Monthly Archives: July 2018

Local Players Attend Chris Warren’s Diamonds In The Rough Softball Camp

July 28, 2018
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Local Players Attend Chris Warren’s Diamonds In The Rough Softball Camp

Chris Warren is the vice principal at Lynn Classical High School and was once a Super Bowl quarterback for the undefeated 1990 Lynn English High School football team. But he was also the head coach of the Lynn Classical softball teams that ruled the Northeastern Conference  and started a winning tradition that continues today...

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Undisputed Champion:Lynn’s Boudreau Wins State Candlepin Bowling Title

July 28, 2018
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Undisputed Champion:Lynn’s Boudreau Wins State Candlepin Bowling Title

If there were still a “Candlepin Bowling” TV show each Saturday on Channel 5, Lynn’s Jonathan Boudreau would be a household name by now. Boudreau, 23, added to his list of accomplishments in the sport by taking home the Massachusetts state singles championship at Boston Bowl in Dorchester. Boudreau bested a field of 50...

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Time is Ticking for Silsbee Street Project

July 28, 2018
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It’s been two years and the dilapidated building at 50 Silsbee St. in Lynn looks the same as it did when the Lynn City Council voted in favor of the project to rehab the space into a mixed use development back in June 2016. Despite obvious frustration from Lynn City Councilors over the lack...

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Shark Week is Back

July 28, 2018
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Ocean animals don’t always draw national attention, but once every year, they become a media sensation. That time of the year is back. First aired on July 17, 1988, Shark Week returned to Discovery Channel this week to celebrate its 30-year anniversary. The 10-show lineup launched with a bang on Sunday, starring the week’s...

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MCU Awards Scholarships to Local High School Students

July 28, 2018
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Metro Credit Union recently awarded $16,000 in scholarships to college-bound high school seniors. Metro’s Scholarship Program encourages high school seniors who are members of Metro Credit Union, or who have a parent or guardian who is a member, to apply for the chance to receive $1,000 towards tuition. Thirteen scholarships were awarded to graduating...

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Bill to Fund Municipal Police Training on Governor’s Desk

July 28, 2018
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The House of Representatives and Senate have finalized legislation creating a new dedicated revenue stream to pay for municipal police training in Massachusetts.  The bill is now on Governor Charlie Baker’s desk awaiting his signature. House Bill 4516 authorizes a new $2 surcharge on car rentals to support the Municipal Police Training Fund, which...

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Church Needs to Take Swift Action on Sexual Abuse

July 28, 2018
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For the past several days, articles in the national media have reported accusations of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual improprieties with several adults and his criminal violations of the sexual abuse of minors.  These alleged actions, when committed by any person, are morally unacceptable and incompatible with the role of a priest, bishop or cardinal. I...

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The News About the Environment is All Bad

July 28, 2018
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For anyone who is concerned about the environment (and that should be all of us), the news recently has been all bad. Here’s a sampling: A heat wave in Japan sent 10,000 people to the hospital, 30 of whom died; Denver set a record-high temperature in June of 105; and temperatures in Siberia and...

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Obituaries 07-24-2018

July 28, 2018
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Ruth Gray Will be truly missed Ruth M. (Hamilton) (Willliams) Gray of  Manchester, N.H., formerly of Jamaica Plain,  passed away suddenly on July 18. She was the wife of Vernon Gray and the daughter of Walter and Mary (Lawlor) Hamilton.  Ruth leaves her daughter, Lisa Phipps and her husband, Richard of Lynn, George Williams...

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Golden Fleece Lodge of Masons in Lynn

July 21, 2018
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Golden Fleece Lodge of Masons in Lynn

Worshipful Small collected over 500 pounds of pull-tabs, along with other members, from churches, campgrounds, libraries and the general public. Proceeds from the weight of the tabs, fund the transportation of burned children and their families worldwide, to the Shriners Burn Hospital in Boston for free medical care. Families served just in this past...

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