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Lynn’s about to hire 9 new cops thanks to a federal grant

LYNN —  The city’s police force will increase by nine officers thanks to a $1.1 million federal grant. Last summer, as many city departments struggled with tight budgets, Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy sought funding from the Justice Department’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program. Lynn and Holyoke were the only Bay State communities to receive…

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