Eviction protest update, COVID testing updates, recordings of Monday’s Tele Town Hall, & more | November 25, 2020

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NOVEMBER 25, 2020

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Alert from the Lynn Police Department: We have received several reports regarding thefts of catalytic converters in the past week. The suspect(s) targeted Toyota Prius vehicles that were parked in residential parking lots during the early morning hours. Owners of these vehicles are advised to park in well-lit areas and residents are asked to call the Lynn Police Dept. to report any suspicious activity.


Updates from yesterday’s eviction protest

Photo courtesy of Marilyn Humphries

Community group Lynn United for Change is responding to to new court data and a report by Massachusetts Housing Partnership showing a sharp increase in court eviction cases over the past two weeks.

Over a dozen volunteers with Lynn United for Change gathered in front of City Hall yesterday to kick off an outreach campaign focusing on Lynn residents who have received a court summons for eviction.

Holiday toy & food donation drives, Eviction info for Lynn residents, MBTA virtual meeting on North Shore service tonight, & more | November 24, 2020

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NOVEMBER 24, 2020

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Holiday toy & food donation drives

Local resident Maria Aybar recently reached out to us to help promote a Christmas Toy Drive her daughter Isabelle is putting together to benefit the children of the Lynn Shelter Association. From Maria:

My daughter Isabelle Aybar is 7. During a discussion about giving back, she expressed the desire to provide Christmas toys for kids this year. Then she asked if we could collect food for Thanksgiving. That’s when I created a Facebook page, Isabelle’s Toy Box, to collect food donations and toy donations for the holidays. We wrapped up a successful food drive benefiting the Anchor Food Pantry in Swampscott and the Family Resource Center in Lynn. So now, we are focusing on our Christmas mission.

Info for tonight’s COVID Tele-Town Hall, resources & info. for Thanksgiving, Senator Crighton to be honored, & more | November 23, 2020

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NOVEMBER 23, 2020

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Info. for tonight’s COVID-19 Tele Town Hall

The City of Lynn is hosting a Tele Town Hall on COVID-19 tonight at 6:00PM. There will be two simultaneous events offered, one in English and one in Spanish. Residents will receive a phone call from the City of Lynn on Monday evening and should remain on the line to join the town hall and ask questions. For those residents who want to join the Spanish Town Hall, they will be offered the option to do so throughout the call.

Continue reading Info for tonight’s COVID Tele-Town Hall, resources & info. for Thanksgiving, Senator Crighton to be honored, & more | November 23, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 numbers from Mass DPH, LPS holiday meal plan, P-EBT update, & more | November 20, 2020

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NOVEMBER 20, 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.

The City of Lynn has seen well over a month of rapidly growing numbers, indicating that the City is deep into a second wave of COVID-19. The average daily incidence rate per 100,000 over 14 days this week was 61.6;  the previous 4 weeks were 45.1, 34.4, 25.7, & 17.3. The positivity rate this week was 9.14%; the previous 4 weeks were 7.48%, 6.53%, 5.70%, & 4.26%. Over the last week there were 6,000 more total tests & while this does indeed mean that case numbers will go up, the number to watch is positivity rate. The higher the positivity rate the more the virus is spreading, regardless of number of cases or tests.

The outlook for the nation is not much better. We currently have 11.8 million cases, gaining 1 million cases in just 1 week after reaching 9 million cases only 3 weeks ago. We have seen daily record numbers of cases the last several weeks, with yesterday seeing an all-time high of 187,000 cases reported in just one day. The death toll nationwide is at 252K, with close to 2,000 in the last 24 hours alone.

Continue reading Weekly COVID-19 numbers from Mass DPH, LPS holiday meal plan, P-EBT update, & more | November 20, 2020

Official Nov. 3rd election results for Lynn released, Salvation Army in need of food donations, member show looking for Zoom participants, & more | November 19, 2020

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NOVEMBER 18, 2020

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Official, certified Nov. 3rd election results for the City of Lynn

From the City of Lynn Elections Office: Below are the official results for the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election in Lynn.  Our total number of registered voters in Lynn reached an all-time high of 56,041 while this Election produced our highest number of voters at 36,026, all who either voted by mail, early voted or voted in person at the Polls.

As the saying goes, “It takes a Village” and I am so thankful to my amazing Election co-workers, Karen, Sarah and Deb, our Poll workers (who volunteered to work “early voting” and at our polling locations), Mike Donovan and his Inspectional Service Staff and the School Department for assisting in logistics to help make our voting locations safe for the public.  A special thank you to our City Hall Custodian Israel, who assisted in sanitizing, moving equipment and making our building safe every day along with our Public Health Director Michele Desmarais, for her guidance on Covid-19 safety regulations.

