Monthly Archives: March 2012

Lynn Named One of the State’s Five Pioneer Cultural Districts

March 29, 2012
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Lynn Named One of the State’s Five Pioneer Cultural Districts

Once dubbed the “City of Firsts,” Lynn is officially living up to its name. The City joined Rockport, Gloucester’s Rocky Neck, Boston’s Fenway neighborhood and Pittsfield as the state’s first group of designated Cultural Districts, approved by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) at its board meeting Tuesday. Authorized by an act of the Massachusetts...

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A Big Announcement: Lynn’s Swimmer of the Year Vazquez Will Attend Worcester Polytechnic

March 29, 2012
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A Big Announcement: Lynn’s Swimmer of the Year Vazquez Will Attend Worcester Polytechnic

The announcement at the Lynn High School Swimming Awards Banquet may have gone unnoticed by some in the room at Prince Restaurant in Saugus. But Lynn Tech Principal Diane Paradis heard it loudly and clearly and beamed a proud smile when Tech swimming coach Brad Tilley told the crowd that Tech senior Victor Vazquez...

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Leo Sevinor, Father of Noted Local Surgeon, Sheldon Sevinor, Dead at 95

March 29, 2012
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Leo Sevinor, Father of Noted Local Surgeon, Sheldon Sevinor, Dead at 95

When Leo Sevinor was growing up in Chelsea during the 1930s, his late father Ralph Sevinor purchased one of the last remaining farms in Marblehead. That farm spread from Wares Pond almost to Tent’s Corner, where the Marblehead Bank is located today. From the 1940s until the late 1960s, the Sevinor Family and Leo,...

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The Warmth of March

March 29, 2012
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Lynn Shore Drive, the beach, Lynn Woods, Gannon and everywhere else in this sprawling city where people enjoy the warmth of a beautiful day were swamped for the past ten days. It was like summer in March, an incredible happening with no rhyme or reason. We had pushed everything about the cold and the...

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Shorts at Lynn Classical

March 29, 2012
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The only matter worth measuring in the great shorts debate at Lynn Classical is whether or not shorts can be worn and whether or not they conform to the school’s desired aesthetic. Shorts should be right about the knees. Anything else is simply too short. Anything else is simply too long for shorts but...

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Obituaries 03-27-2012

March 29, 2012
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Kazimiera ‘Luszchak’ Skop Former St. Michael’s Communicant Kazimiera ‘Luszchak’ Skop of Lynn died on March 23 at Union Hospital after a brief illness. She was 90 years old. A homemaker and a former communicant of St. Michael’s Church, she was the wife of the late Victor Skop and is survived by two sons, Victor...

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Garden Glory: Seniors Thompson, Gagliolo Reflect on St. Mary’s State Championship Season

March 20, 2012
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Garden Glory: Seniors Thompson, Gagliolo Reflect on St. Mary’s State Championship Season

For St. Mary’s High School seniors Devin Thompson and Nick Gagliolo, the memories of winning a state basketball championship at the TD Garden will last a lifetime. “It was really crazy – a few days later it’s really starting to hit me,”  said Thompson, who lit up the parquet floor for 25 points in...

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St. Mary’s Names New Head of School

March 20, 2012
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St. Mary’s Names New Head of School

Grace Cotter Regan has been named head of school at St. Mary’s High School, replacing Dr. Raymond A. Bastarache, who is retiring in June. Regan has almost 30 years’ experience working in education and institutional advancement, including 23 years at Catholic institutions. She has served as executive director of advancement for the New England...

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EDIC Board Member Named in State Top 100 Influential Latinos

March 20, 2012
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Magnolia Contreras, a member of the board of the directors of the Economic Development Industrial Corporation of Lynn (EDIC/Lynn), has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in the state’s Hispanic community by El Planeta newspaper. Contreras and the others on El Planeta’s Powermeter list were honored at a reception at...

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St. Mary’s Falls to Arlington Catholic in State Final

March 20, 2012
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The St. Mary’s High School girls hockey program has set the standard for excellence in Massachusetts. It’s been a perennial powerhouse under head coach Frank Pagliuca and after a tough overtime loss in the quarterfinals last year, the Spartans were back playing for the Division 1 state championship Sunday at the TD Garden. The...

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