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This just in…

January 4, 2011

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The RedRock Observer The dawn grew bright on Red Rock Beach Nahant was in a fog. Egg Rock hovered over the ocean The waves made waves upon the sand… Wait one minute This just in Man gunned down on porch in Lynn. ———— Some say he was in a gang Now trying to make amends. […]

Henry Avenue Park

May 31, 2010

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As recently as two years ago, Henry Avenue Park was not a place to bring the kids. In a final act of desperation, the city had taken down the basketball hoops to discourage “loitering and other activities happening in the parks.” Neglect was evident in the torn-down chain link fences, graffiti, vandalized playground equipment and […]

Who is Charles E. Shannon Jr. and Why Does He Have a Grant Named After Him?

October 29, 2009

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And what does this have to do with Lynn? Charles E. Shannon Jr. was a Lexington police officer for 20 years. Shannon served 8 terms in the State Senate. During his tenure in the Senate, he worked on ways to combat gang violence in Somerville. After he died of cancer in 2005, the state of […]

White House Invites At-large Candidate to Fatherhood Forum

October 4, 2009

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At-large candidate for city council Eugene Schneeberg recently attended a White House Community Forum on Responsible Fatherhood and Education Success on Wednesday, September 23, in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Fatherhood Forum was cosponsored by the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the U.S. Department of Education.  The event brought together experts, […]

Portrait of a Violent City

August 25, 2009

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Something about yesterday’s Lynn Item really got to me. Truth be told, I feel this way more than a few times during the year after reading the Item. But there was something a little more poignant yesterday because it’s election season. I try to make this blog a positive place, but sometimes it’s necessary to […]

The Crip Journal

August 10, 2009

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Walking to the corner store to buy some milk on the morning of August 6, I was stopped cold by the following headline: Unfortunately, what I saw was a page out of the “Daily Gangsta.” Graffiti is the medium through which a gang asserts its dominance and sends messages to other gangs and their own. […]

Lynn, Lynn, Together We Win

July 27, 2009

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There are so many things I want to write about, but as soon as I settle on my next topic, something else comes up. In this case, I feel it is my job to introduce you to Eugene Schneeberg*, candidate for at-large city councilor. If you don’t already know of him, he will be at […]