October 2014
Lynn YMCA News!

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Lynn Youth Council
YMCA of Metro North – Lynn Branch

3 Month Free Membership For School Year 2014 - 2015

Click here to download a letter that entitles you to a free 3 month high school membership at the Lynn YMCA located at 20 Neptune Blvd., Lynn, MA. It is our goal to help all high school students incorporate healthy exercise habits into their lifestyle. This letter may only be used one time throughout your 4 years of High School, after that, students may continue coming by purchasing a high school membership – payment options are available.

Present the letter at the Lynn YMCA on any Monday or Wednesday afternoon by 3:30pm. The orientation begins at 3:30pm. Please bring this letter and a student ID or other photo ID. If you come on a day/time other than what is listed above you will be asked to return on another day.


Lynn Youth Council 2014-2015

The Lynn Youth Council invites applications to become a Youth Councilor.  New Councilors will begin their duties in January, 2015. The Youth Council consists of 18 members, selected from male and female applicants aged 12 – 19 in each of the city wards and at-large.  Candidates who are able to make the Youth Council their top extracurricular priority are preferred. 

January 2013
Happenings in the Mayor's Office!
mayors_office_Chief Carmondy and Dist. Chief Collier
March 2012
Congratulations to the St. Mary's MIAA State Champions!
St Mary's

Mayor Kennedy congratulates the St. Mary’s Boys Basketball Team in her office on March 27, 2012 for being the MIAA State Champions!
March 2012
Congratulations to a new Paramedic

Chief Carmody and Mayor Kennedy congratulate Patrick Pryck after being sworn in as a Lynn Fire Department Paramedic.
March 2012
Congratulations to the Lynn "Crusaders" !

Mayor Kennedy is pictured with the National Championship Lynn Chargers “Crusaders” Cheerleading squad. The girls went to Florida this past December and won the National Championship title in the Universal Cheerleading Association Competition.
*Community and Family Resource Fair*

Thursday, March 29, 2012 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Foyer of Lynn Vocational Technical Institute | Marshall Wharf Building
90 Commercial Street, Lynn, MA 01905

(all children must be accompanied by an adult)

Download Our Flyer In English and Spanish

Spring 2012
Lynn Arts
New Shows!
New Store!
The LynnArts Central Square
Ongoing events see below and check the Lynn Arts website.
Lynn Arts, Inc.
25 Exchange Street Lynn, MA
3rd Sunday of Every month
Susan Halter
Executive Director | LynnArts, Inc.
25 Exchange Street, Lynn MA 01901
781.598.5244 |

Two New Shows and a New Store Open at LynnArts

Mi Casa Es Tu Casa, Time Warner Gallery

Hyperconscious, Willow Community Gallery

Show dates: March 26-May 2, 2012

Mi Casa Es Tu Casa highlights the work of regional artists Judy Beals (Salem), Jane Coder (Durham NH), Jason Cruz (Salem), James Cuozzo (Lynn), Linda Germain (Haverhill), Leonel Mendez (Lynn) June Rhodes (Lynn) and Barry Ridlon (Lynn).  The show examines the idea of home and the many ways the feeling of home can be expressed; from an Andy Warhol-like painting of Goya Beans, to an abstract photo of a used drop cloth.  Best of Show James Cuozzo’s award winning entry is a complex abstracted ink drawing of West Lynn.

In the Time Warner Gallery Jenn Houle, Kim Blodgett, and Katherine Vetne present their work in Hyperconscious, a show that examines the precarious state of our social, emotional, and physical existence in our modern world. All three artists focus on process and material as languages for discussing contemporary culture and the state of our modern world. The use of paper, in particular, is essential to all three artists; it acts as a transient vehicle for acknowledging shared concepts of change and temporality. Kim relays her message by weaving an acutely self-aware statement of her flaws, fears, and dreams. Katherine’s work takes on the mania of asserting her position in society while opposing the constraints of that society. Jenn examines our shared relationship to the evolved world, addressing mortality, chance, and humanity’s miniscule blip in our sublimely vast natural world.

Hyperconscious will be on view at the Willow Community Gallery in Lynn, MA from March 26-May 16, 2012.

