Weekly COVID-19 numbers from Mass DPH, Halloween message from Mayor McGee, MBTA Seeks Rider Input, & more | October 30, 2020

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OCTOBER 30, 2020

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Weekly COVID-19 numbers from Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health

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Every week on the MA Department of Public Health releases numbers for how COVID-19 has impacted the state, and we try to highlight some of these numbers so the community is informed. Their numbers factor in the past week as well as the week before, giving 2 weeks worth of data.

There are currently 77 communities in the yellow category (with 4-8 cases per 100K), & 121 communities in the red (with more than 8 cases per 100K). Last week there were 95 in the yellow and 76 in the red. With this week’s numbers the state of Massachusetts now has approximately 1/3 of communities in the red category. The average age of those infected has been 38, and the average of those hospitalized is 67.

The City of Lynn has seen 3 weeks in a row of growing numbers after a few weeks of decreasing numbers. However, Lynn has seen concerning increases in just one week. The average daily incidence rate per 100,000 over the last 2 weeks was 25.7 this week, but last week it was 17.3. The positivity rate last week was 4.26% but has risen to 5.70% this week. Concerns are being raised about high-risk activities surrounding Halloween leading to an increase in cases. Please see the statement further down from Mayor McGee in regards to this.

Continue reading Weekly COVID-19 numbers from Mass DPH, Halloween message from Mayor McGee, MBTA Seeks Rider Input, & more | October 30, 2020

CFCE’s November calendar, GLSS TV’s November episode out soon, updates from state government, & more | October 29, 2020

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OCTOBER 29, 2020

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REMINDER: Early voting is available at Lynn City Hall until tomorrow!
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CFCE November Calendar and Parent Discussion Group

Good morning,

Attached, please find the CFCE November Calendar with our virtual programs.  Also, please find the flyer for our virtual parent discussion group, “Balancing It All From Home”.

The evening group will be held next Thursday evening at 7:30 PM and families should contact me to receive the Zoom link to attend.  Jayna Doherty will lead the discussion about ways parents can support their child’s learning at home.  Please contact me with any questions.

Best,

Kathleen Torosian

Coordinator, Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Program

781-477-7420 Ext. 7227

torosiank@lynnschools.org

Voting info. & statistics for Lynn, BLM mural interview, Lynn Tech & English Scholarship winners, & more | October 28, 2020

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OCTOBER 28, 2020

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REMINDER: Early voting is available at Lynn City Hall until this Friday! Visit the link above for more information.


Voting info. & statistics from Lynn Chief of Elections Janet Rowe

Ballot drop box in Johnson St. lot

We reached out to the City of Lynn’s City Clerk & Election Chief Janet Rowe to get some information about how early voting has gone in the City of Lynn, and what protections are being put in place for both early voting and on Election Day next Tuesday.

Early voting has gone well in the City of Lynn. Those that haven’t voted early can still vote today and tomorrow from 8:30am-4pm & Friday from 8:30am-12:30pm at City Hall. Voters only can enter through the front doors, handicap voters may enter through the Johnson Street side entrance.

Street sweeping starts next week, MBTA Commuter Rail changes take effect Nov. 2, & more | October 27, 2020

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OCTOBER 27, 2020

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REMINDER: Early voting is available at Lynn City Hall until this Friday! Visit the link above for more information.


Lynn Dept. of Public Works Citywide Sweeping will begin next week

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As of November 2, 2020 the contractor “American Sweeping Company LLC” will start the neighborhood sweeping in Ward 7 and will sweep each ward until the city is completed. Sweeping will be done during the hours of 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Should inclement weather prevent sweepers from working in your area as scheduled they will return in 7 days from the date originally scheduled.

Please remove all cars from the area’s listed below on the scheduled dates. Please keep them off the street until operations are complete. The sweeper may make several passes before the area is completely clean.

Mobility survey, early voting this week, “Housing Lynn” event this Wednesday, & more | October 26, 2020

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OCTOBER 26, 2020

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REMINDER: Early voting is available at Lynn City Hall until October 30th, including weekends! Visit the link above for more information


Barr Foundation get[t]here Mobility Survey

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The Barr Foundation is conducting a mobility survey for the City of Lynn. This survey will provide us with valuable information regarding transportation in Lynn.

How do you get around everyday? Do you drive a car, ride a bike, use a rideshare app, walk or use public transportation?

