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Welcome to the Department of Veterans Services

The Lynn Department of Veterans Services is a one-stop shop for veterans and their families in need of information or assistance in obtaining any federal state or local veterans benefit to which they may be entitled.  Our goal is to provide this service with the dignity and these men and women have earned through their service to the nation.

List Director
  Contact
Phone
Fax
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Michael Sweeney
(781) 598-4000
(781) 477-7144
msweeney@lynnma.gov
  Administrative Assistant
  Contact Mary Lopresti
  Veterans' Grave Officer
  Contact

Everett Farris, Jr.

     
     
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Below is a list of some of the services provided by this Department:

• Provide emergency financial assistance for Veterans, better known as Chapter 115 Benefits.
• Assist veterans and their families with ALL Federal VA benefit and health care paperwork.
• Assist veterans and their families in obtaining military records
• Assist veterans and their families in processing Massachusetts Veteran Annuity claims
• Assist veterans and their families in filing tax abatement forms
• Assist veterans and their families obtaining veterans license plates

In addition, the Department coordinates the City’s Memorial Day and Veterans Day activities, ensures that and the City’s Veteran Squares and graves of those interred in Veterans’ lots in Pine Grove Cemetery are decorated each Memorial Day

Veterans' News and Events

CITY OF LYNN VETERANS DAY CEREMONY

VETS

Veterans Day Ceremony | Thursday, November 11th at 11 AM

JOIN US FOR THE VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
IN VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM AT LYNN CITY HALL


Musical Performances by: The Lynn School Band and Tenor Brian Landry Drill Presentation by: Lynn English Marine Corps JrROTC

Light Refreshments Will Be Served -All Are Welcome To Attend Please Contact the Lynn Department of Veterans' Services with any questions
(781) 598-4000 or by email at msweeney@lynnma.gov

News Archive  
Officials Tour New Vets Outpatient Clinic | 11/2010 Download (PDF)
Lynn Vets Clinic Expansion Set To Complete | 10/2010 Download (PDF)
VA Extends "Agent Orange" Benefits | 10/2009 Download (PDF)

City of Lynn Memorial Day Events | 2015 TBA

Schedule of Memorial Day Events and Services
  Below is a list of Memorial Day events and services in the City of Lynn. All are welcome to attend these events to honor our fallen heroes.

Please feel free to contact the Lynn Department of Veterans' Services with any questions at 781-598-4000 x6911
City of Lynn Memorial Day Ceremony
 

Date: TBA
Time: 6 PM
Location: City Hall -Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Notes: Join us at the first Memorial Day Ceremony in the newly refurbished Veterans Memorial Auditorium.  Musical performances by the Lynn Public School Band and others. Drill Presentation by the Lynn Marine Corps Jr. ROTC. All are welcome to attend!

Decorating of Graves
  Date: TBA
Time: 6 PM
Location: Pine Grove Cemetery
Notes: Those participants should meet at the foot of the World War One Section at 6 PM.
Mass Honoring Fallen Veterans at Sacred Heart Church
  Date: TBA
Time: 9 AM
Location: Sacred Heart Church, 571 Boston Street
Sponsor: Polish Legion of American Veterans (PLA V), Post 56
PLA V Memorial Day Service
  Date: TBA
Time: 10 AM
Location: Breed Square
Sponsor: Polish Legion of American Veterans, Post 56
Memorial Day Parade
 

Date: TBA
Time: Forms at 12:30 PM | Steps off at 1:30 PM
Location: North Shore Community College Parking Lot (Washington St. Entrance)
Route: Washington Street, Broad Street, Market Street, City Hall Square, North Common Street, Park Street, Boston Street ending in front of Pine Grove Cemetery.
Notes: PARADE WILL FORM AT NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PARKING LOT, WASHINGTON STREET ENTRANCE

   

Annual Vietnam War Memorial Ceremony
Sponsored by the Lynn Veterans’ Council

Date TBA  | Lynn City Hall Foyer

Please join us as we pause to remember those who served, fought and died in the Vietnam War...and those who are still missing.

All Are Welcome To Attend


LIGHT REFRESHEMENTS TO BE SERVED AFTER THE SERVICE

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North Shore | Habitat For Humanity | Application Deadline: March 31, 2103
Are you looking for safe, affordable housing?

