City Of Lawrence

 

Yard of the Month Program

The “Yard of the Month”/”Storefront of the Month” award to eliminate litter is off to a great start. The award recognizes people who make the extra effort to keep Lawrence beautiful. This award will inspire others to eradicate trash, pick-up litter and to improve the quality of life in the City of Lawrence.

Nominations and suggestions for Yard of the Month and Storefront of the Month are accepted via email to FOConnor@CityofLawrence.com or submitted to the Community Development Department located at 225 Essex St. Lawrence, MA 01841 c/o Frank O’Connor.

Yard of the Month

October 2014 - Freddy & Ines Avellan

The Office of Mayor Daniel Rivera is pleased to announce that the most recent winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award is Freddy & Ines Avellan of 165 Dracut Street. “The efforts of the Avellan Family have been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property,” said Mayor Rivera. “I applaud their continuous determination to make Lawrence better.”

Ines and Freddy Avellan have done an excellent job to keep the area at their home on Dracut Street clear of trash and litter. "It costs nothing, but a little effort to keep the area clean and safe for others, which makes our city a better place." said Ms. Ines Avellan. It is this hard work and much pride in its upkeep that has earned the Avellan Family the coveted recognition of the Yard of the Month award.

Photo (left to right) Frank O’Connor, Jr. from the Office of Planning & Development with Ms. Ines M. Avellan holding the prestigious Yard of the Month Award, Ms. Diniria Covert and Ms. Erma Auhing.

June 2014 - Ms. Ana Sosa

The Office of Mayor Daniel Rivera is pleased to announce that the most recent winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award is Ms. Ana Sosa of 1-3 Albion Street. “The efforts of Ms. Sosa have been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property,” said Mayor Rivera. “I applaud her continuous determination to make Lawrence better.”

Ms. Ana Sosa has done an excellent job to keep the sidewalks at her home on the corner of Albion and Avon streets clear of trash and litter. "It costs nothing, but a little effort to keep the sidewalk clean and safe for others, which makes our city a better place." said Ms. Sosa. Her neighbors made a point of mentioning that Ms. Sosa often cleans trash from in front of the vacant house on Avon Street, across the street from her home. It is this hard work and much pride in its upkeep that has earned him the coveted recognition of the Yard of the Month award.

Photo (left to right) Frank O’Connor, Jr. from the Community Development Dept. with Ms. Ana Sosa.

April 2014 - Mr. Paul Rinaldi

The Office of Mayor Daniel Rivera is pleased to announce that the most recent winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award is Mr. Paul Rinaldi of 14 Market Street. “The efforts of Mr. Rinaldi have been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property,” said Mayor Rivera. “I applaud his continuous determination to make Lawrence better.”

Mr. Paul Rinaldi has done an excellent job to keep the sidewalk at his Market Street home clear of trash and litter. "It costs nothing, but a little effort to keep the sidewalk clean and safe for others, which makes our city a better place." said Mr. Paul Rinaldi. It is this hard work and much pride in its upkeep that has earned him the coveted recognition of the Yard of the Month award.

January 2014 - Polanco Family

The Office of Mayor Daniel Rivera is pleased to announce that the most recent winners of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award are the Polanco Family of 38 Brook Street. “The efforts of the Polanco family have been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property,” said Mayor Rivera. “I applaud them in their continuous efforts to make Lawrence better.”

Mr. Hector Polanco and his family have made superlative efforts to keep the sidewalk at their Brook Street home clear of snow, trash, and litter. In addition to the upkeep efforts of the Polanco familys’ own residence, they regularly pick up trash at the entrance to Scarito Park, which is across the street from their house. "It costs nothing, but a little effort to keep the sidewalk clean and safe for others makes our city a better place." said Mr. Hector Polanco. It is this hard work and much pride in its upkeep that has earned the Polanco family the coveted recognition of the Yard of the Month award.

