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Lowell Week in Review: March 6, 2016

Kronos Comes to Lowell The big news in Lowell this week was the announcement on Monday that technology company Kronos will be moving from Chelmsford to Lowell to occupy an entire tower at Cross Point (See Kronos press release). Everyone has heard of Kronos, a technology company that makes software…

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See you at Mill No. 5 TODAY

Please stop by Mill No. 5 on Jackson Street today between noon and 5 pm. The theme this month is PAPER and I’ll be there all day with a table for my two Lowell books and plenty of info about Lowell Walks. Paul Marion will be right beside me with…

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Paul Marion remarks at Retirement Party

Last night several hundred people gathered at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center to honor co-blogger Paul Marion on his retirement from UMass Lowell. After a short speaking program that featured remarks from UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, Vice Chancellor of University Relations Patti McCafferty, and me – plus…

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Lowell Week in Review: February 21, 2016

Winterfest 2016 Congratulations to the organizers of Winterfest 2016 for a successful reset of an existing event that was ready for some new ideas. The highlight for me was the illuminated Merrimack Canal which glowed red, white, and blue on Friday night. After the opening festivities and the flipping of…

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Wednesday in Downtown

After our weekend deep freeze and yesterday’s tropical rain, the bright sunshine and 40-something temperatures today convinced me to take a lunchtime walk downtown. My first stop was 200 Central Street which had put on an unauthorized pre-Winterfest light show last night when water infiltrated an underground electrical fixture and…

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Lowell Week in Review: February 14, 2016

Trolley Expansion Dies Quietly For nearly a decade, there has been talk of a greatly expanded trolley system for Lowell. Conceptually, the project would expand the National Park’s existing 1.5 mile trolley system to connect the Gallagher Terminal with downtown and with UMass Lowell campus centers. A consortium of local…

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