Additional Lynn educator and essential worker vaccination clinics, scholarships available for Lynn students, City of Lynn seeks public input, + more | March 24, 2021

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
MARCH 24, 2021

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Lynn city buildings now reopened to the public. Click here for more info.

MA has advanced to Step 1 of Phase IV. Click here for more info.

COVID Vaccine Clinics available for Lynn Educators & essential workers on March 27, April 3, April 10, & April 11. See below for more info.


Mayor McGee & Lynn Dept. of Public Health Announce Upcoming COVID Vaccine Clinics for Lynn Educators & Essential Workers

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Mayor Thomas McGee and the City of Lynn Department of Public Health are pleased to announce additional upcoming Lynn Educator and Essential Worker Vaccination Clinics. The next clinic will be held on Friday, March 26th at the Breed Middle School Gym, 90 O’Callaghan Way. Moderna first dose vaccines will be administered at this Friday’s clinic. Both educators and essential workers can register for an appointment for the March 26th clinic at https://www.maimmunizations.org//reg/6150200972.

Additionally, two (2) Essential Workers ONLY Vaccination Clinics will be held next Monday, March 29th and Tuesday March 30th also at the Breed Middle School Gym. The Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine will be distributed at these Essential Workers Only clinics.

Essential Workers ONLY Clinics Registration

Eligible educators and essential workers include the following who live or work in Lynn

  • K-12 educators, childcare workers, and staff
  • Restaurant or café workers, food, meatpacking, beverage, agriculture, consumer goods, retail, or food service workers and grocery or convenience store workers
  • Food pantry workers or volunteers
  • Medical supply chain workers, vaccine development workers
  • Transit/Transportation workers, public works, water, wastewater, utility workers, sanitation workers, public health workers
  • Court system workers
  • Funeral directors and workers

Pre-registration for these educator and essential worker clinics is required and appointments are on a first come first serve basis. Once the allotted appointments for the clinic are filled, registration will be closed. Those who schedule an appointment are instructed to bring a photo ID, their health insurance card, and a signed copy of the State’s Self-Attestation Form with them to their appointment. Lack of a driver’s license, social security number, or insurance is not a barrier to receiving the vaccine.

The Lynn Department of Public Health, Lynn Community Health Center, and Mass General Brigham Hospital System are working together on a mobile vaccination effort in Lynn. Pending vaccine supply, more information will follow.

All eligible groups can register for appointments at the Lynn Tech Vaccination site and the State’s mass vaccination site located north of Boston at the Danvers Doubletree Hotel. Registration for the state’s mass vaccination site is at this link.

Educators are also able to register for appointments through the federal retail pharmacy program’s CVS website, and the State has designated educator specific clinics at their 7 mass vaccination sites across the state on March 27, April 3, April 10, & April 11.

The aboive press release was submitted to us by Mayor Tom McGee’s office.


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Find a mass vaccine location near you by clicking here.
For phasing details and the most up-to-date vaccination timeline please click here.

For a list of workers currently eligible for the vaccine please click here.

A vaccination site has opened at Lynn Tech for Lynners.

Find out more & watch a video tour by clicking here.
Schedule an appointment by clicking here.


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Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development announces 23rd annual scholarship program for Lynners

The Governing Committee is pleased tom announce the 23rd Annual Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development (LHAND) Scholarship Program. In order to qualify you must be a Lynn resident. In addition, you must be enrolled in a two or four-year degree program or an alternative career pathway. Scholarship awards will be considered in each of the following categories:

  • A high school senior who is a Lynn resident
  • A high school senior who is past or present participant of any LHAND housing program or any family member thereof (which means someone who has or had a Rental Assistance or other housing voucher who lives in LHAND managed public housing including the Brickyard Village & St. Jean Baptiste Apartments).
  • A high school senior who is a Lynn resident accepted into the education field. This category is in honor of former chairperson of LHAND Board of Commissioners Patricia Barton. Anyone that applies for this category must submit a letter of recommendation from his/her high school guidance counselor or a teacher at the school stating they are going into the education field.

Please contact Cathy Rowe at 339-883-2624 / CeRower@lhand.org with any questions.

To be eligible, completed applications & all supplemental info. must be received by Friday, April 30, 2021. Applications & transcripts will be accepted by mail or email. Transcripts may also be emailed directly by your guidance counselor.

Mail to:
Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
10 Church St.           Lynn, MA   01902

The above information was taken from the LHAND Family Success
Center’s Facebook page
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Lynn Hispanic Scholarship Fund accepting applicants until April 5th

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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The LHSF will again award scholarships based on educational achievements and community involvement with the addition of the following categories for consideration:

To be eligible to apply for the Lynn Hispanic Scholarship Fund you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a senior graduating from a Lynn High School

  • Be Hispanic or of Hispanic ancestry

  • Be a resident of Lynn, Massachusetts

  • Be accepted at a two- or four-year accredited institution of higher education, as an undergraduate student during the fiscal year following the grant award, in order to receive the scholarship

This section is not required to apply for a scholarship.

  • The Arts: For students with special talent(s) in the visual/performing arts.

