Lynn to remain in modified Phase 2, COVID-19 updates from LCHC, Fundraiser by BBTM, & more | January 6, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
JANUARY 6, 2021

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City of Lynn To Continue in Modified Phase 2 Step 2 until further notice

Mayor Thomas McGee & Public Health Director Michele Desmarais signed an extension order today for the City of Lynn to remain in Modified Phase Two Step Two of the Massachusetts Reopening Plan.

This order will remain in effect until rescinded following the monitoring and a determination that these activities no longer constitute an immediate risk to the public health of the community.

City Hall closed, MBTA service changes, LPS updates on snow days, & more | December 15, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
DECEMBER 15, 2020

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Today’s Licensing Commission meeting has been cancelled, and City Hall will be closed today & tomorrow to the public.  More info. at the bottom of this post.

The Human Rights Commission meeting will still occur at 6PM. Watch on channel 22 on Comcast, channel 38 on Verizon, our Facebook page, or our website.


Yesterday Mayor McGee announced the City of Lynn will return to modified Phase 2, Step 2 this Friday, December 18th. Click here to read more.


 Lynn Public Schools updates on snow days, school budget, & extra-circulular activites

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Due to the pandemic, each school district in Massachusetts was required to create a reopening plan that included a remote learning model. The remote learning model design needed to include the following components:

Continue reading City Hall closed, MBTA service changes, LPS updates on snow days, & more | December 15, 2020

Mayor McGee announces City of Lynn to return to modified Phase 2, Step 2 this Friday, December 18th.

Read today’s news round up post by clicking here.

Stories include Lynn Police Dept. to begin using body cams, significant storm expected this week, donations for fire victims, & more.


Mayor McGee Announces Return to Modified Phase Two Step Two of Reopening Plan with Several Greater Boston Communities

Mayor Thomas M. McGee is announcing that the City of Lynn is joining the City of Boston and several other Greater Boston area communities in a return to a modified Phase Two, Step Two rollback of the Massachusetts Reopening Plan effective Friday, December 18th. The City of Lynn has seen a drastic increase in COVID-19 cases since Thanksgiving within our community with a percent positivity rate of 12.27% and an average daily incidence rate per 100,000 of 89.19 over the last 14 days as reported in the latest Massachusetts COVID-19 Community Report. Lynn has consistently been categorized as a high risk, red community by the state as we now have over 9,500 reported cases in the City of Lynn since the start of this COVID-19 pandemic.

Continue reading Mayor McGee announces City of Lynn to return to modified Phase 2, Step 2 this Friday, December 18th.

Voting information, new statewide COVID restrictions, Essex County Sheriff’s office receives grant, & more | November 2, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
NOVEMBER 2, 2020

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Check out our 2020 MA State Election Coverage with campaign interviews, voting information, & more by clicking here.

We will post election results for Lynn tomorrow when we receive them from the City of Lynn Election Office.


Voting information for tomorrow

The day has finally come for the nation to decide who the next President of the United States should be, along with many local and state elected positions. The City of Lynn participated in Early In-person Voting this year from October 17-30 and 6,532 registered Lynn voters took advantage of this, according the Lynn City Clerk & Chief of Elections Janet Rowe.

As of last Wednesday Rowe reported that 11,201 mail-in ballots were received as well. If you did not mail in your ballot you can drop off your ballot at City Hall in an official ballot drop box in the Johnson Street lot before polls close tomorrow. The City of Lynn Election office has put forth several protections to ensure your vote is protected and eventually counted on Election Day. According to Rowe, “Folks can drop their ballot in 24 hours day.  We have camera surveillance, extra lighting and police will be patrolling until November 3rd.  We check the box every 2 hours.”

Extra poll workers have been hired to assist on Election Day itself, social distance and mask wearing will be enforced as well. “Please be patient and kind as our Poll workers are safely checking voters in and adhering to all Covid-19 rules and regulations from the State and our Public Health Director”, said Rowe.

Many planed to vote in person tomorrow over mail-in ballots and voting early. For those people we wanted to compile a list of resources to ensure that your vote is heard this election. Below is information we have sourced from the City of Lynn & community organizations for voting in Lynn tomorrow.

Lynn Halloween update, LCC grants, Lynn selected for Racial Equity Municipal Action Plan, & more | October 1, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
OCTOBER 1, 2020

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A statement from Mayor McGee on Halloween during COVID-19

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As we begin the month of October, the state has released guidance for Halloween during COVID-19, which can be found by clicking here. The CDC categorizes traditional Halloween activities, like trick or treating, as high-risk. Please click here for a break down of the CDC’s low, moderate and high-risk activities.

