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Alison

Alison By David Daniel At six p.m. the bar in the hotel lobby in Montego Bay is already busy, revelers tuning up to ring in the New Year. Passing, carrying my suitcase and a large gym bag, I hear someone call my name. Carl and Babs, a couple I got…

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Lowell Politics Newsletter: April 14, 2024

In last week’s newsletter I wrote of the coming confrontation between the Lowell City Council and Sal Lupoli over his failure to commence work on one of the two buildings he had agreed to construct in the Hamilton Canal Innovation District (HCID). The Council’s Economic Development subcommittee heard from Mr.…

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Liberty Bonds

Liberty Bonds – (PIP #27) By Louise Peloquin Last week’s peek into the past – “The Franco-Americans of Lowell in the War effort” – mentions World War II government bonds. (1) Twenty-seven years earlier, during World War I, L’Etoile was also encouraging its readership to purchase them. L’Etoile – October 24, 1917…

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Opening Day

Opening Day By Ed DeJesus My wife and I retired in Fort Myers, FL, home of the Red Sox spring training games played at Jet Blue Park, AKA Fenway South. With dimensions identical to Fenway Park, including the height of the Green Monster, the distance from home plate to all…

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Lowell Politics newsletter: March 31, 2024

The most significant news from Lowell City Hall last Tuesday night was not the City Council meeting, which was unremarkable, but from the Council’s Economic Development Subcommittee which met before the regular Council meeting. UMass Lowell Chancellor Julie Chen made a presentation to the subcommittee on the University’s “Lowell Innovation…

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