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Northeast Mosquito Control will be performing routine mosquito spraying in the City of Lynn
Please note that there have not been any confirmed West Nile or EEE infected mosquito cases in the City of Lynn this year. This a preventative treatment for mosquito nuisance complaints.
Common sense steps that can be followed in areas where spraying is scheduled include:
If the immediate area of your home is being sprayed, keep windows closed and fans off during the time spraying occurs. Shut off air conditioners unless they have a setting for recirculating indoor air. In very hot weather, make sure you open the windows or turn fans and air conditioners back on soon after the spraying is completed in your immediate area. If you are not sure if your air conditioner can be set to recirculate indoor air, turn it off when spraying is occurring in your immediate area.
Rinse any homegrown fruits and vegetables with water.
Keep pets indoors when spraying is occurring in your immediate area to minimize their risk of exposure. Pets that remain outdoors could be exposed to small amounts of synthetic pyrethroids, but would not be expected to experience adverse health effects from the spraying. Again, there are many pesticide products (e.g., flea collars, pet shampoo, dips) containing pyrethoids that are used directly on pets to control ticks and insects.
If skin or clothes or other items are exposed to the sprayed pesticide, wash with soap and water.
If the spray gets in your eyes, immediately rinse them with water or eye drops, and call your doctor.
Because pyrethoids breaks down quickly in sunlight and water, and considering dilution factors, no special precaution or waiting periods are recommended for outdoor swimming pools or beaches.
What health impacts among the general population can be expected with the spraying of synthetic pyrethoids? Due to the very low concentrations of synthetic pyrethoids used to control mosquitoes during spraying, adverse health effects are not expected.
Have studies been conducted on possible health effects following spraying for mosquito control? Yes. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that when administered properly in a mosquito-control program, insecticides pose a low risk for acute, temporary health effects among persons in areas that are being sprayed and among workers handling and applying insecticides.
Remember that short videos on preventing tick and mosquito-borne diseases are available for your use by clicking this link.
If you have questions about forecasts of mosquito activity or current control operations for your area, please contact the Public Health Department at (781) 598-4000 or visit their website here!
Road Closure Announcements | May 31, 2017 until June 5th 2017
ROAD CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT | MAY/JUNE 2017
May 30, 2017. Lynn, Massachusetts.
Be it known that between Wednesday May 31st and Monday June
5th, 2017 there will be two road closures that will affect the general traveling public in the City of Lynn. These closures will impact the immediate area in and around the Federal Street and Magrane Circle areas of the City. These closures are to allow for the rapid reconstruction of one intersection and one roadway segment over the course of a short period of time (as opposed to over a traditional longer 2-3 month period). The projects and closures are detailed below and the roadway segments are shown below.
The public should expect delays during the time periods trying to drive through and around these areas. The public should seek to avoid the area if possible, or seek alternative routes during the construction periods. During these time periods, the roadways will be closed to all through traffic. Police officer details will be stationed in and around the area to detour drivers through the construction zones along with variable message signs and well-marked detour signage. These closures will also impact MBTA bus routes through the construction zones. The public should check with these providers to see how they will be impacted. Access to businesses will be maintained during these times.
Phase 1 :: FEDERAL STREET ROAD CLOSURE:
Work begins Wednesday May 31st with daily road work closing the roadway from 7:00am to 3:30pm each day. Federal St. will be closed from Marion St. to Western Ave during this time. Western Ave. will have one lane of traffic in each direction while construction is occurring. South St. will be local access only from S. Common St. to Western Ave. Anticipated completion on Friday, June 2nd in the afternoon, weather permitting.
Phase 2 :: MAGRANE SQUARE CLOSURE:
Work begins Friday, June 2nd at 7:00pm and road work will continue around the clock all weekend long with anticipated completion by Monday, June 5th at 5:00am, weather permitting. During this time, Federal St. will remain closed from Marion St. to Western Ave. Western Ave. will be closed to all traffic from Spencer St. to Centre St. South St. will be local access only from South Common St. to Western Ave. Primary detour locations will be Mall St. and Centre St. for southbound traffic and Summer St. for northbound traffic. Motorists are expected to also filter through numerous side-streets in the area.
The motorcycle ride is scheduled to begin in Revere at 12PM. The procession of motorcycles will then proceed through several communities before entering Lynn. (It is unknown at this time how many motorcycles will be involved but it is believed to be a large contingent). It is expected that they will enter Lynn from Saugus via Rte. 107 (Western Ave.) and proceed through Market Sq. to Commercial St. and then to the Lynnway back to Revere. We are still awaiting final details on the time that the procession will arrive but it will likely be some time in the early afternoon.
The Lynn Fireworks Celebration will be held at Red Rock Park in Lynn every July 3rd. Lois Lane and the Daily Planets 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.
SCHEDULED FALL EVENTS
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
The Snow Emergency and Parking Ban Ended
At Midnight | Tuesday March 14, 2017
City Hall Is Open For Business Today, Wednesday, March 15th
SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENT The Lynn Public Schools Are Closed Today, Wednesday , March 15th
PARKING ANNOUNCEMENT All Vehicles In School Lots Must Be Removed By 10 AM Wednesday Morning or they will be ticketed and towed.
