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Raymond Flynn

Raymond Flynn is the former mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, serving from 1983 to 1993. In addition to having a political career, Flynn has experience with writing and continues to write following his position in office. Flynn is the co-author of two books, The Accidental Pope: A Novel and John Paul II: A Personal Portrait of the Pope and the Man. As well, Flynn frequently writes for the Boston Herald. As a frequent columnist for the Boston Herald, Flynn addresses current topics and issues, while including his personal opinion. Flynn’s most recent article, published April 17, 2015, titled “Flynn: Schools Should Trump Condos in Southie,” addresses the issue of a Catholic school in South Boston being sold and renovated into luxury condos.  Flynn explains that this once out-standing school is being replaced for more unaffordable housing, continuing the issue of continual closing of parochial schools and lack of affordable housing. Such issues have been forcing many young families to move out of the area. Similarly to this article, Flynn’s other pieces are relatable to his readers. Flynn’s writings show that even out of office he continues to be an advocate of bettering the City of Boston and asserting his position.