April 19, 1861: The Baltimore Riot

On this day 157 years ago, April 19, 1861, two young men from Lowell, Luther Ladd and Addison Whitney, were killed by hostile fire while serving in the Sixth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, making them, and two of their comrades – Sumner Needham of Lawrence and Charles Taylor of Boston…

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100 years of Christmas Eve headlines

It’s been a quiet week in Lowell politics and with this Christmas Eve falling on a Sunday, today I opted for nostalgia over current events. Here is a sampling of Christmas Eve newspaper headlines, weather observations, and advertisements over the past 100 years. Please check back next Sunday when local…

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Pearl Harbor Day Remarks

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, I was one of the speakers at the Greater Lowell Veterans Council Pearl Harbor Day remembrance ceremony held at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Also speaking were Mayor Ed Kennedy and State Representative Dave Nangle. The choir from the Butler School attended and sang a number…

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