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Apply Now for NSCC Foundation Scholarships!

February 4, 2016
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Are you a current student or graduate of North Shore Community College (NSCC)? Could you use FREE money to help pay for college expenses? Apply for an NSCC scholarship! North Shore Community College (NSCC) is seeking scholarship applicants for the 2016 NSCC Foundation Scholarship Program. Applicants should be incoming and current NSCC students, as...

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The Weather

January 22, 2016
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Maybe we are getting old or maybe we were just spoiled. But the last few days have brought us back to reality that winter has come with a vengenance. Walking on the streets with the wind and patches of ice has just been brutal. One might think that it is hard to believe that...

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Honoring Dr.Martin Luther King Jr

January 20, 2016
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The nation will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday on the annual holiday that pays tribute to this great civil rights leader and humanitarian. Dr. King would have been 87 years old Friday and we can only imagine how proud he would be of the America we live in today. Many Americans remember...

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The Most Important Tool

January 7, 2016
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By State Representative Brendan Crighton Early on in my first term on the City Council, an experienced City Hall employee and friend gave me a copy of Lynn’s zoning ordinance and told me that it would be the most important tool I would have as a municipal official. While at the time I didn’t...

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Enjoy the New Year Safely

December 31, 2015
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“If this is the last, let’s make it a blast!” all too often is the thought of party-goers on New Year’s Eve as we usher out the old year and ring in the new. But New Year’s Eve is a day just like any other — by which we mean that too much “partying”...

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A New Year’s Resolution: Let Go of Our Anxiety

December 31, 2015
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The intersection of the coming of a New Year and the passing of the previous one offers all of us the opportunity to pause and reflect upon both what has transpired and what awaits us. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at...

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Enjoy the Holidays Safely

December 24, 2015
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Holiday get-togethers with family, friends, and co-workers are wonderful things, but all too many of such gatherings will result in tragic consequences that will be in the headlines the next day. All of us should be sure not only to limit our own holiday partying, but also be the caretaker of those whom we...

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Don’t Forget Those in Need

December 24, 2015
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While the vast majority of us are able to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest, and take for granted holiday traditions such as the sharing of gifts, the warm embrace at holiday gatherings of friends and family, and a nice Christmas dinner, the reality for too many among us is far different. So...

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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015
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Another Christmas is at hand and families will gather, as they have done for generations, to celebrate the holiday season with our friends and loved ones. Peace on earth, joy to the world, and the like may be platitudinous phrases when spoken at any other time of the year, but during the Christmas season...

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Walter Hoey was A Legendary Newspaper Photographer

December 3, 2015
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When Walter Hoey showed up at an event to take a photo for the Lynn Item, you could count on two things: he would be greeted with respect and warmth by everyone in the room and the event would be covered professionally and accurately through his majestic lens. Walter Hoey, an award-winning newspaper photographer...

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