The Lynn Police: Are they "short-staffed"?

Upon reading about the woman being harassed by gang members near the Ingalls school and the recent bust of MS-13 gang members in Lynn by Immigration officials and the police, I pondered a question that has been on my mind since moving to this fair city. Are the police sufficiently staffed to maintain law and order in a city of about 88,000 residents in 2006? (81,000, according to State Department of Housing and Community Development, but no year is attached to that number)

A quick visit to the Lynn police website provides one answer. There are 189 sworn officers of which 112 are assigned to patrol. Let's assume that the website is kept up to date and the numbers are correct. That's 2.14 police per 1,000 residents or 2.3 if you believe the State DHCD.Read more

Teen Open Mic Night

Teen open mic night was a great success! Young adults from Lynn came out to listen to good music, hang out with each other and support fellow teens as they displayed their talents. Performances were lively and kept the crowd entertained through the night. Many of the songs played had the audience singing along. The ambience of the Gulu-Gulu Cafe combined with high spirits of its patrons made the event feel like it was an intimate gathering of friends in a comfortable living room. All in all, the turnout was great and the acts were event better. Hopefully Lynn can look forward to more events like this one.

Summer Employment with The Food Project

The food project is an organization whose mission is to grow a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. They are currently looking for young people between the ages of 14 and 17 to participate in The Food Project - North Shore's Summer Youth Program for 2008. Here is a quick summary of what young people can expect from the summer program.Read more

MLK Breakfast

The MLK breakfast, which was held at NSCC, was a huge success. Reverend Hill from Zion Baptice Church delivered an inspiring speech that called all community members to action. Truly, the event helped to motivate those who already work with the community to attack it with new vigor, and others to start.

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Lynn gets a visit from Old Man Winter

The winter of 2007/2008 will start on the 22nd of December, 2007, at 1:08 AM. Old Man Winter must not have gotten the memo.
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