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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

BOOST THE BOOSTERS

I went to the first meeting tonight for the LTVI FOOTBALL BOOSTERS. Wow we have 63 players this year. That's about half again as much as last year.

That's just testimony to COACH RUNNER and ALL HIS STAFF. Shout out to the boosters for making TIGER football so memorable. We couldn't have done it, ie. team dinners andall the other exxtras provided if it wasn't for all the generous donations all the politicians and others provided.

I know it's not a major election year this year but it is another year and we can really use your help. I imagine we can make some arrangements to take some good pictures. Don't miss the opportunity.

FIRST AID FOR FINANCIAL AID

BRIAN BRAGGING ON BRANDT FOR LITERACY LEADERSHIP

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Honoring this guy tonight for his work in our schools and encouraging literacy by helping to provide over 40,000 books to Lynn families in December of 2014. Congratulations to Brant Duncan of the Lynn Teachers Union for being one of the recipients at tonight's gala.
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UNDER INFLUENCE? [jibjab]


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LETHAL LEADERSHIP?

OVERCROWDING IS JUST A SIDE EFFECT OF THIS GATEWAY DRUG | made w/ Imgflip meme maker

LETHAL LEADERSHIP?

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IS THE MAYOR OUI?

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LYNN ADVANCES GATEWAY PLAN

Sounds like this project is more like a GATEWAY DRUG to LPS'S overcrowding addiction. How many school age children are going to be housed in those 71 units? Do you really think more RETAIL SPACE will make it more palatable?

I guess we could always use another DOLLAR STORE. I don't see a NEIMAN BROTHERS or a CARTIER'S JEWELRY STORE moving in. Of course there maybe a demand for drug dealers to buy more ROLEX watches. You have to believe after the construction work performed by outside contractors, the jobs left are going to only be where workers need some assistance to live. The competition for aid is high enough. Believe me I have some personal experience there. We have more waiting lists than actual aid.

So the PR arm of the MAYOR, a.k.a the LYNN ITEM, can spin the story anyway they want looks like more problems are created than solved.

IS ANYONE ELSE GETTING MOTION SICKNESS READING THIS STORY?

SING SONG SELLING

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  SCIENCE AT LPS IS JUST A WISH FROM THE WASHINGTON ELEMENTERY SCHOOL NAME STEM..... DOES MISS | image tagged in mayor,school,stem,science | made w/ Imgflip meme maker

STEM SHADY SINGS ANOTHER LULLABY

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DREAMING BIG IN LYNN


Mind you, she's not the only perpuetrator in this crime but she does have the mic. A good lullaby can make one drift off into dreamland so one can pussh a narrative that escapes REALITY.

. Why not think big and imagine a science, mathematics and technology training path that takes elementary school students through Washington School to a new STEM-oriented middle school and over to a 21st-century Tech?

REMEMBER WHEN IT WAS WASHINGTON STEM SCHOOL? That was right after it was WASHINGTON INNOVATION SCHOOL which turned out to be only an alias.

The phrase "LIPSTICK ON A PIG" comes to mind. You always dress things up for a hard sell.

BRIAN'S FOR BRINGING THEM OUT

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Many have asked me for information about building a new Pickering MS, we now have a date for a public informational meeting. It will be on Wed. September 14th at  7pm at the new Thurgood Marshall MS, 100 Brookline St. Lynn. Whether you are a parent of school children or a Lynn taxpayer, you should attend. The more voices in the room will ensure for proper dialogue and transparency that will lead to the best possible build and outcome for Lynn. Please share this meeting with your FB friends and encourage a large turnout.

SO YOU YOU HAVE QUESTIONS TOO?

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BUILDING COMMITTEE PREFERS TWO-SCHOOL OPTION

I wish I would have known about the meeting, I would have went. I should have been paying attention. This one is on me. I am sure it was not a SECRET meeting just as sure as I am I was missed, sorta.


" unanimous vote by the Pickering Middle School Building Committee Tuesday to support an option to build two new middle schools to replace Pickering. One school would house 652 students near Breed’s Pond Reservoir, while a larger school for 1,008 students would be built on McManus Field on Commercial Street."

Well at least itlooks like this idea won't be one masquerading as two like the last one put out by the paper, probably as a trial balloon to guage the public's sentiment. I believe the period is too short to allow a commute to a lunch room. TIME-ON LEARNING, you know.

 be built on McManus Field on Commercial Street. 

I would bet it's a pretty safe bet there will be a lot of opposition from the ATHLETIC community at TECH to this plan. At the last public meeting at Pickering the LTVI Athletic director at LTVI expressed concerns with that particular site. IT TAKES TWO FOR THE NEW Seems like in that WARD it's just easier for everybody to put things at the expense of some of the citizens, oh I don't know like the proposed MARIUANA DISPENSERIES.

To be fair, there is going to be opposition to any site.

put forward an initial price tag of $83 million for the project.

