LPS Virtual Graduations to be held in June, NSCC Virtual Arts Celebration, testing at Lynn Community Health Center, & more | April 29, 2020

Tune in at 3pm every weekday on our Government Channel or Facebook page for an update from city officials. Past updates can be found by clicking here. At 2pm & 8pm we are also airing Gov. Baker’s press conferences.

See other COVID-19 related posts by clicking here.
See our running list of announcements for Lynn by visiting bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.


Virtual graduation for Lynn Public School students set for June 12th

Today the Lynn Public Schools announced that graduations will be held virtually this year. The statement in part read “Given the uncertainty of the summer months ahead and the current state executive order limiting group gatherings, it seems prudent to begin planning a celebration of your accomplishments through virtual means.”

Continue reading LPS Virtual Graduations to be held in June, NSCC Virtual Arts Celebration, testing at Lynn Community Health Center, & more | April 29, 2020

MA COVID-19 Measures extended to May 18th, info from Attorney General’s office, video with Lynn Public Health Director, & more | April 28, 2020

Tune in at 3pm every weekday on our Government Channel or Facebook page for an update from city officials. Past updates can be found by clicking here. At 2pm & 8pm we are also airing Gov. Baker’s press conferences.

See other COVID-19 related posts by clicking here.
See our running list of announcements for Lynn by visiting bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.


Governor Charlie Baker has extended non-essential business closures, stay-at-home orders, & gatherings of no more than 10 through May 18th.

In addition to these extensions, Gov. Baker announced the formation of a Reopening Advisory Board which will consist of public health officials, business leaders, & municipal government representatives from across the state of MA. They will be tasked with creating a report by May 18th to help re-open the state.

Read the press release from the state of MA by clicking here.


In case you missed it: Read information about Phase 2 of the Remote Learning Plan for the Lynn Public Schools by clicking here.


Today Lynn Public Health Director Michele Desmarais appeared on the 3pm weekday update for the City of Lynn, video below.

Continue reading MA COVID-19 Measures extended to May 18th, info from Attorney General’s office, video with Lynn Public Health Director, & more | April 28, 2020

Phase 2 of LPS Remote Learning Plan launched, volunteers needed, MBTA update, & Lynn COVID-19 Update | April 27, 2020

Tune in at 3pm every weekday on our Government Channel or Facebook page for an update from city officials. Past updates can be found by clicking here. At 2pm & 8pm we are also airing Gov. Baker’s press conferences.

See other COVID-19 related posts by clicking here.
See our running list of announcements for Lynn by visiting bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.


Today Mayor Thomas McGee appeared on the 3pm weekday update for the City of Lynn, video below. Mayor McGee has also made several shot videos recently posted directly to his Facebook page, found by clicking here.

Please note that Lynn Public Health Director Michele Desmarais is scheduled to join the 3pm update tomorrow.

Continue reading Phase 2 of LPS Remote Learning Plan launched, volunteers needed, MBTA update, & Lynn COVID-19 Update | April 27, 2020

2020 Census information, update for MBTA’s RIDE, & COVID-19 update from Mayor McGee | April 24, 2020

Tune in at 3pm every weekday on our Government Channel or Facebook page for an update from city officials. Past updates can be found by clicking here. At 2pm & 8pm we are also airing Gov. Baker’s press conferences.

See other COVID-19 related posts by clicking here.
See our running list of announcements for Lynn by visiting bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.


PLEASE NOTE THAT MAYOR MCGEE IS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR ON THE MONDAY, APRIL 27TH DAILY UPDATE AT 3PM.


Below is a statement we received from Mayor Thomas McGee’s office on Friday, April 24, 2020:

The United States Government is currently conducting the Census to account for all the people living in the United States. The information collected during the federal census determines the amount of federal funding received by our city and our representation at the state and federal levels. Everyone’s personal information is protected by law and is never released to any other local, state, or federal agencies (Title 13 of the U.S. Code).

