Letter to the Editor

KIPP proposal raises questions To the Editor: The proposal by the renowned KIPP Academy to build their new facility on one of the finest scenic and historic parcels in Lynn has raised so many questions.   Among these include the following: How can so many adults in charge be so callous as to usurp the…

Photos: Dog Days of Summer 2010

This year’s annual Dog Days of Summer Parade and Pageant was held August 19th at Red Rock Park in conjunction with a Friends of Lynn & Nahant Beach Concert Series performance by the Mary Beth Maes Band. The complete story should go to the paper that sponsors the event. Here, are photos of pets and…

Photos: Stone Tower Ceremony on Aug 13th, 2010

On Friday, August 13th, 2010 Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, the Office of Economic and Community Development and Friends of Lynn Woods hosted a re-dedication ceremony for the Stone Tower in Lynn Woods. The renovation was made possible through generous private donations, grants, and in particular, the Richardson family who gave $125,000 in memory of the…

Kids Explore at LynnArts

By William J. Dowd Over the past four years “Art Explorers” have descended upon LynnArts for participation in a week long program educating area youth on a broad range of visual and performing arts. Had you been at the agency’s 25 Exchange Street location last Friday, you would’ve been swimming with swaying seaweed, floating jellyfish,…

Letter to the editor

Willoughby Moment There is an episode from Rod Serlings’ The Twilight Zone whereby a man taking a train home from work in NYC to Connecticut falls “asleep” and wakes up in the 1890’s in a small town called Willoughby where it is always summer, town fairs reign supreme, large wheel bicycles cruise the streets, and…

City Council 8-10-10

City Council Video from August 10th, 2010 There may be a brief commercial in the beginning. The noise you hear in the background is a fan. It is turned down later in the meeting as the Council Chamber cools. Local coupons from Money Mailer!

Arts After Hours comes to Lynn Museum Park Aug 12th

Looking to promote the already growing scene in Downtown Lynn and to showcase area talent and businesses, active residents Jocelyn Almy-Testa, Corey Jackson, and Seth Albaum have come up with a new independent series of events under the name, Arts After Hours. The name is, in part, a reaction to those who have commented online…

Artist Profiles: Joshua and Jacob Santa-Cruz

by Seth Albaum Local brothers combine a love for comics, sci-fi and anime into a variety of work and a web site and illustration business called strange-daze.net. I sat down with Lynn artists and brothers Josh and Jake for a conversation on the patio of Walnut Street Cafe to find out more. And to know…

Work by Men

The Little Gallery Under The Stairs will unveil its latest exhibition this Saturday, July 31st from 3-5pm, featuring art exclusively by men. It’s a new and bold step for the 25 Exchange Street gallery, also known for its series, “VOICES: Mothers Who Create” and other feminine explorations. And for a gallery known to attract artists…

Photos of Hodgepodge 2010

This is LynnHappens’ largest photo gallery yet, with 110 images. The eight hour music festival was organized by Dean Albert of This Day in History and Dom Landry of Slurm and held at the Lynn Woods Ampitheater near the Pennybrook Road entrance on July 25th, 2010. The lineup included Slurm, This Day in History, Fiddlehead,…

Highlights from Lynn Blogs

Bloggers making a difference edition: Lynn Blog readers are no doubt aware of recent efforts to improve conditions at the Central Square Commuter Rail station and garage. Here is a follow up from The Lynn Experiment and one from Downtownlynn after a meeting held Tuesday, July 13th in the Lynn Police Headquarters Community Room. Posts…