Lowell

The Globe’s Tale of Two Cities article

The Boston Globe yesterday in “A tale of two cities, and both of them are Lowell,” examined the competing views of what Lowell should look like moving into the future. The in-depth article, with quotes from former Mayor Bud Caulfield to recent Lowell High graduate Elmer Martinez, and many in…

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Lowell Week in Review: September 3, 2017

Lowell School Committee vs City of Lowell The full name of the case is Lowell School Committee versus City of Lowell, by and through its City Manager and the Lowell City Council, Docket Number 1781CV02593. It was filed in Middlesex Superior Court on August 31, 2017, and was assigned to…

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Lowell Week in Review: August 27, 2017

MSBA Defers Lowell High Decision The Massachusetts School Building Authority’s Board of Directors took up the Lowell High School project on Wednesday. The relevant item on the agenda said “recommendation for preferred schematic design for the city of Attleboro, the city of Fall River, the town of Harvard, the city…

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Lowell Week in Review: August 13, 2017

Congressional Election The big news this week – if you set aside the possibility of a nuclear exchange between North Korea and the United States – was the announcement by Niki Tsongas that she would not seek reelection to Congress in 2018. After Tsongas released her news this past Tuesday,…

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Lowell Week in Review: August 6, 2017

City Election The late Paul Sullivan (of WBZ, WLLH, and Lowell Sun fame) used to say that between Independence Day and Labor Day, candidates for city office should go to Hampton Beach because in the summer, there are more Lowell voters there than there were in the city. I’m not…

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Lowell Week in Review: July 30, 2017

New Lowell High: Buyer’s Remorse? One of the many things that has amazed me about the new Lowell High issue has been the abscense of an in-depth discussion of whether tax payers will be willing to pay for it. City officials have often said we have the “excess levy capacity”…

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