Three 5 Room, One Bath Units at 6 Grover Street in Lynn, Massachusetts.
Under $100,000 with 0% Interest
This will be a Veteran’s Preference Project

- Do you live or work on the North Shore
- Is your current housing overcrowded, substandard, in a dangerous neighborhood or costs more than 50% of your total income?
- Are you willing to help build your own home?
- Does your total gross income fall within the ranges posted below?
- Are you a veteran as defined by HUD or a surviving family member of a veteran?*

If you answered YES to all of these questions, you could qualify for home ownership through Habitat for Humanity. To apply for home ownership at our newest project at 6 Grover St in Lynn, you may: download an application from our website, email or call to request an application.

2011-2012 Income Guidelines

Household Size Minimum Income Maximum Income
Three $34,700 $52,110
Four $38,600 $57,900
Five $41,688 $62,532
Six $44,776 $67,164

Application Deadline: March 31, 2013

All applications must be returned to:
Habitat for Humanity-North Shore | 215 Maple St., Lynn, MA 01904
781-598-0310
homeowner@habitatforhumanity-northshore.com
www.habitatforhumanity-northshore.com

* This is a Veteran’s preference project. If there are not enough qualified veteran applicant’s, applications from the general public will be considered
Habitat for Humanity – North Shore pledges to the letter and spirit of U.S. and state policies for the achievement of equal housing. We do not eliminate applicants or discriminate because of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, handicap, family status, ethnicity, national origin, or public assistance as a source of income.

How to Apply | To apply, you may:

- Download an application from our website and return by mail.
- Email homeowner@habitatforhumanity-northshore.com requesting an application. Include name, address and phone number.
- Call (781) 598-0310 and tell us you would like an application packet. Please leave your name, address and phone number.
Habitat for Humanity-North Shore 215 Maple St. Lynn, MA 01904

Or e-mail us at: homeowner@habitatforhumanity-northshore.com

City of Lynn Veteran Squares

Harry Agganis Square 

Marion & Federal Streets

John Francis Austin Square 

Summer & Boston Streets

George Barnes, Jr. Square

South Street & Western Ave.

Alphonsell Archibault Square 

Grove, Mall & Boston Streets

Breed Square 

Western Avenue & Summer Street

Ralph M. Burdette Square 

Euclid Ave & Clayton Street

Frank A. Burruss Square 

Fayette, Adams & Chestnut Streets

Kevin A. Cahill Square

Mazza Road & Lynnfield Streets

James V. Calledare, Jr. Way Sq. 

Saunders Road

Alvaro Colucci Square 

Summer & Pleasant Streets

Raymond J. Cool Square 

O'Callahan Way & Osborne

Americo J. Coppola Square 

Myrtle & Holyoke Streets

Frank Cosgrove Square 

Mt. Vernon, Spring & Exchange Streets

Joseph Coyle Street 

Veterans Village

John T. Curran Street 

Veterans Village

Frederick L. Curtis Square 

Lynnfield, Broadway, Parkland Ave.

George P. Demers Square 

Western Ave. & Mall Street

James Donnelly Square 

Broadway & Magnolia Ave on Island

John C. Doucette Square 

Hollingsworth & Rockaway Streets

Matthew F. Farrell Street 

Veterans Village

Charles D. Featherstone Square 

Western Avenue & Chatham Street

Sylvan Feld Square 

Purdon Ave & Farrell Road

Carlo Frank Ferretti Square 

State & Wheeler Streets

Eric A. Fisher Square 

Fairoaks Avenue

John Flenniken Square 

Ocean Street & Eastern Avenue

William J. Flint Square 

Grant Road

Frank Foster Freeman Square 

Union, Baldwin, Silsbee & Buffum Streets

G. Henry Funai Square 

Lewis & Ocean Streets

Leo F. Gagne Square 

Corner Western & Franklin Streets

Carmen Gallo Square 

Edwards Ct. & Western Avenue (USPS)

Joseph R.W. Gauvain Square 

Neptune Blvd. & Commercial Street

Nazareth Ghazarozian Square 

High Rock Street & High Rock Terrace

John J. Hagerty Square 

South Common & South Streets

Francis M. Hannify Square

N.S Common, Church, Blossom & Hanover

Thomas Yee Hoey Square 

Silsbee & Broad Streets

William A. Holbrook Square 

Elmore & Ingalls Streets

Arthur B. Hurd Square 

Washington, Broad,Spring Sts. & Nathan Pl.

