“Savannah and Lowell: Common Assets and Challenges” by Fred Faust

Fred Faust recently visited Savannah, Georgia, and compared historic preservation efforts in light of ongoing discussions occurring in Lowell about balancing preservation and business needs. Here are his observations: Despite climate and geography, Savannah, Georgia, and Lowell, Massachusetts, share a lot in common.  Both cities’ early industries were dependent upon…

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The Meehan- Baker Alliance ~ One to watch!

UMass Lowell Chancellor and former Congressman Marty Meehan has a seat at the table on Governor-elect Charlie Baker,’s “transition team.” No surprise here. Having a reasonable, reliably “old style” Northeast Republican in the Massachusetts corner office will suit Meehan and his agenda just fine. In fact, Meehan’s access and influence…

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