Gateway goes green

Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2014 4:05 pm | Updated: 12:53 pm, Fri Aug 29, 2014.

By Keith Eddings keddings@eagletribune.com

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LAWRENCE – It began as a dense, churning beehive of mills that employed thousands and produced paper, plastics, clothing and more for longer than a century, then declined into a crumbling, contaminated relic of the city's – and the nation's – faded industrial might.

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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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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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.

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.

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!