Professor Bob on the Lawrence Moment

UMass Lowell history professor and economic analyst Bob Forrant yesterday contributed an op-ed essay to the Eagle-Tribune newspaper of Greater Lawrence. In the piece, Bob makes a case for this being a turn-around moment in Lawrence based on positive facts, which are chipping away at the standard negative perception of Lawrence that is as rock-solid as the months-old snowbanks on our city streets in the river valley. Read the essay here, and adjust your glasses as you look downriver.

Note from the Eagle-Tribune: “A more detailed version of this essay is in MassBenchmarks, a joint publication of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the University of Massachusetts president’s office. Robert Forrant, a member of the History Dpartment at UMass Lowell, is on the editorial board of MassBenchmarks. “