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Saturday, April 29, 2017

HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP SUPPER

WITH TREES UP



Hands-on education at Connery tree planting

Friday, April 28, 2017

NO FACE, NO GUILT



A spotlight on the shadows
Only makes sure the anger grows.

The population sought to protect
Highlighted to object.

Maybe born good of good intentions
Providing questionable preventions.

HEY LOOK OVER HERE.. . .

City seeking student sanctuary
 City seeking student sanctuary

 I am sure the symbolism makes some people sleep a little easier. I'm all for that. In fact I even had a wife once, the first one, who thought sleeping should be an Olympic sport.

BUT. . .,

you know what is also a symbol? A flashing light to identify danger up ahead or the screaming sound of a smoke detector to alert you of a possible fire.

In LPS's case we have the MAYOR going around on national TV, newspapers, or anyone who will listen to blame all our problems on refugees (unaccompanied minors) and questioning their legal status. Anything to attract the attention of, I don't know,ICE agents.

IT JUST SEEMS KIND OF HYPOCRITICAL TO ME.

SATTERWHITE-NEW BLOOD FOR THE FIGHT

7 hrs ·
My name is Michael Anthony Satterwhite. I am a long time Lynn resident and I am running for Lynn School Committee.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

DECODING


Police and fire chiefs ask for more resources

 It appears the MAYOR is again blaming the school
Clearly playing the citizens for fools.

 In growth are city is not alone
 Still answers others have shown.

No one has as large of a problem with school spending net
As our city always seems to get.

She advocates changing NSS how the do calculate
So teachers would become irate

And LPS's budget bear the burden of the brunt
See crying foul is no more than a publicity stunt

Either way the city will lose
It's just who to layoff you choose.






THE POLITICS OF THE APOLOGY



Mother to mayor: Your comment was hurtful

To reassure the public a statement was given
Only turns out it's not how we're livin'.

To explain the brazen attacks
Required the use of alternative facts.

In an attempt for political cover
Sacrificing the grief of a mother.

Sorrow may be expressed,
The sincerity to be guessed.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

THE LANGUAGE OF LEARNING-LITE

THE LANGUAGE OF LEARNING-LITE | IT'S HEALTHY FOR YOU TO EAT FOOD THAT GROWS I LIKE THAT WE'RE HELPING NATURE | image tagged in garden,learning,school,lite | made w/ Imgflip meme maker

REWRITING HISTORY LESSON

REWRITING HISTORY LESSON | "SALAD DAYS" AREN'T MUCH OF A SUBSTITUTE FOR AN EMPTY GARDEN | image tagged in garden,earth day,school | made w/ Imgflip meme maker

THE DAY THE EARTH WAS SCORCHED



The choking smell of exhaust
Has replaced the odor
Of award-winning vegetables
Growing on the asphalt.

The humming of the diesel engines
Drowned out the not
So silent protests destined
For ears unprepared to hear.

Days of salad off in the distance
As if history had not been remembered
And could be rewritten, resurrected
In order to stroke swollen egos.

WHAT IS THE EARTH WORTH?


 Salad days ahead for Ford School

This nice considering what they once had there (NOT)!

Friday, April 21, 2017

NO FORM FOR THE NEW NORM



When the mayor and others say that crime is like a stumbling block and say that this isn’t Lynn — as if we aren’t Lynn. This is where we live, this is our community. Those statements sounded like Lenny and his friend deserved what they got because they might have known these people.”
 
It's all in who you know
For respect some to show.

Says more about them than you
Cause respect for life no clue.

A position without shame
When the victim you choose to blame.

MAKE WAY FOR O'SHEA



Election fight looms in Lynn’s Ward 1


Now I usually don't like lawyers as a rule
But to ignore the obvious would make a fool.

Turns out there's a candidate in my ward
Against costs we cannot afford.

He asks questions that I have asked
On the costs we are tasked.

The answers may be at the state not the city
Still not to raise them would be a pity.

SCHOOLS WILL BE A KEY ISSUE IN THIS COUNCIL RACE

Election fight looms in Lynn’s Ward 1

Election fight looms in Lynn’s Ward 1

BULLDOGS LOOKING FOR SOME BOUNCE

Anderson chosen as new English basketball coach

Anderson chosen as new English basketball coach

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A POLITICAL PARTY

JUN7
Campaign Kickoff
Public
· Hosted by Jared Nicholson

NO TIME TO HIDE



 


Calling the violence RANDOM to make me feel better only makes it worse
When it comes time for re-election this will  be your curse.

For danger that comes without prepare
Leads to constant need to beware.

Trying to shift the blame
Always brings more shame.

As long as responsibility you abdicate
The violence will only escalate.


