Editorials

Turning around the Harrington and Connery Schools

March 19, 2010
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It is easier said than done – that is – turning around the failing Harrington and Connery Schools. The teachers haven’t failed. It is the leadership that has failed. We urge the superintendent of schools to come out of the box in searching for solutions to this chronic and nagging problem. If she tries...

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Irishman of the Year

March 19, 2010
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Richard McGuinness is this year’s Friendly Knights of St. Patrick Irishman of the Year. Like his father before him, he is an educator and a former baseball coach at Lynn English. His four children are all college graduates. This is a great guy who has lived a charmed life – and to him –...

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Failing schools are about failing administrations

March 10, 2010
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News from the state last week that the Harrington and Connery elementary schools are failing came as no surprise to those of us with younger children who never have placed our children in such facilities. First and foremost, the facilities themselves doom children who enter them as they give the look and the feel...

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Charter school scam vote

March 4, 2010
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Many, many schools in this city are underperforming or have students who cannot compare statistically to kids living in other towns less than two miles away. More kids here have lower reading and math scores than in most other cities and towns across the Commonwealth. Many, many students in the Lynn School system cannot...

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Barton’s suspension unfair, Draconian

February 25, 2010
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The suspension of Lynn English basketball coach Buzzy Barton by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association is about as unfair as anything having to do with high school sports we have witnessed in years. That the gratuitous complaints of a principal from East Boston could lead to Barton being benched and the Lynn English basketball...

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Tiger Woods

February 25, 2010
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Maybe you listened to him. Maybe you didn’t. But Tiger Woods’ apology on television last Friday was quintessential American media stuff. It was fabulous theater. Tiger even choked up a bit. Bottom line, we thought it was a US Open winning performance by Tiger, who now has come to understand that he has a...

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An injustice

February 17, 2010
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The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association has come down hard on Lynn English High School at a hearing recently held last Friday. The MIAA asserted that a former assistant at Lynn English recruited East Boston High School student Cory McMillan to transfer to Lynn English. The entire series of events and the questions that have...

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Job creation

February 10, 2010
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Since the national economy almost collapsed a little more than twelve months ago, the crying need has been for new jobs and better jobs to replace the millions upon millions of jobs that were lost and which, we believe, are not coming back for a long, long, time. The president is talking about creating...

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The Super Bowl

February 10, 2010
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There was a little bit of everything for those of us who took the time to watch the Super Bowl Sunday. For many of us who take an interest in such things, without the Patriots taking the field for battle the game had virtually no meaning. For those of you who bet on Indianapolis,...

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Waterfront potential abounds but only if made worthwhile

February 2, 2010
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Events are moving rapidly on the Lynn waterfront east of the Lynnway where, one day, the city is hoping for the kind of development that will utilize the waterfront. With the power line issue all but solved, the coming months will find an area nearly fully prepared for development proposals. What should go there...

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