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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...
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...
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...
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...
The Common News
The City of Lawrence presents the 20th edition of the bi-monthly newsletter ‘The Common News’ Read More...
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...
Lawrence Summer Fun 2017
Mayor Dan Rivera announces the Summer Youth Activities List for the Summer 2017 Season 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...
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...
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...
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$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...

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