Lowell

History of Charter Change in Lowell

Founded as a town in 1826, Lowell’s first governing body was a board of selectmen. The rapid growth of the mills made a city form of government preferable, and so in 1836 the state legislature granted Lowell a city charter. The city charter brought a new form of government consisting…

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Lowell Week in Review: November 19, 2017

City Election Follow-Up Last Tuesday’s city council meeting was pretty sedate, with barely a mention of the Lowell High project. That seems to reflect the will of most people in the city. This past election was like a Micky Ward v Arturo Gatti fight: the winners and the losers were…

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$100,000 Grant to Lowell Heritage Partnership for Waterways Vitality

MAJOR GRANT & AWARD FOR WATERWAYS VITALITY PROJECT The Lowell Heritage Partnership’s Waterways Vitality Initiative surged forward this month with several milestone achievements. The initiative’s recent successes include receipt of a $100,000 grant from the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation of Boston; a MassINC Innovation Award to be presented on November…

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Lord Overpass update

Members of Lowell’s Division of Planning and Development provided an update last evening on the remake of the Lord Overpass. Held at the Pollard Memorial Library’s public meeting room, the event drew about three dozen people, including Mayor Ed Kennedy, Councilors Bill Samaras, John Leahy and Rodney Elliott, and Councilors-elect…

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Lowell Week in Review: November 12, 2017

Post-Election Analysis After a campaign of many months, Lowell voters spoke on Tuesday. Their message was loud and clear: The nonbinding referendum in favor of keeping the high school downtown prevailed by a margin of 61% to 39% which, by any measure, is a landslide; the council’s existing 5 to…

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