COVID-19: LOCAL NEWS

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Lynn community groups team up to deliver free meals

By Gayla Cawley | April 10, 2020

LYNN — Two community groups have teamed up to deliver free meals to needy people who are confined to their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Lynn GE employees join second protest, seeking safer conditions

By Gayla Cawley | April 9, 2020

LYNN — Lynn’s General Electric employees held a second round of silent protests on Wednesday, aimed at securing safer working conditions and additional paid sick leave, and urging the company to start producing ventilators at the plant.

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Nahant’s virtual talent show earns celebrity shout-outs

By Elyse Carmosino | April 9, 2020

NAHANT — Young winners of Nahant’s online talent competition were thrilled to receive video shout-outs Monday from well-known personalities, including classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma, actor Blake Clark, artist Norman Laliberté, and chef Christina Tosi. 

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Assist from Inbound Ink’s owner suits her to a T

By Paul Hallornan | April 9, 2020

As a former guard at the Div. 1 level, Victoria Jones knows how to dish out an assist. As a graduate of a Boston College, she is a product of Jesuit values, including being men and women for others. It’s not surprising, then, that while she sees her own business struggle due to the COVID-19 health crisis, Jones has decided to help others who are in the same situation.

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YMCA of Metro North hosts blood drives as need increases across the region

LYNN — The YMCA of Metro North is partnering with the Northeast Chapter of the American Red Cross to host blood drives at the Greater Lynn YMCA April 17 and May 4.

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Saugus announces new construction safety policies

By Elyse Carmosino | April 9, 2020

SAUGUS — Town Manager Scott Crabtree announced new guidelines for construction and Department of Public Works projects, and new safety rules for employees during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Employee of Lynn Walmart, Salem Market Basket dies from coronavirus

By Elyse Carmosino | April 8, 2020

SALEM — An employee of both Walmart in Lynn and Market Basket in Salem has died from COVID-19. 

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Lynn Community Health Center receives $1.2 million stimulus grant

By Gayla Cawley | April 8, 2020

LYNN — The Lynn Community Health Center has received a $1.288 million stimulus grant as a result of the sweeping coronavirus economic relief bill that passed through Congress last month, according to an announcement from U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.). 

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Faithful turn to cyberspace to worship during crisis

By Thor Jourgensen | April 8, 2020

Coronavirus and its social distancing requirements have forced local faith leaders to guide their flocks through Holy Week and Passover with high technology substituting instant communication for human connection.

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Pet care has also changed with coronavirus pandemic

By Anne Marie Tobin | April 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything, including the way people care for their pets.

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