January 2013 - Estevez Family

The Office of Mayor William Lantigua is pleased to announce that the most recent winners of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award are the Estevez Family at 171 Newbury Street and the Baez Family at 173 Newbury Street. Mayor Lantigua said, “The efforts of both the Estevez and Baez families have been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property.”

Both the Baez and Estevez families have made wonderful efforts to keep the sidewalks and alley at their Newbury Street duplex clear of trash and litter and the sidewalk free of snow and ice. "It costs nothing but a little effort to keep the sidewalk clean and safe for others," said Ms. Carmen Estevez. It is this hard work and much pride in its upkeep that has earned both the Estevez and Baez families the coveted recognition of Yard of the Month award.

Photo: (L-R) Ms. Carmen Estevez receiving prestigious Yard of the Month Award from Mayor Lantigua

July 2012 - Mr. Luis Monterroso

Mr. Luis Monterroso, 187-189 Willow St

June 2012 - Mr. Carlos Ramos & Family

Mr. Carlos Ramos & Family, 9 Custer Street

May 2012 - Mac Vu Family

The Office of Mayor William Lantigua is pleased to announce that the winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award for May 2012 is the Mac Vu Family of 18 Emmett Street. Mayor Lantigua said, “The efforts of Mr. Mac Vu and his family, been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property.”

Mac Vu and his family have made wonderful efforts to keep the sidewalks at Emmett and Kingston Street clear of trash and litter. The Vu family always keep the sidewalks, gutter and alley way clean and free of litter. "It costs nothing but a little effort to keep the sidewalk and curb area free of trash and litter," said Mr. Mac Vu. It is this hard work and much pride in its upkeep that has earned Mr. Mac Vu and family the coveted recognition of Yard of the Month award for May 2012.

Photo: (L-R) Alexander Mac holding the award with his brother Benjamin Mac, Mr. Mac Vu and Mayor Lantigua

March 2012 - Ureña Family

The Office of Mayor William Lantigua is pleased to announce that the winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award for March 2012 is the Ureña Family of 63-35 Warwick Street. Mayor Lantigua said, “The efforts of Jose and Rosa Ureña and their daughters, Paula and Melenie, have been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property.”

Jose and Rosa Ureña and their family have made wonderful efforts to keep the sidewalks at Warwick Street clear of trash and litter. The Ureñas always keep the sewer drain clean and free of trash. "It costs nothing but a little effort to keep the sidewalk and curb area free of trash and litter," said Mr. Jose Ureña. It is this hard work and much pride in its upkeep that has earned the Ureña Family the coveted recognition of Yard of the Month award for March 2012.

Photo: Frank O'Connor, Community Development Dept. with Mr. Jose Ureña, Melenie Ureña holding the award, Mayor Lantigua, Paula Ureña and Mrs. Rosa Ureña Photo credit: Eileen Margaret

Febuary 2012 - Ms. Lwanga Paulino

The Office of Mayor William Lantigua is pleased to announce that the winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award for February 2012 is the Ms. Lwanga Paulino of 45 Woodland Street. Mayor Lantigua said, “The efforts of Ms. Lwanga Paulino and her daughter, Jaritza, been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property.”

Ms. Paulino and her family have made wonderful efforts to keep the sidewalks at Woodland and Pleasant streets clear of snow after the recent winter storm, and helping a handicap neighbor by clearing their sidewalks, also. The Paulinos always keep the gutter clean and free of trash and litter. The Paulino Family has made their part of the city much nicer. "It costs nothing but a little effort to keep the sidewalk and curb area free of snow or trash and litter," said Ms. Lwanga Paulino. It is this hard work and much pride in its upkeep that has earned the Paulino Family the coveted recognition of Yard of the Month award for February 2012.

Photo: Frank O'Connor, Community Development Dept. with Ms. Lwanga Paulino receiving the award from Mayor Lantigua, and Jaritza Paulino Photo credit: Eileen Margaret

January 2012 - Burgos Family

The Office of Mayor William Lantigua is pleased to announce that the winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award for January 2012 is the Burgos Family of 235 Farnham Street. Mayor Lantigua said, “The efforts of Cesar and Ana Burgos and their family been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property.”

