Tools for a Better Tomorrow: Family Services of Merrimack Valley

The year after the city of Lawrence was incorporated in 1853, the organization now known as Family Services of the Merrimack Valley (FSMV) was formed as a relief society called the “Lawrence City Mission.” Throughout its 160-year history, the organization evolved in a parallel way to the field of social work, according to Elizabeth Sweeney,… Read More

Lowell National Historic Park 2016 Reception

For the tenth year, Lowell National Historical Park recognized contributions to the city of Lowell in the realms of preservation and heritage as part of National Preservation Month at a reception held at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum on May 12. These two award categories represent the important nature of the park’s dual mission to “preserve… Read More

Changing The World One Student At A Time

A Visit with UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney The view from Jacqueline Moloney’s fourth-floor office is dramatic. Dark clouds scud above the roiling Merrimack River, creating a scene worthy of a Dutch landscape. But Moloney, the first female chancellor of UMass Lowell, is more intrigued by the students crossing the bridge below her. “That’s the... Read More

Good Eats

The Herb Lyceum at Gilson’s Dinner at The Herb Lyceum at Gilson’s in Groton can be terrific or disappointing. It's all about expectations. If you’re anticipating a quiet and solitary romantic dinner for two, you’re going to feel let down. And if you’re eager for a large and widely eclectic menu with all manner of options, you're... Read More
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