Leo Jacobs Square 

Market & Andrew Streets

Thomas Henry Kehoe Square 

Boston & Franklin Street

Peter E. Kelly Square 

Maple St & Western Ave at Lynn Stadium

Josiah B. Keslar Street 

Veterans Village

Hercules Korgis Square 

S. Common & Church Streets

Thaddeus Koscusko Square 

Summer & River Streets

Harold A. Law Square 

Fayette & Essex Street

Robert V. Lloyd Square 

Western Ave at 84 Western Ave.

John E. Madsen Square 

Lynnfield Street & Great Woods Road

Joseph F. Magner Square 

Kings Lynne

Leo D. Magner Square 

Cottage St. & Batchelder Court

Henry R. Marrama Square 

Summer St. & Neptune Boulevard

Thomas L. McDonough Square 

Western Avenue & Summer Street

Edward J. McGoin Square 

Essex, Liberty & High Streets

Francis Joseph McGrane Square 

Western Ave & Market Square

Francis R. McLaughlin Square 

Linden & Cottage Streets

Joseph Moffett Street Square 

Veterans Village

Ernest L Morrison Square 

Essex, Joyce & Rockaway Streets

Robert Nelson Square 

Parkland Ave & Richardson Road

Thomas Edward Noonan Square 

Kirtland & Boston Street

Daniel F. O'Callahan Square 

O'Callahan Way

George A. Odiorne Square 

Carnes & Boston Street

Joseph George Pelkey Square 

Boston & North Federal Street

Peter James Pennucci Square 

Alley & Blossom Streets

Joseph A. Putrius Square 

River, Ida & Camden Streets

Marcel E. Richard Square 

Washington & Boston Streets

Connie Boorus Roach Square 

Blossom & South Common Streets

Aubrey E. Robinson Square 

Maple & Chestnut Streets

Kerry Charles Sabanty Square 

Cliff & Walnut Streets

Sackson­Weiner Square 

Nahant, Broad & Lewis Streets

Horatio W. Scott Square 

DAV Traffic Island, Summer & Prospect St.

Earl W. Shea Square 

Dearborn Ave. & Summer Street

Lawrence R. Starrett Street 

Veterans Village

Basil A. Timmons Square 

Mudge & Essex Streets

Harold O. Turner Square 

South Elm St. & Summer Street

Carlton W. Upton Square 

Gage & Bowler Street & Lake Avenue

Robert J. Whitter Square 

Essex Circle & Essex Street

Lloyd E. Wilkins Square 

Eutaw Ave & Chatham Street

Balilla Zavaglia Square 

Essex & Lincoln Streets

Robert Zimman Square 

Park and North Common Streets

John J. Lennehan Square 

Blake & Central Ave., Munroe Street

Veterans Memorial Square 

City Hall Square

Download (PDF): Lynn Veterans' Squares

Massachusetts Veterans Organizations

American Legion
State House, Room 546­2 Boston, MA 02133

(617) 727-2966
www.legion.org

American Legion Auxiliary
State House, Room 546­2 Boston, MA 02133

(617) 727-2958
www.legion-aux.org/

AMVETS
State House, Room 546­3 Boston, MA 02133

(617) 303-5693
www.amvets.org

Disabled American Veterans
State House, Room 546 Boston, MA 02133

(617) 727-2974
www.dav.org

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.
Greater Boston Chapter 
Virginia Moran Hurley, President
5 Ellsworth Park Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 497-8741
www.goldstarwives.org

Italian American War Veterans
State House, Room 545 Boston, MA 02133

(617) 727-8397
www.itamvets.org

Jewish War Veterans
State House, Room 547 Boston, MA 02133

(617) 727-2963
www.jwv.org

Korean War Veterans
State House, Room 546­4 Boston, MA 02133

(617) 723-1783
www.kwva.org

Marine Corps League
State House, Room 545 Boston, MA 02133

(617) 720-0414
www.mcleague.org

Marine for Life
Contact: Kevin F. Coughlin

boston@m4l.usmc.mil
www.m4l.usmc.mil
(617) 293-4102

Military Order of the Purple Heart
State House, Room 545 Boston, MA 02133

(617) 263-4654
www.purpleheart.org

New England Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America
1600 Providence Highway, Suite 101R
Walpole, MA 02081

