Rivera’s folly comes to an end

The Lawrence school department moves back into their original building after $3.5 million in repairs

Lawrence on Thursday unloaded an empty downtown building and a lot next door, bringing an end to a real estate power play by Mayor Daniel Rivera that ended up backfiring. Rivera engineered the purchase of the building at 370 Essex St. in 2015 as the future home for the city’s school department. At the time,(...)

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