The Route 107 Corridor Study Continues

8.24.16 From MassDOT – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has scheduled two Public Information Meetings for the Route 107 Corridor Study Wednesday, September 7, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00…

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Pokémon Go Vote

Congressman Moulton’s Campaign Sets up on the Common to Catch Voters On Monday, August 15, 2016 volunteers and staffers from Representative Seth Moulton’s office set up a tent on Lynn…

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Session 7 of New Music in the Square is Rescheduled Due to Rain

We need the rain, but the timing is awful. According to weather forecasts, the showers would likely stop in time for 5pm, but that’s not enough time to setup and get ready for this Wednesday’s New Music in the Square with Tim Foley & Sergio Bellotti at 5:30pm and The Cosmic Vultures at 6:30pm. Plus, for everyone’s convenience,…

This Week’s New Music in the Square and Photos from Session 6

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Session 7 is postponed due to weather and will take place September 7th. See the revised schedule. This Wednesday, August 10th, bring a blanket or chair and enjoy original music from Tim Foley & Sergio Bellotti at 5:30pm and The Cosmic Vultures at 6:30pm. New Music in the Square is LynnHappens’ showcase of local talent with free concerts on…

Photos of MaryBeth Maes Band at Red Rock Park

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The MaryBeth Maes Band played classic rock favorites Thursday, August 4th 2016 as part of the Friends of Lynn & Nahant Beach summer concert series at Red Rock. White Lightnin’ plays Thursday, August 11th, and Lexington Street Band plays August 18th. Here’s a few photos taken with an antique lens, hence the imperfect and vintage…

Suicide Squad

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Review by Steve Duffy – The DC Universe may have flopped with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but they have set themselves up for success with this super-villain antihero Suicide Squad. Intelligence officer Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) decides to assemble a team of dangerous, incarcerated supervillains for a top-secret mission. Figuring it has nothing…

Photos from Viva Latino America

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The first Viva Latino America festival was held on the Common July 30th and organized by the newly formed American Latino Committee in Lynn. (see original story) Organizer Juan Gonzalez said of the festival, “If we as Latin Americans come to work as one, we will be able to participate more actively and responsibly.” In…

5 Questions: Geoff Downes of Yes, Asia & The Buggles

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Yes is performing at the Lynn Auditorium Thursday, August 4th, 2016 5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Not only is Geoff a songwriter and record producer, but he is best known for his tenures as lead keyboardist for three bands: The Buggles, Yes, and Asia. His first worldwide hit single with The…

This Week’s New Music in the Square and Photos from Session 5

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This Wednesday, August 3rd, bring a blanket or chair and enjoy original music from The Way Down at 5:30pm and HarborLights at 6:30pm. New Music in the Square is LynnHappens’ showcase of local talent with free concerts on Wednesdays through August 24th. More information is below the photos. A recap of last week’s session of New Music in the…

Ponyfish & Monkey Knife Fight at Bent Water Brewery

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Bent Water Brewery has been expanding its live entertainment.. On Friday, July 29th 2016, Ponyfish and Monkey Knife Fight featured inside and folks played cornhole in the new ourdoor patio space. Introducing Emilie Errié, interning as photographer with LynnHappens. More about her artwork and photography can be found at Indefinis Art. Photos by Emilie Errié: Photos by…

Coffee With a Cop

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The fourth Saturday of every month at Land of a Thousand Hills on Munroe Street is “Coffee With a Cop,” a chance for people to hang out a while and converse with Lynn Police. The next Coffee With a Cop will be Saturday, August 27 at 1pm. Everyone is welcome.

Downtown Lynn Beautification Project Part 2

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Volunteers and downtown neighbors spent a few hours Thursday, July 28th continuing work on beautifying Central Square, part of an effort the Downtown Lynn Beautification Project’s founder, Soraya Cacici, hopes to grow throughout the downtown. Yesterday, the group concentrated on the neglected traffic island in front of 23 Central, across from the former Cafe Moka (soon…

5 Questions: Marilyn Maye

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5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Marilyn Maye is a highly praised singer, actress, director, arranger, educator, a Grammy nominated recording artist, and a musical treasure. Her entire life has been committed to the art of song and performance. SD: How does a little girl from Wichita, Kansas become one of the…

Lynn Shore Showdown Photos

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On Saturday, July 23rd, wrestlers from all over and as far as Rhode Island competed in their respective weight and age classes in an amateur beach wrestling tournament organized by School Committee member Jared Nicholson. The Lynn Shore Showdown was sponsored by Friends of Lynn & Nahant Beach, Boston Youth Wrestling, Massachusetts Department of Conservation…