Mayor Kirk After Climbing one of the Wind Turbines

Mayor Kirk After Climbing one of the Wind Turbines

Mayor Kirk, Governor Patrick and Congressman Tierney

Mayor Kirk walks the Governor and Congressman along the working waterfront procuring state and federal partnerships. (Gloucester Daily Times)

Mayor Kirk, Governor Patrick and Congressman Tierney

New Weekly Recycling Saves City Money

Mayor Kirk masters the art of the purple bag and recycles, recycles, recycles. With new, weekly recycling by new local contractor, the city can save $300,000 plus annually.

New Weekly Recycling Saves City Money

Main Street gets first new pavement in decades

in a “visitor ready” action by Mayor Kirk for the summer shopping and dining season. Highly approved by the athletes in Gloucesterʼs First Triathlon & Block Party goers.

Main Street gets first new pavement in decades

Listening to Lessons from Lunnenburg and Other Ports

Mayor Kirk moderates morning event at SailGloucester with Dan Moreland, Captain, Picton Castle; Iain Kerr, Captain & CEO, Ocean Alliance; Bert Rogers, Exec. Dir., American Sail Training Association.

Listening to Lessons from Lunnenburg and Other Ports

Thanking the Many Volunteers at The Visitorʼs Center

who remodeled and hosted the Visitorʼs Center. 52 volunteers answered the call to serve. Mayor Kirk and volunteers enjoy a light moment at the opening at Stage Fort Park.

Thanking the many volunteers at The Visitorʼs Center

Working Meeting with Lt. Governor Tim Murray

Proposed by Mayor Kirk, $800,000 down payment to purchase I4C2 was given to Gloucester by the Seaport Advisory Council, chaired by Lt. Governor Tim Murray. (Gloucester Daily Times)

Working Meeting with Lt. Governor Tim Murray

Horribles Parade

The Kirk for Mayor float in the Horribles Parade captured the spirit of the grass roots campaign.

Horribles Parade

Neighborhood Gatherings

Mayor Kirk talks with residents about their ideas for the city at neighborhood gatherings.

Neighborhood Gatherings

East Gloucester Elementary School Playground

Carolyn Kirk shows off the East Gloucester Elementary School Playground for which she led the fundraising efforts of $50,000 to build it.

East Gloucester Elementary School Playground

Ladies Night on Main Street

Mayor Kirk celebrates Ladies Night on Main Street with friends and local celebrity!

Ladies Night on Main Street

Gloucester Mayor's Wish List 2009

Rudy Macchi of Gloucester listens to the Christmas wish list of Gloucester Mayor Carolyn Kirk. (Cape Ann Magazine)

Gloucester Mayor's Wish List 2009

Events

Women for Kirk Fundraising Brunch

Sun 10/27 Castle Manor Inn 11:30am-1:30pm

Conversations With Kirk

Sat 10/26 Magnolia Library 9am-10am
Mon 10/28 Cape Ann Community Cinema 7pm-8pm
Sat 11/2 Annisquam Village Hall 9am-10am
Sat 11/2 Rocky Neck Cultural Center 11am-12pm

Lanesville Debate

Tues 10/29   7:00pm-9:30pm
   

In The News

Mayor Deserves our Thanks on Several Counts

Gloucester Daily Times
November 1, 2013

To the editor: Thank you, Mayor Kirk, for the fine example you have set for women. Thank you for your honesty, integrity and strength. Click here to read more.

Campaign trail: Carolyn Kirk

Gloucester Daily Times
October 31, 2013

Mayor Carolyn Kirk, running for her fourth term, shuffled a stack of thank-you notes in a back room of her East Gloucester home Monday, swiveling to answer her phone as its shrill ring called for her. Click here to read more.

Kirk Has Made Hard Choices City Needs

Gloucester Daily Times
October 31, 2013

To the editor: I’ve decided to cast my vote for Carolyn Kirk and wholeheartedly encourage you to do the same. Now you may say, so what, who are you, and what makes your opinion matter? Click here to read more.

