Monthly Archives: January 2012

Parks

January 10, 2012
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According to police and the heads of the local Parks Department, vandals are attempting to rip-off whatever they can from the city’s parks. What does this include? In one case it was reported that thieves apparently tried to steal an eighty foot light pole from Frey Park. Other parks throughout the city have lost...

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Winter Without Snow

January 10, 2012
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This has been a winter without snow. As a result, the city hasn’t spent much money from its snow removal funding budget. This is a good thing as during a normal snow season, the city could be expected to spend almost $3 million as it did last year. The savings to the city’s budget...

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A Tough Crime-solving Situation Confronts the Lynn Police Department

January 10, 2012
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The Lynn Police Department has largely been unable to solve the vast majority of 30 violent crimes that occurred in Lynn since last October. Lynn Police Chief Kevin Coppinger has been asked why. He has said that the department had made three arrests but that in all the other instances, victims were unwilling to...

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Obituaries 01-10-2012

January 10, 2012
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John Patterson Longtime GE Employee John W. Patterson of Lynn died unexpectedly in Salem Hospital on December 29. He was 69 years old. The beloved husband of Lorraine (Perry ) Patterson, he was born in Lynn, the son of the late Walter and Margaret (Simonelli) Patterson and was a graduate of Lynn Public Schools....

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Buddy Ford Shining at Mass Maritime

January 3, 2012
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Buddy Ford Shining at Mass Maritime

Former Lynn Classical football star Richard “Buddy” Ford com­pleted his freshman season as a linebacker and special teams player for the Massachusetts Maritime Academy football team. Buddy is pictured (photo right) after a game with family and friends, from left, Eric Sheehan, his grandfather, Jim Matthews, his father, Lynn City Councilor Rick Ford, his...

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Major Honors for Todd Collier: St. Mary’s Senior Will Play in Shriners Football Classic

January 3, 2012
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Major Honors for Todd Collier: St. Mary’s Senior Will Play in Shriners Football Classic

Todd Collier may have been on his school vacation last week but the honors kept pouring in for the St. Mary’s High School football standout. Collier, who was on a skiing trip in Maine, received a call from head coach Matt Durgin who informed him that he has been named to the Super 26...

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Church Controversy; It’s in the Details

January 3, 2012
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The Latino church on Anchor Road is suing the city in Federal Court over the right to use the church they bought in 2010. They are claiming the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals is standing in the way of an occupancy permit being granted for the church because of a lack of parking spaces...

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Bars Denied Extended Hours for New Years Eve Night

January 3, 2012
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Bar owners in this city are justifiably upset because the Licensing Board did not allow them to remain open an extra hour on New Year’s Eve. The Licensing Board’s decision failing to allow for an extra hour was Draconian. The city’s decision to stand firm on the 1 a.m. closing time for New Year’s...

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The New Year

January 3, 2012
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The coming year is filled with challenges for Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy and for the city council. It will be a year when even the easiest things seem a bit more difficult and when the difficult things appear overwhelming. Getting through the past four years without the house falling down has been an extraordinary task....

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Obituaries 01-03-2012

January 3, 2012
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Henry Gallucci Billerica Resident Henry L. Gallucci of Billerica died on December 30. He was the beloved husband of Rosemarie (Branco); father of Angela Arsenault and her husband, Billy of New Hampshire, Henry L. of Everett, Margaret of Methuen and Marie Berrabah Pastos and her husband, Dimitrios Pastos of Lynn. He is also survived...

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