December 17, 2014
St. Patrick’s Parish has broadened its mission to shepherd not just its flock, but the whole city. People say a lot of this change is because of one man — Father Paul O’Brien.
June 05, 2014
The old industrial city has been adding jobs at a faster clip than the state. But its unemployment rate remains stubbornly high.
March 19, 2014
If it’s ratified, it will be the first contract the Lawrence Teachers’ Union has had in three-and-a-half years.
March 12, 2014
More than two years after being placed under state control, Lawrence’s test scores and graduation rates are improving. So receivership seems to be working, but it’s also sparking the ire of the teachers union.
February 04, 2014
Lawrence suffers from a long list of woes, but new Mayor Daniel Rivera has his priorities: economic development and public safety.