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Lowell Week in Review: August 11, 2018

First Middlesex State Senate Race One of the contested races to be decided by the September 4, 2018, state primary will be for the Democratic nominee for the First Middlesex State Senate seat. That office has been vacant since Eileen Donoghue resigned the seat after being elected Lowell’s city manager.…

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Lowell Week in Review: August 5, 2018

New Suburbanism This past Wednesday I attended a Middlesex 3 Coalition conference called “Real Estate 2020: Building for the Future.” Middlesex 3 is a coalition of government and private sector stake holders located in nine towns located along Route 3. These communities are, from north to south, Tyngsborough, Westford, Chelmsford,…

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Lowell Round-Up: August 3, 2018

Mimi Parseghian reviews this week in Lowell politics: Lowell Round-Up: August 3, 2018 By Mimi Parseghian With the City taking a break to celebrate and host the Folk Festival, it was relatively quiet week for local politics.  But that was not the case on Beacon Hill, where the legislature finally…

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Lowell Week in Review: July 29, 2018

Lowell Folk Festival It’s hard to believe that this is the Folk Festival’s 32nd year in Lowell. Events Friday night and all day yesterday provide strong evidence that the Festival keeps getting better. The Friday night parade included delegations representing more than two dozen nationalities who have made Lowell their…

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Lowell Week in Review: July 22, 2018

Franco-American School Just a few weeks ago, several hundred people in evening wear visited the Franco-American School at 357 Pawtucket Street for the Coalition for a Better Acre’s big annual fund raiser. They got to see the building as it was. Now, the building has been transformed into a construction…

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Lowell Round-Up: July 20, 2018

Mimi Parseghian reviews this week in Lowell politics: Lowell Round-Up: July 20, 2018 By Mimi Parseghian Wednesday night’s School Committee meeting resulted in the Lowell School Superintendent, Salah Khelfaoui, being put on administrative leave. That action was a result of three motions co-introduced by School Committee members Jackie Doherty and…

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‘Hooky’ by Bob Hodge

Bob Hodge is one of the greatest runners to come out of Lowell and a graduate of Lowell High (1973) and the University of Lowell (1990). He shares another story about growing up and running in Lowell. Hooky By Bob Hodge I love to play hooky, and in high school…

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