Editorials

Waterfront potential abounds but only if made worthwhile

February 2, 2010
By

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...

Read more »

Retaining the rollback

February 2, 2010
By

City hall officials should think long and hard about restoring the hour that was lost for bar owners during the last administration. The cutback has proven useful to law enforcement. It has also enhanced the city’s reputation outside of our boundaries. There are fewer accidents – and fewer drunken driving incidents as a result...

Read more »

Senator Scott Brown

January 27, 2010
By

The election of Senator Scott Brown was not exactly a surprise to Lynn voters. By the time election day had come around last week, everyone here who takes some interest in politics – which is just about everyone – had the strong feeling that Martha Coakley was not going to make it and that...

Read more »

Thank you Coach Sverker

January 27, 2010
By

We want to congratulate and commend Lynn Tech head football coach Gary Sverker on his retirement from this program. For 19 seasons, Coach Sverker put a competitive, fundamentally sound and sportsmanlike football team on the field but more importantly, he was a mentor to young men who needed his support and example to set...

Read more »

The Haitian calamity

January 21, 2010
By

Lynn City Hall has organized itself to be of aid to the city’s Haitian population by giving outreach to those who are living here and then providing as well access to charitable and humanitarian groups. Nearly all of us who live here and who call this place our home, have been moved and horrified...

Read more »

Get out and vote

January 21, 2010
By

Those of us who admired the good that Senator Ted Kennedy did when he ruled the senate are astonished and frankly, are a bit mortified that state Senator Scott Brown might beat Attorney General Martha Coakley in Tuesday’s election finale. That’s politics for you – but the election isn’t over yet. Whomever you are...

Read more »

Firefighter Mark Ducharme

January 13, 2010
By

The collapse of Lynn firefighter Mark Ducharme at a recent fire on Oakwood Avenue has left him hospitalized but much better off than when he got to the hospital the morning of the fire. He most likely suffered a heart attack while going about his job at the fire. If his colleague firefighter Tim...

Read more »

The Lynn fire chief issue

January 13, 2010
By

With a Superior Court case and union involvement and civil service and all kinds of arcane rules and regulations, appointing a new Lynn Fire Chief has taken on the appearance of the recently enacted national health care bill which ran more than 1000 pages. Why can’t the mayor simply appoint the best man for...

Read more »

Missing documents

January 13, 2010
By

It is incomprehensible to believe that former Mayor Chip Clancy removed documents from city hall that aren’t backed up on computers in other offices inside city hall. Copies of city contracts must assuredly be kept in the city solicitor’s office. Payroll registers by law must be kept by the treasurer and auditor, and on...

Read more »

The new mayor: JFK Judith Flanagan Kennedy

January 7, 2010
By

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy starts off her mayoralty during a difficult economic time when nearly everything about city government and how we are going to pay for it rests in the balance. Her firm commitment to increased police protection is a favored bit of public policy desired by nearly everyone who lives here and...

Read more »

Recent Activity

Full Print Edition