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Sunset Salute

June 23, 2017
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Sunset Salute

Lynn English JRROTC cadets stand at attention during the singing of the Marine’s anthem during the Sunset Salute at the Charlestown Navy Yard as part of Sail Boston on Tuesday June 20, 2017.

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Brumfield Wins State Decathlon Title

June 23, 2017
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Brumfield Wins State Decathlon Title

By Cary Shuman St. Mary’s High School Principal James Ridley knows the history and significance of the men’s decathlon event. Ridley related that the unofficial title that went with being the Olympic decathlon champion (such as then-American sports hero Bruce Jenner in 1976) was:...

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North Shore Athletes Set for Agganis Week

June 23, 2017
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North Shore Athletes Set for Agganis Week

By Cary Shuman Harry Agganis Classics Week, the undisputed king of All-Star sports competitions for graduating high school student-athletes, begins Sunday with softball and baseball games set for Fraser Field. Others have tried, but no one has been able to match the prestige, tradition,...

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City Proposes Trash Fee on Non-Owner-Occupied Units

June 23, 2017
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A proposal to collect a trash-disposal fee from housing units that are not owner-occupied, and businesses, would result in an estimated $2 million in annual revenue, according to Mayor...

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The Opioid Epidemic is Truly Frightening

June 23, 2017
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If you were to ask the typical American what they believe to be the greatest danger to the well-being of our children and citizens, no doubt most would answer...

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Golden Role:Former Special Olympian Rob Neal Excels in Coaching Ranks

June 17, 2017
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Golden Role:Former Special Olympian Rob Neal Excels in Coaching Ranks

By Cary Shuman Rob Neal excelled as a coach and trainer of the Bridgewell Special Olympics track and field team this past weekend, helping its athletes win gold medals...

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Joseph Set for Annual Douglass Speech Reading at High Rock Park on July 3

June 17, 2017
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Joseph Set for Annual Douglass Speech Reading at High Rock Park on July 3

By Cary Shuman Wendy Joseph came to the North Shore from Bellingham (Mass.) when she enrolled as a student at Salem State University. Joseph and her husband returned to...

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Moving Forward:Lynn City Council Votes in Favor of Tax Increment Financing for $80 Million Lynnway Project

June 17, 2017
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By John Lynds On Tuesday night, the Lynn City Council voted 10-1 in favor of granting Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for the $80 million waterfront development project on the...

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Technology is Killing Us

June 17, 2017
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It often is said that technology is a two-edged sword. While it certainly is true that advances in technology bring many benefits, those benefits often find themselves subject to...

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Breaking Ground

June 9, 2017
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Breaking Ground

St. Mary’s High School held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new, $9 million STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) building. The three-story building will be situated between the William...

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PUNT,PASS and KIPP:KIPP Academy Launches Football Team; Joins Commonwealth Athletic Conference

June 9, 2017
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PUNT,PASS and KIPP:KIPP Academy Launches Football Team; Joins Commonwealth Athletic Conference

By Cary Shuman The city of Lynn now has five high school football programs. KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate High School, a charter school located on High Rock Street, will...

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McGee Receives Signatures to be on Ballot for Mayor

June 9, 2017
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As of May 22nd, Tom McGee (D-Lynn) has submitted 614 certified signatures, which qualifies him for a spot on the ballot for mayor this fall. “I am happy to...

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City Offering Affordable Home Composter

June 9, 2017
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The City of Lynn is offering a home composter called the Earth Machine for $25, thanks to funding from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). “We are offering...

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McGee Endorsed by Lynn Firefighters and PFFM

June 9, 2017
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Tom McGee recently received unanimous endorsements from the officers and members of Lynn Local 739 and from the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts for Mayor of Lynn. The endorsements...

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FUN-Damental Basketball Camp Open to Boys and Girls in the Local Area

June 9, 2017
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The annual FUN-damental Basketball Camp, open to boys and girls in the local area, will be held July 24-July 28, 2017 at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center, located at...

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State Police Confirm Presence of Highly-Lethal Opioid in Massachusetts

June 9, 2017
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The Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory analyzes substances seized by Massachusetts State Police or other police agences that are suspected to be illegal narcotics. The samples submitted for testing...

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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

June 9, 2017
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The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order...

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St Mary’s Softball Team Claims Title

June 3, 2017
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St Mary’s Softball Team Claims Title

By Joyce Erekson The 21st annual John G. Holland Memorial Softball Tournament is in the books and once again. St. Mary’s has laid claim to the title. Senior Casey...

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Lynn City Council Votes to Override Mayor’s Meals Tax Veto

June 3, 2017
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By John Lynds On Tuesday night the Lynn City Councilor voted to override Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy’s veto of the council’s proposal to increase the state’s meal tax by...

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Salem State University Trustees Recommend John D. Keenan as the Institution’s 14th President

June 3, 2017
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Salem State University’s Board of Trustees has voted to recommend John D. Keenan to the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (BHE) as the university’s 14th president. The vote concludes...

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Save Harbor/Save Bay Issues Report on Water Quality at Local Beaches in ’16

June 3, 2017
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The environmental advocacy organization Save the Harbor/Save the Bay released their annual Beach Water Quality Report Card on the Metropolitan Region’s public beaches on Friday, May 26, 2017 –...

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Arthur Epstein Pledges $5 Million to NSMC

June 3, 2017
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North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) today announced that longtime Marblehead resident Arthur J. Epstein has committed a gift of $5 million to NSMC in support of the Medical Center’s...

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Letter to the Editor

June 3, 2017
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THE LYNN HUNGER NETWORK To the Editor:             This May the Annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive made a big difference in the lives of...

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The Boston Harbor Clean-Up:An Environmental — and Economic — Success Story

June 3, 2017
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A recent report issued by the public interest group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay informs us that the beaches surrounding the Metropolitan Boston area were open for bathing 96...

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