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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Disaster Re-Paving Begins City Announces Phase 1 Paving

Mayor Daniel Rivera, with Councilors David Abdoo and Marc Laplante announce Phase 1 of road restoration and recovery projects following the September 13th Columbia Gas disaster. Roadwork done in Phase 1 began Monday, September 9th and will continue throug...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Statement from Mayor Rivera on Columbia Gas

Mayor Daniel Rivera releases the following statement regarding today’s announcement by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities concerning Columbia Gas work on abandoned service lines:

This compliance issue, at its core, is a public safet...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Columbia Gas to Begin Compliance Checks on Portion of the Merrimack Valley Gas System

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts announced today it will begin compliance checks on service lines abandoned last fall as part of the recovery work in the Merrimack Valley. Columbia Gas recently identified some instances of noncompliance with Massachusetts re...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Free Bus in Lawrence

Mayor Daniel Rivera, the City of Lawrence, in partnership with the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority announced, beginning today, bus fares on three MVRTA routes in downtown and throughout Lawrence will be free; Route 34 (Prospect Hill); Route 37...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Duck Bridge Restricted Opening

As of 2:30PM today, MassDOT and SPS New England, Inc, have completed a partial repair of the Duck Bridge with parts they were able to obtain. At this point, MassDOT will be opening the Duck Bridge overnight tonight, sometime after 12 midnight. This will b...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2019

City Invests in Speed Bumps

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In anticipation of schools opening, Mayor Daniel Rivera announces the rollout of temporary speedbumps across the city. These temporary speed bumps have been placed near most schools and in problem speeding areas. “Speeding has been and continues...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2019

Lawrence gets $40K for Recycling

The Lawrence DPW is launching the first year of a program called the “Recycling IQ Kit” that will run for 10 weeks from July through September.  The goal of the program is to “Increase” the “Quali...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Mayor Submits 6th Balanced Budget

Mayor Daniel Rivera announces the submission of his Fiscal Year 2020 budget. This is the Mayor’s sixth budget submission in his time as Mayor. “This budget continues my administrations focus on making our city safer and supporting the ...

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FY2020 budget Document Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Mayor to Honor LHS student to attend West Point Military Academy

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Law­rence High School senior Alexis Martinez, son of Carla Rivera and Alexis Martinez of Lawrence, has received an appointment to the Class of 2023 at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Martinez is scheduled to graduate from Lawrenc...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Columbia Gas Settlement

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FINAL SETTLEMENT AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS

$80,000,000.00: $57,162,500.00 is for Paving Restoration and $10,000,000.00 is for Claims. The remaining maximum balance of $12,837,500.00 (“Remaining Maximum Balance”) will be made available to the RELEASORS only...

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

City Camera System Goes Live

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Mayor Daniel Rivera, with Police Chief Roy Vasque, will hold a press conference on Monday, April 22nd to roll out the city wide camera system. These cameras will be strategically placed throughout the city to detect and deter crime city-wide. Members of t...

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Lawrence Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Police Chief Applicant Review

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Mayor Dan Rivera has named the members of the Police Chief Applicant Review Committee.

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

Lawrence Celebrates National Community Development Week, April 2-6, 2018

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Mayor Daniel Rivera, with Interim Police Chief Roy Vasque, will hold a press Conference to announce and recognize seven new police officers that graduated from the Northern Essex Community College Police Academy last Friday.

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Mayor Rivera To Recognize New Officers

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Mayor Daniel Rivera, with the City of Lawrence Planning and Development Department, will hold a press conference and check ceremony tomorrow to announce the grantees of the Neighborhood Innovation Grant.

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Neighbor’s Projects Get $ Grant Recipients Honored

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Mayor Daniel Rivera, with the City of Lawrence Planning and Development Department, will hold a press conference and check ceremony tomorrow to announce the grantees of the Neighborhood Innovation Grant.

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Mayor Promotes Top Officers

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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 d...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Ed Davis To Train Lawrence Police

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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.

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