Street Life in Lowell Today

About and about today: granite curbing installation continues on Wamesit Hill; quiet at the Pollard Memorial Library this morning but lots of fire apparatus in the adjacent street; many people relaxing, seeking a shaded seat in Mary Bacigalupo’s Shattuck Street Victorian Garden (above); Jerry Beck of Revolving Museum fame spotted on Middle Street; outdoor coffee sippers of the business type at “Rosie’s” on Hurd; firetruck and EMT/SUV busy at the UTEC construction site; sidewalk umbrellas ready to be unfurled for the lunch and dinner crowd; a young Park Ranger leading a gaggle of young visitors along Market Street – caught up with the “Rock the Vote” and UMass t-shirt clad group ready to board four “River Hawk” busses at the ULM/ICC to continue on the orientation tour; kids in carriages throughout the downtown with mom or dad in tow; uniformed crew enjoying the outdoors canalside behind Middlesex Community College; Middle Street near Central under reconstruction; a local gal toting a soft quilt prepping for tomorrow’s Boardinghouse Park outdoor concert; banners and baskets of pink flowers herald the first day of Summer – street life in Lowell.