LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
AUGUST 31, 2020
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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 will last until September 12th. Please call the Lynn Community Health Center at (781) 581-3900 to make an appointment at the Health Center. Walk-ins are also welcome. This week you can find COVID-19 testing in Lynn at:
Continue reading COVID-19 testing this week in Lynn, Superintendent’s Report To The School Committee, & more | August 31, 2020 →
The following is a copy of the Mayor’s speech in front of the Lynn City Council on March 17, 2020. You can watch the full Council meeting from on Facebook page by clicking here.
You can find our running list of closures and announcements relevant to the City of Lynn by vising biy.ly/LynnCOVID19.
Thank you Council President Cyr. The news surrounding COVID-19 outbreak, commonly known as the coronavirus, is constantly changing and rapidly evolving. Yesterday, I declared a State of Emergency within the City of Lynn and today, the Lynn Board of Health has declared a Public Health Emergency in order to protect the general health, safety and well-being of the residents of the city.
Continue reading Mayor’s Statement to the City Council on March 17, 2020 →
Starting this Monday (Jan. 20, 2020) we will be playing a new schedule on our Public Access Channel! This is the first time in years that we’ve revamped our schedule, and it is being done to put more emphasis on member-produced shows here in Lynn.
We will also begin to play our news show every weekday at 6AM & 6PM. The LCTV News features a recap of the last week’s headlines, video recaps of events, interviews with elected officials/community leaders, and more! New episodes are released every Friday. You can watch episodes of the LCTV News on our website by clicking here.
Continue reading Public Access Channel Schedule Changes – Taking effect Jan. 20, 2020 →
I have some unfortunate news to share in regards to changes at the FCC that will strip down and possibly eliminate access centers across the country.
On August 1st, the FCC Commissioners voted 3-2, along party lines, to accept changes that put in jeopardy the future of public access television, televised and streamed municipal meetings, and school media and technology programs.
Let’s look at how these services have been funded, and how broadband companies are now trying to wiggle their way out of agreements with local governments with the help of the Federal Communications Commission.
Continue reading FCC updates from LCTV’s Executive Director Seth Albaum →
Yesterday the FCC fired the first shot in a battle that will last for a while, voting to take away the benefits guaranteed to cities/towns & community media centers nationwide under the Cable Act. This will not only affect us, but also the City of Lynn.
To be clear: we aren’t funded by taxpayers. We are funded by the revenue generated by cable companies like Comcast & Verizon – who reportedly made $94.5 billion & $130 billion in 2018, respectively. Make no mistake, if this comes to pass as the FCC & big corporations want, your bills won’t go down. This will lead to the slow death of an entire industry, loss of hyper-local coverage, and much more – all so they can claim back a very small 5% of their total revenue.
You can read our previous blog post by clicking here as a quick summary of the situation. Below you can read a press release from the Alliance for Community Media on yesterday’s vote.
Continue reading FCC votes to diminish benefits to communities nationwide. →
There are 14 muralists working on large scale public art in Downtown Lynn for the 3rd year in a row from Beyond Walls. If you want to head out and check them out you can use this official map below to find them, and past works of art!
Beyond Walls is also hosting a series of events for the public during the festival. The events range from includes conversational hangouts, musical performances, meet and greets with the artists, and much more. The full schedule is also below.
Interested to learn more about Beyond Walls? Visit the Beyond Walls website for more info, by clicking here.
Continue reading Beyond Walls – 2019 Map & Event Schedule →
Our staff has returned from their trip out to Oregon for the annual Alliance for Community Media National Conference & Hometown Media Awards. It was a great time attending workshops, meeting with other PEG media professionals, and receiving our awards.
However, while there the FCC issued it’s draft Order on Cable Franchising. This brings them one step closer to voting on it, and they are scheduled to vote on August 1. While some of the content has changed, you can read a summary of what this would do in this previous blog post.
Continue reading FCC Updates on Cable Franchising Rules →
This July we will be holding three events at LCTV that are free & open to the public. The first is the usual Paramount Film Series screening happening on Monday, July 8. Later on in July we will be screening an Emmy Award-winning documentary and holding a public seminar on hosting your own show!
Keep reading below for more info on each event. Please note that you do need to register for the public seminar, but not for the film screenings.
Continue reading 3 Free Community Events this July at LCTV →
Due to the upcoming holiday & staff trip to the ACM National Conference, where we will receive 2 awards, we will have special hours the first two weeks of July.
Wednesday, July 3: 9am-6pm
Thursday, July 4: Closed
Friday, July 5: Closed
Wednesday, July 10: 9am-6pm
Thursday, July 11: 9am-6pm
Please plan equipment rentals & program drop-offs accordingly.
LCTV wins Mass. Creator Awards for all three nominations at the annual event, held at ICON Nightcclub in Boston on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.
From LCTV’s Lynn Uncovered series, Beyond Walls Underpass Lighting won best in Civic Engagement and Brian “Pistols” topped the Short Format category. A piece on local boxers training for the Olympic team won in Sports.
Staff members Mukala Kabongo & Koeun Neak attended the event. The duo was responsible for the winning entries, with Koeun producing the Lynn Uncovered episodes and both working on the boxing training video.
Currently Koeun is working on a new episode of Lynn Uncovered featuring Faces of Lynn creator Cinda Danh, which is due out soon. Mukala is producer for both our bi-weekly news show & “After The Whistle”, a weekly sports commentary show.
Continue reading LCTV wins 3 awards in state-wide video competition →