As the city proposes spending $2 million on a new homeless programs department, some people experiencing homelessness, local advocates and the owner of a nearby business have expressed ongoing concerns about the city’s handling of the campsite in North Lawrence.
After months of criticism from residents and business leaders, the City of Lawrence is planning to create a department specifically focused on unhoused people, with a price tag of $2 million.
This past week, people all over town have reached out to the Lawrence Humane Society to help mitigate the animals’ stress from being in such close proximity to last night’s fireworks.
One of Prairie Park Nature Center’s cutest and longest-lived critters — Pancake, an 8-year-old black-footed ferret — died this week.
Some local pet lovers are concerned that the city’s upcoming fireworks display will be popping, fizzing and ka-booming too close to the Lawrence Humane Society.
RPG, where patrons could eat and drink while playing anything from Dungeons and Dragons to Uno, will mark its closing with a farewell party on Friday.
Carlos Mendez, who owns Fiesta Cancún with his family, said he wanted the new restaurant on Mass Street to reflect his family’s “cultural duality,” highlighting their Mexican heritage and American influence.
Just before Thomas Lushington was scheduled to depart for the National Speech and Debate Association tournament, a local coach offered him some feedback on his argument, igniting a frenzy of revision. The changes paid off.
Liberty Hall Video on Sunday will close the physical space that currently houses its hundreds of DVD cases, though movie rentals will still be available. The space at the corner of Seventh and Mass will be taken over by a new candy store.
Lou Wilson and Ryan Bowersox want to elevate your next picnic. The longtime friends and foodies have launched a picnic-inspired snack shop opening this Sunday in East Lawrence.
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