Lowell

Political Consequences of the Lowell High Debate

Mimi Parseghian shares her observations on how the Lowell High debate is changing the political process in Lowell. Political Consequences of the Lowell High Debate By Mimi Parseghian The “high school decision” is going to make or break some political lives.  The City of Lowell has not seen this kind…

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Lowell Week in Review: February 19, 2017

New Lowell High School Talk of the new Lowell High project dominated the city this past week. There was Tuesday’s council meeting, the “committee of the whole” council gathering on Thursday that included 16 public speakers, a blizzard of comments on Facebook, and the bombshell news that the intended footprint…

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More on Immigration Enforcement in Lowell

The following is from Mimi Parseghian More on Immigration Enforcement in Lowell By Mimi Parseghian In his report of the City Council meeting as well as his Sunday review, Dick has given a good recap of what occurred. I fully understand that under this highly charged political atmosphere the issue…

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Snow Reports: Feb. 12, 2017

Web photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons (Credit: Bear Golden Retriever) My co-bloggers may pick up on this post, this thread, as the storm goes on. But my in the moment report is that here in The Flats (named for the many tenements in this borderland of Back Central, according to…

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Lowell Week in Review: February 12, 2017

Hamilton Canal District: Third Time’s the Charm? With all the attention given to the new Lowell High School project lately, news that WinnCompanies withdrew as the Master Developer of the Hamilton Canal District nearly slipped by unnoticed. This is unfortunate news, but not unexpected given the conflicting visions that have…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: February 7, 2017

Lowell High School City Manager Murphy introduces a presentation on the new Lowell High School. He explains that there were ten options but that the state suggests reducing it to four. That happened this morning at the city’s school building committee. He cautions that these are still preliminary and that…

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Lowell Week in Review: February 5, 2017

Lowell High School The New Lowell High School project continues to dominate local news. Tuesday night, the architects will do a presentation for the city council on various “conceptual options” with “very preliminary” cost estimates for each. The presentation slides are in the city council packet in case you want…

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Lowell Waterways Vitality Initiative Update

Last night a big crowd packed Luna Theater at Mill No. 5 to hear the latest on the Lowell Waterways Vitality Initiative. After introductions by James Ostis of Lowell Heritage Partnership, Mayor Ed Kennedy spoke of the importance of festivals in Lowell. He said they are important in two ways:…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: January 31, 2017

Motion Responses Referendum on New High School – Councilor Belanger explains putting a referendum question on November ballot is fairly easy, but state timetable requires the city to make decisions earlier than would be needed to delay that decision until the November election. City Manager explains that the city has…

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