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By Neal - 4/22/22 - 8:43 pm

No, not that Big Dig, an earlier one one. This one, described by some as The Incredible Ditch was completed a long, long time ago. Of course you don't remember it, no one today does, so Burlington Retro's Rob Fahey fills us in on the history of the Middlesex Canal.

By adamg - 7/29/21 - 7:18 pm

A federal jury ruled today that a Lowell cop did not use excessive force in arresting Leonitus Jabir Bey following a traffic stop in 2019 and so he gets nothing, rather than the $9 million - payable in cash - he had demanded. Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/21 - 3:07 pm

Wang, We're Gunning for IBM

The Boston Business Journal reports IBM will be consolidating its Massachusetts operations in rented space at CrossPoint in Lowell, a complex that originally opened in 1976 as the headquarters of Wang Laboratories, which, at its peak, had 33,000 employees.

Also see:
Fred the Baker briefly joined the battle.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 10:23 pm

On his own live TV show this morning, an elected Lowell School Committee member felt the need to call a former administrator a "kike." The Jewish Journal has the story - and the video.

By adamg - 1/22/21 - 11:03 am

A Randolph man who is charged as a pimp says he doesn't want to go to a hearing in his case because of the risk of Covid-19, but also says he doesn't want his hearing to be conducted on Zoom because it would violate his constitutional rights. Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 11:37 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a man's conviction and 2 1/2-year jail sentence for illegal gun possession even though prosecutors failed to show that he knew the thing he grabbed from a friend and then fired into the air twice met the official state definition of a "gun." Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/19 - 2:06 pm

Undark details what happened after a mother walked into a Lowell clinic last fall with her daughter, who had measles. Read more.

By adamg - 12/22/14 - 11:54 am

The Globe goes on a road trip and finds nouveau hip on the banks of the Merrimack - and even a Brooklyn hipster to make the official pronouncement, at least for one rehabbed mill building:

"It's very Brooklyn-y," Conant said. She should know: The 22-year-old lives in Brooklyn, where she attends art school.

By adamg - 2/22/13 - 8:52 am

Watch and listen (audio NSFW).

Don't worry, Bostonians, Masshole Carl Spackler here works (worked?) in Lowell, WBZ reports.

By bibliotequetress - 10/3/12 - 1:48 pm

Salon took a stopwatch to the debate tape and found that Scott Brown spoke 23 minutes and 40 seconds to Elizabeth Warren's 18 minutes and 15 seconds.


By adamg - 2/5/09 - 10:18 am

Human dogsled races this Friday and Saturday, because we're getting just a wee bit tired of the proliferation of people jumping into the ocean in the middle of winter, ya know?

More than 60 sleigh teams will compete for title of "top dog" as they race to the finish down 200 yards of icy tundra. Each team consists of 6 people. A rider, a musher, and four people who pull the sled.Two teams race at a time.

The particulars.

By Alaiyo - 9/22/06 - 10:56 am

If you are in Massachusetts and have to see one thing on Friday, September 22 or Saturday, September 23, then stay at home and watch "Close To Home" or "The Charlie's Angels 30th anniversary marathon."

If you are in Massachusetts and have to see one thing on Friday, September 22 or Saturday, September 23 and you don't want to stay at home, then go see "Welcome Home, Molly DeCandia" at the Image Theater in Lowell, Mass.

"Welcome Home, Molly DeCandia" is a part of the Second Annual Mill City Minutes Festival, which features seven exciting ten-minute plays each evening along with dance and original featured songs.

By adamg - 5/16/06 - 10:06 am

DamnHandy describes, posts photos of the flooding at his condo on the Merrimack:

... What does suck is how insensitive some people can be in situatiuons like this. While taking the above shot, a pair of shit heads from UMass Lowell stood there laughing at how it must suck to live in our condo. While yes, it does suck it was nearly enough to prod me slinging my Nikon at their heads. When my pregnant wife turned to them and mentioned that we do live there, their tune quickly changed. ...

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