Election results for Lynn/state, updates from state government, & more | November 4, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
NOVEMBER 4, 2020

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Election results: See how Lynn voted!

Last night at 9:33PM the City of Lynn Election Office sent out their unofficial results for Lynn from yesterday’s election. They will send out official numbers with percentages after they have been confirmed, and we will post those as well.

Voter turnout this year was massive. Over 18,000 Lynners voted early this year via mail or in-person, according to Lynn City Clerk & Chief of Elections Janet Rowe. Several long lines and temporarily broken ballot machines were reported at some polling locations yesterday in the city. 35,139 registered voters cast ballots in this election, 62.70% of total registered voters (56,041) in the City of Lynn.

Presidential elections always draw the biggest crowds to vote in Lynn, municipal elections don’t draw the same amount of people. For comparison last year for the city election only 10,777 registered voters cast ballots, or 20.4% of registered voters. In the previous city election in 2017 14,849 voters cast ballots, or 28.16% of registered voters.

Below are the results for the Presidential, Congressional, & U.S. Senate races along with ballot questions for the City of Lynn.

Continue reading Election results for Lynn/state, updates from state government, & more | November 4, 2020

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.

Voting info. & statistics for Lynn, BLM mural interview, Lynn Tech & English Scholarship winners, & more | October 28, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
OCTOBER 28, 2020

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

REMINDER: Early voting is available at Lynn City Hall until this Friday! Visit the link above for more information.


Voting info. & statistics from Lynn Chief of Elections Janet Rowe

Ballot drop box in Johnson St. lot

We reached out to the City of Lynn’s City Clerk & Election Chief Janet Rowe to get some information about how early voting has gone in the City of Lynn, and what protections are being put in place for both early voting and on Election Day next Tuesday.

Early voting has gone well in the City of Lynn. Those that haven’t voted early can still vote today and tomorrow from 8:30am-4pm & Friday from 8:30am-12:30pm at City Hall. Voters only can enter through the front doors, handicap voters may enter through the Johnson Street side entrance.

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

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
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

Census updates, November Election information, Lynn “Tele Town Hall” on Tuesday, & more | October 2, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
OCTOBER 2, 2020

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2020 United States Census updates

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From City Clerk Janet Rowe: Good News:  We have until October 5th to keep spreading the word to answer your Census!  Our Census Partners have 9 MQA (mobile questionnaire assistance) stations set up around the City for the weekend.

Two of the biggest ones will be at the Farmer’s Market location and the Lynn Community Health Center, both downtown Lynn.  If we do get an additional extension to the end of October, we will have more MQA’s including ones at the School Department (which have been very successful). The times and locations are as follows:

Continue reading Census updates, November Election information, Lynn “Tele Town Hall” on Tuesday, & more | October 2, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 numbers, Lynn food resources, early voting info, & more | September 24, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
SEPTEMBER 24, 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. Their numbers factor in the past week as well as the week before, giving 2 weeks worth of data.

An area of concern for the state is that there are currently 65 communities in the yellow category, with 4-8 cases per 100K. A bigger concern is that there are now 14 communities in the red, with more than 8 cases per 100K, but on the plus side Lynn’s numbers are lowering. Below are the statistics for the communities in red, which includes Lynn.

Continue reading Weekly COVID-19 numbers, Lynn food resources, early voting info, & more | September 24, 2020

State Primary Election Results, Lynn residents urged to use P-EBT program, & more | September 2, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
SEPTEMBER 2, 2020

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2020 MA State Primary Election Results

Last night the 2020 MA State Primary Election took place. In this election cycle the seats that represent Lynn, along with the candidates who appeared on the ballot, were as follows:

United States Senate

  • Democrats | Ed Markey (incumbent) / Joe Kennedy III
  • Republicans | Shiva Ayyadurai / Kevin O’Connor

MA 6th Congressional District

  • Democrats | Seth Moulton (incumbent) / Jamie Belsito / Angus McQuilken
  • Republicans | John Moran

Governor’s Council, District 6

  • Democrats | Terrence Kennedy (incumbent) / Helina Fontes

Continue reading State Primary Election Results, Lynn residents urged to use P-EBT program, & more | September 2, 2020

LyftUp program via GLSS, weekly COVID-19 number from the state, & more | August 27, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
AUGUST 27, 2020

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Read about early voting & info. on MA State Primary candidates on our 2020 Election section by clicking here.


LyftUp Transportation Program Until August 31

City of Lynn to Make Transportation Available to Lynn residents for Essential Services through Lyft During COVID-19

Lynn seniors and individuals with disabilities will receive ride credits to access essential services to support health and safety

The City of Lynn today announced that, in partnership with Lyft and Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS), it will provide access to transportation for seniors and individuals with disabilities living in Lynn. The partnership is part of LyftUp, Lyft’s comprehensive effort to expand transportation access to those who need it most.  In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Lyft has activated more than 500 LyftUp partners – including public health entities, local governments, nonprofits and community organizations – to provide free ride credits and free delivery of essential goods for vulnerable communities and critical workers.

Continue reading LyftUp program via GLSS, weekly COVID-19 number from the state, & more | August 27, 2020

Lynn residents urged to use P-EBT program, LPS Reopening info, Early voting begins tomorrow, & more | August 21, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
AUGUST 21, 2020

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In case you missed it: Check out our 2020 MA State Election coverage, which launched earlier this week, on our website by clicking here


Mayor Thomas McGee and First Lady Lauren Baker Urge Lynn Residents to Use Extra Food Benefit Card During COVID-19 Pandemic

Federal Funding Secured to Help Families Buy Food for Lynn Students

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Mayor Thomas McGee and Lynn Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Patrick Tutwiler today urged Lynn families with children enrolled in public schools to use funds available to them through the Pandemic EBT program to help feed their children during the COVID-19 crisis. While all funds have now been distributed, Lynn has more than 1,700 cards that have not been activated.

To help raise awareness, Mayor McGee, Superintendent Tutwiler, and Massachusetts First Lady Lauren Baker participated in a virtual conversation, released today, with Jill Shah President of the Shah Family Foundation to discuss the importance of food security during this unprecedented time. The conversation can be viewed by clicking here.

Continue reading Lynn residents urged to use P-EBT program, LPS Reopening info, Early voting begins tomorrow, & more | August 21, 2020

2020 Election coverage now live, Lynn Schools reopening info, & more | August 18, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
AUGUST 18, 2020

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2020 MA State Election coverage now live!

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As part of our mission to inform the public, we will be covering the races representing the City of Lynn in the 2020 MA State Election this year. Earlier today we launched the 2020 Election section of our website, which contains information on voting, the candidates, & videos we’ve gathered of candidate forums & submitted videos from candidates.

Please note that we reached out to all candidates of all races that impact Lynn this election cycle. If candidates do not appear or do not have information listed it means that they declined to participate or missed the deadline.

Visit the Election section of our website by clicking here!


Lynn Public Schools releases FAQ document for reopening

The Lynn Public Schools & Superintendent Dr. Patrick Tutwiler have unveiled a “Reopen Safely” report & FAQ page for the 2020-21 school year.The report is 50 pages long & the FAQ page is expected to be updated regularly as a “living document”.

“The Lynn Public Schools is preparing to open the 2020-21 in a way and under conditions never experienced before”, Dr. Tutwiler said. “A great deal of planning and preparation has gone into reopening in the safest manner possible while creating the most optimal conditions for student learning.”

Continue reading 2020 Election coverage now live, Lynn Schools reopening info, & more | August 18, 2020