Lowell City Council: February 28, 2017

Vote: To approve the four unranked options for Lowell High. Councilor Elliott moves to forward all four options to the state. But first there are 39 registered speakers to hear from: Chris Meehan of Kearney Drive – keep LHS downtown. Lives in Cawley neighborhood. Predicts putting LHS on Cawley will…

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Lowell Week in Review: February 26, 2017

Lowell High Update Just a couple of procedural notes on the Lowell High project: This coming Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm there will be a special meeting of the Lowell City Council in the Mayor’s Reception Room at City Hall. According to the meeting notice, the purpose of…

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Everyone Benefits from a New High School

City Councilor Dan Rourke shared the following message about the new Lowell High School: Everyone Benefits from a New High School By Dan Rourke The past few months have been the most engaging, debatable, sometimes frustrating, and by far and away is becoming the most contentious time during my short…

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Deed Restrictions and Cawley Stadium

One of the challenges about the real estate that forms the Cawley Stadium complex is that it’s a patchwork of parcels that have been compiled by the city over more than one hundred years. In this post, I try to trace the ownership chains of the various parcels to provide…

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Political Consequences of the Lowell High Debate

Mimi Parseghian shares her observations on how the Lowell High debate is changing the political process in Lowell. Political Consequences of the Lowell High Debate By Mimi Parseghian The “high school decision” is going to make or break some political lives.  The City of Lowell has not seen this kind…

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Lowell Week in Review: February 19, 2017

New Lowell High School Talk of the new Lowell High project dominated the city this past week. There was Tuesday’s council meeting, the “committee of the whole” council gathering on Thursday that included 16 public speakers, a blizzard of comments on Facebook, and the bombshell news that the intended footprint…

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