Chain Bridge

Chain Bridge

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Next Meeting on the Proposed CVS Project

The next meeting on the proposed CVS will be held by the Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the City Council Chambers .

Please take the Safe Routes to School Survey

An email for Juliet Walker:

In case you haven’t already received this, with the assistance of the National Safe Routes to School Program, we have set up online surveys for families of each of the K to 8 schools to help us better understand walking and biking habits.  These surveys also could also help to better position our schools for funding for safety improvements to our roads and sidewalks as well as for programming that supports and promotes safe route to school for our kids.  Please click on the links below for each of the schools that you have kids at.  It only takes a few moments of your time and could have huge benefits for our school system.  Surveys will be available until October 3 – please help us spread the word!  Also, you can find us (and friend us) on Facebook and I’ve posted the links to these there as well --  I sent a notice to the schools and the superintendent’s office at the end of last week and hopefully they will be including this in their e-news soon.


Friday, August 29, 2014

Pot Holes

I have asked the DPS to start repairing the pot holes throughout the Ward. 
These were the streets I identified as needing repair: 

Doe Run
Quail Run
Fox Run
Rawson Hill
North Atkinson

If I missed your street please let me know.

2014 Household Hazardous Waste Day

Newburyport – The City of Newburyport and Towns of West Newbury and Merrimac in conjunction with the Newburyport DPS will be holding its Annual Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, September 13, from 8:00 am -12:00 PM at the Newburyport Department of Public Services at 16A Perry Way.  The event, which will be held rain or shine, provides residents of the area with the opportunity to dispose of hazardous materials in an environmentally responsible manner.  Contractors may not use Household Hazardous Waste Day to dispose of materials. 

Clean Harbors Environmental Services will be on site September 13 to accept oil-based paints (no latex paint), varnishes, pesticides, and other household hazardous chemicals.  Costs are $24 for up to 10 gallons or $46.50 for up to 25 gallons. In addition, residents may dispose of mercury-containing waste, including batteries, thermometers, thermostats, and fluorescent lamps (fees apply). 

Clean Harbors will not be accepting commercial/industrial waste, latex paint, ammunition, asbestos, radioactive material, fire extinguishers, or medical or biological wastes. To ensure safety, please adhere to the following handling procedures: leave materials in original labeled containers; tighten caps and lids; place containers in sturdy upright boxes rather than in garbage bags; avoid smoking while handling hazardous materials. Most importantly, do not mix chemicals.

TVs under 32 inches and monitors will be accepted for a $10 fee. A nominal fee may also apply for other appliances.

Universal Shredding will also be on site for document shredding, the first file size box is free, $5 fee applies for additional boxes. 

A full list of accepted materials may be obtained from the Health Department, or you may find the information on the recycling page of the City of Newburyport website ( For questions

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Community Open House at New Elementary School

All residents are invited to attend a Community Open House to tour the new Bresnahan Elementary School on Thursday August 28th. Tours will be held from 5 to 7 pm and will run continuously. Please enter the school site from North Atkinson Street, park in the lot, and go through the doors at the front of the building. We are so excited to share the opening of this beautiful new school with the community!