Lowell

Chaz Scoggins on Leaving Baseball

Chaz Scoggins on Leaving Baseball By David Daniel On a cool weekday morning in October, looking comfortably rumpled in jeans and T-shirt that reads “Brooklyn Wonders, Players League 1890,” Chaz Scoggins sits in the Purple Carrot café on Merrimack Street in Lowell and talks baseball. The MLB season isn’t over…

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City of Learning Event on Nov 10

John Wooding shared the following: First Annual Recognition and Awards Ceremony Lowell City of Learning Please join us on November 10, 2022, at 5pm at the Richard & Nancy Donahue Academic Arts Centre at MCC, 240 Central Street in Lowell, for the presentation of the  first Patrick J. Mogan Learning…

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Joseph R Ouellette Bridge

On Friday, October 21, 2022, the Lowell Waterways Vitality Initiative in partnership with Greater Lowell Community Foundation “lit up” the Joseph R. Ouellette Bridge. The initial bridge lighting was streamed live on the organization’s Facebook page and is archived there for on-demand viewing. In 1881, Lowell residents voted to add…

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Halloween in the Highlands

Halloween in the Highlands By Louise Peloquin October was an exciting month in the 60’s. Jack o’lanterns, corn stalks and old sheet ghosts set the scene. Prepping was taken very seriously in the run-up to the big day. For us cousins living in a two-family house, getting into the Halloween…

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Lowell Cemetery tours this weekend

On Saturday, October 15, and on Sunday, October 16, both at 10 am, I’ll lead walking tours of historic Lowell Cemetery. Both tours will begin at the Knapp Avenue entrance and will last about 90 minutes. No need to register in advance, just show up. There’s plenty of parking inside…

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Cornelius F. Kiernan Judicial Center

As the FY2023 state budget was being finalized a few months ago, State Senator Edward Kennedy inserted the following language: “SECTION 55A. The Lowell Judicial Center in the city of Lowell shall be designated and known as the Cornelius F. Kiernan Judicial Center, in memory of the late honorable Cornelius…

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Lowell Monuments to Women

Here’s my list of monuments in Lowell that are dedicated to women. Hopefully there are some that I’ve missed because there are more than 600 monuments or things dedicated to people in the city so there is a definite gender imbalance. Lowell Monuments to Women Mary Bacigalupo Park – Shattuck…

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The Origin of the Lowell Memorial Auditorium

These are my remarks from the 100th anniversary celebration of the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on September 21, 2022. The Origin of the Lowell Memorial Auditorium By Richard P. Howe Jr. September 21, 2022 The idea for a memorial auditorium in Lowell first surfaced within a month of the end of…

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