International Women's Day - Lynn Museum March 7

A screening of Makers: Women Who Make America - Ziptours! A fifteen-minute gallery exploration with a member of the museum staff. Tours for the day include: Lynn Women who #Make it Happen, Shoe Makers and Wearers, and Singer and Strikes. - Community Activity: Be a Maker, Take an opportunity to participate in our art activity that will result in an installation entirely composed of your own words to be displayed in the museum. Make your contribution and come back in April to see the completed work!

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City Council 2-24-15

Prior to the regular Council meeting Tuesday they met as a “Committee of the Whole” to discuss the snow budget and related concerns with the DPW, Police and Fire departments.…

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McFarland, USA

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Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –   McFarland, USA is another Kevin Costner feel-good and inspirational sports film that is based on a true story set in the late 80’s. Costner portrays Jim White, a white coach who leads a team of rag-tag Latino runners to beat the odds and compete in a cross-country…

Congressman Seth Moulton will be at Brother’s Deli Sunday

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  The press release went out at 1:12pm today. The PR says Peabody, but he will be at Brother’s Deli in Lynn from noon to 1pm and you’re all invited. While the Happens doesn’t do political journalism, it’s all about accessible government (hence the Lynn City Council videos). The content of the press release looked…

5 Questions: Tom Cotter

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5 Questions is a feature by Steve Duffy – The comedian and 2012 “America’s Got Talent” runner-up will be headlining at The Wilbur Theatre. The Providence native is very excited to be returning to his roots and sharing his comedic chops with his Boston fans. SD: How has your career changed since performing on “America’s…

Lynn + Essex County Images and Time-lapses

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These are all from Sunday, February 15th, 2015 Here is a Central Square time-lapse from 1:15am to 8:15am accompanied by Open Sea Morning by Puddle of Infinity. (complimentary of youtube’s canned music) Later that afternoon, I went on a drive through parts of Essex County. I started in downtown Lynn, went over the causeway to…

[updated] It WAS a roof collapse

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Thanks to the LynnHappens facebook army, we now know that this was a roof collapse. The roof falling in caused a “burst of air that blew the wall out.” Photo of ERC Wiping Products on Commercial Street is by School Committee member Rick Starbard. It could have been worse. It could have been a roof…

Photos of Valentine’s Family Fun Day at the Museum

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The Lynn Museum had a nice turnout for their free Family Fun Day today, which was 11am to 2pm. Media release forms had not been signed, so no faces of the kids are being shown. I was given permission by one mother to photograph her child, but I failed as a photographer to capture it…

Parking ban starts 3pm

A snow emergency and parking ban will be in effect beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 14, 2015.   Vehicles parked on public streets or sidewalks after 3:00 p.m.  are subject to a $50.00 parking ticket and $155.00 tow fee.  Additionally, there is a $35.00 per day storage fee if your car is towed.…

Kingsman: The Secret Service

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Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –   Kingsman: The Secret Service is based on the comic series by Mark Millar and David Gibbons. This super-spy satire has the styling of James Bond only with more super gadgets – which you will love. Dapper agent Harry Hart, aka Galahad, (Colin Firth) recruits Eggsy (newcomer Taron…

A poem to the editor

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A poem to the editor by Joe Poniatowski (originally posted to the LynnHappens fb page) – Lynn, Lynn, City of Pain The streets are worse than back roads of Maine I know we’ve had over six feet of snow But here are some observations you should know It started with the Blizzard that hit our…