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Lowell Week in Review: December 14, 2014

City Council – Bike Lanes The city council’s transportation subcommittee met last Tuesday before the regular council meeting.  Their topic was the bike lanes on Fr. Morissette Boulevard.  They recommended some changes to the markings around the lanes – nothing that seemed too drastic – but the biggest thing to…

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Lowell Week in Review: December 7, 2014

Lowell Social Media Conference Thanks to all who attended yesterday’s 2nd annual Lowell Social Media Conference at LTC.  We had some great presentations and plenty of audience participation.  The 3rd annual Social Media Conference will be held on the first Saturday in December next year (which happens to be December…

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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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Lowell Week in Review: November 30, 2014

With no council meeting, the first snowstorm of the season, and Thanksgiving, this was a quiet week politically so with the 2nd annual Lowell Social Media Conference just a week away, I figured I’d spend this morning reviewing some of our past gatherings. 2nd Annual Lowell Social Media Conference this…

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