Steven Liberge and Jocelyn MacRoberts of Everett said CharlieCards make their trips to Lynn's Market Street bus stop less expensive (Thor Jourgensen)

Charlie (Card) comes to Lynn

LYNN -- Knowing they can pick up CharlieCards in City Hall is an early Christmas present for Steven Liberge and Jocelyn MacRoberts, who travel to and from Lynn to Everett up to four times a day.

The couple live in Everett. Liberge works in Lynn, and MacRoberts often comes with him to the city. They take Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) buses and CharlieCards -- the small green and white cards adorned with a drawing of a smiling commuter -- offer riders fare discounts and free transfers between routes.

"Having a CharlieCard is the way to go. It makes the T cheaper to use," Liberge said. 

Lynn City Hall has free, no-balance CharlieCards available in the mayor's office …

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