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City Manager Kevin Murphy address the attendees

City Manager Kevin Murphy address the attendees

On Monday, April 14th, 2014 former State Representative, Kevin Murphy was sworn into office by City Clerk, Michael Geary, as the new City Manager for the City of Lowell.  Surrounded by family, friends and colleagues, City Manager Kevin Murphy addressed the attendees on the initiatives he plans for the city.  Murphy believes in and loves the City of Lowell.  As a longtime Lowell resident public safety, the economy and education are his main objectives as the new City Manager.

IMG_1242The swearing in ceremony began at 10:00 a.m. with State Representative Thomas Golden as the master of ceremonies followed by the Lowell High School Choir singing the National Anthem.  With the invocation by Father Raymond Benoit from the St. Margaret Parish following.  Mayor Elliot provided the welcoming remarks.  State Senator Eileen Donoghue and State Representative Dave Nangle both to the attendees congratulated Murphy on his new role as City Manager.

We here at City are pleased to welcome City Manager Murphy and wish him well.  We look forward to working together as a dynamic team to continue to build the City of Lowell to even more greatness.

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LRTA PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Notice of parking garages closing effective Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

Gallagher I and Gallagher II parking garages located at the Gallagher Terminal, Thorndike Street in Lowell will be closed due to the construction of a new parking garage, effective Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

The Rourke parking garage on Chelmsford St. will remain open.

The Rourke Garage located on Chelmsford St. at the the intersection of Westford Street, will be the only entrance open for pre-assigned monthly passholders and daily parkers. There will be a limited amount of spaces for the daily parkers and this parking will be on a first come/first serve basis.

The LRTA anticipates that there will be ample spaces for evening and weekend parking at the Rourke parking garage.

ALSO REMAINING OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION
The Gallagher Terminal Lobby (Thorndike St)
The drop-off and pick-up area at the Gallagher Terminal (Thorndike St)
The LRTA bus hub at the Kennedy Center (Thorndike St)

The LRTA thanks you for your patience

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this major construction of a new garage at the Gallagher Terminal.

Please feel free to the LRTA at 978-459-0164 if you have any questions.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sean Thibodeau, Coordinator of Community Planning

978-674-1542

sthibodeau@mvlc.org

Re: First Friday Forum at the Pollard Library

Date: Friday, April 4, 2014 Coffee with the Library Director 10AM – 11 AM

          Feature Film 11 AM – 1PM

Title: Library to Host First Friday Forums Starting In April

Place: Pollard Memorial Library, 401 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852

Do you have any questions or suggestions for your local library? Now’s your chance to be heard—and to enjoy some coffee and a movie. Pollard Library Director, Victoria Woodley, will be hosting an open forum conversation with patrons over coffee on the first Friday of the month beginning in April. “We’re trying to find ways to better connect with our patrons,” Woodley said, “to communicate with them about the materials, programs and services we offer and to learn from them how we can better serve their needs. What better way to do this than by having a chat over coffee.” The open forum coffee with the director will run from 10AM to 11AM and patrons can stick around for a feature film beginning at 11AM. For more information about this first Friday form please contact Sean Thibodeau, Coordinator of Community Planning at sthibodeau@mvlc.org or 978-674-1542

For more information about this and other Pollard Library events visit our website: www.pollardml.org or our Pollard Library Blog: www.blog.pollardml.org. We’re also on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pollardml and Twitter www.twitter.com/pollardml

 

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On Wednesday March 5, 2014, a public farewell reception was held at City Hall in honor of City Manager Bernard Lynch, for his outstanding service for the city of Lowell for the past 7 ½ years.

Upon entering the Mayor’s Reception room, there was a welcoming atmosphere and over the course of the evening about 300 city employees and local residents came together to recognize Mr. Lynch’s accomplishments and to thank him for his service.  A cake with the words “Happy 19th Hole Bernie!” representing his love of golf adorned the table with an array of refreshments for the crowd.  The room echoed with laughs and well wishes, and Bernie was the recipient of many ‘thanks’ for his dedication to the city.

_MG_5965Among those expressions of thanks were comical and thoughtful gestures given to the retiring City Manager.

A graphic of the retiree walking into the sunset towards the 19th green was a recurring theme that carried throughout the reception. _MG_5980 Bernie will now have time to improve his already stellar golf game. Lowell Fire Chief, Edward Pitta, presented a Lowell Firefighter’s helmet emblem, joking that initially it was going to be put on a helmet, but he didn’t want Bernie thinking he could start working fires and giving orders!

The Manager also received the most sought after ID card you can have once you retire, an official Lowell Senior Center ID!  Given by Michelle Ramalho, executive director of the Lowell Senior Center, this card now allows him entrance to all city events enjoyed by our seniors to join in on the bus excursions!

_MG_6002The public reception was a wonderful end to the 7 ½ years Bernie Lynch has given to the city of Lowell.  It was a reminder not that he was leaving, but of all he has accomplished during his tenure. 

Bernie Lynch will undeniably be missed by his colleagues and we wish him the best of luck with his future endeavors. 

By future endeavors we mean perfecting his golf swing!

Enjoy your retirement Bernie!

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For immediate release                                                            

Local Contact: 
Lowell, MA
Thursday, March 6th                                                                             

Phone: 978-674-1001

MEN COMBAT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN WITH WHITE RIBBON International Campaign Takes Hold in City of Lowell-City Hall, on Thursday, March 6th @ 12 noon. City Hall Lobby-375 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA

As a local affiliate of the Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign, City of Lowell is recruiting men from Lowell, MA to demonstrate their commitment to being part of the campaign to end violence against women.  Men can take the White Ribbon Day pledge themselves as well as serve as an Ambassador who recruits male colleagues and friends to join in taking the pledge and wearing a white ribbon on March 6, 2014.

“By wearing a white ribbon, men and boys will show they do not tolerate or condone men’s violence towards women, men, or children,” stated Manager Bernard Lynch, head of the local White Ribbon Day Affiliate about the significance of the white ribbon.

City of Lowell community leaders, State Representatives, community volunteers, domestic violence task force members, UMass Lowell students, YouthBuild and more will be in attendance.  “This is the seventh annual White Ribbon Day campaign.  We appreciate the chance to join the conversation about men’s roles in decreasing domestic violence and sexual assault and to be a role model for other men and boys in our lives.” 

The seventh annual White Ribbon Day is a statewide campaign sponsored by Jane Doe Inc.  Throughout the month, men across the state will show their support by encouraging others in their organizations, families and workplaces to wear a white ribbon, place a poster up at their workplaces, spread the word about the campaign, organize local events to speak out against violence towards women, and challenge attitudes and behaviors which condone or tolerate violence.

White Ribbon Day began in Canada in 1991, two years after the Montreal Massacre in which 14 female students at the University of Montreal were killed and 13 other students wounded by a single gunman.  Canadians organized a response to show their support to victims of violence everywhere.  The White Ribbon Day Campaign has grown internationally in the past twenty years. 

For more information, please contact: The City Manager’s Office @ 978-674-1001.

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The City of Lowell is once again offering the Best Retail Practices Program

Click photo to find out more information about the Best Retail Practices program located on the City of Lowell’s website.

Please keep in mind that you do need to register for this event on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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The City of Lowell – City Manager’s Task Force will be honoring the 7TH Annual White Ribbon Day Campaign (Jane Doe Inc.)

Thursday, March 6, 2014 @ 12 noon
City Hall Lobby-375 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA.

Please join us to show your support of boys and men working to end violence against women. Also, please take a moment to provide a statement, poem, or thought you have against the domestic violence of women. Thank you.                                                                                               

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