A glimpse of Jennifer Lawrence in Central Square

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Central Square and surrounding streets were restricted to traffic and parking for a brief while this morning to film a short scene for a film with the working titles Joy and Kay’s Baptism. This photo was taken approximately 7:15am as the crew got their caffeine fix at Cafe Moka. Jennifer Lawrence would later arrive to…

Dunn Family Fundraiser

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There was a fundraiser at the Hibernian Sunday, April 12th to help a young family who lost everything to a fire on March 24th – it was listed here in the Happens Calendar and promoted on social media by the E Team Machinist Training Program in Lynn, organizers of the event. Your editor arrived a…

Bars of Lynn Update

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Your band, pub, bar, club or what-have-you can be featured in Bars of Lynn very simply. Have an employee or happy patron post a photo to facebook or twitter with the hashtag #barsoflynn. If you’re using facebook, it won’t work if your privacy settings are fairly tight, but you can still share to the LynnHappens…

Over Briarcliff, Wyoma LL & way above Goldfish Pond

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Norbert’s had a busy day. He flew above *Briarcliff, Wyoma Little League field and Goldfish Pond. More photos and videos by Mike Barry can be found on LynnHappens and on his website. *They could put “Pondview” sings up all over the building and it won’t stop people from calling it Briarcliff. The reason for that…

More filming downtown Monday – parking restrictions

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  Signs downtown warn of “Construction” Monday, but what’s really happening is a short scene for a part of Kay’s Baptism (alternately known as “Joy.”) The amount of signs and addition of sawhorses to hang more signs is a sign they mean business.   It’s the same film that made people scratch their heads when…

St. Mary’s Spartan Casino Night

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“Spartan” is a noun only here, as the gymnasium was filled last night with alumni, staff and supporters for a casino night fundraiser.  There was a selection of food from local eateries, some adult libations and Kevin Kennedy on the keys. Food sponsors included Brother’s Deli, Rolly’s Tavern, D’Amici’s Bakery, Enzo’s Pizzeria, Chartwells, The Porthole…

Danny Collins

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In Dan Fogelman’s directorial debut, Danny Collins, (loosely based on a true story that happened to British singer-songwriter Steve Tilston), tells the story of Danny Collins (Al Pacino), an aging rock star who receives a birthday gift (a framed letter to him from John Lennon) from his agent and best friend, Frank Grubman (Chistopher Plummer).…

National Slam Poet Champ, Regie Gibson, NSCC’s Visiting Writer

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Regie Gibson, poet, author, songwriter and a National Poetry Slam Individual Champion, will be this year’s Visiting Writer at North Shore Community College. He will be giving free public performances on Tuesday, April 28, at 9:30 am and 11:00 am on the Danvers Campus, 1 Ferncroft Road, in the Math and Sciences Building in the…

5 Questions: Justin Willman

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5 Questions is a feature by Steve Duffy –       Justin Willman, talented magician/comedian and former host of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, will be performing at The Wilbur Theatre this Friday. Willman is bringing his new live show “Fake Believe” to town on the heels of his debut special “Sleight of Mouth” which…

Greek Flag raised at City Hall for Independence Day

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Thanks to Estelle Revelotis for for the story and report. [Editor: It would have been posted in a more timely manner had I not let the email fall through the cracks. My mistake.] Mayor Judy Flanagan Kennedy holds a bouquet a flowers presented to her by Greek School students of St. George in observance of…

Human Rights Organization’s Blood Drive a Success

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Lynners participated in an international blood drive April 1st. Thanks to Juan Gonzalez and Dulce Gonzalez for organizing the event contributing the story and photos – Despite the weather, dozens of students were present at the blood drive hosted by the international non-profit organization, The Global Embassy of Activists for Peace at the KIPP Academy…

Bars of Lynn Update

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A lot of folks were busy with family this weekend for Easter and Passover. Your editor was out of town but appreciates these folks sending in their #barsoflynn reports. Use the hashtag on facebook or twitter to make the next one. If you’re using facebook, it won’t work if your privacy settings are fairly tight,…