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Cuts in local aid slice deeper in poorer cities

Lynn, Brookline highlight contrasts

Because of budget cuts, Robert Ferrari is the only school resource officer remaining in Lynn. Hamstrung by the loss of local aid, the city has had to make a number of layoffs and cut its library budget. Because of budget cuts, Robert Ferrari is the only school resource officer remaining in Lynn. Hamstrung by the loss of local aid, the city has had to make a number of layoffs and cut its library budget. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
By Eric Moskowitz
Globe Staff / February 24, 2009

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Lynn has removed half a dozen police officers from its schools, leaving the 13,000-student district with just one security official. It has mothballed a firetruck and laid off 30 municipal workers. Teachers agreed to work a day without pay to avoid mass layoffs. (Full article: 1039 words)

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