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2017 CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
On Friday, December 1st please join Mayor Dan Rivera as the City of Lawrence kicks off the Christmas season with our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Festivities will occur on the first floor of City Hall being at 5 p.m. There will be music, hot coco and a visit from Santa himself! See flyer...

City Of Lawrence Trick Or Treating Date Set
The City of Lawrence will celebrate Halloween with Trick or Treating from 5 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening, October 31st. Trick or Treaters are encouraged to wear bright colors, carry a flashlight, and only approach homes that are well lit. Drivers should allow themselves extra time and proceed with caution. We hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween. Read More...

Open House at the Central Fire Station
October is Fire Prevention Month. The Lawrence Fire Department will be hosting a fun and educational Open House at the Central Fire Station on Lowell Street on Saturday, October 14th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be food and educational materials available. Read More...

Mayor Promotes Top Officers
Mayor Dan Rivera and Police Chief James Fitzpatrick announce the promotion of three Lieutenants and three Sergeants. In its current transformation under Chief Fitzpatrick’s leadership to a better equipped and more completely staffed modern, urban police department, the Lawrence Police Department is promoting 6 officers. Read Press Release...

Lawrence Ciclovia 2017
-- Mayor Dan Rivera and the Lawrence Mayor’s Health Task Force will be hosting their 4th annual Ciclovía (Open Streets) in downtown Lawrence on Sunday, August 6 and 20, 2017, with new hours, now from 3:00PM – 7:00PM. Read More...

Ed Davis to Train Lawrence Police
Mayor Daniel Rivera, with former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis and Police Chief James Fitzpatrick, announced a series of trainings for the Lawrence Police Department that will be led by Edward Davis, LLC and his team at a press conference today. Read Press Release...

Additional $2.5M for Schools
Mayor Daniel Rivera’s proposed educational support appropriation orders were unanimously passed by the Lawrence City Council last night Read Press Release...

Mayor Announces 4th of July Fireworks Show
Mayor Daniel Rivera announces the Light up Lawrence 2017 Fireworks Show. The city of Lawrence will hold the annual fireworks show on Monday, July 3rd, 2017. Read More...

Applications Sought for Membership to the School Building Committee
Applications to join the Oliver School’s “School Building Committee” are now being accepted. Applicants with expertise and experience should apply immediately. Read More...

0% Tax Increase Proposed in Lawrence
Mayor Daniel Rivera announces the submission of his Fiscal Year 2018 budget. This is the Mayor’s fourth budget submission in his time as Mayor. Read Press Release...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

$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 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...

Lawrence Farmer's Market
Farmer’s Market in Lawrence Every Wednesday and Saturday. This will run through October 29th. Fresh local produce readily available. Read More...

Mayor Rivera Joins #demsinphilly
Mayor Daniel Rivera will be attending the National Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania next week where he will serve as a delegate from Massachusetts. Read Press Release...

Clean Lawrence Initiative Starts Strong
Mayor Daniel Rivera, with City Council President Kendrys Vasquez announced a major Clean Lawrence initiative in a press conference earlier today. Read Press Release...

State Officials Celebrate Opening of Ferrous Park in Lawrence
Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Matthew Beaton joined state and local officials to celebrate the opening of a 4.5 acre park on the Ferrous site, a former brownfield in Lawrence at the union of the Spicket and Merrimack Rivers. EEA’s Gateway City Parks Program provided $2.75 million to fund the land acquisition, design, and construction of the new park. Read Press Release...

May and June Officers of the Month Recognized
Lawrence Police Officer Dean Murphy and Sergeant Shawn Quaglietta were recognized by Mayor Daniel Rivera and Police Chief James Fitzpatrick as Officer of the Month for May and June respectively as a result of their exemplary job performance in their duties to the City of Lawrence. Read Press Release...

State Project Improves Downtown Access
Mayor Daniel Rivera, with Assistant Secretary Juan Vega of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, Senator Barbara L’Italien, State Representatives Marcos Devers, Frank Moran, Diana DiZoglio and Lane Glenn, President of Northern Essex Community College unveiled a completed a city center project with $900K worth of improvements behind Northern Essex’s Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health and Technology Center. Read Press Release...

