Flax Pond to Nahant

6/17/17 It’s not often you can see Nahant from Wyoma Square. To do so, you have to go up. From Irish Se7en Photography, taken with a drone yesterday, apparently before…

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Photos: ECCO Juneteenth March for Racial Justice

6/20/17 Essex County Community Organization – ECCO – organized a march Monday for Juneteenth, calling for racial justice on the anniversary of the end of slavery. Marchers met at Zion Baptist Church (about to celebrate 115 years) and walked to Red Rock Park, where they held a rally, and then to the First Church in…

Punking Out Homelessness 2

6/19/17 Several local punk bands got together at O’Brien’s on Boston Street in Lynn for a Boston based homeless charity called Stop the Bleeding. The night’s beneficiary was the Lowell Transitional Living Center. The lineup: Charlie Don’t Surf (Clash tribute) Guns of Brighton (originals – from Lynn) The Natty D’s Powder Keg Of course the…

Lynn Teamed Up to Clean Up Saturday

A Lynn Community Association organized city-wide annual volunter cleanup program formerly known as Clean Sweep to the Sea took place Saturday. The new name is Team Up to Clean Up, and people did. First, some met at the Lynn Museum downtown for a breakfast catered by Andy’s Breakfast and Lunch and then they fanned out…

Flax Pond to Nahant

6/17/17 It’s not often you can see Nahant from Wyoma Square. To do so, you have to go up. From Irish Se7en Photography, taken with a drone yesterday, apparently before all the rain.   Follow Irish Se7en Photography on facebook for more.

Cars 3

Film review by Steve Duffy – Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with…

An interview with Chuck Prophet

Blake Maddux interviews singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet, who is also known for performing with Green on Red in the 80’s and early 90’s. As a musician, Bobby Fuller clearly aspired to be like Buddy Holly. Sadly, the realization of that aspiration included Fuller’s death at 23 years old, the same age at which Holly had perished…

5 Questions: Brett Haley

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – THE HERO stars the legendary Sam Elliott as an aging actor confronting mortality in the moving new film from writer/director Brett Haley (I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS). SD: What drew you to telling this story? BH: I wanted to give Sam Elliot a performance vehicle.…

One Hour Workshop Will Teach You How to Compost

6/13/17 Have some space to compost? Your LynnHappens editor once lived in an apartment building with concrete balconies and no yard. The green-minded neighbors next door with whom we shared a balcony put out a composter. Thing is, they hadn’t thought their plan all the way through. What were they going to do with the…

Josh Judkins Rides to End Alzheimer’s

To register or volunteer at the June 24th, 2017 RIDE to End Alzheimer’s event, visit alzmass.org/ride From the Alzheimer’s Association – Josh Judkins, of Lynn, will bike 100 miles in the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter’s RIDE to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, June 24. Starting and finishing at Odiorne State Park in Rye, NH, the…

The Mummy

Film review by Steve Duffy – Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle…

The Lynn Ferry is Back – Service Begins June 20th

6/8/17 This press release was shared on Senator Tom McGee and Representative Brendan Crighton’s facebook accounts minutes ago, it says of the Lynn Ferry – “Ferry Service will be offered this summer between Lynn and Boston” “Funding from MassDOT Enables Service to Begin Tuesday, June 20th” Press release below video –     Boston, MA–…

5 Questions: Nick Lazzarini

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Nick is the season one winner of the Fox reality show So You Think You Can Dance and has been featured in countless publications, including the cover of Dance Spirit Magazine twice. He has performed with music sensations such as Adele on Dancing with the Stars,…