Lowell

“Meanderings” by Jim Peters

On the first day of autumn, frequent contributor Jim Peters shares some end of summer thoughts: I have not written much this summer because I have been living the dream; soft quiet nights, camping, fishing, swimming, and other pleasurable activities.  It is quite a change from the bipolar activities I…

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Lowell Week in Review: September 21, 2014

“Social Service Agencies Are Destroying the City” -  Councilor Corey Belanger A letter to the editor printed in the Sun on Wednesday caught my attention.  It was from Stephen Swindells and it criticized Councilor Belanger for blaming social service agencies for violent crime in Lowell.  Here is some of what…

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Gathering the Lowell Honey: Excerpt from ‘Mill Power’

The following is an excerpt from Mill Power: The Origin and Impact of Lowell National Historical Park, my book just published last week by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This passage is the conclusion of Chapter Five, “The Economics of Heritage,” which spells out the economic benefits that have been derived…

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September 10, 1960 ~ Remembering Lowell Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers

On this day after the Massachusetts Primary where women candidates did so well and are poised to make history, it is fitting to remember Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers. Mrs. Rogers made her own history with – among other things – her support for veterans and her record-holding longevity in the…

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