2017 Confederations Cup Preview

Please welcome sports contributor Jason Gordon – Jason hails from New York City where he is a marketing associate by day and blogger by night. He is an absolute sports…


2017 Confederations Cup Preview

Please welcome sports contributor Jason Gordon – Jason hails from New York City where he is a marketing associate by day and blogger by night. He is an absolute sports and music fanatic who often tries to marry the two in his writing. The FIFA Confederations Cup is a prestigious soccer tournament held every four…

Photos of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Volunteers

1/16/17 Here are some of the fine folks, young and old, who helped out around Lynn today on various projects.  There was a non-perishable food drive at Stop & Shop and Compare Supermarkets organized by the Lynn Youth Health Alliance (sadly, didn’t get that on camera). Last year, they collected roughly 400lbs of food. The…

Live By Night

Film review by Steve Duffy – It’s the Roaring 20’s and Prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve, and Joe Coughlin (Ben Affleck), the son of the Boston Police superintendent, long…

Trash Delay Next Week

1/11/17 From Associate Commissioner of Lynn DPW Lisa Nerich – City of Lynn Trash and Recycling will be delayed by ONE day the week of January 16th– in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Green Week for Recycling.

5 Questions: Suzanne O. Davis

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Suzanne O. Davis will perform at the Stoneham theatre January 13th – 15th Tapestry, The Carole King Songbook, is the premiere musical tribute to Grammy-winning artist Carole King, one of America’s most prolific, honored, and revered singer-songwriters. Suzanne O. Davis faithfully recreates the glorious sound of…

Lynn City Council 1-10-17

Lynn City Council video from January 10th, 2017 courtesy of Lynn Community Television

State Representative and At-Large Councilor Dan Cahill steps down as City Council President. Ward 3 Councilor Darren Cyr was voted the new President, with At-Large Buzzy Barton taking the Vice-President role. Watch it happen in the video.

A Few Photos from the Recent Storm

1.8.17 In LynnHappens tradition, here’s more pictures of snow than you probably care to see. Feel free to send in your own photos any time the weather gets interesting. You can email them here or share on the fb page!

Hidden Figures

Film review by Steve Duffy – Hidden Figures is the incredible untold true story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe). These brilliant African-American women working at NASA, served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn…

UPDATE: Parking Ban Now Starts 3pm – Nope, it’s Noon Again


[4:09pm] So, this is what happened. Briefly today, the official city website changed its information to reflect a 3pm parking ban. The Item shared the change on its facebook page, but not its website. Here on LynnHappens, we went full-throttle with this post and an aggressive social media share.

If you can’t trust cityoflynn.net, well, what can you trust? Well, the city website was changed back to the original 12pm, and we the local press were left feeling a little bit confused, to say the least. For proof, we were able to source a screenshot from a reader who had the foresight, for whatever reason, to grab one:

Originally scheduled to begin at noon today, the snow emergency parking ban has been pushed back to 3pm per Mayor Kennedy’s facebook page and cityoflynn.net  — nope — the Item’s facebook page.

You can now rejoice – maybe – in having a little more time to move your cars to a *school lot, the MBTA garage, or a generous friend’s driveway. The Ellis Street city lot is also available.

*All school lots will be open except for Aborn, Fallon and Sewell-Anderson. Don’t park at those.

Also, be prepared for the possibility of waking up early, as all cars must be removed from school lots by 6am after the ban is lifted (we do not yet know when the ban will end). This is absolutely necessary so school lots can be cleared and ready for Monday.

Trash – delayed one day(?).

Central Square Cam – BACK! 


Snow Emergency Begins Noon Saturday

1-6-17 The city of Lynn is declaring a parking ban due to snow tomorrow beginning noon, January 7th, 2016. Any cars left parked on the street will be subject to tow. For information on where to park during the ban, please see cityoflynn.net

5 Questions: Andrew Lipke of Get The Led Out

1.4.17 5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – To purchase tickets to see Get The Led Out perform at the Lynn Auditorium on January 13th visit www.lynnauditorium.com Get The Led Out is a group of musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. It’s been their mission to…

Lynn Community Association Signing up Volunteers for MLK Day of Service

1.3.17 January 16, 2017 is the Lynn Community Association organized 6th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Volunteer for a shift that meets your schedule and talents at www.LynnMLKDay.org or click on the flyer below. The day begins with a meetup and continental breakfast 9:30am at the Washington Street Baptist Church, 256 Washington Street,…