Mr. & Mrs. Cesar Burgos and their family have made wonderful efforts to keep the sidewalk and gutter clean and free of trash and litter. The Burgos Family has made their part of the city much nicer. "It costs nothing but a little effort to keep the sidewalk and curb area free of trash and litter," said Mr. Cesar Burgos. It is this hard work and much pride in its upkeep that has earned the Burgos Family the coveted recognition of Yard of the Month award for January 2012.

Photo: Frank O'Connor, Community Development Dept. with Mr. Cesar Burgos Photo credit: Eileen Margaret

December 2011 - Ms. Milagro Peña

The Office of Mayor William Lantigua is pleased to announce that the winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award for December 2011 is Ms. Milagro Peña of 77 Summer Street at the corner of Newbury Street, across from the Reviviendo Playground. Mayor Lantigua said, “The efforts of Ms. Milagro Peña and her family been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property.”

Ms. Milagro Peña and her family have made wonderful efforts to keep the sidewalk and gutter clean and free of trash and litter. The Peña family has made their part of the city much nicer. "It costs nothing but a little effort to keep the sidewalk and curb area free of trash and litter," said Ms. Milagro Peña. It is this hard work and much pride in its upkeep that has earned Ms. Milagro Peña and her family the coveted recognition of Yard of the Month award for December 2011.

Suggestions for next month's Yard of the Month and Storefront of the Month are accepted via eMail to FOConnor@CityofLawrence.com or can be submitted to the Community Development Department located at 225 Essex Street, 3rd floor. Lawrence, MA 01840.

November 2011 - Polanco-Marte Family

The Office of Mayor William Lantigua is pleased to announce that the winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award for November 2011 is the Polanco-Marte Family of 38 Marble Ave, near Ohio Ave. Mayor Lantigua said, “The efforts of the Polanco-Marte family been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property.”

Pablo and Yanet Paulino-Marte and their extended family have made wonderful efforts to keep the sidewalk and gutter clean and free of trash and litter, right out to Water Street. The efforts of the Paulino family have made their part of Tower Hill much cleaner. "It costs nothing but a little effort to keep the sidewalk and curb area free of trash and litter," said Ms. Yanet Paulino-Marte. It is this hard work and much pride in its upkeep that has earned the Paulino-Marte family the coveted recognition of Yard of the Month award for November 2011.

Photo: (front row) Adriana Bencosme, Karla Paulino with award. (back row) Ms. Yanet Paulino-Marte, Luz Taveras, Mayor Lantigua, Manuel Marte, Favianet Paulino, Pablo Paulino. Photo credit: Frank O'Connor, Jr.

October 2011 - Ortiz Family

The Office of Mayor William Lantigua is pleased to announce that the winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award for October 2011 is Ms. Rupertina Ortiz of 175-177 Salem St., at the corner of Market St. Mayor Lantigua said, “The efforts of the Ortiz family been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property.”

Ms. Ortiz and her family have made wonderful efforts to keep the sidewalk, gutter at Salem and Market streets, clean, and free of trash and litter, right out to the street. The efforts of the Ortiz family have made their part of Salem Street much cleaner for the neighborhood. "It costs nothing but a little effort to keep the sidewalk and curb area free of trash and litter," said Ms. Rupertina Ortiz. It is this hard work and much pride in its upkeep that has earned Ms. Rupertina Ortiz and her family the coveted recognition of Yard of the Month award for October 2011.

Photo: Frank O'Connor, Jr., Community Development Dept., Ms. Romona Rosario, Pablo Ortiz, Ms. Rupertina Ortiz receiving award from Mayor Lantigua, Ms. Evelinsa Ortiz, Ms. Lordes Peña and Ms. Neftalina Fulgencio. Photo credit: Elena Margarita

September 2011 - Ms. Angela Suliveras

The winner of the prestigious Yard of the Month award for September 2011 is Ms. ANGELA SULIVERAS of 1-3 Summit Ave.

