March Newsletter

BioConnects Community Leadership Summit

In partnership with BioConnects New England, the City of Lynn held a Community Leadership Summit to highlight our efforts to bring life sciences to our city and expand workforce opportunities for our residents.

We were joined by several organizations and representatives in the life sciences industry that support our vision and are ready to invest in bringing high-paying jobs to our large and ambitious workforce. This is exactly the kind of collaboration that we want to continue to showcase. These partners support our vision as we ensure our community receives the necessary tools for employment in this field that are key to our collective progress.

We remain committed and excited also to work alongside our community and local stakeholders as we bring new opportunities for our residents.

Thank you to all who attended!

To view the recording of the event, please click here.

Major Highlights

National Read Across America Day

Honored to have joined Sewell-Anderson, Shoemaker, and Drewicz for National Read Across America Day!

I visited classrooms to read books about the importance of working together in a community and trailblazing women in recognition of Women's History Month. The students had great questions and comments, and I was thrilled to provide autographs for the first time.

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day

Honored to have joined Camp Fire North Shore at Washington STEM for Absolutely Incredible Kid Day!

The youth of the City of Lynn is our future, our next generation of community leaders and we hold great pride in that. Our community is made up of bright, courageous, and determined students with great talent and drive that help shape the city every day. We appreciate that spaces like Camp Fire North Shore exist and allow our youth to form lasting friendships and participate in these programs and opportunities.

Meet & Greet with Chief Sullivan

It was great to have the community join Fire Chief Daniel Sullivan for a meet and greet session where we learned about his career, passion for public service, and vision for the Fire Department.

Thank you, Sewell-Anderson

A special thank you to Sewell-Anderson Kindergarten Room 204 for their kind remarks and amazing artwork!

It was a pleasure to join your class for National Read Across America Day and read about the importance of working together in a community.

Bigbelly Barrels & Lynn Youth Artists

We’re grateful to all the students who participated in our Bigbelly Barrels artwork project and for playing a key part in our City's efforts to be a greener community and reduce waste in our green spaces!

The Bigbelly barrels, which were purchased with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, will help to promote the City’s commitment to mitigating the ongoing trash problem and environmental justice in neighborhoods, while highlighting the creative talent of the youth in our community.

In January, my office launched a school district-wide project that invited students to electronically submit vibrant and creative designs for display on the barrels. This project aligns with both the City’s and Bigbelly’s mission of youth education and civic engagement as a tool for sustainability and reducing litter.

In total, 21 students’ artworks were chosen, representing St. Mary’s Elementary School, Pickering Middle School, Lynn English High School, and Lynn Vocational and Technical Institute.

Lynn Charger Youth Cheerleading

Congratulations to the Lynn Chargers Youth Cheerleading team on their great work at the American Youth Cheer Competition!

Your dedication and hardwork have inspired the City and we could not be more proud of all you have achieved.

Senior Center Updates

Our community came together to thank Chris Gomez for his outstanding service to the City and our seniors, as well as send him our best wishes for his next endeavors.

We are also grateful for Tania Freedman, who has stepped up as the interim Elder Services Director. Watching her engage with the seniors who attend the program, you can see how passionate she is about making their experience as positive and productive as possible!

Lt. Governor Driscoll Visits Lynn

We’re grateful to Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll for joining our office and local stakeholders to hear our vision for City and State partnership opportunities!

At this meeting, we discussed our goals for improving transportation, infrastructure, advancing environmental justice, education, and housing.

North Shore Matchmaker Event

The U.S. Small Businesses Administration (SBA) recently hosted their North Shore Matchmaker event at North Shore Community College, providing numerous resources and opportunities to our residents, small business owners, and aspiring entrepreneurs.

We take great pride in our small businesses here in the City of Lynn and events like these empower our residents to realize their dreams and assist businesses in finding success.

LEAD Safe Renovator Program

Congratulations to the Lynn Tech students on their completion of the LEAD Safe Renovator Program with LHAND!

This certification gives you all of the skills required to renovate, repair, and paint in a safe manner when dealing with hazards. I applaud you for taking the initiative to get training and to better prepare yourselves for the demands of your trade.

This program teaches valuable skills that will enable you to make the housing stock here in Lynn and beyond safer for our children and families.

Irish Flag Raising & St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

The City of Lynn was thrilled to observe Irish-American Heritage Month by celebrating Irish culture through festivities, stories, music, and great company.

We were also grateful to join Lynn’s leaders and residents at all the wonderful St. Patrick’s Day festivities across the city! Thank you to all who helped organize these events that allowed everyone to celebrate the culture and stories of our Irish community.

Special thanks to EDIC for cosponsoring the luncheon at the Senior Center and congratulations to LHAND on the return of their St. Patrick’s Day luncheon.

Greek Flag Raising

Wishing all with Greek heritage a Happy Greek Independence Day—especially those in our community who have made a tremendous impact in Lynn as our neighbors, leaders, and small business owners!

Action Civics Project Presentation with TMMS

Great work to Mr. Maus' 8th-grade class at Thurgood Marshall Middle School on their Action Civics Project presentation!

The students gave an overview of the issue of student vaping, shared results from their Lynn Youth Health Survey, and provided recommendations on how to combat this issue within school buildings, including the installation of new technology and sensors in bathrooms.

Major Updates

Pickering Middle School Building Project

On March 15th, the Pickering School Building Committee met and provided updates on the budget and location of the new Pickering Middle School Project.

Due to the increase in construction costs, an alternative option was proposed in place of the initial design and site shared in December of 2022.

The new design includes a five-story school, proposed to be located across the street from Magnolia Park in the lot beside Sisson Elementary School. By updating the site, the project's total cost would be reduced by roughly $30 million, and the city's out-of-pocket expense would be reduced by approximately $6 million. In addition, Magnolia Park would remain an open play area for students while remaining compliant with Article 97.

There will be a Pickering School Building Project Public Forum on Monday, April 10th at 6pm. For more details, click here.

To learn more about the Pickering Middle School Building Project, click here.

Workforce Development Efforts

Our administration is committed to strengthening Lynn's workforce through its development and the provision of accessible and equitable opportunities to workers, no matter their background.

The City of Lynn is currently developing a Workforce Development Plan.

In March, the Mayor's Office provided a presentation during a City Council meeting to share updates on these ongoing efforts.

To learn more, view the presentation here or read our press release here.

Affordable Housing Trust Fund

The Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) is working on a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to solicit applications for the initial $3.0 million in ARPA funding the Trust has.


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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City of Lynn Jobs

The City of Lynn currently has several job openings available for application.

To learn more or to apply, please visit the City's website!

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Spring Park Clean-Ups

There are plenty of ways for our residents to get involved this Spring to help care for the community and our green spaces!

We're excited to announce that we will be continuing our park clean-ups throughout the months of April, May, and June this year.

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Textile Waste Program

Join the City of Lynn to help reduce textile waste!

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National Public Health Week

Join the City of Lynn as we celebrate National Public Health Week in April!

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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

Lynn Has Designs on a Cleaner City

EDIC/Lynn Purchase Boston St. Medical Building

BioConnects New England & Lynn Host Inaugural Community Leadership Summit

Biotech Company Coming to Lynn

Engineers Suggest Site Change for New Pickering School

City Opens Doors to Life Sciences

Lynn's Workforce Development Plan Is Underway

March Gallery

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