Monthly Archives: May 2011

Pension Funding not Up to Par

May 10, 2011
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The city of Lynn has unfunded pension obligations of almost $451 million for 2,020 retired employees and 1497 current employees. This is not new news. It is the same old news and quite likely, nothing will be done about it. All across the state, cities and towns owe billions upon billions in unfunded pension...

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Lynn Showing its Colors, again

May 10, 2011
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In the entire state of Massachusetts there are 1700 public school buildings. A recent study conducted by the state of all those buildings found 23 in the dead on arrival category. Two of those are located in the area – that is – in Lynn and in, of all places, Marblehead. Here, the Thurgood...

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Obituaries 05-10-2011

May 10, 2011
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James Stewart Lynn resident James N. Stewart of Lynn died at Union Hospital on May 2 after a brief illness. He was 49 years old. Born in Somerville, the son of Barbara A. (Norris) Stewart of Milford, NH and the late David M. Stewart, he is also survived by James McIntyre of Rochester, NH...

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O’Neil’s Legacy Lives on Challenger Little League is Named in Her Memory

May 3, 2011
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O’Neil’s Legacy Lives on Challenger Little League is Named in Her Memory

The Greater Lynn Challenger Little League is now the Alice O’Neil Challenger Little League. League officials unveiled a new sign displaying the new name during Opening Day ceremonies Sunday at Volunteer Field. O’Neil, who passed away in January, founded the baseball league for individuals with physical and mental challenges 21 years ago. League President...

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Ocean Street Home Undergoes Makeover

May 3, 2011
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Ocean Street Home Undergoes Makeover

About three months ago, three enterprising real estate people – and two who grew up in Lynn – bought a dilapidated home in the better part of town near the beach for short money, put their heads together, and with a half dozen trades people, remade the home into a two condominium property. The...

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Obituaries 05-03-2011

May 3, 2011
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Frances Chapman Member of International Order of Foresters Frances (Phillips) Chapman of Lynn, formerly of Boston, died on April 26.  She was 84 years old. Born in Neunan, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Gus and Lizzie (Daniels) Phillips.  She lived most of her life in the South End of Boston, and...

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A Sunday to Remember

May 3, 2011
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By all accounts, Sunday was a lovely spring day. A bit cool with a sea breeze all day – but a fabulous day to be alive and, it turns out, to be an American. Lynn and all of the North Shore was resonant with colors bursting everywhere and gardens coming to life with the...

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