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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

This Week's City Council Meeting

Thank you lynnhappens.com for continuing to record the City Council meetings. It's so important that we're able to see these on our own time and at our own pace.

The meeting is worth watching for the first 10 minutes or so. The Pop Warner West Lynn RAMS were honored and given their trophies for their success in making it all the way to Florida and just one game away from winning the entire United States. It looks like an incredible group of kids, a wonderful group of coaches, teachers, and administrators, and the entire city really came out in support of these kids. They thanked every councilor in the room. It was hard to catch all the names so you'll have to watch. I did hear Steve Walsh and Edward Clancy mentioned as supporters.  The best part of the video is how much diversity is in that chamber for the first 20 minutes. Hopefully we'll see more of that over the coming months.

The end of the council meeting was fairly un-eventful. Cahill asked that a letter be sent to the Mayor regarding the settlement with the Police department over misused grant monies. I don't know enough about this yet. Will need to do some digging. A mess she inherited and will have to dig the city out. Hopefully it won't hurt too bad.

Finally, there was a request to help the Rivera Brothers Boxing Club find a new home in Lynn.  Check out their website. They are pleading for donations. It's nice to see the city stepping up to try and help a good business that has been helping our youth channel their energies in a very positive way. This is not something we want to lose. There has to be empty space somewhere. 

-Corey

5 comments:

  1. http://boston.barstoolsports.com/random-thoughts/east-lynn-pop-warner-players-practice-with-ankle-bracelets/

    Are these the same kids or different?
    I know there are lots of football leagues and want to make sure I support any but the one that allowed what is referenced above.

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  2. different. That was East Lynn Pop Warner.

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  3. Great. It is confusing. Great post.

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  4. THE RIVERA BROTHERS NEEDS HELP AND NEEDS ITS FAST! THE GYM IS NOW CLOSED. WE NEED A NEW HOME! THESE KIDS CALL ME EVERYDAY CRYING AND ASKING ME TO PLEASE FIND A PLACE BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO GO BACK TO THE STREETS. THERE MUST BE SOMETHING THE CITY CAN DO. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE WE NEED HELP. RIGHT NOW WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BIGGEST TOURNAMENTS IN NEW ENGLAND AND WE DONT HAVE A PLACE TO TRAIN! HERE IS MY EMAIL rivera5maxent5@aol.com WE ARE A NONPROFIT BOXING YOUTH PROGRAM AND WE HOLD ABOUT 70 LYNN YOUTH MEMBERS. NOW THEY WILL BE ALL BACK ON THE STREETS:GANG MEMBERS, DRUG USERS, DRUG DEALERS ECT......... Alex Rivera dosen't even work he donates all his time to this gym and does it alone his brother moved to FL so now alex is running with gym by himself. COME ON AND LETS HELP ALEX AND THE RIVERA BROTHES BOXING.

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  5. Have you tried any of the non-profit organizations?

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