Reminder: Housing Production Plan Update Public Engagement Session, 9/28 at 6PM

North Andover residents are encouraged to join us for an engaging virtual session on the community and region’s current housing status. Learn about and discuss what work is underway to tackle housing challenges on the local level, as well as the tools and strategies that can be used to create additional housing opportunities in North Andover. This session is part of a series of engagement opportunities across the region to help inform local Housing Production Plan (HPP) updates and advance the conversation on housing in each community. Participants will be able to learn alongside residents of Amesbury, Andover, Groveland, Newburyport, and Salisbury, followed by community-specific discussions where your observations, ideas, and vision for the future of housing will be shared. 


Please register for the session at or by scanning the flyer QR code. We look forward to your participation and the opportunity to learn from you!

Questions?  Contact Planning Director Jean Enright: 

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Updated Disaster Loan Assistance Information: Description of Loan Types and Dates

Disaster Loan Assistance – Loan Types

  • Business Physical Disaster Loans – Loans to businesses to repair or replace disaster-damaged property owned by the business, including real estate, inventories, supplies, machinery and equipment. Businesses of any size are eligible. Private, non-profit organizations such as charities, churches, private universities, etc., are also eligible.
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) – Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period.
  • Home Disaster Loans – Loans to homeowners or renters to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate and personal property, including automobiles.


The Application Filing Deadline for Physical Damage Loans are November 20, 2023. The Application Filing Deadline for the Economic Injury Loan is June 20, 2024.


Applicants for these loans may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email for more information on SBA disaster assistance. In addition, applicants may apply in person at the following Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs):

North Andover

North Andover Town Hall

120 Main St.

North Andover, MA 01845

Monday September 25, 11:00am-6:00pm

Tuesday-Friday September 26-299:00am-6:00pm

Saturday September 30, 10:00am-2:00pm

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Mosquito Update | September 21, 2023

North Andover Health Department

Community and Economic Development Division

Mosquito Update 

The North Andover Board of Health wants to update the residents regarding the status of local mosquitoes and the actions being taken in town and in the region.

North Andover Board of Health has been performing weekly mosquito testing for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) since April and have not had a positive mosquito pool yet this season.  

Positive mosquito pools have recently been detected in neighboring communities.  We have been in contact with Mosquito Control and have been informed our risk level has been increased to Moderate.  We will continue to perform surveillance and urge all residents to read and follow these important safety tips:

Avoid Mosquito Bites

  • Be aware of peak mosquito hours: The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur during the evening or early morning. If you are outdoors at any time and notice mosquitoes around you, take steps to avoid being bitten by moving indoors, covering up and/or wearing repellent.

  • Clothing can help reduce mosquito bites: Although it may be difficult to do when it’s hot, wearing long sleeves, long pants and socks while outdoors will help keep mosquitoes away from your skin.

  • Apply insect repellent when you go outdoors. Use a repellent with DEET, permethrin, picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus according to the instructions on the product label. DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30 percent or less on older children. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age. Permethrin products are intended for use on items such as clothing, shoes, bed nets and camping gear and should not be applied directly to your skin.

Mosquito-Proof Your Home

  • Drain standing water: Many mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or getting rid of items that hold water. Check rain gutters and drains. Empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools and change water in birdbaths frequently.

  • Install or repair window and door screens: Some mosquitoes like to come indoors. Keep them outside by having tightly-fitting screens on all of your windows and doors.

Information about WNV and EEE and reports of current and historical EEE virus activity in Massachusetts can be found on the MDPH website here.

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