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Lowell Week in Review: January 14, 2018

Climate Resiliency I really enjoyed the 50 degree temperatures we had on Friday, even with the rain. Two weeks of sub-freezing and often sub-zero weather was tough to take. I didn’t mind the 12 inches of snow we picked up a week ago Thursday, but the image from that storm…

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Lowell Week in Review: January 7, 2018

Mayor Samaras On Tuesday morning, City Councilors elected William Samaras to be the next Mayor of Lowell. Here is how the roll call vote went: Councilor Cirillo: “Bill Samaras” Councilor Conway: “John Leahy” Councilor Elliott: “John Leahy” Councilor Kennedy: “William Samaras” Councilor Leahy: “John Leahy” Councilor Mercier: “John Leahy” Councilor…

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Tony Sampas Photo Exhibit at LTC

Tomorrow (Saturday, January 6, 2018) from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Lowell Telecommunications Corp at 246 Market Street, Lowell, there will be an artist reception for “Objects and Architectures: Photography of Tony Sampas.” The photos on exhibit are from Tony’s Master’s Degree thesis in the Visual Arts program at…

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Blizzard report: Jan 4, 2018

Time for another “storm blog” in the tradition of our team post of January 26, 2015 on the Blizzard of ’15. We’ll collectively update it through the day as the storm progresses. I begin this post at 6 a.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018. The temperature is 17 degrees –…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: January 2, 2018

Minutes of Zoning SC December 12th; City Council Meeting December 12th, accepted. Communication-Appoint Cormac Hondros-McCarthy to Sustainability Council. Appointed unanimously by council. REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE) – none. CITY COUNCIL – MOTIONS Councilor Mercier – Req. City Mgr. allow people of Laotian descent to acquire a site at the JFK Plaza to…

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Lowell Year in Review: 2017

Lowell High School – Future Location Cawley or Downtown? Like weekly episodes of a dramatic television miniseries, that was the question that confronted the people of Lowell throughout 2017. The process was slow to start, but then one group of residents mobilized a vigorous campaign to build an entirely new…

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