Monthly Archives: August 2011

Storms More Potent?

August 23, 2011
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One of the quick moving storms over the weekend took down tree limbs and branches throughout the city. Is it reasonable to conclude that the fast moving thunder and lightning storms this summer were more intense than any summer before? We think so. The high winds and pouring rains – sheets and sheets of...

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Obituaries 08-23-2011

August 23, 2011
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Joseph ‘Joey’ Yourawski Revere resident Joseph J. “Joey” Yourawski of Revere died on August 14 after a long illness. He was the loving father of Joseph O’Connell of Somerville, and Cara Finocchio and her husband, Anthony of Revere; beloved son of the late Walter and Caroline ( Sasso) Yourawski; dear brother of Thomas and...

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Fiste Receives Baseball Scholarship: St. Mary’s Product Will Play at Division 1 Hartford

August 16, 2011
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Fiste Receives Baseball Scholarship: St. Mary’s Product Will Play at Division 1 Hartford

The city of Lynn and St. Mary’s High School has produced another Division 1 college athlete. Alexander “Alex” Fiste, who starred in the Wyoma Little League and won the city’s Home Run Derby as a 12-year-old, has accepted an athletic scholarship from the University of Hartford. The scholarship package is worth approximately $32,000 per...

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A Gem of an Idea: Francis Open Jewelry Making Studio

August 16, 2011
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A Gem of an Idea: Francis Open Jewelry Making Studio

Viviana Francis has big plans for Funky Handmade, a new jewelry-making studio located on the top floor of the Lynn Arts Inc. building, 25 Exchange St. Francis, a 30-year-old resident of Lynn, first started the business as Viviana Francis Handcrafted Jewelry. Her jewelry is one-of-kind pieces that include a mix of recycled, natural and...

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The Summer of Our Discontent

August 16, 2011
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Where did the summer go ? What has happened to the economic recovery ? How did the easy and seemingly pleasant and uneventful spring devolve into the plunging stock market and volatile mix of  bad economic news from around the globe ? At the beginning of summer everything about our lives in Boston appeared...

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Obituaries 08-16-2011

August 16, 2011
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Carmello ‘Carl’ Graziano East Boston resident Carmello J. “Carl” Graziano of East Boston died on August 13. A National Guard veteran of World War II, he was the beloved father of Carl V. Graziano of Malden; loving grandfather of Rocky Graziano of Winthrop, Nicole Etheridge and her husband, Jason of Lynn, and Michael Graziano...

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A Proud Baseball Heritage: Brendan Powicki Carries on his Father’s Ahtletic Excellence

August 9, 2011
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A Proud Baseball Heritage:  Brendan Powicki Carries on his Father’s Ahtletic Excellence

Brendan Powicki is one of the best Little League baseball players in Lynn. A member of the City Series champion Wyoma Rangers, Brendan pitched a combined no-hitter in the penultimate game, nearly led the Wyoma All-Stars to the District 16 title, and received the sportsmanship award at the citywide Home Run Derby contest. At...

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DiVirgilio Comes Through in a Pinch

August 9, 2011
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DiVirgilio Comes Through in a Pinch

Wyoma Rangers manager Steve Moccia needed someone to take the ball in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Lynn City Series championship game. With his team protecting a two-run lead in the sixth inning and starter Travis Ryan at the pitch limit, ace Brendan Powicki unavailable having combined for a no-hitter in...

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EBSB Reports Substantial Profit Gains for Half Year

August 9, 2011
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The East Boston Savings Bank has once gain reported major earnings gains during the quarter ended June 30. The bank reported making more than $1 million more than it did during the same period last year. In addition, for the first half of 2011, the earnings are up more than $1.3 million for the...

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DCR and the Beaches

August 9, 2011
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The Department of Conservation and Recreation has done another outstanding job this summer of keeping the beaches clean and manicured and we’ve had another precious summer of our lives without the God awful stench that existed for a century before former DCR Commissioner Rick Sullivan caused it to disappear. Mr. Sullivan was a great...

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