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Murphy Fires Up Crowd at Festival

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U.S. Senator Markey Visits Lowell

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Mayor Patrick Murphy and City Manager Bernie Lynch discuss local issues with United States Senator Ed Markey in South Lowell.

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  Please see Jen Myer’s blog post “Breaking Ground, Building Community” to read more about this exciting project.

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Reporter Charlene Smith tells the story of Mayor Murphy’s relationship with the community here.  In part she claims, Murphy’s ability to connect with politically disenfranchised immigrants has clearly helped the city. It also happens to be an instinctive application of ideas that have worked in economically challenged developing nations, says Robert Rotberg, president emeritus of the World …

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Lowell has again received a Green Communities grant, which will go largely toward improving capital items at some of our schools.  To date, the city has received over $670,000 in grants to make infrastructure improvements in our schools and city buildings that lead to significant energy savings and set an example for our kids.  Lowell, …

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LOWELL — More than 3,000 packages — ranging from Ramen noodles, cans of minestrone and cream of mushroom soup, boxes of penne, jars of peanut butter and nearly every other nonperishable food item imaginable — were stacked and packed into boxes and bins in the mayor’s reception room yesterday morning. The bounty weighed in at …

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From the Huffington Post: A nice piece about the group ‘Veterans for Peace’ and their effort to make our Iraqi immigrants feel welcomed in our community.

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  LOWELL — City councilors are hoping to broaden the city’s voter base, while fanning the flame of civic engagement in young people while they are still in school. Last night, they approved a motion made by Patrick Murphy to draft a home-rule petition

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