Browsing All posts tagged under »Highlands«

Highlands Oral History Project

May 14, 2013


Ana Stipanovic sought refuge from the war-torn region of Bosnia. Others came looking for decent jobs and food on the table, a better life. City Councilor Hong Net barely escaped from the killing fields of Cambodia, where starvation, disease and forced labor were the norm. Ana, Hong and many others who immigrated to Lynn or […]

Look What I Found!

September 20, 2011


High Rock Top – TourWrist®. Try out the full screen effect! There are also views of inside the Observatory, Lynn Auditorium, Gannon Golf Course and a few others.

The Ford School Should Be in This Book!

August 17, 2011


Asphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation Written by Sharon Gamson Danks; Published by New Village Press Reviewed by Trevor Smith The transformation of our nation’s asphalt and turf schoolyards into thriving educational and inspirational Green Space sounds like the ultimate “kumbaya” notion.  A notion that one might assume would surely suffocate under mountains […]

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 […]

The Ford School Garden

September 29, 2010


The long, gnarly slender green beans growing on the trellis in the Ford School community garden look familiar. Where had I seen them? A couple of miles away, in my neighborhood, the same variety festoons the chain link fence of a home on Williams Avenue. Every time I walk by, I am tempted to pick one. […]

Adopt a Block

August 13, 2010


In grammar school religion class, I learned that gospel means “good news.” To some degree, I hope this blog is like gospel, although the good news I’m hoping to spread may not have anything to do with God. This post is the exception to that caveat. Driving down Hamilton Avenue from the Ford School, I […]

Henry Avenue Park

May 31, 2010


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 […]