When Lowell was Spaghettiville…

…and Wednesday was Spaghetti Day South Lowell’s Moore Street still spans the half-mile between Lawrence and Gorham streets, but it feels quieter now, emptier. These days, the neighborhood, like a lot of Lowell, is undergoing a revitalization and renewal, but change comes at a cost. Moore Street’s 20th century institutions are passing into history, and are… Read More

Ryan Owen

Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 12/8/16

ONE: Enjoy a bit of holiday dinner theater courtesy of Spotlight Playhouse at their lovely Broadway on Essex – HoliDAZE shows this Friday and Saturday. Enjoy a full dinner, dessert buffet and cash bar alongside a mix of traditional and nontraditional Broadway renditions. Doors for the show open both days at 6:15 p.m.  TWO: Want… Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli

Matters of Life & Beth – Time Flies

I know this is a cliché, but as the mother of a 14-year-old and a soon-to-be 16-year-old, I can’t help but ask myself: Where has the time gone? This really hit me in August, when I saw many of my friends’ children head off to college for their freshman year. I’ve known a lot of these… Read More

Beth Daigle

The Mean Streets of Lowell

When I was ready for my first European adventure, I was a little intimidated by the idea of driving a rental car across much of the continent. I confessed my fears to a well-traveled friend who had once lived in New York City and California. He had no sympathy. “You grew up driving in Massachusetts,”… Read More

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