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ArtWeek 2018 begins this Friday

ArtWeek 2018 begins this Friday across Massachusetts with Lowell as a big participant. The best way to keep informed of what’s going on locally is on the ArtWeek 2018 in Lowell Facebook page. Here are the Lowell events currently listed there: April 28, 11am-2pm: Artists’ Reception, Quilted Canvas II at…

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Lowell Week in Review: April 21, 2018

Earth Day Today is Earth Day which marks the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Lowell will celebrate with a downtown Earth Day Parade and Festival. The pre-parade activities begin at 11:30 am at Lowell National Park Visitor Center and the parade kicks off at 12:30. In the…

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April 19, 1861: The Baltimore Riot

On this day 157 years ago, April 19, 1861, two young men from Lowell, Luther Ladd and Addison Whitney, were killed by hostile fire while serving in the Sixth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, making them, and two of their comrades – Sumner Needham of Lawrence and Charles Taylor of Boston…

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City Council Review: 1st Quarter 2018

There was no Lowell City Council meeting last night, so no council meeting notes. Instead, Mimi Parseghian reviews the Council’s performance during the first quarter of 2018. Here is her analysis: While the City Council regular meeting is taking a spring vacation break, I thought I would quickly review the…

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Report on Voting Rights Lawsuit Meeting

Mimi Parseghian attended last week’s public meeting on the lawsuit brought by some Lowell residents against the city for alleged violations of the Federal Voting Rights Act. Here’s her report: Last Monday, April 9, a public gathering took place at the P.C.E.A. Neema Church, located on Coburn Street. It is…

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Lowell Week in Review: April 15, 2018

Reelect Richard Howe This year, I’m running for reelection as Register of Deeds. It’s been my honor to serve the people of the Middlesex North District for many years, and it would be a pleasure to continue to be of service. It’s time to make my case to you, the…

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