May Newsletter

Statements regarding Uvalde & Buffalo Mass Shootings

In response to the Uvalde, Texas mass shooting, students from Lynn high schools marched to City Hall in protest of gun violence. I want to commend the students for their courage in making their voices heard, sharing their stories, and urging the federal government to prioritize the lives of children and pass common-sense gun laws that will help keep schools and communities safe. I was proud to welcome them to City Hall, listen to their concerns, and support their aims to be able to feel safe in school.

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Our hearts go out to the victims, families, and community of the devastating mass shooting that took place in Buffalo, New York. Hate has no place in this world and will not be tolerated in our community. We must continue our efforts to stand against anti-Black racism and condemn white supremacy.

Major Highlights

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ARPA Workshops

In the month of May, the Mayor's Office hosted several ARPA workshops for the community to attend. 

We want to thank all who attended our workshops and helped spread the word! Our team was excited to hear residents’ visions and project suggestions for the City and help them fill out project applications.

There is still time to fill out the City’s ARPA project proposals and project suggestions! To learn more, be sure to visit Lynn's ARPA website.

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Students Civics Day

Throughout the school year, 8th and 10th-grade students participated in the Generation Citizens project. Each of the students has worked incredibly hard on their projects and we are grateful for their commitment to engaging with the community about the issues they care most about.

About 24 projects were featured during the Civic Day of 2022, which centered on numerous topics like mental health and gun laws. We were excited to have the students at City Hall, where we are inspired by the impact of youth-led change, especially for our City. The City of Lynn encourages all of its students to continue actively engaging in issues they care about. We are counting on their leadership as the next generation, and their perspective as students and activists in the community to push our City forward.

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HKS Final Presentation

On May 5th, Harvard Kennedy School students gave their final presentation on their semester-long project on the potential for inclusionary zoning in Lynn. This study provides the City with valuable information related to leveraging market-rate development to create affordable housing.

As we continue to explore inclusionary zoning, the City is in the process of hiring a consultant to do a more comprehensive inclusionary zoning financial feasibility analysis.


Senior Center Now Open

The Lynn Senior Center is now open to the public and has hosted several events in May, with summer-themed events happening throughout June. 

I am so excited for the future of the Senior Center, and I know through community collaboration, we will be able to build a beautiful new home that our Lynn seniors deserve and worked hard for.

To stay updated with the Senior Center, follow them on social media or visit the Elder Services webpage.

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River & Burns Development

Lynn Housing Authority and Development's recent development project, River/Burns, is a great example of the kind of development we are looking for in the City of Lynn. These sort of projects enriches a neighborhood with thoughtful planning that creates a project with the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.

Many thanks to the leadership behind this project! I hope to see more housing opportunities come to Lynn to broaden our inventory of beautiful, accessible living.


Lynn Fireworks Celebration

The annual Lynn Fireworks Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 10th from 3:00PM-6:00PM. This event is a fundraiser for the Lynn Fireworks show, which will be held on July 3rd.

The City of Lynn is currently seeking sponsorships and donations to help fund the Fireworks display. To donate, please click here

Major Accomplishments


Community-wide Clean-ups

In the month of April, the City of Lynn announced a series of community-wide clean-ups. So far, we have held eight clean-ups, with more to come in the month of June! 

The Mayor's Office has been attending the clean-ups and has enjoyed our time working with the community as a collaborative effort to keep Lynn clean and litter-free.

Community-wide clean-ups will continue throughout the month of June. Be sure to visit the City's website to find the schedule or the City's social media pages to stay updated!

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OPM Selection Meeting

The Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) Selection Committee, a subcommittee of the Pickering School Building Committee, meets frequently to discuss the rebuilding of Pickering Middle School. In May, the OPM Selection Committee selected an Owner’s Project Manager for the Pickering Middle School Building Project. The Committee reviewed a number of proposals and conducted interviews with three short-listed firms. There will be pending MSBA approval in early June and Leftfield will serve as the OPM for the Pickering project.

Be sure to visit the New Pickering Middle School Building Project webpage to stay updated with meetings and news!

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First Round of ARPA Proposals

My administration has been committed to hearing from residents to help decide what initiatives and priorities to undertake with ARPA funds. In April, we asked residents to submit an ARPA proposal project or suggestion. The first found of ARPA proposals, to be reviewed by July, has ended and we received more than 60 suggestions from community members. There is still time to submit an ARPA proposal project or suggestion for the fall round.


Western Avenue Improvement Project

There will be a Western Avenue Roadway Improvement Project Meeting on Wednesday, June 8th at 6pm to discuss the improvement of close to 2 miles of Western Avenue from Centre Street to Eastern Avenue.

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Lynn Water & Sewer Commission

The City of Lynn is currently seeking applicants who are interested in serving on the Lynn Water & Sewer Commission. Please note that this is to apply to serve on the commission, not a job position.

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Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Project

In celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the City of Lynn invited Lynn's AAPI community to record themselves sharing what they love about their culture! The video submissions can be found on the City of Lynn's official social media pages.

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Youth Summer Jobs & Programs

The Department of Public Works and Parks and Recreation has announced more youth summer job positions, as well as youth summer programs!

Apply Now

Vision Lynn Survey

We used ideas from over 900 Lynners who participated in our last survey to start developing a vision statement for the future of Lynn as part of our comprehensive plan, Vision Lynn. Take the citywide Vision Crafting Survey by clicking the button below!

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Lynn Home-ARP Allocation Plan Community Forums

The City of Lynn has received $3.34 million in HOME American Rescue Plan Program (HOME-ARP) funds. We are inviting residents to participate in two community forums to discuss the allocation of these funds.

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