Info. on SNAP benefits,mobile food market, leaf/yard waste, Lynn’s reopening plans, & more | May 29, 2020

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SNAP can now be used via Amazon

Yesterday Amazon launched an opportunity for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) customers to purchase groceries online and improve food access in our communities.

Amazon is providing SNAP customers not only with the option to use SNAP EBT to purchase groceries from Amazon’s broad grocery selection, but also access to Amazon Fresh and free shipping options in Amazon Pantry, all without any membership fees.

Free shipping options are available across the Core Grocery selection as well as the Fresh and Pantry programs. To learn more about the program click here!


LCHC Mobile Market next Saturday

The Lynn Community Health Center’s Mobile Market, in partnership with the Greater Boston Food Bank, is a free monthly distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables.

The next Mobile Market is next Saturday (Saturday, June 6) from 9 – 10 am.

Due to COVID-19 the Market has moved to the parking lot at 73 Buffum Street, just behind LCHC.


Leaf & Yard Waste Compound
opens tomorrow

FROM LYNN DPW: The Lynn DPW Leaf and Yard Waste Compound at 250 Commercial Street will officially open this Saturday, May 30th from 7:30am-2:30pm.

• Residents will enter the compound in their vehicle on Commercial Street and will be directed by a DPW employee to a designated open bay that are setup up more than 6ft apart.

• Residents will then exit their vehicle with face covering on at all times to dump their own leaf and yard waste.

•  All residents must wear face coverings and maintain 6 feet of social distance at all times.

• This service is for Lynn residents only.


From Mayor McGee’s office: The Lynn Public Health Department has confirmed that as of today, the number of active, confirmed positive COVID-19 cases is 1,817 with 15 new cases today. 1,454 Lynn residents have recovered and 89 have died. The total number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Lynn since March 21, 2020, including those who have died and recovered, is 3,360.

In accordance with Phase 1 of the State’s Reopening Plan, the City of Lynn’s tennis and pickleball courts, dog park, and community gardens are now open with the following guidelines. All visitors must practice social distancing of 6 ft. or more, wear a face covering whenever social distancing is not possible, and wash or sanitize their hands and equipment after use. No group gatherings, organized playing or events, or sharing of equipment is allowed. At community gardens, users are encourages to utilize plots with household members only and staggering schedule is encouraged to avoid overcrowding. At the Parkland Ave. Dog Park, owners must control pets via a leash or voice and must provide and dispose of their own pet waste supplies.

Contact sports and playing on playground structures continue to be prohibited and Manning and Fraser Fields will also continue to be closed during this phase.

During Phase 1, outdoor fitness is permitted following the Outdoor Education Programs guidelines which includes: no sharing of equipment or physical contact, a minimum of 12 ft. distance between each individual activity station, face coverings are required at all times, all participants must practice social distancing of 6 ft. or more at all times, class/activity must be limited to gatherings of no more than 10 including instructor, and organizers must use a pre-registration process for their class/activity. We encourage fitness business owners who choose to operate outside under these guidelines to do so on private property or open park space throughout the city.

It is imperative that these guidelines are strictly followed by everyone in order to continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community healthy and safe.

To read the full safety standard guidelines for Parks, Open Space, and Outdoor Education Programs please visit https://www.mass.gov/doc/parks-open-space-and-outdoor-education-best-practices-5-18-20/download

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).

Lynn Police warns of scams, WIC updates, & more | May 28, 2020

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Lynn Police Dept. warn of scams

The Lynn Police Dept. have shared 2 scam warnings in the last week on their Facebook page:

There have been several scams across Massachusetts involving victims who have received calls requesting bail money for family members who have been arrested. In several of the cases suspects have arranged to pick up the money at the victim’s home. If you get one of these calls DO NOT give anybody money and contact your local police department ASAP.

Continue reading Lynn Police warns of scams, WIC updates, & more | May 28, 2020

MBTA Blue Line updates & latest COVID-19 numbers for Lynn | May 27, 2020

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From Mayor McGee’s office: The Lynn Public Health Department has confirmed that as of today, the number of active, confirmed positive COVID-19 cases is 1,877 with 6 new cases today. 1,346 Lynn residents have recovered and 88 have died. The total number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Lynn since March 21, 2020, including those who have died and recovered, is 3,311.

Continue reading MBTA Blue Line updates & latest COVID-19 numbers for Lynn | May 27, 2020

Family & Children’s Service Diaper Hotline, local beach info, & more | May 26, 2020

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Family & Children’s Service Diaper Hotline – open now!

Help is on the way for vulnerable families who are struggling to access essential baby care items  in Lynn and Chelsea. Last week, Family & Children’s Service launched a Diaper Drive campaign to address this critical need. Since then, donations have poured in and they are ready to start making deliveries.

