Monthly Archives: November 2013

St. Mary’s Honors Dr. Mary Grassa O’Neill with Cardinal Cushing Society Award

November 25, 2013
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St. Mary’s Honors Dr. Mary Grassa O’Neill with Cardinal Cushing Society Award

It was a celebration of Catholic education and one of its true champions at St. Mary’s Cardinal Cushing Society Reception at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem Nov. 20. The school honored Dr. Mary Grassa O’Neill, who recently stepped down after five years as education secretary and superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of...

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Gingerbread House Competiton to Benefit Housing Families Inc.

November 25, 2013
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Gingerbread House Competiton to Benefit Housing Families Inc.

The Boston Christmas Festival hosted its 20th annual Gingerbread House Competiton to benefit Housing Families Inc., a Malden based non profit dedicated to ending family homelessness in Massachusetts. Boston area restaurants created elegant gingerbread houses which were on display at Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center November 8-10.  Houses were judged and awarded special recognition...

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93rd Annual Lynn High Schools Thanksgiving Football Luncheon:Coaches, Captains and Cheerleaders to Be Honored at Porthole Pub on Tuesday

November 25, 2013
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The Porthole Pub in Lynn will be the site of the 93rd Annual Lynn High Schools Thanksgiving Football Luncheon on Tuesday, as the Lynn Rotary Club and Lynn Lions Club once again co-host the grand tradition of celebrating local high school football, by honoring the principals, Athletic directors, coaches, and captains of the football...

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Give Thanks for Thanksgiving: Our Uniquely American Holiday

November 25, 2013
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Although a Harris poll a few years back revealed that Christmas is the favorite holiday of the year among all age groups of Americans, we think that Thanksgiving, our uniquely American holiday, has much more to recommend it than does Christmas. Thanksgiving is a day of no pressure on any of us to do, or...

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Remember Those in Need: There Are Many Ways to Help Those Less Fortunate

November 25, 2013
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Although the economists tell us that the recovery from the Great Recession is still a slow one, the bottom line is that for most Americans, things are going well and getting better compared to a few years ago But for too many of our fellow citizens, life still is tough and getting tougher thanks...

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Obituaries 11-26-2013

November 25, 2013
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Peter Benkus Retired Electrical Engineer; also worked for Mass Department of Revenue Peter D. Benkus of Lynnfield died on November 21 after a brief illness. He was 88 years old. Born in Lynn, the son of the late Peter and Mary H. (Berzalonis) Benkus and the husband of Virginia (Tanso) Benkus with whom he...

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English Hoop Star Woumn Will Attend Franklin Pierce

November 19, 2013
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English Hoop Star Woumn Will Attend Franklin Pierce

Lynn English basketball star Diondra Woumn has accepted a scholarship offer from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire and will begin her studies in the health sciences there in the 2013-14 academic year. A 5-feet-9-inch senior captain and two-time Northeastern Conference All-Star for the Lady Bulldogs, Woumn had also considered offers from the University...

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Sign of the times: St. Mary’s Girls Hoop Stars Rudolph, Sanders, Mucciarone Make College Choices Official

November 19, 2013
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Sign of the times: St. Mary’s Girls Hoop Stars Rudolph, Sanders, Mucciarone Make College Choices Official

St. Mary’s girls basketball standouts Brianna Rudolph, Sharell Sanders and Jennie Mucciarone made their college choices official in a letter-of-intent signing ceremony at the school Thursday. “This is one of the proudest days we have had in our program,” said girls basketball coach and Athletic Director Jeff Newhall. “It is very gratifying to see...

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Headed in the Right Direction: Cowdell, EDIC and a Vision for Lynn’s Future

November 19, 2013
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James Cowdell, executive director of EDIC Lynn, is an unabashed and unrepentant fan of the city he has called home for his entire life. Cowdell was educated, married and raised his family here, and he is a 20-year veteran of the City Council, where he served for 10 years as Council President. “I love...

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D’Amici’s Fitting in Downtown: First Months on Sutton Street a Huge Success

November 19, 2013
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D’Amici’s Downtown Café and Bakery on Sutton Street has been opened just two months, but has already established itself as one of the best breakfast and lunch cafes in downtown Lynn. “Business has been very good so far,” confirmed Manager Diana Murdock, of the famed Lynn bakery’s newest location just a block from City...

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