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Lowell Week in Review: October 23, 2016

Early Voting Early voting for the November 8, 2016 presidential election starts tomorrow. This is the first year that early voting has been allowed in Massachusetts unless you fit the narrow requirements to vote by absentee ballot. The early voting period extends from tomorrow (October 24) to the Friday before…

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Poems About the Loom Lords

Moses Greeley Parker Lectures, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2 PM Kevin Gallagher – Poetry Reading: Lords of the Loom Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St., Downtown Lowell Gallagher will read and discuss his new book, “Loom,” which traces how the men who built the backbone of American capitalism—the…

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Lowell Week in Review: October 16, 2016

Lowell Walks wraps up 2016 season Yesterday’s beautiful weather drew 105 people to the final Lowell Walk of 2016. Jane Calvin of Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust led us along the Lawrence Street portion of the Concord River Greenway and then onto Centennial Island, the home of the West End…

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Western Avenue Studios: Link to Downtown

I’m more convinced than ever that the artists complex called Western Avenue Studios (WAS), with its base of nearly 300 resident artists, should have an easily accessible route to and from downtown and the city’s historic district. I was there yesterday with my UMass Lowell faculty colleague Adam Baacke and our…

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John F. Quealey, 1936-2016

John Quealey died last week and was buried yesterday. Many attended his wake at Fay-McCabe Funeral Home. While there, Tony Sampas captured the following images: When I became Register of Deeds, John was a custodian at the courthouse. We saw each other daily, and always spoke of Lowell, its people,…

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