25 Exchange, The Store for Local Arts | Opening Saturday, March 31

LynnArts is pleased to announce the opening of a year round gift shop in our gallery.  The shop will display a changing variety of handcrafted gifts including fine jewelry, cards, pottery and paintings.  All of the work for sale in the shop comes from Massachusetts artists, many of whom are locally based.  The shop will be open M, T, W, F 10-4, and Thursdays 10-8.  Open Saturdays during scheduled gallery openings.

Artists currently exhibiting:

Jeff Bowie, the Picklepot Studio, Salem, MA – earrings and necklaces crafted from watch parts
Shelagh Costello, SC Textiles, Swampscott, MA – note cards, bags, and key rings
Candice Cruz, Shortcakes, Arlington, MA – handcrafted note cards
The Highlands Coalition, Organic Tomato Sauce, Lynn, MA
Pamela Haley, Thistle House Jewelry, Marblehead, MA – 14k jewelry
Joanna Hatzelamprou, John’s Ceramic Studio, Lynn, MA – platters, teapots
Jo Harris, JoJos Gems, Boston, MA – unique and affordable earrings
Happy Owl Glassworks, Concord, MA – jewelry and nightlights
Arlette Laan, Fiber Creations, Lowell, MA – coasters and squeeze dolls
Elise Mankes, fine arts jeweler, Salem, MA – herbal and floral jewelry
D. Smilia Marvosh, Stranded in Time, Swampscott, MA – fine jewelry
Heather Micka-Smith, Bacon House Bags, Lynn, MA – unique pocketbooks
Nadine Mitchell, All Buttoned Up, Lynn, MA – pins made from vintage buttons
Chikako Mukai, Chikako Designs, Arlington, MA – headbands, cell phone holders, glasses cases, sachets
Laurie Preble, Luxxables, Lynn, MA – unique beaded letter wall art
Barry Ridlon, artist oil paintings, Lynn, MA – tabletop oil paintings
Lindsey Ruane, Freshly Baked, Somerville, MA – confectionary jewelry


Winter 2012
Pine Hill Little Leage
2012 Pine Hill Little League Clinics, Tryouts and Fundraiser

Pine Hill Little League 2012 Season Announcements
BASEBALL/SOFTBALL CLINICS At the Lynn Tech Field house

Refresher clinics and tryouts for the upcoming season! All ages welcome!

March Clinics and TryOuts: 9 AM - 12 PM | Sun. March 4 Clinic
Sun. March 11 TryOuts | 9am – 10:30am Tryouts: ALL MAJORS
10:30am – 12pm Tryouts: ALL UPPER MINOR
Sun. March 18 9am – 12pm Clinic

Please be on time!! Be sure to bring gloves & sneakers! ~ *Volunteer parents welcomed* ~
(& bring your gloves too!)

*ALL volunteers, MUST fill out a 2012 CORI form

For more information go to:

(Sponsored by Pine Hill Little League 2012)

Fall 2011
Reinstatement of School Resource Officers

The Lynn Police Department is pleased to announce the reinstatement of the School Resource Officers (SRO’s) into the Lynn Public Schools effective Monday, October 31. Lynn Police Chief Kevin Coppinger has consulted with Superintendent Latham regarding the placement of these officers. The decision was made to place three SRO’s into three Middle Schools throughout the City. Research has shown that in today’s world the Middle School environment is considered the best place for SRO’s to interact in the best way possible with today’s youth.

The School Resource Officer Program is a collaborative effort between the Lynn Police and the Lynn Public Schools. The presence of a School Resource Officer is an important step in increasing school safety. The uniformed officer assigned to the school will create a setting that is safe and secure, with a focus on prevention and early intervention activities.

The School Resource Officers will work as part of the school staff and interact daily with the students in a number of ways both inside and outside the classrooms. SRO’s will receive specialized training in anti-gang, anti-drug, and bullying prevention initiatives as well as conflict resolution and other applicable topics.

Mayor Judith Kennedy said, “I am very pleased that Chief Coppinger was able to put the School Resource Officers in place sooner than we had anticipated. The SRO’s that will be starting all have great backgrounds working with adolescents and are highly capable of working with students in the Lynn Public Schools.”