August 2011 - González and Villa Almanzar Family

The Office of Mayor William Lantigua is pleased to announce that the co-winners of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award for August 2011 are both families at the condo/duplex 41-47 Melvin St., at the corner of Kempton Court. Mayor Lantigua said, “The efforts of the González family at 47 Melvin Street, and Villa Almanzar family at 41 Melvin Street have been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property.”

These neighbors and families have made wonderful efforts to keep the sidewalk and gutter at Melvin and Kempton, behind the Merrimack Courts, clean and free of trash and litter, right out to the street at their homes. The efforts of both the Gonzalez Family and Villa Almanzar family have made their part of Melvin Street much cleaner for the neighborhood. "It costs nothing but a little effort to keep the sidewalk and curb area free of trash and litter," said Ms. Rita Almanzar. It is this hard work and much pride in its upkeep that has earned both the Gonzalez Family and Villa Almanzar family the coveted recognition of Yard of the Month award for August 2011.

Photo(l-r): Frank O'Connor, Jr., Community Development Dept., Ana González, Ms. Hilda Guzmán González, Oliver González, Alina Villa, Eliana Villa, Ms. Rita Almanzar de Villa and Mr. Antonio Villa. Photo credit: Elena Margarita

July 2011 - Castillo Family

The Office of Mayor William Lantigua is pleased to announce that the winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award for July 2011 is the Castillo Family at 80 Blanchard St., at the corner of Farnham St. Mayor Lantigua said, “The efforts of Mr. Andres Castillo, his wife, Ms. Francia Castillo and their entire family have been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property.”

The Castillo Family have made wonderful efforts to keep the sidewalk and gutter at Blanchard and Farnham streets clean and free of trash and litter, right out to the street at their home. The Castillo Family has a picturesque garden and cleans the alley behind their home. The efforts of the Castillo Family have made their part of Blanchard much cleaner for the neighborhood. "It costs nothing but a little effort to keep the sidewalk and curb area free of trash and litter," said Mr. Andres Castillo. It is this hard work and much pride in its upkeep that has earned the Castillo Family the coveted recognition of Yard of the Month award for July 2011.

Photo: Frank O'Connor, Jr., Community Development Dept., Ms. Francia Castillo holding her granddaughter Dania Charles, Mr. Andrés Castillo holding the prestigious Yard of the Month award, Ms. Catalina Medina, Mayor Lantigua, Ms. Jennifer Charles and Ms. Pati Fernandez. Photo credit: Elena Margarita

June 2011 - Reynoso Family

The Office of Mayor William Lantigua is pleased to announce that the winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award for June 2011 is the Reynoso Family at 73-75 Sunset Ave, near the corner of Saratoga St. Mayor Lantigua said, “The efforts of Mr. Pedro Reynoso, his wife, Ms. Melida Reynoso and their entire family have been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property.”

The Reynoso Family made wonderful efforts to keep the sidewalk and gutter at Sunset Ave. clean and free of trash and litter, right out to the street at their home. The efforts of the Reynoso Family have made their part of Sunset Ave. much cleaner for the neighborhood. "It costs nothing but a little effort to keep the sidewalk and curb area free of trash and litter," said Mr. Pedro Reynoso. It is this hard work and much pride in its upkeep that has earned the Reynoso Family the coveted recognition of Yard of the Month award for June 2011.

Photo: Frank O'Connor, Jr., Community Development Dept., Alana Polanco, Mr. Virgilio Reynoso, Ms. Melida Reynoso, Brian Reynoso, Mr. Pedro Reynoso receiving the prestigious Yard of the Month award from Mayor Lantigua, front Brismel Encarnación and Yuhuyre Sáez. Photo credit: Eileen Margaret

May 2011 - Ms. Barbara Loszewski

The winner of the prestigious Yard of the Month award for May 2011is Ms. Barbara Loszewski of 77 Stearns Ave.

