North Shore NAACP branch official, LPS “Cross The Stage” event info, updates from state government, & more | July 31, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
JULY 31, 2020

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NAACP North Shore branch now official

President of the NAACP’s New England Area Conference Juan M. Cofield made a statement to members of the newly formed North Shore chapter of the NAACP on Wednesday. Here is his statement:

CONGRATULATIONS!!  On Saturday, the NAACP Board of Directors voted to grant a Branch charter to the North Shore Branch.  Your organizing committee, led by Natalie Bowers and Tachou Brown, has done an exceptional job in acquiring NAACP members and setting a firm foundation for the development of the Branch.

Continue reading North Shore NAACP branch official, LPS “Cross The Stage” event info, updates from state government, & more | July 31, 2020

Beyond Walls Summer Projects, Update & survey results from LPS, MBTA to resume fare collection on The RIDE, & more | July 29, 2020

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JULY 29, 2020

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Beyond Walls Summer Update

Beyond Walls sent out an update for their summer projects yesterday. At this time of the year Beyond Walls will usually be in the middle of their annual street art festival (watch our award-winning recap of the 2018 festival), but COVID-19 has changed their plans. From Founder/CEO Al Wilson:

“Together, with the help of strong partners, we’ve been extremely responsive to changing needs as a result of COVID-19 outbreak.  Equally important, we have raised our voices and offered support of the Black Lives Matters movement.

In partnership with dedicated community leaders and committed funders, we are unveiling our newest summer projects; WaSH, Truth Be Told, and FoLD.

Though we still intend to produce world class, community-rooted public art this calendar year (more on that later!) I am so proud to inform you about projects underway since COVID-19 impacted us all.”

Continue reading Beyond Walls Summer Projects, Update & survey results from LPS, MBTA to resume fare collection on The RIDE, & more | July 29, 2020

Salvation Army food pantry updates, Census Week, “Art in The Park” event, & more | July 28, 2020

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JULY 28, 2020

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Tune into our Government Channel tonight (Tuesday, July 28, 2020) at 7PM for our live broadcast of the Lynn Zoning Board of Appeals.
Watch on TV (Comcast: 22 / Verizon: 37) or online (website or Facebook)

The public isn’t allowed into the Council Chambers during this meeting. To find out how to participate from home please click here.


Updates to Salvation Army Food Pantry Rules and Guidelines

The Salvation Army have announced several changes to their food pantry’s procedure. Please click on the fliers below to see their full-resolution image.

COVID-19 testing in Lynn this week, Mail In Ballot info, & more| July 27, 2020

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JULY 27, 2020

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Lynn City Meetings to be held this week:
Lynn School Committee: Monday, July 27th at 6pm (rebroadcast later)
Zoning Board of Appeals: Tuesday, July 28th at 7pm (Live on LCTV)


COVID-19 Testing this week in Lynn

The City of Lynn has been selected to be a part of the state’s “Stop the Spread” Initiative. The program began on, Friday, July 10th and lasts until August 14th. Please call the Lynn Community Health Center at 781-581-3900 to make an appointment or Health Innovations to schedule a test at the mobile van location at 774-264-0604. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Continue reading COVID-19 testing in Lynn this week, Mail In Ballot info, & more| July 27, 2020

New show from GLSS, KIPP students march on Tuesday, new travel restrictions, & more | July 24, 2020

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JULY 24, 2020

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ICYMI: Yesterday we received guidelines for school transportation this fall and an update from the Lynn Public Schools.
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New show from GLSS comes to LCTV
starting this Monday

We are proud to welcome Greater Lynn Senior Services as our newest sponsor members! They have developed and will be producing a monthly show that we will be airing Mondays at 10:30AM, Wednesday at 9PM, & Fridays at 5:30 PM.

School transportation guidelines for the fall, food resources, updates from state government & LPS, & more | July 23, 2020

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JULY 23, 2020

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Guidelines released for school transportation this fall in MA 

Photo courtesy of Pixabay user “pixel2013”

Earlier today the state’s Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education released a document with guidelines on how students would be transported to and from schools in the fall, should schools be opened.

