Monthly Archives: December 2013

Traffic Relief: City Working on Solution for Neighborhood Truck Traffic

December 24, 2013
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Residents of Forest Street, North Franklin Street and Linwood Road have been complaining to city officials about the impact their small residential neighborhood gets from truck traffic for over a year now, but it seems that the city may finally be close to finding a solution. According to Interim Public Works Director J.T. Gaucher,...

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Lynn Woods Elementary School Drama Club

December 17, 2013
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Lynn Woods Elementary School Drama Club

Two of the stars of the Lynn Woods Elementary School Drama Club production of Seussical Jr., Matthew Lopez, who performed the role of the Mayor, and Brooke Warren, who performed the role of Cat in the Hat, are pictured before the second presentation of the play Saturday at the school.

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Fire Rips Through Home at 139 Chestnut Street: 16-member Extended Family Left Homeless in Three-alarm Blaze

December 17, 2013
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Fire Rips Through Home at 139 Chestnut Street: 16-member Extended Family Left Homeless in Three-alarm Blaze

An extended family of 16 – eight adults and eight children- was left homeless last week, after a three-alarm fire ripped through the building that housed them in three apartments at 139 Chestnut Street. According to Lynn Fire Chief James McDonald, firefighters were called to the home, at the intersection of Union Street, a...

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Daley and Saunders Rose to the Top: Welch Florist Voted among Top 20 Businesses in New England

December 17, 2013
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Daley and Saunders Rose to the Top: Welch Florist Voted among Top 20 Businesses in New England

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Welch Florist in Lynn. Residents are selecting their floral arrangements for the Christmas season and co-owners David Daley and Keith Saunders are basking in the glow of receiving two  major awards for excellence. Market Surveys of America selected Welch Florist as the Best Florist in...

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Revere-only Casino Plan Moves Forward: Lynn Officials Supportive of Suffolk Downs Proposal

December 17, 2013
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State Gaming Commission members voted unanimously last Tuesday, Dec. 10 to allow a waiver for Suffolk Downs and Mohegan Sun to hold a second voter referendum in Revere, clearing a path for a new Revere only casino plan on land owned by Suffolk Downs. Under the plan, Mohegan Sun and the city of Revere...

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Nelson Mandela: A Truly Unique and Wonderful Man

December 17, 2013
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The outpouring of world-wide respect for Nelson Mandela, the former leader of South Africa who passed away December 5 at the age of 95, is unprecedented in the world we live in today. No one reading this editorial can even begin to imagine or comprehend the hardships he encountered during his long life: Here...

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Obituaries 12-17-2013

December 17, 2013
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William Powers Retired Electrician and Motorcycle Enthusiast William E. Powers died unexpectedly on December 7 at his home in Anderson, South Carolina. He was 65 years old. Born in Saugus on August 8, 1948, he attended Saugus Schools and was a 1966 graduate of Saugus High School and a 1970 graduate of Wentworth Institute...

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Community Leaders Show Support for Mohegan Resort Casino at Suffolk Downs: Mayor Kennedy Hosts Event in Lynn

December 10, 2013
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Community Leaders Show Support for Mohegan Resort Casino at Suffolk Downs: Mayor Kennedy Hosts Event in Lynn

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy joined city leaders, including Mayor Daniel Rizzo of Revere, Mayor Kimberly Driscoll of Salem, City Manager Jay Ash of Chelsea, and Town Manager Scott Crabtree of Saugus to show their support for a world-class Mohegan Sun Casino at Suffolk Downs at a media conference Monday at Lynn City Hall. The...

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The Official Richie Viger Lynn Christmas Parade Carries on Local Tradition

December 10, 2013
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The Official Richie Viger Lynn Christmas Parade Carries on Local Tradition

The Annual Lynn Christmas Parade lights up the city streets every Christmas Eve. Floats filled with joyful, familiar faces and a grand finale featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus on their sleigh have made this tradition a Lynn classic for the past 26 years. This year, however, will be the first that the parade will...

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Plans Moving Forward for Lynn Common Improvements

December 10, 2013
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Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy last week discussed major reconstruction and improvement plans for Lynn Common, McManus Field and Frasier Field, all of which will begin in the spring. “We are undertaking major improvements to Lynn Common,” said Mayor Kennedy. “Really seeking to establish the Common as a place that people can go to and...

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