Continue reading 2020 Census information, update for MBTA’s RIDE, & COVID-19 update from Mayor McGee | April 24, 2020

Pandemic EBT available for student families, May Dumpster Days cancelled, virtual MBTA meeting, & more | April 23, 2020

Tune in at 3pm every weekday on our Government Channel or Facebook page for an update from city officials. Past updates can be found by clicking here. At 2pm & 8pm we are also airing Gov. Baker’s press conferences.

See other COVID-19 related posts by clicking here.
See our running list of announcements for Lynn by visiting bit.ly/LynnCOVID19


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Big thanks to Lynn resident Emily Jodoin for bringing this program for families with children in MA public schools to our attention.

P-EBT, or Pandemic EBT, is a federal program. The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), in collaboration with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), received approval to operate this program in response to the COVID-19 related school closures.

Continue reading Pandemic EBT available for student families, May Dumpster Days cancelled, virtual MBTA meeting, & more | April 23, 2020

Volunteers fill 10,000+ boxes of food, #LynnReads challenge, PPE donations needed & more | April 22, 2020

Below are updates from the Salvation Army of Lynn, Lynn DPW, All Care VNA & Hospice, Lynn Public Library, & Mayor McGee’s office that we received on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

Tune in at 3pm every weekday on our Government Channel or Facebook page for an update from city officials. Past updates can be found by clicking here. At 2pm & 8pm we are also airing Gov. Baker’s press conferences.

See other COVID-19 related posts by clicking here.
See our running list of announcements for Lynn by visiting bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.


Photo courtesy of Councilor Fred Hogan

On April 21st volunteers at the Salvation Army of Lynn packed their 10,000th box of food for seniors, disabled and vulnerable families.

We want to give a huge thank you to the North Shore Juneteenth Association, Youth Without Borders, The Kumba Foundation, City Council, community members, and many more for volunteering to make this all possible.

Continue reading Volunteers fill 10,000+ boxes of food, #LynnReads challenge, PPE donations needed & more | April 22, 2020

MA Schools closed rest of school year, NSCC 2020 Commencement Announcement, & more | April 21, 2020

Below are updates from the state of MA, North Shore Community College, Lynn YMCA, & Mayor McGee’s office that we received on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

Tune in at 3pm every weekday on our Government Channel or Facebook page for an update from city officials.
At 2pm & 8pm we are also airing Gov. Baker’s press conferences
on our Government Channel.

See other COVID-19 related posts by clicking here.
See our running list of announcements for Lynn by visiting bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS FROM THE LYNN COMMUNITY!

Find out more about this project by clicking here.
Deadline for submissions is April 24th.


Gov. Baker announced that all MA schools will remain closed through the end of the school year & all non-emergency child care services will remain closed until June 29.

Continue reading MA Schools closed rest of school year, NSCC 2020 Commencement Announcement, & more | April 21, 2020

What’s Cooking? | Cornbread – Ep. 15

On this episode of  “What’s Cooking?” Chef Merry makes some cornbread. This is perhaps the simplest & quickest recipe we’ve done yet, and can be paired with many meals. We actually paired this with a chili, which will be shown in the next episode!

Many cornbread recipes will call for oil, but we decided to use butter instead to get a little extra flavor. We’ll also spread a little bit of butter on top before cutting into the cornbread. Essentially, we like butter with this.

Please note that this is the one of several episodes filmed with Dave’s iPhone & minimal equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is his hope to release videos every other week during the next month or two.

For those that want to print & try this recipe you can take it from below.

Continue reading What’s Cooking? | Cornbread – Ep. 15

Updates from Superintendent Tutwiler, Mayor McGee, & Lynn Fire Dept. | April 17, 2020

Below are updates from Lynn Public Schools Superintendent Tutwiler, Mayor McGee’s office, & the Lynn Fire Dept. that we received on Friday, April 17, 2020.

Tune in at 3pm every weekday on our Government Channel or Facebook page for an update from city officials.

At 2pm & 8pm we are also airing Gov. Baker’s press conferences
on our Government Channel.

See other COVID-19 related posts by clicking here.
See our running list of announcements for Lynn by visiting bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.


WE ARE LOOKING FOR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS FROM THE LYNN COMMUNITY!

Find out more about this project by clicking here.
Deadline for submissions is April 24th.


UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT TUTWILER

Earlier today Superintendent Tutwiler gave an update on Remote Learning plans for the Lynn Public Schools. Phase 2 of the LPS plan is expected to launch on April 27th with a goal to support and maintain students’ current levels of progress as best as possible during the COVID-19 crisis.

Continue reading Updates from Superintendent Tutwiler, Mayor McGee, & Lynn Fire Dept. | April 17, 2020

Update from Mayor McGee & MBTA joins #SoundTheHorn campaign | April 15, 2020

Below is an update from Mayor McGee’s office & a press release from the MBTA that we received on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

Tune in at 3pm every weekday on our Government Channel or Facebook page for an update from city officials.

At 2pm & 8pm we are also airing Gov. Baker’s press conferences
on our Government Channel.

See other COVID-19 related posts by clicking here.
See our running list of announcements for Lynn by visiting bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.


The New Lynn Coalition recently just launched a bilingual resource guide.
You can view that printable PDF by clicking here.


The Lynn Public Health Department has confirmed that as of today, the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases has risen to 767, 43 have recovered, and 16 Lynn residents have died.

During these difficult times, by staying apart, we are standing together to slow the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to provide regular updates on COVID-19 through the City website (www.lynnma.gov), social media, and the Smart 911 emergency notification system (sign up at www.smart911.com).


MBTA Joins #SoundTheHorn Campaign

All MBTA vehicles will sound their horns twice at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 16

#SoundTheHorn campaign honors the MBTA’s 6,385 employees and transportation workers across the region

BOSTON – The MBTA joins Amtrak, New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, New Jersey Transit, and other regional transit operators in honoring those public transit workers providing critical transit service to healthcare workers, first responders, childcare workers, grocery store employees, and other heroes performing critically essential work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This effort – #SoundTheHorn – includes simultaneously sounding the fleets of trains and bus horns to honor transportation workers. As a tribute to the front lines of this public health crisis, all MBTA trains and buses running in service will give two one-second horn blasts at 3 p.m. in solidarity with Amtrak, New York, New Jersey, and other partner agencies.

“The MBTA is proud to join our colleagues in public transportation in celebrating the unheralded efforts of our front line transit workforce,” said MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak. “These men and women are the backbone of our communities, oftentimes providing the only source of transit to our neighborhoods. Today being One Boston Day makes this effort especially poignant as we honor Boston’s resiliency, generosity, and strength.”

If members of the public see or hear trains or buses sounding their horns at 3 p.m. on Thursday, the MBTA encourages the public to use the #SoundTheHorn hashtag to post audio and video on social media.

Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfecting:

The MBTA continues to discourage all non-essential travel. In addition to encouraging good hygiene practices and social distancing, the MBTA is continuing its enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols, which includes:

  • Rear-door boarding on all MBTA buses and trolleys at street-level stops on the Green Line and Mattapan Line as well as the installation of removable barriers on vehicles in support of social distancing efforts to protect the health and safety of the MBTA’s workforce and customers. Anyone needing to use the front door, including seniors and people with disabilities, may continue to do so.
  • Disinfecting all fleet vehicles – buses, trolleys, subway cars, Commuter Rail coaches, and RIDE vehicles – every 24 hours, and protocols to clean and disinfect all high-contact surfaces on buses during mid-day layover periods.
  • Cleaning all high-contact surfaces such as handrails, fare gates, and fare vending machines in subway stations once every 4 hours.

The MBTA continues to follow guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, with the MBTA encouraging its riders and the public to:

  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds;
  • Practice social distancing;
  • Cover your face when in public;
  • Cover coughs and sneezes;
  • Stay home if sick;
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth;
  • Clean areas that are frequently touched with sanitizing spray or wipes.

MBTA riders and Massachusetts residents are encouraged to visit mass.gov/COVID19 for information on COVID-19 and mass.gov/KnowPlanPrepare for additional preparedness tips.

For more information, please visit mbta.com/coronavirus, or connect with the T on Twitter @MBTA and @MBTA_CR, on Facebook /TheMBTA, or on Instagram@theMBTA.