Video of Tuesday’s Lynn COVID-19 Tele Town Hall, LCHC COVID testing site moving, & more | October 9, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
OCTOBER 9, 2020

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Lynn Community Health Center’s COVID-19 testing site moving & expanding

On October 13, two 60-foot trailers will be delivered to the Buffum Street Parking Lot and will become Lynn Community Health Center’s expanded COVID-19 Testing Site.  The health center’s current site, located in the Element Care Parking Lot at 9 Buffum Street, uses tents from the City of Lynn Fire Department to protect patients and staff from the elements.  The more permanent structures will make it easier for the health center to offer testing services through the winter.

“COVID-19 is still a serious concern in our community and is likely to remain so for a long time,” said Dr. Geoffrey Pechinsky, Chief Medical Officer at LCHC.  “The 7-day average positive rate in Lynn is 7.9%, significantly higher than the state rate of 1.1%.  We are working very closely with the City to encourage people to get tested any time they feel unwell or are concerned about exposure.  Some people, for example those whose jobs put them at high risk of exposure, should get tested regularly.  We are happy to do repeat tests as needed.”

Continue reading Video of Tuesday’s Lynn COVID-19 Tele Town Hall, LCHC COVID testing site moving, & more | October 9, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 numbers, Salvation Army Food Pantry moving locations, & more | October 8, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
OCTOBER 8, 2020

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In case you missed it: Check out our 2020 MA State Election Coverage on our website by clicking here. There we have posted interviews with the campaigns for the 2 MA Ballot Questions, U.S. Senate, & 6th Congressional District along with voter information & more!


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, and we try to highlight some of these numbers so the community is informed. Their numbers factor in the past week as well as the week before, giving 2 weeks worth of data.

There are currently 78 communities in the yellow category (with 4-8 cases per 100K), & 40 communities in the red (with more than 8 cases per 100K). Last week there were 80 communities in the yellow category & 23 in the red. This means that in just the last week 17 communities were added to the red category, indicating that COVID-19 is still running rampant in the state. With news of many cities not cancelling Halloween and tourists still visiting Salem, despite most activities being cancelled, at least a small spike in cases can be expected next month.

Continue reading Weekly COVID-19 numbers, Salvation Army Food Pantry moving locations, & more | October 8, 2020

Mayor McGee signs Wage Theft Ordinance Amendment, Street Sweeping starts November 2, & more | October 7, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
OCTOBER 7, 2020

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In case you missed it: Check out our 2020 MA State Election Coverage on our website by clicking here. There we have posted interviews with the campaigns for the 2 MA Ballot Questions, U.S. Senate, & 6th Congressional District along with voter information & more!


Mayor Thomas M. McGee signs Wage Theft Ordinance Amendment, closing important loophole

Last Thursday, October 1st, Mayor Thomas M. McGee signed the Lynn City Council order amending the City’s existing Wage Theft ordinance.
The amendment closes an important loophole in the ordinance, now requiring developers within the City of Lynn to report any previous wage theft or labor violations by their contractors in order to receive tax increment financing, better known as TIF funding, offered by the City.

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

LPS Family Letter, Schoology updates, Tele Town Hall tomorrow, & more | October 5, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
OCTOBER 5, 2020

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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.

Tomorrow afternoon we will launch 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.


LPS Family Letter # 7 & Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 14th

Dear Lynn Public Schools Families,

As we bring the first full week of instruction to a close, I feel duty bound to extend my sincere thanks for your partnership and your patience. Over the summer months, we worked to build and, to the extent possible, polish systems and structures and develop skills to support an opening under circumstances we have never before experienced. Predictably, there have been challenges since September 16th, the first day of orientation. In all honesty, there are challenges each day, nonetheless, the number and depth of the challenges are decreasing with each passing day. This trend is due in large part to the unyielding efforts of the Lynn Public Schools staff and equally your efforts at home. The journey ahead will not be without challenges, but we got this…together!

Continue reading LPS Family Letter, Schoology updates, Tele Town Hall tomorrow, & more | October 5, 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

Lynn Halloween update, LCC grants, Lynn selected for Racial Equity Municipal Action Plan, & more | October 1, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
OCTOBER 1, 2020

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A statement from Mayor McGee on Halloween during COVID-19

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As we begin the month of October, the state has released guidance for Halloween during COVID-19, which can be found by clicking here. The CDC categorizes traditional Halloween activities, like trick or treating, as high-risk. Please click here for a break down of the CDC’s low, moderate and high-risk activities.

As Lynn continues to fight to stop the spread of COVID-19, I strongly encourage all residents to refrain from engaging in high-risk Halloween activities and instead find alternative ways to celebrate this year that keep our community healthy and safe.

Continue reading Lynn Halloween update, LCC grants, Lynn selected for Racial Equity Municipal Action Plan, & more | October 1, 2020

Enhanced online bill pay services for City of Lynn, “Creative Reopenings” for Lynn businesses, & more | September 30, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

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City of Lynn announces new, enhanced online bill pay services

The City of Lynn’s Online Bill Pay Services will look a little different the next time you go to pay online. The new system offers added enhancements and new features that will make paying and viewing your tax and utility bills online with City of Lynn more convenient and helpful.

Online features include: e-billing, single shopping cart for multiple bill types, as well as giving our customers the ability to view and print original bill copies for this current or past fiscal year. Customers may register to receive an email notification of their bill, and it would take effect with their next billing cycle.

Continue reading Enhanced online bill pay services for City of Lynn, “Creative Reopenings” for Lynn businesses, & more | September 30, 2020

Lynn receives climate change funding, RAW Art Works receives Award, & more | September 29, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

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City of Lynn Awarded $199,090 in Climate Change Funding through Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program

The City of Lynn was awarded $199,090 in climate change funding through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program. Lynn was designated as an MVP Community by the State in 2019. The program provides communities with funding and technical support to identify climate hazards, develop strategies to improve resilience, and implement priority actions to adapt to climate change.

Continue reading Lynn receives climate change funding, RAW Art Works receives Award, & more | September 29, 2020

Feminism & Activism art show, march planned this Saturday, & more | September 28, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

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Windows shows for Galleries at LynnArts: “Feminism and Activism”

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From GALA: GALA (Galleries at LynnArts) has installed a two gallery show entitled Feminism and Activism at 25 Exchange St, Lynn, MA 01901.

GALA invited artists to join them in exploring where feminism and activism intersect with art.  Feminism is a broad subject encompassing a range of social movements and ideologies that seeks to define and establish gender equity.  Activism is about showing up and speaking out to effect change.  The show will run September 18th to November 4, at a time when nationally many museums and institutions are taking a small (belated) step forward in showing female artists’ work and adding them to history books.  It is also election season!