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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

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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

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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…