They must have found a heck of a sale at HOME DEPOT because the figure put forth at the first meeting was $ 132 MILLION. I believe that figure was tossed around the last big front page splash in the paper.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

BULLDOGS PUSH CHANCE MEETING


LEHS FOOTBALL players are selling raffles. $10 for a chance to win a pair of Red Sox AND Celtics tickets. Let us know if you are interested!

STEM SHADY STRIKES AGAIN

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GOOD THINGS STEM FROM GE

This is a good program. I believe my daughter participated one year. I thought LPS was more involved back then in the program. I seem to remember DR. LATHAM going to the barbecue. Maybe I was not there.

Well it did not spark an interest in SCIENCE anyway, she has other talents, she gets singing from her Mom and poetry fom me. It looks like STEM hasn't blossomed at LPS either. Since then they've canceled the KNOW ATOM contract that GE helped start at LPS for what their own Assistant Dir. of Curriculum and Instruction Director has acknowledged is an inferior replacement.

They've also deflowered the WASHINGTON ELEMENTERY SCHOOL that they once called the WASINGTON STEM ELEMENTERY SCHOOL. Of course they had once incorrectly called it the WASHINGTON INNOVATION SCHOOL until some angry parents demanded some truth-in-advertising and enlisted the help of the DESE for a clearer definition of reality.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

IT'S STARTED AGAIN.....

Surprise, I'm not talking about corruption in the administration or the self-induced decay of public education. No it's TIGER FOOTBALL TIME again. Today LVTI won a scrimmage game at RANDOLPH. I am short on details because my son left for the game early this AM and I've not seen him since.

The result was given to me by that curse of modern communication - a TEXT. Since I won't actually see him again until tomorrow I thought I would share what good news I had now. It looks like the four girls feautured in today's ITEM will get to help TECH defend their conference title.

LOOKS LIKE WE'RE OFF TO A GOOD START!

THE ELEVATOR AND THE SHAFT

I really haven't formed a good solid opinion on this race yet but I believe this is although I am sure is PERFECTLY LEGAL, still it is a little unsettling given the dire financial state LYNN is in. It's a shame he doesn't "restructure his contract" for the team's best benefit. LONG LIVE TOM BRADY!



Lynn Police Chief Kevin Coppinger says he will exploit a loophole to let him collect a full pension AND a full salary. Share with your friends and tell Coppinger to reverse this position that would cost Essex County taxpayers.


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TROUBLING TESTIMONY?


Mind you, EDDIE O'REILLY promised to give me an interview then backed out the day of  after the weather. Bad optics I'm sure. He had reached out to me after seeing the MIKE MARKS one I did. COPPINGER'S people, not him personally, promised to hook me up but it really doesn't look like that's gonna happen. It was a long time ago.

A RAINBOW'S REMOVAL

Making LPS White Again is not all about race
Though the bleaching of hertitige does have its place.

No "true learning" is sure to be put in peril
By an effort to make all education sterile.

When diversity in thought you consciously choose
All traces of which you tend to remove.

Then reality necessarily becomes unreal
The consequences of which you're left to deal.

FOOTBALL'S FEMME FATALE

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REDEFINING WHAT IT MEANS TO ‘PLAY LIKE A GIRL’

Friday, August 26, 2016

BEWARE OF THE BLUSTER [jibjab]


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TRUST IS OVERRATED

TRUST IS OVERRATED | OUR MOST GLORIOUS MAYOR WELCOMES THE POSSIBILITY OF THAT VILE, IMPUDENT, BOMB LOBBING DOG, STAN, RUNNING FOR MAYOR. WE HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE  | image tagged in trust baghdad bob,mayor,net school spending,budget,trust,truth | made w/ Imgflip meme maker

AS I HAVE BEEN SAYING SO LET'S TAKE A LOOK

$4.2 Million City Deficit Likely To Be Balanced With Reserves

August 22, 2016
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For years I have been shouting that the city is not in the rosy financial picture the MAYOR tried to pedal. You can only kick the can so far down the road until you run out of pavement. And remember they don't call it a DEAD end for nothing. JUDY'S re-election may have to be run as a ressurection.

One of her main bragging themes has been lower taxes, although I have heard some property owners vigorously argue that point. I don't know, not only am I not a lawyer, I'm not a CPA either. There is always the old argument taxes don't have to be raised to make you pay more. The rate can stay the same and when the property values go up correspondingly so do your taxes. But when your property values go up it's not like you suddenly find you've got more rooms to sleep in say like more channels to watch in your cable package, no you pay more to sleep in the rooms you already got. The end result is more money in the city coffers, enough to almost double yours and the city council's salary. All the while JUDY got to portray herself as the thrifty one. Well I do have to say the wardrobe has improved or maybe retro-bag lady is no longer chic.

Okay so here we go ....

 city’s FY 2017 budget, which just began on July 1, is already projected to be $4.2 million in deficit, without additional appropriation or budget cuts.

Now remind you this year has JUST started and we already deep in the hole. I do believe we have a couple of big union contracts to negotiate. Now some at city hall may try and tell you that it won't really affect this year's defecit, you just remember that can analogy. These people helped put her in office and the bill has come due. Laying off people is not only a threat to public safety but a threat to re-election.

