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Sunday, April 23, 2017

COME TO AN ANNUAL COMPETITION

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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.




Wednesday, April 12, 2017

SURVEY SUCKS!


SO MUCH FOR SURVEY SWAGGER

SO MUCH FOR SURVEY SWAGGER | SOME OF THE ASSUMPTIONS THEY USED ARE COMPLETELY UNREALISTIC TO IMPLEMENT, SUCH AS NO WAGE INCREASES THROUGH 2022 | image tagged in budget,mayor,defecit | made w/ Imgflip meme maker

AND THE SURVEY SAYS. . . .

AND THE SURVEY SAYS. . . . | NAME THE TOP DEPARTMENT IN CITY GOVERNMENT TO GET LAYOFFS | image tagged in and the survey says,budget,mayor,layoffs,defecit | made w/ Imgflip meme maker

LYNN'S LOOK AT RESISTANCE

How can you be expect to get reelected
When obviously the city's budget's been neglected.

All along there's been a strategy to deny
But it's now pretty clear that excuse won't fly.

So from the race you should withdraw
Or risk the worst beat-down you ever saw.

All your attempts to get on the national stage
Only serve to incite the voter's rage.

Think of with whom you align
And be prepared for a sign.

 


THE SMELL OF A FINANCIAL SMACKIDOWN

THE SMELL OF A FINANCIAL SMACKIDOWN | SOME OF THE ASSUMPTIONS THEY USED ARE COMPLETELY UNREALISTIC TO IMPLEMENT, SUCH AS NO WAGE INCREASES THROUGH 2022 DRINK SOME COFFEE | image tagged in memes,batman slapping robin | made w/ Imgflip meme maker

DENIAL OF A DEBT DIVA

Survey: Lynn should confront finance issues

Survey: Lynn should confront finance issues

"Some of the assumptions they used are completely unrealistic to implement, such as no wage increases through 2022"

BACK FOR BRIAN

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

NOT LYNN DIRECTLY

Swampscott principal blames building for exit 

Swampscott principal blames building for exit

 She always good for cliques plus the ITEM might be trying to send a message a subtle "I told you you should have voted for the two schools" highlighting one of her reasons for leaving. This paper is getting good at this subliminal %#&amp@.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

FRESH FACE?

ALL-TIME TECH ANYTIME

Lynn Tech Announces Hall of Fame Inductees:Chief Mageary,Council Leaders Cyr and Walsh Among the Honorees

April 7, 2017
 
The Lynn Tech Hall of Fame Selection Committee has announced its inductees for its Class of 2017. The committee consisting of former Lynn Tech directors, Al Malagrifa, Bart Conlon, and Jim Ridley, Jim Ward, Diana Badger, Kathy Alukonis, and Rick Starbard reviewed several nominations for the prestigious award that recognizes athletics and academics.
“We’re very happy to welcome the newest class of inductees and look forward to honoring them on May 6 at our induction dinner at Angelica’s in Middleton,” said Malagrifa, founder of the Tech Hall of Fame.
Each inductee will receive a special medallion and plaque and have their picture placed in a Hall of Fame showcase on the walls of the main lobby at Tech.
Among the honorees are Mike Mageary, chief of the Lynn Police Department and a former hockey coach, City Council president Darren Cyr, and City Counil Jay Walsh.
Marvin Avery, former coach of a state champion Lynn Tech boys basketball team, Lynn swimming and diving coach Donald McKenney, and Salem State baseball coach Al Donovan will also be inducted. Ebony White, one of the school’s all-time leading scorers in girls basketball, and Franklyn Sanchez, a national record holder in track, will also be honored.
The other members of the Hall of Fame class are: Frank Wolverton, David Hamilton, Joseph O’Hagan, Marc Richards, and Donald Werner.
The undefeated 1973 football team will also be inducted.
For tickets to the event, please contact Diana Badger at badgerdiana@yahoo.com.

MAKING A CASE TO BE CRACKED

ANOTHER DREAM OF FIELD'S

 
 
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Thursday, May 4 at 5 PM - 8 PM

Details
Please join with Brian and his committee as they kick off their campaign for Councilor-At-Large on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the famous Porthole Restaurant and Pub, 98 Lynnway, Lynn, MA 01902. Your support is welcomed and greatly appreciated.

Suggested Donation: $25/$50/$100
(Donations are not required to attend and this event is family friendly.)
Light Food and Cash Bar will be available.

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to support the campaign with a financial donation, checks may be made payable and mailed to:

The Committee to Elect Brian M. Field
9 Lois Lane
Lynn, MA 01905
Attn. Thomas A. McGovern, Jr., Treasurer...