Another Lynn girl advances on La Voz Kids


You may remember when Amanda Mena from Lynn won La Voz Kids last year. Merlyn García of Lynn is in the top 50. In this interview (in Spanish), Merlyn mentions Lynn and the Lynn YMCA: Here is her performance: Thanks to Gregg Ellenberg at YMCA of Metro North for the tip.

Get Hard

Get Hard

Review by Steve Duffy –   This raunchy comedy stars Will Ferrell as a wealthy hedge fund manager named James King. When he is sentenced to prison for fraud and embezzlement, he enlists a car wash attendant named Darnell (Kevin Hart) to help him prepare for life behind bars. Both Farrell and Hart are extremely…

It was 1978 in Central Square today


Production continued for Broad Squad and Sean Lobdell took these pictures, last photo by Jennifer Adler: Broad Squad is a pilot show for ABC about 1970’s female cops in Boston. …and one more by Jennifer Adler – Follow this link to see more photos from ABC’s Broad Squad in Lynn.

5 Questions: Lisa Fischer


5 Questions is a feature by Steve Duffy – In 2013, Grammy winner Lisa Fischer was featured as one of the stars “20 Feet from Stardom.” You may not recognize her face, but you will definitely recognize her voice. This power house has toured as a back-up singer for the Rolling Stones, Sting and Chris…

More photos from Broad Squad


Mike Crounse got in a couple of shots of the Daily Item Building-turned Boston Police District 2 Headquarters while walking his dog, Cora. (By the way, the Item crew moved out and are now permanently located on Munroe Street.) Also, Mike Barry got shots of the crew at the old Hideaway on Burchstead Place. Broad…

NSCC to Host Free International Film Series


From North Shore Community College – North Shore Community College’s (NSCC) Council on International Education (CIE) is presenting a free, Friday night International Film Series in April and May. NSCC invites the public to view and discuss the films. Film contents may not be suitable for children. All films will be shown at 6:30 p.m.…

ABC’s “Broad Squad” Schedule this Week


Shooting locations from March 24 through 26 include Exchange Street, Central Square and Burchstead place. From Mayor Kennedy’s office- We expect the traffic interruptions to be minimal for the Central Square and Burchstead Place shoots and all 3 scenes will be monitored by the Lynn Police Department to allow for pedestrian and/or motor vehicle traffic…

Bars of Lynn Update


Maybe this will be an every week thing, maybe not. If you’re out in Lynn on any given night and have a photo to share, use #barsoflynn on fb or twitter and it may make the next update. All ©LynnHappens photos are from Saturday, March 21, 2015 1. Your editor caught the Open Arms Pub…

The Gunman


Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –   Is Sean Penn the new “old guy” action hero?       It has been a few years since we last saw Penn taking on the lead role in a film. Penn portrays Jim Terrier, an international operative who is trying to leave his past behind him…