History

In the Merrimack Valley ~ We remember the Malden Mills Fire on December 11, 1995

From the archive ~  a reminder about the massive, destructive and very painful fire at Malden Mills in Lawrence ~ December 11, 1995. In the Merrimack Valley: Remembering the 1995 Malden Mills Fire December 11, 2012 by Marie Posted in Greater Lowell 1Comment Mass Moments reminds today us that on the evening of  December 11,…

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony

Here are some photos from today’s Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony held by the Greater Lowell Veteran’s Council this morning at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.  Mayor Rodney Elliott and State Representative Colleen Garry offered remarks during the ceremony in the Hall of Flags.  Also in attendance were State Representative Dave Nangle…

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‘Oranges at Christmas’

This composition was first heard as a radio essay on the “Sunrise” program of WUML, 92.5 FM, at UMass Lowell. Executive producer Chris Dunlap assembled writers in the area for the daily essay feature, a  popular component of the morning public affairs show that was broadcast for a few years in the…

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Light Up Lowell’s Canals

One of my colleagues at UMass Lowell, Bryce Hoffman, the executive director of marketing, is still somewhat new to the city. With his fresh perspective, he suggests that we need to do more with our unique canal system, which is a big part of what makes Lowell a distinctive place.…

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UMass Lowell Author Event: Nelson Mandela’s Guard & Later Friend

The late Nelson Mandela with Christo Brand (web photo courtesy of nelsonmandela.org) UMass Lowell’s Office of the Provost cordially invites the community to a special event on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. in Moloney Hall at University Crossing featuring Christo Brand, author of “Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend.” Brand was Nelson Mandela’s…

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Kirk Street Clock Rededication

The famous Kirk Street Clock that is set outside of Lowell High School was rededicated today.  The fully refurbished clock will have its time reset after power outages and time changes by a satellite uplink.  The chimes on the clock have been set to sound louder between the hours of…

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