Weekly COVID-19 numbers from MA DPH, LEHS Drama Club productions, City of Lynn returns to modified Phase 2-Step 2, & more | December 18, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
DECEMBER 18, 2020

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WE WILL NOT BE PROVIDING OUR REGULAR WEEKDAY NEWS POSTS FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS. WE WILL STILL POST & SHARE IMPORTANT INFO. ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, PLEASE FOLLOW US THERE TO STAY UP TO DATE.


A recording of the City of Lynn’s COVID-19 Tele Town Hall from last night, in English & Spanish, will be available shortly.


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

Map courtesy of WCVB, click for full-resolution image

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 is dealing with a serious surge of COVID-19 cases. Last Wednesday the 24-hr new case record was broken with 196 new cases. It has not been uncommon to see anywhere from 30-80 new cases a day in Lynn, but it had rarely gone above that in recent months. Before and since then we have had a high number of new 24-hr cases. We have seen a steady increase of new cases since the end of October, but in good news deaths related to COVID-19 seem to have slowed in the city with only 10 deaths reported in all of November.

Continue reading Weekly COVID-19 numbers from MA DPH, LEHS Drama Club productions, City of Lynn returns to modified Phase 2-Step 2, & more | December 18, 2020

Snow storm information, P-EBT info. for December, new testing location & more | December 17, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
DECEMBER 17, 2020

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The City of Lynn will return to modified Phase 2, Step 2 tomorrow. Click here to read more.


Storm updates from Lynn City Hall

The Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service – Boston has expired. However, as of 1pm, a Gale Warning will be in effect until 7PM & a Coastal Flood Advisory will be in effect until 4PM. As of 10:36AM the NWS is reporting 12.5 inches of snow for the City of Lynn.

LYNN’S PARKING BAN ENDS AT 7PM

Please remove all vehicles parked in designated City lots by 6:00 AM, Friday, December 18. All vehicles still in designated City lots will be subject to ticketing and towing.

A reminder that Waste Management Trash and Recycling collection will have a one day delay the remainder of the week.

The Lynn DPW and the Fire Department ask residents to clear any catch basins or fire hydrants that are in front of their property if they are able to.

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Please click here to read about snow removal, snow emergency procedures, parking lot list during bans, & more for the City of Lynn.

We will update this part of the post with any information we receive in from the City of Lynn, and other info. of interest to the Lynn Community.

  • Lynn City Hall will continue to be closed to the public on Thursday, Dec. 17th  & Friday, Dec. 18th offering city services through staff working remotely.
  • Lynn Public Schools will operate completely remotely both Thursday and Friday this week. Meal pickup at the designated schools will continue as planned on Friday. See below for LPS meal distribution plans for the next 2 weeks.
  • Waste Management Trash and Recycling Collection will be delayed on Thursday, December 17th to Friday, December 18th, with Friday’s normal scheduled pickup done on Saturday.
  • For Lynn residents that need it, there is a sand/Salt mix you can get in front of DPW on Commercial St., using your own bucket & shovel.

    Continue reading Snow storm information, P-EBT info. for December, new testing location & more | December 17, 2020

Snow storm information, special holiday programming on Christmas Eve & Day, & more | December 16, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
DECEMBER 16, 2020

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Lynn City Hall is closed today, click here for more .

The City of Lynn will return to modified Phase 2, Step 2 this Friday, December 18th. Click here to read more.


Winter storm impacts Southern New England, updates from City of Lynn

Photo by LCTV staff

The National Weather Service’s Boston branch has issued a Winter Storm Warning for most of southern New England ahead of the storm. It will be in effect from Wednesday at 7PM until Thursday at 1PM.

Snow will be heavy at times overnight, with rates as high as 1-2 inches an hour, before tapering off by Thursday afternoon. If you must travel it is being recommended that you keep an extra flashlight, food, & water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

In addition to the heavy snowfall there will be strong wind gusts with the approaching storm, particularly along the coast (35-45 mph) and the Cape and Islands (50-60 mph). This may result in isolated power outages. Please check the National Grid Power Outage map by clicking here if you experience any issues.

   

  

Click the images above for graphics courtesy of the National Weather Service.

2020 City of Lynn Winter Storm & Parking Information

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PARKING DURING A SNOW EMERGENCY

No vehicles may park on a public street or sidewalk during a declared Snow Emergency.

Residents can move their vehicles to Designated City Parking Lots at 9 PM when the Snow Emergency Blue lights are turned on.

Please refer to the list of designated parking lots below. Vehicles must be removed promptly from these lots at the end of a Snow Emergency or they will be towed.

Continue reading 2020 City of Lynn Winter Storm & Parking Information

City Hall closed, MBTA service changes, LPS updates on snow days, & more | December 15, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
DECEMBER 15, 2020

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Today’s Licensing Commission meeting has been cancelled, and City Hall will be closed today & tomorrow to the public.  More info. at the bottom of this post.

The Human Rights Commission meeting will still occur at 6PM. Watch on channel 22 on Comcast, channel 38 on Verizon, our Facebook page, or our website.


Yesterday Mayor McGee announced the City of Lynn will return to modified Phase 2, Step 2 this Friday, December 18th. Click here to read more.


 Lynn Public Schools updates on snow days, school budget, & extra-circulular activites

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Due to the pandemic, each school district in Massachusetts was required to create a reopening plan that included a remote learning model. The remote learning model design needed to include the following components:

Continue reading City Hall closed, MBTA service changes, LPS updates on snow days, & more | December 15, 2020

Mayor McGee announces City of Lynn to return to modified Phase 2, Step 2 this Friday, December 18th.

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Stories include Lynn Police Dept. to begin using body cams, significant storm expected this week, donations for fire victims, & more.


