Editorials

Controlling and or stunting gang activity

June 17, 2010
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Once again, the future of the Police Department’s anti-gang unit is being offered as a martyr to the bad economy. Some councilors are running around trying to get local downtown businessmen to contribute $200,000 to close the gap so the anti-gang force can continue its work in the city during the hot summer months....

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The re-opening of the Ward Bath House

June 10, 2010
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It was a fine day for the Lynn/Nahant Beach Reservation as the governor cut the ribbon with members of the Ward Family celebrating the opening of the Ward Bath House. In modern times, no governor has done more for the beach through his designees than Governor Deval Patrick. No DCR Commissioner – and in...

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The Friends of Lynn/Nahant Beach

June 10, 2010
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We also wish to thank the members and the leadership of the Friends of the Lynn/Nahant Beach for their amazing efforts during the past three years to get the job done. President Robert Tucker has done a fabulous job with the membership of this neighborhood group. Not enough can be said about the effect...

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Bullies have no place in Lynn schools

June 5, 2010
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The Lynn School Department is to be praised for its proactive and correct effort to implement a legal and just protocol to be used against those who bully other students. Bullying can’t be legislated away. In other words, we can’t simply make laws that cause it to be illegal and then expect that bullying...

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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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