Weekly COVID-19 numbers from Mass DPH, special City Council meeting tomorrow, & more | October 23, 2020

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OCTOBER 23, 2020

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REMINDER: Early voting is available at Lynn City Hall until October 30th, including weekends! Visit the link above for more information


Weekly COVID-19 numbers from MA Dept. of Public Health

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Every week on the MA Department of Public Health releases numbers for how COVID-19 has impacted the state, and we try to highlight some of these numbers so the community is informed. Their numbers factor in the past week as well as the week before, giving 2 weeks worth of data.

There are currently 95 communities in the yellow category (with 4-8 cases per 100K), & 76 communities in the red (with more than 8 cases per 100K). The number of communities in the red category has slowed, but there was a quick increase over just a few weeks that led to the number tripling. Thankfully this week only 13 were added. The number of communities in the yellow has fluctuated, but the past several weeks have only seen increases.

Continue reading Weekly COVID-19 numbers from Mass DPH, special City Council meeting tomorrow, & more | October 23, 2020

Salem “closed” this weekend/Halloween weekend, early voting & registration info, Thanksgiving dinner applications, & more | October 22, 2020

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OCTOBER 22, 2020

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REMINDER: Early voting is available at Lynn City Hall until October 30th, including weekends! Visit the link above for more information.


The Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report, including the city/town data and map, will be posted on Thursdays starting this week. Please check back tomorrow for our summary.


MBTA: Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line Changes at Salem Station This Weekend and Halloween Weekend

The MBTA today announced weekend Commuter Rail service changes at Salem Station on the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line and at the parking facility at Salem Station this weekend, Friday, October 23 through Sunday, October 25, and Halloween weekend, Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31.

These service changes and adjustments to operations at the Salem Parking Garage are being made in partnership with the City of Salem. The MBTA will bypass Salem Station as part of a coordinated effort with the City of Salem to discourage an influx of visitors during the Halloween season and to support the City’s coronavirus safety rules implemented earlier this month.

Continue reading Salem “closed” this weekend/Halloween weekend, early voting & registration info, Thanksgiving dinner applications, & more | October 22, 2020

GLSS Men’s Health Forum, flu clinic & care kit distribution, new member show, & more | October 21, 2020

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OCTOBER 21, 2020

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REMINDER: Early voting is available at Lynn City Hall until October 30th, including weekends! Visit the link above for more information.


GLSS Virtual Men’s Health Forum being held on November 12, 2020

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On Thursday, November 12th from 1–3 p.m., Wellness Pathways at Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS) will host its annual Men’s Health Forum, focused on a variety of topics of interest to men and featuring a number of local medical professionals. Topics include: “A Healthy Mind Equals A Healthy Body,” offered by Dr. Carlos Cappas, PsyD, MBA, Chief Behavioral Health Officer at Lynn Community Health Center; “Healthy Eating Lifestyle for Men,” offered by Benjamin Graff, MS, RD, LDN, Nutrition Program Manager at GLSS; “Learn to Read the Signs of Health Issues,” offered by Clark Van Den Berghe, M.D., from Lynn Community Health Center; and “Living A Successful Life with a Chronic Disease…Success is All Relative,” offered by Clinical Biochemist Suresh N. Rao, Ph.D., also from Lynn Community Health Center.

Continue reading GLSS Men’s Health Forum, flu clinic & care kit distribution, new member show, & more | October 21, 2020

Happy Community Media Day, filming downtown, MBTA fall changes, & more | October 20, 2020

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OCTOBER 20, 2020

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Happy Community Media Day!

Today is the annual Community Media Day, held during Free Speech Week! Community media encourages local dialogue, increases discourse around policy issues, fosters an understanding of local cultures, and shares information to improve our lives.

Community media encourages local dialogue, increases discourse around policy issues, fosters an understanding of local cultures, and shares information to improve our lives. LCTV provides coverage of many important community events, government meetings, and much more…but we can’t cover everything and everyone in our diverse city.

Continue reading Happy Community Media Day, filming downtown, MBTA fall changes, & more | October 20, 2020

Street resurfacing, LPS Meal Distribution Plan, LCHC COVID-19 testing updates, & more | October 19, 2020

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OCTOBER 19, 2020

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Street resurfacing this week in Lynn

The Lynn Department of Public Works will be resurfacing Boston Street & Summer Street on Tuesday, October 20 and Parkland Avenue on Wednesday, October 21 (both days weather permitting).

No parking signs will be posted in advance with dates and times of restricted parking. No parking between 7:00pm and 7:00am – Vehicles impeding the construction operation will be towed.
Interruption to traffic flow will occur at times.

Continue reading Street resurfacing, LPS Meal Distribution Plan, LCHC COVID-19 testing updates, & more | October 19, 2020