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Crighton Wins State Representative Race

September 10, 2014
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Crighton Wins State Representative Race

Showing strength at the polls throughout the 11th Essex District, Councilor-at-Large Brendan Crighton won  election to the state representative seat Tuesday. Crighton received 2,370 votes to top the three-candidate field. School Committee member Charlie Gallo finished second with 1,395 votes. Aikaterini Panagiotakis Koudanis received 229 votes. Crighton won the Democratic primary for the seat....

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Ridley Begins Year as Interim Principal At Thurgood Marshall Middle School

September 5, 2014
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Ridley Begins Year as Interim Principal At Thurgood Marshall Middle School

Jim Ridley was “taken by surprise but honored” when Supt. of Schools Dr. Catherine Latham asked him if he would be interested in becoming the interim principal of the Thurgood Marshall Middle School following the unexpected resignation of Richard Cowdell. Ridley accepted the appointment and the 62-year-old retired administrator was at the school Wednesday...

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Everett, GBL Continue to Seek Merger with NEC

September 5, 2014
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Supt. of Everett Schools Frederick Foresteire said the GBL-NEC Jamboree Friday night was the first step in a renewal of the Greater Boston League’s bid to create a merger with the Northeastern Conference. Currently there are four GBL schools (Everett, Malden, Medford, and Somerville) and 12 NEC schools (Saugus is returning to the NEC...

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Tim Phelan Named Girls Soccer Coach at Austin Prep

August 25, 2014
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Tim Phelan Named Girls Soccer Coach at Austin Prep

When Tim Phelan returned from Ireland after coaching the Lynn Breakers girls soccer team to the Limerick Plate in an international tournament, that one amazing excursion and victory alone would have been enough to call it a memorable and exciting summer. But another significant milestone was waiting for Phelan upon his return, one that...

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One Excellent Eagle: Waldron Will Be Inducted in To Boston College Hall of Fame

August 14, 2014
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Jeff Waldron, one of the greatest athletes in Lynn history, will be inducted in to the Boston College Athletic Hall of Fame this fall. Waldron will be introduced as a BC Hall of Famer at halftime of a football game at Alumni Stadium. He will be formally inducted at a dinner on the BC...

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Mageary Promoted to Deputy Chief: Veteran Lynn Police Officer Takes Oath at City Hall Ceremony

August 8, 2014
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Mageary Promoted to Deputy Chief: Veteran Lynn Police Officer Takes Oath at City Hall Ceremony

Michael Mageary knew he wanted to be a police officer when he was a student at Eastern Junior High School in Lynn. Mageary chose to attend Lynn Tech so he would have a trade (graphic arts) to fall back on just in case he didn’t realize his dream of being a police officer. “I...

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Classical’s Warren Steps down as Coach to Become vice Principal

August 2, 2014
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Classical’s Warren Steps down as  Coach to Become vice Principal

Earlier this month at the Lynn Classical softball awards banquet, coach Chris Warren said an emotional good-bye to his five seniors and they in turn praised his excellent leadership, each speaking about the positive experience high school softball was and the many wonderful memories they will take to college. Warren also announced the team...

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Crighton Getting a Good Response In His Campaign for State Representative

August 2, 2014
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Crighton Getting a Good Response In His Campaign for State Representative

Councilor-at-Large Brendan Crighton said he is very happy with the positive response to his campaign for state representative in the Eleventh Essex District that includes West Lynn and all of Nahant. Crighton is vying with School Committee member Charlie Gallo and past city council candidate Katerina Koudanis for the Democratic nomination in the primary...

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Thunder and Brightening: Jim Ridley, Marvin Avery Prepare Players for College Basketball Opportunities

July 25, 2014
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Thunder and Brightening: Jim Ridley, Marvin Avery Prepare Players for College Basketball Opportunities

Jim Ridley and Marvin Avery have a list of those girls basketball players who have participated in their Mass. Thundercats AAU program and gone on to compete in college basketball programs. It’s an impressive list and after some of the names, there is an asterisk that denotes that a player has received a full...

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Joe Gill on His Way to The Softball World Series

July 25, 2014
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Joe Gill on His Way to The Softball World Series

It’s been quite a year for Lynn sports officials. Jim Mello, a 1975 St. Mary’s High School graduate, was a referee in the NFL’s Super Bowl in February. Paul Halloran and Bob “Moona” Mullins were referees in the Division 3 boys basketball state championship game in March. And next week Lynn’s Joe Gill heads...

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