Kirk Lives Up to Her Campaign Mottos

Gloucester Daily Times
November 1, 2013

To the editor: As a West Parish parent and citizen of Gloucester, I cannot speak highly enough of our mayor, Carolyn Kirk. Mayor Kirk has more than lived up to her motto of “vision, leadership and progress.” Click here to read more.

Kirk Deserves Chance to Stay in Game

Gloucester Daily Times
November 2, 2013

To the editor: Mac Bell presents himself as a guy who says what he means and means what he says. But with the election just days away, I’m not convinced he’s said anything meaningful. Click here to read more.

Endorsement: Kirk’s Proven Leadership Warrants Reelection as Mayor

Gloucester Daily Times
November 1, 2013

It is easy to forget how far Gloucester has come in the six years since Carolyn Kirk was elected mayor. Click here to read more.

Kirk’s leadership keyed public safety project

Gloucester Daily Times
October 25, 2013

To the editor: As director of the Community Emergency Response Team’s (CERT) house numbering project, I want to acknowledge Mayor Carolyn Kirk and her direct reports for making a key decision four years ago that has made this and other CERT initiatives possible. Click here to read more.

City Needs Mayor’s Continued Leadership

Gloucester Daily Times
November 1, 2013

To the editor: A few weeks ago, when Mayor Carolyn Kirk seemed to be cruising towards an easy re-election victory, a challenger appeared in the form of businessman and former City Council member Mac Bell. Click here to read more.

Mayor Kirk has Stood Up for the City’s Veterans; Bell has Not

Gloucester Daily Times
November 1, 2013

To the editor: Over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to interact with both mayoral candidates regarding veteran issues. Click here to read more.

Proven Leadership needed for Gloucester

Kirk talks ‘leadership’ in campaign launch

Gloucester Daily Times
September 24, 2013

Mayor Carolyn Kirk, touting her leadership style and “level headed” nature when responding to emergencies, kicked off her bid for a fourth term as the city’s chief executive Monday in a head-to-head, six-week run again challenger Mac Bell.  Click here to read more.

Letter: Let Kirk continue Gloucester’s turnaround

Gloucester Daily Times
October 4, 2013

With roughly 30 days until the voters of Gloucester head to the polls to elect their mayor, the elements of a spirited campaign are emerging.

During the coming month, we can expect a full discussion of the issues and a review of how far we’ve come as a city since Carolyn Kirk first became mayor in January of 2008. Remember 2008?   Click here to read more.

Gloucester Mayor Carolyn Kirk’s inaugural remarks

Gloucester Daily Times
January 6, 2012

It is my great honor to again address you as the Mayor of the city of Gloucester. As we look ahead to the 2012 / 2013 term, it’s helpful to remind ourselves where we have been over the last few years.  Click here to read more.

Gloucester’s Police Department’s New Chief–“Gloucester is better off for that choice”

Boston Globe
October 3, 2013

A little over a year ago, there were all sorts of questions over whether a chief chosen from outside the Police Department would ever be effectively welcomed in Gloucester, and whether the department or community would react positively to any changes.  Click here to read more.

Infrastructure and Renewal of Newell Stadium

Boston Globe
October 3, 2013

When more than 2,000 people turned out to cut the ribbon on the new stadium project in Gloucester, some saw it as more than just the chance to play on a new field.

“Everybody felt a part of it,” said Mayor Carolyn Kirk. “That was one of the most satisfying moments for me, to see all of those pieces fall into place in a celebration of community.” Click here to read more.

“WalkBoston has recently awarded the city of Gloucester the Golden Shoe award for its efforts to make the city more pedestrian friendly”.

WalkBoston honors Gloucester with Golden Shoe award

Terri Ogan, Boston.com
May 2, 2013

WalkBoston has recently awarded the city of Gloucester the Golden Shoe award for its efforts to make the city more pedestrian friendly.

The non-profit organization, which aims to improve walking conditions in cities and towns across the state, has recognized Gloucester for its recent achievements, which include: Click here to read more.

