FITCHBURG -- For ReImagine North of Main, "This is Fitchburg" isn't a question. It's a statement. About 40 window decals featuring images of the city's attractions and advertising the new website, www.thisisfitchburg.com, now decorate the exterior of three empty storefronts on Main Street... Read more here! 

Ghouls and goblins, your treats await!

FITCHBURG -- Not all Main Street businesses carry candy, but they will on Saturday. Businesses will pass out candy downtown between Day Street and Academy Street from noon to 2 p.m. during the eight-annual Trick or Treat on Main Street... Read more here!

Building a downtown welcome in Fitchburg

FITCHBURG -- Spring, summer, fall, winter: Thanks to Mount Wachusett Community College students, colorful Main Street seating is available year-round... Read more here!

New gallery allows Fitchburg to get (more) creative

FITCHBURG -- Nestled between Shack's clothing store and NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center on Main Street, Gallery Sitka opened its doors for the first time to dozens of city officials, legislators and supporters Friday morning... Read more here!

 

Fitchburg City Council OK's one-way plan for Main St.

 FITCHBURG -- Two years ago, City Councilor Joel Kaddy first proposed a single-lane Main Street as a way to make pedestrians and bicyclists safer, traffic slower and downtown more business-friendly... Read more here!

 FITCHBURG -- Two years ago, City Councilor Joel Kaddy first proposed a single-lane Main Street as a way to make pedestrians and bicyclists safer, traffic slower and downtown more business-friendly... Read more here!

Fitchburg cleanup event has an entertaining end.

FITCHBURG -- In recent years, the ReImagine North of Main's annual neighborhood cleanup event has grown into a tradition that unites local residents, city employees and representatives from organizations like NewVue Communities and Crossroads Community Church... Read more here!

FITCHBURG -- In recent years, the ReImagine North of Main's annual neighborhood cleanup event has grown into a tradition that unites local residents, city employees and representatives from organizations like NewVue Communities and Crossroads Community Church... Read more here!

Porchfest to feature music after Fitchburg cleanup.

FITCHBURG -- This Saturday, after the annual North of Main cleanup, the neighborhood will host the first Fitchburg Porchfest, a series of outdoor performances by local bands available to anyone and everyone... Read more here!

FITCHBURG -- This Saturday, after the annual North of Main cleanup, the neighborhood will host the first Fitchburg Porchfest, a series of outdoor performances by local bands available to anyone and everyone... Read more here!

5 ways Fitchburg is hoping to stimulate growth.

FITCHBURG -- Last Thursday, Mayor Stephen DiNatale and Mary Jo Bohart, Fitchburg's director of economic development, led representatives from MassDevelopment on a tour of development sites in the city... Read more here!

FITCHBURG -- Last Thursday, Mayor Stephen DiNatale and Mary Jo Bohart, Fitchburg's director of economic development, led representatives from MassDevelopment on a tour of development sites in the city... Read more here!

Sharing Visions, transforming neighborhoods.

FITCHBURG -- At the ReImagine North of Main second annual summit on Thursday, guest speaker Angela Ankoma described how she helped make a vision for her neighborhood -- a vision of clean, safe parks, diverse, healthy food options, and new housing units -- a reality... Read more here!

FITCHBURG -- At the ReImagine North of Main second annual summit on Thursday, guest speaker Angela Ankoma described how she helped make a vision for her neighborhood -- a vision of clean, safe parks, diverse, healthy food options, and new housing units -- a reality... Read more here!

Advocacy group continues 'ReImagine north of main' in Fitchburg.

 FITCHBURG -- On Thursday, organizers of the revitalization project ReImagine North of Main will celebrate its second year in the city with an event encouraging even more residents to get involved in the effort... Read more here!

 FITCHBURG -- On Thursday, organizers of the revitalization project ReImagine North of Main will celebrate its second year in the city with an event encouraging even more residents to get involved in the effort... Read more here!

Building blocks effort aims to rehab Fitchburg properties.

FITCHBURG -- NewVue Communities is inviting residents in the North of Main Street area of the city to sign up for free infrastructure improvements, to help create a positive "visual impact" on the neighborhood... Read more here!

FITCHBURG -- NewVue Communities is inviting residents in the North of Main Street area of the city to sign up for free infrastructure improvements, to help create a positive "visual impact" on the neighborhood... Read more here!

Health Foundation lifts ReImagine North of Main with $450G grant.

FITCHBURG -- The Thursday announcement of a $450,000 grant from the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts to the community revitalization initiative ReImagine North of Main sparked an enthusiastic discussion of how best to assist ReImagine North of Main in the coming year... Read more here!

FITCHBURG -- The Thursday announcement of a $450,000 grant from the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts to the community revitalization initiative ReImagine North of Main sparked an enthusiastic discussion of how best to assist ReImagine North of Main in the coming year... Read more here!

Fitchburg City Council accepts grants for recycling, health inspections.

FITCHBURG -- The City Council last week accepted more than $65,000 in grant funds to help make the city a safer, more environmentally responsible place... Read more here!

FITCHBURG -- The City Council last week accepted more than $65,000 in grant funds to help make the city a safer, more environmentally responsible place... Read more here!

Partnership supports young people, creates art in under-utilized spaces.

FITCHBURG -- The Revolving Museum's Mobile Art Program offers collaborative public art education that will energize young people to believe they can play a meaningful role in the creation of a more beautiful, cleaner, healthier, safer and more vibrant neighborhood... Read more here!

FITCHBURG -- The Revolving Museum's Mobile Art Program offers collaborative public art education that will energize young people to believe they can play a meaningful role in the creation of a more beautiful, cleaner, healthier, safer and more vibrant neighborhood... Read more here!

A stroll to warm hearts.

