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 →
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 from MA Dept. of Public Health
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 →
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 →
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
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 →
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.
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 →
Lynn City Meetings to be held this week: Lynn School Committee: Monday, July 27th at 6pm (rebroadcast later)
Zoning Board of Appeals: Tuesday, July 28th at 7pm (Live on LCTV)
COVID-19 Testing this week in Lynn
The City of Lynn has been selected to be a part of the state’s “Stop the Spread” Initiative. The program began on, Friday, July 10th and lasts until August 14th. Please call the Lynn Community Health Center at 781-581-3900 to make an appointment or Health Innovations to schedule a test at the mobile van location at 774-264-0604. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Continue reading COVID-19 testing in Lynn this week, Mail In Ballot info, & more| July 27, 2020 →
Voting by mail approved, early voting in place for 2020 Elections in MA
Yesterday a law was passed to allow all registered voters in the state to vote by mail for the 2020 election, no excuses required. Secretary of State William Galvin is now preparing to quickly mail applications to all 4.5 million of the state’s registered voters by a deadline next week.
This election season, for the first time in the state’s history, all voters who wish to do so will be able to cast a ballot via mail without needing to qualify for an absentee ballot. Below is an excerpt from the Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office:
Continue reading Voting by mail & early voting info. for MA, Adult summer reading program, & more | July 7, 2020 →
Tune in at 3pm every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 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.
Phase 2, Stage 2 of the state’s reopening plan began today. Read more about this stage of reopening by clicking here.
Absentee Ballots for 2020 Elections now available
Anyone that wants to have your ballot mailed to you for the upcoming 2020 Elections can fill out an absentee ballot application (below in different languages) and return it to the City of Lynn Election Office.
Continue reading Absentee Ballot info, LPS All-City virtual art exhibit, & more | June 22, 2020 →