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It’s Community Media Day

Watch this video produced by Lynn Community Television and take a moment to reflect on the roll community media play in keeping us informed.


*Community Media Day originated in Brooklyn, but has since spread throughout the world as an annual event, falling in the middle of Free Speech Week, that is a “…celebration of voices that brings awareness to the importance of free speech and accessible media for all individuals to have their voices heard.” (website)

*Mayor Kennedy signed a proclamation making it official in Lynn

Lynn Community Association Passes Gavel, Recognizes Founder


10.18.16 At the Lynn Community Association (LCA) meeting Sunday outgoing President Tyrone Hawkins passed the gavel to new President and former VP Josh Goodwin. Former President and LCA founder Mary Trahan was a surprised recipiant of the Community Service Award. “This award is presented to express our deep appreciation to you for being our founder…

Water Restrictions Now Mandatory

10.7.16 From the Lynn Water and Sewer Commission – BE PLEASE ADVISED: The water restriction has been elevated to MANDATORY Status. What does this mean? The sustained pattern of dry weather has put the Greater Boston area into very extreme drought conditions. As a result, Lynn’s reservoir system has been reduced to below 45% of…

Pine Hill Neighbors Meet at Hibernian, Discuss Pickering Site Concerns


The lower hall of the Hibernian was packed Thursday night with Pine Hill residents for a meeting organized by Donald Castle and neighbors over possible locations for a new Pickering Middle School. Two of the proposed sites are Parkland Ave. and Gallagher Park. Many spoke in opposition of those locations September 14th, during a public hearing at the Marshall Middle School (video).

On October 4th, Ward 5 Councilor Dianna Chakoutis announced that both Parkland and Gallagher were less likely due to legal concerns. Details regarding those potential legal issues were revealed at the Hibernian meeting. It’s all in the video below.

Ward 5 Councilor Chakoutis and Ward 6 Councilor Capano were participants. Later, Councilor at Large Brian LaPierre would arrive and take part. There were no microphones, so sound isn’t great in quality, but it’s there.

On Friday, October 7th, 10am in Room 402 of City Hall, there will be an “Emergency Meeting” on the matter.


Downtown Catch Basin Cleaning Schedule


10.6.16 The DPW and Ward 5 Councilor Chakoutis have shared a schedule of catch basins they will be cleaning throughout the downtown, starting today. The work will be done overnight and may impact parking in those areas, but a clean catch basin is better than flooded streets and basements.

Pine Hill Residents Meet Tomorrow on Pickering Sites

10.5.16 A message posted an hour ago on the Pine Hill Civic Association facebook page is still urging neighbors to gather Thursday night, 7pm at the Hibernian to “….discuss the new Pickering School sites” after updates yesterday downplayed the possibility of the school being built off Parkland Ave. or at Gallagher Park. Ward 5 Councilor…

Roadwork on Lynnfield Street Tomorrow

10.5.16 A quick and to the point message from Lynn DPW – Thursday, October 6, 2016 Roadwork on Lynnfield St. from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Expect traffic delays. Seek Alternative Route! Update (thanks to Rep. Dan Cahill) – The area impacted will be between “…the Knights of Columbus and approximately 149 Lynnfield Street.”

Lynn Youth Health Alliance Impacts Food and Fitness Culture


10.5.16 From the Lynn Youth Health Alliance – The Lynn Youth Health Alliance is a cohort of 17 high school students from Lynn English and Lynn Classical entering its fourth year of creating positive change in Lynn’s health and food environment. They will meet every week for the remainder of the year to work on…