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Lowell City Council Meeting: January 6, 2015

Mayor Elliott opens the meeting by introducing UMass Lowell students from a Community Psychology class and has their instructor tell the council about the class. Motion Responses by City Manager Councilor Leahy questions the detour that uses Pevey Street to bypass the bridge repairs on Broadway; suggests Middlesex St be…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: December 16, 2014

Carole Cowan Retiring President of Middlesex Community College Carole Cowan is honored by the City Council and by State Senator Eileen Donoghue (on behalf of herself and Representatives Golden and Nangle). Public Hearing: To adopt the minimum residential factor No speakers for or against.  CFO Connor Baldwin gives council presentation…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: December 9, 2014

Report by Cultural and Arts Subcommittee Presentation for the city’s submission to the Bloomberg Art Challenge earlier this evening by Susan Halter from COOL. The theme will be Lowell as an art laboratory where “art will come alive in February 2015.” Recommends council endorse proposal and submission to the competition.…

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Lowell City Council meeting: December 2, 2014

Number of votes including one accepting a $1.6 million grant from the Federal government for expansion of the trolley system.  Craig Thomas from DPD gives an update.  One expansion will run from downtown through Hamilton Canal District to the Gallagher Terminal.  The second expansion will connect the North and South…

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A Runner Writes to the City Council

Frank Georges, a Lowell resident and an elite runner, sent the following letter to city councilors regarding the motion on tomorrow night’s council agenda to consider forcing the Baystate Marathon to alter its route due to traffic issues during the race.  I’ve written my own post on this subject and…

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Don’t Mess with the Marathon

Back in 2003 I joined the great mob of runners that spent a Sunday morning in Lowell running prodigious distances along the banks of the Merrimack River in the Baystate Marathon and Half Marathon.  Running my first half marathon was a terrific experience made all the more so by doing…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: October 21, 2014

Meeting opens with council recognizing all who participated in last Saturday’s Centralville neighborhood cleanup, especially the more than 100 Lowell High Jr ROTC cadets who participated (40 of whom were present at this meeting). Rita Mercier asks City Clerk Michael Geary to explain procedure for minutes of executive sessions.  Clerk…

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