Monthly Archives: September 2011

Get Out and Vote

September 20, 2011
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Tuesday is primary day in this city. If you care about who leads this city, then you’ll get yourself down to your precinct voting location and cast a vote. Granted, the primary is not so important or compelling as the election. But it is the primary that weeds out the rocks from the chafe....

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Expanded Gaming Bill Passes

September 20, 2011
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Steven Walsh and Robert Fennell, our representatives on Beacon Hill, both voted in favor of the expanded gaming bill passed by the House last week. They did the right thing. Casino gambling is not panacea, and they both know this. It does not solve all of our present economic ills. They know this, two....

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Obituaries 09-20-2011

September 20, 2011
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Jennie ‘Jean’ Picone Among First Occupants of St. Mary’s Plaza Jennie “Jean” (Podlecki) Picone died at the Jewish Rehabilitation Center on September 16 after a brief illness. She was 91 years old. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Blanche (Walczynska) Podlecki and the wife of the late Joseph...

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Lynn Beach Cleanup

September 13, 2011
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Lynn Beach Cleanup

On Sunday, September 11, the St. Pius V Cub Scout pack participated in a cleanup sponsored by Coastal Sweep, the Massachusetts annual statewide beach cleanup. Pictured (back row): Michael Kaczmarek, Sean Walsh, Jared Abkarian, Tyler Furlong, Ben Goodell, Dylan Abkarian, Spencer Monk. Front row is Wyatt Monk (honorary scout).

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Mayor Honors LFD Lt. David Legere

September 13, 2011
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Mayor Honors LFD Lt. David Legere

Lynn Fire Lieutenant David Legere received a citation from Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy in recognition of his outstanding volunteer service ten years ago at Ground Zero. Legere participated in September 11, 2001 remem­brance events in New York City this past weekend. Shown at the ceremony honoring Legere at Lynn City Hall last Thursday...

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Yard Marker: Durgin Records 100th Career Victory

September 13, 2011
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Yard Marker: Durgin Records 100th Career Victory

Following an outstanding playing career at URI and a few stints as an assistant coach, Matt Durgin became a head coach 15 years ago. His first job was at Lynn Classical. “It was a very humbling experience – we were 1-10,” recalled Durgin. But the 6-foot-4-inch head coach was just setting the foundation to...

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Concession Stand Woes as New Season Begins

September 13, 2011
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The mayor’s plan to privatize the concession stand at Manning Bowl may be a good idea, but to those familiar with working the stand, there is the belief that this is not the time to toy with it. Last week, the Stadium Commission put the running of the stand out to bid – a...

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St. Mary’s HS Boys Soccer Team Wins City Title

September 13, 2011
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The St. Mary’s High boys soccer team won its first Lynn City Invitational soccer title, besting Lynn Classical, 3-0, in the championship game Saturday at Manning Field. Senior captain Pedro Lucas-Ferreira, freshman Christian Chavez, and junior Alexander Alleyne each scored goals in the game. Ralph Bertrand, Dennis Bertocchi, and Lucas-Ferreira recorded assists. Bertrand, a...

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After the Memorial

September 13, 2011
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Many of us are left with the palpable feeling that we are a good and decent nation, with a good and decent people, following the dignified nationwide slate of memorials that were held to commemorate the lives of the dead and the sacrifice they made on September 11, 2001. Lynn’s full slate of memorials...

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The President’s Speech and Its Meaning to the People of Lynn

September 13, 2011
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The president’s speech last week marked a moment in his administration when he seemed very much more like a leader than a politician. The speech he gave reminded us how leadership has been missing from the American equation in Washington for quite some time. Here in Lynn, the unemployed suffer because companies are not...

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