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Lowell Week in Review: January 14, 2018

Climate Resiliency I really enjoyed the 50 degree temperatures we had on Friday, even with the rain. Two weeks of sub-freezing and often sub-zero weather was tough to take. I didn’t mind the 12 inches of snow we picked up a week ago Thursday, but the image from that storm…

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Lowell Week in Review: January 7, 2018

Mayor Samaras On Tuesday morning, City Councilors elected William Samaras to be the next Mayor of Lowell. Here is how the roll call vote went: Councilor Cirillo: “Bill Samaras” Councilor Conway: “John Leahy” Councilor Elliott: “John Leahy” Councilor Kennedy: “William Samaras” Councilor Leahy: “John Leahy” Councilor Mercier: “John Leahy” Councilor…

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Lowell Year in Review: 2017

Lowell High School – Future Location Cawley or Downtown? Like weekly episodes of a dramatic television miniseries, that was the question that confronted the people of Lowell throughout 2017. The process was slow to start, but then one group of residents mobilized a vigorous campaign to build an entirely new…

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Lowell Week in Review: December 17, 2017

Discussion of two proposed modifications to the city’s zoning code dominated last Tuesday’s Lowell City Council meeting. Both involved parking and both were rejected by councilors. The first would have eliminated the parking requirement for a microbusiness, meaning a business in a small space with few employees. This amendment was…

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Lowell Week in Review: December 10, 2017

This coming Tuesday will be the last city council meeting of the year and of the 2016-17 council term. The first item on the agenda, under Mayor’s Business, is “Recognition – Mayor’s Holiday Fest Committee.” That event – the First Annual Mayor’s Holiday Fest – took place on November 28,…

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