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...


Clergy Parking information session
Thursday March 10, 2016 from 4pm-6pm at City Council Chambers Read More...

Irish Heritage Month
March is “Irish Heritage” month here in Lawrence. Click here to read list of events...

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...

Christmas Tree Lighting and Menorah Lighting Ceremony
The Annual Tree Lighting is a such an important event that brings the city together every holiday season and we are thrilled to be able to entertain the city's children. Friday Dec. 4th. Read More...

Ben Affleck to Film Movie in Downtown 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...

2015 Flu Shots
Mayor Rivera is hosting a flu clinic that is open to the public on Wednesday October 28th from 10 a.m. to noon at Lawrence City Hall. The event is sponsored by Walgreens. Walgreens will supply free vouchers for anyone who wants a flu shot and does not have insurance. Read More...

City of Lawrence Trick or Treating Date Set
Trick or treating in Lawrence will be held on Saturday, October 31st from 5pm-7pm. Read Press Release...

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
Click here to read the article..

New York times Editorial – Hope for Lawrence Schools!
A study covering the first two years of the Lawrence turnaround, …shows promising results. Along with higher graduation rates, math and English scores have both shown growth. Lawrence clearly has a long way to go. But just as clearly, structural reform, starting with the school leadership, can lead to progress in a system that had lost hope just a few years ago. Read Article...

Ferguson, New York, South Carolina Incidents Prompt Use of Force Review
Mayor Daniel Rivera and acting Police Chief James Fitzpatrick announced today the ongoing efforts to avoid and prevent the wrongful use of force by officers in the Lawrence Police Department. Read Press Release...

Mayor Daniel Rivera Announces Selection for New Fire Chief
Following a five-month search process conducted by a team of nine members, Mayor Daniel Rivera announced his selection for Chief of the Lawrence Fire Department, and will submitting the candidacy of Brian Moriarty to the City Council for review and confirmation. Read Press Release...

$200K to Lawrence for Abandoned Rail Redevelopment
Nancy Barmakian of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas join Mayor Daniel Rivera to announce a $200,000 grant to plan for the future reuse and revitalization of the Manchester & Lawrence Rail Road (MLRR) line. Read Press Release...

City of Lawrence to Host Application Drive for Civil Service Exam
The City of Lawrence will be hosting an application drive for the upcoming Civil Service Police Officer written exam scheduled for April 25th, 2015. Read Press Release...

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route information
The parade will begin at the intersection of Amesbury Street and Common Street, and proceed down Amesbury Street by the Claddagh Pub over the Central Bridge onto Parker Street, turning left onto Salem Street, down Salem Street past Pizza King, turning left onto Market Street past the Reliefs’ In ending at Market Street and Osgood Street. Read More...

Lawrence State of the City 2015
State of the City Address by Mayor Daniel Rivera. Making Lawrence Better Read More...

Moody’s Upgrades Lawrence to A3 with a Stable Outlook
Moody's Investors Service upgraded the City of Lawrence's credit rating to A3 from Baa1. This rating upgrade is the first time Lawrence has received an “A” level rating from Moody’s since 1986. Read Press Release...

Governor Baker, Mayor Rivera & State Delegation Announce Intersection Improvement Funds
Local and State Officials, announced in a press conference an important intersection project that will be funded in part by additional Chapter 90 funds released in early January by Governor Baker. Read Press Release...

Mayor Daniel Rivera Announces Selection for New Fire Chief
Following a five-month search process conducted by a team of nine members, Mayor Daniel Rivera announced his selection for Chief of the Lawrence Fire Department, and will submitting the candidacy of Brian Moriarty to the City Council for review and confirmation. Read Press Release...

Mayor Rivera Announces $400,000 Grant That Will Turn Eye-Sore into a Playing Field
Mayor Rivera Announces $400,000 Grant That Will Turn Eye-Sore into a Playing Field Read Press Release...

Lawrence Receives Over $1M to Crack Down on Crime
City receive state public safety staffing grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security totaling $1,005,294 to fight crime in Lawrence. Read Press Release...

City Catches Illegal Dumping
Last month, the City of Lawrence Inspectional Services Department issued a $300 fine for illegal dumping that was caught on camera Read Press Release..

