Building CommUNITY

October 1, 2018

LOWELL -- The Coalition for A Better Acre’s annual meeting and community celebration is coming up on Oct. 11.

The theme of the 36th-annual meeting is Building CommUNITY Together.

The event is free and open to all.

There will be food, fun, entertainment, and elections for new CBA board members.

“Come to find out what CBA has been up to over the past year and our plans for the future,” reads an event press release.

Childcare and interpreters (Spanish and Khmer) will be provided.

The annual meeting is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct 11.

It will take place at the Lowell Senior Center, located at 276 Broadway St.


Those who made a difference

DRACUT -- Alternative House is honoring “Those Who Have Made A Difference” at its 40th Anniversary event on Monday, Oct. 15. The event will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Lenzi’s, located at 810 Merrimack Ave., in Dracut.

Alternative House is a Lowell-based organization that offers “access to shelter, support, children’s programming, legal, housing, and community advocacy for all victims of domestic violence (and their children) who seek help,” according to its website.

Those being recognized at the event include former City Manager Brian Martin; Cecile Swiderski, of Lowell Five; Diane Cantin, an Alternative House employee; Jody Marchand, founder of “Live for Liv”; and Alternative House President Lela Boykins Hall.

To make a reservation call 978-937-5777.


Coffee, or milk, with a cop

TEWKSBURY -- The Tewksbury Police Department is hosting several events on Wednesday. At these events, officers will update the community on current events and listen to any concerns residents have.

“Coffee with a Cop” is set for 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Perfecto’s Caffe, located at 270 Main St., and at Cumberland Farms, 270 Main St.

Earlier in the day, Tewksbury police will be on hand during the lunch at each of the town’s elementary schools to give students the chance to meet officers at events dubbed “Milk with a Cop.”

“The key to Coffee with a Cop’s growing success is that it opens the door for interactions outside of the crisis situations that typically bring law enforcement officers and community members together,” a press release states.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Community Service Officer Jennie Welch at 978-851-7373 ext. 230 or jwelch@tewksbury-ma.gov .


Candidate reception

TEWKSBURY -- Dave Robertson, democratic candidate for 19th Middlesex District state representative, is hosting a reception Wednesday. The event will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Tewksbury Country Club, located at 1880 Main St.

The suggested donation is from $50 to $1,000.

Robertson will face Republican candidate Pina Prinzivalli and unenrolled candidate Patricia Meuse, in the November general election. All three candidates reside in Tewksbury.


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