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Fund-raising to spruce up downtown Lynn

A Beyond Walls initiative is helping make downtown Lynn a more inviting and pedestrian-friendly place. Through the civic crowd-funding platform Patronicity, MassDevelopment and the Lynn Neighborhood Development Associates are fund-raising for the project. Beyond Walls, a group of Lynn residents, business owners, and public art enthusiasts, will use the funds to install LED lighting at the Central Square underpass; 12 pieces of vintage neon artwork; 10 murals by internationally known artists; and a sculpture honoring Lynn’s industrial roots. The campaign is seeking to raise $80,000 by May 22. MassDevelopment has pledged a $50,000 matching grant through its Commonwealth Places program. For information or to make a donation, go to www.patronicity.com/Lynn.


John Laidler can be reached at john.laidler@globe.com.

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