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Lowell City Council preview: February 4, 2019

Mimi Parseghian previews tomorrow’s Lowell City Council meeting: MOTION RESPONSES Inspection of City Pedestrian Signs Motion (1/15/19) by Councilor K. Cirillo and E. Kenney “Request City Manager have the proper department provide the City Council with a list of all City-owned and state-owned pedestrian crossing signs inspect all City owned…

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Lowell Week in Review: February 3, 2019

Lowell Quarter Release Excitement is building for Wednesday’s launch of the new Lowell quarter. The event begins at 10am (on February 6, 2019) at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium which will be packed with school children and members of the community. Once the formal festivities are over, you can cash in…

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Lowell Roundup: February 1, 2018

Mimi Parseghian shares her observations on Lowell and national politics this week: On Tuesday, the City Council entertained a motion on the “Dangerous Flow of Traffic at the Intersection of First Street, Bradley Street and Route 110.” If you are not familiar with those streets, this is the route that…

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City Council Preview: January 28, 2019

Mimi Parseghian previews tomorrow’s Lowell City Council meeting.   A memo on the Free Cash Certification from City Auditor Bryan Perry leads this week’s City Council agenda. Auditor Perry informed the City Council that the Department of Revenue (DOR) has certified “free cash” for the City to be $2,513,634 as…

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Lowell Week in Review: January 27, 2019

Open for Business Thanks to everyone at Lowell National Historical Park for the rapid re-opening just hours after the 35 day federal government shutdown ended. With an early tweet yesterday morning, the Park announced that it would be open its regular Saturday hours. It’s been said that you don’t appreciate…

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Lowell Roundup: January 24, 2019

 Mimi Parseghian shares some observations on Lowell politics for this week:  SCHOOL BUDGET FORMULA On Wednesday, Governor Charlie Baker introduced his budget for Fiscal 2020 and according to the Globe it includes a “$1.1 billion, seven-year overhaul of the state’s embattled school budget formula, the centerpiece of a $42.7 billion…

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City Council Preview: January 21, 2019

Mimi Parseghian previews tomorrow night’s Lowell City Council meeting: This week City Council Agenda begins with City Auditor Bryan Berry’s Year to Date (July – December) Budget Report. The 35-page report should generate questions of explanation and assessment. The Administration’s portion of the agenda has four Motion Responses, including a…

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Lowell Week in Review: January 18, 2019

 Charter Change “Executive Session – Regarding matter of litigation, namely Huot, et al, v. City of Lowell, public discussion of which could have a detrimental effect on the city’s position.” The above item appears on the agenda for this week’s Lowell City Council meeting. The same item was on the…

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