Browsing All Posts filed under »Parks and Recreation«

The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Museum

June 17, 2013


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


Lynn Fall Festival 2012 at Heritage State Park

September 24, 2012


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


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


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


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


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 […]