Continue reading Official Nov. 3rd election results for Lynn released, Salvation Army in need of food donations, member show looking for Zoom participants, & more | November 19, 2020

Festival of Lights special airing next Friday, MBTA/New Balance to provide masks, & more | November 18, 2020

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NOVEMBER 18, 2020

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“Festival of Lights” special to air next Friday at 7PM on LCTV

The Greater Lynn Chamber of Commerce, City of Lynn, and Lynn Community Television are partnering to host the second annual Festival of Lights event in Central Square virtually!

This is the annual tree & menorah lighting in Central Square. We will hear from business members of the GLCC, a performance by the St. Mary’s choir, messages from Mayor McGee and others, a visit from Santa, and much more. GLCC is encouraging people to stay local as we kick off the holiday season, and support local businesses while you shop.

This event will be aired on our Public Access TV Channel on Friday, November 27th at 7pm. It will be available to watch on TV (Comcast: 3 / Verizon: 38), on our website, YouTube channel, & Facebook page simultaneously.

Continue reading Festival of Lights special airing next Friday, MBTA/New Balance to provide masks, & more | November 18, 2020

Civil Service Police Exam prep training, Toys For Tots drive, updates from state government, & more | November 17, 2020

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NOVEMBER 17, 2020

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Civil Service Police Exam prep training available at limited capacity

Need help preparing for the 2021 Civil Service Police Exam? Do you want to make a difference in your community?

The Lynn Police Department has partnered with the College Application Education Project, Inc. and will offer a police exam preparation training prior to the March, 2021 Police Officer Entrance Exam.  This training session will be offered at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at the Lynn Police Headquarters, 300 Washington St, Lynn, MA 01902.

This program is offered to Lynn residents only and is offered on a first come, first served basis.  Seating is limited due to Covid19 guidelines.

Continue reading Civil Service Police Exam prep training, Toys For Tots drive, updates from state government, & more | November 17, 2020

Virtual meeting on Re-Development of Union Hospital, food donations needed, Festival of Trees goes virtual, & more | November 16, 2020

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NOVEMBER 16, 2020

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Virtual meeting on Re-Development of Union Hospital planned for November 23rd

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On Monday, Nov. 23rd at 6 pm, a virtual neighborhood meeting will be conducted online to discuss re-development plans for the former Union Hospital property proposed by local developer David J. Solimine, Jr. who purchased the building and land earlier this year.

From the “Union 2021” website:
In September 2020, North Shore Medical Center completed the closure of Union Hospital. Union served the Greater Lynn community from 500 Lynnfield St., Lynn for nearly 70 years. The Union site includes approximately 20 acres of land. The new Mass General Brigham Medical and Urgent Care Center located at 480 Lynnfield St. opened in August 2020 and contains 5 acres of land. The remaining 15 acres were sold to Lynn Businessman and Real Estate Developer David J. Solimine, Jr. for redevelopment. The sold land includes 5.5 acres containing the existing hospital buildings at 500 Lynnfield St. and 9.5 acres on Woodland North containing the overflow and employee parking lot.
There will be 2 separate and distinct development plans presented to the City of Lynn for approval. These approvals will require zoning amendments to be adopted by the Lynn City Council before new construction can begin.
Solimine’s proposed plans can be viewed online at www.union2021.org. Questions and feedback about the proposal can be shared during the meeting. You can register to participate in the meeting by clicking here.
LCTV requested a recording of the meeting, and will be broadcasting it at a later date. Stay tuned for airtimes!


6th Annual Lynn Tech Festival of Trees to be held virtually this year all of December

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We hope everyone is doing well during these crazy times! Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to have an in-person Festival of Trees event… Bummer!

However, we ARE able to still have a virtual event, of sorts! We will be offering raffles for the month of December, 2020, which each day will have a prize drawn. These ‘calendars’ will offer gift cards, gift baskets, and similar items each day.

The rules are as follows:

  • Entry costs: $5 for one, $20 for five
  • Entries will be drawn daily from December 1 – 31 at about 6pm Live on our Facebook page.
  • Entries purchased will never be removed, so you have the chance to win multiple times!
  • Entries can be purchased multiple ways:
    • GiveButter (https://givebutter.com/ulJ00j)
    • Cash or check made out to LVTAA. Cash/check can be dropped off at Cher Magic Hair Salon at 90 Walnut St. in Lynn or mailed to Diana Badger at 11 Savoy St. Lynn, MA 01904)
  • Entries can be purchased/received NO LATER than 6pm on November 30th, 2020.

