Lynn Shore Showdown Photos

On Saturday, July 23rd, wrestlers from all over and as far as Rhode Island competed in their respective weight and age classes in an amateur beach wrestling tournament organized by…

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Razzmatazz 2016 Rocks the Woods

2016’s Razzmatazz Music Festival in Lynn Woods was Sunday, and in typical LynnHappens fashion, here’s a mega-gallery of images from the all-day event. This year’s lineup consisted of (not in…

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5 Questions: Marilyn Maye

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5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Marilyn Maye is a highly praised singer, actress, director, arranger, educator, a Grammy nominated recording artist, and a musical treasure. Her entire life has been committed to the art of song and performance. SD: How does a little girl from Wichita, Kansas become one of the…

Lynn Shore Showdown Photos

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On Saturday, July 23rd, wrestlers from all over and as far as Rhode Island competed in their respective weight and age classes in an amateur beach wrestling tournament organized by School Committee member Jared Nicholson. The Lynn Shore Showdown was sponsored by Friends of Lynn & Nahant Beach, Boston Youth Wrestling, Massachusetts Department of Conservation…

Group Says “Let Us Live” at Frederick Douglass Bandstand

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Organized by young folks including Raven and Arianna Jones and moderated by Darrell Murkison the peaceful gathering occurred by the historic Frederick Douglass Bandstand on Lynn Common. As it began to rain, the some in the crowd raised their umbrellas but none left. The names of victims of violence were read, signs were held and…

Razzmatazz 2016 Rocks the Woods

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2016’s Razzmatazz Music Festival in Lynn Woods was Sunday, and in typical LynnHappens fashion, here’s a mega-gallery of images from the all-day event. This year’s lineup consisted of (not in actual order) Revolver, The Cheap Dates, The Dirty Floorboards, Set The Nation, This Day in History, Treading Water, Hot Fire, The Ruckus, Exit 18, and Kaela Fanelli. The annual festival is organized by Bailey Trahant, Chris…

Arts After Hours Hosts 5th Annual Meet Ball

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On Saturday, July 16, 2016 Arts After Hours of Lynn hosted its 5th annual Meet Ball on the Allcare VNA roof deck downtown. The ticketed event, with raffles and drink sales, is an annual fundraiser to support the non-profit’s theatre programming. This year’s Meet Ball featured The Dirty Floorboards, food from Eastern Harvest (Check Bill…

The Force Awakens at Goldfish Pond

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On Friday July 15th at Lafayette Park, more commonly called Goldfish Pond Park, Mayor Kennedy, Lynn DPW/Parks & Rec., Community Development and the Goldfish Pond Association sponsored a free family movie night with Star Wars, The Force Awakens.  

Neighborhood Meeting Downtown

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On Thursday, July 14th 2016 downtown resident Mike Crounse organized a community meeting. The agenda is below the videos. Ward 5 Councilor Dianna Chakoutis was there along with Councilor-at-Large Brian LaPierre. Lisa Nerich was present from the DPW, Bob Stilian from the Parking Department, Clint Muche from ISD, as well as representatives from the Lynn…

If/Then

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Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Newly divorced Elizabeth (Jackie Burns), an urban planner, moves to New York City for a fresh start. She meets her friends Kate (Tamyra Gray), a kindergarten teacher, and Lucas (Anthony Rapp), a community organizer. Kate suggests that Elizabeth start using the name “Liz” and seek out new experiences while…

Intermittent Power Failures at Union Hospital

We already know that Union Hospital as we know it will be gone. Right now, however, it’s intermittent. Lynn Public Health was notified that due to power failures, there is no AC, no CAT-scan services and the O.R. is shut down. Ambulances are being diverted to Salem.

Comic Con is Coming

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Summer Commuter Rail Trip – The 2016 annual Boston Comic Con is coming, starting with a costume parade August 4th around Quincy Market at noon. Registration begins 11:30am. Dress up as your favorite superhero or comic book character. This parade is a contest open to the public and judged by cosplay impresario Pat Covey. It will begin…