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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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

Early voting starts tomorrow, Special City Council meeting, updates from state government, & more | October 16, 2020

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OCTOBER 16, 2020

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Early voting starts tomorrow at Lynn City Hall, runs until October 30th

Early in-person voting for the November election will be held from October 17-30, 2020 at Lynn City Hall (3 City Hall Square). The times for early voting during this period are as follows:

  • Saturdays & Sundays from 8am-2pm
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 8:30am-4pm
  • Tuesdays from 8:30am-8pm
  • Fridays from 8:30am-12:30pm

Registered voters have the option to request an early voting ballot through the mail. Complete an Early Voting Application and mail it to:

Election Commission
Lynn City Hall
3 City Hall Square, Room 203
Lynn, MA    01901

Continue reading Early voting starts tomorrow, Special City Council meeting, updates from state government, & more | October 16, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 numbers from the state, local COVID-19 scam, Community Media Day on Tuesday, & more | October 15, 2020

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OCTOBER 15, 2020

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Community Media Day on October 20th

Next Tuesday is Community Media Day! 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 Weekly COVID-19 numbers from the state, local COVID-19 scam, Community Media Day on Tuesday, & more | October 15, 2020

U.S. Census to end counting this week, virtual Men’s Health Forum, & more | October 14, 2020

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OCTOBER 14, 2020

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U.S. Census to end counting, Census Assistance event this Friday

As of today, well over 99.9% of housing units have been accounted for in the 2020 Census. Self-response and field data collection operations for the 2020 Census will conclude on October 15, 2020. Specifically:

  • Internet self-response will be available across the nation through October 15, 2020 until 11:59 pm Hawaii Standard Time (HST), (6:00 am Eastern Daylight Time on October 16, 2020) Visit 2020Census.gov to respond today.
  • Phone response will be available for its regularly scheduled time on October 15, 2020. Click here for schedule and a list of numbers.
  • Paper responses must be postmarked by October 15, 2020.
  • Nonresponse Followup census takers will continue resolving nonresponding addresses through the end of the day on October 15, 2020.

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently updating 2020Census.gov, Census.gov, as well as all external and internal guidance to reflect the schedule update.

The above press release was taken from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The final MQA (mobile questionnaire assistance) site will still be held at Greater Lynn Senior Services on October 16th from 9am-12pm.

Continue reading U.S. Census to end counting this week, virtual Men’s Health Forum, & more | October 14, 2020

Superintendent’s Report, flu clinics, meals available at Lynn Schools, & more | October 13, 2020

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OCTOBER 13, 2020

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Superintendent’s Report: October 8, 2020

We are very quickly approaching the one-month benchmark in full remote learning. Having established new systems and protocols, developed new skills sets with new tools, and adapted in countless ways to launching a school year in way unlike we have ever had to before, I would say that we are moving right along. I set ambitious district wide goals of 100% of students having an Internet connected device and signed on to Schoology and an average daily attendance of 95% by October 9th. With one day to go before that chosen deadline, we have come very close to meeting that goal. At present, 91% of the current enrollment has signed on to Schoology and we have distributed just over 14,000 devices, which constitutes 90 percent of the total student body (bear in mind that some families have chosen to use their own device). With a recent arrival and distribution of IPads (which began October 7th), we will should have enough devices to cover our kindergarteners and thus reach 100% goal. Our average daily attendance has hovered around 92%.

Continue reading Superintendent’s Report, flu clinics, meals available at Lynn Schools, & more | October 13, 2020

Upcoming virtual & socially distance events from Lynn Museum, My Brother’s Table, & more | October 12, 2020

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OCTOBER 12, 2020

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My Brother’s Table to Hold Virtual Walk November 1-15

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Local Soup Kitchen, which has seen a dramatic increase in meals served, to raise much-needed funds.

My Brother’s Table Soup Kitchen (MBT), located in Lynn, MA, will hold its 39th Annual Walk virtually this year.  The virtual Walk appropriately named Walk Your Block encourages participants to walk safely in their own neighborhoods, any distance, during the first two weeks of November to help raise money to feed their neighbors.

Every registered walker will be entered into a raffle to win a $250 Amazon Gift Card!  Prizes for top fundraisers, photo contest, and more!  Register yourself, form a team, sponsor someone, or find more Walk details at www.mybrotherstable.org/walk.  Your steps will help My Brother’s Table serve over one half million meals this year.

Continue reading Upcoming virtual & socially distance events from Lynn Museum, My Brother’s Table, & more | October 12, 2020

Video of Tuesday’s Lynn COVID-19 Tele Town Hall, LCHC COVID testing site moving, & more | October 9, 2020

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OCTOBER 9, 2020

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Lynn Community Health Center’s COVID-19 testing site moving & expanding

On October 13, two 60-foot trailers will be delivered to the Buffum Street Parking Lot and will become Lynn Community Health Center’s expanded COVID-19 Testing Site.  The health center’s current site, located in the Element Care Parking Lot at 9 Buffum Street, uses tents from the City of Lynn Fire Department to protect patients and staff from the elements.  The more permanent structures will make it easier for the health center to offer testing services through the winter.

“COVID-19 is still a serious concern in our community and is likely to remain so for a long time,” said Dr. Geoffrey Pechinsky, Chief Medical Officer at LCHC.  “The 7-day average positive rate in Lynn is 7.9%, significantly higher than the state rate of 1.1%.  We are working very closely with the City to encourage people to get tested any time they feel unwell or are concerned about exposure.  Some people, for example those whose jobs put them at high risk of exposure, should get tested regularly.  We are happy to do repeat tests as needed.”

Continue reading Video of Tuesday’s Lynn COVID-19 Tele Town Hall, LCHC COVID testing site moving, & more | October 9, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 numbers, Salvation Army Food Pantry moving locations, & more | October 8, 2020

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OCTOBER 8, 2020

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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 78 communities in the yellow category (with 4-8 cases per 100K), & 40 communities in the red (with more than 8 cases per 100K). Last week there were 80 communities in the yellow category & 23 in the red. This means that in just the last week 17 communities were added to the red category, indicating that COVID-19 is still running rampant in the state. With news of many cities not cancelling Halloween and tourists still visiting Salem, despite most activities being cancelled, at least a small spike in cases can be expected next month.

Continue reading Weekly COVID-19 numbers, Salvation Army Food Pantry moving locations, & more | October 8, 2020