Municipal News

A variety of notices from different city offices bring news of a variety of events of the non-cultural/historic type (there are plenty of those in other posts). Here’s a sampling:

The city’s Green Building Commission invites the public to attend its next meeting on its Green Restaurants program which will be held on Wednesday, April
13 at 4 pm at the Mayor’s Reception Room at City Hall. Here’s the latest news on this program:

The last month has seen enormous progress by the Green Restaurants Program. We have identified funding from at least two sources, started the Member’s Level certification for green restaurants and grown our list of active restaurants. We have lined up several potential training providers and are working on creating a system for certifying restaurants at a higher- Bronze, Silver or Gold level. Please join [us] at our next meeting and help us bring credit to our GREEN RESTAURANTS for their sustainable vision and actions. We will be working on using some of our funding to create strong marketing for your businesses starting with a program geared to the Lowell Folk Festival. Come help us figure out how best to do that.

On Tuesday, April 12 from 3 pm to 7 pm, the city’s Health Department will host a prescription drug drop-off program at it’s office at 341 Pine Street. Here’s what the Health Department wrote about this event:

Join us Tuesday April 12, 2011 at the Lowell Health Department at 341 Pine St between the hours of 3:00PM to 7:00PM and dispose of your unwanted medications and sharps (needles, lancets and syringes). For medications, please remove all information from bottles or place pills in a zip locked plastic bag. For sharps, please place into a puncture, water proof sturdy sealed plastic container. If you do not have a sharps container you can use a sturdy bleach bottle or something similar.

Finally, on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Lowell High’s Cyrus Irish Auditorium, a consortium consisting of Middlesex Community College, Lowell Health Department, Lowell Police, Lowell Public Schools and State Rep Tom Golden, will present a program called “Preventing Opioid Overdoses: What Students & Parents Need to Know Now.”