Lowell’s Neighborhoods: Some History

On Thursday, August 27, 2020, I logged on to “Lowell Lines District Mapping Info Session,” an online forum hosted by CMAA, Massachusetts Voter Table, Lowell Alliance, and Latinx Community Center for Empowerment (LCCE). The purpose of the session was to gather information for the creation of new voting districts in…

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54th Massachusetts Monument, Boston

The 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment was activated on March 13, 1863, as one of the first African-American units of the American Civil War. Although the regiment was organized and trained in Boston, the African-American men who filled its ranks were recruited from around the northern states. Governor John Andrew appointed…

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Coming Soon. Tom Sexton’s Cummiskey Alley: New and Selected Lowell Poems

The Best of Tom Sexton’s Lowell Poems Tom Sexton (photo by Kevin Harkins); cover photo (detail) by Jack Delano; book design by Dennis Ludvino CUMMISKEY ALLEY: NEW AND SELECTED LOWELL POEMS is Tom Sexton’s second book with Loom Press. The book is available now for pre-order at www.loompress.com The author…

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