City Council

The Library, the Manager and the Sun

Be sure to read Jack Mitchell’s recent post on Left-in-Lowell about the Lowell Sun’s coverage of the City Manager and the Pollard Memorial Library. Jack prudently copied and retained some interesting Facebook postings that have since been (mysteriously) deleted. Thankfully, Jack includes them in his piece.

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First Mayor of Lowell – Dr. Elisha Bartlett

  Dr. Elisha Bartlett – First Mayor of Lowell Massachusetts. Portrait in Oil – Thomas Bayley Lawson. Portraits of forty-one former mayors have been hung in the City Hall in tribute.  This presentation is part of the celebration of the 175th anniversary of Lowell’s incorporation as a city. Do not miss the Jen Myers…

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All Politics Really Is Local and According to Glen Johnson “Awesome”

Don’t miss Boston Globe Politics Editor Glen Johnson’ s piece on the “Political Intelligence” page today. The Lowell references and the flurry of local town and city elections should pique our Merrimack Valley interest. Glen Johnson spent some years toiling at the Lowell SUN – so he knows only too well of which…

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John Leahy to run for City Council

The Lowell Sun is reporting that School Committee member John Leahy will not seek reelection this fall but instead will run for the Lowell City Council. (Gerry Nutter is attributing the same news and the news that Leahy’s School Committee colleague, Dave Conway, who was rumored to be considering a…

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At Lowell City Manager’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast: No Corned Beef but Lots of Blarney

The funniest guy at Lowell City Manager Bernie Lynch’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast this morning is dead -but God rest his soul never forgotten – the Ultimate Toastmaster  and Emcee – the late Kenny Harkins. By opening with  a wonderful video* tribute to two greats from past Manager breakfasts – the…

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Report on foreclosures in Lowell

Earlier tonight I presented a report to the city council housing subcommittee on foreclosures in Lowell from 2007 to 2010. The full report is available on the registry of deeds website HERE. The report scrutinized foreclosures conducted in 2008 and 2009 and calculated the time that passed between the various…

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