Editorials

Hail, Andrew Fila

October 6, 2010
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Lynn English High School will not be the same without Andrew Fila. The longtime principal, a great moving force for achievement at the high school, will be sorely missed now that he has retired. His announcement sent by e-mail to his staff came as a great shock. At English High School, and throughout this...

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The waterfront

October 6, 2010
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Has anyone in a position of responsibility thought of drawing up a plan for the development of the waterfront and then having a competition and awarding the right to the bidder willing to invest the most? That’s how the Lynn waterfront achieves is destiny. An investment by individuals here and there won’t lead to...

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Licensing Board to be packed?

September 30, 2010
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The rumor swirling inside hall is that the mayor is seeking to end run those who do not believe the 2:00 a.m. closing hour should be restored. They say that the mayor is not going to reappoint Licensing Board member John Pace, that she will, instead, appoint one of two people apparently being considered...

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The Salem development warrants high road

September 22, 2010
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The city of Salem needs to get serious about the Highland Avenue development enlarging the Walmart and creating a Lowe’s. It needs to get serious by considering the impact this development will have on the Lynn neighborhood just below it. Neither the developers nor the city is giving consideration to the worries – whether...

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A new challenge for Eddie Shadoff

September 16, 2010
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Eddie Shadoff, the popular and distinguished director of athletics at Lynn Tech High School made a major announcement in this week’s Lynn Journal. Shadoff dropped the political bombshell-that he is a candidate for the Lynn School Committee in next years elections. Shadoff certainly has the background and the understanding of the Lynn School System...

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The change

September 16, 2010
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We all noticed it this weekend, that is, the change in the weather. Suddenly we went about our homes closing the windows and feeling just a bit of a chill. It is always amazing to those of us who pay attention to the changing of the seasons how quickly summer ends after Labor Day....

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Back to school

September 10, 2010
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Lynn’s public schools are back in operation and according to those who claim to know, the opening went smoothly and almost without a hitch. This is good news at a time when the Lynn public schools are dramatically challenged by the need for added revenues and for new schools. A very large number of...

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Garelick Farms

August 25, 2010
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It comes as great news that the city has been fining Garelick Farms $1000 a day since August 4 for allowing a nuisance odor emanating from its sprawling Lynnway plant. The city has finally shown its teeth in all its might and is now threatening to stall or to remove entirely its beverage production...

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The Lynnway odor conundrum

August 18, 2010
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We have lived the Lynnway odor conundrum for years. While the Daily Item claims the odor problem popped up three months ago, those of us who travel the Lynnway everyday north and south and who shop on the Lynnway know about the stench that has plagued this area for years. It bothers us that...

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Lynn’s health chief Mary O’Connor Should fine Garelick Farms

August 12, 2010
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Last Friday, Health Department chief Mary O’Connor put it to the folks at Garelick Farms. Get your act together or be fined – and be fined everyday, she told the firm’s leaders in so many words during a heated meeting. She was doing exactly what she’s supposed to do, which is to enforce the...

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