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Statewide Honor for Angkor Dance & Free Soil Arts

Here’s a press release about statewide recognition of two great Lowell-based organizations, Angkor Dance Troupe and Free Soil Arts Collective.  Angkor Dance Troupe and Free Soil Arts Collective Selected for Statewide Initiative Supporting Community-Rooted Arts Free Soil Arts Collective (www.freesoilarts.org) and Angkor Dance Troupe (www.angkordance.org) were selected to participate in…

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Boarding School Blues: Chapter 22

Boarding School Blues: Chapter 22 By Louise Peloquin Ch. 22 The Inner Sanctum Sister Theophile’s office door was open when Blanche and Andy arrived. The headmistress’s inner sanctum was usually off limits. Rarely did anyone cross its threshold. The girls had noticed that Sister Gerald entered only when she was…

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Interview of Pierre V. Comtois

  Pierre Comtois is one of Lowell’s most prolific authors, past and present. He burst on the scene in 2015 with Marvel Comics in the 1960s: An Issue-by-Issue Field Guide to a Pop Culture Phenomenon which emerged from the author’s lifelong interest in comic books. His subsequent works include science…

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Before the Hamilton Canal District

On Saturday, September 18, 2021, I co-led a walk of the Hamilton Canal Innovation District with Yovani Baez-Rose, the city’s Economic Development Director, and with Camilo Espitia, the city’s Chief Design Planner. Yovani and Camilo spoke about the ongoing activity in and future plans for the district while I spoke…

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9/11 on richardhowe.com

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, here are some items on those events that have appeared on this website: Notes from September 11, 2001 By Richard Howe (on Sept 11, 2011) Within days of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, I sat down with a pencil…

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9/11 Then and Now by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. In the early morning of September 11, 2001, a small group of lawyers, engineers, contractors, developers, and architects gathered for a communications seminar on crisis management at the Seaport Hotel in downtown Boston. Their objective was to consider…

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