Lowell

Lowell Round-Up: May 25, 2018

Mimi Parseghian shares her observations on past week in Lowell politics: By now most of us have read about the disturbance last week in City Council chambers which prevented the Environmental and Flood Issues Sub-Committee from meeting.  The aftermath of the public discussion focused solely on the protestors and their…

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Lowell Week in Review: May 20, 2018

The Changing Housing Market The Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce held its 23rd Annual Municipal Breakfast on Tuesday at the Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford. The event featured remarks from Chelmsford Town Manager Paul Cohen, Billerica Town Manager John Curran, Dracut Town Manager James Duggan, Lowell City Manager Eileen Donoghue, Tewksbury…

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Lowell Round-Up: May 19, 2018

Lowell Round-Up is a new column in which Mimi Parseghian shares her observations on the week in Lowell politics. In the future, this column will appear on Friday mornings. There seems to be a lack of general interest in the three major contested elections this fall. Quite often candidates in…

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Lowell Week in Review: May 12, 2018

City Council Meeting I missed the live telecast of last Tuesday’s Lowell City Council meeting but I did watch a replay and posted my notes yesterday morning. Much of the meeting was about the funding crisis in this year’s Lowell School Department budget. School Committee members Jackie Doherty, Connie Martin,…

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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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