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A Possible Harbinger

September 20, 2018
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The aftermath of Hurricane Florence on the Carolinas is another wakeup call for our communities.  Even though many preparations were made by local officials, there was still the loss of life and millions of dollars in damage. While the wind was not as severe as originally forecasted, having been downgraded from a category four...

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Getting to the Heart of America’s Diabetes Crisis

September 20, 2018
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About 30 million Americans have diabetes, and an estimated 1.5 million more are diagnosed each year. More than 25 percent of seniors have diabetes, and minority populations are at the greatest risk of developing this disease. African Americans, for instance, have a 77 percent higher risk of developing diabetes compared to White Americans. Hispanic...

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Recreational,Medicinal Marijuana Shop Headed for the Lynnway

September 14, 2018
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The Lynn City Council voted Tuesday night to allow Mass Patient Foundation Inc. to open up both a medicinal and recreational marijuana shop 487-491 Lynnway. The area along the city’s waterfront was previously selected and rezoned by the Council as an overlay district that allows for medical marijuana dispensary use, as well as recreational...

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Governor Baker Proposes Reforms to Protect Public from Dangerous Individuals

September 14, 2018
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Governor Charlie Baker today filed legislation that will provide law enforcement and prosecutors with additional tools to prosecute people who repeatedly break the law. The reforms put forth in today’s legislation include expanding the list of offenses that can provide grounds for a dangerousness hearing and closing certain loopholes at the start and end...

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New Venue Decided for Annual World Music Festival:Event Set for Saturday at High Rock Park

September 14, 2018
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The committee organizing this weekend’s 10 annual World Music Festival in Lynn is bringing it to a new venue Event founder David Gass said the event, set for this Saturday, Sept. 15, from 1 to 7 p.m., is being dedicated to Aretha Franklin and the Hutchinson Family Singers, who were “voices of the civil...

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Massachusetts Needs Gov Charlie Baker

September 14, 2018
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With the state primary election now concluded, the ballot for the state election in November has been set, providing voters with the opportunity to see how the candidates match up for the various offices. Many of these contests feature either newcomers to the political scene or candidates for higher office who have not been...

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2018 Lynn Soccer Tournament

September 14, 2018
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An exciting finish as both girls’ teams played hard throughout the game. With only four minutes remaining in the game, St. Mary’s Midfield Susannah Cornell, drilled a shot outside the goal area to score the only goal in the game. St. Mary’s defeated Lynn Classical 1-0. Susannah Cornell earned the MVP award for her...

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Global Leaders Dither While Disease Races to Latin America

September 10, 2018
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You’re nearly twice as likely to die from colon cancer living in a Latin American country than you are living in the United States. Global health leaders are trying to fix this disparity. But unfortunately, they’ve misdiagnosed the problem. Some blame intellectual property protections for pharmaceuticals. They argue that allowing companies to patent new...

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Hot, Hot, Hot

September 10, 2018
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News reports about the hot weather and all of the records for high and highest-low temperatures that have been set this month in our region have become so commonplace that it is all-too-easy to read the headlines and move on to other news. But the reality is this: Global warming and the attendant climate...

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Community Discussions for Union Hospital Property Begin

September 4, 2018
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In April the Lynn City Council voted in favor of changing zoning to establish a Medical Village Overlay District on all of the land lying between and bounded by Lynnfield St., Dartmouth St., Anchor Road and Woodland North. The vote paved the for North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) to close the 20-acre Union Hospital...

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