Lowell

Lowell Roundup: February 15, 2019

Mimi Parseghian shares her observations on politics and current events this week: Thursday’s news of Amazon not pursuing new headquarters in New York City in spite of a $3 billion tax break, coupled with GE having to give back $87 million to Massachusetts for not meeting the employment quota it…

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Lowell Week in Review: February 10, 2019

Lowell Quarter Launch Event There are certain public events that help define Lowell. Some, like the first time the National Folk Festival was in Lowell or the first game played by the Lowell Spinners baseball team, you expect to be memorable. Others sneak up on you. That’s what happened Wednesday…

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Lowell Roundup: February 8, 2019

Mimi Parseghian shares her observations on politics and current events this week: Almost every week, City Manage Eileen Donoghue bring forth appointments of Lowell residents to various boards and commissions.  Last April, responding to a Council motion, the Administration presented a comprehensive list of all the members on the Boards…

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Lowell Week in Review: February 3, 2019

Lowell Quarter Release Excitement is building for Wednesday’s launch of the new Lowell quarter. The event begins at 10am (on February 6, 2019) at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium which will be packed with school children and members of the community. Once the formal festivities are over, you can cash in…

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Lowell Week in Review: January 27, 2019

Open for Business Thanks to everyone at Lowell National Historical Park for the rapid re-opening just hours after the 35 day federal government shutdown ended. With an early tweet yesterday morning, the Park announced that it would be open its regular Saturday hours. It’s been said that you don’t appreciate…

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Lowell Roundup: January 24, 2019

 Mimi Parseghian shares some observations on Lowell politics for this week:  SCHOOL BUDGET FORMULA On Wednesday, Governor Charlie Baker introduced his budget for Fiscal 2020 and according to the Globe it includes a “$1.1 billion, seven-year overhaul of the state’s embattled school budget formula, the centerpiece of a $42.7 billion…

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Lowell Week in Review: January 18, 2019

 Charter Change “Executive Session – Regarding matter of litigation, namely Huot, et al, v. City of Lowell, public discussion of which could have a detrimental effect on the city’s position.” The above item appears on the agenda for this week’s Lowell City Council meeting. The same item was on the…

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Lowell Politics: January 17, 2019

Mimi Parseghian shares some observations on Lowell politics for this week: I have just read that Councilor David Conway will be submitting a motion requesting a non-binding referendum on the election system.  According to the Sun article “The ballot question would ask voters whether they want to maintain Lowell’s at-large…

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