Editorials

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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Lynn curfew works

April 30, 2010
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Ordinances generally don’t work as effectively as the curfew ordinance in this city. Passed in 1994, the curfew restricts those 18 and under from being out on the street between midnight and 6 a.m. The curfew is enforced therefore it is real – and not simply an ordinance that means well but is not...

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Charlie looking strong

April 21, 2010
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Swampscott’s Charlie Baker, the man who would be governor, scored an impressive victory over the weekend at the Massachusetts Republican convention. He blew rival Christy Mihos out of the water, which was not exactly unexpected. Baker now stands alone as the Republican nominee for governor. Obviously, this is of great interest to many Lynn...

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John Ford

April 21, 2010
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The very popular and very gentlemanly John Ford is now working for the very popular local state representative Steve Walsh in his office. For Walsh and for everyone seeking services from him, having Ford as a point man makes good sense. Ford likes people. He’s got the right personality for the job he is...

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Katelyn Kidney

April 21, 2010
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We want to congratulate Lynn Classical senior Katelyn Kidney on her acceptance to Bryant University. Kidney is an outstanding swimmer who will be continuing her career in the highly rated Division 1 Bryant swimming program. Her acceptance to Bryant is a tribute to her excellent academic and athletic talents, the support of her parents...

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