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Awesome City DPW work on Maplewood!

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What’s happening on Maplewood? Much of it is underground. Orchestrated crews are working on a huge project in a neighborhood that has been neglected for some time.

FAST STATS

Status: in progress

The work includes 4000 feet road resurfacing (July) and nearly 5000 feet of new sidewalk (both sides). DPW is working to make improvements to utilities as well: all new water services, a series of valves and some drain work. “National Grid is also replacing some aging gas mains and services.” 
Progress June 2017: nearing finish line
Project start: partial sidewalk begun last year
Funding Awarded: FY2017-18

  • from State: Balance of about $600,000K Chapter 90 funds
  • from City: $100,000K from CDBG and Community Development

Contract completion: part of City’s annual paving bid and on schedule.
Locations: downtown Maplewood Avenue. This work dovetails with larger water work “bid and awarded to Granese of Salem. They worked on…

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The Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner

Cape Ann Community

Join The Open Door for an evening of food and hospitality at the 17th Annual Empty Bowl Dinner and celebrate a beloved North Shore tradition on Thursday, May 11, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cruiseport Gloucester.

The meal is simple—soup, bread and a cookie. Guests can choose and keep a special soup bowl created for this community event. The bowl goes home as an unspoken reminder that somewhere someone’s bowl is empty.

Tickets available at the door. $15 for adults and $10 for children under ten. Extra parking is available at Harbor Beach with complimentary trolley service to and from the event site.

Empty Bowl events are held nationally to generate awareness concerning hunger and to raise money for local hunger-relief programs. Proceeds from this event will benefit The Open Door Summer Meals and Mobile Market programs.

Sneak Peek at some of the 2017 Silent Auction Items:

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Wellspring’s 19th Annual Woman Honoring Women Luncheon

Cape Ann Community

This year’s luncheon recognized Wellspring House program participant, Jill Brown and honored Margo Casey of the United Way, Joan Whitney of Healthy Gloucester Collaborative and Rose Evans of the Department of Community Housing and Development.  Keynote speaker MA State Attorney Maura Healey spoke at length about the impact community support and educational opportunity have on the empowerment of women and families.  It was a powerful and inspirational event, drawing together a diverse representation of more than 650 women from communities all over the North Shore and beyond.

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GPD Assisted Cape Ann Special Olympics 

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Saturday, April 22 Gloucester Police Department answered the call for volunteers. GPD assisted Cape Ann special Olympics coaching staff in getting times and distances of the athletes in preparation for their state qualifiers on May 21 at Milton Academy. Track and Field practice is every Saturday from 10am to 12noon at GHS all athletes and volunteers are welcomed to join.

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Take Back the Night 4/10

Cape Ann Community

Please join us on Monday, April 10th at 6 PM at the Gloucester Police Department for a march and rally led by Mayor Romeo Theken to protest sexual violence. Together we can demand an end to this horrible crime.

For more information, please contact Public Health Nurse, Kelley Ries, at 978-325-5266.

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Next Tonno Guest Chef Wine Dinner With Chef Tony Susi of Capo Restaurant April 5th

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TONNO ITALIAN RESTAURANT GUEST CHEF WINE DINNER SERIES CONTINUES WITH CELEBRATED CHEF TONY SUSI

Wine dinner series features a rotating line up of Chef/Owner Anthony Caturano’s friends from the Boston area

WHO:                   Famed Chef and Restauranteur Anthony Caturano brought his old-world style of cooking to Gloucester and debuted Tonno coastal Italian seafood restaurant in June 2016. Now Anthony has invited his Chef friends from the Boston area up to the north shore to launch a wine dinner series.

WHAT:                  Tonno’s Guest Chef Dinner Series launched in January and the first Wednesday of every month features an exclusive menu from one of Anthony Caturano’s talented chef friends.

On Wednesday, April 5 nationally recognized Chef Tony Susi of Capo is sharing a special menu of fine Italian food with house-made pastas and more. Chef Tony Susi’s culinary career has taken him all over town – from humble beginnings in the heavily Italian North End…

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One Billion Rising Event 2/14

Cape Ann Community

On Tuesday, February 14th at 3 PM, the Gloucester Coalition for the Prevention of Domestic Abuse, Strong Men Don’t Bully, HAWC, the YWCA North Shore Rape Crisis Center and the Mayor’s Office invite you to join ONE BILLION RISING TO STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS.

Please wear RED and bring pots, pans, and other noisemakers to rise together and demand a change!

For more information, please contact Kelley Ries, Public Health Nurse, at 978-325-5266.

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Pasta Day at Sista Felicia’s is underway!

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