City of Lynn announces new, enhanced online bill pay services
The City of Lynn’s Online Bill Pay Services will look a little different the next time you go to pay online. The new system offers added enhancements and new features that will make paying and viewing your tax and utility bills online with City of Lynn more convenient and helpful.
Online features include: e-billing, single shopping cart for multiple bill types, as well as giving our customers the ability to view and print original bill copies for this current or past fiscal year. Customers may register to receive an email notification of their bill, and it would take effect with their next billing cycle.
Continue reading Enhanced online bill pay services for City of Lynn, “Creative Reopenings” for Lynn businesses, & more | September 30, 2020 →
City of Lynn Awarded $199,090 in Climate Change Funding through Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program
The City of Lynn was awarded $199,090 in climate change funding through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program. Lynn was designated as an MVP Community by the State in 2019. The program provides communities with funding and technical support to identify climate hazards, develop strategies to improve resilience, and implement priority actions to adapt to climate change.
Continue reading Lynn receives climate change funding, RAW Art Works receives Award, & more | September 29, 2020 →
Windows shows for Galleries at LynnArts: “Feminism and Activism”
From GALA: GALA (Galleries at LynnArts) has installed a two gallery show entitled Feminism and Activism at 25 Exchange St, Lynn, MA 01901.
GALA invited artists to join them in exploring where feminism and activism intersect with art. Feminism is a broad subject encompassing a range of social movements and ideologies that seeks to define and establish gender equity. Activism is about showing up and speaking out to effect change. The show will run September 18th to November 4, at a time when nationally many museums and institutions are taking a small (belated) step forward in showing female artists’ work and adding them to history books. It is also election season!
Federal court order extends the 2020 U.S. Census deadline from Sept. 30 back to Oct. 31
Earlier this summer the U.S. Census announced that they would “end field data collection” on September 30th, under orders from the Trump administration. Now a preliminary injunction issued Thursday by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh requires the Census Bureau to extend their count until October 31st.
A federal lawsuit was filed when the administration shortened the time-frame for the Census, and the Justice Department is expected to appeal yesterday’s order. According to a sworn statement from Al Fontenot, the Census Bureau’s associate director for the 2020 Census, “every day that Court injunctions preclude us from following our normal field procedures makes it more difficult for us to complete a timely and complete census.”
Continue reading Census deadline extended, virtual history tour, updates from state government, & more | September 25, 2020 →
Weekly COVID-19 numbers from MA Dept. of Public Health
Every week on the MA Department of Public Health releases numbers for how COVID-19 has impacted the state. Their numbers factor in the past week as well as the week before, giving 2 weeks worth of data.
An area of concern for the state is that there are currently 65 communities in the yellow category, with 4-8 cases per 100K. A bigger concern is that there are now 14 communities in the red, with more than 8 cases per 100K, but on the plus side Lynn’s numbers are lowering. Below are the statistics for the communities in red, which includes Lynn.
Continue reading Weekly COVID-19 numbers, Lynn food resources, early voting info, & more | September 24, 2020 →
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RAW to hold first conversation of “They Look Like Me” series next Thursday, Oct. 1st
From Raw Art Works: Raw Art Works (RAW) is proud to introduce They Look Like Me, a new series of conversations with RAW community leaders, artists, and activists exploring the intersection of careers and social justice.
Join us on Thursday, October 1st for our inaugural conversation with Adam Foss, the Founder and Executive Director of Prosecutor Impact. Adam is a nationally renowned advocate for sweeping criminal justice reform that ends mass incarceration.
The event starts on Zoom at 6 p.m. and is open to the general public from 6 – 7 p.m. After 7 p.m., the webinar will be open to Raw Art Works youth only.
Mobile Questionnaire Assistance (MQA) Series on Friday at Lynn Tech Annex
The 2020 Census will soon be ending, but the Lynn Is All In Complete Count Committee (CCC) still has one Final Push to help its residents respond to the 2020 Census. The very active CCC will conclude a series of at least 20 Mobile Questionnaire Assistance (MQA) events this week with a major push on Friday, September 25 at Albert Malagrifa Lynn Vocational Tech Institute Annex. To date, the CCC has held more than 100 MQAs in the city. Translator services will be available Friday in Bengali, French, Haitian/Creole, and Spanish.
Continue reading Census assistance at Tech this Friday, Commuter Rail fall changes, & more | September 22, 2020 →
The City of Lynn was awarded a $125,000 grant to implement the Lynn Safe Streets project. Funding was provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) through the Shared Streets and Spaces grant program. The program was launched in June of 2020 to provide technical and funding assistance to support municipalities identify, design, and implement tactical interventions to transportation infrastructure to support public health, safe mobility, and renewed commerce in the context of COVID-19. Funding must be used for enhancements that can be quickly implemented and are relatively low-cost that make City streets safer for all users of the roadway.
Continue reading City of Lynn Safe Streets Project, Centerboard receives grant, & more | September 21, 2020 →
On September 23 at 6:00 p.m., Housing Lynn will host a virtual forum to talk with the community about what kind of housing development they want in the city.
MAPC will present work to date to identify types of sites suitable for different kinds of housing in Lynn. Attendees will be asked about their priorities for new housing, from design to affordability, via a live poll.
Continue reading Virtual Housing Forum, LPS Schoology Help Video, Salvation Army Needs Volunteers →
Breakfast and Lunch For All Lynn Public School Students
From Lynn Public Schools – See below for Spanish
Food Service Department Administration Building – 100 Bennett St. Lynn, MA 01905
Tel. (781) 477-7220 ~ Fax. (339) 883-1408
Lynn Public Schools Plan for Meal Distribution
School year 2020-2021
Breakfast and Lunch Meals will be made available to all Lynn Public School students. The USDA has extended summer waivers that will continue to allow parents/guardians to pick up their children’s meals at distribution sites. As for now, school ID numbers will not be required for pick up. This could change as the waivers are only extended to December 31st or earlier depending on funding.
Continue reading Lynn Public Schools Plan for Meal Distribution →