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City government

Full-time mayor with nine-member City Council meets twice a month. Six district councilors, three at-large councilors, office 978-794-5810. Mayor Michael J. Sullivan, City Hall, 200 Common St., 978-794-5858. City Hall hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Green space:

Bourgoin playground, West Street, playground and fields.

Campagnone Memorial, North Common across from City Hall.

Cronin Park, Alder Street at Juniper and Poplar streets.

Den Rock Park, off Route 114 near Kohl's Plaza at the North Andover line: hiking, walking and jogging.

Hayden/Schofield Playstead, Lawrence and Myrtle streets, ballfield.

Howard Park, Lawrence Street: playground, tennis and basketball courts.

Lawrence Riverfront State Park, along the Merrimack River, from the end of Shattuck Street to Eaton Place; children's playground, tennis and basketball courts, and walking trails and boating.

Veterans Memorial Stadium, located off Route 114 in the south side of the city; organized team sports.

Lorenz Park, East Haverhill Street; field.

Mount Vernon Park, South Lawrence: baseball and softball fields.

O'Neil Park, across from Lawrence High. Eight acres with baseball, softball, football, soccer and other team sports.

Pemberton (state) Park: green space located downtown off the Central Bridge.

Phillip Riley Park, off Everett Street, with 15 acres for freshwater fishing, boating and picnicking.

O'Connell Park, commonly known as the South Common, 11 acres for baseball, softball and general play.

Storrow Park, located on Prospect Hill, swimming pool and tennis courts.

Sullivan Park, next to Lawrence Stadium, basketball courts.

To register a dog: Licenses available in the City Clerk's Office. Cost is $3 for spayed or neutered dogs; otherwise it is $6. Free to dog owners 65 or older or for dogs 12 years or older. City clerk: 978-794-5803.

Paying taxes: The fiscal 2005 tax rate is $23.53 per $1,000 valuation for commercial, $9.70 for residential. Taxes may be paid at City Hall, 978-794-5840.

For senior citizens: Council on Aging, Senior Citizen Center, 155 Haverhill St. Director Bernard Reilly, 978-794-5886. Daily activities include dancing, beano and many diverse classes and trips.

Downtown parking:

Lawrence Downtown Parking Associates, 1 Hampshire St., 978-687-0710; 3 Museum Square, 978-688-6868; 7 Appleton Way, 978-686-7802; John J. Buckley garage, Amesbury and Common streets, 978-686-1624; Eidam's Car Park, 2 Lawrence St., 978-683-2425.

Health services:

Lawrence General Hospital, 1 General St., 978-683-4000.

Greater Lawrence Family Health Centers, 34 Haverhill St., 978-686-0090; 150 Park St., 978-685-1770; 73D Winthrop Ave., 978-686-3017; 700 Essex St., 978-689-2400; 101 Amesbury St., 978-685-7663.

Recycling: Curbside recycling of paper, bottles, cans and plastics. Drop off paint, motor oil, mercury thermometers, televisions, computers, tires, car batteries and tires ($2 each with or without rims), fluorescent lamps at the DPW yard, 1 Auburn St., 978-794-5762. Second and fourth Saturday of the month, 8 a.m. to noon, May through October.

Library: Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence St., 978-682-1727. Winter hours Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Summer hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday. South Branch, 135 Parker St., 978-794-5789. Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Learn to sail: Greater Lawrence Community Boating Program, Eaton Street, open from late June to Labor Day, 978-681-8675. Boats include 38 small Sunfish sailboats, wind surfers, many canoes, 21 kayaks, rowing shells and larger sailboats, some as big as 25 feet, a catamaran and a four-person rowing shell. Rowing classes. Instruction and use of boats for price of membership. Fees: $50 for youth and senior citizens; $100 for individual adult.

Volunteering for city boards: Fill out application in the mayor's office, 978-794-5858, for zoning, conservation, planning, and other boards and commissions.

Veterans: Veterans Affairs Department, City Hall, 978-794-5846.

Voting: Register to vote in the elections division office in City Hall, 200 Common St., 978-794-5807.

Reporting a pothole: Call the Department of Public Works at 978-794-5762.

Substance abuse: The Psychological Center Inc., a private, nonprofit group runs substance abuse prevention and rehabilitation programs, 1 S. Union St., 978-685-1337.

