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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

February 23, 2014


It’s no accident that recycling is last. It’s the least desirable option of the three. Adam Minter’s Junkyard Plant: Truths in the Billion Dollar Trash Trade sets out to explain why. Adam Minter grew up the son of a junkyard owner specializing in scrap metal, worked for his father while growing up and parlayed that […]

The Tide is Turning

October 13, 2012


As I watched Thursday’s installment of Channel 5’s Chronicle on the city of Lynn, I couldn’t help but think about the rat my dog just killed. Sheena the greyhound, 11 years old, you still got it in you. You saw it, you chased it, you clamped your formidable canines on it, shook it and dropped […]

The Ordinance Committee Talks Waste Management

August 14, 2012


The acoustics of Room 402 leave much to be desired. Subtract the presence of carpeting due to renovations and add the open windows due to the lack of air conditioning in City Hall and what you get is a frustrating exercise in listening to the City Council Ordinance subcommittee meeting where solutions to Lynn’s trash problem […]

What I Learned When a Car Slammed into my House

July 18, 2012


  In case you didn’t hear, a car slammed into my house Sunday night. No one inside the house got hurt, but the drivers of the 2 cars involved were injured. Fortunately, there was no blood to clean up; only oil. I was mainly thinking about the damage to my house. What does that say […]

Early Morning July 15

July 16, 2012


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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 […]

There are Those Who Would Profit from your Misery

August 6, 2011


When so many people are barely subsisting, banks foreclosing on homes and the economy in shambles, I have a difficult time understanding that there are those who would profit from the misery. The official-looking letter that came in the mail today dangled an interest reduction option “based on city and county records…estimated to decrease my […]