Editorials

Baker at the Porthole

June 5, 2010
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Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker, everyone’s favorite Republican, came to the Porthole Restaurant for an early morning Lynn Chamber of Commerce breakfast. He is an appealing sort – a good looking, tall, Harvard guy who made a fortune in the health care business, served for a time as a state cabinet secretary, and who would...

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Defense Department savings tied to cuts at River Works?

May 26, 2010
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There is talk inside the Defense Department, and among those in Congress who control military spending that production of jet engines may be cut back – and if so- jet engine building in Lynn at General Electric will most likely be effected. We have heard this talk before but it has never sounded so...

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Memorial Day Ceremony

May 26, 2010
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On Tuesday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m., the Director of the city’s Veterans Affairs Office Mike Sweeney has invited everyone who wishes to attend the first Memorial Day Ceremony in the newly refurbished Veterans Memorial Auditorium at City Hall. Musical performances will be given by The Lynn Public School Band and Tenor Brian Landry....

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Raw Arts rules

May 19, 2010
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Those of us familiar with the good work done by the great folks at Raw Arts saw it up close at their annual celebration held last week at the Raw Arts building in Central Square. It was a fabulous exhibition of what Raw Arts does best – which is to instill in its art...

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A son kills his mother

May 19, 2010
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A Lynn man is on trial for allegedly stabbing his mother to death in a blind rage 2 years ago. We wonder, what type of man kills his mother? Indeed, we know what type of man kills his mother. Such a man is a monster. And what is this man’s excuse? “She wouldn’t help...

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The state’s bullying bill

May 12, 2010
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For public school systems like ours, the state’s bullying bill recently passed and signed into law by the governor, is just one more reason to remain vigilant in the fight against bullying. For quite some time Lynn’s public schools have had a protocol in place to handle bullies and bullying. The new state law...

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The odor heads north

May 12, 2010
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We have to admit that we always feel a bit as though justice is being done when we drive down Lynn Shore Drive heading for Swampscott and the smell is worse in Swampscott than anywhere along the beach in Lynn. This is the way it has been during the early part of spring. We...

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Fila honors colleagues

May 12, 2010
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What a nice time Lynn English Principal Andrew Fila held for his colleagues at the Porthole Pub last week. It is always especially meaningful when colleagues involved in the day to day business of running one of this city’s premier high schools are brought together to celebrate their contribution. This is what Mr. Fila...

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The water crisis that is not ours

May 8, 2010
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There is a great deal of pride in announcing we are from Lynn for the past three days. The water catastrophe and crisis affecting much of Greater Boston and all of Boston itself at first blush doesn’t concern us. We are not part of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. If we were, we’d be...

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The advantages of rain

April 30, 2010
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March was one of the wettest months in history. Rainfall, at times, for days on end was torrential. All this rain had an impact on the local water situation, according to Lynn Water and Sewer executive director Daniel F. O’Neill. O’Neill reports that the four reservoir water supply system used by the city is...

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