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.”

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 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.

'Created Equal' forum to be held at Everett Mill

By Terry Date tdate@eagletribune.com

LAWRENCE — Created equal: the topic endures.

Expressed in our Declaration of Independence, resonating through the abolition of slavery in the 19th century and civil rights battles of the 20th century, it echoes to the present.

It will be a springboard for conversation at a film-and-talk session on Sept. 11, presented by Mass Humanities and the Lawrence History Center.

"Created Equal: Conversations on the American Social Contract" comes to the Everett Mill, sixth floor, from 6-10 p.m.

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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RYAN HUTTON/ Staff photo

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.