Monthly Archives: March 2017

McGee Announces Candidacy for Mayor of Lynn

March 31, 2017
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McGee Announces Candidacy for Mayor of Lynn

Senator Thomas M. McGee began his bid for Mayor of Lynn Tuesday, pulling nomination papers at the Clerk’s Office at Lynn City Hall early this morning. “Lynn is at a crossroads and the next four years are critical in determining the City’s direction. I am running for Mayor because we need a strong, focused...

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Breakaway:Winthrop Ends Its Girls Hockey Co-Op Arrangement with Lynn High Schools

March 31, 2017
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Breakaway:Winthrop Ends Its Girls Hockey Co-Op Arrangement with Lynn High Schools

By Cary Shuman The Lady Bulldawgs ice hockey team is no more. The Lynn-based high school girls varsity team, which former English director of athletics Gary Molea launched a dozen years ago to provide a program for girls at English, Classical, and Tech wishing to play interscholastic hockey, will be known as the Winthrop...

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Crime Spree? ‘Person of Interest’ Identified in Shooting of Lynn Delivery Driver

March 31, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. A New Hampshire man has been arrested and charged with carrying an unlicensed firearm and motor vehicle charges, and is being held pending a dangerousness hearing, while investigators from Essex County and two police departments try to determine if he is responsible for other horrific crimes in Lynn and North...

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We Remember It Well…

March 31, 2017
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The “it” we are referring to  was the surprise April Fool’s Day snowstorm of 1997 — 20 years ago this week — that dumped 25 inches of snow in this immediate area and even more in other places in the Greater Boston area. We recall that the weather forecasters had not predicted such a...

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Lynn Classical Girls Basketball Awards Banquet:Coach Tom Sawyer’s Lady Rams Celebrate Successful Season

March 31, 2017
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The Lynn Classical High School girls basketball program celebrated a highly successful season at its awards banquet Tuesday night at Old Tyme Italian Cuisine. Coach Tom Sawyer’s Lady Rams had a 17-5 record, the program’s best mark since the 2003-4 season when current principal Gene Constantino’s contingent went 20-0 in the regular season and...

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Spartans Capture Division 1 State Hockey Title

March 24, 2017
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Spartans Capture Division 1 State Hockey Title

By Cary Shuman Competing on the biggest stage for the biggest trophy in the sport, the St. Mary’s High School boys hockey team captured the Division 1 state title in impressive fashion. Senior captains Michael Zampanti and Dante Maribito each scored two goals while senior goaltender Andrew LoRusso led another clutch defensive effort to...

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Building Up Downtown Lynn

March 24, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Al Wilson and a group of Lynn residents, business owners, and public art enthusiasts have big plans for building on the vibrancy of downtown Lynn. Wilson, founder and executive director of Beyond Walls, made a presentation at the offices of the Daily Item Monday about the “placemaking” project that seeks to...

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Mayor,Schools Head Back to the Drawing Board

March 24, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. With the defeat on Tuesday of the two school ballot questions, which would have allowed the city of Lynn to build two new middle schools at an estimated cost of almost $200 million, city officials, including Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy and Superintendent Dr. Catherine Latham, will be forced to explore...

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Sports 03-21-2017

March 24, 2017
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His Rightful Place: Lee wins hard-earned and well-deserved state title By Cary Shuman Mark Lee was coaching his 700th game behind the St. Mary’s bench Sunday night at the TD Garden. It’s a sterling career that began 31 years ago, one not measured by the substantial winning percentage but by the lasting impression he...

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Obituaries 03-21-2017

March 24, 2017
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Betty Collar Brown Smith Licensed Practical Nurse; co-founded Christian Library at Cliftondale Congregational Church in Saugus Betty Collar Brown Smith was born in Franklin, Maine, January 9, 1927 to Richard and Florence (Tracy) Collar.  She was the wife of Rev. Walter F. Smith.  They married in Orono, Maine, August 20, 1961.  She was the...

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