Editorials

Letter to the Editor

April 24, 2015
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Dear Editor: I am proud to announce that Children’s Friend and Family Services will be joining more than 1,100 communities across the country on May 7 to celebrate the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day to highlight the importance of positive mental health from birth. This...

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Congressman Moulton Upholds Promise to Fight for Pay Equity in the Workforce

April 21, 2015
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On Equal Pay Day, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) reiterated his support for the Paycheck Fairness Act and called on Congress to pass important legislation ensuring that working men and women are paid equally for the same work. Today, women in the United States continue to earn less on average than their male counterparts, and...

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Founders Celebration to Be Held March 18

March 12, 2015
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My Brother’s Table (MBT), the North Shore’s largest soup kitchen located in Lynn, will hold its annual Founders Celebration, Wednesday, March 18th at 6:30 pm at Shirat Hayam in Swampscott, MA. The Founders Celebration is an evening to honor the founders of MBT and their legacy as well as some of the special supporters...

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Lynn’s Congressman Seth Moulton Makes Favorable Impression in Visit

February 26, 2015
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During the course of his campaign for the congressional seat in the Sixth District, Seth Moulton said he would be back in Lynn often and doing what he could in Washington to help the city to advance in all ways. Congressman Moulton was in Lynn Sunday afternoon, conducting office hours at Brothers Deli on...

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Looking at Our Accomplishments and Challenges

February 26, 2015
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(The following were remarks delivered by House Speaker Bob DeLeo in the House Chambers on Beacon Hill to the members of the House of Representatives on February 11. My colleagues, my friends, welcome. I’m so proud to speak with you today. Each day I reflect on the great obligations I have to you –...

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The Winter of Our Discontent

February 23, 2015
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Although the temperatures have been below zero with wind chills even colder, tempers have been rising among just about all of us as the snow and our frustrations continue to pile up. Yes, life is difficult in the city, where parking spaces are non-existent, tickets are being issued, cars are being towed, traffic is...

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More Substance Counselors Are Needed in Our Region

February 12, 2015
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Opioid and prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Massachusetts and has been for awhile. In the month of January, there were several overdoses in this area. Fortunately first responders arrived to assist many of these individuals by administering Narcan. We urge Governor Charlie Baker not to debate the word “cuts”  and let...

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Lessons Learned from the Blizzard of 2015

February 9, 2015
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It is with great concern and genuine regard for our city and our citizens that I offer up my account of the recent snowstorm that was the Blizzard of 2015. I have informally (through emails and Facebook posts) surveyed over one hundred Lynn citizens in preparation for this column. The feedback I received offered...

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Martin Luther King

January 16, 2015
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When one considers that it has been almost 47 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin Luther King. But...

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The Olympics in Boston?

January 16, 2015
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The prospect of hosting a Summer Olympics in Boston has been bandied about for many years, but it now appears as though things might get serious in light of Boston’s selection as the top choice of American cities to contend for the designation world-wide in 2024. As far as we know, in terms of dollars and cents,...

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