City of Lynn

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Public Health Notices | Visit The Health Department Website

Public Heath Announcements - None At This Time
COVID-19 UPDATE: March 11th - 8 PM Actualización de COVID-19

The City of Lynn is continuing to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and will provide regular updates on the City website, social media, and the Smart 911 emergency notification system when necessary. There are currently NO confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the City of Lynn.

We encourage all residents to visit the City of Lynn Health Department “Coronavirus Resources” page for more information and to sign up for the Smart 911 updates.

Yesterday, Governor Charlie Baker declared a State of Emergency in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts due to the COVID-19 virus.

The City’s Emergency Management Team has been following guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) & the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves. Please see this CDC link for some additional tips for preventing COVID-19 spread in communities.

1. Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.

2. Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue and dispose of any used materials. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

3. Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor.

The CDC has said that high risk populations include older adults and people with serious, chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or lung disease. The CDC recommends that residents who fit this criteria should take everyday precautions to keep space between themselves and others, limit close contact with those who are sick, and to avoid crowds, cruise travel and non-essential air travel as much as possible.

Please see the CDC’s recommendations for higher risk populations.

Please follow this website for more updates.

La Ciudad de Lynn continuará a monitorear la evolución de la situación sobre el COVID-19 y proporcionará actualizaciones periódicas en el sitio web de la Ciudad, las redes sociales y el sistema de notificación de emergencia Smart 911 cuando sea necesario. Actualmente NO hay casos confirmados del coronavirus COVID-19 en la ciudad de Lynn.

Alentamos a todos los residentes a visitar la página de “Recursos de coronavirus” del Departamento de Salud de la Ciudad de Lynn en para obtener más información y suscribirse a las actualizaciones del Smart 911 en

Ayer, el gobernador Charlie Baker declaro un estado de emergencia en la Commonwealth de Massachusetts debido al virus COVID-19. El Equipo de Manejo de Emergencias de la Ciudad ha seguido las pautas del Centro para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC) y el Departamento de Salud Pública de Massachusetts (DPH) y continuará a monitorear la situación a medida de que evolucione. Consulte el siguiente enlace para obtener algunos consejos adicionales del CDC para prevenir la propagación de COVID-19 en las comunidades.

  1. Lávese las manos con frecuencia con jabón y agua tibia durante al menos 20 segundos.

  2. Cubra su tos y estornudos con el codo o un pañuelo desechable y deseche los materiales usados. Evite tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca con las manos sin lavar.
  3. Quédese en casa si está enfermo y llame a su médico.

El CDC ha dicho que las poblaciones de alto riesgo incluyen adultos mayores y personas con condiciones médicas graves y crónicas, como enfermedades cardíacas, diabetes o enfermedades pulmonares. El CDC recomienda que los residentes que cumplan con este criterio tomen precauciones diarias para mantener el espacio entre ellos y los demás, limitar el contacto cercano con las personas enfermas y evitar la mayor cantidad posible de multitudes, viajes en crucero y viajes aéreos no esenciales. Consulte las recomendaciones del CDC para poblaciones de mayor riesgo.

Sigue para más actualizaciones.”


Current Traffic and Parking Announcements

Road Construction, Milling and Travel Advisories
Dear Homeowners and Residents:

The Lynn Department of Public Works will begin construction for the purpose of resurfacing on the following schedule, weather permitting:


Monday July 13 2020
- Anchor Road
-Martin Road

Monday July 6, 2020
- Gardiner Street
- Boston Street (Oakland Avenue to the Saugus Town line)

Tuesday July 7, 2020
- Hanover Street
- Parrot Street

Wednesday July 8, 2020
- Birch Street

Thursday July 9, 2020
- Webster Street
- Waitt Avenue

Friday July 10, 2020
- Sutcliff Road on
- Savory Street

- No parking signs will be posted in advance with dates/times of restricted parking.
- No Parking Between 7 AM until 5 PM
- Vehicles impeding the construction operation will be towed.
- Interruption to traffic flow will occur at times.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation during this project. If you have any questions or problems concerning this project please call the Department of Public Works at (781) 268-8000

Fireworks Traffic and Parking
FW The Lynn Fireworks Celebration are held at Red Rock Park in Lynn every July 3rd.  A live music concert will perform from 7 PM until 9 PM at the park. 

