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Early Voting Info


9.29.16 As they say, vote early and oft – no, sorry, you can only vote once. But, if voting on Election Day itself doesn’t work out for you, here’s a handy flyer from the City Election Commission on voting early in person or through the mail.



9.28.16 From the City of Lynn – “The City of Lynn, Department of Public Works is now accepting applications for snow removal equipment with operators interested in snow plowing. The rental agreement is on an as-needed basis, must be available 24 hours a day and with the hourly pay dependent on the size of vehicle…

Girls Inc. Offers Odyssey After School Program


9-28-16 From Girls Incorporated of Lynn – Odyssey-School Year OdysseyLynnMA on facebook and program information on The Odyssey after school program provides academic and social support for girls in grades six through eight. With the overarching theme of embarking on a journey and charting new territory, Odyssey serves girls of diverse backgrounds to build their…

Take a Class With the Greater Lynn Photographic Association

9.23.16 From the Greater Lynn Photographic Association – The Greater Lynn Photographic Association’s annual course in photography will start in October for 2016. The content of the course is devoted to digital cameras – dSLR (interchangeable lenses), mirrorless and “point & shoot” and covers the operation of each. Hands-on training and the use of post-processing…

5 Questions: Justice Stephen Breyer


9.21.16 5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1994 by President Bill Clinton, Justice Stephen Breyer is known for his pragmatic approach to constitutional law. At his upcoming engagement with the Boston Speaker’s Series, he will explore themes from his book, “The Court and the World:…

Volunteer Opportunity at Operation Bootstrap


Operation Bootstrap in Lynn seeks volunteers to help in their ESL classes for local adults. Co-teach an English conversation class or assist in an ESL classroom. Morning, afternoon, and evening openings Monday-Thursday. Other opportunities may be available for teaching math, computers, or helping with administrative tasks. Contact Kristen Beebe, Volunteer Coordinator, to apply or 781-599-8543…

Filming to take place on Verona St. and in Central Square

9.19.16 There are two film productions in Lynn that have filed notices to alert the effected communities. On Thursday, September 22nd, Verona Street from Euclid Ave. to Verona St. Ext. will become Detroit for an upcoming Kathryn Bigelow movie. The Verona Street scene will include interior and exterior shoots and will require the closing of…

Pickering Middle School Forum Video


Wednesday, September 14th was the second public forum to discuss possible sites for a new Pickering Middle School. Last night’s was well attended, at least by comparison with the first forum. Some last night voiced complaints that the first forum was not well publicized. (LynnHappens heard about the first forum when it was too late to change plans to be there.)

It was held at the New Marshall Middle school. Teachers and staff were on hand to lead tours after the forum, though due to the forum’s duration, few left the cafetorium to take them up on the offer.


Note: There are times when participants did not use a microphone. When at a public forum, regardless of how well you can be heard by folks in the room, always use a mic if you want to be heard by folks watching it later.