Normand Brissette & Hiroshima

Today at the Centralville Veteran’s Park in Lowell, a new monument was unveiled in honor of Normand Brissette of Lowell who died in the atomic bomb blast at Hiroshima. A survivor of that blast, Shigeaki Mori, who was 8 at the time of the explosion, devoted his life to uncovering…

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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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