Suddenly increasing taxes is on the table.

Caron also noted that there may be other options, such as adoption of the local option meals tax 

This is the only viable option that CARON presented. Perhaps he was partaking as he presented the possibility of a revenue provided by the sale of medical pot. Even if the council and the MAYOR can get on the same page about this problem, actual income is a couple years away.  We'll probably open up another DOLLAR store by then. All of that economic development don't pay this year's bills.

According to Caron, the deficit actually has little if anything to do with the recent police union contract that was signed earlier this month. Rather, the city’s projected deficits go back to the net school spending issue and the city’s need to reallocate resources to the school department to meet state spending thresholds for education

Sure blame the state, avoid taking responsibility at all costs. The state last year reduced by about half, the amount of NSS the city owed due to the MAYOR shortchanging the schools. Sure an urban district has some challenges that say a MARBLEHEAD doesn't but we are not that different than other urban districts and none of them have the magnitude of the problem LYNN does. Then again, they don't have JUDY as MAYOR.

The last couple of years JUDY has been selling the LPS budget by promising to add more for DR. LATHAM to play with in the middle of the year to close a possible anticipated gap in the current year's NSS. Makes you wonder how much FREE CASH we are going to have if we are supposedly going to spend it here, there, and everywhere.

Well remember we did just get $3.7 Million in CH. 70 money and I am curious as to how and where it will be spent. I'm sure it may be tempting to use some of it to fill that defecit but that will be very problematic. Remember what JAY SULLIVAN of the DESE said about it:

The city is still required to meet the Net School Spending requirement in order to be in compliance with Education Reform Act of 1993. The additional funds the city received also increased the Net School Spending requirement.


I hope we don't end up needing a FORENSIC AUDIT.

These latest financial struggles make you wonder about the wisdom of throwing away tax dollars to perpetuate the pipe dream of pushing to put Pickering in the pipeline. How are we going to build a $132 + Million school when we can't pay the bills we got.

Say what you want, JUDY is going to leave a legacy.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

COLOR BLINDED

COLOR BLINDED | AND THE BIG, BAD WOMAN TOOK ALL THE COLOR FROM THE SCHOOL | image tagged in superintendent,school,mayor | made w/ Imgflip meme maker

CHANNELING ROSSEAU

CHANNELING ROSSEAU | THE COVER-UP OF A HISTORIC MURAL AT FORD SCHOOL COULD BE CALLED A "WHITE WASH" OF THE PAST | image tagged in diversity,philosophy,race,discrimination | made w/ Imgflip meme maker

EXCUSE ME, I MAY HAVE POKED THE BEAR

Re: Removal of mural
To: Stanley Wotring 
thank you stan, donna c....

Removal of mural

lathamc@lynnschools.org;  lorraine.gatelyschoolcommittee@gmail.com; jcerulli@lynnma.gov; Jared Nicholson; john.e.ford@state.ma.us; Maria Carrasco; donnacoppola@mail.com 


Dear Dr. Latham,

I am hearing troubling reports out of Robert L. Ford Elementary School and I was hoping you can correct what I hope is false information. There are reports that the interior murals in the school were painted over or otherwise destroyed.

Since they were painted and presented as a gift by and from some students at GORDON COLLEGE their removal would be subject to the LSC policy below:



Not only would it be a violation of policy without prior school committee approval, it also represents a callous insensitivity to the diversity that makes up the Ford community. Such blatant and brazen attempts to rewrite history and manipulate reality only reveal a dark, polarizing bias.

Sincerely,

Stan

STUDENTS SHOULD NOT SEE THEMSELVES IN THEIR SCHOOL

STUDENTS SHOULD NOT SEE THEMSELVES IN THEIR SCHOOL | THAT'S WHY WE ARE REPLACING ALL THE MIRRORS AT FORD SCHOOL WITH PICTURES OF OUR MOST GLORIOUS SUPERINTENDENT | image tagged in trust baghdad bob,mural,school,superintendent,principal | made w/ Imgflip meme maker

LPS IS MAKING LYNN WHITE AGAIN




This is pretty new to me and I am still working my sources but I do have some troubling news to share. In an effort to rewrite history and make Lynn white again a mural painted inside FORD SCHOOL was either taken down (I guess it was done on plywood) or painted over. The mural was painted by GORDON COLLEGE students around over ten years ago and there was a whole dedication ceremony and everything.

STILLPOINT, the GORDON COLLEGE ALUMNI MAGAZINE fall 2005

Story on pp. 25-27

That would qualify the artwork as a gift or donation and as such could not be removed without coming before the school committee. I showed you the policy last spring when the NASA banner disappeared. It was ignored then and I have a suspicion that the banner is still missing. I hope somebody sets me straight.



It's probably just a coincidence that the mural featured a likeness of DR. CRANE. Some people can't get over their own pettiness. The really sad thing is that the mural represents the diversity that is the HIGHLANDS where people have learned that it's okay to be different. This latest DESTRUCTION of the past is not okay!

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