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Friday, June 18, 2010

D.P.W. Lynn, MA - Hey Fink - Next Budget Meeting - Ask for More? No?

This weekend I actually need to watch all of the budget hearing that Seth taped for us over at lynnhappens.com. I skipped to the part where the DPW department head, Jay Fink, spoke. I think it can be summarized best by one of his final comments. He told the crowd that he's doing a lot more with a lot less and soon he'd be doing everything with nothing. Well, we do seem to have a bit of a problem then, don't we? Why sit there so quietly while Cahill begs you to say the city is screwed. No summer help this year, so Fink has to rely on Jamie Marsh and the OECD to do the D.P.W's job. At least, I think that's what I heard. Good thing we know that Jamie will actually do this, but it shouldn't be his problem.

I couldn't believe the answer to the rodent question. So... quick quiz for the readers. Which department do you think is responsible for rodent control in the City of Lynn? No cheating. Answer in the comments before you go over to lynnhappens and watch the video. The City of Lynn continues to provide us with some great entertainment.

While they've been working on this budget, the city is falling apart. Litter and crime (rape) in Central Square. Pho Lynn closing. Tonight should have been a Third Thursday, but those are canceled.

What the hell is going on? I used to be a nice happy blogger. ;-) Now I feel like one of those whiny bastards on the Item comment boards.

On a side note, we're fixing what we can... DTLna and LAVA will be running an Arts After Hours event in August to fill the void left by the city in not producing Thursday evening activities anymore. We will also be holding a movie night hosted by Jamie Marsh and the OECD. We can do some of it, but we really need the city's help.

S.O.S.

Cahill, Don't wait for an answer from Fink. He's too shy or something, just give him a little more money. Pretty please?

-Corey

P.S. There is a rumor floating around that lids for the trash bins in Downtown Lynn have been ordered! After months of pleading, I really hope this is the case.

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