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Sagan Realtors Merges with Harborside Sotheby’s International

April 21, 2018
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Sagan Realtors and Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty (Harborside SIR) announced that they have merged and will now operate as Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty. The merger strengthens their presence in Swampscott and Marblehead and further expands the company’s reach across Essex County.  With this combination, Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty has grown to over...

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SBA Helps Lynn Remain Open for Business

April 21, 2018
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When Small Business Administration district director Robert H. Nelson visited the city Tuesday, he delivered more than just the best wishes of the federal government. Nelson presented a check for $200,000 to Mayor Thomas M. McGee and Economic Development and Industrial Corporation executive director James M. Cowdell, the funding to be used for EDIC/Lynn’s...

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Southern Maine Community College to Welcome Lynn Students

April 21, 2018
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Lynn students are gearing up for a trip to Maine. The School Committee have approved a field trip for students from the city’s English, Classical and Tech schools to Portland, Maine to visit Southern Maine Community College. About 32 students will be taking the trip to SMCC to tour the campus and hear from...

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School Committee Discusses Student Safety

April 21, 2018
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Officer Oren Wright of the Lynn Police Department Spoke to the School Committee about the security measures the school system and police department have in place to protect students. He spoke at length about the different measures the school district has in place to keep each school secure. These include the badge and lanyard...

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Mixed News Regarding Graduation Rates

April 21, 2018
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Deputy Superintendent Patrick Tutwiler recently presented data to the School Committee that paints a mixed portrait of the district’s academic performance. The main barometers of student graduation all stayed somewhat steady but none improved in a substantial way. “You can see our 4-year graduation rate declined with the class of 2017. It is a...

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Is April the New January?

April 21, 2018
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When the meteorologists had compiled their weather statistics for the months of February and March, they informed us that for the second straight year, February actually was warmer than March. This pronouncement led the pundits to ponder whether, “March is the new February and February is the new March.” As long-time Eastern New Englanders,...

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Barbara Bush

April 21, 2018
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Barbara Bush, who passed away this week at the age of 92, was both a throwback to a time when a woman was expected to sacrifice her career for her husband and family and a trailblazer for the manner in which she led the life she chose. Mrs. Bush, who was the only woman,...

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Single-Family Home Approved, Carnival to Return to Keaney Park

April 13, 2018
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At Tuesday’s Lynn City Council meeting, the Council voted in favor of allowing a one-family home to be built on Collins Avenue in a business district, as well approving a carnival to return to Kearney Park in June. Thomas McGovern petitioned the Council to allow him to build a single-family home at 52 Collins...

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Two Massachusetts Moms say No to College Debt for Kids

April 13, 2018
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Last summer two friends were chatting about how expensive college tuition is these days and the impending mounds of debt their collective six kids were most likely going to be faced with. The conversation continued and one of the moms shared that she happened to be in the audience when Major Nippy Betz gave...

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8th Annual Significance Awards Nomination Season

April 13, 2018
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The 8th annual Lynn Historical Commission’s Significance Awards nomination season is underway.  Between now and noon, Friday April 13, the Lynn Historical Commission is accepting nominations for the June 5 Awards ceremony. The Significance Awards are bestowed each year to a deserving example of historic preservation in Lynn. The categories are Residential, Commercial, Public...

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