Martin Luther King Jr in Lowell

In honor of today’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, here’s a reminder that King visited Lowell on April 12, 1953. Rev. Otto Loverude, the pastor of the First United Baptist Church on Church Street, had invited King who was then a student in the doctoral program at Boston University…

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Lowell Year in Review: 2019

Each year since the birth of this blog I’ve posted a “year in review” article that highlighted some of the big local events of the year just completed. Although I stepped away from blogging for most of 2019, I hope to resume posting on a regular basis in 2020. However,…

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Community Preservation Act update

At the November 5, 2019, city election, the voters of Lowell overwhelmingly adopted the Community Preservation Act. There were 5,026 votes in favor (58 percent) versus 3,653 votes against (42 percent). Of the 33 precincts in the city, 29 voted Yes and only 4 voted No. This makes Lowell the…

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