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Living Madly: Hello?

Living Madly: Hello? By Emilie-Noelle Provost I’ve read several articles lately that discuss the problem of loneliness and what can be done about it. Over the past several years, it seems, the lack of human connection has become a problem for people of all ages. Even if loneliness doesn’t affect…

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Bag Lady

Song lyrics by Charles Gargiulo: BAG LADY This was originally published by the New Lowell Offering in 1977.  She drifts from the depots and bus stops To still the chill in her bones. She has to keep moving constantly To hide the fact she’s alone. When she stops to rest…

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Richard Howe Substack – August 13, 2023

The following was distributed earlier today as my weekly Substack newsletter on Lowell politics. If you’d like to receive this weekly update by email in the future, sign up here.  **** The Accessory Dwelling Unit zoning ordinance amendment was to be the big topic at Tuesday’s Lowell City Council meeting, but…

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North Common Walk this Saturday

This Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 10am, I’ll be leading a Lowell Walk of the North Common andd the Acre. The walk begins at the Murkland School and will last approximately 90 minutes. It’s free and no advanced registration is required. Just show up that morning prepared to hear some…

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The More Things Change

THE MORE THINGS CHANGE By Charlie Gargiulo Poor Man walking down a city street, to a mission hall where he can eat. At a light he has to wait for a limo with the right of way. The Rich man inside is very late. The more things change, the more…

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Richard Howe Substack – July 30, 2023

The following was distributed earlier today as my weekly Substack newsletter on Lowell politics. If you’d like to receive this weekly update by email in the future, sign up here.  **** Tuesday’s Lowell City Council meeting was dominated by the debate over Accessory Dwelling Units. That was the only substantive…

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Spanish-American War and Lowell

The efforts of the state of Florida to control the history curriculum being taught in its schools have been much in the news lately. With that in mind, it’s reasonable to ask, why does history change over time? Isn’t it just an account of what happened in the past? Historians…

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