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Energy Lessons from the Recent Hurricanes

December 1, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews Hurricanes Harvey and Irma killed dozens of Americans and caused tens of billions of dollars in property damage. But there’s one silver lining. The storms taught us three invaluable lessons about the U.S. energy market. We need more refineries scattered around the country. Harvey decimated the Gulf Coast, which accounts for...

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GOP:Tax the Middle-Class and Give Cuts for the Richest

December 1, 2017
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Although there still are many variations of the Republican tax plans in the House and Senate that eventually will need to be worked out, they all share a common theme: Raise taxes for the middle class and cut taxes for the very wealthiest. If ever there was a tax plan that could be devised...

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Spartans Beat Crusaders in Thanksgiving Eve Game

December 1, 2017
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By Joe Kasper After a heartbreaking, season-ending loss, in the division 7 MIAA Eastern Mass championship the Spartans had one more game left in their season, against cross town rival, Bishop Fenwick. St. Mary’s won, 28-21. The annual Thanksgiving eve showdown between the two teams was a barn burner. The Spartans won the toss...

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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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