Monthly Archives: March 2016

St Mary’s Claims State Basketball Title

March 25, 2016
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St Mary’s Claims State Basketball Title

By Cary Shuman There are 351 cities and towns in the state and more than 300 member schools in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. Each March only four teams have the honor of leaving the basketball court with the Massachusetts state championship trophy in hand. The St. Mary’s High School boys basketball team earned...

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An Electric State Final:Franklin Edges St Mary’s in Double OT

March 25, 2016
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An Electric State Final:Franklin Edges St Mary’s in Double OT

By Cary Shuman The heart and character of the 2015-16 St. Mary’s High School boys hockey team can never be questioned. Twice facing two-goal deficits in the Division 1 state championship game and when a lesser group could have folded in the spotlight, coach Mark Lee’s Spartans staged a thrilling comeback to tie the...

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Obama in Cuba

March 25, 2016
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The decision by President Obama to open the diplomatic doors to Cuba and begin the process of bringing that nation into the modern world acknowledges something that has been a reality for decades: the Cold War is over. Yes, the dictatorial regime of the Castro brothers is antithetical to the democratic values we espouse....

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Happy Easter

March 25, 2016
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It’s hard to believe that another Easter already is upon us. Not only does Easter come early this year, but Monday’s snowstorm hardly seemed Easter-like. But regardless of what Mother Nature has in store for us, Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be here this week, and those of the Christian faith will begin...

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Sports 03-22-2016

March 25, 2016
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Maynard meets Megatron Jr. Calvin Johnson follows father’s script in title game By Cary Shuman When Maynard High School basketball coach Paul Howes looked at the St. Mary’s roster, he recognized a familiar name. Howes was the coach of the 1993 Maynard team that lost to Lynn Classical in the state finals. One of...

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St.Mary’s Edges Cathedral for Emass Crown

March 17, 2016
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St.Mary’s Edges Cathedral for Emass Crown

By Cary Shuman The St. Mary’s High School boys basketball team defeated Cathedral, 65-64, in dramatic fashion in the Eastern Mass. final Monday at the TD Garden. Matthew Cross, a 6-foot-6-inch eighth grader, scored the winning basket with two seconds left after receiving an inbounds pass from senior Joseph Fama. St. Mary’s coach David...

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Market Basket of the Future:Developer Begins Excavation of Former Factory of the Future Site

March 17, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Swampscott resident and developer Charles Patsios was joined by Lynn Mayor Judith Flangan Kennedy on Monday, as an excavating machine begin the work tearing down the walls of the once state-of-the-art General Electric (GE) manufacturing facility dubbed the “Factory of the Future.” The building, which had basically sat empty since...

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Cyr,Coppinger Preparing Runs for Essex Sheriff

March 17, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. At the rate things are going in the race to succeed outgoing Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins, there could wind up being more candidates for Sheriff than Republican presidential candidates. Lynn City Councilor Darren Cyr and Lynn Police Chief Kevin Coppinger each declared their intentions to run last week in...

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Lynn Becomes First City in Mass to be Certified as Effectively Eliminating Veterans’ Homelessness

March 17, 2016
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Lynn has become the first city in Massachusetts to be certified by the federal government as having effectively eliminated homelessness among veterans. The official announcement confirming the certification was held in a ceremony Tuesday at the Lynn Museum. The certification comes from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, the Department of Housing and Urban...

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Sports 03-15-2016

March 17, 2016
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Lynn Jr./Sr. Little League softball to begin this spring By Joyce Erekson Softball season is knocking at the door and with it comes the debut of a new league for 13-16 year-old girls. Registration is still being accepted for the new Lynn Junior/Senior Little League softball program that will be run out of Wyoma...

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