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Are You Ready for Halloween?

October 26, 2018
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Next week, many neighborhoods will become magical places as thousands of children dressed in all types of costumes will descend on the streets in search of candy and treats. Likewise, residents will not only decorate their houses in scary Halloween themes with spiders and ghosts and a few witches thrown in just for luck,...
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Three Reasons to Vote ‘No’ on Question 1

October 26, 2018
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Because I’m a nurse, and I work in a hospital, I’m asked every day how I feel about Question 1.  I’m beyond concerned.  I’m scared—for patients and nurses—and I’m voting “No.”  Question 1 highlights an important topic, but it is a dangerous approach to something as vital as our healthcare. Question 1 is confusing. ...
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Gov Baker Attends YMCA Groundbreaking

October 18, 2018
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Gov Baker Attends YMCA Groundbreaking

YMCA officials, Gov. Charlie Baker, Mayor Tom McGee and other dignataries came out Friday to break ground on a new $30 million YMCA facility in downtown Lynn. The planned 70,000 square-foot facility will be built directly in front of the current YMCA on Neptune Boulevard. Slated to open in 2020, the new facility will...
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EBSB Celebrates the Opening 36th Branch in Brigham Circle

October 18, 2018
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East Boston Savings Bank (EBSB) announced the opening of their newest branch location at 1614 Tremont Street, Boston. The Brigham Circle office will be the 36th branch added to the list of East Boston Savings Bank locations. “East Boston Savings Bank has had a Boston presence since 1848. We are very excited to be...
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It Takes a Community to Combat Trash

October 18, 2018
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Councilor Brian Field knows it’s going to take a lot of cooperation to get folks to start cleaning up in front of their homes and businesses. Last week the City Council’s Lynn Trash/Litter Subcommittee met for continuing discussion on how to combat trash around the city. They are potentially going to have student representatives...
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Don’t Forget to Sign Up for Medicare Drug Coverage This Fall

October 18, 2018
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Fall has arrived, which means it’s time for flannels, football, and finding the perfect health insurance plan. That’s right — nestled amidst all the seasonal festivities is Medicare’s open enrollment season, which kicked off October 15. Seniors will have until December 7 to select their Medicare plans for the coming year. Seniors have a...
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Study the Three Ballot Questions

October 18, 2018
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There are three questions on the ballot for the upcoming state election on Tuesday, November 6. The three are about as unrelated and disparate as one could imagine. The first question asks voters to adopt a proposed new law that would require minimum staffing by nurses in every hospital in the state. We have...
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Champions for NSCC Recognition Breakfast

October 13, 2018
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Champions for NSCC Recognition Breakfast

North Shore Community College held its second Annual Champions for NSCC Recognition Breakfast. Three community leaders received Champions Awards at the breakfast. From left, are NSCC Foundation President Stephen Vesey, Mary Sarris, executive director of the North Shore Workforce Investment Board, recipient of the Champions Award for Community Impact, Caleb Loring III, recipient of...
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Council Backs Ordinance to Clean Up Properties

October 13, 2018
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In an effort to clean up some properties the City Council voted to amend an ordinance regulating the maintenance of abandoned, foreclosed residential and commercial properties. The ordinance acknowledges the number of foreclosed homes with banks and large real estate conglomerates having no connection to the community and the property they own. During this...
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Councillors to Consider More Borrowing

October 13, 2018
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At their upcoming Oct. 23 meeting, the city council will consider a request from the city’s Chief Financial Officer Michael Bertino and the Mayor Thomas McGee to borrow $4.5 million. During fiscal year 2018, which ended June 30, the city had to borrow $9.5 million to balance the budget. During the summer it was...
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