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City of Lawrence Celebrates CDBG Week April 17th- 22nd 2017
The Community Development Block Grant Program has made tremendous contributions to the viability of the housing stock, infrastructure, public services, and economic vitality of our community. Read More...
1st Citywide Sweeping in 10 Years
Mayor Daniel Rivera announces a city-wide street sweeping operation that will begin on Tuesday, April 18th. The City of Lawrence DPW Department has contracted Amric Power Sweeping to sweep the streets across the city. Read More...
New Business to Bring 30 Jobs
A new Lawrence company, 3Decor, LLC, will be considered for a tax credit through the Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) tomorrow at an EACC meeting being held in Lawrence. Read Press Release...
QWL Earth Day
Join hundreds of volunteers Saturday April 22, in planting trees, shrubs, flowers, building and planting school yard garden beds and a general Spring cleaning of our city! Read More...
Spring Cleaning in Lawrence
Mayor Daniel Rivera has sent to the City Council for approval three spring cleaning initiatives that will tackle the work of cleaning the city and removing graffiti. Read Press Release...
The Common News
The City of Lawrence presents the 17th edition of the bi-monthly newsletter ‘The Common News’ Read More...
From Flop House to Quality Housing
Mayor Daniel Rivera, with Developers Jose and Wendy Estrella, will hold a ribbon cutting for new housing on Common Street in Lawrence at a press conference tomorrow. Read Press Release...
Warren, Tsongas in Lawrence
United States Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas will join Mayor Daniel Rivera, the Lawrence State Delegation and small business owners in Lawrence tomorrow to discuss federal dollars impact on small business development. Read Press Release...
Winter Parking Restrictions
REMINDER: The City of Lawrence’s DPW Department wants to remind you that the Winter Parking Ban will be in effect starting this Thursday, December 15th Read More...
Mayor Rivera’s Comments after speaking to Governor Sununu
Today I had a phone conversation with Governor Sununu. It was a productive conversation in which he insured me his naming of Lawrence in his statement yesterday was not to impugn Lawrence in any way. Read Press Release...
Lawrence Public Library Hours

Main - 51 Lawrence Street
Monday- Thursday 9 am - 8 pm
Friday 9 am - 5pm

S. Branch- 135 Parker Street
Monday- Wednesday 10am-5pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 1pm-4pm

$260K for Mayor’s Anti-Gun Violence Initiative
Mayor Daniel Rivera & Chief James Fitzpatrick announce today an anti-gun violence initiative to get 1,000 guns off the city streets of Lawrence and to double the after school open gym time across the City. Read Press Release...
Lawrence to Raise White Ribbon Flag
As a local affiliate of the Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign, Mayor Daniel Rivera will be hosting a flag raising ceremony on Thursday, March 2nd at 4:30PM outside of City Hall. Read Press Release...
Lawrence Parks & Recreation survey
The City of Lawrence, in partnership with Groundworks Lawrence needs your input. We are asking our residents to please take a few moments and complete this survey about Lawrence's Open Space and Recreation Plan. Read More...
Lawrence State Of The City 2017
State of the City Address by Mayor Daniel Rivera.Read Press Release...
Officers of the Month for August/September
Lawrence Police Officer Timothy Yerian and Lawrence Police Detective Shaun McLellan were recognized by Mayor Daniel Rivera and Police Chief James Fitzpatrick as Officers of the Month for August and September respectively as a result of their exemplary job performance in their duties to the City of Lawrence. Read Press Release...
The Lawrence Partnership has received a $50,000 investment advocated by Senator Barbara L'Italien.
The funding represents both a material and symbolic endorsement of the innovative strategy that the Partnership has implemented to spur economic development in Lawrence through alignment of private and public sector leaders. Read Press Release...
UMass Day in Lawrence
Mayor Daniel Rivera and key city staff held meetings today with high level officials from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the University of Massachusetts Amherst to further build partnerships and relationships to make the UMass system a more prominent institution in the City of Lawrence. Read Press Release...
City Catches Slumlord
Mayor Daniel Rivera announced an investigation into forged occupancy permits that were brought to the city’s attention late this summer. Read Press Release...
Lawrence Venture Loan Fund Grows From $1million To $2.5million 
Small businesses in Lawrence are getting another vote of confidence as the Lawrence Venture Loan Fund grows from $1,000,000 to $2,500,000 through the investment of 6 additional financial institutions Read Press Release...
Honoring Andy Puglisi, Event Sept 1st
Thursday, September 1, 2016 2-4pm Higgins Memorial Pool Crawford & Exeter St. Lawrence, MA In recognition of the 40th Anniversary of Andy’s disappearance Click Here for event flyer...
$3M+ Market Rate Housing Opens on Essex Street
Mayor Daniel Rivera, with State Representatives Marcos Devers and Frank Moran, members of the Lawrence City Council and developer Gamal Salama, announced earlier today in a press conference the opening of a new market rate housing development located at 525 Essex Street that is now home to 24 units of housing. Read Press Release...
Councilor Rodriguez Organizes Cleanup Effort
City Councilor Jeovanny Rodriguez of District D announces a cleanup effort in the Tower Hill Neighborhood this weekend. Read Press Release...
Mayor Rivera to Hold Office Hours at Market Basket
Mayor Daniel Rivera announces that he will hold office hours at Market Basket on Essex Street in Lawrence next Wednesday evening. Read Press Release...
July Officer of the Month Recognized
Lawrence Police Officer Eric Cerullo was recognized by Mayor Daniel Rivera and Police Chief James Fitzpatrick as Officer of the Month for July respectively as a result of his exemplary job performance in his duties to the City of Lawrence. Read Press Release...

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