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Protesters at Lynn City Hall

11/20/17 The evening after Donald Trump was inaugurated in D.C. protesters from Lynn United for Change gathered on City Hall’s steps to voice opposition to Trump’s policies and Mayor Kennedy, who has been quoted in the Item saying she voted for Trump.

Photos of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Volunteers

1/16/17 Here are some of the fine folks, young and old, who helped out around Lynn today on various projects.  There was a non-perishable food drive at Stop & Shop and Compare Supermarkets organized by the Lynn Youth Health Alliance (sadly, didn’t get that on camera). Last year, they collected roughly 400lbs of food. The…

Trash Delay Next Week

1/11/17 From Associate Commissioner of Lynn DPW Lisa Nerich – City of Lynn Trash and Recycling will be delayed by ONE day the week of January 16th– in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Green Week for Recycling.

Lynn City Council 1-10-17

Lynn City Council video from January 10th, 2017 courtesy of Lynn Community Television

State Representative and At-Large Councilor Dan Cahill steps down as City Council President. Ward 3 Councilor Darren Cyr was voted the new President, with At-Large Buzzy Barton taking the Vice-President role. Watch it happen in the video.

UPDATE: Parking Ban Now Starts 3pm – Nope, it’s Noon Again


[4:09pm] So, this is what happened. Briefly today, the official city website changed its information to reflect a 3pm parking ban. The Item shared the change on its facebook page, but not its website. Here on LynnHappens, we went full-throttle with this post and an aggressive social media share.

If you can’t trust, well, what can you trust? Well, the city website was changed back to the original 12pm, and we the local press were left feeling a little bit confused, to say the least. For proof, we were able to source a screenshot from a reader who had the foresight, for whatever reason, to grab one:

Originally scheduled to begin at noon today, the snow emergency parking ban has been pushed back to 3pm per Mayor Kennedy’s facebook page and  — nope — the Item’s facebook page.

You can now rejoice – maybe – in having a little more time to move your cars to a *school lot, the MBTA garage, or a generous friend’s driveway. The Ellis Street city lot is also available.

*All school lots will be open except for Aborn, Fallon and Sewell-Anderson. Don’t park at those.

Also, be prepared for the possibility of waking up early, as all cars must be removed from school lots by 6am after the ban is lifted (we do not yet know when the ban will end). This is absolutely necessary so school lots can be cleared and ready for Monday.

Trash – delayed one day(?).

Central Square Cam – BACK! 


Snow Emergency Begins Noon Saturday

1-6-17 The city of Lynn is declaring a parking ban due to snow tomorrow beginning noon, January 7th, 2016. Any cars left parked on the street will be subject to tow. For information on where to park during the ban, please see

Lynn Community Association Signing up Volunteers for MLK Day of Service

1.3.17 January 16, 2017 is the Lynn Community Association organized 6th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Volunteer for a shift that meets your schedule and talents at or click on the flyer below. The day begins with a meetup and continental breakfast 9:30am at the Washington Street Baptist Church, 256 Washington Street,…