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Swampscott ramps up for annual Town Meeting

By David Mclellan | June 10, 2020

SWAMPSCOTT — It is unknown whether Swampscott will have a virtual or in-person Town Meeting this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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It’s back to work for Lynn City Hall employees

By David Mclellan | June 10, 2020

LYNN — The physical City Hall is now staffed, following months of being largely empty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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New coronavirus deaths reported in Lynn, Peabody, Revere

By Gayla Cawley | June 9, 2020

Lynn, Peabody and Revere reported additional deaths on Monday, while new coronavirus cases were reported in several other North Shore communities. 

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Salem moves farmers market to new location

By Gayla Cawley | June 9, 2020

SALEM — The Salem Farmers Market will be a much different experience for customers this year as municipalities continue to abide by COVID-19 restrictions.

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Swampscott to hold town election June 30 with COVID-19 changes

By David Mclellan | June 9, 2020

SWAMPSCOTT — Residents from all precincts will vote at the same place — unless they choose to take part in mail-only early voting — at the upcoming town election.

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North Shore restaurants prepare to open outdoor dining

By Gayla Cawley, Steve Krause, and David Mclellan | June 9, 2020

Rolly Hayes, owner of Rolly’s Tavern on the Square, spent a good part of Monday setting up an outdoor dining space in the front of his Lynn restaurant. 

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Owners announce closing of longtime Saugus diner

By Steve Krause | June 8, 2020

SAUGUS — In the end, the rent, combined with the loss of income from the COVID-19 social distancing protocols, were too much for partners Laurie Cunha and Rich Scirocco to endure.

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Businesses begin process of easing back into operation with Phase 2

By Elyse Carmosino | June 8, 2020

Phase 2 of Governor Charlie Baker’s reopening plan begins June 8 and will be conducted in two parts, says Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy.

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Lynn, Revere report new virus cases

By Gayla Cawley | June 5, 2020

A handful of new coronavirus cases, but no additional deaths were reported in Lynn and Revere on Thursday. 

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Nahant to take summer reading program online

By Elyse Carmosino | June 5, 2020

NAHANT — Registration for Nahant Public Library’s 2020 Summer Reading Program is now open.

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