Salem “closed” this weekend/Halloween weekend, early voting & registration info, Thanksgiving dinner applications, & more | October 22, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
OCTOBER 22, 2020

See our other COVID-19 related posts by clicking here.


Check out our 2020 MA State Election Coverage with campaign interviews, voting information, & more by clicking here.

REMINDER: Early voting is available at Lynn City Hall until October 30th, including weekends! Visit the link above for more information.


The Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report, including the city/town data and map, will be posted on Thursdays starting this week. Please check back tomorrow for our summary.


MBTA: Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line Changes at Salem Station This Weekend and Halloween Weekend

The MBTA today announced weekend Commuter Rail service changes at Salem Station on the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line and at the parking facility at Salem Station this weekend, Friday, October 23 through Sunday, October 25, and Halloween weekend, Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31.

These service changes and adjustments to operations at the Salem Parking Garage are being made in partnership with the City of Salem. The MBTA will bypass Salem Station as part of a coordinated effort with the City of Salem to discourage an influx of visitors during the Halloween season and to support the City’s coronavirus safety rules implemented earlier this month.

All outbound Newburyport/Rockport Line trains originating from North Station will bypass Salem Station on the following days and times:

  • Friday, October 23, trains departing North Station between 6 p.m. and 12 a.m.

o   Train Nos. 121, 175, 123, 177, 125, 179, 127, and 181 will not stop at Salem.

  • Saturday, October 24, trains departing North Station between 10 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.

o   Train Nos. 1103, 1153, 1105, 1155, 1107, 1157, 1109, 1159, 1111, and 1161 will not stop at Salem.

  • Sunday, October 25, trains departing North Station between 10 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.

o   Train Nos. 2103, 2153, 2105, 2155, 2107, 2157, 2109, 2159, 2111, and 2161 will not stop at Salem.

  • Friday, October 30, trains departing North Station between 6 p.m. and 12 a.m.

o   Train Nos. 121, 175, 123, 177, 125, 179, 127, and 181 will not stop at Salem.

  • Saturday, October 31, trains departing North Station between 10 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.

o   Train Nos. 1103, 1153, 1105, 1155, 1107, 1157, 1109, 1159, 1111, and 1161 will not stop at Salem.

Inbound Commuter Rail service on the Newburyport/Rockport Line will continue to operate as scheduled, including making all stops at Salem Station.

The Salem Parking Garage will be closed to local traffic (open to MBTA Commuter Rail customers only) on the following days and times:

  • Friday, October 23, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 24, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 25, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday, October 30, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 31, 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.

MBTA customers are reminded that face coverings are required while onboard T vehicles and within the MBTA system, including stations and stops. Customers are also encouraged to practice social distancing.

For more information, visit mbta.com or connect with the T on Twitter @MBTA, Facebook/TheMBTA, or Instagram @theMBTA.

This press released was provided to us by the MBTA



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Free Flu Clinic & Care Kit Distribution Day this Saturday from 10am-2pm

The City of Lynn is hosting a free flu clinic and COVID-19 care kit distribution day on Saturday, October 24th from 10:00AM-2:00PM, or until supplies last. Residents can receive both a flu shot and a care kit at Breed Middle School. Those who only want to receive a care kit should go directly to Classical High School.

All Lynn residents over the age of 6 months old are welcome and encouraged, regardless of their insurance or immigration status. Residents who do have insurance must bring their insurance card and complete an insurance form which will be available on site or can be filled out ahead of time by printing the form from the City of Lynn website (www.lynnnma.gov).

Please call the Department of Public Health at Lynn City Hall at 781-598-4000 with any questions.

The above info. was provided to us by Mayor McGee’s office


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Thanksgiving dinner applications for Lynn families of 3 or more

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Early voters can use Lynn City Hall main entrance,

Beginning today through Friday, October 30th Lynn City Hall will open its main entrance exclusively for early voters. If residents need to conduct City Hall business in addition to voting early, they must enter through the Johnson Street entrance so their information can be recorded for contact tracing purposes. Early voters who require handicap accessibility will still need to use the Johnson Street entrance. On Saturday, October 24th, all early voters must enter through the Johnson Street entrance. The main entrance to City Hall will be closed.
Over the last four days, over 1,600 Lynn residents have voted early in Lynn City Hall! A reminder that the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts is this Saturday, October 24th. Visit RegsiterToVoteMA.com for more information.
Early Voting is available at City Hall until next Friday at the following times:
  • Saturday & Sunday: 8am-2pm
  • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30am-4pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am-8pm
  • Friday: 8:30am-12:30pm

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 383 with 15 new cases today. 4,845 Lynn residents have recovered and 122 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 5,350. Please visit the City of Lynn COVID-19 Data Dashboard which is updated daily.

The City of Lynn is hosting a free flu clinic and COVID-19 care kit distribution day on Saturday, October 24th from 10:00AM-2:00PM, or until supplies last. Residents can receive both a flu shot and a care kit at Breed Middle School. Those who only want to receive a care kit should go directly to Classical High School. All Lynn residents over the age of 6 months old are welcome and encouraged, regardless of their insurance or immigration status. Residents who do have insurance must bring their insurance card and complete an insurance form which will be available on site or can be filled out ahead of time by printing the form from the City of Lynn website (www.lynnnma.gov). Please call the Department of Public Health at Lynn City Hall at 781-598-4000 with any questions.

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.

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).

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