Monthly Archives: December 2011

Highlights from Lynn Blogs – An Education

From An Education, “Education.Politics.History.Psychology.” Thinking about School Choice in the Context of the Lynn Public School System “Reading this guest commentary by Mary Levy posted on the blog All Things Education served as a catalyst for thought about the desire for school choice within the Lynn Public School  (LPS) system, a district which has been deemed to be…

The Last Weekend Rundown of the Year

Friday, 12/30 1. Your LH and rundown editor, “DJ Seth,” will be at Gulu-Gulu Cafe in Salem,  with classic and modern indie, shoegaze, post-punk castaways, new wave leftovers and candy-colored synth pop. You can dance or spazz in comfort, and whatever your plans they probably won’t be playing tunes like these the next night when the…

Signs of Lynn – Traditional Breads

  The iconic top of the stack at Traditional Breads is seen by commuters every day, but never like this (unless they’re not watching where they’re going.)   Previous Signs of Lynn Charlie’s Seafood New Angle Glass (With flashing sign picture) Walsh’s Garage Ocean St. Treasures Hines Ben Peralta Shoes Monte’s and You are Here Au…

City Council 12-27-11

  City Council video from December 27th, 2011. Not on the agenda below, the Council says farewell to Councilors at Large Paul Crowley and Stephen Duffy – speeches in the video. I had to switch to vimeo for this one. First, blip.tv failed. Then, youtube’s verification system in order to upload videos longer than fifteen…

Happens Stance – Lynn Drops the Ball on New Year’s

A Living in Lynn post, a Licensing Board meeting and today’s Salem News tell the story:   Let’s start with the most recent, today’s Salem News story, announcing 2am closings for New Year’s. The link will open in a new window.   You’ve read it? Good. Here’s my response, posted December 14th, to Lynn’s last…

Weekend Rundown

Friday, 12/23 1. Brown Chicken Brown Cow play original funk and wagnalls at Walnut Street Cafe at 8:30pm, #157 2.  Jeff Savlon plays Gulu-Gulu, 8:30pm at 247 Essex Street in Salem   Saturday, 12/24 You’re either celebrating Christmas Eve or waiting for a table at your favorite Asian restaurant. Listings on the right are not…

Op-Ed: MAPC Issues Policy Statement on Locating Casinos

 LOCATING A CASINO: MUCH AT STAKE FOR HOST COMMUNITY AND REGION A POLICY STATEMENT BY THE METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COUNCIL DECEMBER 22, 2011   The recent press coverage about the Foxborough casino proposal reminds us all that Massachusetts faces some challenging decisions about where to locate up to three casinos, how to maximize the benefits…

What to do with Holiday Trash

From the Lynn DPW: CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY TRASH SCHEDULE   Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy and Commissioner Jay Fink, Department of Public Works, would like to remind all residents that due the Christmas and New Year’s holidays falling on Sunday all trash, recycling, and yard waste collection will be delayed one day.   Please remember to…

Harvey Mapcase at Turbine for the Downtown Holiday Arts Social

  Holiday Arts Social organizer Jocelyn Almy-Testa says, “We’re going to do these events every month, starting with the Holiday Social, as a way for artists, collectors, collaborators, administrators, supporters, city officials, etc., to get together in the same room without overhead projectors, without surveys, and without limitations, and talk, chat, network, share ideas, spread…

Weekend Rundown

Friday, 12/16 1. Arts & Culture Holiday Social at Turbine, 56 Central Square. Come all ye creative types at 7pm. Harvey Mapcase strike up at 9pm. 2. The Lynn City Coffee House and Open Mic series at Lifepoint Church continues at 7:30pm with Boston slam poet champion Cole Rodriguez and more. 10 Baltimore Street. 3.…