Monthly Archives: September 2018

Welch Florist Buys Tony the Florist

September 20, 2018
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Welch Florist Buys Tony the Florist

Welch Florist has bought Tony the Florist on Western Avenue, creating a merger at the popular store located at 121 Essex Street, Lynn. Keith Saunders, owner of Welch Florist, has been inviting current and past Tony the Florist’s customers to visit his store. Welch Florist is in its 71st year of operation while Tony...

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Dugan Steps Down as Wyoma LL President

September 20, 2018
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Dugan Steps Down as Wyoma LL President

Wyoma Little League President Eric Dugan is stepping down after a highly successful two-year reign over the city’s largest youth baseball and softball organization. Dugan, who served six years on the Wyoma board, received much praise from managers, coaches, and parents at the league’s awards banquet Tuesday night at Prince Restaurant, Saugus. “My son,...

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Family Excellence:Former Tech Star Limbert Thomas Attends His Brother Leny’s Store Grand Opening

September 20, 2018
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Yes, Limbert Thomas III, your father, Limbert Thomas II, is one of the greatest athletes in Lynn Tech history. We were there when he helped Tech win a state basketball championship in 2002 on a special team coached by Marvin Avery. Limbert II, 34, was also an excellent quarterback for coach Gary Sverker’s Tech...

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A Possible Harbinger

September 20, 2018
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The aftermath of Hurricane Florence on the Carolinas is another wakeup call for our communities.  Even though many preparations were made by local officials, there was still the loss of life and millions of dollars in damage. While the wind was not as severe as originally forecasted, having been downgraded from a category four...

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Getting to the Heart of America’s Diabetes Crisis

September 20, 2018
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About 30 million Americans have diabetes, and an estimated 1.5 million more are diagnosed each year. More than 25 percent of seniors have diabetes, and minority populations are at the greatest risk of developing this disease. African Americans, for instance, have a 77 percent higher risk of developing diabetes compared to White Americans. Hispanic...

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A Special Bond:Dads and Daughters Gala Was a Tremendous Success

September 14, 2018
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A Special Bond:Dads and Daughters Gala Was a Tremendous Success

The inaugural Dads and Daughters Gala was so much fun and so well-orchestrated that the organizing committee might be wondering “What can we do for an encore?” But Ronnette Wongus, secretary-treasurer of the Dads and Daughters Gala, and the other members of the committee can still bask in the success of this year’s event...

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Recreational,Medicinal Marijuana Shop Headed for the Lynnway

September 14, 2018
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The Lynn City Council voted Tuesday night to allow Mass Patient Foundation Inc. to open up both a medicinal and recreational marijuana shop 487-491 Lynnway. The area along the city’s waterfront was previously selected and rezoned by the Council as an overlay district that allows for medical marijuana dispensary use, as well as recreational...

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Governor Baker Proposes Reforms to Protect Public from Dangerous Individuals

September 14, 2018
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Governor Charlie Baker today filed legislation that will provide law enforcement and prosecutors with additional tools to prosecute people who repeatedly break the law. The reforms put forth in today’s legislation include expanding the list of offenses that can provide grounds for a dangerousness hearing and closing certain loopholes at the start and end...

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New Venue Decided for Annual World Music Festival:Event Set for Saturday at High Rock Park

September 14, 2018
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The committee organizing this weekend’s 10 annual World Music Festival in Lynn is bringing it to a new venue Event founder David Gass said the event, set for this Saturday, Sept. 15, from 1 to 7 p.m., is being dedicated to Aretha Franklin and the Hutchinson Family Singers, who were “voices of the civil...

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Massachusetts Needs Gov Charlie Baker

September 14, 2018
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With the state primary election now concluded, the ballot for the state election in November has been set, providing voters with the opportunity to see how the candidates match up for the various offices. Many of these contests feature either newcomers to the political scene or candidates for higher office who have not been...

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