Lowell

Dorothy Estes: LHS class of 1911

The above plaque was recently found while preparing for this summer’s renovation work at Lowell High School. The plaque reads: In Memory of Dorothy Estes 1896-1916 “Greater love hath no ma than this. That a man lay down his life for his friends.” Erected by the Class of 1911 Dorothy…

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Brad Buitenhuys on Lowell Litter Krewe

Tomorrow there will be more of us An interview with Brad Buitenhuys about the Lowell Litter Krewe By Babz Clough Tell me about yourself. I grew up not far from Lowell, and realized I could graduate high school a semester early, but I needed to have a plan. I applied…

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The Old(ish) Ballgame

The Old(ish) Ballgame By Jack Neary Lowell native and baseball nut Jack Neary is a playwright, director, and actor. His plays have been produced worldwide, and he has appeared in the films THE TOWN and BLACK MASS. His website is jacknearyonline.com.   I stood at home plate at Shedd Park, in…

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Clay Pit Cemetery

The Clay Pit Cemetery, also known as Claypit, is lies between the Pawtucket Boulevard and Varnum Ave in Lowell’s Pawtucketville neighborhood. To better fix its location, the cemetery is east of the new Market Basket, north of the bowling alley (once Brunswick Lanes), west of Townsend Ave, and south of…

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Bookstores in Lowell

Saturday’s The Lowell Review launch event at lala books reminded me that a bookstore is a great gathering place and an integral part of the life of a community. We’re fortunate to have lala books and another newly opened bookstore in Mill No. 5 called Lowell Book Company. We also…

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The Lowell Review at lala books

Thanks to everyone who attended yesterday’s “launch” of The Lowell Review 2022 at lala books at 189 Market Street in Lowell. Paul Marion and I were there from 11 am until 1 pm and over the course of those two hours close to 50 people showed up. Included were several…

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A Decade of Digging

A Decade of Digging By John Wooding President of Mill City Grows This year Mill City Grows (MCG) celebrates 10 years of working with the Lowell community to promote food justice, locally grown organic food, and food education. Founded by Francey Slater and Lydia Sisson, MCG has grown from an…

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