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Overlooked and Under-utilized

January 11, 2011
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Lewis Street is the most under-utilized potential commercial and retail success existing in the city today. Instead of endlessly trying to dream up plans that will re-start the downtown, why not concentrate efforts on the busiest part of Lewis Street where business is abundant, where there are very few vacancies, and where there is...

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Lynn Tech Track Star gives New Meaning to the Term ‘Letter Winner’

January 11, 2011
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Lynn Tech Track Star gives New Meaning to the Term ‘Letter Winner’

By Cary Shuman cary@lynnjournal.com There’s some extra effort happening at Lynn Tech. That’s the main ingredient that has led to senior Arthina Robert’s success in the school’s track program. Tech assistant athletic director Joe Skeadas deserves credit for extra effort, too, as it was upon his recommendation that Robert decided to submit an entry...

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Obituaries 01-11-2011

January 11, 2011
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Helen Robinson Traveler’s Insurance retiree Helen D. (Johnson) Robinson of Lynn died on December 30. She was 89 years old. A retired claims associate for the Traveler’s Insurance Co. in Boston, she was the wife of the late Lawrence Robinson; the beloved mother of Charles S. Robinson and Lawrence Robinson, both of Lynn, and...

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It is Never too Early to Talk About a Mayor’s Run

January 4, 2011
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It is Never too Early to Talk About a Mayor’s Run

When first word was received recently that Council President Tim Phelan’s presidency might be challenged by a colleague chomping at the bit for more power, it turned my attention to the mayor’s position. But before I go there, it appears that Phelan’s position is safe. What younger, brasher, more ambitious Lynn politicians always need...

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Shooting, Stabbing Welcome and Mar New Year Holiday

January 4, 2011
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No sooner had 2010 become 2011 when Lynn Police were called to the scene of a stabbing and a shooting. What a nice how do you do for the New Year. What a great way to welcome 2011. At about 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning, a Lynn woman, Cheryl Marino, 55, was shot. She was...

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Resolutions

January 4, 2011
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During this, the first week of the New Year, many of us will attempt to keep resolutions made in the heat of the moment shortly before the clock struck midnight over the weekend. Resolutions, as we have come to understand them in practice and reality, are much harder to keep than to make. New...

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Ringing in the New Year

January 4, 2011
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The scourge of random violence afflicting the most crowded and poverty stricken neighborhoods of the city continued into the early hours of the New Year. That the New Year would get off to such a negative beginning is both predictable and depressing – more depressing than predictable. It signals that we all have work...

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St. Mary’s Girls Capture Boverini Title

January 4, 2011
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St. Mary’s Girls Capture Boverini Title

The St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team stayed red hot, winning the Walter J. Boverini Lynn City Tournament last week with victories over Lynn Classical (61-30) and Lynn English (66-48). Senior guard Kirsten Ferrari took home the tournament’s Most Valuable Player Award. Ferrari scored 20 points and dished out 17 assists in the...

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Obituaries 01-04-2011

January 4, 2011
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Robert Withers Decorated World War II veteran, retired GE Production Engineer Robert S. Withers of Peabody died December 24 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers.  He was 90 years old. The husband of the late Catherine M. (Newman) Withers, he was born in Scotland, the son of the late David and Sarah (Mulhinch)...

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Huge Snowstorm Covers the City

December 28, 2010
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Huge Snowstorm Covers the City

An old fashioned Nor’Easter slammed New England Sunday night,coveringLynn with a deep snow cover, huge wind driven drifts, and a spectacle along the water during the high tides Sunday and especially Monday. Drifts went as high as four or five feet. Snowfall amounted to about two feet throughout the city. The city was turned...

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