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At-Large Councilor Candidate Forum July 10

July 5, 2013


The Lynn Community Association (LCA) is pleased to present a series of candidate forums this summer in anticipation of a highly contested election cycle for the city of Lynn this November. Starting with the at-Large Councilor forum on Wednesday, July 10, 7PM, at the Temple Ahabat Shalom on Ocean St., forum moderator and publisher of […]

A Very Short History of Contemporary Rubbish Regulation in Lynn

September 19, 2012


  6/10/86–Chapter 8.24 of the Ordinances of the City of Lynn, entitled “LITTER AND REFUSE GENERALLY” is approved by the city. This ordinance is revised 4 times in the period from 1986 to 1997. Source– June 21, 2011–A proposed ordinance amending Chapter 8,24 is passed by City Council unanimously with emergency, meaning “a special emergency […]

Finding Solutions or “There’s More than One Way to Skin a Rat”

August 23, 2012


I feel obligated to write about Tuesday’s informal meeting of the Ordinance Committee called to discuss the rat/trash problem we have in Lynn. After all, Councilor Darren Cyr invited me and I got to sit at the big table. I even got to speak my piece. Part of me feels like “This is family business–don’t let any […]

Mayor Refuses Emergency Funds for Rat Control to Budget

July 1, 2012


Thank you Media Seth! I didn’t stay at City Hall for the 8 o’clock city council meeting on June 26, and missed some lively discussion on the budget. Thank the gods you were there to record the whole thing unedited. I would have had to rely on a 3rd person account if you weren’t there, […]

You’re my Hero, Ms. Manfra

November 15, 2011


      The Daily Item: Paving fix vexes Lynn resident. Don’t settle for less.

These are the Pros and Cons of Bullet Votes

November 5, 2011


Are you going to vote on Nov. 8th? In the best of all possible worlds, you want your vote to count, right? Maybe if you bullet vote, your vote will count more. Then again, maybe not. In the upcoming election, you can vote for up to 4 of 8 at-Large Councillor candidates and up to […]

Politicians Take Debate in Lynn

October 22, 2011


So many debates, so little time. The next one is scheduled for Monday at 7PM at the Ford school. The Highlands Coalition is sponsoring it. You may have seen members of the Highlands Coalition today and last Saturday helping the DPW plant new trees along Essex Avenue. The Coalition scored a $21,000 grant from the […]