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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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Mayor Patrick Murphy announces traditional and virtual Office Hours, offering Lowellians a direct window to discuss issues and ideas Lowell, MA, March 20, 2012 – Mayor Patrick Murphy has formally announced that he will hold Office Hours in the Office of the Mayor in City Hall.  During two designated time periods each week – 4 p.m. to 6 …

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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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From the City Manager’s Blog, there is news of opportunities for city residents to participate in community gardening using city-owned property.  Please visit the Manager’s blog post to see how you can take advantage of helping Lowell become more sustainable.

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Together with the Mayor of Lowell, Patrick Ó. Murphy, the Lowell City Council and the office of Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, the Merrimack Valley Food Bank invites local media representatives to participate in the formal kick off of the “Pantry Raid.” There are several groups and businesses involved in the event this season, including the Global …

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The Mayor and Councilor Marty Lorrey were on hand at the Grand Opening of the Flower Mill in Lowell.  They are wished the best of luck in their endeavor.

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I wish to thank the voters of Lowell who have again given me an opportunity to work on behalf of all the residents of Lowell.  Over the next two years, I hope to inspire more confidence in our city government, more participation throughout our community and a genuine desire to cooperatively address our city’s most …

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Lowell grant goal: Save energy while saving local history By Robert Mills, rmills@lowellsun.com LOWELL — The Lowell National Historic Park and downtown historic-preservation district could soon come close to using the same amount of electricity that hydropower facilities produce in the city, thanks to a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. In …

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