Lynn COVID-19 Weekly update for July 16 – 22, 2021 | July 23, 2021

The Lynn Public Health Department has confirmed that there have been 21 positive COVID-19 cases reported since Friday, July 16th and 11 positive COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Lynn since March 21, 2020, including those who have recovered, is 17,915. 218 Lynn residents have died. Please visit the City of Lynn COVID-19 Data Dashboard<http://arcg.is/aiiWu> which is still updated daily. We will provide weekly COVID-19 updates every Friday.

City of Lynn Vaccination Data
(as of July 22nd)

As of July 22nd, Lynn 56,880 residents are fully vaccinated and 62,659 are partially vaccinated. Overall, 62% of the Lynn population has received their first dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Continue reading Lynn COVID-19 Weekly update for July 16 – 22, 2021 | July 23, 2021

MBTA to hold virtual public meeting for Fall 2021 Service Changes | July 23, 2021

The MBTA’s Service Planning team will host a virtual public meeting on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at 6 PM to discuss fall service changes that go into effect on Sunday, August 29, 2021.

As part of the presentation, the Service Planning team will cover the following:

  • Why route changes are necessary
  • The service planning process
  • Specifics of the service changes and impacted routes

Continue reading MBTA to hold virtual public meeting for Fall 2021 Service Changes | July 23, 2021

My Brother’s Table Soup Kitchen to Hold Calendar Raffle | July 22, 2021

Local charity, which has recently seen a dramatic increase in meals served, to raise much-needed funds and give away a prize a day.

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My Brother’s Table Soup Kitchen (MBT), located in Lynn, MA, will hold a raffle throughout September with a winner every day, plus two special bonus raffle prizes on Oct. 1.

Prizes include restaurant gift cards, hotel stays, scratch tickets, and more! Total prizes valued over $5,000. Each ticket purchased has 30 chances to win. Every day in September, a name will be drawn, and that lucky person wins that day’s prize. Winning tickets are reentered into the raffle, and are eligible to win again!

Continue reading My Brother’s Table Soup Kitchen to Hold Calendar Raffle | July 22, 2021

LCTV updates, postponement of annual meeting | July 13, 2021


Dear members,

It’s been great to see some of you coming back to produce shows in our studios and signing out equipment again. We’ve also welcomed three new members since we’ve reopened the doors and look forward to many more.

There have been some bumps along the way to being fully operational, however.

Since Friday morning, July 9th, we’ve experienced internet outages and phone issues. Internet issues were resolved today, but the main phone number will take a little longer to port to a different service provider in order to fix the problem. So, if you have email, please communicate with us that way. Our general inbox is info@lynntv.org.

Continue reading LCTV updates, postponement of annual meeting | July 13, 2021

Mayor McGee, Lynn Racial Justice Coalition share progress after 1 year | July 8, 2021

Mayor Thomas McGee and the Lynn Racial Justice Coalition (LRJC) are pleased to share the progress and updates on their collaboration to improve racial equity in the City of Lynn.

In the wake of the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and the nationwide reckoning on race, the LRJC was formed initially through an effort to pursue racial justice by securing funding for an unarmed crisis response team in the FY21 Budget. In June of 2020, Nicole McClain, of Prevent the Cycle, filed a citizen’s petition to request a public hearing to discuss a number of topics related to racial justice including, reactivating the Human Rights Commission, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training for all City of Lynn Employees and a number of suggested police reforms such as review of the Use of Force Policy and the implementation of Police worn body cameras.

Continue reading Mayor McGee, Lynn Racial Justice Coalition share progress after 1 year | July 8, 2021

City of Lynn, Creative Collective continue to collaborate & support outdoor dining in Lynn | July 6, 2021

Photo courtesy of Lynn Main Streets, click to go to website

The City of Lynn and Creative Collective have supported the creation of fourteen outdoor dining areas throughout the city in time for the summer weather. Each area has been designed to fit its location, maximize accessibility for pedestrians and diners, and support the goals of business owners. The team explored the feasibility of outdoor dining at twenty-one different restaurants, and provided assistance in designing, building, and beautifying outdoor dining areas in the locations that worked.

Over half of the new outdoor dining areas are operated by women- or minority-owned businesses. “This has been a terrific opportunity to activate our commercial corridors and rethink how we use the public realm in a way to better support our independent businesses” said Mayor Thomas McGee. “Our restaurants, which represent cuisines from all over the world, are a major draw to our downtown area, and this program increases the visibility and viability of these enterprises. I am looking forward to exploring how we can establish a more permanent outdoor dining program in the future.”

