Creative Economy Meets at Museum

CEANS – Creative Economy Association of the North Shore, had a panel discussion and networking event Tuesday at Lynn Museum/LynnArts in the heart of the Downtown Lynn Cultural District. The…

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Run For Freedom 5k Photos

The Run For Freedom 5k to end Modern Day Slavery was Saturday, May 21st, 2016. Runners met in the morning in front of Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee on…

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Tigerman WOAH’s Three Show Mini Tour

On Saturday, May 21, 2016 Tigerman WOAH embarked on a three-show regional tour. It was documented by Isaac S. Photography. Tigerman WOAH headline the Downtown Lynn Cultural District’s “Rock the…

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School of Rock at the Brickyard

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On Saturday, May 7th the School of Rock House Band played the Brickyard prior to M.S.F. The S.O.R. Lynn House Band consists of adult and youth students and staff. School of Rock is hosting a David Bowie Tribute June 5th, 2016 at Fran’s Place, 776 Washington Street, Lynn. School of Rock Presents: A Tribute to…

Central Square Closes to Traffic 4:30pm Today

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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

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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…

Photos from LYSOA’s Italian Fundraiser

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LYSOA – Lynn Youth Street Outreach Advocacy – had a fundraiser Saturday May 7th at the Lynn Museum with food donated from local restaurants and a discount ticket-tie-in with Arts After Hours’ production of The Last Five Years (which you can see through May 21). Our mission is to provide advocacy and services to all high-risk…

Get Involved in Community Gardening – Here’s How

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From the Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance –  Community gardens offer spaces for people to grow fresh produce and connect with their neighbors. These growing spaces are quickly expanding in Lynn. Last summer the Park Commission passed a series of procedures for creating and participating in community gardens on city park lands. The Ames Playground…

Did you see this in Central Square, Saturday?

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This past Saturday, May 7th, Raw Art Works held his annual BASH – Party with a purpose, to raise money for its programs. The event was sold out and folks driving by were no doubt surprised to see valet parking in Central Square. Or, maybe they were more surprised to see a pizza oven. This…

Forget About the Commuter Rail this Weekend

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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…

Photos of 2nd Annual Open Arms Pub Crawl

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The 2nd Annual Open Arms Pub Crawl happened Saturday, May 7th and LynnHappens caught them arriving at Tony’s Pub, the second to last stop. Organizer Colt Mallett said about 50 people had registered and at that time they had raised about $2,000 for a scholarship in memory of Anthony Melanson, a Classical student who passed…

Photos from New Beginnings

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On Friday, May 6th, 2016 a fundraiser at the Lynn Auditorium for The Lynn Home for Young Women Inc. called New Beginnings featured members of the band Boston and Beatlejuice playing as Spring Rain. Hosted by Lynn History Teacher Bill McGuinness, the concert also included The Dirty Floorboards, America’s Got Talent Semi-finalist Samantha Johnson, Jim…

Weekly Youth Open Mic Begins at Visionspace

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Under the guidance of Justin Born of Wreck Shop Movement and Centerboard’s Visionspace Gallery, and Hosted by Michelle La Poetica of Wreck Shop, is a new open mic for young people under the age of eighteen. It began last night, with people slowly trickling in until the gallery filled with young folks, some parents (children…

Globe Photographer Bill Brett at Lynn Museum

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5/6/16 – At the Lynn Museum/LynnArts annual meeting last night, Bill Brett, Boston Globe Photographer, shared stories from throughout his career and talked about some of his photo books to a packed room. (Your editor was sitting in the second row, paying too much attention to photograph the crowd. Also, in full disclosure, your LynnHappens…

First Lady Lauren Baker NSCC’s 50th Commencement Speaker

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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…

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War”

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Film review by Steve Duffy – Civil War is a sequel to both Captain America: The Winter Solider and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Steve Rogers / Captain America (Chris Evans) leads the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral…

Little Green Cart (Big Antenna)

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5/5/16 – Tuesday, inexplicably, there was a barrel. It had vanished after 10-12 hours on the sidewalk. Maybe it’s someone’s end table, now. Today, there’s a little green cart with a very big antenna. It won’t hold much, but I bet it pulls in some distant stations. (Friendly) wagers on how long it will last?