Art in the Park

9.19.16 On Saturday, September 17th Wreck Shop Movement held its first Art in the Park by the Frederick Douglass Bandstand on Lynn Common. Local artists Keith Gulla of Gorilla Militia,…

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Photos from 2016’s History and Hops

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Whether your brew of choice is from barley or apples, the 7th annual History and Hops had you covered. Attendees sampled various brews from Bent Water Brewing Co. of Lynn, Far From The Tree Cider (Salem), Downeast Cider (Charlestown), Ipswich, Narragansett (RI), and the just-getting-started Agapé Brewing Community (501c3 in Gloucester). There was also a…

Pickering Middle School Forum Video

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Wednesday, September 14th was the second public forum to discuss possible sites for a new Pickering Middle School. Last night’s was well attended, at least by comparison with the first forum. Some last night voiced complaints that the first forum was not well publicized. (LynnHappens heard about the first forum when it was too late to change plans to be there.)

It was held at the New Marshall Middle school. Teachers and staff were on hand to lead tours after the forum, though due to the forum’s duration, few left the cafetorium to take them up on the offer.

 

Note: There are times when participants did not use a microphone. When at a public forum, regardless of how well you can be heard by folks in the room, always use a mic if you want to be heard by folks watching it later.

Photos from Arts After Hours Annual Meeting & Awards

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9.13.16 Lynn theatre company Arts After Hours held their AAHnnual meeting and AAHppreciations ceremony at Bent Water Brewing Co. Monday night. The honorees were Volunteer of the Year Jennifer Adler, Business Partners April’s Restaurant, Annmarie Jonah Realtors, and board members Lauren Carr and Charlie Gallo. The company’s next show is Silence! The Musical, a comedy…

5 Questions: Morris Chestnut & Regina Hall

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9.14.16 5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall play a young, professional couple who desperately want a baby. They hire a surrogate – but as she gets further along in her pregnancy, so does her psychotic and dangerous fixation on the husband. The couple becomes caught up in…

Migliore Requests 5 Debates in Letter to Wong

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9.13.16 This scanned image of a letter was just sent by email to Representative Wong and to local press outlets by Democratic Nominee to the 9th Essex District Jen Migliore. The email states, “I will be sharing this request with the press.” Migliore is challenging Republican incumbent Donald Wong in a race to be the next…

Set The Nation at O’Brien’s Pub

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9.13.16 On Friday, September 9th Set The Nation played O’Brien’s with Seth Nobles. Scott Halley “The Star” joined them on bongos for a few tunes. All the #barsoflynn photographic evidence is below:   Set The nation plays with another Lynn band, Treading Water, at the Spotlight Tavern in Beverly September 24th. Editor’s disclosre/disclaimer/plug/thing – upsidemedia,…

Water Restriction Elevated

Water Restriction Notice 2: Electric Boogaloo elevated to ‘Limited Restriction Condition’ 9.13.16 From the Lynn Water & Sewer Commission – Water Restriction Notice 2: Please be advised the water restriction has been elevated to a ‘Limited Restriction Condition’ What does this mean? The sustained pattern of dry weather has put the Greater Boston area into…

Community Path of Lynn Party and Mural Unveiling

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9.12.16 There was a block party and mural unveiling on Neptune Street Court Saturday organized by Lisa Wallace of One Community, One Voice and neighbors, Bike to the Sea and the Raw Art Work’s Good 2 Go Crew, who created the mural. Neighbors banded together to clean up a portion of the old railway through…

Photos from Session 9 of New Music in the Square

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9.12.16 For session 9 last Wednesday, September 7th, we had Tim Foley & Sergio Bellotti and The Cosmic Vultures, who were originally scheduled for August 10th, but rescheduled due to rain, concluding our 2016 season. Before we get to the massive amount of great photos (and a couple of videos), let’s give some thanks to those who helped…

It’s going to look a little smokey on Essex Street tonight

9.10.16 A crime drama has been filming in and around Lynn lately that takes place during the Detroit riots of the 1960’s. This weekend, they’re by the Essex County Courthouse on Essex Street and Lynn City Hall. Notice just went out that they’ll be using fog machines tonight and possibly through Sunday morning, and the Happens…

State Primary Results for Lynn

9.8.16 [UPDATE] Below are just the results for how Lynn voted in each race, but first, here are Essex-county results of interest to Lynn, now that 100% of precincts have reported (contested races only): Essex County Sheriff – Republicans Manning-Martin Anne 4,261 41% Jajuga, James 3,450 33% Berg, Kenneth 1,090 10% Gallo, Jeffrey 974 9%…

5 Questions: Simon Helberg

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5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy –   Simon Helberg, known for his role as Howard on “The Big Bang Theory,” talks about his role in Florence Foster Jenkins.  The film is based on the true-life story about a wealthy New York heiress who attempts to become an opera singer despite her horrible…