April 2011 - Nuñez Family

The Office of Mayor William Lantigua is pleased to announce that the winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award for April 2011 is the Nuñez Family at 87 Dracut Street, at the corner of Clifton St. Mayor Lantigua said, “The efforts of Mr. Angel Nuñez, his wife, Ms. Irma Irizarry and their daughter, Vivian Nuñez have been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property.”

The Nuñez Family made wonderful efforts to keep the sidewalks at Dracut and Clifton streets clean and free of trash and litter, right out to both streets around their home. The efforts of the Nuñez Family have made their part of Dracut Street much cleaner for the neighborhood, especially with the vacant abandoned store across from their house. "It costs nothing but a little effort to keep the sidewalk free of trash and litter," said Mr. Angel Nuñez. It is this hard work and much pride in its upkeep that has earned the Nuñez Family the coveted recognition of Yard of the Month award for April 2011.

Photo: (l-r) Frank O'Connor, Jr., Community Development Dept., Mr. Angel Nuñez receiving the prestigious Yard of the Month award from Mayor Lantigua. Photo credit: Eileen Margaret

March 2011 - Rita Family

The Office of Mayor William Lantigua is pleased to announce that the winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award for March 2011 is the Rita Family at 3 Camden Street, at the corner of Tenney St. Mayor Lantigua said, “The efforts of John & Rose Rita have been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property.”

The Rita Family makes wonderful efforts to keep the sidewalks clean and free of trash and litter, right out to the street. The efforts of the Rita Family have made their part of Camden Street much cleaner and safer for the neighborhood children to get to the Arlington School. "It costs nothing but a little effort to keep the sidewalk free of trash and litter," said Ms. Rose Rita. It is this hard work and much pride in its upkeep that has earned the Rita Family the coveted recognition of Yard of the Month award for March 2011.

Photo: Frank O'Connor, Jr., Community Development Dept., Mr. John Rita, Ms. Rose Rita receiving the prestigious Yard of the Month award from Mayor Lantigua.

Febuary 2011 - Levy Family

The Office of Mayor William Lantigua is pleased to announce that the winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award for February 2011 is the Levy Family at 167 Prospect Street, near the corner of Haverhill St. Mayor Lantigua said, “The efforts of the Levy Family have been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property.”

The Levy Family made wonderful efforts to keep the sidewalks clean and free of snow and ice, right out to the street. With the heavy snowfall this winter, the efforts of the Levy Family have made their part of Prospect Street much safer for the neighborhood children to get up and down the hill to the Charter School and the hospital. "It costs nothing but a little effort to keep the sidewalk free of snow and ice," said Ms. Ana Levy. It is this hard work and much pride in its upkeep that has earned the Levy Family the coveted recognition of Yard of the Month award for February 2011.

Photo: Frank O'Connor, Jr., Community Development Dept., Ms. Ana Levy, Mayor Lantigua, Anybe Levy & Mr. Benjamin Levy receiving the prestigious Yard of the Month award from the Mayor. Photo credit: Eileen Margaret

January 2011 - Lyon Family

The Office of Mayor William Lantigua is pleased to announce that the winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award for January 2011 is the Lyon Family at 101 Olive Avenue, near the corner of Middlebury St. Mayor Lantigua said, “The efforts of the Lyon Family have been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property. ”

Mr. Fred Lyon has made wonderful efforts to keep the sidewalks clean and free of snow and ice, right out to the street, particularly the handicap space near his home. With the recent heavy snowfall, the efforts of the Lyon Family have made their part of Olive Ave much safer for the neighborhood children to get up and down the hill to the Bruce School. It is this hard work and much pride in its upkeep that has earned the Lyon Family the coveted recognition of Yard of the Month award for January 2011.

