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Weekend Rundown

Share on Tumblr Friday, 12/19 1. Molly Pinto Madigan plays 157 Walnut Street Cafe at 8:30pm. 2. Knight Flight is at Celley’s Pub, 742 Western Ave., 9pm. 3. MSF Band is at Buchanan Cafe, 648 Eastern Ave., 9:30pm.   Saturday,…Read more →
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5 Questions: Santa Claus

Share on Tumblr 5 Questions is a feature by Steve Duffy –         With Christmas right around the corner, Santa Claus took a few moments to speak with me before his schedule gets too hectic.   SD:…Read more →
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City Council 12-16-14

Share on Tumblr City Council video from December 16, 2014 Council and Committee agendas from 12-16-14 (in PDF) Share on TumblrRead more →
An Education

Lynn School Finance FY15

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently released preliminary fiscal year 2015 (FY15) school finance information. Lynn's information is as follows for FY15:  The difference between the city's foundation budget and required net school spending amounts was discussed here. As of this most recent report, public education in Lynn is underfunded by $11,264,249 (required net school spending minus budgeted amount); this figure is 1.2% over the state's threshold for the incurring penalties which include the loss of state (Chapter 70) aid. In order to at least meet the 95% figure which would allow the city to avoid financial penalties, the city would have to add an additional $1,741,612.80  to the school budget based on these most recent figures. You ...
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Tom Coakley is the assistant editor of the Globe West regional print edition and this Lynn site.