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Lowell Round-Up: May 25, 2018

Mimi Parseghian shares her observations on past week in Lowell politics: By now most of us have read about the disturbance last week in City Council chambers which prevented the Environmental and Flood Issues Sub-Committee from meeting.  The aftermath of the public discussion focused solely on the protestors and their…

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Lowell City Council Preview: May 21, 2018

Mimi Parseghian preview’s this week’s Lowell City Council meeting: The City Council will soon be in its summer schedule of a regular meeting every other week. This week agenda has a number of significant items, including 12 motions from the City Council. MOTION RESPONSES Plain-Tanner St. Corridor Redevelopment Plans: Motion…

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Lowell Week in Review: May 20, 2018

The Changing Housing Market The Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce held its 23rd Annual Municipal Breakfast on Tuesday at the Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford. The event featured remarks from Chelmsford Town Manager Paul Cohen, Billerica Town Manager John Curran, Dracut Town Manager James Duggan, Lowell City Manager Eileen Donoghue, Tewksbury…

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Lowell Round-Up: May 19, 2018

Lowell Round-Up is a new column in which Mimi Parseghian shares her observations on the week in Lowell politics. In the future, this column will appear on Friday mornings. There seems to be a lack of general interest in the three major contested elections this fall. Quite often candidates in…

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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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