Lowell

DIY Community Idea Summit

This coming Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 6:30pm at Lemon & Thyme Bistro, 491 Dutton Street (the former American Textile History Museum), DIY Lowell will host its annual Community Ideas Summit. This event is free and open to the public. DIY Lowell is a community-led initiative that allows ordinary citizens…

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‘9/11 at Home’

Remembering those persons who perished on 9/11 today, especially those with local connections. This entry is cross-posted from my blog at paulmarion.com Posting this on 9/11/2019 in memory of John Ogonowski of Dracut, Mass., where I grew up, and the other persons affiliated with the University of Massachusetts-Lowell who perished,…

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2,860 Miles in Lowell

An essay from David Daniel in honor of the first day of school, with a lesson for all of us . . . 2,860 Miles in Lowell By David Daniel Roughly the distance from Boston to L.A. or back and forth to NYC seven times. That’s how far we went.…

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Thoughts on a New Voting System for Lowell

The settlement of the Voting Rights lawsuit against the city of Lowell identified six new ways of electing city councilors and school committee members. This coming Tuesday, councilors will select two of the six as the “finalists.” The two will appear on the city election ballot on November 5, 2019,…

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Changing Lowell’s Voting Method

The city of Lowell hosted an information session last evening at the Lowell Senior Center to acquaint residents with the election system options available in the settlement of the lawsuit against the city for alleged violations of the federal Voting Rights Act. The primary speaker was Professor Theodore Arrington who…

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