Racism is apparently alive and well in Centralville

Lowell Sun
LOWELL — Cities from Boston to Atlanta to Chicago have had fiberglass cows standing on sidewalks as part of a public art project, among other ways cities work to brighten their common spaces.
A city that touts arts contributions of its own, Lowell now has a similar project, except with homemade scarecrows.
About a dozen are now on city streets, mostly in Centralville, with at least that much more or as many as 20 more to come.
“What the community needs to be aware of is that we’re trying to build the community and have fun,” Beacon Street resident Heidi Miller said.

We’ve chronicled extensively in this forum that pretty much anyone or anything flies in Centralville. Everyone that is, except for the Crows. The local community is sending a very loud and visible message: if you have black feathers, generally spend your days loitering, have an ominous juxtaposition, and a track record of annoying people when they’re trying to sleep, then you’re not welcome in this neighborhood. “Go back to we’re you came from, Crows!” said on vocal fella on Bridge Street. “Our power lines are for sneakers, only!”
This shocking display of imagery drums up memories of the neighborhood’s dark past. Those who are old enough to remember can’t help but shake eerie similarities of the Great Purge of the Back Yard Chicken circa 2013. A time that triggered widespread condemnation from across the Global community. A time that still haunts the city’s image to this day.

PS. I suppose its tough to pick a favorite with Humpty Dumpty’s disappearance, but I find it difficult to believe that any is better than this Rita Mercier scare crow.   A wonderful tribute. Continue reading

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What are Lowellians selling on Craigslist today?: Centraville Cliffs

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Undeveloped Land 6000 sq ft Incredible view of Lowell MA – $59000 (240 1st Street Lowell MA)

For Sale:
240 1st Street Lowell MA (Lot #35 Lowell registry of deeds)
6000 sq ft of undeveloped land.
This lot has 50 feet of frontage on First Street.
Has a grand view of the city.
South facing slope, good for a solar project.

Contact Peter
978-256-6778 Home
339-221-1844 Cell

Contact Donald
978-876-6296 Cell

240 first street (google map) (yahoo map)

  • Location: 240 1st Street Lowell MA
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

It’s hard to believe in a market that’s so starved for inventory that an opportunity like this could actually make it to Craigslist.  But that’s neither here nor there because for as little as 59,000 US Dollars, you can own an actual peace of heaven cliff in Centralville.  Sure, the plot in its current state is a patch of trees and invasive shrubs that’s sole purpose is to keep 01850’s stray trash from blowing across the river.  But with a little bit of imagination (and a significant amount of engineering), you can be Christian Hill’s version of Gatsby.  I see an entertainers dream home.  I see sunsets littered with smokestacks.  I see private access to the white sand beaches of Duck Island.  I see envious Belvideresmen gazing enviously at your opulent lifestyle from across the river.  Put it this way, If you’re still reading this at this point rather than being on the phone lighting up your agent for not bringing this opportunity to you sooner…you’re not worthy.