April Newsletter

For the month of April, my administration is launching our first-ever issue of a monthly newsletter! Scroll down to see some of the major highlights, accomplishments, and announcements in the Mayor's Office and the City of Lynn.

100 Days List

Mayor Nicholson celebrates 100 days in office!

On January 3rd, I entered City Hall with an expansive agenda that included forward-thinking leadership and inclusive growth. On April 13th, I celebrated my first 100 days as Mayor of the City of Lynn. Click the "100 Days List" button to see a list of 100 achievements, accomplishments, and activities done over the span of my administration's first 100 days! This list has been achieved through close collaboration of the community and stakeholders. We look forward to continuing our leadership in the City!

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Major Highlights

Student Government Day

On April 5th, the City hosted its annual Student Government Day with students from each of Lynn high school’s participating. I had the privilege to partake and watch our students participate in such an immersive experience, be civically engaged and learn firsthand about local government. Thank you to the students for engaging in empowering conversations and sharing their voices, views, and visions for a better future. I would also like to say thank you to my hardworking staff, elected officials, City Hall employees, and the volunteers who helped make today extra special.

Vision Lynn Launch

What is your vision for the future of Lynn? In April, we kicked off Vision Lynn, the City’s first-ever comprehensive plan! The plan will establish a twenty-year vision for Lynn, including shared community goals and values, and knit together past, present, and future initiatives covering the entire city, from downtown to its many unique neighborhoods. Your voice is integral to this planning process — you can help envision and shape key development policies guiding future community-driven growth in the city. Together, we’ll craft an exciting vision and strong roadmap for the future of Lynn!

Neighborhood Clean-Up

Henry and I had a great time at the Kiley Park clean-up, which kickstarted the City’s neighborhood clean-up efforts. It was amazing to see community members of all ages come together to help keep our City clean and litter-free. Thank you to the diligent volunteers and organizers who worked incredibly hard to make a visible environmental difference.

Community-wide clean-ups will be happening throughout the months of April, May, and June. Be sure to visit the City's website or social media pages to stay updated!

City Hall Interpreters

The interpreters in City Hall are here to serve the community and to encourage our residents to visit, no matter what language they speak.

This initiative for interpretation services for the next three years is aimed at assisting us to reach a broad range of residents throughout the ARPA outreach process and providing language access to our diverse community.

Here is how the interpreters can help:

• In-person/ live interpretation services for residents (you can also call their phones)

• Live interpretation via phone or through a resident follow up

Senator Warren Collaboration

I joined Senator Warren, the Lynn State delegation, several members of the state legislature, and other local Mayors and officials to discuss the urgent need for the electrification of the Newburyport-Rockport line. The electrification of the Commuter Rail will advance equitable transportation and will bring forth reliable, more accessible, and safer forms of transportation for our community. I look forward to continuing our work together, with a shared vision of equitable solutions to improving our infrastructure and transportation justice.

Welcoming Dr. Heineman

The City of Lynn is happy to welcome Dr. William Heineman to North Shore Community College as the institution’s fifth President. I look forward to working with him to continue to provide educational opportunities for the residents of Lynn.

Major Accomplishments


My office and I worked with the City Council to adopt an ordinance approving the use of recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology as part of a citywide effort to invest in the life sciences sector. The ordinance calls for the creation of the Lynn Biosafety Committee (LBC), which would be responsible for overseeing and creating the policies related to the use of rDNA in the City, approving and reviewing permits, overseeing and reviewing worker training and manuals, and developing procedures related to violations of the ordinance.

I am excited to share that this ordinance passed in the month of April!

Senior Center

My office and I worked with the Council on Aging and City Council, particularly Councilor Chakoutis, to obtain a Senior Center on Friend Street. The City of Lynn has never owned or operated its own Senior Center. This location will be a central location for seniors to meet, interact, access services, and partake in activities that are age and culturally appropriate. Multi-cultural and multi-lingual activities will include, but not be limited to bingo, musical performances, exercise programs, arts and crafts, and health and nutritional counseling. This Senior Center will be an integral part of Lynn’s community and serve an incredibly vulnerable population with a variety of needs that have only been exacerbated over the past two years while being isolated during the pandemic.

I’m grateful to the City Council for collaborating to make this space a possibility and to the Director of Elder Services, Chris Gomez and his team on all of their hard work. We’re excited to get this space open and activated!

Development Team

My office and I proposed a resolution, which was unanimously passed by the City Council, that formalizes the process for relevant City departments to collaborate on the review of new development projects. The goal is to streamline the process for property owners, business owners, developers, companies or organizations interested in doing business in the City, while maximizing City resources. 

The resolution establishes a Development Team including representatives of the Mayor, Ward Councilor where the proposed is located, EDIC, Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development (LHAND), Planning department, the Inspectional Services, and Community Development. The Development Team will consult other departments as necessary, including DPW, Water & Sewer, Police and Fire.



Are you interested in submitting an ARPA proposal project or suggestion but have questions? The City of Lynn will be hosting several community workshops to provide assistance with developing and submitting project ideas.

ARPA Website


In January, the City of Lynn announced a COVID-19 emergency relief package for small businesses funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). So far, we have distributed over $2 million to our local small businesses! There are still grants available.

Small Business Grant


In celebration of National Poetry Month, the City of Lynn hosted a virtual poetry project inviting residents to record themselves reading or performing a poem. The video submissions can be found on the City of Lynn's official social media pages.

Lynn Poetry Project


The MBTA has announced that they are planning significant improvements to the Lynn Commuter Rail Station.

Lynn Commuter Rail Station


We listened to your feedback from the Kick-off Survey 1 and would love to continue crafting a vision for Lynn together with you. Participate in our citywide Vision Crafting Survey to review draft vision statements and give input on our city’s values by clicking the button below!

Take the Survey


The City of Lynn currently has several job openings available for application. To learn more or to apply, please visit the City's website!

City of Lynn Jobs Posting

April Gallery

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