February Newsletter

State of the City Address

The state of our city is strong. The future of our city is bright.

Both of those statements are true because of the strength of our people. They are true even in the face of the many challenges we face and because we are 14 square miles teeming with determination to overcome those challenges.

Thank you for a strong and successful first year together. Let’s have another one in 2023.

To watch or read the State of the City Address, please click here!

Major Highlights

Aborn Read-a-Thon

Special thanks to Aborn Elementary School for inviting me to partake in this year’s Annual Read-a-Thon!

I had a lot of fun reading “Wolf” to students and answering their great questions about my role as Mayor.

FOLNB Meeting

I was pleased to join the Friends of Lynn & Nahant Beach (FOLNB) for a discussion of the King’s Beach Steering Committee’s recent efforts to mitigate the water quality issues, including a proposal for UV disinfection and an overview of a letter written by our office, in partnership with the Town of Swampscott, on behalf of the committee that seeks state and federal opportunities.

Dominican Republic Independence Day Celebration

We are grateful to the team at the Senior Center for organizing such a lively event to celebrate and honor our City's strong ties to Dominican culture.

Dominican Republic Flag Raising

We hope all with Dominican heritage had a great Dominican Independence Day—especially those in our community who have made a tremendous impact in Lynn as our neighbors, leaders, elected officials, and small business owners!

Celebrating Black History Month

Grateful for the work and leadership of the team in Lynn, particularly the Black History Month Planning Committee, for their events to elevate and honor Black History Month.

Our community came together to celebrate and learn about Black history in the City, a movie screening for children and families, and a vendor fair to uplift Black-owned businesses.

Celebrating the Black community should happen every day and we thank all of you for joining us.

Website Redesign Focus Group

In February, our office held two of four Website Redesign Focus Groups.

At these sessions, we were joined by members of our senior community and general residents, who shared their thoughts on the current website and their vision for the new one. Additionally, we gave an overview of our Website Feedback Form.

Major Updates

King's Beach Letter

Our office, in partnership with the Town of Swampscott, wrote a letter on behalf of the King's Beach Steering Committee to ask for state and federal support in our ongoing efforts to mitigate the water quality issues at King’s Beach, as well as your leadership to identify state and federal funding with our goals to implement technology geared to disinfect the water pollution.

To read the full letter, please click here.

ARPA-Funded Parks

One of the Nicholson Administration's top priorities is to significantly upgrade outdated park equipment, as well as promote accessibility to green space across the City. The City of Lynn is currently on track to improve and replace facilities at six parks across the community.

The City has allocated $16M toward park improvements at six parks: Breed Park, Gallagher Park, Keaney Park, Kiley Park, Lynn Woods, and McManus Park.

The goal is to improve and replace the existing facilities on each of the six parks, maximizing community benefits through efficient spending. The City is seeking input on the initial plans, concepts, and designs on the ARPA-Funded Parks Improvement Feedback Form.

Community Leadership Summit

The City of Lynn and BioConnects New England will host our inaugural Community Leadership Summit on March 8th. This event aims to engage with local leaders, stakeholders, and community groups on how best to engage and share information about the biotech industry, biomanufacturing, and the opportunities available to residents, regardless of degree or professional experience.

Attendees will learn more about the biotech readiness of the City of Lynn, pathways to careers in these industries, and hear presentations by Mayor Jared C. Nicholson, Jared Auclair of BioConnects New England/Northeastern University, and Christine Bolzan of Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI).

Lynn will be the first of a series of community leadership events BioConnects New England has planned across the region.

To RSVP for the event, please click here!


Ward 6 Community Meeting

Mayor Nicholson will be joining Councilor Fred Hogan for a Ward 6 Community Meeting. This will be a virtual meeting that will take place on April 6th at 6pm.

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Meet & Greet with Chief Sullivan

Join our City's new Fire Chief Daniel Sullivan for a meet and greet and brief Q&A session with the community on Tuesday, March 7th at 6pm in the Lynn Auditorium.

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Public Health Department's Vaccine Clinics

The Public Health Department offers frequent opportunities to receive Flu and COVID-19 vaccinations. Their upcoming clinic date is Monday, March 6th from 4pm-6pm.

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Planning Department's Newsletter

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Office Hours

The Nicholson Administration hosts monthly Office Hours for Lynn residents. To view available dates or to sign-up, click the link below.

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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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In the Media

Workforce Development Efforts in Lynn

February Gallery

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