Monday, April 17, 2017

FARMING THE FUTURE?

HORIZON HAPPENINGS






Reach out to your Senators and Congresspersons to Protect the Multiple programs that Support Community Schools
President Trump's proposed budget for FY 2018 eliminates or severely cuts many programs that support youth and families and community schools. We must stand together against these cuts.Take action here 
Of particular concern to us is the proposed elimination of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, which at $1.1 billion provides core funding for after-school programs and community schools. The Full-Service Community Schools program at $10 million is also at-risk, as is Promise Neighborhoods and Title IV Part A, the new program in ESSA authorized at $1.6 billion that can be used to implement community schools.
Several other programs inside and outside the Department of Education are proposed for elimination, including:
  • Title II-A ($2.1 billion) which provides professional development for educators
  • Corporation for National Service that funds Americorps programs, a majority of which are located in schools ($1 billion)
  • the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), which supports housing, community facilities, economic development, and social service projects, mainly for low- and moderate-income residents ($3 billion); and
  • the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), which provides anti-poverty services through local non-profit and public agencies ($714 million).
 Taken together, these proposed cuts would be devastating for youth, families and communities who access these programs and supports and that are shown to be effective. We need to tell Congress that this budget is absolutely unacceptable. And we need to protect these programs for the remainder of FY 2017 with the vote Congress will take by April 28 on the final FY 2017 budget.
We are partnering with the Afterschool Alliance on their outreach platform. Take action here to call on Congress to maintain or increase funding for these programs to ensure our young people and their families and communities can continue to learn and thrive.
We encourage you to take a step further and take other actions to reinforce the message:
1)      Call your Senators and Congressperson and urge them not to cut these programs
2)      Join with other advocates for youth and families in your community and state and advocate to your members of Congress together
3)      Visit the district offices of your members of Congress to share this message in-person (or call them)
4)      To advocate more for 21st Century Community Learning Centers, follow the Afterschool Alliance and share their messages
 
Thank you in advance for taking a stand for the youth and families in your community and for community schools.
Sincerely,


 
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THE ROOT

Double shooting in Central Square

Shots fired
Yet no one heard.

When history has no ears
We repeat the absurd.

Curse the present, blame the fast
All  in an effort to get the last word.

CITY OF SIN WHERE TO BEGIN

 

 Treat the cause not the effect
Symptoms just manifestations of neglect.

The answers found at the root
Otherwise treatment is mute.

Fighting to find who to blame
When there's no shortage of shame

For history to share.

THE ART OF THE AUDIT



Cuts to public safety, easy to blame the Mayor
Finding the money, I know not where.

Everybody cries when their budget's cut
And blames others for waste and glut.

Truth is the problems been long term
Avoid the choices, avoid the squirm.

Sacrifice the cause to treat the effect
Remember that when time to elect.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

HITTING THE LOTTERY

THE FASHION OF PROTECTION

THE FASHION OF PROTECTION | SCHOOLWIDE UNIFORM POLICY ENACTED HAZMAT SUITS FOR EVERYONE | image tagged in school,hazmat,asbestoes,environmental protection agency | made w/ Imgflip meme maker

FIDUCIARY FANTASY

ALL OF THE CITY'S FINANCIAL PROBLEMS ARE SOLVED I HAVE THE MAPS FOR THE LOST PIRATE TREASURE AT DUNGEON ROCK | made w/ Imgflip meme maker

FASHION FORECAST


 Uniform program gets a green light

Every since I've been manning the WATCH I think every year LSC member MARIA CARRASCO puts forth such a proposal. With the addition of JARED NICHOLSON to the LSC iit appears that there is now the political will to enact the trial quasi-policy.

Since the trials are going to be at ABORN and CALLAHAN it will be interesting to see the probability of success. I wonder what went into the thinking of those two choices. I really have no idea since I haven't been hanging around the meetings.

I could make a good argument on both sides of this issue. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.

TWO TICKETS TO FANTASY ISLAND

TWO TICKETS TO FANTASY ISLAND | I CAN GUA-RAN-TEE THE LAYOFF NOTICES WON'T BE PINK | image tagged in mayor,budget,defecit,layoffs,pink slip | made w/ Imgflip meme maker

PROOF THAT UNICORNS ARE REAL


 Mayor Kennedy: Layoffs aren’t guaranteed

Friday, April 14, 2017

COMMUNITY PARTY BY AND FOR

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TECH TROUNCES CHELSEA

After a somewhat rocky start where LTVI spotted CHELSEA 5 runs, the TIGERS came roaring back to finish the game 20-5 this morning. It certainly was a good Friday to the baseball team. Every player on the team got to participate in this victory evening the TIGERS season record to 2-2.