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Lowell Week in Review: May 22, 2016

After the Transgender Anti-Discrimination Resolution Last Tuesday’s motion by Councilor Rodney Elliott that the council “vote to adopt a resolution to oppose the transgender bill adopted by the State Senate, which allows access to women’s bathrooms and locker rooms” drew a large crowd and many speakers to the city council…

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D.I.Y. Lowell History Trail

Congratulations to everyone at Do-It-Yourself Lowell for the excellent downtown Lowell history trail they launched this weekend. The group’s website says this about the trail: IDEA: A short trail, marked with temporary paint, signs, or another design method that reaches from the Boott Cotton Mills Museum to the NPS Visitor…

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Lowell Week in Review: May 8, 2016

Urban Renewal Symposium Yesterday the Lawrence History Center presented a symposium on Urban Renewal at the Everett Mill in Lawrence. The program title was “Reclaiming Urban Renewal: Community Efforts and Impacts in Lawrence, Massachusetts and other Industrial Cities.” UMass Lowell history professor Bob Forrant, who is on the board of…

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Lowell Neighborhood Boundaries

For Lowell residents, the city has long been defined by its neighborhoods. Where did you grow up? Where do you live? Those are questions answered not with street names, but with neighborhood names. But the names of the city’s respective neighborhoods, the location of their boundaries, and even how many…

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