LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
NOVEMBER 18, 2020
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Official, certified Nov. 3rd election results for the City of Lynn
From the City of Lynn Elections Office: Below are the official results for the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election in Lynn. Our total number of registered voters in Lynn reached an all-time high of 56,041 while this Election produced our highest number of voters at 36,026, all who either voted by mail, early voted or voted in person at the Polls.
As the saying goes, “It takes a Village” and I am so thankful to my amazing Election co-workers, Karen, Sarah and Deb, our Poll workers (who volunteered to work “early voting” and at our polling locations), Mike Donovan and his Inspectional Service Staff and the School Department for assisting in logistics to help make our voting locations safe for the public. A special thank you to our City Hall Custodian Israel, who assisted in sanitizing, moving equipment and making our building safe every day along with our Public Health Director Michele Desmarais, for her guidance on Covid-19 safety regulations.
Many thanks also to our I.T. Department Pete and Steve, who have worked with us every day for the past 2 months processing and delivering over 22 thousand mail ballots! It is truly a pleasure to work with so many dedicated people. On behalf of my entire staff, we would like to wish everyone a healthy and blessed Thanksgiving!
Be kind, be well, stay safe,
Janet L. Rowe
City Clerk – Election Chief
This event will be aired on our Public Access TV Channel on Friday, November 27th at 7pm. It will be available to watch on TV (Comcast: 3 / Verizon: 38), on our website, YouTube channel, & Facebook page simultaneously.
Salvation Army food pantry in desperate need of donations
LCTV member show looking for cast & audience members via Zoom
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Reminder: MBTA’s Forging Ahead Virtual Public Hearing Tonight
The MBTA is today reminding the public of tonight’s virtual public hearing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to inform riders and stakeholders, and receive their feedback on Forging Ahead, the Authority’s plan to preserve transit access and quality of service available to transit-critical customers.
Tonight’s meeting will focus on system-wide service and is the Official Public Hearing.
The meeting will be held over Zoom and can be joined by computer, smartphone app, or telephone. Members of the public may register for the meeting here. Riders without internet access can call the MBTA Community Liaisons at 617-448-4374 to get call-in information for tonight’s and future meetings.
The public is encouraged to visit mbta.com/ForgingAhead for more information and a complete list of meeting dates and times for more communities.
All meetings are accessible to people with disabilities and those with limited English proficiency. Accessibility accommodations and language services will be provided free of charge, upon request, as available. Such services include documents in alternate formats, translated documents, and interpreters (including American Sign Language). For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation and/or language services, please contact the MBTA Community Liaisons at email@example.com.
From Mayor McGee’s office: The Lynn Public Health Department has confirmed that as of today, the number of active, confirmed positive COVID-19 cases is 1,079 with 40 new cases today. 5,673 Lynn residents have recovered and 129 have died. The total number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Lynn since March 21, 2020, including those who have died and recovered, is 6,881. Please visit the City of Lynn COVID-19 Data Dashboard which is updated daily.
As Thanksgiving is one week away, here are some COVID-19 Thanksgiving Do’s & Don’ts:
- Wear a mask when not eating or drinking
- Keep your distance-at least 6 feet
- Wash your hands often with soap and water
- Improve ventilation by opening windows and doors
- Share food from the same plate or share drinks
- Shake hands or hug. Wave or verbally greet others instead
- Sing, dance, or shout which increase chances of catching the airborne virus
- Gather with high risk individuals such as older adults, and people with certain medical conditions
Stop the Spread Initiative Testing have been extended until December 31st
Please visit http://www.ci.lynn.ma.us/covid19/resources.shtml#p7GPc1_2 for more information on how you can get a free COVID-19 test in the City of Lynn until December 31st.