Editorials

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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Merry Christmas: Still Time to Help Those in Need

December 24, 2014
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Christmas is almost upon us and it promises to be the merriest Christmas in many years for most Americans. Our long, twin nightmares of deep economic recession and seemingly-unending wars in the Middle East are over. It is fair to say that as a nation, we are in a much better place than we...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014
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Another Thanksgiving is upon us, a day for schoolboy football, family gatherings, and not much else to do other than enjoy a great dinner that reminds us how fortunate we truly are. Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a...

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A Standing Ovation for Al Malagrifa

November 21, 2014
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The applause started in the back of the function hall at Angelica’s in Middleton but by the time Al Malagrifa made it to the podium, it was a full-fledged standing ovation. The 200 guests at the Lynn Vocational Technical Association’s Hall of Fame Banquet showed the former Tech director/principal just how appreciative they were...

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