Annual Goldfish Pond Flea Market

by Tom Sheehan of The Lynn-side Edition For the past 28 years, the Goldfish Pond Association has held their annual Fun ‘N’ Flea day at Goldfish Pond, one of Lynn’s hidden treasures. On September 12th from 9:00 to 3:00 (Raindate Sept. 19) they continue the tradition for the 29th time, inviting people from all around…

Video of Mayoral Debate

On September 2nd, 2009 the East Lynn Community Association hosted a “Town Hall” style debate at Temple Ahabat Shalom with Mayor Edward “Chip” Clancy Jr. challengers Judith Flanagan Kennedy and David Rohnstock. It was unclear to event organizers as to whether Clancy would show. He previously was non-committal, but as organizers from the ELCA were…

Reader Opinion – “To the gangs who terrorize our city”

Introducing “Reader Opinion.” LynnHappens accepts essays, editorials and general musings from its readers, and gives them the same front page space as other content in order to provoke what is hopefully – healthy conversation. LH reserves the right to truncate or edit as necessary, but it never does so without permission of the author. Having…

The Blue Ox

Review by LH contributor Raul C. 5/5 Stars The Blue Ox opened recently its doors in downtown Lynn and has quickly become a favorite in the area for their great food and ambience. It was recognized as Best New Restaurant – North of Boston by Boston Magazine’s BEST OF BOSTON 2009 and was featured on…

Happen’s Stance – Signs of Downtown

This first Happen’s Stance is going to begin with the issue that drew me into neighborhood and city politics. It is not something that should be on the top of Lynn’s list of priorities, and there are also people for whom this matters more than it should matter to me. And yet, when I first…

Dog Days of Summer Parade & Pageant

  Central Square Lynn, August 20, Third Thursdays presents the Dog Days of Summer Parade & Pageant. Bring your ‘best friend’ down to the 4th Annual Dog Days of Summer Parade & Pageant on Thursday, August 20, 2009 from 5-8 PM, brought to you by the Central Square Collaborative and The Daily Item/Itemlive.com. Dog owners…

Mexico Lindo

Review by LH contributor Raul C. Mexico Lindo is a small, inexpensive place with good food that actually tastes like something people would eat in Mexico. Here, I have found the type of food I grew up with – I am originally from Tampico, Mexico – and great service from the family that owns and…

Raw Arts Fills Empty Storefront with Signs of Awareness

Image Gallery  – From the write-up on the exhibit ‘AWARENESS TOWN, IN PROCESS’ “Over a 4 week period, 26 teenagers from the city of Lynn and surrounding communities collaborated to create this art installation. Houses were created to symbolically represent a universal community. The signage which hangs above ‘Awareness Town’ represents messages of importance to…