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Without Market Basket, less fresh food in Lawrence

Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 7:11 pm | Updated: 1:34 pm, Wed Aug 27, 2014.

By Lauren DiTullio lditullio@eagletribune.com

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MARY SCHWALM/Staff photo An empty case normallu stocked full of chicken is empty at Market Basket on Essex Street in Lawrence.

Forgotten railbed would be remade for bikers and hikers

Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 12:05 am

By Keith Eddings keddings@eagletribune.com

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CARL RUSSO/Staff photo

LAWRENCE — Under the weeds and litter and the rusted rail that runs from the Merrimack River to the Methuen line, Mayor Daniel Rivera sees an engine of growth like the one that brought people and goods to the city along the rail line for 145 years.

Holy Family Hospital opens farmer's market

Posted: Saturday, July 12, 2014 11:42 pm. By Lauren DiTullio lditullio@eagletribune.com

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AMY SWEENEY/Staff photo - The Eagle-Tribune

METHUEN — Karen Kennedy, director of Mission and Community Partnerships for Holy Family Hospital, can’t say for sure that the hospital’s new farmers market is Methuen’s first.

Regardless, she’s doing everything in her power to make sure it’s the best.

S.A.L.S.A. health and fitness festival set for Saturday

Posted: Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:05 am

The Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — Pemberton Park will be the site of the first S.A.L.S.A. Festival on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

S.A.L.S.A.—which stands for Supporting Active LifeStyles for All—will offer games, kite making and flying, a bike clinic and safety, BMX demos, trolley rides, volleyball, Zumba, an obstacle course, sack races, healthy snacks, door prizes, and more.

Lawrence celebrated Earth Day

Posted by: Admin on May 10, 2014 Lawrence/Methuen

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During the celebration of Earth Day, on Saturday, May 3, 2014, nearly 1,200 volunteers under the direction of Groundwork Lawrence (GWL) met to complete cleaning and beautification projects in Lawrence. In total, the volunteers were divided by 40 different sites throughout the city.

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Six Mass. Nonprofits Get $122K for Urban Farming Initiatives

March 18, 2014 — Six nonprofits across Massachusetts recently were awarded $122,623 in state grants for urban farm pilot projects, one of the nation’s first state-funded urban farming initiatives aimed at helping more cities growth their own food.

The Urban Agricultural Program grants, administered by the Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR), is designed to build community partnerships, increase access to fresh, nutritious food for urban residents at risk for diet-related chronic diseases, and promote viable farming methods and local initiatives that other cities can replicate.

#GivingTuesday

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As we may still have leftovers from our glorious Thanksgiving feasts, here's some food for thought:

Ferrous Site Walk - Nov. 22nd

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Date and Time

Saturday, November 22nd at 10:00 AM
60 Island Street, 1st Floor East Wing, Lawrence, MA

(Parking available at 50 Island Street)

Please join us for a site walk to review the designs for a new park in the heart of Lawrence's Mill District at the confluence of the Spicket and Merrimack Rivers.


Green Roof Installed by ETTP Students at Manchester Street Park


We are happy to announce that the Green Roof on the shed at Manchester St. Park has been planted!

Cycle Two and Three (Cycle 3 pictured here) of the Environmental Technical Training Program (ETTP) at Groundwork Lawrence took on the task of completing the installation of the "Green Roof" using their OSHA 10 and Fall Protection Training, in addition to other skills they have acquired during the 5-week full-time program!

GWL is hiring a Community Programs Director!

Groundwork Lawrence is hiring a Community Programs Director.

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