At sunset today, the sky was suffused with orange. At the Lynn end of the Nahant Causeway, it was enough to give you a sense of what it would be like to be on Mars, if Mars were a bit warmer and had oceans and people and a causeway.
Sean Sullivan captured the orange sky near North Station.
MISSING CHILD ALERT: Giovanni Gonzalez is currently missing from the Lynn, Massachusetts area. What you are about to watch on this YouTube video are actual photos put together as a video to help find this 5 year old boy and bring him back safe and sound.
The song performed by 1970's R&B Group "The Spinners" entitled: "HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY."
Any information regarding the child you see in this video, call 1-800-THE-LOST.
Giovanni Gonzalez: Via YouTube
Boy, 5, missing since Sunday.
Why no Amber alert? Well, for starters, the kid isn't a rich blond, blue eyed white girl.
... This woman is a classic immigrant domestic violence case. Alone, abused, pregnant non-stop for over three years, not too much English. According to AP, she doesn't even have a telephone number in her name. She needs help: medical, legal, psychological, spiritual. I'm hoping that a womens group, domestic violence or Haitian Community group comes together and helps this woman and her children. Sad thing about it? Being locked up in a Kings County jail is probably the safest she's been in years.
Lynn has another blogger. Some of these blogs have been mentioned right here on Universal Hub, helping to put Lynn back on the map as a place to be. (Um. Yes. Lynn was once hopping mad with activity that wasn't all sin.) Downtown, in particular, is on the rise and full of potential, even in this current real estate market.
This poster invites all Lynners, wannabe Lynners and potential visitors to take a look, visit Lynn, and contribute comments.
Corey, a newcomer to downtown Lynn, is now blogging about the neighborhood:
... I've been here for about a year now. My parents were born here and often tell me of what used to be. I see it coming back. I have hope for my property value. I think others out there do as well. I figured I would put this blog together to try and get the community talking about what's happening, and what's next. Rumors, gossip, news, etc. ...
Help Bring Public Access TV Back to Swampscott has a series of North Shore videos, including one of State Rep. Douglas Petersen making his dumb Lynn comments (basically: That Swampscott should support better education in Lynn because Swampscott kids will become "captains of industry" who will need educated blue-collar workers from Lynn); the Lynn comments start at around 2:50.
Via Landed in Swampscott.
Pho Lynn, the Vietnamese restaurant on Munroe St. Across from the Munroe St. Lofts has the BEST Vietnamese food I have ever tasted. ...
Lynn Lofts, the Skinny is a new blog aimed at people thinking about moving into a condo in the neighborhood - specifically, the Keith Building, where the author lives. He does not much care for the building's developer - and explains why you should be careful about moving into a unit too close to the commuter-rail tracks.
Smeg witnesses a weird accident in Lynn on his way home:
... The Jeep turned his wheel *a little*, then floored it, he had no way enough turn to make the corner, and he drove straight into the front of the Mustang, which roled back from the force. The guy in the Jeep then put it on full lock and floored it again, swinging around onto the curb and into the massive truck that was parked on the forecourt of a garage, badly enough that he wasn't moving again, and fluids started pouring out of his engine. ...
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