this is exactly what the superintendent of police A YEAR AGO warned was coming, and exactly what myself and other downtown residents have been imploring the license commission to understand, and something i should hope no one feels should be downplayed or rationalized or put off to "just downtown city life".
this is a neighborhood. this is a place of business. this is where people are raising children, and sending their children to school. this is where the best and the worst of lowell all come together, and put upon each and every participant the question of who and what they are going to acquit themselves to be.
i want to know from where these 13 originated. i want to know from where these 13 emerged potentially overserved. and i want to know what each and every license commissioner and city councilor will say and do next.
detractor? anonymous pot-shotter? opinions?
edited to add link to the more complete story that has become available. the police are promising to release the names and addresses today. can't wait.