The guidelines include:

Continue reading School transportation guidelines for the fall, food resources, updates from state government & LPS, & more | July 23, 2020

MIAA pushes back start of fall sports, updates from the state, & more | July 22, 2020

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JULY 22, 2020

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MIAA pushes start of fall season for MA high school sports to Sept. 14

Photo courtesy of Pexels user Jean-Daniel Francoeur

The MIAA Board of Directors unanimously approved a recommendation put forward by the association’s COVID-19 Task Force to push back the Massachusetts high school sports fall season to September 14 on Tuesday during a virtual meeting.

Although the MIAA has set a date for when formal practices can begin, which sports can be played, if any at all, this fall will be decided by the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, Executive Office of Environmental Affairs and Governor Charlie Baker’s office.

Continue reading MIAA pushes back start of fall sports, updates from the state, & more | July 22, 2020

Eviction Moratorium extended until October, Essex County Artist Fund, & more | July 21, 2020

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JULY 21, 2020

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Gov. Baker extends Eviction Moratorium in MA until October 17

Gov. Charlie Baker extended the MA Eviction Moratorium until October 17 earlier today.  was previously scheduled to expire on August 18th. Tenants are still encouraged to pay rent and homeowners to make their mortgage payments to the best of their ability.

Previously set to expire on August 18th, this law’s limitations on evictions and foreclosures have allowed many tenants and homeowners impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to remain in their homes during the state of emergency.  During this 60-day extension, the Baker-Polito administration will consult with court administrators and stakeholders regarding programs and policies to help tenants avoid eviction when proceedings are allowed to resume.

Continue reading Eviction Moratorium extended until October, Essex County Artist Fund, & more | July 21, 2020

Eviction protest planned for Wednesday, MA Policing Reform Bill updates, & more | July 20, 2020

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JULY 20, 2020

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Lynn residents, community groups to speak out at City Hall on Wednesday, call for Emergency Housing Stability Bill

Groups call for passage of HD.5166/SD.2992 to stop 20,000 evictions expected with August 18 moratorium expiration and to stabilize housing

2018 photo courtesy of Lynn United For Change FB page

Residents from across Lynn will gather on WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 at 11:00 AM in front of LYNN CITY HALL to demand the state government enact legislation to protect against an expected wave of evictions and foreclosures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The rally will focus on the need to pass HD.5166 / SD.2992, An Act to Guarantee Housing Stability during the COVID-19 Emergency & Recovery. With the Massachusetts eviction and foreclosure moratorium currently set to expire on August 18 and the legislative session expected to end July 31, Lynn residents are urging immediate passage of the bill.

Continue reading Eviction protest planned for Wednesday, MA Policing Reform Bill updates, & more | July 20, 2020

Curb-side equipment sign-outs & 5-month membership extension for all | July 17, 2020

Dear members,

Thank you for your patience and understanding as our facilities remain closed to members and the public. Because many have not been able to fully take advantage of memberships during this time, we are offering 5-month membership extensions for all membership types. Instead of 12 months, you get 17! No need to request it – it’s automatic!

We have worked out a curbside equipment pick up and drop off system by reservation. Any member who has been trained on our portable equipment may email info@lynntv.org and arrange a time to meet a staff member in front of our facilities.

To keep you safe, we will be wearing masks when we greet you, and we respectfully ask that you do the same. There will be no need to touch paper or pen. We will have already entered everything in our computer system and your signature on your member form acknowledges your responsibilities and obligations.

We are offering our portable JVC camera kits, tripods, shotgun mics, lights and related accessories and cables. We ask that you supply your own SD cards and remember to remove them from the camera before returning them.

Out of caution, we are not able to provide lav (clip-on) mics, headphones, or other wearables.

We can not have the public inside for editing or studio productions at this time, but we’re keeping an eye on things and have a plan in place for when that time comes. You can submit any home-edited projects to us via google docs or dropbox, just reach out to Pedro via email at pdiaz@lynntv.org.

Stay safe and keep making videos!

Seth Albaum
Executive Director – Lynn Community TV
salbaum@lynntv.org