Greater Lowell

Regional Transportation Plan Meeting

About 20 people attended the public meeting organized by the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments this evening at Lowell City Hall on the current Regional Transportation Plan.  NMCOG is a regional transportation agency established by the state legislature.  Its district includes Lowell and most of the area towns.  The Regional…

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“Cool Science” ~ UML/GSE and Commonwealth’s students educate LRTA commuters about climate change

“Cool Science” is a program at UMass Lowell in the Graduate School of Education. The program allowed students across the Commonwealth to participate in a project whereby they could teach others about the science of climate change through art. For this competition,  David Lustick and Jill Hendrickson Lohmeier - both Associate Professors at…

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Regional Transportation Plan and Survey


The Northern Middlesex Council of Governments (NMCOG) is one of 13 statutorily-created regional transportation agencies in Massachusetts.  Member communities of NMCOG are Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, and Westford.  Its headquarters is at 40 Church St, Suite 200 in Lowell and its executive director is Beverly Woods. …

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Greater Lowell Area Democrats to meet ~ Saturday February 21, 2015

  Greater Lowell Area Democrats (GLAD) will meet this coming Saturday morning February 21, 2015 at 8am in the Independence Grill of the Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford . Greater Lowell Area Democrats Regular Breakfast Meeting Saturday February 21, 2015 at 8:00 AM At the Independence Grill/ Radisson Hotel Rte. 110…

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The “Gerrymander” Made Law in Massachusetts ~ February 11, 1812

There is much about politics for which Massachusetts is well-known.  An infamous historical note rests with Governor Elbridge Gerry and his redistricting method known ever since as “Gerrymandering.” Cartoonists memorialized his efforts in a “Gerrymander” creature that  resembled that of a salamander-like monster. From the archive: Infamous “Gerrymander” Made Massachusetts Law ~…

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