Monthly Archives: April 2011

Vestal on a Pedestal: Lynn Bowler Elected to Hall of Fame

April 29, 2011
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Vestal on a Pedestal: Lynn Bowler Elected to Hall of Fame

-By Cary Shuman cary@lynnjournal.com Lynn resident Nancy Vestal certainly had the record to be included among the elite female candlepin bowlers in the sport’s history. Vestal has won six candlepin pro tour titles, a Massachusetts state open singles championship, five state women’s doubles titles, and New Hampshire state titles. She reached the mecca by...

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A Striking Moment: Landry Sets New City League Record (440)

April 29, 2011
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A Striking Moment: Landry Sets New City League Record (440)

-By Cary Shuman cary@lynnjournal.com Charlene Landry was recognized for bowling the highest score in Lynn City League history in a ceremony prior to this week’s competition Saturday at Metro Bowl in Peabody. On April 9 at Metro, Landry set a league record for female bowlers by rolling a 440 triple. Landry scorched the lanes...

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High Beam: Brown Wins State Gymnastics Title

April 29, 2011
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High Beam: Brown Wins State Gymnastics Title

By Cary Shuman cary@lynnjournal.com Eliza Brown, an eight-year-old gymnast from Lynn who trains at the Winthrop Gymnastics Academy, took home the Level 4 state vaulting title and the accompanying first-place trophy at a state meet at Groton Middle School. Eliza claimed the first place award in the vaulting event with a solid score of...

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Developing Downtown

April 29, 2011
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-By Joshua Resnek editor@lunnjournal.com Lynn is the only city I know of from here to East Boston and including Chelsea, where major downtown properties remain hopelessly empty with for sale signs posted on them. On Andrew Street, 3 years ago, there was a major fire that took down about half a city block. It...

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Hall of Famers

April 29, 2011
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Our congratulations to Lynn candlepin bowlers Joseph Tavernese and Nancy Vestal. Both bowlers have been notified by International Candlepin Bowling Association officials that they have been selected for places in the Candlepin Bowling Hall of Fame. This is a tremendous honor for these two fabulous bowlers, whose exploits far and wide are well known...

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Home Prices Decline; with No End in Sight

April 28, 2011
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Those of us who live in this city tend not to check out the value of our homes anymore at websites like Zillow. Those who are brave enough to do so always report back that the situation is very bad, which it is, and that it might get worse, and that all of us...

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Making Waves

April 19, 2011
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Making Waves

The Lynn waterfront was pounded by heavy surf all day Sunday attracting major attention from passersby.

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Hannah Byrne Signs Letter with Saint Anselm College Classical Senior will Play Softball

April 19, 2011
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Hannah Byrne Signs Letter with Saint Anselm College Classical Senior will Play Softball

It’s been a grand April for Lynn Classical softball star Hannah Byrne. She’s already hit a home run out of Cy Tenney Park in Peabody and helped save a no-hitter with her glove for pitcher Mackenzie Coppinger. This week she’s in sunny Orlando, Florida with the team on a spring trip. Byrne had two...

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Lynn Shelter Benefit Major Success

April 19, 2011
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Lynn Shelter Benefit Major Success

There are events and there was the Lynn Arts event for the Lynn Shelter Association which was held Friday evening at the Lynn Arts studios in Central Square. This evening gathering held to raise money for a good cause brought together people from all walks of life. The main performance room was a dazzling...

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Lynn’s Municipal Salaries Hold no Surprises

April 19, 2011
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The recent release by the city of Lynn’s municipal salaries – that is – the amount of money taxpayers are forking over to pay our various public employees for their yearly pay, shows no meaningful trends and gives away no surprises. At the highest level and slightly below, salaries are about as high as...

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