JULY 2011

The Lynn Auditorium Makes News!

Click here to visit the full article online at Northshore Life magazine.
Giving Props To Our Theaters | Northshore Life Magazine
By Meg Quinn-Deboer | July 2011

Primarily known for classic rock concerts featuring headliners like Kansas and Foreigner, the surprisingly grand Lynn Auditorium also hosts comics, including Bill Cosby and Howie Mandel, as well as community dance recitals and family movies. Built in 1948 inside Lynn City Hall the 2,100-seat auditorium fell into disrepair in the late 1980s. In 2002, James Marsh, the community development director and general manager of Lynn Auditorium, realized the potential for the immense space and started showing family movies there. He saw it as a way to bring the community together while giving kids something to do.

“The kids came down in droves for free movies and popcorn. They loved it,” he recalls. Under Marsh’s leadership and guidance, the auditorium underwent an extreme makeover, which included replacing everything from the seat cushions, the carpet, the curtains and rigging to the house lights and the sound system. The refurbished auditorium celebrated its grand reopening in October 2006. Marsh envisions bigger and better things for the auditorium. “I see it going further and Mayor Kennedy sees it going further, too. She’s one of our biggest supporters and patrons. Ideally, she would like to see it air conditioned.”

June 2010

Matt's Place

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The Globe North Article
Quadriplegic Attempts Guinness World Record

Lynn resident Matt Eddy and founder of Matt’s Place Inc., will attempt to set a new Guinness Book World Record traveling across the country by wheelchair.

Mr. Eddy will depart from Red Rock Park at Lynn Beach at 10AM on June 5, 2010.  He’ll travel on back roads across the country until he reaches The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.  His goal is to cross the United States in the shortest time by wheelchair while collecting $1  from 1 million people.  The journey is estimated to take 120 days.  The funds raised will support programs provided by Matt's Place Inc. 

All donations are tax deductible and can be made payable to Matt's Place Inc. PO Box 305 Lynn, MA 01903 or online at

About Matt’s Place Inc.

Matt's Place Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps people with severe physical disabilities, yet who are intellectually capable, live independently in the community.  Matt's Place provides housing, caregiver training and scheduling, community education and awareness.  

For additional information, contact:Executive Director - Ron Steenbruggen
Address: P.O. Box 305, Lynn, Ma. 01903
Main Phone Number: 1-888-70-MATTS (62887) or 781-581-2205
Main Email:

May 2010 Champ Visits The Mayor

Lynn native and USA National Golden Gloves Champion, Ronald Ellis (on the left) and his trainer, Alex Rivera, made a special visit to City Hall and visited with Mayor Kennedy.

January 2010

Lynn Firefighter Deployed To Haiti

Lynn Firefighter Paramedic Thomas Hines, a Team member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Natural Disaster, has been deployed to Haiti to assist the victims of the Earthquake.

Archive 2009

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"Thomas W. Angelucci Circle" Dedication

Starting back in the sixties, Tom placed saw horses in the center of the intersection to prevent accidents that he would witness in front of his house.  As the story goes, the Police Department was investigating where the saw horses came from.  He never came forward for fear of being arrested.  The police did conclude that it was a great idea and did direct the traffic preventing accidents.  Eventually, a hot top island was installed.

For over 30 years, Tom has been placing decorations on the island.  With each season, more decorations appeared.  At one point, an extension cord could be seen running from his house across the street lighting the festive scene. He approached the City to install water and electricity.  With the help and financial support of friends and neighbors, he turned this labor of love into a tradition that will long be remembered. 

Mr. Angelucci’s merrymaking didn’t stop with the island.  He is in the record books for having the oldest continuously running barber shop in America.  His father had started the barber shop on Lewis Street.  One of the main attractions was a horse from a carousel dating back to the 1800’s.  People would travel far and wide to have a photo taken on the horse for a child’s first haircut.

Senators Tom McGee, Councilors Darren Cyr, and Billy Trahant were in attendance and spoke of the fond memories they had for Tom, now 90 years old, and the happiness he had brought to the neighborhood. Mayor Clancy concluded the ceremony wishing Mr. Angelucci good health and a big thank you from the citizens of Lynn.  What a great day indeed. 

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