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Lowell Week in Review: July 22, 2017

2017 Lowell Folk Festival This year’s Lowell Folk Festival kicks off Friday night with a parade at 6:30 pm and the opening ceremony at Boarding House Park at 7 pm. The Festival website provides a full schedule of performances and activities. Musical performers this year include an Afro-Venezuelan group from…

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Lowell Week in Review: July 16, 2017

Thanks to Paul Marion for pinch hitting for me in this space last Sunday. I was away for a few days visiting Washington, DC, and vicinity. In a way, the trip became a hunt for Lowell connections in American history. I found many, which I will write about separately in…

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Lowell Week in Review: July 2, 2017

Re-Use of Lowell High Buildings The road to the yellow brick condominiums on Kirk Street hit a few bumps at last week’s council meeting. For months we’ve heard about the upscale residences and their wealthy occupants that will occupy the current Lowell High buildings once the students and staff are…

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Observations on the Lowell High Debate

Observations on the Lowell High Debate By Fred Faust Dick Howe expressed the view that Lowell’s social and economic life lies in the values of being a city and not trying to be a suburban wannabe. The city versus the suburbs was a frequent debate point in last evening’s debate,…

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Council Picks Cawley by 5 to 4 vote

Lowell City Council Meeting: June 20, 2017 Vote – Approve a preferred site for Lowell High School. 64 speakers registered to speak. [Resident speakers began at 6:45 pm. They seemed about evenly divided between Cawley and Downtown Option 3. The public input portion of the meeting ended at 10:58]. Mayor…

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Lowell Week in Review: June 18, 2018

The City as a Classroom The City as a Classroom. That’s what Pat Mogan used to say. In the late 1990s, I interviewed Dr. Mogan several times to prepare for an LTC program which gave me some first-hand exposure into how he thought about Lowell. Mogan was a lifelong educator,…

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