Mayor McGee Announces Return to Modified Phase Two Step Two of Reopening Plan with Several Greater Boston Communities

Mayor Thomas M. McGee is announcing that the City of Lynn is joining the City of Boston and several other Greater Boston area communities in a return to a modified Phase Two, Step Two rollback of the Massachusetts Reopening Plan effective Friday, December 18th. The City of Lynn has seen a drastic increase in COVID-19 cases since Thanksgiving within our community with a percent positivity rate of 12.27% and an average daily incidence rate per 100,000 of 89.19 over the last 14 days as reported in the latest Massachusetts COVID-19 Community Report. Lynn has consistently been categorized as a high risk, red community by the state as we now have over 9,500 reported cases in the City of Lynn since the start of this COVID-19 pandemic.

Continue reading Mayor McGee announces City of Lynn to return to modified Phase 2, Step 2 this Friday, December 18th.

Lynn Police Dept. to begin using body cams, significant storm expected this week, donations for fire victims, & more | December 14, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
DECEMBER 14, 2020

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6PM UPDATE: Mayor McGee announces City of Lynn to return to modified Phase 2, Step 2 this Friday, December 18th. Click here to read more.


As a reminder: New measures were enacted throughout the state of MA yesterday to battle COVID-19. See more details by clicking here.


Mayor McGee & Lynn Police Association Reach Agreement for Patrol Officers to Wear Body Cameras

Mayor Thomas M. McGee and the Lynn Police Association have reached an agreement to institute body cameras for members of the Lynn Police Department, with an anticipated implementation date of Monday, February 1, 2021. This agreement is a direct result of months of dialogue with many stakeholders on how to achieve racial and social justice as well as the need for more transparency and accountability for interactions between civilians and police.

“City officials heard the community’s call regarding certain changes that need to be made in order to ensure our system is more just for all. Today’s agreement is a step in the right direction towards creating a more equitable Lynn for our residents,” said Mayor Thomas M. McGee. “I am grateful to the Lynn Police Association for their collaboration and willingness to act quickly with the City once we submitted this proposal. I strongly believe the use of body cameras will create a safer and more transparent environment both for members of the general public and Lynn Police officers.”

Continue reading Lynn Police Dept. to begin using body cams, significant storm expected this week, donations for fire victims, & more | December 14, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 numbers from MA, virtual immigration rights presentation, GLSS info sessions,& more | December 11, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
DECEMBER 11, 2020

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Reminder: state-wide measures to battle COVID-19 begin this Sunday. Click here for more info.


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

Map courtesy of WCVB, click for full-resolution image

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 is dealing with a serious surge of COVID-19 cases. On Dec. 2nd we broke the 24-hr new case record with 169 cases, before it was shattered the next day with 191 cases on December 4th. On Wednesday this week the record was broken again with 196 new cases. It has not been uncommon to see anywhere from 30-80 new cases a day in Lynn, but it had rarely gone above that in recent months. We have seen a steady increase of new cases since the end of October, but in good news deaths related to COVID-19 seem to have slowed in the city with only 10 deaths reported in November.

Continue reading Weekly COVID-19 numbers from MA, virtual immigration rights presentation, GLSS info sessions,& more | December 11, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine distribution update from state, summary of measures taking effect on Sunday, & more | December 9, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
DECEMBER 9, 2020

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RECORD: 196 reported new 24-hour cases of COVID-19 in City of Lynn. Last record was 1919 on December 3rd. Testing information for Lynn can be found by clicking here.


State of MA unveils distribution plan for COVID-19 vaccine

One day after Governor Charlie Baker ordered all of MA to go to Step 3, Phase 1 for reopening he has announced the COVID-19 vaccine distribution timeline for the state. The plan was submitted to and approved by federal officials. According to state officials, the COVID-19 vaccine will be distrusted only after the FDA determines it is safe. Gov. Baker promises that it will be free for all to take, with no out of pocket costs or co-pays from insurance companies.

On December 4th the Baker-Polito Administration submitted the Commonwealth’s initial vaccine order to the CDC. The federal government allocated Massachusetts 59,475 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for this first shipment that is part of 300,000 doses that the CDC is expected to send to Massachusetts. The first allotment of 300,000 COVID vaccines will be for the first dose of a two dose regimen, as the vaccines require shots a couple of weeks apart.

Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine distribution update from state, summary of measures taking effect on Sunday, & more | December 9, 2020

Governor moves state back to Step 1 of phase 3, FCS seeks help to grant 300 wishes, holiday fundraisers, & more | December 8, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
DECEMBER 8, 2020

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City meetings broadcast LIVE tonight. Tune in to channel 22 on Comcast, channel 37 on Verizon, visit our website, or watch on our Facebook page.

City Council subcommittees & regular meetings start at 4:15pm & the City of Lynn Planning Board meeting will start at 7PM.


Gov. Baker moves all of Massachusetts back to Step 1 of phase 3, effective this Sunday

Today Governor Charlie Baker announced that the entire state will roll back to Phase 3, Step 1 to combat the second surge of COVID-19 in Massachusetts.

These changes take effect on Sunday and will affect mostly restaurants, gyms, offices, places of worship, museums, and other entertainment venues. Governor Baker said the new measures are designed to prevent infection/viral spread (especially indoors), reduce mobility, & to “create stronger mask compliance, more social distancing and limits on the time spent with people outside your immediate household.”

Baker & Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders said since Thanksgiving there has been a rapid increase in new cases of COVID-19 & those that need to be hospitalized. Ambulatory services and preventive care may continue to be available, but some elective surgeries will be stopped at state hospitals starting Friday. A field hospital has been set up in Worcester, with a second being set up in Lowell.

Continue reading Governor moves state back to Step 1 of phase 3, FCS seeks help to grant 300 wishes, holiday fundraisers, & more | December 8, 2020