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The email boxes of city employees will look a little emptier with the end of the annual food drive, but the donation truck food drive 4looks better than ever! City offices have been participating in friendly competition to raise food donations for the Merrimack Valley Food Bank. Naturally, in the spirit of competition the prizes included housing the coveted “City Hall Challenge Trophy,” a DD gift card and of course bragging rights.

The Top 3 winners were:

Team “Can Collect,” Treasury Department, with a total of 465 cans

Team “Forever Young,” Council on Aging and Veterans Administration, with a total of 381 cans

Team “Works Well,” Career Center, with a total of 225 cans

and runner up “Develop they Can,” the Department of Planning and Development

food drive 5food drive 3The biggest achievement however, came from the raising of 1440 items for the food bank and helping our city.  Thank you to everyone who donated! Every can counts!

If you’d like to get more information on how to help visit http://mvfb.org/how-to<-help/ there you can find information on having your own fund drives, food donations and volunteering.

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The City of Lowell – City Manager’s Task Force will be honoring the 7TH Annual White Ribbon Day Campaign (Jane Doe Inc.)

Thursday, March 6, 2014 @ 12 noon
City Hall Lobby-375 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA.

Please join us to show your support of boys and men working to end violence against women. Also, please take a moment to provide a statement, poem, or thought you have against the domestic violence of women. Thank you.                                                                                               

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“Coats from Ann Above”  Sponsored by Lowell Firefighters

Winter Coat Penny Drive

For 2014, the Lowell Fire Department will be hosting a winter coat penny drive to purchase winter coats for children in Lowell who are in need.  Pennies will be collected at every firehouse in the City of Lowell from now until October, 2014.  The City of Lowell Fire Department also encourages parents and children to visit the fire station between these months to donate as well as learn about the fire trucks in the station!

The department will be working with all Lowell schools, each of which will submit a list of 10 students who are most in need of those winter coats.  Parents of these students will be contacted and informed of the process to secure the coats.

Those wishing to make a donation can also do so by visiting an Enterprise Bank, a Firefighters’ Credit Union branch, or any Lowell firehouse where they can drop it off.  Checks should be made out to “Coats from Ann Above.”

All funds raised will be used solely to the purchasing of the children’s coats.

Coordinator:

Larry Finn, LFD,

(978) 866-0039

 

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Please click photo to see an enlarged version of the 2014 Firefighter Examination

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Holiday Schedule

Just as a heads up for the City of Lowell.

Our offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 20, 2014. Therefore the date for pick up of ALL RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE trash/recycling routes are ‘bumped’ by one day.

** Friday collections will be done on Saturday 1/25

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This past weekend, our own Lynda Clark happened to be driving by Shedd Park when she saw a large group of students cleaning up and raking leaves. After stopping to ask which organization they were with, she discovered that all of the students were members of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) at Lowell High School! 121 cadets participated in the clean up, and they have completed a total of 2,113 hours of community service this academic school year. Great job!

https://www.facebook.com/cityoflowell/posts/10151725852831139

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The City of Lowell has an open seat on the Conservation Commission. The Conservation Commission is responsible for overseeing the protection of wetlands, riverbanks, and wildlife as defined by the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and City Wetlands Ordinance (Ch. 280, Sec. 1-13). Projects either directly in a resource area (ex. Floodplain) or within a certain distance of a resource area (ex. within 100 feet of wetlands) can be subject to Commission review. The level of review from the Commission generally varies upon the size and scale of the proposed project, as well as the affected resource area.

If you would like to volunteer to contribute to how your City looks and operates, please consider serving your City on the Conservation Commission.

Contact Lynda Clark at (978) 674-1001 or lclark@lowellma.gov for further details.

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