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Mayor Daniel Rivera Statement On FY17 Budget
I submitted my third budget to the Lawrence City Council. This budget is balanced, and reflects my administrations three key priorities: making our city safer, bringing jobs to our community and supporting the turnaround effort in our schools. Read Press Release...
Lawrence Food Truck Park opens for summer season
Mayor Daniel Rivera will host the grand re-opening of the Lawrence food truck park this afternoon outside of City Hall in Lawrence. The food truck park will be open weekly on Thursdays and Fridays from 12pm-6pm. Read More...
Mayor & Chief Announce walking beat on Broadway

Mayor Daniel Rivera, with Police Chief James Fitzpatrick, announced the rollout of beats on Broadway. Over 1 ½ years ago Mayor Rivera and Chief Fitzpatrick began daily strategic walking beats on Broadway and after evaluating the need and the amount of activity on Broadway have expanded the effort so as to have Police walking the beat on Broadway 80 – 90% of the time all week. Read Press Release...

The Common News
The City of Lawrence presents the 12 edition of the bi-monthly newsletter ‘The Common News’ Read More...
Irish Heritage Month
March is “Irish Heritage” month here in Lawrence. Click here to read list of events...
Lawrence Cultural Council Awards Grants for Arts and Culture
Mayor Daniel Rivera and Pat Mariano, chair of the Lawrence Cultural Council, have announced the award of 61 grants totaling over $70k for cultural programs in Lawrence. Read Press Release...
Dominican Republic Flag Raising Ceremony 2016
Mayor Rivera hosts 172nd Dominican Independence Day Celebration at Lawrence City Hall. The ceremony included a flag raising, Dominican dance demonstrations, Dominican faire and honored Dominicans that have given back to our community. Read Press Release...
Lawrence Fire Department Swearing In Ceremony
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Lawrence Gets $1M for Police Hires
Grant means 7 new officers on the street Read Press Release...
DPW Director Search
Mayor Daniel Rivera has named the members of his search committee for a new DPW Director, and began the first stages of the search process this week. Read Press Release...
1st All Spanish Speaking Police Class OK’d
Mayor & State agree on need for Spanish Language officers Read Press Release...
Mayor Rivera Strengthens Ties with the Dominican Republic
Mayor Rivera Strengthens Ties with the Dominican Republic Read Press Release...
Lawrence Engine 9 Re-opens
We are happy to announce that as of 8AM this morning, Lawrence Engine 9 of Bailey Street will be re-opened after five years of being closed. Read Press Release...
hollywood comes to Lawrence
Downtown Lawrence will play the backdrop of a Hollywood film directed by Ben Affleck over the course of the next two weeks. “Live by Night”, a 1920’s prohibition era crime film based on the book by famous author Dennis Lehane, will star Ben Affleck, Sienna Miller and Zoe Saldana. Read Press Release...
City of Lawrence Awarded Competitive Robert Wood Johnson Culture of Health Prize
Lawrence, Massachusetts is one of eight winners of the 2015 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Prize celebrates the strides communities have made to ensure good health flourishes for all. Read Press Release...

Other news....

  • Attorney General, Gateway City Mayors and Police Chiefs attend a Public Safety Summit in Lawrence to talk crime fighting.  Click here to read the article.
  • 2.4M Earmarked for Community Health Initiatives in Lawrence Read Article
  • NY times Editorial – Hope for Lawrence Schools! Read Article...
  • Ferguson, New York, South Carolina Incidents Prompt Use of Force Review Read More...
  • Capital Improvement Plan for Lawrence  Read More...

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