Category Archives: English

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

By Richard P. Howe Jr. Monday, January 20, 2014 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  It is a holiday in Massachusetts so schools and government buildings will be closed.  The holiday is

City Manager Lynch to Resign

The new city council will not have to wait long for its first major decision. At the end of the January 6th council meeting, the first of the new term, City Manager

New Lowell City Council, Mayor Sworn In

On a cold and foggy Monday morning in January, the 2014-2015 Lowell City Council was sworn into office, ushering a new era in the Mill City.  As is tradition, the first order

Lowell Videos Show ‘Roots, Realities, & Dreams’

Light of Cambodian Children Film wins 2nd prize In 2010, The Fighter showed that the City of Lowell could be a huge hit when it graces the silver screen.  Over the course

Nate Thayer Breaks His Silence

In 1997, Nate Thayer became the first western journalist to interview Pol Pot in decades.  His exclusive interview is the type of thing that news reporters dream of scoring.  But Thayer soon

City Hall Holiday Spirit

By James Ostis As one of the final public events during his term, Patrick Murphy ensured the Mayor’s Holiday Reception was a uniquely Lowell event.  On December 11th, a crowd of over

Christmas in Massachusetts

By Richard P. Howe Jr. The early English residents of Massachusetts disliked Christmas.  They even made it illegal.  In 1659 the legislature passed a law that required anyone caught celebrating Christmas to

The “Cambodian vote” in the 2013 city election

This article originally was posted on richardhowe.com and appears in the December 7th edition of KhmerPostUSA Posted on November 8, 2013 by Richard Howe Hanging on a nearby wall is the framed

Chinese Robot “Yutu” lands on the Moon

On Saturday, December 14th, the Chinese unmanned space rover Yutu landed on the surface of the moon, according to the Chinese state news agency. China became the third country, following the United

Angkor Dance Troupe presents Evolution of Cambodian Dance Series

by James Ostis This article appears in the November 22nd edition of KhmerPostUSA It is an art form over a thousand years old that continues to engage and captivate audiences; both steeped

Lowell: The Entrepreneurial City

By James Ostis   Historian (and KhmerPostUSA contributor) Richard Howe often says Lowell was the “Silicon Valley of the 19th Century.”  But during an engaging discussion last month at the Merrimack Valley

Lowell Entrepreneurs Share $30K Prize Pool a Sandbox Summer Accelerator Awards

Submitted by Lianna Kushi Edited by Soben Pin Translated by Sokha Lim September 10th — The Sandbox Summer Accelerator 2013 Awards Ceremony was held at the Everett Mills in Lawrence to celebrate the