Lowell

A Running Sage’s Thanksgiving Tale

Bob Hodge grew up in Lowell and went on to graduate from Lowell High (1973) and University of Lowell (1990). He was (and still is) one the greatest runners to come out of this region. He’s also a writer, having previously shared stories with us about his experiences with road…

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Lowell Week in Review: November 18, 2018

Digging into election results Last week I reported the statewide/district wide results for all races on the Lowell ballot for the November 6, 2018 state election including the total vote each candidate received in Lowell. Since then, I have obtained the precinct-by-precinct vote in all races. Rather than list all…

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Lowell Week in Review: November 11, 2018

Veterans Day Happy Veterans Day to all who served in the military forces of the United States. The Greater Lowell Veterans Council will hold its annual Veterans Day services at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium at 11 am today. All are invited to attend. Today is also the 100th anniversary of…

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Lowell Week in Review: October 14, 2018

Canalway Cultural District recognized nationally Lowell’s Canalway Cultural District was recently recognized by the American Planning Association (APA) of as one of five 2018 Great Neighborhoods in America. The others were the Village of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts; the Guthrie Historic District in Guthrie, Oklahoma; Historic Downtown Georgetown in Georgetown, Texas;…

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Lowell Week in Review: October 7, 2018

2018 Lowell Plan Breakfast This year’s Lowell Plan Breakfast was held on Friday, October 5, 2018, at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center. The theme of the event was “collective vision” for the city.   The morning began with remarks from two recent graduates of the Public Matters program.…

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Lowell Week in Review: September 30, 2018

Citywide Family Council Last Wednesday night several hundred people gathered at the Lowell Senior Center for the first meeting of the Citywide Family Council, the new name for the Citywide Parent Council which had ceased operation over the past five or ten years. This week’s event was hosted by the…

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Lowell Week in Review: September 23, 2018

Kinetic Sculpture Race For the third year in a row, yesterday’s Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race was a big success. A kinetic sculpture is an all-terrain, human-powered art sculpture engineered to race over roads, water, mud and sand. The race kicked off shortly after 10:30 am on Market Street with 11…

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Lowell Week in Review: September 16, 2018

Welcoming Week Lowell Congratulations to the organizers of the first-ever Welcoming Week Lowell which kicked off Friday night with a parade of flags that originated at different points around downtown and converged on the front steps of City Hall for a celebration of the city’s immigrant heritage. Events continued yesterday…

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Lowell Week in Review: September 9, 2018

Election Results Here are the results of the contested races from Tuesday’s Primary Election: Third Congressional District Lori Trahan – 18,368 votes (3,861 in Lowell) Dan Koh – 18,316 votes (992 in Lowell) Juana Matias – 12,914 votes (719 in Lowell) Barbara L’Italien – 12,890 votes (599 in Lowell) Rufus…

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