Lowell

Lowell Week in Review: October 1, 2017

This week’s column is devoted entirely to the results of last Tuesday’s Preliminary City Council Election. Although I did check the agenda for the upcoming city council meeting. There is no truth to the rumor that, in response to the results of the preliminary election, several councilors had filed a…

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2017 Preliminary Election Results

2017 Lowell Preliminary Election Results Results from the September 26, 2017 preliminary election. 7680 people voted which constitutes 11.7 percent of all registered voters. Here is the order of finish and votes: Ed Kennedy – 3266 John Leahy – 3262 Bill Samaras – 3254 Vesna Nuon – 3095 Rita Mercier…

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Lowell Week in Review: September 24, 2017

2017 Preliminary Election Lowell’s preliminary election for the city council is this Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Polls will be open from 7am until 8pm. If you want to vote in the preliminary election but are not sure of where you are supposed to vote, Secretary of State William Galvin’s website…

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Charter Change Subcommittee Meeting Report

The city council’s Ad Hoc Subcommittee on a possible change to the city’s charter met last night (September 20, 2017) at the Lowell Senior Center. Present were Subcommittee Chair Jim Leary and member Councilor Bill Samaras. Also present were Councilors Rita Mercier and Corey Belanger, and City Manager Kevin Murphy,…

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Lowell Charter Change Meeting Tonight

Tonight at 6 pm at the Lowell Senior Center, 276 Broadway, the city council’s Ad Hoc Charter Review Committee will meet to discuss possible changes to the organization of Lowell’s government and to how we elect our city councilors. The choice of meeting site and past practice of this committee…

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‘Jack Kerouac Dreaming’ by Dan Sklar

The annual Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! literary festival is coming up, October 5-9. Here’s the schedule of events. My writing colleague from Somerville, Mass., Doug Holder, sent us this poem by his fellow faculty member at Endicott College, Dan Sklar, who teaches creative writing. Dan’s latest book, Flying Cats, Actually Swooping, was published…

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Lowell Week in Review: September 17, 2017

Creaticity Festival Congratulations to the Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL) and all its partners and participants in the brand new Lowell Art & Maker Festival, aka Creaticity, which began yesterday on Market Street and continues today from noon until 6 pm. Fifty tents line both sides of Market Street, filled…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: September 12, 2017

Communications from City Manager (Most of these were reviewed in Sunday’s Week in Review blog post. Below are comments beyond what was included in the printed reports to councilors, so were board appointments and resignations). Update on River Meadow Brook Trail. Manager Murphy said he met with Peter Gervais and…

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