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Nurse Staffing Ratios Would Harm Cambridge Health Alliance

November 2, 2018
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As the chair of the board of trustees at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a health system that serves more than 140,000 patients in Cambridge, Somerville, Everett, Malden and Revere, I am writing to express concerns about Question 1, the government-mandated nurse staffing ratio proposal on the November ballot. If approved, this mandate would negatively impact...
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No Excuses — Be Sure to Vote, Either Early or on Election Day

November 2, 2018
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This Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. Americans across the country will have the opportunity to choose a new House of Representatives in Washington and one-third of the members of the U.S. Senate in what commonly is referred-to as a mid-term election. While every election matters, some are more important than others. Based on...
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Sports 10-30-2018

November 2, 2018
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ENGLISH II Bulldogs earn a 2-point victory over Concord-Carlisle and advance to semifinals   Any idea that a No. 2 seed was a ticket to the second round of the Division III North MIAA playoffs was frighteningly erased last Friday night, Oct. 26, as 6-1 Lynn English barely escaped with a 35-33 win over...
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Council Approves Borrowing from Bailout Loan

October 26, 2018
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After hearing from a state representative of the Department of revenue, as well as Mayor Thomas McGee and Michael Bertino, City’s Chief Financial Officer, the City Council approved a request from the mayor to borrow $4.5 million from the remainder of the city’s bailout budget. Mayor Thomas McGee said without the money the city...
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Santa Famiglia Lodge Celebrates Italian Heritage Month

October 26, 2018
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Santa Famiglia Sons and Daughters Lodge of Italy in America at Holy Family Church celebrated Italian Heritage Month in October. This Lynn organization embraces its Italian culture and traditions. Santa Famiglia makes charitable donations to such groups as the Doug Flutie Charity, Cooleys Anemia, Alzheimer, and Casa Monte Casino where families have a place...
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Cummings,Guzman Receive Alice O’Neil Scholarships

October 26, 2018
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The seventh annual Alice O’Neil scholarships were presented to Molly Cummings from the American Little league and to Juniel Guzman of the Pine Hill Little League. These young athletes attend St. Mary’s High School and this scholarship will help defray their tuition cost, which is one of the requirements for receiving this financial benefit....
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Subcommittee Hears from Potential Dispensary

October 26, 2018
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The Recreational Cannabis Site Plan Review Committee heard from a potential dispensary owner about opening a recreational marijuana shop at 193-195 Oxford St. at their regular meeting on Tuesday night. The applicant, Lynn Organics LLC doing business as Natural Selections, presently has applied for permission to operate medical dispensaries in Dorchester and Watertown and...
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Academy Award Nominated Danny Aiello Appearing at Lynn Auditorium

October 26, 2018
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EMC co-founder and Revere native Roger Marino and Lynn’s own Joe and Frank Ciota return to the Lynn Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 28, to present their second collaboration “Stiffs”, a black comedy starring Danny Aiello. Written and directed by the Ciota brothers and produced by Marino the film will be immediately followed by a...
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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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