FITCHBURG -- When students at the McKay Arts Academy and Crocker Elementary prepared for their weekly "safe route" walk to school with police officers Thursday morning, many got a special surprise -- hats and mittens... Read more here!

FITCHBURG -- When students at the McKay Arts Academy and Crocker Elementary prepared for their weekly "safe route" walk to school with police officers Thursday morning, many got a special surprise -- hats and mittens... Read more here!

Fitchburg Renews Halloween tradition.

FITCHBURG -- Children, parents and even some dogs dressed in their most creative costumes on Saturday to celebrate Halloween in Downtown Fitchburg at the city's Trick-or-Treat on Main Street... Read more here!

FITCHBURG -- Children, parents and even some dogs dressed in their most creative costumes on Saturday to celebrate Halloween in Downtown Fitchburg at the city's Trick-or-Treat on Main Street... Read more here!

Mayor hopefuls agree: Market Fitchburg better.

FITCHBURG -- Voters got the chance to take another look at mayoral candidates Andrew Couture and state Rep. Stephen DiNatale during a forum held by North of Main and Main Street Thursday evening at Destaré... Read more here!

FITCHBURG -- Voters got the chance to take another look at mayoral candidates Andrew Couture and state Rep. Stephen DiNatale during a forum held by North of Main and Main Street Thursday evening at Destaré... Read more here!

Fitchburg Neighborhood group invests for local impact.

FITCHBURG -- Local initiative ReImagine North of Main is putting their money where their mouth is, with an investment of almost $50,000 in eight projects to benefit the North of Main neighborhood... Read more here!

FITCHBURG -- Local initiative ReImagine North of Main is putting their money where their mouth is, with an investment of almost $50,000 in eight projects to benefit the North of Main neighborhood... Read more here!

GUEST COLUMN: Main street and the vital role of downtowns.

The downtown concept of "Main Street" is a core aspect of most every community. It serves as the principal street, and thus the economic vitality of a city is often measured by the success and range of Main Street businesses and amenities. Local shops, restaurants and services play a primary role in defining a community as an attractive place to live and work... Read more here!

The downtown concept of "Main Street" is a core aspect of most every community. It serves as the principal street, and thus the economic vitality of a city is often measured by the success and range of Main Street businesses and amenities. Local shops, restaurants and services play a primary role in defining a community as an attractive place to live and work... Read more here!

With so much to do there's no sitting still.

FITCHBURG -- Dozens of local children and their parents headed to Green Corners Park on Wednesday afternoon, ready to enjoy healthy foods and fun physical activities at the annual Fun 'n FITchburg Family Day in the Park... Read more here!

FITCHBURG -- Dozens of local children and their parents headed to Green Corners Park on Wednesday afternoon, ready to enjoy healthy foods and fun physical activities at the annual Fun 'n FITchburg Family Day in the Park... Read more here!

Patricia Pistone MOC associate director devotes skills to funding local projects.

FITCHBURG -- While giving back to the community may not have been in the job description, Patricia Pistone of the Montachusett Opportunity Council has immersed herself in public service through the numerous professional positions she's held throughout her career... Read more here!

FITCHBURG -- While giving back to the community may not have been in the job description, Patricia Pistone of the Montachusett Opportunity Council has immersed herself in public service through the numerous professional positions she's held throughout her career... Read more here!

Fitchburg hopes to shed light on safety.

FITCHBURG -- Some residents say they don't feel safe on the city's streets at night, but officials hope the installation of LED streetlights this summer make them feel much more at ease... Read more here!

FITCHBURG -- Some residents say they don't feel safe on the city's streets at night, but officials hope the installation of LED streetlights this summer make them feel much more at ease... Read more here!

Crossroads Church cleanup crew is at it again in Fitchburg.

FITCHBURG -- Sporting black T-shirts with the logo "We Love Our City," more than 300 volunteers spread out across Wards 4 and 5 for some much-needed housekeeping on Saturday morning... Read more here!

FITCHBURG -- Sporting black T-shirts with the logo "We Love Our City," more than 300 volunteers spread out across Wards 4 and 5 for some much-needed housekeeping on Saturday morning... Read more here!

GUEST COLUMN: Join a team ready to ReImagine North of Main.

Much of Fitchburg was born of the vision of a single individual. Alvah Crocker saw a city filled with potential. He imagined it as a flourishing industrial and manufacturing hub and let that vision guide his investment in building a thriving community. A considerable amount of Fitchburg's development and history of success was the result of one person's belief in possibility and a team that helped transform his vision into a reality... Read more here!

Much of Fitchburg was born of the vision of a single individual. Alvah Crocker saw a city filled with potential. He imagined it as a flourishing industrial and manufacturing hub and let that vision guide his investment in building a thriving community. A considerable amount of Fitchburg's development and history of success was the result of one person's belief in possibility and a team that helped transform his vision into a reality... Read more here!

Re-Imagining North of Main area of Fitchburg Continues with community forum.

FITCHBURG -- City residents and community leaders met to discuss ways to improve the neighborhoods north of Main Street at a neighborhood summit at the Fitchburg Senior Center on Thursday... Read more here!

FITCHBURG -- City residents and community leaders met to discuss ways to improve the neighborhoods north of Main Street at a neighborhood summit at the Fitchburg Senior Center on Thursday... Read more here!

Investing in the health of a neighborhood.

FITCHBURG -- At the podium at Fitchburg State University Wednesday, Janice Yost, president and CEO of the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts, explained why an organization that awards grants for health projects is giving $350,000 to improve the area of Fitchburg north of Main Street... Read more here!

FITCHBURG -- At the podium at Fitchburg State University Wednesday, Janice Yost, president and CEO of the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts, explained why an organization that awards grants for health projects is giving $350,000 to improve the area of Fitchburg north of Main Street... Read more here!