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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

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.


Lydia Pinkham House a National Landmark


9.22.16 On Sunday, September 18th, 2016 people gathered in front of a home on Western Ave. not too far from the *Lydia Pinkham factory. The home is where Lydia Pinkham once lived and where she began making her Vegetable Compound for women. Since 2001, it has been the residence of Karen and Michael Malionek, who have…

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.

Lynn Out Loud 2016: DiverseCity


If you missed Lynn Out Loud at St. Michael’s Hall last week, you can watch it here!

Lynn Out Loud (LOL) is a peace performance showcase to promote positive talent within the youth in our community. This year’s theme “DiverseCITY” celebrates the many cultures, experiences, struggles, achievements, and dreams that our city embodies. The showcase is presented by Kaya and the Lynn YMCA, with the City of Lynn.

It’s possible that youtube may flag these videos for copyright infringement due to music used in the performance.