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Letter: Things Looking Up for the Brickyard Collaborative

7/21/18 Tell us what you’re thinking! Opinions are welcome either in short-form in the comments below or long-form to editor@lynnhappens.com. A letter from Ted Dillard of the Brickyard Collaborative – For the most part, we trudge through days, and tasks, and projects focusing our attention on the minutiae we need to, in order to get the…

Letter: How about a seasonal beach shuttle?

7/6/18 Tell us what you’re thinking! Opinions are welcome either in short-form in the comments below or long-form to editor@lynnhappens.com. Ted Dillard writes – This is what happens when I get a little down time, sit on the beach and sip (illegal) rum drinks while watching the sun setting on the bay from Nahant Beach. The…

Video and Photos: 2018 MLK Day of Service

1/15/18 Lynn Museum/LynnArts was the headquarters this year for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in Lynn. After meeting in the Museum to hear from organizer Jaime Figueroa, who chaired the event this year, La Vida Scholars, Congressman Seth Moulton and Mayor McGee, an estimated 400 people spread throughout the city to…

Reader Question: Why not build new Pickering where it is?

11/6/17 LynnHappens is an open platform welcoming letters to the editor. LynnHappens itself is neutral territory and does not write articles of a political nature. Tell us what you’re thinking! Opinions are welcome either in short-form in the comments below or long-form to editor@lynnhappens.com. From Michael Bourgault – Living in East Lynn for 34 years, I often…

Letter: Reader States Her Case for McGee

11/4/17 LynnHappens is an open platform welcoming letters to the editor. From here forward, all letters pertaining to the upcoming election will have links to all the previous letters on the election, including all positions and viewpoints — of course, to make it easier to follow the discussion. LynnHappens itself is neutral territory and does…

Response: In Favor of a Planner

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10/25/17 Tell us what you’re thinking! Opinions are welcome either in short-form in the comments below or long-form to editor@lynnhappens.com. From Jocelyn Almy-Testa –   This is long, and is for Lynn residents. It’s about our need for a city planner. While I appreciate the op-ed piece recently in the Item [and LynnHappens 10/24] about the…

Letter: A Reader’s Thoughts on the Mayor’s Race

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10/24/17 Tell us what you’re thinking! Opinions are welcome either in short-form in the comments below or long-form to editor@lynnhappens.com. A reader response to the letter below has been posted, here. From Jeff Carlisle –   As a long-time political observer and 10 year resident of Lynn, I thought that I would comment on the mayoral…

Letter re: New Lynn Coalition and Future Development

Tell us what you’re thinking! Opinions are welcome either in short-form in the comments below or long-form to editor@lynnhappens.com. August 21, 17 To the Editor, As a Salem State Social Work graduate student, I’ve been blessed to work alongside a staff and group of partner organizations dedicated to the diverse community of Lynn at the New…

Letter: “What is going on in Lynn?”

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…