  • Athletics: For students with strengths in sports.

  • STEM: For students with special talent(s) in the science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics fields.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

The LHSF awards financial scholarships per academic year to graduating Hispanic seniors from each of the Lynn high schools.  It is essential that you meet the eligibility criteria and that you submit a completed application by the deadline.  Please complete all parts of the application and ensure that all attachments contain your full name.

Your application must be completed online and submitted via this form no later than 𝗠𝗢𝗡𝗗𝗔𝗬, 𝗔𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗟 𝟱𝘁𝗵, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭.  Please note:  No exception regarding the deadline will be made.

Applications will be screened by the LHSF and final selections will be made by the Lynn Hispanic Scholarship Fund Selection Committee.  All decisions are final. Checks to the students will be issued in September 2021, after the students send us proof of their college registration and class schedule.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS & INSTRUCTIONS

𝙋𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙚: 𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘂𝗯𝗺𝗶𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗰𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻. 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗻 𝗮𝘁 𝗮 𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲. 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗯𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘀.

  • Essay  |  Describe how your Hispanic ethnicity influences your educational aspirations and, by fulfilling them, how you will give back to your Lynn community. Be concise and incorporate your personal experience to develop your response. The essay must be typed double-spaced and a maximum of 500 words.
  • College acceptance letter  |  Attach a copy of the acceptance letter from the college or university you hope to attend.
  • Letter of recommendation  |  One letter of recommendation from a school official, past or present employer, or a community leader. Students are not allowed to submit their letter of recommendation online. Please have your recommender e-mail their letter directly to the selection committee at lynnscholarship@yahoo.com.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO GO TO ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

EDITOR’S NOTE: LCTV will be partnering with the LHSF to produce their annual gala virtually this year on May 14th at 6:30pm.
We will air the ceremony after it has been completed.
The above information is courtesy of the Lynn Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

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Donation drive for winter coats,
can tabs, & books

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Don’t put those winter coasts away!! I am collecting gently used winter coats. After collecting the coats they go to Anton’s cleaners to be cleaned and then distributed to organizations all over New England for men, women and children that are in need. The coats are always free to anyone in need. If you, or anyone you know would like to donate a coat please porch drop off at 18 Merrill Ave Lynn 01902. YOU donated 1400 coats for this years drive. I collect all year round.

A few other items I collect and could use your help with are…
1. Soda/beer can tabs – These get donated to Shriners Burn Hospital in Boston https://alepposhriners.com/childrens-transportation-fund/ . YOU recently donated over 40,000 of them.
2. Children’s books – You recently donated 500 children’s books. This year I will be collecting them for https://www.therealprogram.org/
The above information was taken from this Facebook post by Peter Cipriano.

 

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City of Lynn Seeks Public Input on Green Infrastructure Pilot Projects

The City of Lynn is designing flood reduction projects to reduce the potential impacts from natural hazards and climate change identified in the Strawberry Brook Resilient Stormwater Management and Implementation Plan. This year, the first pilot Green Infrastructure projects will be installed near the intersection of Boston Street and Mall Street and will include concept designs for future installation at Barry Park/G.E.A.A. Field. These two projects will inform future applications seeking additional grant funding to support additional Green Infrastructure improvements around the city. These projects are being designed to improve stormwater quality, flood mitigation and to reduce urban heat island effects to benefit the community.

The City is seeking input from the public on these and future stormwater resiliency projects. Feedback from the community is vital to capture local needs and ideas. With your feedback, these capital investments and street upgrades can also provide targeted co-benefits to residents and businesses in addition to improving stormwater management and reducing the heat island affect, such as enhanced public health and safety, multi-modal access, and promoting neighborhood investment.

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, project information and opportunities to give input are being provided online instead of at in-person meetings. Anyone interested in this project is encouraged to attend a virtual public meeting on April 7 at 5:00PM, hosted by the Mayor’s office and Lynn EDIC. Come share your ideas and learn more about green infrastructure projects being designed for Boston Street and Barry Park/GEAA Field! Register at this link: tinyurl.com/LynnMVPmtg to receive information on how to join the virtual meeting.

Please note, materials will be available in English and Spanish. There will be additional opportunities for public input throughout implementation of the Strawberry Brook Plan. The latest information about project updates is available on a dedicated project webpage.

This project is funded through a grant award from the Commonwealth’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Action Grant program, which provides technical and financial support for cities and towns to implement projects to increase resiliency for climate change.

If you would like to receive updates on this project or have questions, please email Aaron Clausen, Principal Planner (aclausen@lynnma.gov).

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE PLAN

CLICK HERE TO RSVP FOR APRIL 7TH VIRTUAL EVENT

The above press release was submitted to us by Mayor McGee’s office.


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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 320 with 26 new cases today. 15,701 Lynn residents have recovered and 203 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 16,224. Please visit the City of Lynn COVID-19 Data Dashboard which is updated daily.

Please visit http://www.ci.lynn.ma.us/covid19/resources.shtml#p7GPc1_2 for the most up to date COVID-19 testing information, as well as more detailed information on the State and City of Lynn’s Reopening Guidelines. 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).

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