Boston (March 25, 2024) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today announced their successful efforts to secure an additional $1.6 million for education in Lynn, Massachusetts, bringing the total to more than $7.2 million in federal funding for community-based projects across the North Shore. 

“Community and civic leaders on the North Shore are dedicated to making the state a healthier, cleaner, safer, and more just place to live. I am proud to work with Senator Warren to bring important investments directly to local communities and initiatives to further their goals,” said Senator Markey. “These investments in clean drinking water, harbor and transportation infrastructure, and local higher education will make a meaningful difference in the lives of residents.” 

“I’m glad to have helped secure over $7 million in federal funding with Senator Markey and Representative Moulton so that North Shore communities will get the funding they need to improve their roads and water treatment facilities, support environmental conservation, and expand science labs on campuses,” said Senator Warren. “This federal funding will make a real difference on the North Shore, and I will keep up the fight to ensure the federal government is a strong partner for communities in Massachusetts.” 

Additional projects include:  

  • $1,658,000 for Briarcliff Early Elementary Education Center to allow Lynn Public Schools to expand its early childhood education program by adding an additional five full integrated pre-kindergarten classrooms. 

These projects come in addition earlier awards, including: 

  • $220,000 for the City of Lynn to upgrade traffic signal equipment and minor intersection improvements at seven intersection locations along the Broad Street and Lewis Street corridor. 
  • $883,000 for the City of Newburyport to protect the future of the region’s water supply from the anticipated effects of climate change by connecting their largest source of water to their water treatment facility. 
  • $3,000,000 for the City of Gloucester to make critical upgrades to their primary treatment Water Pollution Control Facility. 
  • $1,000,000 for North Shore Community College (NSCC) to modernize and expand science labs on campus in the Gateway City of Lynn. 
  • $500,000 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct sampling and testing, and environmental coordination in Ipswich Harbor.