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  • Mayor, Cambodians find common ground in park

    Mayor, Cambodians find common ground in park

    What worked in post-Apartheid South Africa also works in a small American city, proving good governance is universal  By CHARLENE SMITH Patrick Murphy, mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts (Credit/City of Lowell) LOWELL, Mass. — Patrick Murphy knocked on doors in his quest to get elected to the city council of Lowell — storied industrial town, backdrop for […]

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  • Lowell Welcomes New Bus Shelters

    Lowell Welcomes New Bus Shelters

    Original Post on Lowell Sun City and regional transit officials unveiled the first of what will eventually be 13 new bus-stop shelters around Lowell on Tuesday, noting the shelters are particularly helpful in the winter for chilly commuters. The initiative was started by Mayor Patrick Murphy as a means of not only protecting riders from […]

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  • Lowell Fights Urban Blight

    Lowell Fights Urban Blight

    In fight against urban blight, Lowell adds tool to arsenal By John Laidler, Globe Correspondent / May 27, 2012 A once-blighted Lowell house has been rehabilitated and put on the market through the city’s use of a state tool that allows abandoned properties to be placed into receivership. City officials Tuesday held a ribbon cutting ceremony to highlight the completed […]

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Mayor, Cambodians find common ground in park

What worked in post-Apartheid South Africa also works in a small American city, proving good governance is universal  By CHARLENE SMITH Patrick Murphy, mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts (Credit/City of Lowell) LOWELL, Mass. — Patrick Murphy knocked on doors in his quest to get elected to the city council of Lowell — storied industrial town, backdrop for […]

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Lowell Welcomes New Bus Shelters

Original Post on Lowell Sun City and regional transit officials unveiled the first of what will eventually be 13 new bus-stop shelters around Lowell on Tuesday, noting the shelters are particularly helpful in the winter for chilly commuters. The initiative was started by Mayor Patrick Murphy as a means of not only protecting riders from […]

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Lowell Fights Urban Blight

In fight against urban blight, Lowell adds tool to arsenal By John Laidler, Globe Correspondent / May 27, 2012 A once-blighted Lowell house has been rehabilitated and put on the market through the city’s use of a state tool that allows abandoned properties to be placed into receivership. City officials Tuesday held a ribbon cutting ceremony to highlight the completed […]

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