Letter: “What is going on in Lynn?”

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Tell us what you’re thinking! Opinions are welcome either in short-form in the comments below or long-form to editor@lynnhappens.com.

There’s a new publication, born in Lynn, called For the Culture, and they have submitted this piece by Alex Watley as a letter to LynnHappens. Read the full letter on For the Culture.

“Lynn, Lynn the city of sin, never go out the way you came in.”

A quote many know (I’ve even heard it said by people while in Texas) but very few understand the implications of. The rhyme actually highlights and further reinforces the negative reputation that Lynn unfortunately has. Is the reputation justified? There’s points to be made on both sides but either way it shouldn’t be something we celebrate.

Lynn is the birthplace of For The Culture so it’s near and dear to our hearts. Our mission is to inform, inspire, and engage Urban America and we believe that starts right here in the “City of Sin”. I’ve had the opportunity to get involved in a local political campaign and through that work I’ve learned very important (and sometimes terrifying) information about the city. I feel it’s my duty as a member of The Culture to share some of that. I know you’re busy, so for now I’ll just hip you on 3 critical areas you should be aware of: Read more…


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