Continue reading City of Lynn, Creative Collective continue to collaborate & support outdoor dining in Lynn | July 6, 2021

“Housing Lynn” seeks public support |July 6, 2021

Support the adoption of the
Housing Lynn plan!

Housing Lynn: A plan for inclusive growth reflects 15 months of community engagement and technical analysis. Through this process, the community helped produce a holistic plan for the future of Lynn’s housing, according to the following vision:

“Lynn’s housing will be safe, affordable, and accessible. New housing will meet the needs of Lynn residents and increase the strength and vibrancy of neighborhoods. Housing will enable everyone to thrive in a community that is inclusive to all.”

Continue reading “Housing Lynn” seeks public support |July 6, 2021

Pop-up @ GALA presents Ms Lu from July 6-12 | July 1, 2021

All summer long, GALA (Galleries at LynnArts) will be offering week long Pop-ups to area artists and creatives. From July 6th to 12th, Ms Lu will be in the community gallery.

Fifteen months ago, our very humanity was stretched beyond imagination. In so many ways we were fractured and broken, from a global pandemic, none of us could have ever dreamed possible. And yet, as restrictions are being lifted, we stand in the gap, ready to emerge on the dawn of new beginnings from the enormous devastations, and all we have been through, with HOPE.

But how do we begin anew when so much has changed and much of ourselves has also changed? How do we imagine new ways of doing the old, we can no longer do?  What sustained and inspired us during the struggles during those months in lockdown that birthed a new thing in us? How do we find the courage to go forward with that new reality, better and stronger?

Importantly, how do we meet and talk with one another again because more than ever, our words matter ~~~Come, let’s start the conversations ~ I invite you to the small Gallery at Lynn Arts, the week of July 6th through the 12th to a display of beautifully framed inspirational words of healing poetry, as you see from the pictures. Come and also be refreshed as you listen to readings of some for your enjoyment. I look forward to seeing you.

On July 10th and 11th, there will be live readings and spoken word.

GALA is located at 25 Exchange Street in Downtown Lynn.

For more info. please click here

The above press release was submitted to us by
the Galleries at LynnArts (GALA).

Lynn Public Schools appoints principals, Executive Director of HR | July 1, 2021

Today the Lynn Public Schools announced appointments of 3 new principals & a new Executive Director for their Human Resources Department. Below is a compiled list of all of today’s announcements from LPS.

All info. & pictures below are courtesy of the Lynn Public Schools.

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Fred Gallo appointed Principal of Lynn Vocational Technical Institute (LVTI)

Mr. Gallo will replace Carissa Karakaedos, who served as principal since 2018 and is relocating to a different region in the country. Through a rigorous, multi-step process, Mr. Gallo distinguished himself among an experienced and talented pool of candidates as one who is who will continue to make a deep impact as a member of the Lynn Public Schools leadership team.

Mr. Gallo is a known entity at LVTI. After all, he has spent all of his 32 years as an educator at Lynn Tech. Mr. Gallo’s journey began as a bilingual teacher, focusing on science and mathematics. He then transitioned to teaching physics. A role that he engaged for five years before becoming a guidance counselor. Mr. Gallo serve as a guidance counselor for 16 years before his appointment as vice principal in 2015. Since then, Mr. Gallo has honed his leadership skills working closely with the principal on implementation of several innovative programs and also recently completing the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators Leadership Academy.

Continue reading Lynn Public Schools appoints principals, Executive Director of HR | July 1, 2021

MBTA fare changes now in effect, Lynn 1A Pilot ends | June 30, 2021

Fare Changes Effective July 1: All Express Buses Charge Inner Express Fares, Youth Pass Validity Expansion, End of Lynn 1A Pilot, End of Quincy Center 1A Mitigation

The MBTA today reminded customers that changes to Outer Express Bus fares affecting Route 354, the expansion of Youth Pass validity, the end of the Lynn Commuter Rail Zone 1A fare pilot, and the end of the Quincy Center Commuter Rail Zone 1A fare mitigation will all take place on Thursday, July 1, 2021.

Full details are available by clicking here.

Combined Inner/Outer Express Bus Fares

Effective July 1, 2021, all Outer Express Bus Routes ($5.25 per trip) will be converted to Inner Bus fares ($4.25 per trip) and will accept Monthly Inner Express Bus Passes.

Continue reading MBTA fare changes now in effect, Lynn 1A Pilot ends | June 30, 2021