Lowell

UMass Lowell Honors Steve Panagiotakos

More than 250 people gathered in the lobby of the Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center at UMass Lowell today to help the university honor former Steve Panagiotakos for his efforts on behalf of the university while serving in the Massachusetts State Senate. Besides Steve’s family and…

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Lowell Week in Review: April 9, 2017

Lowell Walks Kick-off Seventy people ventured to the North Common yesterday morning for the first Lowell Walk of the 2017 season. Our route took us across the Common, down Fletcher to Pawtucket to Salem and back to the beginning. Along the way we saw and talked about The North Common,…

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2016-17 Winter Weather Recap

With weather forecasters predicting temperatures in the 70s next week, perhaps we are done with winter weather for the season. Here is a recap of the snow we received over the past few months: December 5, 2016 – Monday – 1 inch of snow December 12, 2016 – Monday –…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: April 4, 2017

Council takes up a motion early: Councilor Elliott – Request City Council recognize Peter Kostoulakos for his contributions to restoring Mayoral portraits at Lowell City Hall. He has restored many Mayoral portraits at no charge to the city. Mr. Kostoulakos thanks the council and explains that the project started several…

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Lowell Week in Review: April 2, 2017

Lowell Justice Center On Wednesday of this past week, a representative of the state agency that is overseeing the work on the Lowell Justice Center visited Middlesex Superior Court to give a briefing on the status of the new Lowell Justice Center. He said that construction is proceeding on schedule,…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: March 28, 2017

Motion response: Naming rights of city owned parcels. Law department rules that council does have “naming rights” for parks and fields for a fee provided there is compliance with a bid process. The money will be re-invested in the facility where the advertising appears. Motion response: Business improvement district for…

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Lowell Week in Review: March 26, 2017

This past Tuesday night I attended the Commonwealth Conversations event at UMass Lowell which featured twelve State Senators visiting Lowell to listen to the concerns of area residents. It was an impressive event which I wrote about in a separate post. Please take a look at it if you haven’t…

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Lowell Week in Review: March 19, 2017

City Council Meeting With the cancellation of last Tuesday’s council meeting due to winter storm Stella, this coming Tuesday’s meeting will be a long one. The eleven motions related to the Lowell High expansion that I wrote about last Sunday will all be heard, plus the council will take up…

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