Governor Deval Patrick announces $500,000 PARC Grant for the old Oxford Paper site on Canal Street.
Mayor Lantigua welcomes Secretary Ian Bowles to Lawrence
October 25, 2010
Mayor Lantigua accepted a $500K grant today from Secretary Ian Bowles, of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. The Mayor and Secretary Bowles were joined by Congresswomen Niki Tsongas, Senator Sue Tucker, Rep. Barry Finegold, Rep. David Torrisi and Rep. Marcos Devers. The Mayor thanked many partners in his speech including; Ground Works Lawrence, Lawrence Community Works, GenCorp, EPA, Mass DEP, MVRTA, HUD, Mass Development, Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, and the Lawrence Community Development Department.
"The New Oxford Park is a symbol of the rebirth of the City of Lawrence and the Strength of Our City. Through a series of strong partnerships and collaborations with the vibrant community groups in Lawrence and our State and Federal partners, what was once a19th century Industrial site representative of the American industrial revolution has been transformed into a beautiful park which will be the Gem of the Spicket River Greenway and a vital enhancement to the quality of life for the residents of Lawrence as the city continues its economic revitalization. On behalf of the residents of the city, I want to thank Governor Patrick and Secretary Bowles and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs for its many years of partnership with the city", stated Mayor Lantigua to a large crowd that gathered for the event.