As Lynn continues to fight to stop the spread of COVID-19, I strongly encourage all residents to refrain from engaging in high-risk Halloween activities and instead find alternative ways to celebrate this year that keep our community healthy and safe.

Continue reading Lynn Halloween update, LCC grants, Lynn selected for Racial Equity Municipal Action Plan, & more | October 1, 2020

LPS Virtual Graduations to be held in June, NSCC Virtual Arts Celebration, testing at Lynn Community Health Center, & more | April 29, 2020

Tune in at 3pm every weekday on our Government Channel or Facebook page for an update from city officials. Past updates can be found by clicking here. At 2pm & 8pm we are also airing Gov. Baker’s press conferences.

See other COVID-19 related posts by clicking here.
See our running list of announcements for Lynn by visiting bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.


Virtual graduation for Lynn Public School students set for June 12th

Today the Lynn Public Schools announced that graduations will be held virtually this year. The statement in part read “Given the uncertainty of the summer months ahead and the current state executive order limiting group gatherings, it seems prudent to begin planning a celebration of your accomplishments through virtual means.”

Continue reading LPS Virtual Graduations to be held in June, NSCC Virtual Arts Celebration, testing at Lynn Community Health Center, & more | April 29, 2020

MA COVID-19 Measures extended to May 18th, info from Attorney General’s office, video with Lynn Public Health Director, & more | April 28, 2020

Tune in at 3pm every weekday on our Government Channel or Facebook page for an update from city officials. Past updates can be found by clicking here. At 2pm & 8pm we are also airing Gov. Baker’s press conferences.

See other COVID-19 related posts by clicking here.
See our running list of announcements for Lynn by visiting bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.


Governor Charlie Baker has extended non-essential business closures, stay-at-home orders, & gatherings of no more than 10 through May 18th.

In addition to these extensions, Gov. Baker announced the formation of a Reopening Advisory Board which will consist of public health officials, business leaders, & municipal government representatives from across the state of MA. They will be tasked with creating a report by May 18th to help re-open the state.

Read the press release from the state of MA by clicking here.


In case you missed it: Read information about Phase 2 of the Remote Learning Plan for the Lynn Public Schools by clicking here.


Today Lynn Public Health Director Michele Desmarais appeared on the 3pm weekday update for the City of Lynn, video below.

Continue reading MA COVID-19 Measures extended to May 18th, info from Attorney General’s office, video with Lynn Public Health Director, & more | April 28, 2020

Curfew, essential services update & more for Lynn | April 11, 2020

Below is a press release that we received from Mayor McGee’s office on Saturday, April 10, 2020.

Tune in at 3pm every weekday on our Government Channel or Facebook page for an update from city officials.

See other COVID-19 related posts by clicking here.
See our running list of announcements for Lynn by visiting bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.


Mayor Thomas M. McGee, in consultation with the City Council, the Department of Public Health, and the City Solicitor’s office, is announcing the issuance of two Executive Orders requiring residents and visitors to stay home during certain hours, to restrict certain behaviors at all times, and also relative to the operations of essential services.

Continue reading Curfew, essential services update & more for Lynn | April 11, 2020

Mayor McGee announces executive order related to construction & public works sites & workers | April 2, 2020

Below is a statement we received from Mayor McGee’s office on Thursday, April 2, 2020.

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See our running list of announcements for Lynn by visiting bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.



Mayor Thomas M. McGee, in consultation with the City Council, the Department of Public Health, Inspectional Services Department, and the City Solicitor’s office, is announcing an Executive Order with COVID-19 guidelines and procedures for all construction and public works sites and workers in the City of Lynn effective Friday, April 3, 2020.

Continue reading Mayor McGee announces executive order related to construction & public works sites & workers | April 2, 2020

First Confirmed COVID-19 Related Death in Lynn | April 1, 2020

Below is a statement we received from Mayor McGee’s office on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

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See our running list of announcements for Lynn by visiting bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.


Yesterday, the Lynn Board of Health was notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health of the first COVID-19 coronavirus related death within the City of Lynn.

“My heart goes out to the family of the resident that died as a result of contracting COVID-19, as this global pandemic continues to hit home, for all of us, in such a terrible way,” said Mayor Thomas M. McGee.

Continue reading First Confirmed COVID-19 Related Death in Lynn | April 1, 2020