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Ready for business

Some businesses managed to stay open today even with the travel ban. People were out walking, snowshoeing and even skiing. Plus, the plow drivers must have coffee. The Capitol Diner is ready to open tomorrow morning: Just like he did two years ago… Restaurants, shops and other businesses lost some money due to the storm.…
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Timelapse of last night through this morning

This is just the start of things. Keep sending those photos in for the mega post-storm gallery. The weirder, the more Lynn, the better! You could win a $25 gift certificate to a Lynn restaurant.   The image stabilizes after auto focus is turned off (I accidentally left it on).
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Update from Mayor Kennedy

[UPDATED 1/27/15 9:23PM] Trash and recycling pickup will now be delayed by 2 complete days. Tuesday’s pickup will be picked up on Thursday. Wednesday’s pickup will be on Friday. Thursday’s Pickup will be on Saturday. We are still working on a timeline for Friday’s pickup and will update residents as soon as we can. The…
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Lynn School Committee Member Gallo's Letter Re: Colleague's 'Dereliction of Duty'

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.
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Lynn Public School District Demographics 2014-15

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 ...
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