Monthly Archives: December 2017

St Mary’s Honors Grace Cotter Regan at Farewell Reception

December 11, 2017
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St Mary’s Honors Grace Cotter Regan at Farewell Reception

By Cary Shuman St. Mary’s High School bid farewell to Head of School Grace Cotter Regan at a celebration Nov. 29 at the Nahant Country Club.   Regan is leaving her position to become the president of Boston College High School. The esteemed administrator led the Lynn school to great heights during her tenure....

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Grassa Means Business:First-Year Coach: “Sky’s the Limit” for Classical Hoop

December 11, 2017
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Grassa Means Business:First-Year Coach: “Sky’s the Limit” for Classical Hoop

By Cary Shuman Jasper Grassa enters his first season as the head coach of the Lynn Classical boys basketball team with high hopes.   “The sky’s the limit for this team,” said Grassa, who had 85 players tryout for the varsity, junior varsity, and freshman teams.   Grassa is succeeding his father, Tom, who...

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America as We Know It Is Over

December 11, 2017
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It is difficult to understate the impact upon the future of our country of the Republican tax bill proposals that have been passed by the House and Senate and await a reconciliation between the two versions for a final vote by both.   The most complex piece of tax legislation to be enacted in...

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Sports 12-05-2017

December 11, 2017
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Back in the Ring Russell Kimber, son of kickboxing great Dick Kimber, set for this professional boxing debut By Cary Shuman Dick Kimber was a three-time world champion kickboxer and a man ahead of his time. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) of today would have been a perfect fit for the many skills of...

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Obituaries 12-05-2017

December 11, 2017
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Kenneth Thomas Page Of Virginia, formerly of Lynn Kenneth Thomas Page of Sterling, VA passed away Monday, November 20, at Ashby Ponds in Ashburn, VA. Kenneth was 74 years old.   He born in Newburyport on July 15, 1943, the fourth child of Lillian and Francis Page.   The family moved to Lynn where...

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English Takes Classical, 38-0 in Thanksgiving Day Contest

December 1, 2017
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English Takes Classical, 38-0 in Thanksgiving Day Contest

By Joyce Erekson The English High football team didn’t have much left to prove at Manning Field Thanksgiving morning, but if there were any non-believers remaining, the Bulldogs’ resounding 38-0 win over a very good Classical team brought them on board. The much-anticipated showdown between the 9-1 Bulldogs and the 8-2 Rams had the...

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Council Votes in Favor for Tax Home Rule Petition

December 1, 2017
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By John Lynds The Lynn City Council voted 10-1 Tuesday night in favor of a Home Rule Petition that seeks a one-time exemption from state law that requires cities and towns to have a balanced budget before sending out the third-quarter residential tax bills. The City’s Chief Financial Officer Peter Caron told the council...

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NS Chamber Honors St Mary’s Grace Regan

December 1, 2017
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St. Mary’s Head of School Grace Cotter Regan was one of seven individuals inducted into the North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Academy of Distinguished Leaders at the chamber’s 99th annual meeting Wednesday at Danversport Yacht Club. The honorees were selected based on criteria that includes “demonstration of leadership, commitment to social responsibility, strong community involvement, proven...

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Remembering the Cocoanut Grove Fire 75 Years Later

December 1, 2017
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By Dan Murphy On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Cocoanut Grove fire, the tragedy was commemorated Tuesday with a special program at the Copley Branch of the Boston Public Library. Stephanie Schorow, a former Boston Herald reporter and author of six books, including “The Cocoanut Grove Fire,” “Boston: A History of...

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Energy Lessons from the Recent Hurricanes

December 1, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews Hurricanes Harvey and Irma killed dozens of Americans and caused tens of billions of dollars in property damage. But there’s one silver lining. The storms taught us three invaluable lessons about the U.S. energy market. We need more refineries scattered around the country. Harvey decimated the Gulf Coast, which accounts for...

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