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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…

It’s Community Media Day

Watch this video produced by Lynn Community Television and take a moment to reflect on the roll community media play in keeping us informed.


*Community Media Day originated in Brooklyn, but has since spread throughout the world as an annual event, falling in the middle of Free Speech Week, that is a “…celebration of voices that brings awareness to the importance of free speech and accessible media for all individuals to have their voices heard.” (website)

*Mayor Kennedy signed a proclamation making it official in Lynn

Pine Hill Neighbors Meet at Hibernian, Discuss Pickering Site Concerns


The lower hall of the Hibernian was packed Thursday night with Pine Hill residents for a meeting organized by Donald Castle and neighbors over possible locations for a new Pickering Middle School. Two of the proposed sites are Parkland Ave. and Gallagher Park. Many spoke in opposition of those locations September 14th, during a public hearing at the Marshall Middle School (video).

On October 4th, Ward 5 Councilor Dianna Chakoutis announced that both Parkland and Gallagher were less likely due to legal concerns. Details regarding those potential legal issues were revealed at the Hibernian meeting. It’s all in the video below.

Ward 5 Councilor Chakoutis and Ward 6 Councilor Capano were participants. Later, Councilor at Large Brian LaPierre would arrive and take part. There were no microphones, so sound isn’t great in quality, but it’s there.

On Friday, October 7th, 10am in Room 402 of City Hall, there will be an “Emergency Meeting” on the matter.