Monthly Archives: May 2015

Enjoy a Safe Holiday Weekend

May 21, 2015
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Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start of the summer season, bringing with it the anticipation of sunshine and warmth, of vacations, and of time spent with family and friends. So we ask our readers to stop right now — and think for a moment — about all of the good things that we...

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McGuffie Heading to the NCAA DivisionIII Outdoor Nationals

May 21, 2015
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Hulerie McGuffie will hit the NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championship this week with momentum on her side. The former Classical High track star has been tearing it up the last few weeks with her most recent success coming at the ECAC Division III New England Championship meet where she took home a gold...

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Lynn Ferry Returns for Second Season May 18

May 14, 2015
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Lynn Ferry Returns for Second Season May 18

After a successful first year which saw ridership exceed projections by more than 30 percent, the Lynn-to-Boston commuter ferry returns May 18 and will run throughout the remainder of the spring and summer. This will mark the second year of a two-year pilot program that started in 2014. The total ridership last year was...

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Potter Leads British Charge in Re-Enactments

May 14, 2015
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Potter Leads British Charge in Re-Enactments

“Battalion Volley,” yelled the generals Saturday, April 18, as hundreds of muskets fired into a grouping of British regulars. Cannon and musket fire filled the air with loud bangs, smoke rose from the field, explosions sounded and war broke out in earnest as the Battle Road reenactment in Lexington at Tower Park got underway. It...

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Dozens of Candidates Already Emerging in City Elections:Open Races Shaping up for Councilor and School Committee

May 14, 2015
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Though there is still more than a month to go before nomination papers are due to the City Clerk’s office, on June 29, there are already dozens of candidates emerging in several city offices, including three incumbents and already four newcomers and two more familiar candidates challenging for the four At-large Council seats. With...

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Ridley to Serve as Interim Principal at St. Mary’s

May 14, 2015
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Veteran educator James Ridley will take over as interim principal at St. Mary’s July 1, replacing Dr. Mark DiFabio, who is leaving to run his own educational consulting business. Ridley, 62, who retired as director at Lynn Tech in 2010 after a 34-year career in Lynn Public Schools, served as interim principal at Marshall...

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Council Considering Credentials for Door to Door Solicitations

May 14, 2015
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Facing what he called an increasing number of complaints about door to door salespeople operating in the city and reports of unethical behavior among some, Ward 3 Councilor Darren Cyr on Tuesday night asked the Licensing Committee and City Clerk Mary Audley to consider a credentialing or badging system to track and authorize door...

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Mannion Begins Final Season in East Lynn Little League

May 14, 2015
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Kevin Mannion has logged a lot of miles driving the tractor around East Lynn Little League’s Volunteer Field, but next season that job will go to someone new. Mannion is in the midst of his 25th year with East Lynn LL. He began in 1990 when his oldest son, Jonathan Mannion, began playing T-Ball...

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Nicholson Announces Candidacy for School Committee

May 7, 2015
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Nicholson Announces Candidacy for School Committee

Jared Nicholson has announced his intention to seek election to the Lynn School Committee. Nicholson, 29, moved to Lynn following his graduation from Harvard Law School in 2014. “I applied for a fellowship when I was graduating from law school and I wanted to do it in Lynn because I thought the community development...

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Donovan and Betts Making It Happen on St. Joseph College Baseball Team

May 7, 2015
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Donovan and Betts Making It Happen on St. Joseph College Baseball Team

Two former St. Mary’s High baseball players are having standout seasons on the St. Joseph’s College  baseball team. Dan Donovan of Lynn and Scott Betts of Peabody both took home Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) First Team honors. Donovan, a sophomore, earned a spot on the team as a designated hitter. Betts is a...

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