Lowell

City Hall Monuments

Last weekend was the City Hall Monuments tour which was given as part of ArtWeek. Seventy people came on Saturday’s tour and 20 on Sunday’s (when rain threatened). Many who couldn’t make the two tours have asked me to post my notes online so they can get an idea of…

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Lowell Week in Review: April 29, 2018

Points of Light Lantern Celebration The 2nd annual Points of Light Lantern Celebration last night was a great success. A year ago, this event burst on the Lowell scene quite unexpectedly. Back then, despite very cold temperatures, hundreds of people gathered along the Western Canal in the heart of the…

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Lowell Week in Review: April 21, 2018

Earth Day Today is Earth Day which marks the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Lowell will celebrate with a downtown Earth Day Parade and Festival. The pre-parade activities begin at 11:30 am at Lowell National Park Visitor Center and the parade kicks off at 12:30. In the…

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Report on Voting Rights Lawsuit Meeting

Mimi Parseghian attended last week’s public meeting on the lawsuit brought by some Lowell residents against the city for alleged violations of the Federal Voting Rights Act. Here’s her report: Last Monday, April 9, a public gathering took place at the P.C.E.A. Neema Church, located on Coburn Street. It is…

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Lowell Week in Review: April 15, 2018

Reelect Richard Howe This year, I’m running for reelection as Register of Deeds. It’s been my honor to serve the people of the Middlesex North District for many years, and it would be a pleasure to continue to be of service. It’s time to make my case to you, the…

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Lowell Week in Review: April 8, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. in Lowell This past Wednesday – April 4, 2018, was the 50th anniversary of the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee. Did you know that Dr. King preached in Lowell on Sunday, April 12, 1953? He was in the midst of his doctoral…

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Lowell Week in Review: April 1, 2018

New City Manager Congratulations to Eileen Donoghue on her selection as Lowell’s seventeenth city manager. After voting for her unanimously on Tuesday night, the council assigned the task for negotiating an employment agreement to Mayor Samaras. This coming Tuesday night, one of the early items on the agenda is a…

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Lowell Week in Review: March 28, 2018

City Manager Selection This Tuesday night the city council will meet at 5 pm to interview the three finalists for the position of Lowell City Manager. The three applicants are State Senator Eileen Donoghue, MIT assistant dean James White of Marshfield, and Linda Millsaps, the director of a North Carolina…

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Lowell Week in Review: March 18, 2018

Happy St. Patrick’s Day St. Patrick’s Day is always a big deal in Lowell. I celebrated by joining Dave McKean and Walter Hickey on yesterday morning’s Acre Neighborhood Walking Tour which was part of Irish Cultural Week and also the kickoff of the 2018 Lowell walking tour season. Despite the…

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