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Frederick Douglass 200th Birthday Celebration Begins in Lynn

February 15, 2018
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Frederick Douglass 200th Birthday Celebration Begins in Lynn

The year-long celebration of the 200th birthday of noted social reformer, orator and statesman Frederick Douglass, who moved his family to Lynn in 1841, has begun in the city. A 200th birthday party for Douglass was held Wednesday at Lynn City Hall. Pictured above are Tom Dalton, author of the new book, “Frederick Douglass,...

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Jamie Zahlaway Belsito Named to Salem State Board of Trustees

February 15, 2018
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Jamie Zahlaway Belsito, of Topsfield, has been appointed to the Salem State University Board of Trustees by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. Ms. Zahlaway Belsito is a graduate of Salem State University, receiving her bachelor of arts degree in political science in 1996. Ms. Zahlaway Belsito has been a strong advocate for new mothers, working...

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Council Votes to Demolish Problem Property on Chancery Court

February 15, 2018
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7 Chancery Ct. to be demolished Despite desperate pleas from owner of 7 Chancery Ct. Christine Gonzalez not to take her home the Lynn City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to recommend the residence be taken by the city and demolished because it has become dangerous and detrimental to safety, health and well being...

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Ban Plastic Bags

February 15, 2018
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There are 61 communities in Massachusetts including the City of Boston that have placed a ban on those horrible plastic shopping bags and the City of Revere is poised to become number 62 after Revere City Council members Steve Morabito and Patrick Keefe sponsored a motion that is set for a public hearing on...

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Police Department Shares Tips on How to Avoid Tax-Related Scams

February 9, 2018
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The Lynn Police Department would like to remind residents to be vigilant this tax season to avoid falling victim to tax-related scams. In recent years, thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and vital personal information to scammers who use traditional mail, telephone calls and email to scam individuals and businesses alike. According...

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EBSB Awards $1,000 to Seventh Grader for Her Patriotism in Saving the American Flag

February 9, 2018
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East Boston Savings Bank’s President and CEO, Richard Gavegnano invited seventh  grader, Ashley Reardon to the bank’s Peabody Headquarters where he presented her with a community scholarship of $1,000 for retrieving an American flag she found entangled high in a tree.  Reardon, a Saugus resident and 7th grader at St. Mary’s School in Melrose,...

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The Future of Transportation is Public Transit

February 9, 2018
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Fiat Chrysler and BMW just announced plans to jointly develop self-driving cars. The move puts the automakers in competition with Google, Apple, and other car manufacturers that are also working on driverless vehicles. The question is when, not if, this is going to be commonplace. Self-driving cars might seem to render public transportation obsolete....

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We Will Never Forget the Blizzard of ’78

February 9, 2018
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This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’78, the momentous storm that wreaked havoc and devastation across Eastern Massachusetts during a 32-hour period on February 6-7. There have been many remembrances of that catastrophic event in the media this week, but photos and archival film can only tell  so much. Those...

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Matt Durgin Steps Down as St Mary’s Football Coach

February 2, 2018
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Matt Durgin Steps Down as St Mary’s Football Coach

Matt Durgin was ready to take a break from coaching football 10 years ago, when he stepped down at Lynn Classical. It was a short-lived respite, as the St. Mary’s job opened and Athletic Director Jeff Newhall convinced Durgin to take it. A decade, 89 wins and three, consecutive sectional titles later, Durgin is...

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Crighton Builds Momentum with Senate Primary Set for Tuesday:Lynn Candidate Speaks at Meet-and-Greet at Solimine Home

February 2, 2018
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State Rep. Brendan Crighton spoke to Lynn residents during a meet-and-greet campaign event Sunday at the home of David and Mary Jane Solimine. Crighton is running for the Third Essex District seat previously held by Thomas McGee, who stepped down in January after being inaugurated as mayor of Lynn. The primary is this Tuesday,...

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