Mount Washington Neighbors Meet Tuesday Night

Haverhill’s Working Cities Team.

The latest community meeting in the Mount Washington neighborhood, aimed to provide an update on the Working Cities Partnership in Haverhill, takes place Tuesday night.

Organizers will discuss, among other topics, safety and lighting, neighborhood walks, plans to hold a neighborhood cleanup in April and possibly a so-called Culturefest in June. The meeting takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 1, at Rehoboth Lighthouse Gospel Church, 409 Washington St. Last month, as WHAV reported, a kick- off meeting was held for several months of ‘asset-mapping’ conversations in Mount Washington, leading to a larger effort to improve “the lives of low-income people.”

“We’ll listen to your thoughts, give you latest updates and plan upcoming events,” a spokesperson wrote. “Neighbors are getting together to make a difference.” Other topics of discussion for the neighborhood include an update on a “Working Cities” grant, sidewalks, trees and community gardens.

Attendees are asked to register at [email protected] or reply on Facebook.

Haverhill’s “Working Cities” Partnership is a coalition of grassroots, nonprofit and government entities. Besides the City of Haverhill, lead partners are Community Action and the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce. Core partners include Haverhill Public Schools, Northern Essex Community College, Rehoboth Lighthouse Full Gospel Church, Team Haverhill, Emmaus, Urban Kindness, Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board, Jaffarian Volvo and Toyota, Fantini Bakery, community groups and neighborhood residents.

As WHAV reported last November, the group was awarded a $15,000 grant to develop a proposal to compete for up to $500,000 in neighborhood improvements. Money comes from the state, Living Cities, Massachusetts Competitive Partnership, NeighborWorks America, Smith Family Foundation and MassDevelopment.