The Fireworks show will start at approximately 9 PM.
Fewer parking spaces will be available in the area of Lynn Shore Drive due to the needs of public safety vehicles. Visitors are asked to obey all parking restrictions posted. Residents that are able to walk to the event or park further away are encouraged to do so to help alleviate traffic congestion upon leaving the event.

Traffic will be shut down on Lynn Shore Drive at Nahant Street and into Swampscott on Humphrey Street at 7:30 PM Traffic will not open to motorists until pedestrians have cleared the area.  Traffic will be shut down on Ocean Street from New Ocean to Lynn Shore Drive at 6:30 PM

A decision to delay the show due to inclement weather will be made prior to 7 AM on the morning of the 3rd of July.  Please chech this webpage or the City’s twitter@LynnCityHall for up-to-date information on the event.


Other Events - None At This Time

No Announcements At This Time


Public Works, Parks and Recreation and Manning Field Notices

Department of Public Works Announcements (All Seasons)

    Spring Leaf Drop Off
    Pine Grove Clean Up Schedule
    Spring Dumpster Day!
    Hazardous Waste Day
    Spring Curbside Pickup Days 
    Spring Street Sweeping

    Summer Dumpster Day

    Leaves and Yard Waste Curbside Pickup
    Fall Hazardous Waste Day
    FALL Clean Up | Leaf and Yard Waste Curbside Collection
    Fall Dumpster Day
    Fall Street Sweeping
    Pine Grove Fall Clean Up | To Be Announced

    Click here for the DPW Spring, Summer and Fall Announcement webpage

    Snow Fighters Wanted
    Snow Emergency Info and Preparations
    Sand Barrel Locations
    Winter Sidewalk Pick Up / Christmas Tree Pick Up
    Sidewalk Clearing Ordinance
    Click here for the DPW Winter Announcement webpage

    Parks and Recreation Announcements
    Summer Park Jobs
    Complete Parks List
    Special Needs Camp and More
    Click here for the Parks and Recreation main webpage

    Youth Drop In Center
    Sports Clinics
    Broadway Shows and More!
    Click here for the Parks & Rec. Events and Activities webpage

    Manning Field Open Track Schedule
    The Manning Field open track schedule can be found on the Manning Field webpage.
    Click here for the Manning Field webpage
Weather and Storm Related Announcements
No Announcements At This Time

Street Sweeping Campaign | WINTER 2019

The City of Lynn City-Wide Street Sweeping program is underway. The current schedule of operations is below.

Sweeping operations are conducted from 7AM until 3 PM

December 16 6
4 - - -  
December 16 7
1 2 3 4  
Tuesday December 17 7
1 2 3 4  
Wednesday December 18 7
1 2 3 4  
Thursday December 19 7
2 3 4 -  
Friday December 20 7
December 16 -
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December 16 -
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Tuesday December 17 -
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Tuesday December 17 -
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Wednesday December 18 -
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Thursday December 19 -
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Friday December 20 -
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Tips to Help Us to Keep Things Running on Schedule
This schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.
Should inclement weather prevent sweepers from working in your area as scheduled, they will return seven (7) days from the date originally scheduled.

For public awareness, Lynn Community Television Channels 3 and 22
as well as Verizon Channels 37 and 38 also broadcast this schedule.
Sweeping operations will be conducted from 7 AM until 3 PM.

Please remove all cars from the street and encourage your neighbors to do the same for a cleaner LYNN.

Where necessary, vehicles impeding sweeping operations will be ticketed or towed in accordance with City Ordinances.

Leaves pushed into the streets from lawns will not be swept up.

Ongoing Downtown and Market Square Street Sweeping Program
Weekdays   Time Ward Precinct
Monday to Friday 4 Until 8 AM 4 2
  4 Until 8 AM 5 4
Ward 4 Streets Including But Not Limited To: Union, School, Violet, Baldwin, Joyce Pinkham Pl., Burchstead Pl., Smith, Pinkham, Union Ct., Union Pl., West Green to Friend Streets
Ward 5 Streets Including But Not Limited To: Munroe, Oxford, Andrew, Spring, Exchange, Mt Vernon, Liberty, Central Ave., Central Sq., Blake, Willow, City Hall Sq., Central Ave., Sutton, Washington from Essex to Broad Streets

Utility and Other Announcements and Notices

Report National Grid Outages - Updated August 2019

For Electric Outages (800) 465-1212 - For Gas Outages (800) 233-5325 or 911

FOR GAS EMERGENCY'S - If you smell gas anywhere, including in your home, go outside and call (800) 233-5325 or 911 Immediately.

