudon

Historian Paul Hudon, the author of The Valley & Its Peoples: An Illustrated History of the Lower Merrimack and All in Good Time, his poetry collection, shared the following essay: Context Rules paul hudon Somewhere in the past George Burns and Gracie Allen are talking politics. George is asking Gracie…

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Impressions of Lowell: 20 Months and Counting

Impressions of Lowell: 20 Months and Counting                          By Emily Ferrara A recent addition to our Literary Lowell roster, Emily Ferrara writes about her initial impressions of Lowell: I once wrote a poem that referenced “the smokestacks of Kerouac’s Lowell”, but it was only a fleeting image in a journey to…

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Lowell Week in Review: March 17, 2019

Recycling On Thursday we posted a report (“Recycling Revisited”) from Judith Durant on the new rules of recycling as presented by Gunther Wellenstein, the city’s Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator at Monday’s Highlands Neighborhood Association meeting. At that meeting, Judith obtained a “Massachusetts Universal Recycling List” handout but was unable to find…

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