August Newsletter

Thank You, Dr. Tutwiler

Thank you Superintendent Tutwiler for your unwavering commitment to the students, educators, and community that make up the Lynn Public Schools and for inspiring and challenging our entire City to pursue the LPS values of inclusiveness, shared responsibility, collaborative relationships, and inspiring lifelong learning by the nature of your transformative leadership and daily example.

Over the past 7 years, it has been such a privilege to become your friend and to work with you on the school committee. You are a role model and inspiration to not only me but all of Lynn.

We will miss you but I am confident that you have left LPS in a better place.

Major Highlights

Lynnside Out

Thank you to everyone who attended Lynnside Out and made the festival extra special. Our community came together to meet with City departments, learn more about city-wide initiatives, and share their vision for Lynn.

A lot of hard work went into the planning of Lynnside Out, particularly with the Planning Department and the Creative Collective, and RAW Art Works.  

We hope that with Lynnside Out, more residents feel welcome to visit City Hall and seek the resources they may need!

LCHC Pharmacy Groundbreaking Ceremony

In celebration of National Health Center Week, Lynn Community Health Center held a groundbreaking ceremony to announce their expansion, with a brand new pharmacy to serve our community.

It’s a privilege to have Lynn Community Health Center in our City and the services they provide for all of our residents, expanding on the need for equitable, affordable health care and resources regardless of background or income.

Thank you to the LCHC team for their continuous hard work and effort to push for comprehensive health care of the highest quality for Lynn!

The Food Project Visit

I am so grateful to Attorney General Maura Healey and the Lynn State Delegation for joining us on the tour of the Lynn Tech Community Garden and speaking on important topics such as food injustice and food insecurity with the Food Project.

The Food Project is an asset to our community that provides fresh produce and helps supply Lynn’s Farmer’s Market. The hard work of the organization and its youth workers has been recognized by the Office of the Attorney General and will be awarded the Healthy Youth Grant!

Congressman Moulton Visits Lynn

Congressman Seth Moulton and I visited several Lynn sites that may potentially be included in FY23 Community Project Funding which prioritizes youth homelessness, infrastructure upgrades, and veterans services.

Special thanks to the Haven Project for allowing us to visit their space and discuss their Catalyst Housing Initiative, which aims to provide supportive housing program opportunities for our City's low-income youth.

Photo Credit: Hoana Lobato

Greater Lynn Babe Ruth Baseball Team

Congratulations to the Greater Lynn Babe Ruth Baseball team on representing New England in the Babe Ruth World Series. The City is so proud of all your accomplishments!

Meet & Greet

Thank you to the team at the Rainbow ADHC of Lynn-Bayon Center for having me for a Meet & Greet with the Khmer and Haitian community! It was a pleasure to see you all, watch you participate in fun activities, and answer your questions.

The Center is a wonderful example of a thriving, multi-cultural space that is an asset to our City and represents the best of what Lynn has to offer.

Major Accomplishments

Trash & Litter Updates

The City of Lynn is taking action to create a cleaner community. Since taking office in January, I have made cleaning up the city’s streets and parks a priority. My administration is excited to share some of the latest initiatives to help combat the trash and litter issue, such as:

  • Improving outreach to residents and businesses about enforcing overflowing dumpsters
  • Investing in new equipment and personnel within the Department of Public Works (DPW)
  • Working with regional partners to identify best practices and potential resources to address the issues
  • Additional waste receptacles were added in parks and high-traffic areas and cameras were installed to monitor city parking lots
  • Park clean-ups for the summer and fall seasons
  • Prevention and awareness through increasing communication on social media about litter initiatives, as well as information about ticketing and towing during street sweeping
  • Outreach efforts in Lynn Public Schools

To see the full list, please click here!

Boards & Commissions

In the month of August, we announced applications for four boards and commissions, including the Superintendent Search Committee.

The other boards and commissions include the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, Human Rights Commission, and Grand Army of the Republic Hall (GAR) & Museum Board of Trustees.

The application for the Human Rights Commission is currently still open and the deadline to apply is September 30.

To stay updated with boards and commission applications and announcements, please visit the City's website.

New Pickering Middle School Building Project Website

We’re excited to announce a brand new website for the Pickering Middle School Building Project! The website shares the project overview, timeline, the current project team, upcoming events, and more.

To stay updated with the New Pickering Middle School Project, please visit the website here!

Cook Street Park

In early August, the Department of Public Works and Department of Community Development announced that a new playspace would be built at Cook Street Park.

We are so grateful for the hard work of the Department of Public Works, Department of Community Development, Councilor Starbard, Kaboom, Carmax, Beyond Walls, and all the volunteers for delivering a new and transformed Cook Street Park!

Having outdoor spaces like these for our neighborhoods to come together is a huge benefit for the entire City and we want to thank everyone who made this possible.


Drought Watch

The City of Lynn is currently in "Drought Watch" status. Massachusetts is experiencing critical drought conditions due to minimal precipitation and high temperatures.

We are encouraging residents to participate in water conservation practices to help preserve water and counter shortages in the water supply.

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Midyear Check-in

In August, the Nicholson Administration celebrated over half a year in office. The Daily Item covered a story highlighting our accomplishments and overall vision for Lynn.

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American Artist Appreciation Month

In celebration of American Artist Appreciation Month, the City of Lynn invited Lynn's talented community to submit their artwork! The art submissions can be found on the City of Lynn's official social media pages.

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Human Rights Commission

We are currently seeking volunteer applicants who are interested in serving on the Lynn Human Rights Commission.

The commission’s mission is to work towards achieving mutual respect and understanding among all individuals and groups in the City of Lynn, improving the quality of public discourse, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The commission does this through educational programs, collaboration with community groups, and resolving complaints through negotiation.

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Fall Park Clean-Ups

We are excited to announce that the Department of Public Work's seasonal park clean-ups has returned for the months of September, October, and November!

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Former Newsletters

All of our office's monthly newsletters are available on the City's website, in case you missed a newsletter or want to check back on a previous newsletter.

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August Gallery

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