Community:

Empowering Women – The Women’s Fund of Essex County

Imagine being a single mother of three children. Now imagine having no place to call home.  For most people, the situation is inconceivable. But, according to the national nonprofit Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, of the reported 4,500 homeless families living in Massachusetts, the vast majority of them are single mothers and their children. And… Read More

Michelle Xiarhos Curran

Art for All

The Lowell Community Health Center’s ArtUp Program is a Win-Win for Patients, Staff, Artists and Community. In a newly-restored 1880s mill building, the 100,000-square-foot Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) provides services for thousands of area residents, and thanks to a creative program called ArtUp, it also serves as a gallery for the work of… Read More

Anne Broyles

A Passion for Service

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center’s Lawrence Family Medicine Residency Program More than 800 applicants vying for eight coveted openings might sound like the premise for a cutthroat reality television show, but for Dr. Joseph Gravel, that kind of interest marks the beginning of an annual monthslong process to match doctors with the Lawrence Family Medicine… Read More

Alyson Aiello

Lowell Food & Wine Festival

Indulge in Culinary Delights for a Good Cause This September. Lowell’s nickname is “The Mill City,” a tribute to the days in the mid-1800s when it was the country’s first large-scale factory town and in the process of earning its reputation as the “Cradle of the American Industrial Revolution.” But the Bay State’s fourth-largest city… Read More

Dean Johnson
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