Virtual meeting on Re-Development of Union Hospital, food donations needed, Festival of Trees goes virtual, & more | November 16, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
NOVEMBER 16, 2020

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Virtual meeting on Re-Development of Union Hospital planned for November 23rd

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On Monday, Nov. 23rd at 6 pm, a virtual neighborhood meeting will be conducted online to discuss re-development plans for the former Union Hospital property proposed by local developer David J. Solimine, Jr. who purchased the building and land earlier this year.

From the “Union 2021” website:
In September 2020, North Shore Medical Center completed the closure of Union Hospital. Union served the Greater Lynn community from 500 Lynnfield St., Lynn for nearly 70 years. The Union site includes approximately 20 acres of land. The new Mass General Brigham Medical and Urgent Care Center located at 480 Lynnfield St. opened in August 2020 and contains 5 acres of land. The remaining 15 acres were sold to Lynn Businessman and Real Estate Developer David J. Solimine, Jr. for redevelopment. The sold land includes 5.5 acres containing the existing hospital buildings at 500 Lynnfield St. and 9.5 acres on Woodland North containing the overflow and employee parking lot.
There will be 2 separate and distinct development plans presented to the City of Lynn for approval. These approvals will require zoning amendments to be adopted by the Lynn City Council before new construction can begin.
Solimine’s proposed plans can be viewed online at www.union2021.org. Questions and feedback about the proposal can be shared during the meeting. You can register to participate in the meeting by clicking here.
LCTV requested a recording of the meeting, and will be broadcasting it at a later date. Stay tuned for airtimes!


6th Annual Lynn Tech Festival of Trees to be held virtually this year all of December

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We hope everyone is doing well during these crazy times! Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to have an in-person Festival of Trees event… Bummer!

However, we ARE able to still have a virtual event, of sorts! We will be offering raffles for the month of December, 2020, which each day will have a prize drawn. These ‘calendars’ will offer gift cards, gift baskets, and similar items each day.

The rules are as follows:

  • Entry costs: $5 for one, $20 for five
  • Entries will be drawn daily from December 1 – 31 at about 6pm Live on our Facebook page.
  • Entries purchased will never be removed, so you have the chance to win multiple times!
  • Entries can be purchased multiple ways:
    • GiveButter (https://givebutter.com/ulJ00j)
    • Cash or check made out to LVTAA. Cash/check can be dropped off at Cher Magic Hair Salon at 90 Walnut St. in Lynn or mailed to Diana Badger at 11 Savoy St. Lynn, MA 01904)
  • Entries can be purchased/received NO LATER than 6pm on November 30th, 2020.

We hope everyone will help support a great cause! Last year between this event and the Lynn Tech Golf Tournament, we were able to raise more than $25,000 that we gave out as scholarships to Lynn Tech students!

We are very sorry to our City of Lynn residents and Lynn Tech students that we are unable to have an in-person event this year! We will be back next year better than ever! Let’s have some fun in a new way to keep this great tradition alive!

We would love to see everyone’s holiday decor this year, so please fill up our Facebook page with pictures of your own trees and decorations! Let’s have some fun and get into the holiday spirit!

The info. above was provided by the Lynn Tech Festival of Trees organizers.


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Thanksgiving food donations needed for Lynn Family Forward Resource Center

The Lynn Family Forward Resource Center is looking for food donations to help support local families this Thanksgiving. They will be accepting donations until the 20th of this month and they can be dropped off between 10 AM to 4 PM at 103 Johnson Street. The most needed items are peanut butter, canned soups, canned veggies, tuna, instant noodles, canned fruits, rice, cereal, and grocery store gift cards.

 

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Info. above provided by the Lynn Family Forward Resource Center.


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 1,010 with 39 new cases today. 5,524 Lynn residents have recovered and 126 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 6,660. Please visit the City of Lynn COVID-19 Data Dashboard which is updated daily.

Stop the Spread Initiative Testing have been extended until December 31st

  • Fallon Ambulance offers testing at the following locations. Walk up Only:
    • Parking lot at Lynn English High School
      • Mon – Sat from 8:00am until 2:00pm

o    Parking Lot behind Fire Station at 725 Western Ave, off of Federal Street

  • Mon – Sat 12:00pm-6:00pm

o    Residents who have been tested for COVID-19 through Fallon Ambulance can call 617-765-0176 with any questions related to your COVID-19 test results.

  • Call Lynn Community Health Center (781)-581-3900 to make a COVID-19 test appointment at 9 Buffum Street location

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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