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Lowell City Council Meeting: November 17, 2015

Vote to appoint a City Auditor. Councilor Leahy instead moves to repost the position. Councilor Belanger says he supports the motion but says we should emphasize that in addition to the stated salary, it includes a $4500 stipend for being on the retirement board. Councilor Kennedy concurs with these suggestions…

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Lord Overpass Meeting Report

Last evening (November 16, 2015), the city of Lowell’s Department of Planning and Development held a public meeting at the Senior Center on the Lord Overpass Redevelopment project. More than 100 residents attended. The meeting opened with remarks by City Manager Kevin Murphy, State Senator Eileen Donoghue, and State Representative…

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Lowell Week in Review: November 15, 2015

Lord Overpass Public Meeting Tomorrow night at 6 pm at the Senior Center at Broadway and Fletcher, the Lowell Department of Planning and Development will hold a public meeting on the Lord Overpass renovation project. The consultants who are designing the new version of the Overpass will be on hand…

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Electing Lowell’s Mayor

For those of you interested in who will become Mayor of Lowell for the next two years, here is some history of past Mayoral elections: 1966 – Monday, January 3 – Edward Early – elected unanimously on the first ballot. Sam Pollard, Bob Maguire, John Cox, Richard Howe, Tom Crowley,…

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My view ~ Marty Meehan Lowell neighborhood kid becomes President of the University of Massachusetts

My view from the visitor’s gallery/EM Kennedy Institute for the US Senate   A few thoughts about Marty Meehan’s rise from a Lowell neighborhood kid to becoming President of the University of Massachusetts…  I’ve known Marty since he was fifteen years old … while we haven’t always run in the…

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After decades of work ~ Lowell Police Court Naturalization Records Available

Genealogist Walter Hickey has long wanted and worked hard for years to have these Lowell Police Court Naturalization records available for informational and research purposes. In partnership with LowellIrish, the links to search these records are now available on-line. Along with his research in Lowell Irish History, the history of…

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Mehmed Ali: War and Peace

Fred Faust, principal of The Edge Group, Inc., a real estate consulting firm, previously was an assistant to U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas. He shares the following essay: This is another entry in a series about people in the Greater Lowell area who have taken initiative and achieved special things including…

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Lowell Week in Review: November 8, 2015

City Election Voters opted to stay the course on Tuesday, reelecting all incumbents on the ballot including eight city councilors and two school committee members. Even those elected already had connections with city government: Jim Leary, the new city councilor, was an incumbent school committee member; three of the four…

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