City Government

Lawrence City Commission approves narrower street design for East 19th Street project

Following concerns from neighbors, city leaders have voted to approve a narrower design for the reconstruction of a portion of East 19th Street. As part of its meeting Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission voted 4-1, with Commissioner Courtney Shipley opposed, to approve a design concept that ...

Lawrence City Commission to consider design of East 19th Street project

City leaders will soon consider approving the design for the reconstruction of a portion of East 19th Street, a project that has generated concerns from neighbors. As part of its meeting Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission will consider approving the design concept for the reconstruction ...

Lawrence Public Library reopens, but visits are limited and face masks required

The Lawrence Public Library has reopened in a limited capacity, but library leaders say a return to normal operating is still far away. The library’s meeting areas, study tables and reading corners are gone, and there are limits on the number of visitors and how long they can stay. ...

Third city employee tests positive for COVID-19

A third City of Lawrence employee has tested positive for COVID-19, the city announced Friday in a news release. The case involves an employee from the Municipal Services and Operations Department whose position does not involve contact with the public, according to the release. The worker is ...

Following appeal, city planners again say East Lawrence bar cannot reopen

City planners have reaffirmed their decision that a longtime family-run tavern in East Lawrence can't reopen because it let a special allowance lapse. Planners determined in March that the former Charlie’s East Side Grill & Bar, 900 Pennsylvania St., had forfeited the grandfathered ...

City to begin roadwork for temporary downtown layout to respond to coronavirus

Roadwork will soon begin to temporarily reconfigure the layout of downtown Lawrence to allow more space for outdoor commerce due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, city staff will begin work on Massachusetts Street for the recently approved reconfiguration plan, which will cause some ...

City of Lawrence employee tests positive for COVID-19

Updated at 9:50 a.m. Friday A City of Lawrence employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The city became aware that one of its Municipal Services and Operations Department employees had tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, according to a city news release. The release states that the ...