City Council

In the Merrimack Valley: Rep Marcos Devers Challenged and More

Former Lawrence Mayor – albeit briefly – now incumbent State Representative Marcos Devers is being challanged in his reelection bid on two fronts. Jose L. Santiago both a former state representative and former but fired Methuen police sergeant, has taken out papers to run as an unenrolled candidate. Santiago held the 16th Essex…

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Tonight’s City Council Meeting on Late Night Troubles in Downtown

An overflow crowd of downtown residents, bar owners, community leaders and ordinary citizens descended on Lowell City Hall this evening for the special city council meeting on the alcohol-related problems plaguing downtown Lowell. The meeting opened with a presentation and recommendation from Police Superintendent Ken Lavallee. Next came a long…

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Flags at half-staff

At work I subscribe to an email service from the Governor’s office that notifies recipients anytime the Governor orders flags to be flown at half-staff. The text of one that arrived today went something like this: Please be advised that Governor Patrick has ordered that the United States flag and…

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