Culture

Farewell, Uncle Tommy

One of my uncles passed away yesterday at 97 years old. In my family he was always “Uncle Tommy,” Thomas C. Brady of Lowell, raised along the Concord River and longtime resident of Centralville. He was in the US Navy in WWII, serving in the Atlantic and Pacific on ships…

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Union River: A Review

When UMass Lowell honored Steve Panagiotakos last week, the former state senator in his remarks explained that the house he grew up in, the house he lives in now, and the law office he works in, are all within a few blocks of each other in Lowell. He has never…

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New Lowell Book at Mill No. 5 on Saturday

I’ll have my newest book, “Lowell Municipal Elections: 1965-2015” for sale this coming Saturday, March 4, 2017 from noon to 5 p.m. at Mill No. 5’s “Pulp and Press” event. The book contains the results of every city council and school committee race for the past 50 years, plus stories…

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