Italian Feast and a Show May 7th

LYSOA (Lynn Youth Street Outreach Outreach Advocacy) has teamed up with Arts After Hours for a special fundraising deal the evening of May 7th that includes an Italian dinner served…

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Pick Up Modern and More opens on Exchange Street

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4/18/16 – On Exchange Street next to the former Daily Item Building and across form Charlie’s Junction Deli with its mid-century modern sign, is a new mid-century modern (and more) boutique called Pick Up Modern, opened by Laurence Elizabeth Howard of Marblehead. People have been traveling to Lynn to shop at Zimmans for years, add…

2nd Annual March for the Homeless

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March for the Homeless, described as an awareness walk, began at Red Rock Park Saturday and ended at the Frederick Douglass Bandstand on the Lynn Common, where these photos were taken. There were performances along the way and at the Common by Spoken Word Flash Mob of Boston and members of Wreck Shop Movement. Tatiana…

Lynn Students Learn Pedestrian Safety

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From the Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance – Everyone walks!  Walking is a fun and healthy way to get around, and this month students from Sewell-Anderson, Ingalls, Hood, and Drewicz schools learned and practiced pedestrian safety skills to help make them safer, smarter walkers.  During their training, teachers, school staff, and trainers from MA Safe…

The Wizard of Oz

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Review by Steve Duffy – The Wizard of Oz musical is based on the 1939 film, with a book adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams. There are some new songs and additional music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and additional lyrics by Tim Rice. Dorothy is played by Sarah Lasko. She owned her performance…

5 Questions: Johnny Rivers

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5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy –         To purchase tickets to see Johnny Rivers perform at the Lynn Auditorium on April 16th visit www.lynnauditorium.com.   The two-time Grammy Award winning entertainer has sold more than 30 million records and has made significant contributions to the history of rock ‘n…

Special State Primary Results

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City Council President Dan Cahill wins the Democratic Primary to be nominated for the 10th Essex District State Representative in a special election to replace retiring Representative Robert Fennell. The general election takes place May 10th. Results below and on the City Clerk’s page. SPECIAL STATE PRIMARY | LYNN, MA Summary For Jurisdiction Wide, All…

Lynn Among Top-Ranked Nationally for “Complete Streets” Policy

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4/12/16 – Complete Streets are roadways that are safe, accessible and comfortable for all users, regardless of age, physical ability, income, or how they choose to travel: by transit, on foot, by bike or public transit. Complete Streets increase safety, promote economic development, and enhance public safety. Download the full report from Smart Growth America…

Photos of a Saturday Night

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On April 9th, a Saturday night, I set out to cover four events. I ended up with a lot of pictures. They can (partially) tell the stories. Vegas Night at the Knights of Pythias for Pine Hill and Lynn Shore Little Leagues Showcase at Walnut Street Cafe for students of MaryBeth Maes (wish I could…

Kevin William performs at Land of a Thousand Hills

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4/9/16 – Kevin William, accompanied by John on backup vocals and percussion, performed originals at Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee on Munroe Street this afternoon. To know what’s happening before the pictures are up, check the LynnHappens calendar. Often. Do your city a favor and send an event if you don’t see it listed,…

NSCC to Present Elephant’s Graveyard

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The Performing Arts Council of North Shore Community College (NSCC) presents Elephant’s Graveyard by George Brant.  Performances will be held at Lynn Arts, 25 Exchange St., Lynn on April 15 & 16 at 7p.m. with matinee showings on April 16 & 17 at 3p.m. General admission is $7, $5 for students and seniors (with ID).…

The Boss

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Review by Steve Duffy – Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy), a self-help titan, is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges broke, she is ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, but not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget. With no place to go, she…

Lynn Public Schools All City Art Show

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4/6/16 – The 2016 annual Lynn Public Schools All City Art Show had its opening reception in the LynnArts building in the Downtown Lynn Cultural District this afternoon. The show and reception is packed every year, and LynnArts/Lynn Museum staffers were on hand to manage things so spaces were not overcrowded. Everyone had plenty of…