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Lowell Cemetery Tour tomorrow

Tomorrow morning (Saturday, June 12, 2010) at 10 am, I’ll be leading a tour of historic Lowell Cemetery.  We start at the Knapp Avenue gate which is right next to Shedd Park.  There’s no charge and the tour takes about 90 minutes.  Please consider joining us.

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Keith Academy Monument

In the middle of Lowell’s St Patrick’s Cemetery, right next to the chapel, sits a monument to the graduates of Keith Academy who died during World War Two. While at the cemetery this Memorial Day, I photographed the monument which bears the following description: DEDICATED TO THE MEN OF KEITH…

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Lincoln Monument Dedication

Today the newly restored Lincoln Monument in Lowell’s Lincoln Square was unveiled. The restoration is magnificent in its own right, and as City Manager Bernie Lynch stated at the ceremony, the restored monument will hopefully serve as a type of catalyst for the continued restoration of the Lower Highlands neighborhood.…

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More on Lincoln Monument Dedication

In the preceding post, Paul provides the background and schedule for tomorrow’s rededication of Lowell’s Lincoln Monument (which I’m planning to attend). Part of the importance and charm of this monument is that it was financed (partially, at least) by contributions from the school children of Lowell in 1909. The…

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City Council Budget Session

I confess that last night I watched the Celtics and, when it was clear they weren’t doing so well, went to bed, missing the Lowell City Council’s marathon FY2011 budget session in the process. Jackie Doherty watched the proceedings, however, and filed this report while Cliff had these observations on…

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My Dell experience

Through the years I’ve bought quite a few Dell Computers, both notebooks and desktops. I’ve found the PCs to be good but not great; reliable for at least a couple of years and usually affordable. I suspect my attraction is the ease of purchase online and the subsequent delivery to…

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Lowell Cemetery Tour this Saturday

During the month of May, I conducted three “official” tours of the Lowell Cemetery but some folks who missed those events were still interested in seeing the cemetery so I will lead another tour this coming Saturday, June 12 beginning at 10 am from the Knapp Avenue Gate. The tour…

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Tweeting the “History of Lowell”

More than a year ago, the Massachusetts Historical Society began publishing the diaries of John Quincy Adams on Twitter. Adams was a prolific diarist, writing something everyday from the age of 12 until he died, leaving behind 14,000 pages. Since Twitter only allows posts of 140 characters, it may be…

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