Parking Is Also Available At:
Ellis Street Municipal Lot (School Street side) MBTA Garage at Broad and Market Streets
(Parking Charge of $4 Per Vehicle)
TRASH ANNOUNCEMENT Trash and recycle (green week) collection will be delayed one day this week.
Tuesday to be picked up Wednesday, Wednesday to be picked up Thursday, Thursday to be picked up Friday and Friday to be picked up Saturday
Tips for collection: To help plow trucks to avoid unnecessary obstacles during plowing operations, please do not put your containers out until 7AM the day of collection. Containers need to be curbside and accessible. Do not leave behind a snowbank. Please understand that it may not get picked up that very same day due to delays beyond Waste Management’s control.
If your trash or recycle is missed by the end of the day it is supposed to be collected, please call the DPW at (781) 268-8000 the next business day to report a missed collection.
Street Sweeping Campaign | SPRING 2017
The current 2017 City of Lynn Spring Street Sweeping Operation Schedule
Downtown and Market Square
Street Sweeping Program
Monday to Friday
Monday to Friday
4 AM Until 8 AM On 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
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
This program is ongoing.
SPRING 2017 City-Wide Street Sweeping Program
Week of MAY 1-5
Week of MAY 8-12
3 & 4
3 & 4
1 & 2
1, 2 & 3
1 & 2
1, 2 & 3
2, 3 & 4
2, 3 & 4
2, 3 & 4
3 & 4
3 & 4
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 Channel 3/22 and Verizon Channel 37/38 also broadcast this schedule.
Sweeping operations will be conducted from 7AM 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.
Lynn Water and Sewer Announcements and Notices
No Other Announcements At This Time
Hydrant Flush Program | 2017 TBA
Flushing will occur from 6:30 PM until 10:30 PM on the following dates:
May TBA | Robinson St. and Walnut St. to Myrtle St. to Boston St. and Boston St. to North Franklin
May TBA | Myrtle St. and Holyoke St. to Saugus Line and Boston St. at Saugus Line to Myrtle St.
May TBA | Market St. and Lynnway to Orchard St. and Summer St. to McDonough Sq. to Saugus Line.
May TBA | Broadway from Boston St. and Chestnut St. to Peabody Line.
May TBA | Euclid Ave. from Broadway to Maple St. and Fay Estate.
May TBA | Lynnfield St. from Broadway to Den Quarry Rd.
May TBA | Lynnfield St. and Den Quarry Rd. to Lynnfield Line.
May TBA | Area bounded by South Common St. at South St. to Market St., Market St. to the Lynnway to Commercial St., Commercial St. to Bennett St., Bennett St. to South St., to Common St.
Rusty and dirty water may be experienced for a short time during and after flushing. If the water appears dirty, leaving the tap open for several minutes following flushing should clear the pipes.
Prior to doing laundry, residents are advised to check this schedule. This program is necessary to clean the distribution system of residual materials that normally settle out in the mains during the year so as to ensure the delivery of better quality water during the coming summer months.
Acrobat Documents For Download (PDF)
Download the Flushing Schedule | TBA
Other Public Notices and Announcements
Section 8 Housing Wait List Opens July 24, 2017
LYNN HOUSING AUTHORITY & NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT SECTION 8 (HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER) WAITING LIST OPENING
The Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development (LHAND) will be distributing applications for the Section 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM.
THIS IS FOR PLACEMENT ON A WAITING LIST ONLY.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE JULY 24, 2017 THROUGH AUGUST 1, 2017 AT THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE174 SOUTH COMMON STREET, LYNN, MA. APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE BETWEEN THE HOURS OF8 AM TO 4 PM –MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, -8 AM TO 7 PMON TUESDAY AND 8 AM TO 12:30 PM ON FRIDAY.
APPLICATIONS CAN ALSO BE DOWNLOADED AND PRINTED OUT FROM THE LHAND WEBSITE: www.lhand. org
COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE PROCESSED IF HAND DELIVERED By 7 PM August 1, 2017 OR EMAILED By Midnight August 1, 2017 OR MAILED IN POSTMARKED BY August 1, 2017.
COMPLETED APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE DELIVERED OR MAILED TO:
LYNN HOUSING AUTHORITY & NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT ADMISSIONS OFFICE174 SOUTH COMMON STREETLYNN, MA 01905
A LOTTERYWILL DETERMINE PLACEMENT ON THE WAITING LIST; NOT ALL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WILL BE PICKED FOR THE WAITNG LIST. IT IS NOT A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.
ONCE AN APPLICATION HAS BEEN SELECTED, PLACEMENT ON THE WAITING LIST WILL BE DETERMINED BY VERIFIED PREFERENCE STATUS CHOSEN ON THE APPLICATION.
You may be eligible if your Annual Gross Income is Less than :
It is the policy of the LHAND to see that every individual, regardless of race, religion, color, creed, age, sex, ancestry, national origin, marital status, or handicap shall have Equal Opportunity in accessible affordable housing.
Post Purchase Workshop for Homeowners
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.
First Time Homebuyer Class
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.