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Bulldogs Are Playoff Bound! English Hosts Everett Tonight

December 2, 2011
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Bulldogs Are Playoff Bound! English Hosts Everett Tonight

It is arguably the biggest high school football confrontation in Lynn’s modern sports history when the Lynn English Bulldogs face Everett’s Crimson Tide – the No. 1-ranked football team in Massachusetts – with a 22-game win streak – at Manning Field Tuesday night. It is the first time in 21 years that an English...

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Lynn Supports Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

November 22, 2011
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Lynn Supports Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

For the second year in a row, a group of devoted Lynners – devoted to making life just a bit easier for our troops fighting wars in faraway lands – have been coming together and creating care packages. The care packages contain a variety of the homegrown things Americans like to eat like Oreos,...

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Looking At-Large

November 15, 2011
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It was a tame election by Lynn standards. Without a mayor’s race, it was left to the At-Large contest to stir things up – and in the end, it did just that. Two major events took place in the At-Large contest. Tim Phelan topped the ticket. Hong Net made history. First Phelan. By the...

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Get Out and Vote

November 8, 2011
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Election Day is here. The polls are open. They await your visit and your vote. There is only one ward race and that’s in Ward 1. Wayne Lozzi is once again up for re-election and he is being faced by Bob Walsh. Ward 1 is a key ward with huge voter base. In the...

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Someone’s Going to Be the One: an At-large Councillor is Likely to Be Unseated in City Council Race

November 1, 2011
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The at-large race is where it is at if you live and breath Lynn politics. There are no vacancies but one first-timer running for a seat is going to get one. So this means that someone currently serving doesn’t make it back to the at-large board. Except for determining whom wins the seat and...

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Democratic Unity Meeting Draws Large Crowd

October 25, 2011
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Democratic Unity Meeting Draws Large Crowd

A huge crowd packed the city’s Democratic Unity breakfast at the Porthole Restaurant early Sunday morning. Congressman John Tierney, State Treasurer Steve Grossman and our state delegation – State Senator Tom McGee and State Representatives Robert Fennell and Steve Walsh – headlined the event, which drew all of the candidates for the US Senate...

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It is About Healing: Fundraiser Planned to Help John Calnan Fight Colon Cancer

October 25, 2011
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It is About Healing: Fundraiser Planned to Help John Calnan Fight Colon Cancer

John Calnan is a well known, well liked, hard working Lynn family man. He owns his own construction company and during the past five years, like many of us affected by the recession, he’s had to struggle to care for family and to manage his finances. At the end of September, Calnan started feeling...

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Real Estate Marketplace Dramatically Changed

October 11, 2011
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There is an old saying among those who know about the real estate marketplace wherever one exists. “What goes up must come down. Buy low and sell high.” Five years ago, the price for nearly every piece of real estate in this city was going up, straight up. Since that time and especially beginning...

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Nothing Lasts Forever

October 4, 2011
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Nothing Lasts Forever

There was a great deal of talk about the demise of Red Sox manager Tito Francona making the rounds everywhere in this city over the weekend. It was a bigger story than the presidential race or the twin wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It was even bigger than the sum total of all the...

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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

June 20, 2011
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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

The Evening News with Walter Cronkite evokes a time, the years 1967-1971, and the shift in ideals and experience through the closely observed eyes of Jack Krivitsky. He goes off to college in 1967 straddling two worlds: the upper middle class Jewish world where he’s grown up privileged on Boston’s North Shore, and is...

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