Newton, Lawrence Announce Food Drive Partnership
Newton Mayor Setti Warren and Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera today announced that the two cities will partner in the fight against food insecurity this holiday season. Read More...

Mayor Dan Rivera Selected for Governor-Elect Charlie Baker’s Transition Team
Mayor Dan Rivera has been asked to join the transition team for Governor-Elect Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Karyn Polito. Read Press Release...

LPD Implements New Citizen Complaint & Commendation Procedure
Mayor Daniel Rivera and Acting Chief Fitzpatrick announced today the reorganization and streamlining of the Lawrence Police Department Professional Standards Unit. Read Press Release...

Sewer Cleaning
The City of Lawrence started an aggressive sewer system investigation program this spring in order to evaluate the City’s buried infrastructure. Read More...

EPA Action on Merrimac Paper Co. Site
Up to $2 Million of Asbestos Removal Work Approved by EPA for Merrimac Paper Site Read Press Release

Lawrence is Among the Best Places to Live...
Lawrence was recently featured on the Boston Globe Magazine as one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Click hear to see what Lawrence has to offer...

2014 "Law Day" Theme Poster Contest
Attention all Middle & High School Students! You are invited to participate in 2014 Law Day theme poster contest. Read More...

The MVYMCA & The City of Lawrence Corporate Partnership
The Merrimack Valley YMCA and the City of Lawrence are excited to announce our new partnership effective April Read More...

Planning a Downtown West Business District
Help the City of Lawrence plan a business district in west downtown! Read More...

Campagnone Common: Spray Park Survey
What Do You Think? You can help by answering two survey questions. The first question tests your knowledge of Spray Parks and the second describes the three potential locations for a Spray Park Common. Take Survey... | Encuesta en Español...

Saint Patrick's Day Parade
After a three year sabbatical, the Lawrence Saint Patrick’s Day Parade has returned to Lawrence. Mayor Rivera, along with the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, have been working diligently Read More...

Water Meter Project Information
In 2012, the City of Lawrence initiated a city-wide water meter replacement program. The reasons for this replacement program are to 1) automate the meter reading process, 2) provide increased drinking water safety, and 3) increase the accuracy and reliability of the meter readings. Read More... Leer Mas.....

Working Cities Grant Opens New Era of Collaboration in Lawrence
City of Lawrence wins first place in Working Cities Challenge, awarded $700,000 grant. Read More... Leer Mas...

Christmas Tree Pick Up
This is a Reminder to all residents of Lawrence, that the Department of Public Works will be picking up your old Christmas trees on the weeks of Jan. 6-10 and Jan. 13-17. Read More...

Mayor Rivera's Inaugural Address
Today I stand before you as the mayor of the City of Lawrence. It is important at moments such as this that we remember how we got to this place in history. Read More...

City of Lawrence receives Policing Staffing Grant; Mayor Lantigua will hire more Cops
Mayor Lantigua is happy to announce that the City of Lawrence has been officially awarded $919,634.00 from the Massachusetts Police Services Staffing Program through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. Read More...

Standard & Poor’s issues credit upgrade
Mayor William Lantigua is happy to announce that Standard & Poor’s Rating Services has issued an upgrade for the City of Lawrence. Read More...

Interim Police Chief
Mayor Lantigua issued an executive order today indicating that Captain James Fitzpatrick will assume the role of Chief of Police effective at 1700 hours Tuesday September 3, 2013. Read More...

City of Lawrence Boards/Commissions Openings
Mayor William Lantigua invites residents of the City Of Lawrence to apply for the following volunteer boards and commissions. Expired members seeking re-appointment must re-apply for consideration.Read More...

Lawrence Police Chief John Romero announces retirement after 43 years of dedicated service
After forty-three years in Law Enforcement, Lawrence Police Chief John J. Romero will officially retire on September 3, 2013. Chief Romero started in the City of Lawrence on January 15, 1999 as city’s first Hispanic Police Chief. Read More...

New Water Meters
The Lawrence Water Department is replacing all old water meters with new, reliable, and safe meters. In the next upcoming months, you will receive a postcard with information on how to get your new meter installed at no cost to you.Read More...

