What are some of your memories of businesses on Middlesex Street in Lowell? Many successful businesses have called Middlesex Street home. But in 1986 those owners said they were being victimized by an undeserved bad reputation from "hookers and drifters." As The Sunstated, "They say the problems on the street are not in their area but are between South Street and the Lord Overpass - the bad side of the street, as they put it."
Top photo, front row, from left, Stanley Norkunas, Norkunas Jewlers; Albert Lavalee, Washington Savings Bank; Sylvia and David Garnick, Garnick's TV; Jackie Gauthier, Barney's; George Voutselas, Majestic Barber and styling; Robert Bourassa, Electrical Distributors Inc. Back row, from left, Mario Espinosa, Espinosa Insurance Agency; Paul Garnick, Garnick TV; Norman Rosen, Norman's Men and Boys store; Melvin Glazer, Parrot Hat Co.; Robert Martyn, Martyn Jewelry; Albert Bernstein, Factory Show Outlet; and Alan Rosen, Norman's Men's Store. (Sun photos by David Gregory) If you have a historical photo you would like The Sun to publish, please email it, with a description, to firstname.lastname@example.org.