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Sunset Salute

June 23, 2017
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Sunset Salute

Lynn English JRROTC cadets stand at attention during the singing of the Marine’s anthem during the Sunset Salute at the Charlestown Navy Yard as part of Sail Boston on Tuesday June 20, 2017.

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Brumfield Wins State Decathlon Title

June 23, 2017
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Brumfield Wins State Decathlon Title

By Cary Shuman St. Mary’s High School Principal James Ridley knows the history and significance of the men’s decathlon event. Ridley related that the unofficial title that went with being the Olympic decathlon champion (such as then-American sports hero Bruce Jenner in 1976) was: world’s greatest athlete. Ridley now has a Massachusetts state decathlon...

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North Shore Athletes Set for Agganis Week

June 23, 2017
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North Shore Athletes Set for Agganis Week

By Cary Shuman Harry Agganis Classics Week, the undisputed king of All-Star sports competitions for graduating high school student-athletes, begins Sunday with softball and baseball games set for Fraser Field. Others have tried, but no one has been able to match the prestige, tradition, and reach of the annual event that culminates with the...

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City Proposes Trash Fee on Non-Owner-Occupied Units

June 23, 2017
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A proposal to collect a trash-disposal fee from housing units that are not owner-occupied, and businesses, would result in an estimated $2 million in annual revenue, according to Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy. Kennedy, who has been working with City Council President Darren Cyr on identifying additional sources of revenue in order to avoid layoffs...

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Golden Role:Former Special Olympian Rob Neal Excels in Coaching Ranks

June 17, 2017
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Golden Role:Former Special Olympian Rob Neal Excels in Coaching Ranks

By Cary Shuman Rob Neal excelled as a coach and trainer of the Bridgewell Special Olympics track and field team this past weekend, helping its athletes win gold medals at the annual competition at Harvard University. Rob is a former Special Olympics medalist himself but he “wanted to give back to the program” that...

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Joseph Set for Annual Douglass Speech Reading at High Rock Park on July 3

June 17, 2017
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Joseph Set for Annual Douglass Speech Reading at High Rock Park on July 3

By Cary Shuman Wendy Joseph came to the North Shore from Bellingham (Mass.) when she enrolled as a student at Salem State University. Joseph and her husband returned to the area when they purchased a home in the Highlands neighborhood in Lynn. “As soon as I went to Salem State, I fell in love...

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Moving Forward:Lynn City Council Votes in Favor of Tax Increment Financing for $80 Million Lynnway Project

June 17, 2017
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By John Lynds On Tuesday night, the Lynn City Council voted 10-1 in favor of granting Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for the $80 million waterfront development project on the Lynnway. Louis Minicucci Jr. and Arthur Pappathanasi who manage Lynn Development LLC plan to develop 340 market rate residential units as well as a boardwalk...

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Breaking Ground

June 9, 2017
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Breaking Ground

St. Mary’s High School held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new, $9 million STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) building. The three-story building will be situated between the William F. Connell Academic Center and Tony Conigliaro Gymnasium. Participating in the groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning are, from left, Paul Price, board of trustees, Bruce Gordon,...

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PUNT,PASS and KIPP:KIPP Academy Launches Football Team; Joins Commonwealth Athletic Conference

June 9, 2017
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PUNT,PASS and KIPP:KIPP Academy Launches Football Team; Joins Commonwealth Athletic Conference

By Cary Shuman The city of Lynn now has five high school football programs. KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate High School, a charter school located on High Rock Street, will field a varsity football team for the first time this fall and compete in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference (CAC) Small Division. KIPP joins Lynn Classical,...

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McGee Receives Signatures to be on Ballot for Mayor

June 9, 2017
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As of May 22nd, Tom McGee (D-Lynn) has submitted 614 certified signatures, which qualifies him for a spot on the ballot for mayor this fall. “I am happy to officially be on the ballot for mayor and look forward to campaigning over the next few months across the city. Since announcing my candidacy for...

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