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Protesters at Lynn City Hall

1/20/17 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.

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!