“Please join the Lynn City Council in donating business attire to help people prepare for the workforce. Items can be dropped off in the Lynn City Council Office, Room 408 during normal City Hall hours from now until Feb. 14th.” Solutions At Work is an organization with a mission “…to break the cycle of poverty…
In last week's, the Daily Item published a story regarding concerns Lynn School Committee member Charlie Gallo had regarding the attendance of colleague Donna Coppola at Negotiation sub-committee meetings and his request for removal from Coppola's sub-committee memberships by Mayor Kennedy. While the article touched upon some of the issues raised, the complete letter was not published. See below for the full letter written by Charlie Gallo.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently published the 2014-15 demographic reports for public school districts in the state. Per the DESE data, there are 14,871 students enrolled in the Lynn Public School district (which does not include those enrolled in charter school) as of October 1, 2014. This is an increase of 493 from October 1, 2013. In terms of the race/ethnicity, the breakdown is as follows (the numbers in parentheses represent the percent change from school year 2013-14):African American/Black: 10.7% (-0.3)Asian: 9.2% (-0.6)Hispanic/Latino: 56.4% (+1.9)Native American: 0.3% (0)White: 19.6% (-1.3)Multi-Race, Non-Hispanic: 3.7% (0)In terms of special populations, LPS is comprised of a significant number of ...