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An Excuse Letter for Being Late to Work Today

11.29.16 Feel free to use this: Dear Boss-persons, Please excuse the entire North Shore for being late to work today. The Lynnway was closed due to an officer-involved shooting, the Governor took away our Commuter Ferry funding, and for sixty-years we’ve asked for it and they won’t let us have the Blue Line. Also, the…

Our Attempt to Document Election Night

11.9.16 One final post on the 2016 election. Last night, photographer/intern Emilie Errié and I (your editor, Seth Albaum) along with Ryan Robbins figured we’d hit up a few local watering holes to get reactions as results came in. I wanted to stay within close proximity to City Hall, and only strayed to go to the…

Letter: Yes on Question 4

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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. The following is a letter sent by Christine Lowe: YES ON QUESTION 4 Massachusetts would be more progressively liberal if the YES on Question 4 wins. More states are likely to adapt the strategy and policy…

Letter: Millionaire’s Tax

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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. The following is a letter sent by Jen Migliore, a candidate for state representative in the 9th Essex District –   Our roads and bridges are falling apart. Our schools are crumbling. Our transportation options in…

Letter – “A reaction to another conversation that is not very nice.”

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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. Sent by Rev. Anne Principe, interfaith minister, community collaborator and curator of “We’re ALL Lynn” Facebook collection of Lynn-based photography. A reaction to another conversation that is not very nice. You don’t know me but some of…

Get Involved in Community Gardening – Here’s How

From the Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance –  Community gardens offer spaces for people to grow fresh produce and connect with their neighbors. These growing spaces are quickly expanding in Lynn. Last summer the Park Commission passed a series of procedures for creating and participating in community gardens on city park lands. The Ames Playground…

Letter: Meeting on the Future of Lynn Woods & Water Supply

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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. 4/28/2016 – Submitted by Don White – Very Important Meeting on the future of Lynn Woods and Lynn’s Water supply The new date for the hearing on the Conservation Restriction on Lynn Woods is Tuesday, May…

Letter: Transportation for Massachusetts Responds to Fare Hike

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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. Transportation for Massachusetts responds to today’s hike in T fare in this widely distributed letter – Statement by Kristina Egan on Governor Baker’s Control Board Decision to Raise Fares by 9.3% We are deeply disappointed by…

Letter: “Save Union Hospital Round 1 Won”

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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. Letter to the Editor – Save Union Hospital Round 1 Won To the Citizens: With cautious optimism, the citizens of Lynn and surrounding communities can bask in the glow of the recent Massachusetts Department of Public…