4th. of July Celebration 2013
Come and enjoy balloon wizard, balloon twist, face painting, caricature artist, spin art, fire show, pony rides and much more at our 4th of July Celebration this 4 of July from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, at the Lawrence Veteran Memorial Stadium. Read More...

Spicket River Greenway; Transforming Lawrence
The 3.5-mile Spicket River Greenway, a collaboration of the City of Lawrence and Groundwork Lawrence, was completed in June 2013. Click here to watch video...

3rd Annual FREE Electronic Recycling Event
The City Of Lawrence and ACT Secured Recycling announce the collaboration for our 3rd annual FREE Electronic Recycling Event. Saturday, June 15, 2013 at ACT Secured Recycling, Everett Mills (rear parking lot) Located at 15 Union Street, Lawrence. Between the hours of 9:00 A.M and 1:00 P.M. (Rain or Shine). Read More...

Fiscal Year 2014 – Mayor’s Proposed Budget
On May 29, 2013 Mayor William Lantigua submitted a balanced fiscal year 2014 budget to the City Council. The budget reflects the City’s priorities of public safety and education. The City will continue to move forward with strong fiscal management and oversight, sustaining its financial health into the future. Read More...

HUD Award

Mayor William Lantigua Announces HUD Award of a $2.5 Million Lead Hazard Control Grant To City of Lawrence Read More...
 


11th Annual Beautification Day

The 11th Annual Beautification Day will be held on Saturday, May 11th, 2013 at the Bellevue and Saint Mary’s Cemeteries from 9 am to 12 pm. Meet at Saint Mary’s Mausoleum. Read More...


Hydrant Flushing Program

Hydrant flushing program begins April 9, 2013 city wide and will continue throughout the summer months. Read More...
 


State of City Address 2013

The Honorable Mayor William Lantigua State of the City Address February 5, 2013 “Lawrence is on the rise; our great city continues moving for” Read More...
 


“No Questions Asked” Gun Buy-Back Event

Mayor Lantigua announced that the city would conduct its first ever “no questions asked” gun buy-back event. “No citizen or family in Lawrence should have to suffer from gun violence. Read More...



City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting

Mayor William Lantigua invites you to the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday November 30th at 4:30pm. . Read More...
 


Duck Bridge Crossing

Please joint Mayor William Lantigua, State Officials and City Officials as they cross the newly restored Duck Bridge on Friday, November 16, 2012 Noon Read More...
 


2012 Seasonal Flu Clinics

Mayor William Lantigua and Mayor Stephen N. Zanni, in conjunction with the Lawrence and Methuen Health Departments, are pleased to announce the 2012 Seasonal Flu Availability. Read More...


Standard & Poor’s issues credit upgrade

Mayor William Lantigua is happy to announce that Standard & Poor’s Rating Services has issued an upgrade for the City of Lawrence. Read More...
 


Stable outlook for City of Lawrence

Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua is happy to announce that Moody’s Investor Services revised the City of Lawrence’s financial outlook yesterday from a negative to a stable forecast. Read More...


Open Letter to Citizens of Lawrence

I’m happy to announce that for the third consecutive year, the City of Lawrence has adopted a budget both balanced and on-time. Read More...
 


Fun In The Sun 2012

Mayor William Lantigua and The Lawrence Recreation Department announce this year Summer Vacation Activities for Children. Read More...
 


4th. Of July Celebration 2011

Join us Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Veterans Memorial Stadium, the fun starts at 6:00PM. Read More...
 


Unemployment Rate Falls Below 13%

Mayor William Lantigua announced tha The Unemployment Rate for the City of Lawrence Falls Below 13% for the First Time Since January 2008.  Read More...
 


Free Electronics Recycling Event!

The City Of Lawrence and ACT Secure Recycling announce the collaboration for our 2nd Annual Free Electronics Recycling Event. Read More...
 


Traffic Advisory: Spickett River Bridge Replacement

Canal Street Over The Spickett River Bridge Replacement MARSTON STREET AND PROSPECT STREET TRAFFIC LANE RESTRICTIONS BEGIN APRIL 4, 2012 Read More...


