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St Mary’s Falls to Mashpee in State Semifinal

November 25, 2017
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St Mary’s Falls to Mashpee in State Semifinal

By Joe Kasper and Cary Shuman They were eyeing each other season, Matt Durgin’s powerful St. Mary’s Spartans who simply rolled over everyone in their path in the regular season and North sectional, and Matt Triveri’s reigning, two-time Super Bowl champion Mashpee Falcons, who were looking to earn a third straight appearance in the...

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Chargers are Super Bowl Champions

November 25, 2017
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Chargers are Super Bowl Champions

By Cary Shuman The weather was cold and blustery at Bertram Field in Salem Sunday afternoon, but nothing was going to stop James “Sito” Guy Jr. and the Lynn Chargers football team in the Eastern Massachusetts Super Bowl. Guy, son of Lynn head coach James Guy Sr., rushed for six touchdowns and 288 yards...

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School Committee Notes

November 25, 2017
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By Jay Lancaster School Committee Considers Girls Lacrosse Program The School Committee’s athletic subcommittee recently heard from local coaches on the feasibility of starting a girl’s lacrosse program. The coaches conducted a survey on how many girls in Lynn schools would be interested in playing lacrosse and the results were somewhat encouraging. Although there...

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NSCC Addresses Student Hunger and Homelessness

November 25, 2017
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Nearly 70% of North Shore Community College students are struggling with food and/or housing insecurity. Specifically 33% of students surveyed said they sometimes go without food, and 20% said they do not have permanent homes, higher ratings than seen nationally. Hunger and homelessness are rising at more than a third of Massachusetts public colleges...

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National Recognition for Lynn Community Health Center

November 25, 2017
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Lynn Community Health Center has been recognized as a 2017 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champion by the Centers for Disease Control. Million Hearts is a national initiative, co-led by the CDC and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes between 2017 and 2022. Million Hearts recognition is awarded to...

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Remember Those in Need

November 25, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2017
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Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a thought of a United States of America. Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. It has no religious meaning, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It lacks the commercialism, religiosity, solemnity, and...

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Crighton Announces Candidacy for State Senate

November 16, 2017
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Crighton Announces Candidacy for State Senate

By Cary Shuman State Rep. Brendan Crighton has officially announced his candidacy for the State Senate seat in the Third Essex District that encompasses the communities of Lynn, Nahant, Swampscott, Saugus, Marblehead, and Lynnfield. State Sen. Thomas McGee currently holds the seat, but he is expected to step down from his senatorial position following...

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English Football is Back

November 16, 2017
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English Football is Back

By Joyce Erekson No one wants to hear the words “wait until next year” after being eliminated from the playoffs, but the English High football team has plenty of reason to believe this year’s run at a Super Bowl berth is the start of something good. The Bulldogs, playing on their home turf,  took...

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Lynn Tech Loses a Heartbreaker to Cathedral in Division 8 North Final

November 16, 2017
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Lynn Tech Loses a Heartbreaker to Cathedral in Division 8 North Final

By Cary Shuman The Lynn Tech football team was looking for one final opportunity to try for the winning touchdown and conversion point, but Cathedral running Khalil Blair ended the Tiger’s hopes with a 91-yard touchdown run. Blair raced around right end on a third-down-and-eight play with under a minute left to help Cathedral...

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