5 Questions: Derek Hough


Posted 7/1/15 – 5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy –   Along with his sister, Julianne, the five-time “Dancing with the Stars” champion is bringing his dance moves to Boston next week.       SD: What was it about dancing that led you to do it professionally? DH: Being the only boy…

A Rundown for Your 3rd and 4th’s of July in Lynn


July 3rd 1. Head on up to High Rock Tower at 6pm for the annual reading of Frederick Douglass’ speech: “The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro.” Bring a picnic. Bring the kids. In addition, there will be pony rides, music, a tour of the famous tower and you can stay for a great…

Caribbean Heritage Month Festival Photos/Video


Posted 6/30/15 – North Shore Caribbean American Organization (NSCAO), Inc., in partnership with Lynn Museum and Downtown Lynn Cultural District held an event Saturday with food, music, dance, culture and more in the Lynn Museum Park. Here’s a snippet recorded by phone of the Crystal PanJammers. The tune will be familiar.     What you…

Bars of Lynn Update


Your photos can make it into the next Bars of Lynn! Use #barsoflynn but to ensure delivery, email your photos so you can embarrass your friends and promote the Lynn scene. Check out all the Bars of Lynn posts, here. One of the *Bars of Lynn Champions, Sherry, is moving away. Here, a bunch of…

Mayor Kennedy’s 2015 State of the City Address

On Wednesday, June 24th, Mayor Kennedy addressed a crowd at the Lynn Public Library. It was the 5th Annual State of the City Address hosted by the Lynn Community Association.

LynnHappens had a prior engagement and was unable to send someone. Big thanks to David Riley from LynnCAM for allowing the Happens to share their coverage:


Note: The following Friday morning, Mayor Kennedy gave an address at the Porthole for an annual Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce hosted State of the City.

Ted 2

Ted 2

Review by Steve Duffy –     Just because Seth MacFarlane’s TED was the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time doesn’t mean it deserves a sequel. Ted 2 begins with Ted (Seth MacFarlane) and his grocery store co-worker Tami-Lynn McCafferty (Jessica Barth) tying the knot as his recently divorced “Thunder Buddy” John (Mark Wahlberg) stands…

5 Questions: Celtic Woman’s Susan McFadden


Five Questions is a feature by Steve Duffy –   Susan McFadden from Celtic Woman recently took time to speak with Lynnhappens.com on the phone about the concert at the Lynn Auditorium Sunday.     SD: How does having a theatrical background contribute to your performance as part of the Celtic Woman? SM: It was…

City Council 6-23-15


City Council video from June 23, 2015 Council and Committee agendas from 6-23-15 (in PDF) First, the St. Mary’s Baseball Team was honored for winning the Division 3 Championship. Lynn Tech Junior Justin Lewis was also honored for winning 1st Place for the High Jump at a recent All-New England track and field meet in Maine.…