Lowell

LHS Distinguished Alumni

Ken Wallace previews this year’s Lowell High School Distinguished Alumni ceremony. The names of the 2018 inductees will be announced early next week. Lowell High School Distinguished Alumni By Kendall Wallace LOWELL—-The city’s high school has certainly gone through a rough couple of years as the community was deeply divided…

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Lowell Week in Review: September 2, 2018

Primary Election The big news this week is the run-up to the Primary Election on Tuesday. There are a number of hotly contested races, mostly on the Democratic side. Here are the contested offices that will appear on my ballot: Governor Jay Gonzalez of Needham Bob Massie of Somerville Lieutenant…

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Lowell Week in Review: August 26, 2018

Fifty years of Congressional elections With the hotly contested Democratic Primary for the Third Congressional District just nine days away, I’m using today’s post to review 50 years of elections in the Third, formerly known as the Fifth, Congressional District. (I have omitted some of the primaries in which the…

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“Moulin Rouge”: Red Mill

I’m cross-posting this from the blog on my paulmarion.com website. This is a sidebar piece from my book Mill Power: The Origin and Impact of Lowell National Historical Park (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014). I worked in Lowell for decades, including many years when I helped to create the national park. Everybody in…

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Lowell Week in Review: August 19, 2018

Southeast Asian Water Festival The 22nd Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival took place on the north bank of the Merrimack River yesterday. Despite two episodes of heavy rain, the festival attracted a big crowd and provided an amazing celebration of the food, music, dance and culture of the countries of…

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Lowell Week in Review: August 11, 2018

First Middlesex State Senate Race One of the contested races to be decided by the September 4, 2018, state primary will be for the Democratic nominee for the First Middlesex State Senate seat. That office has been vacant since Eileen Donoghue resigned the seat after being elected Lowell’s city manager.…

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Lowell Week in Review: August 5, 2018

New Suburbanism This past Wednesday I attended a Middlesex 3 Coalition conference called “Real Estate 2020: Building for the Future.” Middlesex 3 is a coalition of government and private sector stake holders located in nine towns located along Route 3. These communities are, from north to south, Tyngsborough, Westford, Chelmsford,…

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Lowell Round-Up: August 3, 2018

Mimi Parseghian reviews this week in Lowell politics: Lowell Round-Up: August 3, 2018 By Mimi Parseghian With the City taking a break to celebrate and host the Folk Festival, it was relatively quiet week for local politics.  But that was not the case on Beacon Hill, where the legislature finally…

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Lowell Week in Review: July 29, 2018

Lowell Folk Festival It’s hard to believe that this is the Folk Festival’s 32nd year in Lowell. Events Friday night and all day yesterday provide strong evidence that the Festival keeps getting better. The Friday night parade included delegations representing more than two dozen nationalities who have made Lowell their…

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