(800) 660-1181
www.nepva.org

Paralyzed Veterans of America
Boston VA Regional Office Rm. 1575­C
J.F.K. Federal Building, Boston, MA 02203­0393

(617) 303-1395
www.pva.org

Persian Gulf Era Veterans
State House, Room 545 Boston, MA 02133

(617) 263-7438
Toll Free: (888) 891-1117

Polish American Veterans
State House, Room 545 Boston, MA 02133

(617) 727-2970
www.plav.org

Puerto Rican Veterans Association

(877) 280-5595

Veterans of Foreign Wars
State House, Room 546­1 Boston, MA 02133

(617) 303-5688
www.vfw.org

Vietnam Veterans of  America
State House, Room 546­4 Boston, MA 02133

(617) 303-5687
Toll Free: (800) 358-4340
www.vva.org

Download (PDF): Veterans' Organizations

Past Events

Annual Korean War Memorial Service
Wednesday, July 27th at 11AM – Lynn City Hall Foyer

JOIN US AS WE PAUSE TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO SERVED, FOUGHT AND DIED IN THE KOREAN WAR AND THOSE STILL MISSING

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND - LIGHT REFRESHEMENTS TO BE SERVED AFTER THE SERVICE. SPONSORED BY THE LYNN VETERANS' COUNCIL

The Lynn Veterans' Council is an umbrella organization representing all Lynn Veteran organizations.

Hearing of the Legislature's Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs

Location: City Hall - Lynn City Council Chamber
Sponsor: Massachusetts Legislature
Date: June 7th
Start Time: 1:30 PM

CITY OF LYNN MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
Tuesday, May 24th 2011 at 6PM

JOIN US IN VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUMII
Musical Performances by: The Lynn Public School Band and Singer Gayle Bastarache
Drill Presentation by: Lynn English Marine Corps JrROTC
Light Refreshments Will Be Served - All Are Welcome To Attend
Please Contact the Lynn Department of Veterans' Services with any questions at (781) 598-4000 or by email at Msweeney@lynnma.gov

Schedule of 2011 Memorial Day Events and Services
  Below is a list of Memorial Day events in the City ofLynn. All are welcome to attend these events to honor our fallen heroes. Please feel free to contact this Office if you have any
questions.
City of Lynn Memorial Day Ceremony
  Date: Tuesday, May 24th
Time: 6 PM
Location: City Hall - Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Notes: Join us at the first Memorial Day Ceremony in the newly refurbished Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Musical performances by the Lynn Public School Band and others. Drill Presentation by the Lynn Marine Corps JrROTC. All are welcome to attend.
Decorating of Graves
  Date: Thursday, May 26th
Time: 6 PM
Location: Pine Grove Cemetery
Notes: Those participating should meet at the foot of the World War One Section at 6 PM
Mass Honoring Fallen Veterans at Sacred Heart Church

Date: Monday, May 30th
Time: 9 AM
Sponsor: Polish Legion of American Veterans (PLA V), Post 56
Location: Sacred Heart Church

PLA V Memorial Day Service
  Date: Monday, May 30th
Time: l0 AM
Location: Breed Square
Sponsor: Polish Legion of American Veterans, Post 56
Memorial Day Parade
 

Date: Monday, May 30th
Time: Forms at 12:30 PM - Steps off at 1:30 PM
Location: North Shore Community College Parking Lot (Washington St. Entrance)
Route: Washington Street, Broad Street, Market Street, City Hall Square, North Common Street, Park Street, Boston Street ending in front of Pine Grove Cemetery.

Notes: PARADE WILL FORM AT NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
PARKING LOT, WASHINGTON STREET ENTRANCE

CITY OF LYNN
VETERANS DAY CEREMONY

Friday, November 11th at 11 AM

JOIN US FOR THE VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
IN VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM
IN LYNN CITY HALL!

Musical Performances by:
The Lynn Public School Band and Gayle Bastarache
Drill Presentation by: Lynn English Marine Corps Jr ROTC

Guest Speaker:
Shawn Tarasuik, United States Navy

Light Refreshments Will Be Served - All Are Welcome to Attend

Please Contact the Lynn Department of Veterans’ Services with any questions at (781) 586-6911

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