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March 25, 2013

Free electronics recycling in Methuen April 20

METHUEN — The city will be hosting a free electronics recycling event on Saturday, April 20. On that day, residents will be able to drop off cell phones, computers, TVs, monitors, and other electronics at the Methuen Transfer Station on Huntington Ave. Items can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and noon on that day.

It is being coordinated with E. L. Harvey & Sons, which is the city’s recycling vendor. Residents will be asked to present identification showing that they are residents of Methuen, and be limited to five large items for recycling.

“This is a great opportunity for residents to safely recycle their old electronic items,” said Matt Zettek, the City’s Recycling Coordinator. “Not to mention this is great for the environment.”

Details on items that can and cannot be accepted can be found on the City of Methuen’s website or by calling the Department of Public Works at 978-983-8545.

UMass Lowell creates Center for Portuguese Partnerships

LOWELL — The University of Massachusetts Lowell will establish a new cultural and academic center as a resource for the university and community to explore and celebrate the history and contributions of Portuguese people in the United States and abroad.

The center will sponsor local events, offer study-abroad programs and coordinate faculty collaborations with Portuguese universities in Lisbon and Braga. Portuguese language and culture courses will also be offered through UMass Lowell’s Cultural Studies Department.

The new UMass Lowell center is funded in part by generous gifts from UMass Lowell alumnus Mark Saab ‘81 and Elisia Saab of Lowell and Luis Pedroso of Hampton, N.H.

University and community leaders will launch the Center for Portuguese Partnerships during a reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell.

Members of the public who wish to attend are asked to contact artsandideas@uml.edu or 978-934-2957 in advance.

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