Do not assume that someone else has already reported the emergency. Help us keep your community safe! We consider any of the below a gas emergency:

  • You smell gas or suspect a gas leak.
  • There is an abnormally high or low flame or no gas in all your gas appliances.
  • Gas to an appliance or heating unit cannot be shut off.
  • There is a continuous flow of water leaking from your gas heating unit or water heater.
  • Gas pipes are making unusual noises like roaring, hissing or whistling.
  • You notice dead vegetation that does not have a cause to be there.
  • You see a white cloud, mist, fog or bubbles in standing water.
  • There is an odor other than natural gas that is irritating to your eyes, nose and/or throat or someone is exhibiting symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure such as headache, nausea, lethargy, disorientation and combativeness.

As every report of a gas leak is a potentially hazardous situation, we recommend you evacuate the premises along with any family members and pets and wait for our technician to arrive.

DO NOT Under Any Circumstances:

  • Touch any electrical or light switches, doorbells, phones or anything that could cause a spark such as any appliances or thermostats.
  • Turn any electrical equipment on or off.
  • Pull plugs from outlets.
  • Smoke or light matches.

DOWNED POWER LINES SAFETY - Always use extreme caution near wires and power lines—for your own safety, assume they are live and deadly.

If you see a downed line, keep everyone away and report it to us at 1-800-465-1212 immediately. Repairing downed power lines can be dangerous work, so please drive carefully when you spot our repair crews on the road.

Downed Power Lines - If you see a downed power line, NEVER:

- Touch downed power lines or anything coming in contact with fallen lines
- Walk beneath overhead equipment, lines, or wires near a downed line
- Touch someone who is being electrically shocked
- Handle or cut utility poles
- Burn old poles as firewood—this will expose you to the chemicals used to treat and preserve them

National Grid Statement on Pipeline Safety - September 2018
There is nothing more important than the safety of our customers, our employees, and the public.  As an industry leader in adopting enhanced standards for pipeline safety management – having adopted the pipeline safety management system recommended by the American Petroleum Institute (API1173) – National Grid goes to great lengths, including considerable emergency planning preparation, continuous monitoring of our system, training of our workforce, performing regular inspections and maintenance of our gas system, and making extensive investments in our gas infrastructure, to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to our 930,000 gas customers in Massachusetts. We have assured our customers that our gas system is performing normally and we remain committed to keeping an ever-vigilant eye on safety, continuous improvement and best practices.

Lynn Landfill Update: February 14, 2019

See page 4 for information on deadline and how to submit comments

RE: LYNN-Solid Waste Management
Lynn Landfill Off Riley Way
FMF Number: 39445

BWP SW45/Any Facility-Presumptive Approval Application Number:

Conceptual Project Approval

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Northeast Regional Office, Bureau of Air and Waste, Solid Waste Management Section (MassDEP) has reviewed your application, catego1y BWP SW45 Any Facility- Presumptive Approval, Application Number: 18-SW45-000024-APP (the Application) for MassDEP approval of a conceptual closure plan for the Lynn Landfill located off Riley Way in Lynn, Massachusetts (the Landfill).

Langdon Environmental LLC of Southborough, Massachusetts (Langdon) prepared and submitted the Application to MassDEP on behalf of Lynn HarborPark, LLC (Lynn HarborPark). MassDEP received the Application on December 23, 2018. Supplemental Information to support the Application was submitted on February 8, 2019.


First Time Home Buying and Post Purchase Classes

Charles Gaeta, Executive Director In Partnership with the City of Lynn, Mayor Thomas M. McGee

Buying your first home wasn't easy, but you did it!!
Now comes the long-term work of maintaining and keeping your home. This special class can make living out your dream a little easier.

Buying your first home wasn't easy, but you did it!! 
Now comes the long-term work of maintaining and keeping your home. 
This special class can make living out your dream a little easier.

Click here for more information on current and future classes!


