Pictures with A Purpose

NEWBURYPORT – To celebrate Black History Month, the city has installed its latest edition of black initiative signage at the playground on Inn Street. The sign, one of about a dozen going up around the city, will be unveiled by Mayor Sean Reardon at 4 p.m., Tuesday,...

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Residents’ Input Sought on Bike Share Concept

Residents' Input Sought on Bike Share Concept NEWBURYPORT, MA — Newburyport Livable Streets (NLS) has been exploring the feasibility of establishing a small bike share system in the city. A bike share system could benefit both residents and visitors by providing a...

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Newburyport Recreation Center Unveiled

NEWBURYPORT – The city wants to renovate and expand a building on Low Street that once enrolled and trained Massachusetts National Guard soldiers for war into a sleek, indoor-outdoor facility that is safe for children and teenagers to gather, learn and play. Mayor...

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PIGrille Damages Sent to Mediator

PLUM ISLAND – Frank Bertolino with North Shore Realty is marketing the site of the former Plum Island Grille as a large home with an accessory apartment or as a multi-family house. Or the now-vacant restaurant, two blocks from the beach, could become a restaurant...

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Whittier Could Have Allowed City-Town Voting

REGIONAL – Whittier Regional Vocational High School could have allowed each of its 11 cities and towns under state law to decide individually how to fund its share of the $264 million price tag for a new building. Rowley SelectBoard chair Cliff Pierce and other town...

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MEVA Adds Bus Service to the Beach

REGIONAL -- Thanks to increased funding from the state legislature, beach goers from Haverhill, Merrimac, Amesbury and Salisbury can take a Merrimack Valley Transit (MeVa) bus to the beach starting Jan. 7. The Sunday service, particularly in the summer months, is...

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Left Out of the History Books – No More

NEWBURYPORT – The city has installed a new interpretive sign beneath the statue of the esteemed liberator, William Lloyd Garrison, pays tribute to the black activists, who, city planner Geordie Vining said, “made history, but were left out of the history books.” The...

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