Opinion

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The Sun Sets on 2015

From LynnHappens editor, Seth Albaum – Keep reading to find out the most popular LynnHappens post in 2015. LynnHappens began in 2008 looking quite different and changed to this format July of 2009 as a place to connect area bloggers, post city council video and do a round-up of what bands are playing where in…

Letter: We Must Take Back Our Country

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 – WE must take back our country. The corporate and moneyed interests will not give it back. At least 80% of us (NYT/CBS poll June ’15) are deeply concerned about the corrupting…

Letter: Curriculum Changes

Tell us what you’re thinking! Opinions are welcome either in short-form in the comments below or long-form to editor@lynnhappens.com. Dear Dr. Latham and School Committee members, Good morning. I am writing you today about some deep and troubling concerns I have gotten since my discovery of the “Science from Scientists” line on the Washington School…

Letter in Opposition to New Horizons Drug Treatment Center

This open letter is in response to today’s story in the Item about the possibility of a Drug-treatment program opening a location on Exchange Street in the Downtown Lynn Cultural District. Your opinions are welcome. Please post your short responses in the comments below, or send any long-form responses on this or any other topic…

GE Union to Hold Contract Rallies Friday

The following is a press release from IUE-CWA LOCAL 201. Because it is written by one of the parties involved in the story, it is posted under Opinion as a letter to the editor. Your opinions are welcome. Please post your short responses in the comments below, or send any long-form responses on this or…

Letter – Lynn Dems Not Down with TPP

From the Lynn Democratic Committee – LYNN DEMS OPPOSE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP DEAL Members of the Lynn Democratic City Committee, the political party’s local wing, voted unanimously last week to go on record in formal opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement (TPP). The TPP is a proposed free trade agreement between several North and…

Letter – Tell Congressman Seth Moulton “No Fast Track”

From IUE Local 201 President and Ward 6 City Councilor Peter Capano – Trade Promotion Authority or “fast track” has been introduced to Congress and could now be voted on as early as next week. Despite a campaign commitment that he would vote against Fast Track and NAFTA like trade agreements, Congressman Moulton is still…

Letter – National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Letter to the editor from Children’s Friend and Family Services regarding National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day – May 7 Dear Editor: I am proud to announce that Children’s Friend and Family Services will be joining more than 1,100 communities across the country on May 7 to celebrate the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services…