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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Lawrence Ciclovia 2016
Mayor Dan Rivera and The Mayor's Health Task Force invites the community to the 2016 Ciclovia on Sunday August 7 & 21 2016, 1-5 PM Downtown Lawrence. Read More...
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...
The Common News
The City of Lawrence presents the 13 edition of the bi-monthly newsletter ‘The Common News’ Read More...
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 & 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...

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...
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...

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