Photos from the 2017 Hibernian (AOH) 5k

3/19/17 Advertise with LynnHappens - In unseasonably cold weather, runners, walkers, babies in strollers and dogs completed the Lynn Hibernian’s annual 5k road race today. The fastest time was 18:01,…

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Beauty and the Beast

Film review by Steve Duffy –   “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the…

5 Questions: Norman Lear

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy –   TV pioneer Norman Lear has produced some of the greatest shows in television history. He is the creator of hits that include “All in the Family, “The Jeffersons” and “Good Times.” In the ’80s, he dropped out of television to become a full-time activist, but…

Parking Ban Lifts Midnight

The snow emergency parking ban ends midnight tonight. With schools being closed tomorrow, you have until 10am to remove your cars from school lots so they can be cleared of snow and ice. From Mayor Kennedy – “A warming station for those temporarily without power has been set up in the Community Room at the…

School Called Off Again

3/14/17 Lynn Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, March 15th. The parking ban ends midnight. According to a message broadcast on the Lynn Police Scanner, you have until 10am to remove cars from the school lots. Trash will be collected (delayed one day). From Mayor Kennedy – “A warming station for those temporarily without power…

POLL: St. Patrick’s Day is Friday, and you are…

Here’s something to vote on besides the Middle Schools – Whatever you are or aren’t doing St. Patrick’s Day, select an answer or add your own. More importantly, if you’re going out, have a designated driver, taxi service, Lyft, Uber…just don’t drive after drinking. Check back here later for results.

Storm Stella Closings

Stella has already postponed the Middle School Special Election. Here’s a few other things – Lynn Public Schools City Hall Lynn Public Library Trash & Recycling delayed by one day (NOT collected tomorrow) Parking ban begins midnight. All school lots will be available for off street parking starting 5pm A new date for the Special…

Middle School Vote Takes a Snow Day

No need to trudge through the snow to the polls. Tomorrow’s special election on building two new middle schools has been postponed by a Superior Court Judge. A new date has not been set. The YES/NO debates on social media and in the opinion pages can continue a while longer. A sample ballot (and presumably updated…

Brotherhood Credit Union Helps Lynn Heat Homes

Brotherhood Credit Union Donates Funds to Help Lynn Residents Heat Homes 3/13/17 – Press release – Brotherhood Credit Union donated $2,800 to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless to help heat homes in Lynn this past winter. “We learned about the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless through the Cooperative Credit Union Association and were eager…

Letter: Parents Seek Time & Place for Tiny Mites

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Tell us what you’re thinking! Opinions are welcome either in short-form in the comments below or long-form to editor@lynnhappens.com. To Whom It May Concern,       I am writing this letter on behalf of myself and the other parents of the East Lynn Tiny Mites. My child has had a dream to play on a football…

They Rocked for a Reason

3.13.17 The Knights of Pythias was full Saturday night for what Mark Boland billed as the “First Annual Rock for a Reason.” Four local bands played the fundraiser for the Melanson Charitable Corporation Open Arms Scholarship and My Brother’s Table – Treading Water, The Dirty Floorboards, Set The Nation and Monkey Knife Fight. The Open…

Cacique Performed for School Enrichment Thursday

3/13/17 This past Thursday, Cacique performed at White Rose Coffeehouse as part of a fundraiser for Wreck Shop Movement‘s After School Enrichment program in the LynnArts building. The enrichment program currently runs Tuesdays, 5pm to 7pm and consists of Wing Chun and break dancing classes.  Carla Scheri recently wrote a piece on Justice Borne, the…

Update about the coming storm from Mayor Kennedy

3/13/17 – Posted to Mayor Kennedy’s fb page this morning: “Updates on parking bans, school closures and trash pick up will be available after 3p.m. meeting with City and State emergency officials. If you havent already signed up for our “Rapid Notify”, which calls the number you provide to alert you of emergency alerts, parking…

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is at the Boston Opera House through March 19, 2017. Theatre Review by Steve Duffy – Based on the 2003 novel by British writer Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident tells the story of fifteen-year-old Christopher. He is exceptionally intelligent, but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.  When …