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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 →
Lynn Happens

Girls Inc. December Volunteer Spotlight

Share on Tumblr Text - Bob grew up in Burlington, Vermont where he also attended the University of Vermont. Now, he lives in Swampscott where he has been for the past 35 years. He worked in the computer industry for…Read 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.