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A gathering on Lynn Common for Nepal

On Friday folks from The New American Center, North Shore Community College, the Nepalese community and others gathered at the Fredrick Douglass Bandstand on Lynn Common to rally support for donations for victims of the earthquakes that hit Nepal, which killed approximately 9,000 people and leveled sacred and historic structures. Prayers were said and candles…
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How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying – at the Stoneham Theatre

Review by Steve Duffy – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a satire about sex, ambition and climbing the corporate ladder. The musical follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch (Tyler Bradley Indyck), who uses a book called “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” to climb his way to the…
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Help a Classical Athlete Compete in Australia!

“Rams Run Down Down Under” From the gofundme page – My name is Agnes Bangura and I am a sophomore at Lynn Classical High School. I was recently invited to Down Under Sports Track & Field Tournament on the Gulf Coast of Australia, an annual three day track meet involving three hundred high school athletes,…
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Salem School Advocates Question Quick Formation of District Parent Advisory Council

The following letter was sent to the Salem School Committee from Community Advocates for Salem Schools (CASS) regarding the SC's vote this week to form a District Parent Advisory Council. CASS is a group of parents and community members organized as a city-wide education advocacy group currently comprised of approximately 75 members and has been meeting since late April. Dear School Committee Members Several weeks ago, before the recent budget crisis, a group of very concerned parents and community members came together to discuss forming a city-wide parent and community advocacy group. This group, Community Advocates for Salem Schools (CASS) has been meeting now for three weeks, and each meeting has been announced on Facebook ...
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2015 Lynn Municipal Election Season Starting

This fall Lynn voters will have the opportunity to cast their vote for local city government. Races this year include Councilor At-Large, School Committee and all 7 ward races; there is no mayoral race this year. While political hopefuls have until June 26th to take out nomination papers, a number of Lynners have already announced their intention to appear on the ballot this year.As of April 29th, eight people have pulled papers for the Councilor At-Large race. Voters will have the opportunity to elect four of these candidates. Incumbents Dan Cahill, Buzzy Barton and Hong Net have all pulled papers. Additionally, current School Committee member Rick Starbard has joined the At-Large race. The other potential candidates are Jose Alvarez, Edwin ...
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