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Eventful first week in office for Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy

January 13, 2010
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Eventful first week in office for Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy

The inauguration of the 2010 Lynn City Government last Monday night was followed by a busy first week in office for Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy. The 57th mayor of Lynn and its first woman mayor was sworn in historic fashion at city hall by Mary Lou Muirhead, an associate justice of the Boston Housing...

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No Joke – Two Lynn residence write a comic book history on Boston

January 13, 2010
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No Joke – Two Lynn residence write a comic book history on Boston

The Lynn Journal had a chance to sit down with both of the Lynn residents involved in the Boston Comics Roundtable’s anthology, Inbound 4: A Comic Book History Of Boston. Ron LeBrasseur was featured for his Lost Pirate Treasure of Dungeon Rock of Lynn, and Joshua Santa Cruz created his narrative of the Boston...

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The worst is behind us

January 13, 2010
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This time last year most of us were fearful that the economy was going to completely collapse – and our dreams and financial lives with it. One year later, and we’re still mired in a no jobs being created type of economic atmosphere but for the most part, the worst days seem to have...

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St. Mary’s captures Boverini Tournament championship

January 7, 2010
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St. Mary’s captures Boverini Tournament championship

Lynn has been a rising power in high school girls basketball for the past decade. It started with the St. Mary’s girls owning the Division 4 tournament. It continued with the Helen Ridley-Monique Lee eras at Lynn Classical under former coach Gene Constantino, an amazing run that included a 20-0 regular season. When Fred...

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Permanent Honor – Coppinger assumes command of Lynn Police Department

January 7, 2010
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Permanent Honor – Coppinger assumes command of Lynn Police Department

Acting Lynn Police Chief Kevin Coppinger was sworn in as police chief during a ceremony Thursday in the City Clerk’s Office. Both Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy and former Mayor Edward Clancy Jr. attended the ceremony, joining members of Mr. Coppinger’s proud family and other high-ranking Lynn Police officers at the ceremony. “I’m very honored...

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Carritte named Acting Lynn Fire Chief

January 7, 2010
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James Carritte, a 27-year veteran of the local fire department, was sworn in at city hall last Thursday as Lynn’s acting Fire Chief. Carritte, who holds a doctorate in Sociology from Boston College, said he was proud and pleased to be the acting chief. He is a lifelong Lynner who graduated from Lynn English...

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Tilley calls it a career – Long-time educator retires from teaching

December 30, 2009
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Tilley calls it a career – Long-time educator retires from teaching

Brad Tilley took a final walk through the halls of Lynn Tech last Wednesday, stopping at the different shops and offices to say good-bye. It was an emotional day for the beloved teacher who loved teaching at Tech. Tilley, a teacher, coach, and athletic administrator in the Lynn school system for 34 years, spent...

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Lynn Woman of the Year: Judith Flanagan-Kennedy

December 30, 2009
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Lynn Woman of the Year: Judith Flanagan-Kennedy

She defied the odds. She defied gravity. She took on a force when she announced she was running on stickers for mayor against Edward ‘Chip’ Clancy. When all was said and done in November, she had knocked Clancy out of the box in one of the most stunning local political victories against all odds...

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Out with the old, in with the new

December 30, 2009
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It isn’t just the end of 2009, it is the end of the decade and the beginning of a new one. Here in Lynn, this was the Clancy decade, so to speak – a political decade that began with the end of Mayor Patrick McManus’s term and began anew at the other end of...

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Lynn English gets an A+ – School recognized as one of the top school in MA

December 17, 2009
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Lynn English gets an A+ – School recognized as one of the top school in MA

Lynn English is going to have to build a new trophy case, and the awards inside of it will have nothing to do with sports. Although the high school is well known for its successes in the realms of competitive sports over the years, more recently Lynn English has been basking in the limelight...

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