About Room 50

Lowell, Massachusetts (est. 1826), hometown of Jack Kerouac, telephone numbers and Moxie is the fourth largest city in Massachusetts and is run under the Plan E (City Manager-City Council) form of government.

William “Bill” Samaras was elected as the 91st mayor of Lowell in January 2018.

The original Room 50 Blog was active from 2012-2013 during the mayoral term of Patrick O. Murphy.  The mission of this site then and now is to tell some of the “untold” stories of the city, as well as to engage all residents to let them know their civic participation is welcomed and crucial to the continued growth of the city.