Lowell

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Last week, my wife, Rosemary, and I diverted to Hyde Park, New York, on the way back home from Syracuse University to see the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. The experience was well worth the hour-and-a-half drive south from Albany along the Hudson River and surprisingly relevant. Once…

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Remembering: “The Community Wants a National Park”

I was the “talker” at stop #2 on today’s final tour in the 2016 Lowell Walks/Summer Series. This “History of the Lowell National Historical Park” walk was led by LNHP Superintendent Celeste Bernardo. With “The Community Wants a National Park” as the theme, I was asked about organizations that I…

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Boston & Maine Depot update

Dan Rourke shared some photos of the ongoing renovations by Middlesex Community College to Lowell’s historic Boston & Maine building at 240 Central Street. MCC is constructing an academics art center within the façade of the building. When completed, the $19mil renovation will yield a 177-seat performance theater on the…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: August 23, 2016

Responses from City Manager Re Multimodal Transportation Report, Councilor Belanger congratulates and thanks DPD for such an extensive report. He moves to refer the report to the council’s Transportation Subcommittee. Motion passes. Re Vehicles registered out of state which appear to be operated by Lowell residents. Chief Taylor says most…

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Lowell Week in Review: August 14, 2016

UMass Lowell and the City The ongoing controversy over University of Massachusetts Lowell not paying property taxes to the city of Lowell received more attention at last Tuesday’s city council meeting, Councilors Bill Samaras and Jim Millinazzo had a motion requesting the city council to “go on record to re-affirm…

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