Reinstatement of Lawrence Police Officials

Mayor William Lantigua announced the reinstatement of eleven Police Officials today in a ceremony in his City Hall office. Read More...
 



Campagnone Common Park Renovations

Renovations to Lawrence's historic Campagnone Common are currently underway. Read More...
 


State Mandated Flushing Program

The City of Lawrence Department of Public Works Water Division will be flushing hydrants & operating valves citywide beginning the week of : March 5th , 2012. Read More...


Merrimack Valley Cities win Health District Grant

The Cities of Methuen, Haverhill, and Lawrence have received a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to create the Merrimack Valley Health District. Read More...


City selects high-tech parking pay stations

City of Lawrence, Mass., Installs 115 LUKE II Multi-Space, Multilingual Parking Pay Stations from Digital Payment Technologies. Read More...
 


Great City of Lawrence Food Drive 2011

Mayor William Lantigua presented Julia Polanco, President of Food for the World, today with food donations received as a result of the City of Lawrence’s annual food drive. Read More...


Forum with Education Commissioner Chester

You are invited to attend a very important community forum with Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, Mitchell Chester on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 6:30pm at the Lawrence High School Performing Arts Center. Read More...


Lawrence Public Schools DOE Partnership

Mayor William Lantigua met with Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester earlier this month to discuss the future of the Lawrence Public Schools. Read More...
 


Grant for The Youth Violence Prevention

Mayor William Lantigua announced today that the city has received a grant in the amount of $800,000 from the Patrick –Murray Administration under the Governor’s Safe and Successful Youth Initiative. . Read More...


Informational Session; New Parking Meters

Informational session on the new parking meters that will be installed in November on the following streets: Essex, Common, Jackson, Lawrence, and Broadway. Read More...
 


2011 Seasonal Flu Clinics

Mayor William Lantigua and Mayor William Manzi III, in conjunction with the Lawrence and Methuen Health Departments, are pleased to announce the 2011 Seasonal Flu Availability. Read More...
 


Employee Accrual Oversight

Mayor Lantigua of Lawrence announced today that he has organized a team to research payroll management systems to better account for employee time including sick, personal and vacation accruals. Read More...


West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes

The MDPH in conjunction with the City Of Lawrence Health Department announced today that West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Lawrence, Massachusetts. Read More...


Governor Safe and Successful Youth Initiative

Mayor William Lantigua has just submitted a formal request to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services for assistance under Governor Patrick’s Safe and Successful Youth Initiative. Read More...


Lawrence Announces Three New Community Gardens

Mayor Lantigua led the ribbon cutting at the corner of Spruce and Myrtle Streets to officially open 3 new community gardens in Lawrence Neighborhoods. Read More...
 


Mayor William Lantigua Arts & Crafts Festival

Experience exquisite art & live music by local artists and musicians at Lawrence Veterans Memorial Stadium; an outdoor courtyard where local artists will exhibit their talent. Read More...


2011 Road Improvement Program

Mayor William Lantigua announced today an aggressive Road Improvement Program for the City of Lawrence for 2011. Read More...
 


Fun In The Sun 2011

Mayor William Lantigua and The Lawrence Recreation Department announce this year Summer Vacation Activities for Children ages 6-14. Read More...
 


Superintendent Search Survey

The Lawrence School Committee is conducting a search for a new Superintendent of Schools. Mayor Lantigua is asking and very much appreciates your participation in this search. Click here for the Survey...


Press Release; Friday June 3, 2011

Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua, Chairman of the Lawrence School Committee announced a team of people charged with assisting the School District in selecting a permanent Superintendent of Schools. Read More...


Mayor Lantigua submits balanced budget for FY12

Mayor Lantigua submits balanced budget for FY12 with no lay-offs, no new borrowing and no one-time revenue sources. Read More...
 


4th. Of July Celebration 2011

Featuring Entertainment by The Legendary “B Street Bombers” and “La Academia” – Comcast’s all new interactive mobile sports extravaganza Read More...
 


State of the City Address 2011

The Honorable Mayor William Lantigua State of the City Address May 3, 2011 “Making Progress” Read More...
 


Letter From The Mayor William Lantigua

Over the course of this past Easter weekend some serious allegations, from anonymous sources, have called into question my integrity and that of my administration. Read More...


