Author Archive

I Won’t Have to Shave

I Won’t Have To Shave By Ed DeJesus My father, Tony DeJesus, was born in Lowell in 1910. He served eight years in the Mass National Guard until his 26th Infantry Yankee Division was mustered into the Army in 1941 to join the WW II European forces. He was an…

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Living Madly: Natural Wonders

Living Madly: Natural Wonders By Emilie-Noelle Provost Looking directly at the sun for more than a few seconds will damage your retina. Because I didn’t have protective glasses to wear during the solar eclipse on April 8, I used the camera on my phone to watch the moon gradually overtake…

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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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