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Lowell City Council Meeting: January 30, 2018

MAYOR’S BUSINESS Recognition – African Cultural Association’s distinguished guest, Professor Plo Lumumba (legal educator, anti-corruption activist). Lumumba praises US for its willingness to take people from all over the world and bring them together. He says Africa struggles with Democracy. He thanks the Council for allowing him to come here…

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The Library and the Community

Mimi Parseghian shares her thoughts on the Pollard Memorial Library which is closed indefinitely due to water damage from a burst pipe. Hearing the news of the damage at Lowell’s Pollard Memorial Library was as if I heard a friend got into a bad car accident.  I know the injury…

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Lowell Week in Review: January 28, 2018

Development News and Updates Looking at the “pending projects” pages for the Lowell Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and Conservation Commission always provides some interesting information. Here are some new projects, or modified old projects, that caught my attention. Hamilton Canal District Parking Garage At the end of December,…

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City Council Preview: January 23, 2018

Mimi Parseghian previews tomorrow night’s Lowell City Council meeting: This week’s City Council Agenda is extensive as City Councilors are introducing motions in reaction to current situations and others which reflect issues that individual Councilors want to advance. First item of major interest is a General Public Hearing for a…

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Lowell Week in Review: January 21, 2018

Plastic Bags I suspect everyone knows that plastic bags are harmful to the environment. The very qualities that make them useful – they are lightweight, strong, inexpensive and water proof – also make them a problem. They do not biodegrade which means they do not deteriorate naturally, they only fragment…

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