Help for women: Women's Resource Center offers services to victims of domestic violence, 599 Canal St., 5 West, Hotline: 978-685-2480.

Historical Society: Lawrence History Center/Immigrant City Archives and Museum, 6 Essex St., 978-686-9230. A. Patricia Jaysane, director. The collected and preserved documents and artifacts of the City of Lawrence. Generally open Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 to 1 p.m. Visitors are urged to call before coming.

Neighborhood associations

Arlington Community Trabajando Neighborhood Association, Ana Luna, 88 Franklin St.; Methuen Arlington, 1 Broadway, Methuen, Colonial Heights, Jim Houle, 26 Durso Ave.; South Lawrence East, Betty Kneeland, 47 Boxford St.; South Common Central, Ed Anderson, 74 Salem St.; Mount Vernon Neighborhood, Frank Incropera, 514 Mount Vernon St.; North Broadway Neighborhood, Domingo

Melendez 202 Merrimack St.; Cornish St. Neighborhood, Maria de la Cruz, 7 Cornish St.; Wood-Mill Cottage Neighborhood, Peter Blanchette; Crescent St. Neighborhood, Joriada LeBron, 34 Crescent St.; Tower Hill, Nick Kolofoes; Carletonville Neighborhood, Joe Quarterone 8 West Kenneth St.; Whitman Street Neighborhood, Dorothy Vaitkunas 26 Wyman St.; Prospect Hill/BackBay, Jim Ross 23 Pleasant St.

Business groups: Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce, 264 Essex St., President Joseph J. Bevilacqua, 978-686-0900.



Superintendent of Schools: Wilfredo T. Laboy, 255 Essex St., 978-975-5905.

Elementary school principals:

Academy of Journalism and Communications, (former General Donovan), 50 Cross St. Dawna Koretsky, administrator, 978-975-5947.

Arlington Elementary, 150 Arlington St., Elizabeth Qualter, 978-975-5926.

Arlington Middle, 150 Arlington St., Juan Rodriguez, 978-975-5926.

John Breen School, 114 Osgood St., I. Alberto Molina, 978-975-5932.

Alexander B. Bruce, 135 Butler St., William Sullivan, 978-975-5935.

Robert Frost, 33 Hamlet St., Ellen Baranowski, 978-975-5941.

South Lawrence East Elementary, 165 Crawford St., Mary A. Toomey,


South Lawrence East Middle, 165 Crawford St., Dina M. Hickey, 978-975-5970.

James F. Hennessey, 122 Hanco*ck St., Judith A. Alaimo, 978-975-5950.

Francis Leahy, 100 Erving Ave., Patricia Mariano, 978-975-5959.

James F. Leonard, 60 Allen St., Mary C. Frangipane, 978-975-5962.

Henry K. Oliver, 183 Haverhill St., Beth A. Gannon, 978-975-5966.

John R. Rollins, New Beginnings, 451 Howard St., Dr. Paul L. Koppenhaver, 978-975-5971.

Lawlor ECC, 41 Lexington Ave., Ada Ramos, 978-975-5956.

John K. Tarbox, 59 Alder St., Martha Duffy, 978-975-5983.

Emily G. Wetherbee, 75 Newton St., Colleen Lennon, 978-975-5986.

Edward Parthum School, 255 East Haverhill St., Sharman Sullivan, 978-691-7200.

Gerald Guillmette School, 80 Bodwell St., Daniel Hanneken, 978-686-8810.

Lawrence High, 233 Haverhill St., Dr. Thomas Sharkey, 978-975-2750.

Greater Lawrence Technical School, 57 River Road, located over the border in Andover, Superintendent Frank Vacirca, 978-686-0194.

Adult Learning Center, former Sanborn School, Samaria Tavares-Hashem, 978-975-5917.

Northern Essex Community College: Lawrence campus, 45 Franklin St., 978-738-7000; Lawrence Extension campus, 78 Amesbury St., 978-738-7600.


Holy Trinity School, 31 Trinity St., Laurice Hajjar, 978-686-3007.

St. Patrick School, 101 Parker St., Sister Joan Gilmore, SND, 978-683-5822.

St. Mary Immaculate Conception School (elementary), 301 Haverhill St., Vina Troianello, 978-685-2091.

Our Lady of Good Counsel, 526 Lowell St., Maureen Cocchiaro, 978-682-9761.

Grades K-8:

Central Catholic High School, 300 Hampshire St., David DeFillipo, 978-682-0260.

