Lowell Round-Up: June 22, 2018

Mimi Parseghian shares her observations on the past week in Lowell: It was a slow political week in Lowell but not in our country. It has become difficult to have a civil discussion on immigration.  We live in the age where so many believe that they are entitled to their…

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Lowell Places: Superior Courthouse

“Lowell Places” is a new category of blog posts that will appear from time-to-time to tell the story of buildings, parks, bridges and other structures of historical interest in Lowell, Massachusetts. Incorporated as a town in 1826 and a city in 1836, the rapid growth of Lowell brought an increase…

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Lowell Week in Review: June 16, 2018

Real Estate Trends: Prices Up With 2018 nearly half over, some trends in local real estate have become apparent. For the entire Middlesex North District (which consists of Lowell, Billerica, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, Westford and Wilmington), the number of sales from January 2018 through the end of…

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Lowell Round-Up: June 15, 2018

Mimi Parseghian shares her observations on the past week in Lowell: This week’s City Council meeting had two separate discussions on marijuana. With the impending launching of the recreational cannabis industry, the Councilors have begun to count the tax revenue that is estimated to be generated by these sales.  There…

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The Evolution of Land Records

From hand-copied book pages in cursive to digital images that have never existed on paper, the records at the Registry of Deeds have become more accessible through the evolution of information technology. Here’s the story of how that has happened at the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds: One of the…

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Homestead Seminar in Chelmsford

Tomorrow (June 13, 2018) at 10:30 a.m. at the Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Road, North Chelmsford, I will present a free Homestead Seminar for anyone who is interested. By filing a Declaration of Homestead at the Registry of Deeds, homeowners protect their homes from creditors. The process if simple:…

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