Editorials

What might have been

November 5, 2009
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Halloween Night, I missed an old friend who always stopped by at our home on Ocean Street with his kids as they made the rounds Trick or Treating. Pat McManus didn’t show this year. The smiling face, the humble countenance, the soft hello, how are you doing was missed this year. Who would have...

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Clancy or Flanagan Kennedy?

October 31, 2009
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It is up to the voters of this city on next Tuesday to cast one of the most important votes in quite a while. The mayor of Lynn is the bottom line in this city – and most leadership springs from the mayor’s office. Mayor Edward Chip Clancy is facing his first real test...

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The Friends of Lynn/Nahant Beach honor Robert Tucker, Thank Commissioner Sullivan

October 21, 2009
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The Friends of Lynn/Nahant Beach, whom have done so much to act as this city’s emissary to the Department of Conservation and Recreation, presented its President Robert Tucker, the well known former councilor, with a special award for meritorious service at last week’s special meeting at the Diamond District Inn. The award was presented...

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Congressman Tierney’s endorsement for Congressman Capuano

October 21, 2009
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Our Congressman John Tierney is a man to be admired and to be trusted, and so we agree completely with his assessment of Congressman Michael Capuano as his choice to succeed the late Senator Ted Kennedy as our senator from Massachusetts. Capuano’s visit to Lynn over the weekend – where he spoke to a...

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The coming year

October 13, 2009
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Unless our state officials and the watchdogs who follow spending in state government are trying to fool us, it appears that Massachusetts is facing a deficit that might actually reach $1 billion before all is said and done for the next fiscal year. This means that spending, presently, is outdistancing anticipated income, to the...

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Sean Deveney and The Curse

October 13, 2009
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Sean Keveney, formerly of Lynn has been a Sporting News reporter and commentator since 1999. He has reported on dozens of major events, including the NBA Finals, World Series, Super Bowl, the NCAA basketball tournament and the PGA championship. Now he has taken his profession a big step forward. He has recently authored, "The...

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Lynn Cam

October 7, 2009
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Once again, we want to compliment the directors and producers of the programming on Lynn Cam for outstanding work in the interest of the community at large. During a recent viewing of Lynn Cam, we watched with awe, a Girls, Inc. advertisement that was absolutely stunning in message and intent and so wonderfully well...

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Standing firm on the rollback

October 7, 2009
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Mayor Edward Clancy is not about to change his mind about rolling the hours back here of bars and of liquor licenses. He believes, as we believe, the city is a better place with a 1 a.m. closing than a 2 a.m. closing time. Why? Because we don’t believe anyone in their right mind...

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The Patriots

October 7, 2009
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Those of you who thought the Patriots dynasty was done – take another look. Sunday’s victory over Baltimore showed a rejuvenated and very, very tough defense, and shades of greatness in Tom Brady, who finally shot a touchdown pass to Randy Moss. It will only get better as the season moves on.

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Signs don’t vote – but they seem to

October 3, 2009
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The city is awash in political signage – a sure sign that politics is still alive in this city. Many, many people question the effectiveness of political signage – and many others abhor it and would like to do away with it. Some believe it is the natural expression of political intent. Others believe...

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