Photo: Frank O'Connor, Jr., Community Development Dept., Fred Lyon with the award and his parents Sally & Roger Lyon. Photo credit: Richard Burke

December 2010 - Stewart Family

The Office of Mayor William Lantigua is pleased to announce that the winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award for December 2011 is the Stewart Family at 25 Dorchester Street, near Winthrop Ave. Mayor Lantigua said, “The efforts of Neil and Irene Stewart have been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property. ”

The Stewarts have made wonderful efforts to keep their sidewalks clean and free of snow and ice, right out to the street. With the accumulation of snow, the snow removal efforts of the Stewarts have made their part of Dorchester Street safer for children to walk to school and for others to pass through the neighborhood. After each snowfall, the Stewart family painstakingly removes all the snow and ice from their sidewalk and yard. It is this hard work and much pride in its upkeep that has earned the Stewart Family the coveted recognition of Yard of the Month award for December 2010.

Photo: (Left to Right) Frank O'Connor, Jr., Community Development Dept., Ms. Irene Stewart and Neil Stewart. Photo credit: Eileen Margaret

Nobemver 2010 - Ms. Noris Frias

The Office of Mayor William Lantigua is pleased to announce that the winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award for November 2011 is Ms. Noris Frias at 61 Bunkerhill Street, near at the corner of Lawrence St. Mayor Lantigua said, “The efforts of Ms. Noris Frias have been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property.”

Ms. Frias has made wonderful efforts to keep the sidewalks clean and free of trash and litter, right out to the street. She has even paid a professional to remove sneakers that were thrown over the telephone wires in front of her home. With the recent construction and resurfacing of Lawrence Street near her home, the efforts of Ms. Frias have made her part of Bunkerhill Street much cleaner in the neighborhood. Every day, Ms. Frias painstakingly removes all the trash from the area of her sidewalk and yard. It is this hard work and much pride in its upkeep that has earned Ms. Noris Frias the coveted recognition of Yard of the Month award for November 2010.

Photo: Ms. Noris Frias with her award. Photo credit: Frank O'Connor, Jr.

October 2010 - Ms. Juana Abreu and her family

The Office of Mayor William Lantigua is pleased to announce that the winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award for October 2010 is Ms. Juana Abreu and her family at 5 Haverhill Street, near Prospect St. Mayor Lantigua said, “The efforts of Ms. Abreu and her family have been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property.”

Ms. Abreu, with the help of her husband, Juan Carlos Espinal, and their extended family, have made wonderful efforts to keep their yard clean and free of litter, right out to the street. Their home is on Haverhill Street at the intersection of Prospect Street. With the recent bridge construction in Lawrence, Prospect and Haverhill streets have become primary conduits for the neighborhood. Every day, the Abreu family painstakingly picks up the litter that blows into their yard. It is this hard work, great creativity and much pride in its upkeep that has earned Ms. Juana Abreu and her family the coveted recognition of Yard of the Month award for October 2010.

Photo: (Left to Right) Frank O'Connor, Jr., Community Development Dept., Ms. Marlene Espinal, William Lantigua, Jr., Mayor Lantigua, Ms. Juana Abreu and her son Gabriel Espinal (holding award), her husband Juan Carlos Espinal, Juan Jose Espinal, Julio Espinal and Julio Jose Espinal. Photo credit: Eileen Margaret

September 2010 - Gebhardt Family

The Office of Mayor William Lantigua is pleased to announce that the winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award for September 2010 is the Gebhardt Family at 6 Wendell Street, at West St. Mayor Lantigua said, “The efforts of the Gebhardt family have been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property.”

Wayne & Linda Gebhardt, with the help of their grandson, Mason, have made wonderful efforts to keep their yard clean and free of litter, right out to the street. The Gebhardt home is on Wendall Street at the intersection of West Street, which is a primary conduit in and out of the neighborhood. Every day, the Gebhardt family painstakingly picks up the litter that blows into their yard. It is this hard work, great creativity and much pride in its upkeep that has earned the Gebhardt Family the coveted recognition of Yard of the Month award for September 2010.