Breaking News: Gloucester HarborWalk Receives Another Prestigious National Award

Kim Smith, GoodMorningGloucester
October 7, 2013

The HarborWalk has won yet another prestigious national award! I wanted to share Sarah Garcia’s letter that she wrote to all the HarborWalk team members. More about the award, and why it is so very important, will be forthcoming from Catherine Ryan. I understand that Sarah did an incredible job leading the project. Congratulations Mayor Kirk, Sarah, and the HaborWalk Team! Click here to read more.

Mayor Kirk Touts The Harborwalk In The Boston Globe Metro Section

Joey C, GoodMorningGloucester
July 19, 2012

GLOUCESTER — Among the weathered docks and fishermen’s shacks of this renowned port lives another Gloucester: a world of sea serpents and seafaring stories, world-renowned artists and beloved cultural icons.

The problem has always been how to find it. The working waterfront that supplies the city’s lifeblood also presents a maze of piers and industrial lots that are as difficult for visitors to navigate as they are crucial to Gloucester’s economy. Click here to read more.

Bridge Plan For The Fishing Industry and Our Ocean Alliance

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Mayor calls fish regulators ‘overzealous’

RedOrbit
March 5, 2009

The mayor of Gloucester, Mass., called the National Marine Fisheries Service “overzealous” in its pursuit of a local auction house.

The federal regulators filed charges Feb. 13 against the Gloucester Seafood Display Auction for selling 66,000 pounds of illegally caught yellowtail flounder and cod between 2004 and 2006. Click here to read more.

Ocean Alliance and Gloucester find a new purpose

Gloucester Daily Times
July 4, 2013

Clad in an orange rain jacket and canvas hat, Iain Kerr gently eases a skiff out into Gloucester Harbor. He steers through the choppy waves, salty breeze blowing and seagulls wheeling overhead, toward a large structure looming on the nearby shore.

The salty barrage of sea and weather has taken its toll on the neglected building perched at the water’s edge: broken windows, missing clapboards, paint eaten away, rotted wood exposing interior studs, and the once bright-white giant letters proclaiming “copper paint” and “manufactory” faded to a dirty gray. Click here to read more.

Ocean Alliance begins work on paint factory on Gloucester Harbor

WickedLocal Gloucester
June 4, 2010

Gloucester’s Tarr & Wonson Paint Manufactory received a second chance at life this week when the Ocean Alliance began restoring the neglected buildings on the shoreline of Rocky Neck. Click here to read more.

Celebration Saturday will honor those who rebuilt Lane’s Cove Fish Shack

WickedLocal Gloucester
September 6, 2013

Those who worked over the last year to help restore the Lane’s Cove Fish Shack are prepared to let the rest of Cape Ann view the fruits of their labors. Click here to read more.

NOAA Run Amuck: Fraud, Waste and Abuse

AnchorRising.com
May 27, 2011

The mayors of the region’s two leading fishing ports Wednesday said a special master’s report on miscarriages of justice by federal fisheries law enforcers described an “un-American” system that presumed guilt, and seemed consistent with a disrespectful view of fishermen they said permeates high levels of the agency. Click here to read more.

NOAA chief left Kerry panel to lobby The Globe

Massachusetts-Offshore.com
October 15, 2011

About two thirds of the way through the Senate Commerce Committee hearing organized by Sen. John Kerry in Boston, the lightning-rod witness, NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco, got up and led her entourage out of the State House, creating bad optics and hard feelings. Click here to read more.

Wind Turbines

BOSTON GLOBE: Three wind turbines push Gloucester to renewable energy forefront

Gloucester Marine Terminal Cruiseport
January 9, 2013

For centuries, wind has played a central role in Gloucester’s economy, pushing fishing vessels across oceans, and helping to make the port the most storied fishing village in the country. Click here to read more.

Three wind turbines push Gloucester to renewable energy forefront

Boston.com
January 5, 2013

For centuries, wind has played a central role in Gloucester’s economy, pushing fishing vessels across oceans, and helping to make the port the most storied fishing village in the country. Click here to read more.

City of Gloucester Hosts Wind Energy Blade Signing Ceremony

New England Clean Energy Council
November 19, 2012

The City of Gloucester held a wind turbine blade signing ceremony last Friday in recognition of the installation of two wind turbines at the Gloucester Engineering site. Click here to read more.

