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LynnHappens is Back

3/27/17 TL;DR version: We were hacked. Now, we’re back. From the Editor – Things were going swimmingly, and then while on break during a photography gig Saturday I noticed LynnHappens was blocked by the firewall of the venue’s WiFi network for being, “Malicious.” (I didn’t think we were mean…) This happened once before, in October-November…

Beyond Walls to Brighten Downtown

3/23/17 Disclosure: LynnHappens editor Seth Albaum is volunteering as a downtown resident for Beyond Walls. This is as much an appeal as it is an effort to inform. First, the video: Beyond Walls is a group of community partners, downtown residents and business owners organized by Al Wilson and Amanda Hill, seeking funds for a placemaking…

Middle School Vote Results – “No”

3-21-17 Voter turnout: 16.32% Here are the results of the special election on the middle school questions as provided by the City of Lynn Election Office – Editor’s note – Apologies for the difficult to read numbers – I received a scan-to-pdf rather than the original electronically formatted document typically sent following an election.

Sunday’s Hibernian 5K Route

The Annual AOH 5k “Recovery Run” is Sunday, March 19th.  The Lynn Police Department released this map and traffic alert on their fb page: Posted by the LPD March 16th – The annual Hibernian 5K road race will take place on Sunday, March 19th. The race is scheduled to begin at 11am with the start…

Parking Ban Lifts Midnight

The snow emergency parking ban ends midnight tonight. With schools being closed tomorrow, you have until 10am to remove your cars from school lots so they can be cleared of snow and ice. From Mayor Kennedy – “A warming station for those temporarily without power has been set up in the Community Room at the…

School Called Off Again

3/14/17 Lynn Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, March 15th. The parking ban ends midnight. According to a message broadcast on the Lynn Police Scanner, you have until 10am to remove cars from the school lots. Trash will be collected (delayed one day). From Mayor Kennedy – “A warming station for those temporarily without power…

Storm Stella Closings

Stella has already postponed the Middle School Special Election. Here’s a few other things – Lynn Public Schools City Hall Lynn Public Library Trash & Recycling delayed by one day (NOT collected tomorrow) Parking ban begins midnight. All school lots will be available for off street parking starting 5pm A new date for the Special…

Middle School Vote Takes a Snow Day

No need to trudge through the snow to the polls. Tomorrow’s special election on building two new middle schools has been postponed by a Superior Court Judge. A new date has not been set. The YES/NO debates on social media and in the opinion pages can continue a while longer. A sample ballot (and presumably updated…