COVID-19 testing in Lynn this week, updated candidate list, P-EBT update, + more | April 12, 2021

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
APRIL 12, 2021

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COVID-19 testing in Lynn this week

The City of Lynn was selected to be a part of the state’s “Stop the Spread” Initiative back in July of 2020. COVID-19 testing sites have been set up and are available for residents of Lynn to visit. Information about these testing sites are below.

PROJECT BEACON
Located at 398 Blossom St. in Lynn

The City of Lynn has been selected as one of four communities across the Commonwealth for a COVID-19 express testing site. The site will be run by Project Beacon which specializes in high-volume appointment only testing. The Lynn Project Beacon site has been extended through at least June 30th.

Summary of weekly COVID report, Mayoral candidate interviews, Library open for appointments, + more | April 9, 2021

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
APRIL 9, 2021

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VA VACCINE CLINIC FOR ALL VETERANS, SPOUSES, WIDOWS/WIDOWERS, & CAREGIVERS ON MONDAY.
Details at bottom of article.


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COVID Vaccine Clinics available for Lynn Educators & essential workers on April 10 & 11. Click here for more info.


Weekly COVID-19 numbers from Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health

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Map courtesy of WCVB, click for full-resolution image

Every Thursday evening the MA Dept. 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 about how COVID is impacting Lynn & the state. Their numbers factor in the past week as well as the week before, giving 2 weeks worth of data.

The City of Lynn officially entered the yellow COVID-19 risk category for the first time on March 12th, but returned to the red category on March 25th. Since returning to the red Lynn’s numbers have gone back up very quickly, which is bad news for Lynn as we have been hit hard throughout the pandemic. On February 8th Lynn passed 15,000 total cases and we currently stand at 16,864, an increase of 289 from last week.

Continue reading Summary of weekly COVID report, Mayoral candidate interviews, Library open for appointments, + more | April 9, 2021

North Shore Juneteenth virtual events, current candidate list, + more | April 7, 2021

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
APRIL 7, 2021

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COVID Vaccine Clinics available for Lynn Educators & essential workers on April 10 & 11. Click here for more info.


North Shore Juneteenth’s Black Excellence 5K happening virtually August 8-14, 2021

Image courtesy of North Shore Juneteenth Association

The Black Excellence 5K highlights the positive contributions of African Americans in our society and raises funds to support the North Shore Juneteenth Association, a nonprofit organization, with the mission to create awareness about the Juneteenth holiday, to educate the broader community about positive aspects of African American culture, to change the perceived narrative about Black Americans and dismantle racism, by using events and programming as tools for change. As we continue this multicultural event in its 4th year, your registration fee will go towards Juneteenth events and programming supported by North Shore Juneteenth Association’s mission.

Summary of weekly COVID report from Mass DPH, current list of candidates, + more | April 2, 2021

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
APRIL 2, 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 April 3 10, & 11.
Click here for more info.


Weekly COVID-19 numbers from Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health

Map courtesy of WCVB, click for full-resolution image

READ LAST WEEK’S SUMMARY BY CLICKING HERE

Every week the MA Dept. 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 about how COVID is impacting Lynn & the state. Their numbers factor in the past week as well as the week before, giving 2 weeks worth of data.

The City of Lynn officially entered the yellow COVID-19 risk category for the first time on March 12th, but returned to the red category last week. Since returning to the red Lynn’s numbers have gone back up very quickly, which is bad news for Lynn as we have been hit hard throughout the pandemic. In February Lynn passed 15,000 total cases and we currently stand at 16,575, an increase of 300 from last week.

Lynn currently has 375 active cases, up from 354 last week & 306 two weeks ago. New 24-hour cases have not risen above 61 & 13 people have died since March 1st, both statistics tredning in a positive direction for the city. You can view these trends for Lynn yourself on the City of Lynn’s COVID-19 dashboard by clicking here. You can click the icon in the top-right corner of each section to see it enlarged.

Continue reading Summary of weekly COVID report from Mass DPH, current list of candidates, + more | April 2, 2021

Candidates for public office in Lynn as of March 24, 2021

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Below is a list of all candidates who have taken out nomination papers so far. This list was provided to us by the City of Lynn Election Office & is current as of 3:32pm on March 24th.

MAYOR

Darren Cyr  |  Jared Nicolson  |  Michael Satterwhite

Continue reading Candidates for public office in Lynn as of March 24, 2021

Vaccine rollout advances tomorrow, info for Thursday’s storm, Preschool Lottery Applications, + more | February 17, 2021

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
FEBRUARY 17, 2021

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The City of Lynn is currently in Phase 3 Step 1 of the MA Reopening Plan.Click here for more information.

A vaccination site has opened at Lynn Tech for residents
of Lynn & Nahant. Read more by clicking here.


Baker-Polito Administration Announces Vaccine Appointment Booking for Individuals Ages 65+, Individuals with 2+ Certain Medical Conditions to Begin on February 18th

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Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced individuals ages 65 and over and those with 2+ certain medical conditions, including Asthma, can visit www.mass.gov/covidvaccine to start booking an appointment for vaccine beginning tomorrow, February 18th.

With this announcement, almost 1 million individuals are newly eligible for vaccine.

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