In case you missed it: Earlier this week we launched the new radio scanner section on our website. Now you can listen to the scanners for the Lynn Police, Lynn Fire, & MA State Police on our website whenever you wish! Click here to see the scanners.
COVID-19 updates from Mayor McGee
At 3PM today Mayor Thomas McGee gave an update to the citizens of Lynn in regards to the uptick in COVID-19 cases, which were translated into Spanish & Khmer.
The Mayor and his administration believe that social gatherings such as BBQs & parties are the cause for the recent increase in positive cases in Lynn. The theory is that “people have become fatigued a bit and let their guards down a bit.”
Continue reading COVID-19 updates from Mayor McGee, “Art to Amplify Black Voices” event next Friday, Lynn Commuter Rail fares lowered through end of 2020, & more | August 14, 2020 →
In case you missed it: Yesterday we announced the launch of the new radio scanner section on our website. Now you can listen to the scanners for the Lynn Police, Lynn Fire, & MA State Police on our website whenever you wish! Click here to see the scanners.
State designates Lynn as 1 of 4 highest risk cities in state
Yesterday the Baker-Polito Administration released additional data on community level spread of COVID-19 in order to target additional resources and implement community specific strategies to stop the spread of the virus.
Based on the average daily cases per 100,000 residents, each city or town has been designated as a higher risk, moderate risk, or lower risk community. Going forward, this information will be updated and included in the Department of Public Health’s weekly public health dashboard, which is published each Wednesday.
Continue reading Lynn designated high risk for COVID-19, LPD’s new Bike Patrol Team, & more | August 12, 2020 →
Due to the continued extreme heat forecast for tomorrow, the mobile COVID-19 test site at Lynn English parking lot will be open for limited hours on Wednesday, August 12 from 10:00 AM-1:00PM.
You may call Health Innovations to schedule a test at the mobile van location at (774)-264-0604.
Lynn Public Schools: Laptop info & virtual town halls
Information about the Lynn Public Schools reopening plan for remote learning is still minimal due to the evolving nature of their reopening. However, we reached out to the Lynn Public Schools after several parents said they didn’t know when or where laptops would be distributed and that they had some technical issues.
Continue reading Lynn scanners now available, LPS laptop info., MA Reopening info. & more | August 11, 2020 →
COVID-19 testing in Lynn this week, “Stop The Spread” initiative extended
Last week it was reported that Lynn is experiencing a 14-day positivity rate of over 6%, which the highest in the state and well above the 1.82% state average. This means it is very important to wear a mask, distance when out in public, & get tested for COVID-19 (which is free and easy to do).
The initiative’s testing period has now been extended until September 12th. The following locations offer free testing for MA residents regardless of their insurance status, immigration status, or if they have any symptoms:
Continue reading COVID-19 testing in Lynn this week, Statement from Census Bureau Director, LPS Talent search, & more | August 10, 2020 →
We are currently working on gathering information and videos for the MA State Elections that impact Lynn. Basic information about voting has been added on our Election section, found by clicking here, and we will update that section with more information.
Lynn Public Schools will begin with remote learning, starting Sept. 16th
Last night the Lynn School Committee voted unanimously to move forward with remote learning in the Lynn Public Schools for the fall. This comes as new 14-day numbers released by the state show a 6.1% positivity rate of COVID-19 in Lynn, the highest in the state and well above the 1.82% state average.
The first day of remote learning is currently scheduled for September 16th, but the entire year may not consist of remote learning. The School Committee is set to assess if a hybrid model can be utilized later this year, currently said to be for on or about November 20th. At that time the committee members will look over data for both the state and city to determine if the school year should continue remote or not.
Continue reading LPS to begin school year remotely, Centerboard receives bond for housing, MBTA fall service changes, & more | August 6, 2020 →
2020 Census ending Sept 30th, 1 month earlier than expected
According to City Clerk & Chief of Election Janet Rowe the City of Lynn is now up to an estimated 58.7% Census completion rate. This comes as the U.S. Census Bureau announced on Monday that the 2020 Census field collection and self-response options will end one month early on September 30th..
This shortened time from the original October 31st deadline raises urgency for us to take collective action to overcome the challenge and achieve our accurate count. With approximately 40% of households across the country still uncounted, and already delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Census Bureau now has less than two months left to try to reach people of color, immigrants, tenants, rural residents and other members of historically less counted countries groups likely not to complete a census form on their own.
Continue reading Census ending 1 month early, LPS Virtual Town Hall, My Brother’s Table fundraiser, & more | August 5, 2020 →
The City of Lynn Office of Emergency Management and City of Lynn Officials are following the progress of, and making appropriate preparations for Tropical Storm Isaias. This storm will be primarily a wind event for the City of Lynn and Essex County. The potential exists for strong wind gusts between 6 PM and midnight this evening, Tuesday, August 4th.
Please secure items around your homes and property which may be carried away by strong wind gusts. Be mindful that downed trees may result in downed power lines and a hidden electrocution hazard, especially at night. Assume all downed trees will result in live power lines on streets and sidewalks.
The state primary election is set to be held on Tuesday, September 1st. This year you can vote either in person or by mail-in ballot. To find out where to vote in person you can click here. There will be early voting this year at Lynn City Hall on August 22 & 23 from 8am-2pm and August 24-28 during regular City Hall hours.
If you wish to vote by mail you will need to fill out an application, which will allow for you to vote by mail for the primary in September, final in November, or both. You should have received an application in the mail from the state, however you are also able to print out an application (click here for the form) and send it in yourself.
Continue reading Voting information for Lynn, MBTA names new CSO, & more | August 4, 2020 →
Tropical weather to impact area Tuesday night into Wednesday morning
For about 6 hours tomorrow our area will be affected by Tropical Storm Isaias, according to the National Weather Service of Boston. All of Southern New England, including the entire state of MA, is under a Tropical Storm Watch that will remain in effect until Wednesday. Isaias is expected to strengthen into a Category 1 Hurricane in the South before weakening back into a tropical storm and going up the east coast.
The area should begin to see the impacts of this storm Tuesday evening, although it could start as early as Tuesday afternoon. The good news for the Boston area is that the storm path is projected to cross over western New England, meaning minimal impacts for our area.
Continue reading Tropical Storm impacts New England Tuesday/Wednesday, Salvation Army school supply drive, & more | August 3, 2020 →