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City Council Preview: May 14, 2018

Mimi Parseghian previews tomorrow night’s Lowell City Council meeting: This week’s City Council agenda is dominated by the vote for two major ordinances. The first is the regulation of recreational sales of marijuana. As we recall back in November 2016, the voters of Massachusetts passed a referendum legalizing the use…

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Lowell Week in Review: May 12, 2018

City Council Meeting I missed the live telecast of last Tuesday’s Lowell City Council meeting but I did watch a replay and posted my notes yesterday morning. Much of the meeting was about the funding crisis in this year’s Lowell School Department budget. School Committee members Jackie Doherty, Connie Martin,…

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Lowell City Council Preview: May 8, 2018

 Mimi Parseghian previews tonight’s Lowell City Council meeting:  CITY MANAGER RESPONSES 15-Minute Parking Space: Motion by Councilor R. Elliott (3/20/18) “Request City Manager Explore Feasibility of Providing 15 Minute Parking Space at 56 Branch Street.  A sixty-day trial will take place. If at the conclusion of the 60 days, the…

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City Hall Monuments

Last weekend was the City Hall Monuments tour which was given as part of ArtWeek. Seventy people came on Saturday’s tour and 20 on Sunday’s (when rain threatened). Many who couldn’t make the two tours have asked me to post my notes online so they can get an idea of…

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Lowell City Council meeting: May 1, 2018

ROLL CALL CITY CLERK Minutes of Finance SC April 24th; City Council Meeting April 24th, for acceptance. Communication from City Manager – Motion Responses A) Motion Response – Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. There will be additional stations in the Hamilton Canal District and more can easily be added. The six…

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