Mimi at www.leftinlowell.com posted yesterday about the shootings and killing at the New Year’s Eve party on Grand Street. The Lower Highlands Neighborhood Group is asking concerned people to gather at 2 p.m. at Armory Park, just off the Lord Overpass at Westford and Grand streets, to honor the victims and to push back against violence in that neighborhood and anywhere. There will be a procession down Grand Street to place memorial ribbons. Everyone is invited to participate. This is an opportunity to make a powerful community statement.
Greg at The New Englander has the full message sent by Taya Dixon Mullane, president of the LHNG, asking people to rally at Armory Park today.
The purpose of this event is to honor victims of violence and send a clear message throughout the Lower Highlands and the City of Lowell that violence will not be tolerated in our community. LHNG is supported entirely by volunteers and works to maintain and improve the quality of life in the Lower Highlands neighborhood of Lowell. Our work focuses on achieving three primary goals: public safety, neighborhood beautification, and community building. Please visit our website at http://sites.google.com/site/lowerhighlands/ for more information.