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54th Massachusetts Monument, Boston

The 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment was activated on March 13, 1863, as one of the first African-American units of the American Civil War. Although the regiment was organized and trained in Boston, the African-American men who filled its ranks were recruited from around the northern states. Governor John Andrew appointed…

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August 26, 1920: Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day By Mary Olberding Women’s Equality Day celebrates the day the 19th Amendment was signed into law on August 26, 1920, giving women the right to vote and ending a 70-year long quest. Extending suffrage was a necessary step toward fulfilling the promise of Democracy with a more…

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July 19, 1969

July 19, 1969 By Steve O’Connor   Saturday night. Jack Lee stopped at the corner of Westford and Coral and leaned against the street sign. “Out of shape,” he muttered. He should never have taken the desk job at the Post Office. Up until five years ago, and for the…

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Lowell Lists: General Court

Another installment of Lowell Lists. Today, the State Senators and State Representatives who have represented Lowell in the General Court from 1970 to the present. State Senator – 1st Middlesex B. Joseph Tully – 1970 Philip L. Shea – 1980 Paul J. Sheehy – 1984 Nancy Achin Sullivan – 1990…

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Middlesex County Elected Officials

Another installment in our Lowell Lists series. Here is the roster of elected officials who have held the Middlesex County offices of Sheriff, District Attorney, Clerk of Courts, Register of Probate, and Register of Deeds from 1970 to the present. The date that precedes each name is the year that…

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“After the Storm” by Nancye Tuttle

Thanks to Nancye Tuttle for sharing this story which originally appeared in the Portland Press Herald. After the Storm By Nancye Tuttle ‘Don’t pick up the baby. Whatever you do, don’t pick up the baby.” My father-in-law’s voice boomed over the intercom from the flying bridge of his vessel, the…

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