COVID-19: LOCAL NEWS

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Local housing authorities closing offices, but still providing services

By David Mclellan | April 2, 2020

The state has advised all public and private housing authorities to alter operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, suspending all pending non-essential evictions and filing of non-essential evictions. While offices for housing authorities have closed across the state, many are still providing services over the phone or by mail. 

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LHAND keeping services going during COVID-19 outbreak

By David Mclellan | April 2, 2020

LYNN — Despite offices being closed, the Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development (LHAND) is keeping its services running to help vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Revere mayor urges beachgoers to practice social distancing

By Elyse Carmosino | April 2, 2020

REVERE — Visitors to Revere Beach Saturday were greeted by the sounds of mayor Brian Arrigo shouting into a bullhorn, urging beachgoers to observe social distancing guidelines while he slowly drove along the boardwalk in a mobile City Hall van.

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Lynnfield doctor thinks out of the box to fight COVID-19

By Thor Jourgensen | April 2, 2020

LYNNFIELD — Dr. Julie Tammaro stepped up to fight coronavirus by adapting her medical skills to become an innovator and inventor. 

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Lynn’s GE workers voice safety concerns, suggest making ventilators

By Gayla Cawley | April 1, 2020

LYNN — Workers at Lynn’s GE Aviation plant held protests on Monday and Tuesday, citing the company’s failure to address their health and safety concerns at the factory amid the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Restaurants struggling with COVID-19 restrictions

By David Mclellan | April 1, 2020

Essex County restaurants have been hampered by the state’s dining-in ban, and while takeout and delivery are still allowed, even those services have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. It’s far from business-as-usual. 

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Lynn YMCA directs a drive for diapers

By Gayla Cawley | April 1, 2020

LYNN — A newly formed community group and the Lynn YMCA have teamed up to help parents secure diapers for their children. 

Much like toilet paper and hand sanitizer, there’s been a high demand for diapers during the coronavirus outbreak, according to Andrea Baez, branch executive director for the Lynn YMCA.  

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COVID-19 deaths reported in Lynnfield, Nahant

By Anne Marie Tobin | March 31, 2020

LYNNFIELD — The coronavirus has continued to make its way through the local communities with Lynnfield suffering its second death in less than a week, and Nahant reporting its first fatality.

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Nonprofits put spring fundraisers on hold

By Steve Krause | March 31, 2020

Northeast Arc of Danvers bills itself as an organization that helps people with disabilities become full participants in their communities while  providing support for their families.

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Two Swampscott teachers are making face masks for healthcare workers

By Gayla Cawley | March 31, 2020

SWAMPSCOTT — Schools may be closed, but two Swampscott teachers are using their time off to sew fabric face masks for healthcare workers. 

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