Annual Earth Day Clean Up

Join hundreds of volunteers in planting trees, shrubs, flowers, building and planting school yard garden beds and a general Spring cleaning of our city! Read More...
 


Auction Of Vehicles & Miscellaneous Items

The City of Lawrence will hold its annual auction on Saturday, May 7, 2011.The first auction for vehicles will be held at the Lawrence Municipal Yard. Read More...

 
Important Notice: Tax Amnesty For Property Owners

If you owe property taxes to the city of Lawrence, you may be eligible for a 75% waiver of interest on back taxes for real estate & personal property taxes. Read More...
 


J.S.B. Industries Opens Second Baking Facility

Declaring February 10th as J.S.B. Industries Day in the City of Lawrence, Mayor William Lantigua helped to officially open a new state-of-the-art baking facility for J.S.B. Industries. Read More...


Spicket River Greenway & Oxford Paper Site Public Meeting Announcement

The meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on February 10 at the Lawrence Public Library (51 Lawrence Street). Read More...
 


East Haverhill Street over the Spicket River

On Wednesday, January 19th, MassDOT implemented a traffic restriction affecting the bridge carrying East Haverhill Street over the Spicket River. Read More...
 


Government Contracts for Your Business

Would you like to get your business certified for federal contracts? Then, this event is for you! Please join representatives from federal agencies that will show you how to get your business certified for government contracts opportunities. Read More...


City of Lawrence receives $6.6 Million Safer Grant

Mayor Lantigua is happy to announce that working along side Senator John Kerry and Congresswomen Niki Tsongas, we were able to apply for an receive a Safer Grant for $6.6 million for the Lawrence Fire Department. Read More...


Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant

Mayor William Lantigua Announces the Award of a $3.1 Million Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant to the City of Lawrence. Read More...
 


Mayor Lantigua announces $150k Anti-Gang Grant

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has awarded the City of Lawrence a Shannon Anti Gang Grant. Read More...


Mayor Lantigua announces Sale of City Property

Mayor Lantigua is happy to announce the sale of 10 vacant city parcels. The City Council voted on January 4th in support of Mayor Lantigua’s recommendations to sell 10 city owned lots. Read More...


Doing Business with the City of Lawrence

Mayor Lantigua is looking to build new partnerships.  Come learn about our contracting opportunities, how our bid system works, what we buy, and how you can do business with the city. Read More...


Christmas Tree Pick Up

This is a Reminder to all residents of Lawrence, that the Department of Public Works will be picking up your old Christmas trees on the weeks of Jan. 3-7 and Jan. 10-14. Read More...


Attention! Snow Clean-up Advisory

Lawrence Municipal Code Section 12.04.040 Removal of snow from awnings and sidewalks.  Read More...

 


Rental Opportunity, Saunders School Apartments

We will be taking applications for our new 16-unit permanent supportive housing development for homeless families in Lawrence, Ma Read More...

 


Lawrence Street Under Construction

On Monday, November 29th, 2010, the City of Lawrence started the first phase of the resurfacing of Lawrence Street, from Maple Street all the way up to the Methuen line. Read More...


City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting December 3

The annual tree lighting is such an important tradition that brings the City together every holiday season, and we are thrilled to be able to host this special event for the City’s children. Read More...


Emergency Winter Parking Ban

Parking prohibited during certain months between 12:01 AM and 6:00 AM on public streets, alternate sides on alternate days on certain streets. Read More...
 


Construction Employment For City of Lawrence Residents

The Saunders School is a former neighborhood elementary school closed by the City of Lawrence in 2006. Read More...

 


6 Point Action Plan to Combat Violence

Mayor William Lantigua and Chief John Romero hold Press Conference unveiling 6 point Action Plan to Combat Violence in Lawrence  Read More...

 


City of Lawrence chosen to culminate Gov. Patrick’s 50th Groundbreaking!

Governor Deval Patrick and his administration made good on there promise. Read More...
 


Governor Deval Patrick announces $500,000 PARC Grant.

Mayor Lantigua accepted a $500K grant today from Secretary Ian Bowles, of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Read More...