Monthly Archives: September 2017

McGee Bests Kennedy in Preliminary Election

September 15, 2017
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McGee Bests Kennedy in Preliminary Election

By Leah Dearborn It was a big week for state Sen. Thomas McGee, who captured over 70 percent of the votes for mayor in Tuesday’s preliminary election. Incumbent Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy received 27.81 percent of the 5,869 total votes cast in the mayoral race, which saw relatively low turnout. Of the 52,418 registered...

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New Look for West Lynn Pop Warner

September 15, 2017
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New Look for West Lynn Pop Warner

By Cary Shuman West Lynn Pop Warner has a new look, new opponents, and a new playoff formula. The Rams ‘A’ (Unlimited Weight) team unveiled their brand new, college-style, green and yellow uniforms in their season opener against Everett Sunday at Manning Field. West Lynn fell to the Crimson Tide, 21-6. Amy Robinson, who...

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Spartans Beat Sachems 54-21 in Home Opener

September 15, 2017
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By Joe Kasper It didn’t take long for the St. Mary’s football team to find the end zone, in their home opener, at Manning Field this past Friday night. The Spartans drove down the field and capped off their first drive with a 33-yard touchdown run by senior running back, James Brumfield. After making...

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Free Trees Available Through Greening the Gateway Cities Program

September 15, 2017
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Free trees available through Greening the Gateway Cities Program Free trees are available to residents in a section of the downtown and West Lynn area through the Greening the Gateway Cities Program (GGCP), which is funded by the state office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and administered by the Department of Conservation and Recreation...

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Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

September 15, 2017
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For every generation of Americans for the past near-century, there have been seminal events for which those who were of a certain age can recall “where they were” when they “heard the news.” Every member of the Greatest Generation could recall with vivid clarity the announcement by President Roosevelt of the Day of Infamy...

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Sports 09-12-2017

September 15, 2017
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St. Mary’s girls soccer wins Lynn City Soccer Tournament By Joyce Erekson The St. Mary’s girls soccer team has enjoyed considerable success in the Lynn City Soccer Tournament over the years but some wins are easier than others. Classical gave the Spartans a run for their money this year, jumping out to a 1-0...

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Tools for Schools

September 8, 2017
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Tools for Schools

Pictured Left to right, Tina Hoofnagle, Lynn Public Schools program specialist for Parent and Family Engagement; Sally Cuffe; Dr. Catherine C. Latham, superintendent of schools; Kathleen Strangie of Cuffe-McGinn; and Mary Ellen Picardi of Cuffe-McGinn.

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Ring of Honor:Rick Ford Gets His Due as a Pro Baseball Pitcher

September 8, 2017
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Ring of Honor:Rick Ford Gets His Due as a Pro Baseball Pitcher

By Cary Shuman Forty years after he pitched in his final game as a professional baseball player, Ricky Ford has a championship ring to call his own. Ford, a sophomore, southpaw fireballer on the 1973 Lynn Tech state title team who was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers, recently received a ring in the mail...

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Lynn Working to Become A Green Community

September 8, 2017
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By John Lynds After a presentation from Neil Duffy of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources to the Lynn City Council’s Education and Environmental Committee, the Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to adopt the committee’s recommendation to designate Lynn as a Green Community. The move means that Lynn is now eligible for a $500,000...

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John Hoffman Hosts TV Show on North Shore Football History

September 8, 2017
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Well-known sportcaster John Hoffman will hosts a live roundtable and call-in discussion of North Shore High School football on Monday at 6 p.m. on the Lynn cable television station, Channel 15. Hoffman will be joined on the show by Daily Item Sports Editor Steve Krause, former Item sports editor Paul Halloran, former high school...

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