Father, 54, Swampscott resident and Swampscott advocate.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
David Patrick Whelan, Jr., age 54, of Swampscott, died September 1, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer. Born January 23, 1958, in Malden, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late David Patrick and Mary (Dunn) Whelan. Besides his wife Jean, he is survived by his two children, Hilary and Trevor, both of Swampscott, and his siblings, Robert M. Whelan of Salem, Barbara McDonough of Billerica and John Lingaitis of Beverly. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. He was raised in Swampscott, graduating from Swampscott High School in 1975 and from Merrimack College in 1980. Throughout his life, Dave had a love for the Town of Swampscott, serving as Town Treasurer, Town Meeting Member and Chairman of the School Committee. He also …
A five-town comparison of Chapter 70 funding considers real estate values and median household income.
Friday, February 17, 2012
This information was submitted by David Whelan of Swampscott. For those interested in how Swampscott compares to other communities in it's quest for apter 70 equity, consider the data included in the comparison.
State Rep. Lori Ehrlich and others will speak on behalf of her bill to boost funding to the minimum of 17.5 percent for Swampscott and dozens of other Massachusetts communities.
Tuesday’s hearing on education funding is pivotal in Swampscott’s bid to get the state minimum 17.5 percent funding for education. The bill would influence funding in dozens of towns across the commonwealth. Prime Sponsor Lori Ehrlich and a slew of other speakers including Swampscott Superintendent Lynne Celli will give testimony at the State House to the Joint Committee on Education. Ehrlich has been concerned about the school-funding-formula’s inequity since before she took office in 2008, said Legislative Aide Tom Mills. Constituents have continued to make it known that they want the inequity fixed, Mills said. No constituent has been more vocal on the topic than David Whelan. Whelan, cofounder of the North Shore Coalition for School …