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2017 Lowell City Election Results

City Council Vesna Nuon – 7518 Edward Kennedy – 6483 John Leahy – 6114 Bill Samaras – 6094 Rita Mercier – 5730 Jim Millinazzo – 5688 Rodney Elliott – 5447 Dave Conway – 4974 Karen Cirillo – 4973 Sokhary Chau – 4756 Dan Rourke – 4729 Cory Belanger – 4722…

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Lowell Week in Review: November 4, 2017

Election Day Preview The polls open on Tuesday at 7 am and remain open until 8 pm. On the general election ballot, incumbents come first followed by challengers, each group listed alphabetically. The names on the council ballot will be listed as follows: Corey A. Belanger Rodney M. Elliott Edward…

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Lowell Week in Review: October 29, 2017

LHS at Boston Book Festival Among the nearly one hundred author sessions at yesterday’s Boston Book Festival was one called Defining Diversity which is also the title of a book published last May by a class of Lowell High students. Taking the stage at 11:30 am in the Boston Public…

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Lowell Week in Review: October 22, 2017

Urban Planning and Lowell High “Have you ever seen anything like this?” That’s a question repeatedly asked of me lately. It refers to the divisive fight over the location of Lowell High School, of course. My answer is, no, I have not seen anything like this. The fight over whether…

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Lowell Week in Review: October 15, 2017

Council Resumes Lowell High Debate This past Tuesday night at the Lowell City Council meeting, several new motions and a response to a previously made motion reignited the (new) Lowell High debate in the council chamber. The prior motion, by Councilor Jim Milinazzo, had asked for clarification of the various…

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Election Lawsuit Public Meeting

Last evening more than 100 people came to the Lowell Senior Center for an event sponsored by Lowell Votes, Lowell Alliance, Coalition for a Better Acre and Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association. The purpose of the meeting was to update everyone on the status of the lawsuit filed against the city…

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Lowell Week in Review: October 8, 2017

Hamilton Canal District Update At both Tuesday’s council meeting and at Thursday’s Lowell Plan breakfast, City Manager Kevin Murphy exuded enthusiasm about recent progress in the Hamilton Canal District. This despite the news that the city received not a single response to its Request For Proposals for a Master Developer…

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SJC decides Article 97 case

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday issued its opinion in Smith v City of Westfield (SJC-12243), a case that interpreted Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution. This case has been of interest to people in Lowell because the dispute mirrored questions raised here about the use of Cawley Stadium as…

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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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