The online version of the First Time Homebuyer Class
For more information

Realizing the Dream Deferred Loan Program
Down Payment Closing Cost Assistance

Past Community Announcements, News and Notices

Mayor McGee Tours Lynn's Waterfront With Fox 25 News
Check Out The Latest Classes Offered By The Lynn Housing Authority
The Ban Began On September 1st, 2019 Click For Details
Details On Changes Beginning On November 3, 2019
A New Free Program For Lynn Residents!
Read Latest Statements or Report A Gas or Electric Outage

Details On Changes Beginning On November 3, 2019

Union Hospital ER Set To Close Sunday - November 3rd
Salem, Mass. (October 30, 2019) – North Shore Medical Center (NSMC)

At 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, the NSMC Union Hospital Emergency Department (ED) will close on the Lynn campus.  Earlier that same day, a new, expanded Emergency Department will open at NSMC Salem Hospital to ensure that the emergency health needs of the entire community continue to be met. 

After November 3, Lynn residents who need emergency care should call 911 or go to the NSMC Salem Hospital Emergency Department at One Dove Avenue in Salem. The entrance to the new Salem ED will be relocated to One Dove Ave., accessible from Jefferson Avenue or via a new access road that cuts through the NSMC Salem Campus between the Highland Ave. and Dove Ave entrances. The new ED is significantly larger and has been completely redesigned to enhance the patient experience.

“These new facilities are designed to ensure that all residents of the North Shore have access to state-of-the-art facilities and care here in the community,” says David J. Roberts, M.D., president of NSMC. “The new ED and expanded facilities provide the incredible level of technology and sub-specialization that hospital patients require today.”

For less acute, urgent care, NSMC will also open an Urgent Care Center in the former Union Hospital Emergency Department on Monday, November 4 at 9 a.m. The Urgent Care Center will operate from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.  Urgent care is appropriate for conditions such as coughs, minor burns, sprains, rashes and simple fractures.

Other outpatient services currently operating on the Union Hospital Campus including the North Shore Physicians Group medical practice, Imaging Services (including mammography, X-ray, bone density and ultrasound), Outpatient Behavioral Health, Infusion, Wellness, Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab and the medical practices of Drs. Barry Paul and Jacob Karas will remain on the campus.

NSMC announced plans in 2013 to consolidate Salem and Union hospitals and create a single state-of-the-art facility in Salem equipped to meet the acute health care needs of the North Shore community.  NSMC recently completed a $207 million expansion in Salem and built a new, larger ED, added private patient rooms and increased capacity for behavioral health care. A new building on the Salem Campus houses the new ED and Pingree Floor of private rooms, while the former Shaughnessy Kaplan Rehabilitation Hospital has been renovated to accommodate the 120-bed Epstein Center for Behavioral Health.  The Pingree Floor and Epstein Center opened in October.

In addition, NSMC is building a 40,000 square foot medical village on the NSMC Union Campus in Lynn that will open in May 2020 and house many of the outpatient services currently provided on the Union Campus.

NSMC Transition Schedule

Sunday, November 3

  • NSMC Salem Hospital Emergency Department opens at 6 a.m.
    (All Ambulance/EMS vehicles directed to Salem at this point)
  • NSMC Union Hospital Emergency Department closes at 11:59 p.m.
  • NSMC Union Hospital Inpatient Unit closes.
  • All other outpatient services based at NSMC Union Hospital remain:
    • North Shore Physician Group medical practice
    • Imaging (X-ray, ultrasound, mammography, bone density)
    • Outpatient Behavioral Health
    • Access to lab services (blood testing, etc.)
    • Infusion Clinic
    • Wellness Clinic
    • Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab

Monday, November 4

  • NSMC Urgent Care opens at 9 a.m. in former NSMC Union Hospital Emergency Department. Urgent Care will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 7 days/week.

May 2020

  • NSMC medical village opens on NSMC Union Campus. Includes
    • North Shore Physician Group medical practice
    • Partners Urgent Care – Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days/week
    • Imaging (X-ray, ultrasound, mammography, bone density)
    • Outpatient Behavioral Health
    • Access to lab services (blood testing, etc.)


Union Hospital Reuse Planning Study
Please Take Our Final Online Survey
Please Provide Your Feedback Here! (PDF)

Union Hospital Re-Use Presentation

Community Meeting #3 - February 12, 2019
Union Hospital Re-Use Planning Study
Community Meeting #2 - September 17, 2018
Union Hospital Re-Use Planning Study
Community Meeting #1 - August 27, 2018

Other Events - None At This Time

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