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Impressions of Lowell: 20 Months and Counting

Impressions of Lowell: 20 Months and Counting                          By Emily Ferrara A recent addition to our Literary Lowell roster, Emily Ferrara writes about her initial impressions of Lowell: I once wrote a poem that referenced “the smokestacks of Kerouac’s Lowell”, but it was only a fleeting image in a journey to…

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Lowell Week in Review: March 17, 2019

Recycling On Thursday we posted a report (“Recycling Revisited”) from Judith Durant on the new rules of recycling as presented by Gunther Wellenstein, the city’s Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator at Monday’s Highlands Neighborhood Association meeting. At that meeting, Judith obtained a “Massachusetts Universal Recycling List” handout but was unable to find…

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Recycling Revisited

Judith Durant, a resident of the Highlands, shared this report on recycling from Monday’s Highlands’ Neighborhood Association meeting: Monday night I attended the Highlands Neighborhood Association monthly meeting, mainly to hear Gunther Wellenstein, Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator. Mr. Wellenstein is making the rounds to neighborhood meetings to explain changes that have…

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Lowell City Council meeting: March 12, 2019

ROLL CALL – all present. MAYOR’S BUSINESS – Presentation – 2019 Winterfest Soup Bowl Awards. Award winners by the judges were Purple Carrot, House of Hope, and Cobblestones. Also the “people’s choice awards” went to Cobblestones, Lao’De Café and Purple Carrot. CITY CLERK – Minutes of City Council Meeting March…

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Lowell Week in Review: March 10, 2019

On The Road Marathon The Second Annual On The Road Marathon was held yesterday at the Pollard Memorial Library and at the Middlesex Community College Academic Arts Center (formerly known as the Rialto Building). Organized by PML’s community librarian Sean Thibodeau and inspired by New Bedford’s marathon reading of Moby…

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Lowell City Council meeting: March 5, 2019

Date:        March 5, 2019 Time:        6:30 PM ROLL CALL – all present CITY CLERK – Minutes of Public Safety SC February 26th; City Council Meeting February 26th, for acceptance. COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER – Motion Responses A) Motion Response – Community Preservation Act – Register of Deeds Richard Howe spoke…

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Lowell City Council Preview: March 4, 2019

Mimi Parseghian previews tomorrow night’s Lowell City Council meeting: This week’s City Council meeting agenda, although not lengthy, has two reports on financial matters dealing with the School Committee budget which should generate some discussion. MOTION RESPONSES Community Preservation Act Motion (February 26th) by Councilor V. Nuon “Request City Manager…

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Lowell Week in Review: March 3, 2019

Marijuana Sales Start Saturday Next Saturday, March 9, 2019, is scheduled to be the grand opening of the city’s first retail marijuana facility, Patriot Care, at 70 Industrial Ave East, just beyond the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel that is adjacent to the Lowell Connector. At this past Tuesday’s city council…

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