Monthly Archives: January 2012

Where Was the Mayor, As Usual?

January 31, 2012
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Last Wednesday, Governor Deval Patrick came to town to tour North Shore Community College with its president Wayne Burton and Congressman John Tierney. Also along for the tour was the state’s education maven and one of Patrick’s key cabinet members, Paul Reville. By himself, Reville is a major league character considering this city’s number...

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Patrick, Tierney, Reville Visit NSCC and President Burton

January 31, 2012
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Patrick, Tierney, Reville Visit NSCC and President Burton

Governor Deval Patrick, Congressman John Tierney and the Commonwealth’s Secretary of Education Paul Reville toured North Shore Community College with its president Wayne Burton Wednesday afternoon. Governor Patrick wanted to view first hand some of the classrooms where coursework is directly related to securing a job. In his state of the state address Monday...

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Lynn English Senior Jacqueline Ma is Accepted to Harvard University

January 31, 2012
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Lynn English Senior Jacqueline Ma is Accepted to Harvard University

Jackie Ma, a senior at Lynn English High School, has been accepted for admission to Harvard University in Cambridge as a member of the Class of 2016. Ma, currently the No. 2-ranked student academically among 368 students in the LEHS senior class, was accepted through Harvard’s Early Action Admissions Program. More than 35,000 candidates...

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North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Stravinsky, Bach, Shubert in Winter Concert on February 12

January 31, 2012
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North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Stravinsky, Bach, Shubert in Winter Concert on February 12

Music Director Robert Lehmann conducts the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra in its annual Winter Concert Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. at the Swampscott High School Auditorium, 200 Essex St. The program features American soprano Elizabeth Keusch, a New England Conservatory graduate who has gained international acclaim and has performed during her career with...

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In Memoriam

January 31, 2012
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Mayor Kevin White’s death is a moment for all of us to remember him and the days when he managed this city with an iron fist. He was above all, a real Bostonian with his early roots in West Roxbury and his adult life spent on Beacon Hill. He loved Boston. He loved downtown...

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Obituaries 01-31-2012

January 31, 2012
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Carol Vasapolli Credit Union Officer Carol A. (Dieso) Vasapolli of Stoneham, formerly of Revere, died on January 29 after a brief illness. An Officer in the Metropolitan and River Works Credit Union, Lynn, she was the beloved wife of Michael J. Vasapolli with whom she shared 37 years of marriage; cherished daughter of Lena...

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Six to the Sectionals: Divers Enjoying Unprecedented Success in Lynn High School Swimming Programs

January 24, 2012
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Six to the Sectionals: Divers Enjoying Unprecedented Success  in Lynn High School Swimming Programs

It’s rare when Lynn’s three public high schools can bask in the glow of a singular athletic achievement, but Classical coach Denise Silva, Tech coach Brad Tilley, and English coach Lisa Trahant are smiling about the success of the divers in the Lynn swimming programs this season. Six student-athletes – Matt DeMirs and Brandie...

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Looking at the City: EDIC Plans to Renovate Central Avenue Building

January 24, 2012
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News that the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation, the EDIC, is hiring an architect to jump start the renovation of the former Arnold’s Stationery Store on Central Avenue shows that Executive Director Jim Cowdell knows what he’s doing. He’s taking a significant structure, vacant for years and literally crumbling but with some remaining architectural...

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Lynn Little Leagues Begin Full Inter-league Play in 2012 Season

January 24, 2012
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For the first time this season all five Little League organizations will be playing baseball games against each other at the Major League level. Wyoma Little League will join the arrangement for the 2012 season, becoming the final organization to compete with Pine Hill, Lynn Shore, West Lynn American, and East Lynn in weekly...

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School Department Should be Cutting High Paid Positions

January 24, 2012
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There is an environment in the private sector that is compensating for all the business and revenues that were lost when the nation’s economy nearly collapsed in 2007. In fact, the nation’s economy has stabilized but millions remain unemployed, jobs aren’t being created and in general, it is high time that financially strapped municipalities...

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