Hamilton Canal District Update

Last night City Manager Kevin Murphy provided an update on the Hamilton Canal District to about 40 people gathered in the Enterprise Bank’s Community Room at 18 Palmer Street. Councilors Corey Belanger, John Leahy, Jim Milinazzo, and Bill Samaras attended as did Celeste Bernardo, the Superintendent of Lowell National Historical…

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Lowell Week in Review: August 30, 2015

Lowell Walks - Aug 29, 2015

With the eleventh installment of Lowell Walks completed yesterday, we’ve surpassed the 1000 mark – 1097 to be exact. That’s how many people have participated in these Saturday morning walking tours of downtown Lowell. Blogging colleague Paul Marion speculates that the collective good will of all these participants has influenced…

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Walking in Lowell: August 27, 2015

Yesterday’s beautiful weather drew me out of the Superior Courthouse for a downtown walk at lunchtime. The highlight of the walk down Gorham Street was reaching the intersection of Middlesex and Central where the pedestrian crossing light now works after several months of being out of action. With a very…

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‘Expo ’79: Art/Music’ from the Early Renaissance in Lowell

Here’s a throwback thing to the pioneer days of festival-making in Renaissance Lowell. This was “Expo ’79, Art/Music” at Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Lowell CityFair was part of the federal jobs program (imagine that) called C.E.T.A. (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) wherein a dozen or so Lowell artists were hired to…

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A Weekend for Discovering Lowell

Yesterday morning I joined nearly 40 others at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum courtyard for a Ranger-led walk to the Pawtucket Gatehouse at the O’Donnell Bridge on School Street. Our path was along the Riverwalk and the Northern Canal Walkway. The Riverwalk portion took as behind the Tsongas Center, the…

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