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Lowell Fights Urban Blight

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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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  Mayor Murphy talks on an LTC program about the Lowell Folk Festival during the festivities.

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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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LOWELL — Do you like kickball and yoga? How about free coffee and doughnuts? A free lunch for cleaning up University Avenue? Then clear your schedule for Saturday, May 12 — Lowell’s first Give Back Day. The daylong event is part of a project for a leadership class Kimberly Jackson is taking at the University …

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By John Laidler, Boston Globe Four area cities will be helping pave the way for municipal governments across the state to deliver their services more efficiently, through a state grant. Amesbury, Lowell, Somerville, and Woburn, along with Worcester, were the joint recipients of a $373,000 funding award through the state’s new Community Innovation Challenge grant …

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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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Mayor Murphy was invited by his counterpart, Newton Mayor Setti Warren, to participate in a panel discussion about CDBG funding and its role in Massachusetts cities.  You can read more about the talk here, as reported in the Newton Tab.

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LOWELL — City residents will soon have access to a new tool to help them save on prescription drugs. At the urging of City Councilor Patrick Murphy, City Manager Bernie Lynch has launched a prescription-drug discount program for residents. The NeedyMeds drug-discount card, which is free, provides a reduction in cost on prescription drugs at …

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In the Fall of 2010, Councilor Murphy aggressively lobbied for a system of bus shelters, not only to boost local ridership, but also to build a sense of community and spur greater economic activity in the main neighborhood business corridors.  The proposal included the drawing of transit overlay districts in which the minimum parking requirements might …

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Lowell banking on proposal to boost business By Lyle Moran, lmoran@lowellsun.com From left: Enterprise Bank’s Szablak, Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank’s Caruso, and City Councilor Patrick Murphy. LOWELL — The city is gearing up to launch a program designed to boost the amount of money it places in local banks by millions of dollars in …

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