Notre Dame Education Center, 301 Haverhill St., Sr. Gwynette Proctor, SND, director., 978-682-6441. English and citizenship classes for non-English speakers.

Community Day Charter School, pre-K to 8, 73 Prospect St., 978-681-9910. Executive Director Sheila Balboni, 190 Hampshire St., 682-6628. Lower School Principal Leigh Doherty; Upper School Principal Jeff Bruno.

Lawrence Family Development Charter School, 978-689-9863. Pre-K to fourth grade at 34 West St.; grades 5 to 8 at 7 May St.; Patricia Karl, executive director; Connie Tarsook, principal.

Notre Dame High School, 207 Hampshire St., 978-689-8222. A Christo Rey Network high school sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur offering a college preparatory education for students lacking financial means. Currently serving grades 9, with plans to expand to grade 12. President, Sister Mary Murphy SND; Principal, Sister Maggie Lindgren.


Apostolic: Holy Cross Armenian Church, 54 E. Haverhill St., 978-683-9942. Parish merged with St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church in Haverhill, the Rev. Father Ghevont Samoorian, pastor, 110 Main St., 978-372-9227. In July, Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in Lawrence. In August, Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. in Haverhill.


Iglesia Bautista Biblica, 3 Green St., 978-794-2523.

Judson Memorial Church, 3 Green St., 978-689-0444.

Third Baptist Church, 22 Warren St., 978-683-9913.


Corpus Christi (Italian, Spanish, Portugese, Polish and Lithuanian), Union and Essex streets. Rev. Thomas Domurat, pastor, 978-685-1711.

Our Lady of Good Counsel, Methuen and Lawrence. Parish office, 22 Plymouth St., Methuen. Rev. William Waters, OSA, pastor. Mass celebrated Sunday 10 a.m. (Children's Liturgy of the Word) at St. Augustine Chapel, 128 Ames St., Lawrence. Saturday, 4 p.m. and Sunday, 8 and 11:30 a.m., at St. Theresa in Methuen. Religious education, 978-686-3984, Ext. 12.

St. Mary/Immaculate Conception Church (Masses offered in English and Spanish), 300 Haverhill St., 978-685-1111. Rev. Jorge Reyes, OSA, pastor.

St. Patrick, 118 S. Broadway, 978-683-9416. Rev. Paul O'Brien, pastor.

Congregational: United Church of Christ: South Congregational Church, 198 S. Broadway, 978-683-9163. Service, 10 a.m.

Christian Fellowship Church of Merrimack Valley, 93 East Haverhill St., 978-683-4869. The Rev.David L. Sundell, pastor. Sunday Service, 10 a.m.

United Riverside Congregational, 19 Grafton St., 978-686-5542. Pastor Robert C. Hull.


Grace Church, 35 Jackson St., 978-682-6003. Rev. Ennis Duffis, pastor.

St. Augustine Episcopal, 297 S. Union St., 978-685-1933. The Rev. Kendrik Child, pastor.

Iglesia Evangelica Hispana, 61A Warren St., 978-975-7622.

Interdenominational: Greater Lawrence Council of Churches, 117A S. Broadway, 978-686-4012.

Jehovah's Witnesses: Salon del Reino, Testigos de Jehovah, 825 Essex St., 978-794-3042.

Melkite Greek Catholic: St. Joseph Church, 241 Hampshire St., 978-682-8152. Rev. Alam Alam.

St. Anthony, 145 Amesbury St., 978-685-7233. Summer Sunday service, 9:30 a.m.

Lutheran: Redeemer Lutheran Church, 163 E. Haverhill St., 978-682-4215. Pastor Barbara Reifschneider.

Methodist: Christ United Methodist Church, 207 Haverhill St., 978-685-5653. Rev. Gabriella Garcia, pastor, 978-683-6165 or for emergencies only 781-888-8055.

Iglesia Cristiana Metodista, 45 Avon St., 978-688-3648.

Orthodox: St. George Church, 8 Lowell St., 978-685-4052. Rev. Edward Hughes.

Presbyterian: United Presbyterian Church, 96 E. Haverhill St., 978-682-8176.

Conservative Synagogue: Congregation Ansha Sholum, 411 Hampshire St., 978-683-4544. Cantor Jeff Cornblatt. President Melvin Zaft, 978-374-2679.

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