Category: Editorials

Happy New Year

There is no way to know what awaits us before it happens – and so – we watch the coming of 2010 with great interest and hope. The hope is for a healthy, prosperous New Year. The interest is in…

Get out and vote

Everyone running for the late Senator Edward Kennedy’s senate seat will find out exactly where they stand on Tuesday. The important thing is to get out and vote. Tell your friends to vote. Make this a contest, not a giveaway.…

The USS JFK

Discussion is underway to make an attempt to bring the decommissioned USS John F. Kennedy to Boston. The aircraft carrier, as tall as the Empire State Building and displacing 100,000 tons, would be a wonderful tourist venue capable of generating…

Thanksgiving 2009

This time last year, the national economy was preparing for collapse. The economy’s beginning of the end, or as Churchill once said, the end of the beginning, came into full force in and around Thanksgiving 2008. Yet we all sat…

Lynnfield Street repairs

It is gratifying to learn that Lynnfield Street is up for some technical changes that will alter the situation where Lynnfield meets the Lynn border. Councillor Wayne Lozzi is the point man for most of the upcoming changes, which will…

Mayor-elect Judith Flanagan-Kennedy

Judith Flanagan-Kennedy’s election last week marks a new era in Lynn politics. Her candidacy by write-in defied all odds and her final victory, although by 27 votes, also defied all odds. Her two victories leading to the mayor’s office is…

Get out and vote

You want Mayor Edward Chip Clancy to be returned for another four years, then you’ve got to get out and vote. You’d prefer his opponent, Councillor at Large Judith Flanagan Kennedy, well, you’ve got to get out and vote. You…

What might have been

Halloween Night, I missed an old friend who always stopped by at our home on Ocean Street with his kids as they made the rounds Trick or Treating. Pat McManus didn’t show this year. The smiling face, the humble countenance,…