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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 […]

Get Your First Draft of the New Lynn Trash Ordinance Here

September 13, 2012


What if you could have a hand in crafting policy for the city? What areas would you focus on? How would you achieve your goals? Attorney Ron Mendes, board member of the Greater Lynn Chamber of Commerce, drafted a new trash ordinance for the city of Lynn. He submitted to the City Council about a month […]

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, […]

Ordinance Committee Agenda Tuesday, June 26

June 25, 2012


Click on the link below to read the Ordinance Committee Agenda for Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30 PM in Room 402. If you’re interested in making Lynn a cleaner, healthier city, a place you’re proud to live in, show up for the discussion of a proposed amendment to an ordinance regulating storage and disposal of […]

Rat Tales

June 20, 2012


[The following letter was sent by me to the Lynn Item to follow up on their story Rat Problem Real to these Lynners. I was one of the Lynners interviewed for the story. I just read the Item Live. Let me know if you see my letter published in the print edition.] “The truth hurts,” […]