Gloucester sets sail with new use of wind

Renewables B2B
January 6, 2013

Gloucester, where the average wind speed is nearly 16 miles per hour every day, and is the first community north of Boston with three turbines, Gloucester is now seen as the poster city for wind advocates. Click here to read more.

Gloucester’s Fiscal Strength

Gloucester ready to get a windfall

Boston Herald
March 25, 2013

Mayor Carolyn Kirk says Gloucester’s three wind turbines might as well be printing money, because the city could see a windfall of $450,000 from them this year alone. Click here to read more.

Mayors north of Boston set their targets for 2013

Boston Globe
January 3, 2013

Mayor Carolyn A. Kirk of Gloucester will look to ensure the city begins realizing savings from two new wind turbines that will be selling power to the city. Also claiming her attention will be the ongoing construction of the new Newell Stadium at the high school, and the expected construction of a new hotel in the downtown. Click here to read more.

City’s fiscal condition called strong

Boston Globe
December 9, 2012

With three consecutive years of budget surplus, including $4.8 million for fiscal 2012, Gloucester has continued its fiscally strong recent performance, Mayor Carolyn Kirk said in her annual State of the City address last Monday. Click here to read more.

Gloucester to save $3 million under new agreement with EPA

Boston Globe
September 9, 2012

The new agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency and the state will allow the city to perform work more efficiently as it continues to upgrade its water and sewer facilities. Click here to read more.

City lands $220K in storm reimbursement

Gloucester Daily Times
October 14, 2013

When the storm now known as the Blizzard of 2013 hit Gloucester and the rest of Cape Ann last February, the city’s Department of Public Works and public safety agencies spent more than $200,000 on plowing and clearing the roads and carrying out other services while residents waited out some two feet of snowfall. Click here to read more.

Kirk, other mayors tout region’s progress

Gloucester Daily Times
September 12, 2013

Gloucester’s Carolyn Kirk and other North Shore mayors painted a picture of economic progress during the annual State of the Region meeting Wednesday morning at the Danversport Yacht Club. Click here to read more.

City steps up push for back taxes

Gloucester Daily Times
Monday, January 8th

By the end of next month, Gloucester’s chief tax collector hopes to have accomplished a challenging task he prefers not to champion.  After starting two years behind when he began his job in the fall of 2008, Treasurer Jeff Towne believes he will have city collections of past taxes current by March.  Click here to read more.

Interview with Mayor Kirk, Part 2

Cape Ann Beacon
Friday, January 7th

Gloucester — This is Part 2 of Terry Weber’s interview with Gloucester Mayor Carolyn Kirk, who has announced she will be running for re-election this year. This is the portion of the interview that was not printed in the Cape Ann Beacon.  Click here to read more.

Interview with Mayor Kirk, Part 1

Cape Ann Beacon
Friday, January 7th

Gloucester — This is Part 1 of Terry Weber’s interview with Gloucester Mayor Carolyn Kirk, who has announced she will be running for re-election this year. This is the portion of the interview that was  printed in the Cape Ann Beacon. Click here to read more.

Mayors see 2011 as year of challenge

Boston Globe
Thursday, January 6th

Gloucester Mayor Carolyn Kirk says a top priority in 2011 will be advancing the city’s efforts to bring growth to its waterfront.  Click here to read more.

Cape Ann brew pub moves into new waterfront home

Gloucester Daily Times
Tuesday, January 4th

On a dazzling, blue sky morning on Gloucester Harbor, Jeremy Goldberg sat inside his newly opened 5,000 square-foot Cape Ann Brewing Company brew pub Monday at one of several plain plank pine “community dining tables” he and his team have hand-crafted.  Click here to read more.

Kirk Jumps in early; she’ll seek third term

Gloucester Daily Times
Monday, January 3rd

Carolyn Kirk, just two days into her fourth year as Gloucester’s mayor, but less than a month after checking into Addison Gilbert Hospital for a bout with hypertension that led her to turn over the reins to an acting mayor for 10 days, officially declared Sunday that she will be running for a third term, with even a potential primary election still eight months away.  Click here to read more.