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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…

Letter – “Life is in the Blood”

“Life is in the Blood” Recent acts of racism and discrimination in the U.S. and even around the world have made us well aware that discrimination and hate are still present in our society. From Ferguson to Baltimore, from New York to the message of the media is clear: blood has been spilled. Whether we…

Cultural District Director Accepts New Position

[Disclosure: LynnHappens editor Seth Albaum was part of the committee that laid the groundwork for the Downtown Lynn Cultural District – one of the state’s first – and has been an active participant.] Downtown Lynn Cultural District Director Emily Ruddock has recently been offered a full time position at a company where she once worked…

Photos to the editor shame the MBTA

This voluntary act of sidewalk shoveling occurred several days ago. The following statement and photo came today – “THE “SHAME-BTA” …for neglecting their prominent Arts District sidewalk all winter. Victorious Barbers’ owner Master IC and patron Calvin Anderson performed a public service rite of spring and cleaned the hazardous walkway. Both hope ISD issued the…

Letter to the Editor on School Funding

Dear Editor, No one can reasonably argue with the overall concept of fully funding education. However the formula used to arrive at that artificial designation is so convoluted that it guarantees distortion of reality. A true objective analysis would be complete with detailed recommendations, complete with feasible solutions. Sacrifices will have to be made to…

A poem to the editor

A poem to the editor by Joe Poniatowski (originally posted to the LynnHappens fb page) – Lynn, Lynn, City of Pain The streets are worse than back roads of Maine I know we’ve had over six feet of snow But here are some observations you should know It started with the Blizzard that hit our…

Sidewalk Patrol, Juno Edition

Sidewalk Patrol began as a cooperative effort between LynnHappens and the Downtown Lynn Neighborhood Association. This edition goes slightly beyond the downtown and focuses on MBTA overpasses, crossings, public property and commercial property. It’s just a sampling of what’s out there, so if you want to send an image of an untreated spot, it may…

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Some wise words from film and theatre reviewer Steve Duffy – This year will be no different for many of us; we have all made New Year’s resolutions — and then broke them within the first 30 days. This year, do not let your New Year’s resolutions go unresolved or fall by the wayside. Make…

Letter to the Editor re: Issues at 501 Washington Street

Context: The Mayo Group / Advanced Realty Management has been called to appear before the City Council tonight regarding their development on Broad Street. (See this recent article in the Item about tonight) This letter to the editor was also sent as an email to a number of elected officials and city departments this morning…