Community Stuff 7/9/14


Gloucester Community Development Department Announces Expanded Social Media Program

The City of Gloucester’s Community Development Department has expanded its social media program under the unifying theme, “Gloucester 2.0.” The program, launched earlier this year on Facebook, Twitter and now via a blog on, will allow the City to share stories of residents, businesses, non-profit organizations, the working waterfront, innovation and much more directly with the community and key stakeholders.

“Gloucester’s story is rich and vibrant, which makes social media the ideal platform to exchange ideas, highlight the City’s  initiatives to foster innovation on the working waterfront and across the city as well as promote our lively arts and culture scene,” said  Tom Daniel, Community Development Director. “The administration is excited by this initiative and hopes that everybody in Gloucester who uses Facebook and Twitter will engage with our program.”

The Gloucester 2.0 Facebook page will highlight event information, digital images, news and conversation about the Community Development Department’s ongoing work. The Twitter account will provide brief updates regarding upcoming events, blog posts and community news. The Gloucester 2.0 Blog will provide comprehensive insight into important Gloucester developments, undertakings and issues. The Community Development Department is committed to ensuring that Gloucester 2.0 is an immersive, interactive experience that benefits residents and stakeholders by providing useful information about City initiatives.

Residents can engage in social media programs at the following addresses:

Facebook :  Search for Gloucester 2.0
Twitter: @GloucesterCD

About the City of Gloucester

America’s oldest seaport, the City of Gloucester is known throughout the world as an authentic, working waterfront community, a place of spectacular natural beauty, and home to a diverse population of about 30,000 residents. An important center for the fishing industry, Gloucester also is proud of its vibrant cultural life and rich art heritage as one of the premier art colonies in the United States. In addition, the city is a destination for thousands of visitors who visit the harbor and its beaches during the summertime. In recent years, Gloucester has been actively diversifying its traditional maritime economy, adding leading small research institutions such as the UMass Amherst Large Pelagics Research Laboratory and the Ocean Alliance to the array of local businesses and state and federal agencies working in the city. Recent advancements in Gloucester include new investments in marine robotics and new product development from the fishery.

Media Contact: Tom Daniel, Community Development Director, City of Gloucester,, 978-281-9781

Fire Department Promotions

Mayor Carolyn Kirk and Fire Chief Eric Smith are proud to announce the following promotions effective July 1st as part of the Fire Departments reorganization.

Deputy Chief Thomas Aiello promoted to Assistant Fire Chief
Firefighter Dan Kennedy promoted to Lieutenant 
Firefighter Jamie Santos promoted to Lieutenant 
Firefighter Thomas Sayess promoted to Lieutenant 
Firefighter Douglas MacArthur Jr. promoted to Lieutenant 
Firefighter Robert Rivas promoted to Lieutenant 
Firefighter Sean Ketchopulos promoted to Lieutenant 
Firefighter Dominic Barbagallo promoted to Lieutenant 

This is a great achievement and we want to celebrate their accomplishment and success as we all look to the future.

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