The Town of Lowell Massachusetts


Lowell is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. According to a recent census, the city's population was close to 107,000, making Lowell the fourth largest city in the state. Lowell is known as the cradle of the industrial revolution in the United States, with many of the city's historic sites preserved by the National Park Service.

Founded in the 1820s as a planned manufacturing center for textiles, Lowell is located along the rapids of the Merrimack River, 25 miles northwest of Boston in what was once the farming community of East Chelmsford, Massachusetts. By the 1850s, Lowell had the largest industrial complex in the United States. The textile industry wove cotton produced in the South.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.5 square miles (38 km2), of which 13.8 square miles (35.7 km²) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) is water. Lowell is located at the confluence of the Merrimack and Concord Rivers. The Pawtucket Falls, a mile-long set of rapids with a total drop in elevation of 32 feet, ends where the two rivers meet. At the top of the falls is the Pawtucket Dam, designed to turn the upper Merrimack into a millpond, diverted through Lowell's extensive canal system. Lowell has eight distinct neighborhoods: the Acre, Back Central, Belvidere, Centralville, Downtown, Highlands, Pawtucketville and South Lowell.


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J. Butler Property Management, LLC. : Lowell, Massachusetts

A good property manager is able to easily recognize indicators of illegal activity, such as: (1) An increase in pedestrian and vehicular traffic or unusual traffic patterns. This includes an increase in traffic activity by people who stop for only a brief period of time, as well as suspicious rental moving vans, which can be used as meth labs. (2) Strange or unusual odors emanating from a unit. A strong ammonia smell, similar to that from a cat litter box (or the odor of chloroform) may signal a methamphetamine drug laboratory. (3) Clothing “colors” and insignia worn by tenants and visitors. Red is a gang color. If it seems that everyone who visits a unit is wearing red, this is grounds for observation. When tenants wear a webbed belt, particularly with the end hanging down, this could indicate they are “flying” colors to other gang members. (4) Trash around an apartment or home. If the maintenance staff finds a lot of trash, especially right outside of the door, this is reason for concern. (5) Suspended license plates. This is one good reason not to allow cars to back into parking spaces. It should be easy for law enforcement officers to see license plates. (6) Suspicious personal behavior. A property management team that is on-the-ball pays attention to nervousness, body ticks, intense scratching, sores and watery eyes, particularly when tenants come to pay their rent. These behaviors explain why meth users are called “tweakers.” An effective property management company will perform these functions as a matter of course, without being asked.