Monthly Archives: February 2010

Anderson signs NBA contract – Tech graduate joins Oklahoma City Thunder

February 25, 2010
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Anderson signs NBA contract – Tech graduate joins Oklahoma City Thunder

Lynn Tech basketball coach Marvin Avery felt in his heart he would be getting a phone call soon from Antonio Anderson, with the message that he had been expecting to hear. Avery knew that his former star player at Tech had been excelling for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the NBA Developmental League,...

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Tech wins State Vocational championship

February 25, 2010
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Tech wins State Vocational championship

The Lynn Tech boys basketball program was named one of the top programs of the decade by Boston Herald sportswriter Danny Ventura. Ventura had Watertown nipping Tech for the Division 3 team of the decade honors. Tech’s status as the best vocational school program in the state was reaffirmed Friday night as the Tigers...

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Doing what must be done

February 25, 2010
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Doing what must be done

Charlie Gaeta has a bit more vision around here than most people trying to help the city’s historically significant neighborhoods to come back or to re-do themselves. As the head of the Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development (LHAND), Gaeta’s efforts are more often than not routed in his understanding of development and how...

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Fila will appeal MIAA decision

February 25, 2010
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Lynn English Principal Andy Fila said he intends to file an appeal with the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association regarding its decision to penalize the English boys basketball program for recruiting violations. The MIAA will not allow head coach Buzzy Barton to coach the team during games in the 2010 State Tournament and Barton will...

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Barton’s suspension unfair, Draconian

February 25, 2010
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The suspension of Lynn English basketball coach Buzzy Barton by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association is about as unfair as anything having to do with high school sports we have witnessed in years. That the gratuitous complaints of a principal from East Boston could lead to Barton being benched and the Lynn English basketball...

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Tiger Woods

February 25, 2010
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Maybe you listened to him. Maybe you didn’t. But Tiger Woods’ apology on television last Friday was quintessential American media stuff. It was fabulous theater. Tiger even choked up a bit. Bottom line, we thought it was a US Open winning performance by Tiger, who now has come to understand that he has a...

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Obituaries 02-25-2010

February 25, 2010
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Karen Voto, 48 Whidden Memorial Hospital Nurse Manager Karen M. (Messina) Voto of Lynnfield died peacefully February 18 in the Whidden Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving and devoted family following a long illness. She was 48 years old. The beloved wife of Robert S. Voto, with whom she shared 24 years of marriage,...

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A Tori-ific Night – St. Mary’s basketball star Tori Faieta scores her 1,000th point

February 17, 2010
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A Tori-ific Night – St. Mary’s basketball star Tori Faieta scores her 1,000th point

Tori Faieta is one of the top high school basketball centers in the state of Massachusetts. College basketball is certainly in her future but the 6-foot-2-inch junior is having such a great time playing for St. Mary’s High School, she might want to opt for a post-graduate year after 2011. If ever a smile...

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Fire Department pensions are the tip of the iceberg

February 17, 2010
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Fire Department pensions are the tip of the iceberg

The Journal has learned that Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy is preparing to hire as many as 12 new fire fighters as soon as possible. Some say it is pay back for the support of the fire department rank and file in her election effort. Others in Lynn government say it is folly and that such...

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Teenager dies in Gallagher Park

February 17, 2010
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Pine Hill residents have been shocked and shaken by the stabbing death of a Lynn teenager at Gallagher Park Friday night. According to the Essex County District Attorney’s Office Huy Le,19, was apparently found dead at the scene by Lynn Police following a 911 call placed at 9:30 p.m. Lynn police reported no arrests...

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