Monthly Archives: September 2013

Centennial Celebration

September 24, 2013
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Centennial Celebration

The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce held its Centennial Celebration Friday night at the Lynn Museum. Guests enjoyed food and music while celebrating the organization’s 100th anniversary. Pictured at the event are, from left, membership manager Sandra Lewis, Andy Giller, CEO and president Leslie Gould, com­munications manager JoAnn Power, Christine Pierce, Michael Tavares, and...

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Kennedy Wins Primary: Sixteen Percent Turn out for Preliminary Election

September 24, 2013
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Kennedy  Wins Primary: Sixteen Percent Turn out for Preliminary Election

Political observers watching elections since the start of the 2008 recession have noticed that races across the levels of government – from local to state to federal elections – have all included some element of negativity and hostility from the electorate. Largely that hostility has been aimed at incumbents over the past four to...

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Patterson Appears at Project Smile Charity Event

September 24, 2013
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Patterson Appears at Project Smile Charity Event

It was a night full of jokes and laughter at the 7th Annual Charity Date Auction for Project Smile. There was one moment, however, that host Michael Winter swapped his comical demeanor for a more subdued one. Towards the end of the auction, Winter introduced one of the last bachelors. Instead of asking him...

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Incumbents Lead the Way in Ward, At-large Races: Ward 5 Race Will See a Recount as Chakoutis Leads, with Keo and Albaum Separated by 5 Votes

September 24, 2013
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Name recognition, it seems, played a factor in the September 17 primary races for city council seats, as incumbents in almost every ward and at-large seat posted victories. Though the General Election on November 5 is the one that counts, last Tuesday’s preliminary election was able to give candidates a sense of how successful...

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Haven Project Event Was Educational and Inspiring

September 24, 2013
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The Haven Project, a Lynn-based organization under the director of Gini Mazman, has been existence for less than a year, but it is already making a tremendous impact with its services for homeless young adults in the city of Lynn and surrounding areas. The Haven Project’s panel discussion and movie at Cinema Salem was...

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Congratulations, Chris Dwyer on Your Promotion to the Kansas City Royals of MLB

September 24, 2013
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Chris Dwyer, who played sports at St. Mary’s High School and led the Spartans to the Super Bowl championship, was called up the Kansas City Royals last week. He joined the Royals on Friday and will remain with the team until the end of the regular season. It’s been an exciting journey for the...

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Lynn Fire Department Receives $625,000 in Grants

September 17, 2013
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Lynn Fire Department Receives $625,000 in Grants

The Lynn Fire Department has received two Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) totaling more than $625,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. The first grant, $295,388, will be used for a community fire-education program that will start in September. Money from the grant will be used to purchase smoke detectors, which...

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The Gately Connection: School Committee Candidate Was a Coach of Undefeated Lynn English Basketball Team

September 17, 2013
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The Gately Connection: School Committee Candidate Was a Coach of Undefeated Lynn English Basketball Team

School Committee candidate Lorraine Gately has 33 years of experience as a teacher and one very special connection to one of Lynn’s greatest basketball teams. Gately, who taught at Eastern Junior High, English High School, Breed Middle School, and Pickering Middle School, was the assistant coach of the 1993-94 Lynn English girls basketball team....

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The Marshall Plan: Fate of the Marshall Middle School Project in Hands of the Voters

September 17, 2013
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When the polls open at 7 a.m. today, residents will head to the polls to vote for Mayor, City Council, and School Committee. Also, at the bottom of the September 17 primary ballot, is a ballot question that will shape the future of the Lynn Public Schools, and unlike many of the other choices...

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School Administration Now at 100 Bennett Street

September 17, 2013
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The past few weeks have been extremely hectic for Lynn Schools staff working in the administration., as they have not only had to oversee the start of school for all of Lynn’s public school population, but they have also been moving the administrative offices of the school department form their former home at Lynn...

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