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Lowell Week in Review: April 23, 2017

Points of Light Lantern Celebration Last night’s Points of Light Lantern Celebration was a huge success, bringing much-needed vibrancy and attention to Ecumenical Plaza, a community space first envisioned by Pat Mogan’s Model Cities Program of the 1960s. A large brick plaza that spans the Western Canal between Holy Trinity…

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Lowell Week in Review: April 16, 2017

With Easter, Patriot’s Day, school vacation and no council meeting, it’s a slow time politically, so here are some updates on a few projects: South Common & Thorndike Street Improvements Underway Earlier this week, a platoon of DPW workers and contractors arrived at the South Common and started digging. The…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: April 11, 2017

Update on last week’s flooding in Pawtucketville and Centralville. Manager Murphy says the city was very proactive in monitoring the flood levels and the related portions of the city’s action plan. Fortunately, the water did not rise to a destructive level, but the city’s emergency management operation was prepared in…

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UMass Lowell Honors Steve Panagiotakos

More than 250 people gathered in the lobby of the Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center at UMass Lowell today to help the university honor former Steve Panagiotakos for his efforts on behalf of the university while serving in the Massachusetts State Senate. Besides Steve’s family and…

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Lowell Week in Review: April 9, 2017

Lowell Walks Kick-off Seventy people ventured to the North Common yesterday morning for the first Lowell Walk of the 2017 season. Our route took us across the Common, down Fletcher to Pawtucket to Salem and back to the beginning. Along the way we saw and talked about The North Common,…

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2016-17 Winter Weather Recap

With weather forecasters predicting temperatures in the 70s next week, perhaps we are done with winter weather for the season. Here is a recap of the snow we received over the past few months: December 5, 2016 – Monday – 1 inch of snow December 12, 2016 – Monday –…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: April 4, 2017

Council takes up a motion early: Councilor Elliott – Request City Council recognize Peter Kostoulakos for his contributions to restoring Mayoral portraits at Lowell City Hall. He has restored many Mayoral portraits at no charge to the city. Mr. Kostoulakos thanks the council and explains that the project started several…

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Lowell Week in Review: April 2, 2017

Lowell Justice Center On Wednesday of this past week, a representative of the state agency that is overseeing the work on the Lowell Justice Center visited Middlesex Superior Court to give a briefing on the status of the new Lowell Justice Center. He said that construction is proceeding on schedule,…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: March 28, 2017

Motion response: Naming rights of city owned parcels. Law department rules that council does have “naming rights” for parks and fields for a fee provided there is compliance with a bid process. The money will be re-invested in the facility where the advertising appears. Motion response: Business improvement district for…

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