Lowell City Council meeting: February 6, 2018

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER Motion Responses (see Mimi Parseghian’s “City Council Preview” post for more details on these reports): Pedestrian Safety at Intersection of Pawtucket Blvd. and Rourke Bridge. Councilor Conway thanks CM Murphy for the report. Says the report indicates pedestrian safety will be enhanced. Utopian Park Hydro Sculpture.…

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City Council Preview: Jan 6, 2018

Mimi Parseghian preview’s tomorrow night’s Lowell City Council meeting: The Agenda for the Lowell City Council’s sixth meeting of the year is relatively short compared to the previous two weeks. The motions that are responded to by the Administration are for the most part routine and provide updates rather than…

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Lowell Week in Review: February 4, 2018

The Union Apartments The Lowell Planning Board meets this Monday (February 5, 2018) at 6:30 pm in the City Council chambers. Among the items on the agenda is “Preliminary Site Plan Application for 650 Merrimack Street” also known as The Union Apartments. The city’s website has nine documents about the…

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The Old Question: Which Side Are You On?

Former FBI director James Comey speaks out on the GOP attacks on the agency.   We are at a very weird stage of our democracy,” former FBI counterterrorism special agent Ali Soufan told The Daily Beast on Thursday. “It’s not just about the FBI. It’s about loyalty to the president, or loyalty…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: January 30, 2018

MAYOR’S BUSINESS Recognition – African Cultural Association’s distinguished guest, Professor Plo Lumumba (legal educator, anti-corruption activist). Lumumba praises US for its willingness to take people from all over the world and bring them together. He says Africa struggles with Democracy. He thanks the Council for allowing him to come here…

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The Library and the Community

Mimi Parseghian shares her thoughts on the Pollard Memorial Library which is closed indefinitely due to water damage from a burst pipe. Hearing the news of the damage at Lowell’s Pollard Memorial Library was as if I heard a friend got into a bad car accident.  I know the injury…

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