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$100,000 Grant to Lowell Heritage Partnership for Waterways Vitality

MAJOR GRANT & AWARD FOR WATERWAYS VITALITY PROJECT The Lowell Heritage Partnership’s Waterways Vitality Initiative surged forward this month with several milestone achievements. The initiative’s recent successes include receipt of a $100,000 grant from the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation of Boston; a MassINC Innovation Award to be presented on November…

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Parker Lecture Tomorrow Afternoon

Tomorrow at 2 pm at Lowell National Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street, I will co-present a Moses Greeley Parker lecture on Moses Greeley Parker and the New Hampshire Telephone Museum. The other speaker will be Laura French, the executive director of that museum. Like all Parker Lectures, the event…

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Lowell Cemetery Tour This Sunday

This Sunday, October 29, 2017, at 11 am, I will lead a walking tour of Lowell Cemetery. This just-scheduled event will be a combination of the spring and fall tours and will cover some of the most notable monuments in this very historic cemetery. Sunday’s tour will begin at the…

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‘Jack Kerouac Dreaming’ by Dan Sklar

The annual Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! literary festival is coming up, October 5-9. Here’s the schedule of events. My writing colleague from Somerville, Mass., Doug Holder, sent us this poem by his fellow faculty member at Endicott College, Dan Sklar, who teaches creative writing. Dan’s latest book, Flying Cats, Actually Swooping, was published…

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The hacks want their city back . . .

Elected to the Lowell City Council in 1971 as a 20-year old Lowell State College student, Gail Dunfey lost her 1973 reelection campaign, but as this brochure from that 1973 election makes clear, she went down fighting. Although she only served one term on the council, Dunfey is a key…

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What’s Wrong With This Picture Frame?

Why are reporters from the N.Y. Times and other media outlets using the term “left-wing” to describe people who oppose racists of all kinds, Nazis, anti-Semites, anti-LGBTQs, christian fascists, and other hate-mongers? Isn’t it the American way to denounce these forms of inhumanity? Isn’t the American creed about pursuing liberty,…

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