LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
APRIL 8, 2021
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COVID Vaccine Clinics available for Lynn Educators & essential workers on April 10 & 11. Click here for more info.
Diverse People United announces a Rally For Solidarity on April 17th
Stand with our Asian and Asian-American communities
and speak out against systemic racism
Diverse People United announces a Rally for Solidarity on Saturday, 17 April from 4-6pm at the Frederick Douglass Bandstand at Lynn Commons to speak out against systemic racism and protect our Asian & Asian-American communities in the city of Lynn and the North Shore of Boston.
Building on last summer’s successful rallies to bring attention to the issues of police brutality and civil rights violations and to demand change through the Occupy Wyoma Square protest, DPU stands in solidarity with our Asian and Asian-American communities and seeks to center their voices and stories of our southeast Asian, Asian women, and Asian LGBTQ+ communities and to resoundingly reject the harmful “model minority” myth. The rise in anti-Asian and Asian-American hate crimes and the silence of local media and local authorities are unacceptable and are not representative of the people of Lynn and our North Shore neighbors. We want better, we deserve better, and we will do better.
“We are rallying to resist the erasure of the Asian struggle, contribution, and existence,” local activist Kim Yen Tran states.
We are centering the voices of our Asian and Asian-American community members, specifically southeast Asian women and LGBTQ+ voices, and creating a space to listen to their stories, hear their concerns and aspirations, and become allies in our shared struggle for representation, for healing, and for empowerment. We welcome all to join our Rally for Solidarity to bring our collective hearts, minds, and ears together for positive, constructive change.
Founded in 2020, Diverse People United is a non-profit committed to community building and transformative healing in the city of Lynn. We are a coalition of diverse individuals with a passion for inspiring youth leadership, channeling leadership into social action, and addressing systemic trauma within communities of color. We provide people in our community with the tools and support they need to heal and grow. We advocate on behalf of marginalized groups and individuals. We are committed to educating policy-makers at the local and state levels of the issues impacting our community, and work with them to create new legislation that disrupts the status quo. DPU inspires discourse about hard subjects between people of all backgrounds. By modeling civic engagement to the youth, we prepare the next generation of leaders and change makers.
The above press release was sent to us by Diverse People United.
A vaccination site has opened at Lynn Tech for Lynners.
LHAND’s NSHAG Program is the lead agency conducting the count in Essex County, and this was submitted to us by them.
Vaccination clinic for Cambodian Community/Residents in Lynn
Kakrona Inc. has partnered up with the Lynn Buddhist Temple, Lynn City Hall, and the Lynn Department of Public Health to set up a “Vaccination Clinic” inside the Lynn Buddhist Temple. It is with great news that we can help community members get vaccinated. We will share more details below.
When: Tuesday April 20, 2021 / Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: “Sanghikaram Wat Khmer Temple” – 110 Chestnut Street in Lynn
Who can get vaccinated: Residents who are 18+ and reside in Lynn Massachusetts
What you need to do: Private Message or Email us with Full Name, Date of Birth, Home Address, Phone Number, and Insurance Member ID Number.
We are kindly asking the community to help share and spread the great news among your loved ones. It’s great to see help within our community and city!
Thank you to our partners!
Sophor Chhour, Chair
Kakrona Center Inc.
The above info. was taken from the Kakrona Center Inc. Facebook page.
Click here for posting, and to read in Khmer.
MBTA to hold virtual public hearing on Fare Evasion Regulations on April 15th
The MBTA will conduct a virtual public hearing on April 15 to hear feedback from riders and stakeholders regarding proposed Fare Evasion Regulations 703 CMR 5.00 to decrease fine levels associated with fare evasion on the MBTA.
As a part of the Fare Transformation project, the MBTA is moving to all-door boarding to make bus, Green Line, and Mattapan Line trolley services faster and more reliable. A key component of this move to all-door boarding is a shift to a fare verification system in which riders carry and present proof that they have paid to use the system. The Transportation Bond Bill, adopted in January 2021, gave the MBTA the authority to build a team to verify fares and issue fare evasion citations. The Bill also called for the MBTA to set fare citation fine levels through a regulatory, rather than statutory, process. The MBTA has proposed decreasing fine levels from their current minimum of $100 for a first offense to $50. Riders and community members can review theproposed regulations (703 CMR 5.00) on the MBTA website.
As a part of the regulatory process, the MBTA will hold a virtual public hearing on April 15 at 6 PM to hear feedback from riders and stakeholders on the proposed regulations. Testimony may be presented orally at the public hearing or in writing. While the MBTA encourages all interested parties to submit testimony in advance of the hearing, written comments will be accepted until 5 PM on Friday, April 30, 2021. Written comments must be submitted by email or postal mail to the following address. Email is strongly preferred.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Attn: Rachel Morse
Office of the General Counsel
10 Park Plaza, Room 3510
Boston, MA 02116
Public Hearing Details:
For help registering for these virtual public meetings, please call the MBTA Community Engagement team at 857-366-1871.
Any questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The public can learn more about getting involved in the Fare Transformation project by visiting www.mbta.com/fares/fare-transformation/get-involved.
These 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 materials, assistive listening devices, and interpreters (including American Sign Language).
For accommodation or language assistance, please contact the MBTA Community Engagement team by phone at 857-366-1871 or by email 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 381 with 41 new cases today. 16,224 Lynn residents have recovered and 209 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 16,814. Please visit the City of Lynn COVID-19 Data Dashboard which is updated daily.COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at Lynn Tech Fieldhouse for people who live or work in Lynn & Nahant or are Lynn Community Health Center Patients and meet state eligibility requirements (Massachusetts Phase 1 & Phase 2 Steps 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5: 55 year of age or older or with one or more chronic health conditions, Educators and certain workers. Residents age 75+ may be accompanied by one caregiver who can book an appointment themselves.) Please visithttps://www.lchcnet.org/covid-19-vaccine-scheduling to make an appointment online. Residents without access to the Internet can call 2-1-1 to make an appointment 7 days a week.
Please visit http://www.ci.lynn.ma.us/covid19/resources.shtml#p7GPc1_2 for the most up to date COVID-19 testing information, as well as more detailed information on the State and City of Lynn’s Reopening Guidelines. We will continue to provide regular updates on COVID-19 through the City website (www.lynnma.gov), social media, and the Smart 911 emergency notification system (sign up at www.smart911.com).