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Lowell Roundup: March 1, 2019

Mimi Parseghian shares her observations on politics and current events this week: The Working City Initiative, a Lowell, collective impact partnership working with all residents and business owners to improve the Acre neighborhood of Lowell, in partnership with Lowell Telemedia Corporation (LTC), Lowell’s local access television, are translating the City…

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Lowell Week in Review: February 24, 2019

Blue Ribbon Committee Friday’s Lowell Sun had a report about the School Committee’s Wednesday night discussion of the process to be used to select a new superintendent of schools (“Will board members sit on supt. screening committee?” by Elizabeth Dobbins). Much of the focus seemed to be on the composition…

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Lowell Roundup: February 22, 2019

Mimi Parseghian shares her observations on politics and current events this week: Among the many unique and significant events that take place Lowell is the Naturalization Ceremony.  The event is held a few times a year at Lowell Memorial Auditorium and the latest was last month on January 15th. But…

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Lowell Week in Review: February 16, 2019

Lowell High Plan Advances On Tuesday the City Council voted 8 to 0 to send the schematic design of the new/renovated Lowell High School to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (Mayor Samaras missed the meeting due to a medical issue). Of particular note was the vote of Rita Mercier, who…

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Lowell Roundup: February 15, 2019

Mimi Parseghian shares her observations on politics and current events this week: Thursday’s news of Amazon not pursuing new headquarters in New York City in spite of a $3 billion tax break, coupled with GE having to give back $87 million to Massachusetts for not meeting the employment quota it…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: Feb 14, 2019

Date:        February 14, 2019 (Postponed from February 12, 2019) ROLL CALL: Mayor Samaras absent. Councilor Mercier presiding. [Item taken out of order] Vote-Authorize Submission of Schematic Design to MSBA. Presentation by architects/engineers of new/rehabbed Lowell High. The 1922 building will be a “like new” renovation. Emphasizes that while it is…

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Lowell City Council preview: February 11, 2019

Mimi Parseghian previews tomorrow night’s Lowell City Council meeting: This week’s City Council agenda is relatively light on Administrative items but heavy with City Council motions. Executive Session Minutes: For the second time this year, “minutes” from Executive Session have been released.  Besides telling us who was present and absent,…

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