Starting Tuesday, May 26th, any family in need of diapers and wipes can call the Diaper Hotline at (781)715-3005 to request a delivery. Family & Children’s Service staff and volunteers will then deliver baby care items directly to their doors. The Diaper Hotline will be open on weekdays (Monday – Friday) only from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Continue reading Family & Children’s Service Diaper Hotline, local beach info, & more | May 26, 2020

What’s Cooking? | Chicken with Mustard Cream Sauce – Ep. 17

On this episode of  “What’s Cooking?” Chef Merry makes a chicken with a mustard cream sauce! This became a favorite in our house very quickly, making it at least monthly when we first discovered it. This sauce is incredibly tasty and easy. It’s also nice because you can pair it with rice, quinoa, pasta, or mashed potatoes.

This sauce calls for white wine, brandy, or chicken broth–and every time we go for the brandy. We make a note of it in the recipe below, but when working with alcohol you have to turn off the heat & be very careful when adding, or else you can cause a small fire. Other than that one step, the rest is easy and you can make a restaurant-quality dish in your own kitchen with minimal effort!

Please note that this is the one of several episodes filmed with Dave’s iPhone & minimal equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Continue reading What’s Cooking? | Chicken with Mustard Cream Sauce – Ep. 17

July 3rd Fireworks show cancelled, Memorial Day Ceremony, housing plan for Lynn & more | May 22, 2020

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Going forward the weekday updates from city officials will be occurring on Mondays, Wednesday, & Fridays. There will be no 3pm update on Monday due to the holiday.


Lynn & Swampscott announce cancellation of the annual 3rd of July fireworks display

In light of the unprecedented times we are experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic, Lynn Mayor Thomas McGee and Swampscott Town Manager Sean Fitzgerald have jointly made the difficult decision to cancel the traditional 3rd of July Fireworks and parade.

Continue reading July 3rd Fireworks show cancelled, Memorial Day Ceremony, housing plan for Lynn & more | May 22, 2020

MBTA Commuter Rail fares temporarily lowered for Lynn, Lynn’s COVID-19 numbers, rental assistance info & more | May 21, 2020

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Fares at Lynn Commuter Rail Station Lowered to Zone 1A Effective May 22 through May 31

Beginning Friday, Zone 1A fares will be accepted at Lynn Station to promote additional travel options for those affected by the Blue Line shutdown and to promote social distancing efforts.

BOSTON – The MBTA today announced that Zone 1A fares will temporarily be accepted at Lynn Commuter Rail Station effective tomorrow, May 22, through the end of service on Sunday, May 31. Blue Line service between Bowdoin and Airport Stations is currently being replaced with shuttle buses every day through May 31 to allow for accelerated track and harbor tunnel repair work as part of the Building a Better T program.

Continue reading MBTA Commuter Rail fares temporarily lowered for Lynn, Lynn’s COVID-19 numbers, rental assistance info & more | May 21, 2020

Lynn Schools to hold “Cross the Stage” event in August, LEHS Spring Revue this Friday on YouTube, & more | May 19, 2020

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In case you missed it: read a summary of Phase 1 of the state’s reopening plan by clicking here.


Lynn Public Schools to hold “Cross the Stage” events on August 1st

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Earlier today Superintendent Patrick Tutwiler made the following announcement via a Facebook post that the Lynn Public Schools will be holding a “Cross the Stage” event on Saturday, August 1st.

Continue reading Lynn Schools to hold “Cross the Stage” event in August, LEHS Spring Revue this Friday on YouTube, & more | May 19, 2020

Gov. Baker’s reopening plan, Sen. Markey Press Conference on Small Biz Relief & PPP, & more | May 18, 2020

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Gov. Baker unveils reopening plan for state, Phase 1 begins immediately

Governor Charlie Baker today announced details for the state’s reopening plan, which is able to begin immediately.

The plan was created with help from the Governor’s Reopening Advisory Board and other state officials. It outlines requirements for four phases, including guidance for individuals, government, employers, employees and the health system.

Continue reading Gov. Baker’s reopening plan, Sen. Markey Press Conference on Small Biz Relief & PPP, & more | May 18, 2020

RAW’s Real To Reel Filmschool, latest COVID-19 numbers for Lynn, & more | May 15, 2020

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RAW’s Real To Reel Filmschool receives grant from AFAMPAS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the recipients of its 2020 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants. A total of $2.5 million has been allocated to 96 organization, including recipients of the emergency grant funds announced last month in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continue reading RAW’s Real To Reel Filmschool, latest COVID-19 numbers for Lynn, & more | May 15, 2020