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Lowell Politics: January 17, 2019

Mimi Parseghian shares some observations on Lowell politics for this week: I have just read that Councilor David Conway will be submitting a motion requesting a non-binding referendum on the election system.  According to the Sun article “The ballot question would ask voters whether they want to maintain Lowell’s at-large…

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Open Letter on LPS HR Search Process

Lowell’s Bobby Tugbiyele forwarded to me and asked me to post the following open letter from recent graduates of Lowell High School regarding the search process for a new Human Resources Director for the Lowell Public Schools.   January 10, 2019 To Whom It May Concern: In this letter, current…

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City Council Preview: Jan 14, 2019

Mimi Parseghian previews tomorrow night’s Lowell City Council meeting: Lowell City Council meeting agenda for this Tuesday’s meeting has a couple of motions of wide interest. And for the second week in a row, they will hold an Executive Session. MOTION RESPONSE Response to Violence in the City Motion (12/4/18)…

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City Government Quick Hits

Mimi Parseghian shares some thoughts and observations on city government and some of the projects now underway. Tuesday’s City Council discussion on the Judicial Center reminded me that the Hamilton Canal rejuvenation project started in 2004 with the $3.6 million purchase of the Fruedenberg property.  City Manager Eileen Donoghue is…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: January 8, 2019

ROLL CALL – all present. CITY CLERK Minutes of Cannabis Control SC December 18th; City Council Meeting December 18th, for acceptance. COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER Petition Response: Dalton and Fisher St.- Four Way Stop (report on a citizen petition re 4 way stop). No discussion. Communication-Accept resignation of Caitlin Nover…

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Lowell Week in Review: January 6, 2019

Government Shutdown Day 16 The partial shutdown of the federal government reached day 16 today. For most of the 800,000 federal employees who missed a paycheck last week, this political stunt will soon be a personal financial crisis. How many of them will miss rent payments, mortgage payments, car payments,…

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City Council Review: 2018

Mimi Parseghian, who regularly contributes her weekly preview of Lowell City Council meetings As Dick mentioned in his Lowell Year in Review , the “nine victors in the bruising 2017 Lowell City Council race” gathered on January 2, 2018 to begin the municipal meeting year. In spite of the single-issue…

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