Editorials

Missing documents

January 13, 2010
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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...

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The new mayor: JFK Judith Flanagan Kennedy

January 7, 2010
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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...

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The snowfall and high tide

January 7, 2010
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The weekend snowfall was, obviously, magnificent. Whenever this old industrial city is turned perfectly white, there is always room for a sigh and a special look around us – for the snow changes the landscape and the atmosphere we live in whenever it happens. Now to the high tide Friday and Saturday. It was...

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Happy New Year

December 30, 2009
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There is no way to know what awaits us before it happens – and so – we watch the coming of 2010 with great interest and hope. The hope is for a healthy, prosperous New Year. The interest is in having a positive year of gains and success in both our personal lives and...

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Get out and vote

December 9, 2009
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Everyone running for the late Senator Edward Kennedy’s senate seat will find out exactly where they stand on Tuesday. The important thing is to get out and vote. Tell your friends to vote. Make this a contest, not a giveaway. Make it a contest, not a hollow, unfulfilling exercise in democracy at its worst....

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The USS JFK

December 9, 2009
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Discussion is underway to make an attempt to bring the decommissioned USS John F. Kennedy to Boston. The aircraft carrier, as tall as the Empire State Building and displacing 100,000 tons, would be a wonderful tourist venue capable of generating millions of dollars while at the same time bringing tens of thousands of tourists...

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Thanksgiving 2009

November 25, 2009
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This time last year, the national economy was preparing for collapse. The economy’s beginning of the end, or as Churchill once said, the end of the beginning, came into full force in and around Thanksgiving 2008. Yet we all sat down with our families and friends last year for a hearty Thanksgiving dinner. One...

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Front page photograph says it better than words

November 19, 2009
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The smiling mayor elect Judith Flanagan-Kennedy shown side by side on our front page with the smiling Governor Deval Patrick in his Beacon Hill office last week proves the old adage that a picture is worth 10,000 words. In this instance, it is worth more like 100,000 words and tells the modern version of...

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Lynnfield Street repairs

November 19, 2009
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It is gratifying to learn that Lynnfield Street is up for some technical changes that will alter the situation where Lynnfield meets the Lynn border. Councillor Wayne Lozzi is the point man for most of the upcoming changes, which will not be taking place for two years. These changes are all about opportunity. Let...

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Mayor-elect Judith Flanagan-Kennedy

November 11, 2009
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Judith Flanagan-Kennedy’s election last week marks a new era in Lynn politics. Her candidacy by write-in defied all odds and her final victory, although by 27 votes, also defied all odds. Her two victories leading to the mayor’s office is the stuff of legend – and many, many years from now people will talk...

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