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Volunteers Cleanup, Play and Perform at Warren Street Playground


On Saturday, May 21, 2016 there was a cleanup of Warren Street Park in West Lynn organized by Estee Nack with assistance by the extraordinarily active Wreck Shop Movement and collaborators. *Some of the folks who were involved in the cleanup attended this Community Forum on Parks and Open Space hosted by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council on March…

Central Square Closes to Traffic 4:30pm Today


5/12/16 – Though the event listing for this Raw Art Works event has been in the Happens Calendar a while and a notice was sent to the Downtown Lynn Neighborhood Association email list and facebook page, another notice for those who haven’t had access to those channels is in order, and here it is, courtesy…

Dan Cahill Wins 320 to 11 Write-ins


Councilor at Large Dan Cahill wins the 10th Essex Seat to become State Representative Dan Cahill. Photos are from April’s on Buffum Street in downtown Lynn, where his campaign celebrated victory. Election Summary Report SPECIAL STATE ELECTION LYNN, MA Summary For Jurisdiction Wide, All Counters, All Races 05/10/16 20:36:21   Registered Voters 22176 – Cards…

Forget About the Commuter Rail this Weekend


5/10/16 – From the MBTA and MassDOT – Due to necessary construction activity, commuter rail service will be temporarily suspended this weekend between Beverly Depot and North Station in both directions. A temporary weekend schedule for the Newburyport/Rockport Line will be in effect on Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15. The diversion will allow…

First Lady Lauren Baker NSCC’s 50th Commencement Speaker

Lauren Baker

From North Shore Community College – North Shore Community College’s 50th Commencement will feature First Lady of the Commonwealth Lauren Baker as Commencement Speaker, along with members of the college’s first graduating class participating in the ceremony, Thursday, May 26.  The college expects to bestow approximately 1,000 associate degrees and certificates at the graduation, which…

City Council 5-3-16


City Council video from May 3rd, 2016. The second clip contains the discussion and vote on the Lynn Woods conservation restriction. Council and Committee agendas from 5-3-16 (in PDF)

An “American Leather Craftsman” Passes Away

Frank O’Donnell passed away April 24th, 2016 at the age of 81, one month after he closed the doors leather shop in Lynn. His workshop was featured in a LynnHappens story from September, 2015 when Pat Gorham of Savorii and greenlifesavor launched a kickstarter campaign to save his shop in the J.B. Blood Building. Gorham’s bags were made with leather from O’Donnell’s shop and it was Pat Gorham of Savorii who emailed LynnHappens to report on his passing.

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