The Lawrence Partnership: A Group of Dedicated Leaders Aim to Change the City And How It Is Perceived

Changing the perception of a city once labeled the “city of the damned” is a daunting task, to say the least. When Boston Magazine used those words in a headline over a less than flattering 2012 story about Lawrence, a metaphorical gauntlet was thrown. And the response has been impressive. Rather than helplessly shrugging their… Read More

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

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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
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