It's interesting to read some of the commentary left on local blogs or the itemlive.com about issues related to the city of Lynn. Some of the comments reveal common sentiments about the city while others are questionable or incoherent at best. The following is a comment left on the local blog Lynn School Watch in response to an anonymous poster who made a statement about potentially selling her house due to dissatisfaction with the management of the city's public school system:
Sound like a good idea, but good luck selling your house. What's the selling pitch going to be for potential buyers?
Lynn's a rat infested city
It's run poorly by politicians only looking out for themselves and a mayor who hasn't done anything to improve it
It has some of the worst schools in the state and one of the lowest school districts in the state which is also run by politicians only looking out for themselves and a mayor who has not done anything to improve it
The property taxes are extremely high and continue to increase while the assessment of your home continues to decrease. And your hard earned tax dollars go into the pockets of those politicians and not to improve the city or schools
There is a huge influx of immigrants (many illegal) that continue to come to the city because of all the subsidized housing this city provides and the endless benefits this state provides to them
The crime and gang activity is everywhere throughout the city, even in the 'good' areas (although some claim it has decreased)
It is because of these reasons and so many more that you will either not be able to sell your house, or you will not get what you want or need for it. This city is a cesspool!
Is this a common opinion among Lynners? Is Lynn really a 'cesspool'?
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