Monthly Archives: December 2013

Mayor Kennedy Looks Forward to Her New Term

December 10, 2013
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Just one month after her re-election victory for a second term as Lynn Mayor, Judith Flanagan Kennedy is relaxed and confident in the leadership she has provided to the city through her first term. “The first thing to ask yourself, is what kind of conclusions can we draw from the outcome of the election,”...

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A Gem of a Guy: Bobby Dwyer Was Admired by All

December 10, 2013
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“A gem of a guy.” That’s how former Item sports editor Paul Halloran described Bobby Dwyer, the former graphic arts foreman at the daily newspaper who died last week. Mr. Dwyer was very involved in the Lynn sports community, having served as president of East Lynn Pop Warner, a position later held by his...

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Obituaries 12-10-2013

December 10, 2013
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Carmelo Minaya Longtime Hardward Store Owner Carmelo Minaya of Lynn died after a brief illness at the Peabody Glen Health Care Center on December 6. He was 87 years old. Born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, he was the son of the late Mon Nunez and Petronela Minaya, the husband of the...

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Brothers Deli

December 2, 2013
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Thanksgiving Dinner at Brothers Deli

George Markos, owner of Brothers Deli on Market Street, once against hosted a free full-course Thanksgiving turkey dinner for hundreds of local residents. Markos is pictured at his restaurant with some of the volunteers who helped bring enjoyment to residents on the holiday. Markos began the tradition of serving complimentary Thanksgiving dinners in 1993.

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English Beats Classical in 100th Holiday Game

December 2, 2013
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English Beats Classical in 100th Holiday Game

Lynn English junior quarterback Lucas Harris connected on a 31-yard touchdown pass to senior Chris Lessard in the final minute to help the Bulldogs defeat Lynn Classical, 13-12, in the 100th edition of the Thanksgiving game Thursday at Manning Field. Lessard followed up the touchdown with the winning PAT out of the hold of...

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United Way, LHAND Team up to Provide Thanksgiving Food for 1,200 Families

December 2, 2013
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United Way, LHAND Team up to Provide Thanksgiving Food for 1,200 Families

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and the Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development came together to distribute bags of food and gift cards to 1,200 families in the Lynn for the Thanksgiving holiday. LHAND was one of 13 sites to which the United Way of Massachusetts Bay provided asssitance. The United...

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Girls Inc of Lynn Receives Generous Gift from the Honorable Amy L. Nechtem

December 2, 2013
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Girls Inc of Lynn Receives Generous Gift from the Honorable Amy L. Nechtem

The Honorable Amy L. Nechtem was awarded the 2013 Simmons College Alumnae Association Community Service award. This award recognizes alumna who has made significant achievements to the world around her through community service activities. Judge Nechtem is an associate justice in the Massachusetts Trial Court, Juvenile Court Department and handles cases involving at-risk youth....

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Chakoutis Will Support Cahill for Council Presidency: Councilor-at-large Is Deserving of the Promotion

December 2, 2013
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Ward 5 Councilor-elect Dianna Chakoutis said she will vote for Councilor-at-Large Daniel Cahill for president of the Lynn City Council. Chakoutis told the Lynn Journal that she will cast her vote for Cahill when the new council convenes for its first meeting in January. Chakoutis’s vote all but clinches Cahill’s election to the leadership...

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