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The hacks want their city back . . .

Elected to the Lowell City Council in 1971 as a 20-year old Lowell State College student, Gail Dunfey lost her 1973 reelection campaign, but as this brochure from that 1973 election makes clear, she went down fighting. Although she only served one term on the council, Dunfey is a key…

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Lowell Week in Review: August 13, 2017

Congressional Election The big news this week – if you set aside the possibility of a nuclear exchange between North Korea and the United States – was the announcement by Niki Tsongas that she would not seek reelection to Congress in 2018. After Tsongas released her news this past Tuesday,…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: August 8, 2017

Communications Communication from Lowell Sustainability Council asking Mayor to join with other mayors in committing to the Paris Climate Accord. Also take up Councilor Samaras motion requesting City Council adopt a resolution entitled “The road to 100 percent clean renewable energy for the years 2035.” Jay Mason, chair of sustainability…

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Lowell Week in Review: August 6, 2017

City Election The late Paul Sullivan (of WBZ, WLLH, and Lowell Sun fame) used to say that between Independence Day and Labor Day, candidates for city office should go to Hampton Beach because in the summer, there are more Lowell voters there than there were in the city. I’m not…

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