Monthly Archives: February 2011

Talent Pool – Classical Graduate Karen Hogan Takes Management Position at MIT

February 22, 2011
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Talent Pool – Classical Graduate Karen Hogan Takes Management Position at MIT

Karen Hogan won’t officially receive her degree in Aquatics Management from Salem State University (SSU) until May, but the Lynn Classical graduate has already launched her career. Hogan, whose name is synonymous with Lynn high school swimming, is working at the world-famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in a full-time, pool management position. The 22-year-old...

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Where is the Leadership?

February 22, 2011
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You really have to wonder what’s going through the head of the mayor. By all accounts, she doesn’t seem to be into the job. Some of us who love our jobs spend enormous amounts of time at them. Not the mayor. For the most part, she is somewhere else even when she’s at city...

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Fortucci Keeps Job After Council Vote

February 22, 2011
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Journal Staff The city’s chief financial officer received an 11-0 vote fro the Lynn City Council to remain in his position following three days of hearings asked for by the mayor which questioned his competency. The hearings failed to produce examples of wrongdoing by Richard Fortucci, the city’s CFO. Following the vote, Fortucci said...

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The Fortucci Debacle Raises New Questions

February 22, 2011
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The series of hearings held by the mayor in order to oust the city’s Chief Financial Officer Richard Fortucci were not just time consuming but ridiculous. They were a humiliation and an embarrassment for this city which came to expect so much more from its mayors in years past. The city council’s unanimous vote...

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Obituaries 02-22-2011

February 22, 2011
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Grace Galloway Hospital Volunteer Grace E. Galloway of Methuen, formerly a long time resident of Everett and Newton Centre, died on February 19. A former Bank of Boston telecommunications department employee and a proud Whidden Hospital volunteer for 16 years, she was the beloved daughter of the late Robert M. and Lillian E. (Brodie)...

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City Joins Family in Mourning the Loss of Michelle J. Conlon

February 15, 2011
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City Joins Family in Mourning the Loss of Michelle J. Conlon

The Lynn community, family members and friends are remembering Michelle J. Conlon as an outstanding swimmer, an excellent student, a beautiful and loving daughter, granddaughter, sister, and aunt, and a fantastic person. Conlon, an assistant coach of the Lynn English High School swimming team, died on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, after an 11-month battle against...

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Witch Hunt? – Lynn Mayor Flanagan-kennedy Going Hard After Richard Fortucci

February 15, 2011
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It is impossible to understand what exactly is at work in the ongoing effort to totally discredit the city’s Chief Financial Officer Richard Fortucci. Is he the worst to ever hold that position as the mayor is alleging? Or is he the subject of a witch hunt which the mayor is leading? Both seem...

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East Boston Savings Bank Reports Major Gains

February 15, 2011
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The year 2010 was a great year for Meridian Interstate Bancorp, the owner of the East Boston Savings Bank. Company officials said business was up substantially at the bank’s Wyoma Square location in Lynn this year. Fourth quarter results and year-end results released last week revealed an upward trend in earnings and income for...

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Stop the Sham

February 15, 2011
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There is enough in this city to be busy with without resorting to hearings against the city’s chief financial officer who doesn’t appear to have broken the law, stolen money or cost the city any money. Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy is wasting precious time and city resources on proceedings that are entirely self-serving and which...

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Michelle Conlon

February 15, 2011
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The death of Michelle Conlon at 38 is a knife in the heart to the tightly knit Lynn community who knew her, who loved her and in the end, who did not want to let her go. She died last week following a long and valiant fight against cancer. She was a wonderful, vibrant,...

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