We hope everyone will help support a great cause! Last year between this event and the Lynn Tech Golf Tournament, we were able to raise more than $25,000 that we gave out as scholarships to Lynn Tech students!

We are very sorry to our City of Lynn residents and Lynn Tech students that we are unable to have an in-person event this year! We will be back next year better than ever! Let’s have some fun in a new way to keep this great tradition alive!

We would love to see everyone’s holiday decor this year, so please fill up our Facebook page with pictures of your own trees and decorations! Let’s have some fun and get into the holiday spirit!

The info. above was provided by the Lynn Tech Festival of Trees organizers.


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Thanksgiving food donations needed for Lynn Family Forward Resource Center

The Lynn Family Forward Resource Center is looking for food donations to help support local families this Thanksgiving. They will be accepting donations until the 20th of this month and they can be dropped off between 10 AM to 4 PM at 103 Johnson Street. The most needed items are peanut butter, canned soups, canned veggies, tuna, instant noodles, canned fruits, rice, cereal, and grocery store gift cards.

 

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Info. above provided by the Lynn Family Forward Resource Center.


From Mayor McGee’s office: The Lynn Public Health Department has confirmed that as of today, the number of active, confirmed positive COVID-19 cases is 1,010 with 39 new cases today. 5,524 Lynn residents have recovered and 126 have died. The total number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Lynn since March 21, 2020, including those who have died and recovered, is 6,660. Please visit the City of Lynn COVID-19 Data Dashboard which is updated daily.

Stop the Spread Initiative Testing have been extended until December 31st

  • Fallon Ambulance offers testing at the following locations. Walk up Only:
    • Parking lot at Lynn English High School
      • Mon – Sat from 8:00am until 2:00pm

o    Parking Lot behind Fire Station at 725 Western Ave, off of Federal Street

  • Mon – Sat 12:00pm-6:00pm

o    Residents who have been tested for COVID-19 through Fallon Ambulance can call 617-765-0176 with any questions related to your COVID-19 test results.

  • Call Lynn Community Health Center (781)-581-3900 to make a COVID-19 test appointment at 9 Buffum Street location

Please visit http://www.ci.lynn.ma.us/covid19/resources.shtml#p7GPc1_2 for more information on how you can get a free COVID-19 test in the City of Lynn until December 31st.

We will continue to provide regular updates on COVID-19 through the City website (www.lynnma.gov), social media, and the Smart 911 emergency notification system (sign up at www.smart911.com).

Weekly COVID-19 numbers from Mass DPH, LPS extends remote learning until February, Christmas Parade cancelled, & more | November 13, 2020

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NOVEMBER 13, 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.

The City of Lynn has seen over a month of rapidly growing numbers, indicating that the City is deep into a second wave of COVID-19. The average daily incidence rate per 100,000 over 14 days this week was 45.1;  the previous 3 weeks were 34.4, 25.7, & 17.3. The positivity rate this week was 7.48; the previous 3 weeks were 6.53%, 5.70%, & 4.26%. Last week there were 20,000 less total tests, indicating more people are getting tested every week. While this does indeed mean that case numbers will go up, the number to watch is positivity rate. The higher the positivity rate the more the virus is spreading, regardless of number of cases or tests.

The outlook for the nation is not much better. We currently have 10.6 million cases, with well over 120K+ new cases being reported daily for the past week. We only reached 9 million cases 2 weeks ago, and over the past week new records have been set almost daily. Just yesterday the United States reported 160,000 new cases, a world record for the 3rd day in a row. The death toll nationwide is at 243K, with close to 1,200 in the last 24 hours alone.

Continue reading Weekly COVID-19 numbers from Mass DPH, LPS extends remote learning until February, Christmas Parade cancelled, & more | November 13, 2020

Last GALA show of 2020, Lynn COVID testing updates, & more | November 12, 2020

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NOVEMBER 12, 2020

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Final Galleries At LynnArts show of 2020 opens Friday

From GALA: Grand Opening Weekend of our Juried Member Show, we will be open on Friday from 5 to 8 and on Saturday from 11 to 5. This is the last show of 2020 so don’t miss it! We are so happy to be able to showcase our extremely talented local artists and their works. Yes, it’s that time of the year. The Fall trees have shed their leaves and the holiday shopping season is upon us! Our Members Exhibit is showcasing over 100 pieces of artwork executed in a variety of media and styles that express a wide range of creative voices. Don’t forget that our Gallery Shop also features art by many local artists.
To accommodate the needs of safety of our community we will allow 10 people in the big gallery, 2 persons in the small community gallery and no more than 4 in the shop including cashier at any time. Masks are required inside the building. Feel free to call and make an appointment to view the show.