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Lowell Week in Review: March 4, 2018

Private Dormitory on Merrimack Street The private dormitory proposed to be constructed by Union Lowell LLC at the former Jeanne d’Arc Credit Union site on the Merrimack-Cabot-Market streets block will be back before the Planning Board for a public hearing tomorrow night (Monday, March 5, 2018). This proposal contemplates building…

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Lowell Week in Review: February 25, 2018

Pollard Memorial Library update The long awaited re-opening of the Pollard Memorial Library will HOPEFULLY take place this Wednesday. Closed since a burst pipe flooded the place during an early January freeze, the damage has been repaired. The library is the hub of literary, cultural and educational events for people…

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Barnes & Noble supports Lowell Library

The Barnes & Noble bookstore at 235 Daniel Webster Highway in Nashua will host one of its BOOKFAIRS tomorrow (Saturday, February 17, 2018) to support the Pollard Memorial Library and it’s recovery from the water damage sustained earlier this winter. Anyone who buys a book tomorrow at the store and…

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Lowell Week in Review: February 11, 2018

Union Apartments before the Planning Board Last Sunday’s Lowell Week in Review looked at the Union Apartment private dormitory proposal for upper Merrimack Street. This past Monday, the Lowell Planning Board conducted a preliminary review of that project which would sit on the former Jeanne d’Arc Credit Union site at…

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Lowell Week in Review: February 4, 2018

The Union Apartments The Lowell Planning Board meets this Monday (February 5, 2018) at 6:30 pm in the City Council chambers. Among the items on the agenda is “Preliminary Site Plan Application for 650 Merrimack Street” also known as The Union Apartments. The city’s website has nine documents about the…

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The Library and the Community

Mimi Parseghian shares her thoughts on the Pollard Memorial Library which is closed indefinitely due to water damage from a burst pipe. Hearing the news of the damage at Lowell’s Pollard Memorial Library was as if I heard a friend got into a bad car accident.  I know the injury…

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Lowell Week in Review: January 28, 2018

Development News and Updates Looking at the “pending projects” pages for the Lowell Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and Conservation Commission always provides some interesting information. Here are some new projects, or modified old projects, that caught my attention. Hamilton Canal District Parking Garage At the end of December,…

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Lowell Week in Review: January 21, 2018

Plastic Bags I suspect everyone knows that plastic bags are harmful to the environment. The very qualities that make them useful – they are lightweight, strong, inexpensive and water proof – also make them a problem. They do not biodegrade which means they do not deteriorate naturally, they only fragment…

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