Editorials

The Red Sox and spring and all other things

April 7, 2010
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The Red Sox come from behind victory over the dreaded Yankees in the season opener Sunday night was the stuff of magic, even of destiny. It gave everyone around here a boost and seemed to bring as well the solid presence of the spring, with the game being played in relative warmth when in...

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English High School student receives $200,000 scholarship

April 7, 2010
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There is no greater compliment to a young student’s abilities and achievement at English High School than receiving a $200,000 full scholarship to Boston University. As a result of receiving one of the top scores in the Boston University Latin Scholarship Competition, Anjeza Beharaj, whose family hails from Albania, has been awarded the Palma...

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Mayor to speak at English

April 7, 2010
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Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy has agreed to be the keynote speaker at the Lynn English High School graduation in June. This will be the mayor’s first major, local commencement address and there is a lot of excitement being generated about it. It will be the first time in the history of the city that...

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DCR on the ball

March 31, 2010
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Once again, kudos go to Department of Conservation and Recreation Director Richard Sullivan. Following the recent storms that pummeled the beaches here, sending sand everywhere, and creating a general mess, DCR employees who care for the beaches were sent out en masse to make things right, again. This is a sign that DCR under...

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Suing the city for bullying

March 31, 2010
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We do not for a moment believe that the family suing the city for $35 million claiming their son was bullied at Brickett School is doing so on merit. We believe the family is hurt that its child was hurt in an unfortunate accident at the school but that their charges as investigated by...

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The health care bill

March 23, 2010
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There are among us in this sprawling city where we live thousands of residents and younger people who do not have health insurance. There are also those among us who have lost everything to the health system because a loved one needed expensive health care – and so a home was taken or a...

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Saturday’s warmth

March 23, 2010
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Last Saturday’s warmth, with the temperature rising into the low 70’s, set off one of the most enjoyable early spring days we can recall. We were in our gardens and backyards. We were down the beach. We used the grill for the first time since winter began. By Sunday, the warm streak that lasted...

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Congratulations to the state champions

March 19, 2010
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The St. Mary’s School Girls Hockey Team won its third state championship in a row Sunday night at TD Garden in Boston. This is an incredible achievement given the capabilities of so many teams that the St. Marys Girls competed against in the state. We want to congratulate head coach Frank Pagliuca, Assistant coaches...

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Turning around the Harrington and Connery Schools

March 19, 2010
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It is easier said than done – that is – turning around the failing Harrington and Connery Schools. The teachers haven’t failed. It is the leadership that has failed. We urge the superintendent of schools to come out of the box in searching for solutions to this chronic and nagging problem. If she tries...

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Irishman of the Year

March 19, 2010
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Richard McGuinness is this year’s Friendly Knights of St. Patrick Irishman of the Year. Like his father before him, he is an educator and a former baseball coach at Lynn English. His four children are all college graduates. This is a great guy who has lived a charmed life – and to him –...

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