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The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Museum

June 17, 2013

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Best kept secret. Hidden jewel. Two phrases I often hear when people talk about the GAR museum. But life-long Lynners seem to be fully aware of the treasure in their midst–a treasure showing signs of wear and tear. After attending some of Lynn’s Civil War Sesquicentennial celebration 2 weeks ago, I heard there was going […]

Misty Morning

October 21, 2012

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Lynn Fall Festival 2012 at Heritage State Park

September 24, 2012

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I want this guy’s job. As you can see, I snapped a bunch of pictures and put them in a movie.

Sand Drawings

January 1, 2012

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If today was any indication, 2012 is going to be a good year. The weather being sunny and mild I ventured out to the beach to take some photos. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say it was Spring. Strange days indeed. Going by the pen name of Jay Slay, a man was putting […]

Follow-up on Williams Avenue Park

November 21, 2011

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The graffiti is gone. I’m assuming the Essex County Sheriff’s office erased it with their graffiti deleting machine sometime before Sunday, November 6, when I noticed it gone. Proof that calling City Hall’s Graffiti Hotline can result in a positive outcome. It took several weeks, but I don’t think that’s an unreasonable timeline. The city’s […]

Counting the Days

October 11, 2011

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It’s been 18 days since I called the city’s Graffiti Hotline about the gang graffiti at Williams Avenue Park (see previous post). I don’t want to see the park slide back into the state I found it in: Don’t the people who live closer to it care? (There I go again, jumping to conclusions.)

The Henry Avenue Park Summit

June 22, 2011

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We watched the dark blue sedan climb the hill toward Henry Avenue Park, its driver anonymous behind the glare of the windshield. At the last moment, it took a left instead of continuing straight into the cul-de-sac that served as the playground’s parking area. “That looked like a drive-by,” said Antonio. “That’s the kind of […]