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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…

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.

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.…

Work being done on “Lynn’s Lynnway”


Who else’s Lynnway? A press release from the DCR about work already under way – forwarded to LynnHappens from the Mayor’s Office moments ago – For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 DCR Traffic Advisory: Lynn’s Lynnway WHAT: From Wednesday, June 17th to Saturday June 20th, 2015 Lynn’s Lynnway will have lane closures to facilitate…

City Council 6-9-15


City Council video from June 9, 2015 Council and Committee agendas from 6-9-15 (in PDF) A group from Girls, Inc. made a presentation on tobacco use and sales in Lynn and took questions from City Councilors. It’s in the video:

Children’s Friend and Family Services Honors Mental Health Awareness Day

Paul and Connie Price

Posted 6/8/15 Children’s Friend and Family Services (Children’s Friend) recently honored the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day by galvanizing supporters at an event at the Danversport Yacht Club. Joining President and CEO Carla M. Saccone and the Children’s Friend board of directors to mark the tenth anniversary…

Commuter Rail Service Suspended Saturday & Sunday

6/5/2015 Press release from MassDOT – Commuter Rail Service Between Lynn and Boston Suspended June 6th & 7th Shuttle Buses Available from Lynn to the MBTA Wonderland Subway Station   Due to construction activity this weekend, the Newburyport/Rockport Line will suspend train service between Lynn and North Station on Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June…

Operation Bootstrap awarded $100,000

From Operation Bootstrap – Operation Bootstrap has been selected as one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. The Lynn-based organization was chosen from more than 350 applicants during a very competitive review process. Today, there are more than 25,000 lower-skilled adults in the greater…

Storm Trooper Arrested Yesterday by Brickett Elementary


6/4/2015 [updated 7:42pm] A victory for the LPD Rebel Alliance? The incident occurred yesterday outside of Brickett Elementary School on Lewis Street. A police spokesperson confirms that there was an arrest made for “Disturbing the school” and “Loitering within 1000ft of a school.” According to Lynn Police, the Brickett Principal called them out of concern.…