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City Council Votes in Favor of Rezoning Union Hospital Property

April 27, 2018
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There’s been a certain degree of concern among Lynn residents over North Shore Medical Center’s (NSMC) plan to close Union Hospital on Lynnfield Street and replace the more traditional medical facility with a $23 million ‘medical village.’ At Tuesday’s City Council hearing the Council voted in favor of changing zoning to establish a Medical...

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Tobin Bridge Project to Begin April 1

March 10, 2018
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The contract for the multi-year Mystic/Tobin Bridge Rehabilitation project will begin on April 1 for the first full year of construction on the upper and lower decks of the Bridge. The project is fully separate from the controversial Chelsea Viaduct project – which is adjacent to this project – and is still in the...

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Lynn’s Eastern Bank, Everett Co-Op Rated in Top 200 Healthiest Banks

August 28, 2015
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Eastern Bank, headquartered in Lynn, and Everett Co-Operative Bank have stood out as two of the healthiest banks in the nation according to a recent review by the independent bank-rating agency DepositAccounts.org. Eastern, which is much bigger than Everett Co-Op and has more than 100 branches, came in 129thout of 6,998 banks reviewed. “We...

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The Boston Public Market has Arrived

August 7, 2015
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There is no shortage of newness in the Old Town these days, and last Thursday, July 30, city and state officials rang in the newest trend to hit Boston – the Boston Public Market, the nation’s first year-round, locally sourced market. Whether one desires to buy 14 varieties of lettuce grown in shipping containers...

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Key Electrical Transmission Project Could Spark Finish of Bike to the Sea Pathway

December 24, 2014
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Key Electrical Transmission Project Could Spark Finish of Bike to the Sea Pathway

The solution to a gaping hole in the electricity needs of some three million Greater Boston residents could pay dividends for residents of Everett, Revere and Lynn in the form of a long-stalled bicycle/walking path. ISO New England – the overseer of the New England energy market and power grid – is currently analyzing...

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Lynn Firefighter Newhall Receives State Medal of Valor: Honored for Saving Fellow Firefighter in House Fire Last March

November 1, 2014
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Lynn Firefighter Newhall Receives State Medal of Valor: Honored for Saving Fellow Firefighter in House Fire Last March

When Lynn Firefighter Ryan Newhall pulled up on a house fire this past March 13, he and Fire Lt. Sean Martin were more concerned about putting out some heavy flames than being awarded for heroism. But that’s just what happened, as their poignant story of Newhall rescuing Martin from certain death was center stage...

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Revere Market Basket to Open Doors on Oct. 26: Company Ready to Take Care of Customers who took Care of Them

October 25, 2014
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In the parking lot of the new Revere Market Basket at Northgate Monday morning, workers outside were spiffying up the outside and moving carriages inside – but they weren’t getting much done in between having to answer numerous questions from the excited passers-by, many that are greatly anticipating this Sunday’s (Oct. 26) opening at...

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Captain Richard Phillips at Lynn Classical

October 6, 2014
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Captain Richard Phillips at Lynn Classical

Captain  Richard Phillips now knows to never trust a pirate. That’s what the once-kidnapped ships captain told students at Lynn Classical High School last Thursday afternoon concerning his ordeal with Somali pirates in April 2009. “I wasn’t some sort of sacrificial lamb as has often been reported in the media inaccurately, but rather I...

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Four Are in Casino License Process: Suffolk Downs Ready for Challenge

January 22, 2013
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Four Are in Casino License Process: Suffolk Downs Ready for Challenge

Surprise and intrigue came last Tuesday for those following the casino discussion, with one mysterious proposal from Chicago developer Neil Bluhm joining proposals by Las Vegas gaming magnate Steve Wynn, Suffolk Downs owners and an older proposal in Milford as Phase I casino license applicants in Greater Boston – each paying a $400,000 licensing...

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Lynn Agency Tied Closely to Issue Decided on Monday by Supreme Court

June 26, 2012
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The phones were ringing off the hook and it was a banner day in the office Lynn’s Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts as the U.S. Supreme Court gave credence to what the local center has fought for many years. On Monday, the nation’s highest court voted in a tight, 5-4 decision to revoke mandatory...

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