History

‘Energy: The First Reality,’ Wrote Paul Tsongas

Concerning Marjorie’s latest post, here’s what Paul Tsongas wrote about energy in “The Road From Here: Liberalism and Realities in the 1980s,” published in 1981: “Oil is a finite, diminishing resource. These six words tell us almost everything. The preservation of America and the world requires that the facts be…

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Beck Back

Last week I saw and spoke to Jerry Beck on the sidewalk outside his home at the corner of Shattuck and Middle streets. I hadn’t seen Jerry for a while. He said he and his family are staying downtown and that he plans to open a gallery in the former…

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On the River

UMass Lowell this evening hosted a reception for the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees, whose members are in the city for one of their regular meetings. All the Chancellors of the UMass campuses and a variety of other members of the UMass Lowell community and a contingent of leaders…

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Franco-American Week, 6/19-6/26

Following are highlights of the upcoming Franco-American Week in Lowell: Sat., June 19, 7.30 pm–Johnny Morin Band at the Centralville Social Club, Lakeview Ave., Lowell Sun., June 20, 9 am–French-language Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, East Merrimack Street, Lowell, following by presentation of Franco-American of the Year and breakfast in…

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Tweeting the “History of Lowell”

More than a year ago, the Massachusetts Historical Society began publishing the diaries of John Quincy Adams on Twitter. Adams was a prolific diarist, writing something everyday from the age of 12 until he died, leaving behind 14,000 pages. Since Twitter only allows posts of 140 characters, it may be…

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