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

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
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

Mayor McGee signs Wage Theft Ordinance Amendment, Street Sweeping starts November 2, & more | October 7, 2020

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OCTOBER 7, 2020

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In case you missed it: Check out our 2020 MA State Election Coverage on our website by clicking here. There we have posted interviews with the campaigns for the 2 MA Ballot Questions, U.S. Senate, & 6th Congressional District along with voter information & more!


Mayor Thomas M. McGee signs Wage Theft Ordinance Amendment, closing important loophole

Last Thursday, October 1st, Mayor Thomas M. McGee signed the Lynn City Council order amending the City’s existing Wage Theft ordinance.
The amendment closes an important loophole in the ordinance, now requiring developers within the City of Lynn to report any previous wage theft or labor violations by their contractors in order to receive tax increment financing, better known as TIF funding, offered by the City.

LCTV MA Election Coverage launched, tonight’s COVID-19 Tele Town Hall, Schoology Account videos, & more | October 6, 2020

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OCTOBER 6, 2020

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LCTV launches 2020 MA Election Coverage

Every election cycle we work to provide the Lynn community with information on what they can expect in the voting booth. This year we have reached out the candidates running for elected offices that represent Lynn, as well as the yes & no sides of the 2 ballot questions.

We have launched interviews featuring the campaigns that responded to us on our Government Channel, website, YouTube, & Facebook page. Please click here to view our 2020 Election Coverage.


Lynn COVID-19 Tele Town Hall tonight

The City of Lynn is hosting a Tele Town Hall on COVID-19 tonight, Tuesday, October 6th at 6:00PM. Mayor Thomas McGee and Public Health Director Michele Desmarais will be joined by several medical experts including: Dr. Clark Van Den Berghe from Lynn Community Health Center; Dr. Mitch Rein, Chief Medical Officer of North Shore Medical Center; and Dr. Barbara Lambl Infectious Disease Specialist from North Shore Medical Center.

Continue reading LCTV MA Election Coverage launched, tonight’s COVID-19 Tele Town Hall, Schoology Account videos, & more | October 6, 2020

LPS Family Letter, Schoology updates, Tele Town Hall tomorrow, & more | October 5, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
OCTOBER 5, 2020

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Every election cycle we work to provide the Lynn community with information on what they can expect in the voting booth. This year we have reached out the candidates running for elected offices that represent Lynn, as well as the yes & no sides of the 2 ballot questions.

Tomorrow afternoon we will launch interviews featuring the campaigns that responded to us on our Government Channel, website, YouTube, & Facebook page. Please click here to view our 2020 Election Coverage.


LPS Family Letter # 7 & Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 14th

Dear Lynn Public Schools Families,

As we bring the first full week of instruction to a close, I feel duty bound to extend my sincere thanks for your partnership and your patience. Over the summer months, we worked to build and, to the extent possible, polish systems and structures and develop skills to support an opening under circumstances we have never before experienced. Predictably, there have been challenges since September 16th, the first day of orientation. In all honesty, there are challenges each day, nonetheless, the number and depth of the challenges are decreasing with each passing day. This trend is due in large part to the unyielding efforts of the Lynn Public Schools staff and equally your efforts at home. The journey ahead will not be without challenges, but we got this…together!

Continue reading LPS Family Letter, Schoology updates, Tele Town Hall tomorrow, & more | October 5, 2020