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Tsongas, Rivera announce rail bed study

Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 12:15 am | By Keith Eddings keddings@eagletribune.com

LAWRENCE – U.S. Rep Niki Tsongas and Mayor Daniel Rivera on Friday joined a top federal environmental official at abandoned rail bed beside a boarded-up factory to announce an effort to rebuild the crumbling industrial corridor along the rail.

February Vacation at the Boys and Girls Club

Written by Kelly Rusch

Groundwork Lawrence put on a vacation program at the Boys and Girls Club focusing on exercising, nutrition, and food science.
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For a lot of kids, February vacation means spending time relaxing indoors trying to stay warm, forgetting about school and learning for a week. Not for the kids at the Boys and Girls Club! Over 30 kids from elementary to high school ages participated in the Groundwork Lawrence February Vacation Program from February 17-20th.

There were two, one hour sessions each day; one for ages 7-10 and one for 11 years and older. The younger kids focused on exercise and nutrition. They started class with learning the different ways of exercising. One day they were led through a gentle yoga session, and the next day they stepped up the intensity with a calisthenics workout. They prepared a healthy snack at the end of each class. One of the favorites was the Energy Bites. These were made from sun butter, oats, honey, flaxseed powder, and chocolate chips. They learned about the different healthy components of what they were eating including whole grains, protein, dietary fiber, and dark chocolate. One girl came the next day excited to share that she made Energy Bites for her dad!

Groundwork Lawrence's Green Team hit the BCT last summer for a service day at Ward Hill Reservation

Volunteers, Donors Aid Bay Circuit Trail

By Rob Burbank | AMC Outdoors, March/April 2015

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When work is called a party, it appears, people are happy to show up to work.

Lawrence Selected as Finalist for RWJF Culture of Health Prize

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Community Health Efforts Recognized as Lawrence Advances in Prize Selection Process

LAWRENCE, MA (February 19, 2015)—The good news just keeps coming for Lawrence, which was chosen today as a finalist for the third annual RWJF Culture of Health Prize. As a finalist, Lawrence is one step further to the RWJF Culture of Health Prize which honors only a handful of communities from across the nation whose efforts illustrate an enduring commitment toward building a Culture of Health for all residents.

Selected from more than 340 communities across the country, Lawrence joins just 14 other finalist communities and only one other community from Massachusetts, Everett. The 10 winners will be announced this fall, with a site visit to Lawrence planned for the spring

“Lawrence, MA is excited to have advanced as a RWJF Culture of Health Prize finalist community,” said Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera. “We’ve recognized for years that health is about so much more than treating illness. It’s about making sure that everyone has access to the services they need, to safe and affordable housing, to education and to employment, and that’s what drives our commitment to creating a Culture of Health. We can’t wait to showcase Lawrence during the upcoming Robert Wood Johnson site visit.”

Groundwork Lawrence featured by Why Hunger

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Manney Sicard, age 37, kept seeing people working in the garden behind his apartment. The lot had been another three-story apartment building like the one he lives in, but it had burned, and the vacant lot had quickly attracted weeds, then shadows, then illegal trash. It was not something worth looking at from Manney’s window.

We Are Hiring!

Finance & Operations Director

Grant will fund energy from food waste project

By Douglas Moser dmoser@eagletribune.com | Eagle Tribune

A nascent local project to generate electricity from food waste got a $4.4 million boost from the state Monday.

The state Executive office of Energy and Environmental Affairs announced on Monday $18.4 million in grants to 13 communities or regional organizations for clean energy technology that would be used to prevent critical infrastructure from becoming disabled during a power failure.

Lawrence Partnership Seeks Executive Director

Job Description:

Full-Time Executive Director for The Lawrence Partnership (with some evening and weekend commitments)

Overview:

The Lawrence Partnership is a new private-public sector collaboration focused on economic development and the quality of life in the City of Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Mayor, state secretary tour Lawrence park projects

Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014 12:13 am

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Courtesy photo, Sam CarsonEEA Secretary Bartlett and Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera tour the Spicket River Greenway

Lawrence Partnership hosts launch party

Group shares plans for regional public safety building, revitalized storefronts

Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 12:30 am

By Lauren DiTullio lditullio@eagletribune.com

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PAUL BILODEAU/Staff photo. Partners of the Lawrence Partnership are called as they are recognized for being a part of the new partnership during the newly formed Lawrence Partnership launch party held at the Everett Mills Event Space in Lawrence on Friday.

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