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Tsongas Industrial History Center turns 25

The Tsongas Industrial History Center celebrated its 25th anniversary last night with a ceremony and reception at its Boott Mill home. The Center’s director, Sheila Kirschbaum, who served as master of ceremonies, opened the program by reminding us of Paul Tsongas’s determination to recognize Lowell’s place in American history. Lowell…

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Lowell Walks this Saturday

Concord River Greenway Walk This Saturday is the final Lowell Walk of 2016. It will be led by Jane Calvin, the Executive Director of Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, and it will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 15 2016, at the Lawrence Street gate of Lowell Cemetery. Park…

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Robert Reich in Lowell

On Thursday, October 6, 2016, former US Secretary of Labor Robert Reich joined Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash at UMass Lowell for the inaugural Community Teamwork Inc. “Community Conversation.” I included Ash’s comments in my Week in Review post, and promised to write separately about Reich,…

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Trump, Clinton “revelations” show nothing new by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. Last night’s video of Donald Trump, showing lewd behavior, coarse language, gutter-level attitude toward women and boasts of Bill Cosby-like predatory actions, shows nothing new about this extreme misogynist. Perhaps the video shocks because it so starkly portrays his fundamental character…

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