Photo: (Left to Right) Frank O'Connor, Jr., Community Development Dept., Mrs. Linda Gebhardt, grandson Mason holding award, Mayor Lantigua, and Mr. Wayne Gebhardt. Photo credit: Eileen Margaret

August 2010 - Walworth Family

The Office of Mayor William Lantigua is pleased to announce that the winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award for August 2010 is the Walworth Family at 71 Beacon Street, near the corner of Mt. Vernon St. Mayor Lantigua said, “For over forty years, the efforts of the Walworth family have been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property.”

David & Patricia Walworth, with the help of their great-grandson, have made wonderful efforts to keep their yard clean and free of litter, right out to the street. The Walworth home is on Beacon Street near the intersection of Mt. Vernon Street, which is a primary conduit in and out of the neighborhood. Every day, the Walworth family painstakingly picks up the litter that blows into their yard. It is this hard work, great creativity and much pride in its upkeep that has earned the Walworth Family the coveted recognition of Yard of the Month award for August 2010.

Photo: (Left to Right) Frank O'Connor, Jr., Community Development Dept., John DeLee, great-grandson of the Walworths, Mayor Lantigua, Mr. David Walworth holding Minie & Mrs. Patricia Walworth. Photo credit: Eileen Margaret

July 2010 - The Rendón Family

The winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award for July 2010 is the Rendón Family at 12-14 Juniper Street.

Photo: (Left to Right) Frank O'Connor, Jr., Community Development Dept., Manuel Peguero, Mrs. Irma Rendón, Mayor Lantigua, Luis Centeno & Arthur Marcotte. Photo credit: Eileen Margaret

June 2010 - The Baez Family

The Office of Mayor William Lantigua is pleased to announce that the winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award for June 2010 is the Baez Family at 32 Arlington Street, across from the Howard Playstead. Mayor Lantigua said, “The efforts of Mrs. Marcela Baez and her family have been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property.”

Mrs. Marcela Baez and her family, have made wonderful efforts to keep their yard clean and free of litter, right out to the street. The Baez home is on Arlington Street near the Howard Playstead, which is heavily used by sports leagues and youth teams. Every day, the Baez family painstakingly picks up the litter that blows into their yard. It is this hard work, great creativity and much pride in its upkeep that has earned the Baez Family the coveted recognition of Yard of the Month award for June 2010.

Photo: (Left to Right) Frank O'Connor, Jr., Community Development Dept., Mrs. Marcela Baez, Kadir Baez and Alex Baez Photo credit: Eileen Margaret

May 2010 - The Gómez Family

The Office of Mayor William Lantigua is pleased to announce that the winner of the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award for May 2010 is the Gómez Family at 577 Haverhill Street, at the corner of Reservoir St. Mayor Lantigua said, “For years, the efforts of Jóse and Juana Gómez have been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property.”

Mr. Jóse Gómez and his wife, Mrs. Juana Gómez, have made wonderful efforts to keep their yard clean and free of litter, right out to the street. The Gómez home is at the corner of Haverhill and Reservoir streets, which is heavily used. Every day the Mr. & Mrs. Gómez painstakingly pick up the litter that blows into their yard. It is this hard work, great creativity and much pride in its upkeep that has earned the Gómez Family the coveted recognition of Yard of the Month award for May 2010.


Photo: (Left to Right) Mrs. Juana Gómez & Mr. Juan Gómez Photo credit: Frank O'Connor, Jr.

April 2010 - The McNulty Family

The Yard of the Month award winners for April 2010 is The McNulty Family at 96 Greenfield Street.

Photo: (Left to Right) Frank O’Connor, Jr., Community Development Department, Mrs. Dawn McNulty and Mr. Kevin McNulty Photo credit: Eileen Margaret.