September Newsletter

Community Outreach Public Forum

Following the recent tragic violence that has rocked our community, the Mayor’s Office held a community outreach forum with opportunities for residents to connect with local organizations, community resources, and supports. The event was also be a space to mourn, reflect, process, and discuss next steps.

I want to thank everyone who showed up to our Community Outreach Public Forum on September 15th.

Many residents shared their feedback and questions, which we will use to guide the way in which the City expands, enhances, and improves our services and programs.

The City of Lynn is committed to working with the community to prioritize public safety and provide positive alternatives for our youth.

Major Highlights

Testifying before the Joint Committee on Education

In September, I was joined by Representative Cahill, Dr. Alvarez, Lynn Teachers Union President Sheila O'Neil, and other Gateway City mayors to testify before the Joint Committee on Education on the challenges associated with the construction and rehabilitation of school facilities particularly in Gateway Cities.

Together, we voiced our support for S. 251 & H. 441 An Act Modernizing School Construction, which would reform the funding formula of school-construction funding through the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) and ensure our City and students receive equitable opportunities in education.

National Recovery Month

The community gathered at City Hall in observance of National Recovery Month Celebration for the City of Lynn, organized by the Department of Public Health.

National Recovery Month celebrates individuals during their long-term recoveries and those beginning their recovery journey. We greatly appreciate all the organizations, agencies, and residents who joined us in supporting those in recovery and remembering the lives lost to substance use disorder.

It is truly a community effort to increase public awareness and education surrounding mental health and the path to recovery. We are grateful for the dedicated service providers and community leaders who work to promote recovery programs and resources for residents and make recovery in all its forms possible.

Anti-Gun Violence Walk

The City came together to march in solidarity for the victims and families impacted by the recent acts of gun violence and to underscore our shared belief that violence has no home here in Lynn.

Thank you to LYSOA, Stop the Violence, and Mothers Against Violence for organizing this march and for all the participants, who are crucial to generating momentum in our collaborative efforts to end gun violence and show our young people that there are positive alternatives.

Lynnside Out

Thank you to everyone who attended Lynnside Out this year and made the festival extra special. Our community came together to meet with City departments, learn more about city-wide initiatives and projects, and connect with community resources in Lynn.

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

East Lynn Little League

Congratulations to the East Lynn Little League baseball team and the hardworking coaches on such a milestone!

Your dedication and hard work have inspired the City and we cannot be more proud of all you have achieved this season.

LHAND's Family Self-Sufficieny Program

Congratulations to the recent graduates of the Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program.

These participants demonstrated outstanding dedication to developing the skills necessary to achieve financial stability and improved credit scores.

Visit to Lynn's Wastewater Treatment Facility

Pleased to have joined Councilor Hogan at the City’s water treatment facility with Councilor Hogan, where I met the hardworking team and witnessed their day-to-day duties. I am extremely appreciative of all of their efforts to ensure our water supply is safe for our community.

Celebrating 5 Years with Rainbow ADHC

Grateful to have joined the team at Rainbow ADHC of Lynn-Bayon Center in celebrating their 5-year anniversary and for their unwavering support of our Khmer and Haitian communities!

Guatemalan Flag Raising

The Guatemalan community gathered at City Hall to celebrate Guatemalan Independence Day and the significance of their culture and impact in the City of Lynn.

Thank you to all the organizers who worked tirelessly to deliver a special event with great music and performances.

Major Updates

Moody's Upgrade

Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the City of Lynn's issuer and general obligation limited tax (GOLT) ratings to A1 from A2, with no outlook.

The upgrade of the issuer rating to A1 reflects improvements in the City's financial operations and reserve growth over successive years. Improvements to the City's finances also reflects management's efforts to attract new development within the City, which has helped to grow revenues.


Boards & Commissions

Applications to serve on several boards and commissions are currently open.

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Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month Celebrations

The City of Lynn is excited to present our events in celebration of National Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month!

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Fall Park Clean-Ups

There are plenty of ways for our residents to get involved this fall 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 September, October, and November this year.

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Free at-home COVID-19 tests

Beginning September 25th, the free at-home COVID-19 federal government program will resume. Every home in the United States is eligible to request 4 at-home COVID-19 tests to be delivered to a household.

Residents needing assistance with the order application are encouraged to visit the Public Health Department’s Community Resource Room, located in Room 103 at City Hall.

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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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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

City Pays off Loan, Removed from State Financial Oversight

City Green-Lights Improvements to Broad Street Traffic

September Gallery

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