New Updates from Mayor Kennedy

[UPDATED 1/28/15 3:45PM] Residents have until 5 P.M. Wednesday to clear their sidewalks of snow. Commercial properties should have been cleared already. Do not throw snow into the street because doing so will result in a fine by Inspectional Services...More inside...

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Ready for business

Some businesses managed to stay open today even with the travel ban. People were out walking, snowshoeing and even skiing today. Plus, the plow drivers must have coffee. “YEAH WE’RE…

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Giant Clams Draw a Line

We usually don’t post photos from Revere, but for this, an exception must be made. State Representative RoseLee Vincent shared these on her facebook page today –

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Veterans Participate in MLK Day of Volunteerism

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Members of the Leonne E. Abbott American Legion Post 57, Swampscott delivered 100 specialty bags filled with toiletries to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, on January 20th. The bags were filled by volunteers at Lynn’s 4th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Post 57 members from left…

Some Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Photos

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Today was the 4th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Lynn. A coalition of organizations including the Lynn Community Association, Girls Inc., Coalition that Cares (CTC), Social Capital, Inc., RAW Arts, Circle of Nations, and The Food Project sent approximately 320 volunteers to service projects throughout the city. These photos are from…

City Trash Ordinance Discussed at Lynn Temple

Councilor-at-Large Hong Net, Lynn DPW Associate Commissioner Lisa Nerich and Lynn Recycling Coordinator Julia Greene met with residents from the Cambodian Community Saturday to discuss the new Lynn Trash Ordinance and answer questions about trash and recycling at the Lynn Temple on Chestnut Street.

American Sniper

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Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –   “American Sniper” is based on Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle’s autobiography, American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. Kyle is a Texas cowboy who enlists after the 1998 bombings of American embassies. He finds his true calling in the Navy and…

Children’s Friend and Family Services Seeks New Mentors

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January marks the 14th annual National Mentoring Month, and Children’s Friend and Family Services is participating in this campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring opportunities to connect more of our community’s young people with caring adults by recruiting new mentors. “There is a powerful mentoring effect demonstrated by research and the experiences of young people…

Girls Inc. January Volunteer Spotlight

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This month’s volunteer spotlight is on Linda Sharkey! Born and raised in Lynn, Linda is a self-proclaimed “Lynn Cheerleader.” She graduated from Lynn English and continues to live in the city. She currently works independently as a health and nutrition consultant, helping people who are looking to overcome all kinds of challenges in order to…

Boston Calling announces 2015 lineup with video

The complete list appears at 1:56. Boston Calling 2015 stretches from May 22 – 24. Early bird tickets are available at noon today – as of this posting. PW is BOSTON (of course) EDITOR’S NOTE: What happened to this being a local festival? Remember last year when Lynn’s Tigerman WOAH! played?

Community Meeting Saturday on Trash & Recycling

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  “Dear Friends! We’re pleased to inform all Lynn residents that Councilor-At-Large Hong Net and the Lynn DPW organized a community meeting to discuss the new city’s Trash and Recycle ordinance that commences on Saturday, [January] 17, 2015. The meeting will take place at the Lynn Temple on 110 Chestnut Street in Lynn starting 11:00…

Selma

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Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –   What makes “Selma” such a great film, besides the fact that it is the first major motion picture that focuses on Dr. Martin Luther King, is that Ava DuVernay, the director, portrays him as the man he was and does not sugarcoat this specific part of his…

Out with the Rundown, in with the new

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    It’s time to say goodbye to the Weekend Rundown.   The Rundown was necessary with the old calendar system because it was difficult to distinguish between different types of events and it wasn’t possible to use the calendar or its sidebar companions “Happens Today” and “Happens Soon” to link with featured event posts…

RAW Alumni Night

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RAW Alumni gathered in Central Square tonight to catch up and explore Raw Art Works’ newly expanded gallery and work spaces. Food was donated by Tony Lena’s. For more about Raw Art Works, visit rawartworks.org

Developer has high hopes under the tracks

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Old-timers may remember the former location of the Central Square Stop on the Boston and Maine RR and the businesses under the tracks alongside Mt. Vernon Street. A portion of those former storefronts is owned by the city, with no immediate plans for renovation due to some water infiltration from the rail bed above. But…

“Thieves won’t stop the music!”

Atlantic Toyota Sales Manager Anthony Nash launched this gofundme campaign upon hearing of the break-in at the LynnArts Building earlier this week, where Building Bridges Through Music is located.  Thieves took $20,000 in instruments and other gear that the non-profit youth program had worked hard to obtain through generous donations and relentless fundraising. The story…