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Tierney endorses Capuano’s candidacy for U.S. Senate seat at Lynn event

October 21, 2009
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Tierney endorses Capuano’s candidacy for U.S. Senate seat at Lynn event

Congressman Mike Capuano came to Brothers’ Deli in Lynn Sunday morning for an “Open Mike” conversation, an event that was held in conjunction with his campaign for the United States Senate. The Open Mike events are being held to offer Capuano a chance to speak directly with voters and learn more about the issues...

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Phelan’s in the big leagues

October 21, 2009
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Phelan’s in the big leagues

I was watching the city councilor at large candidates do their thing on Lynn cable television recently. They were at the Knights of Columbus discussing the issues and making their comments on them. I thought to myself, after listening to all of them – doesn’t Council President Tim Phelan present himself well. He remains...

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DCR Commissioner Rick Sullivan meets With Friends of Lynn/Nahant Beach

October 21, 2009
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About 100 residents and a large number of the city’s leading politicians, including Mayor Edward Chip Clancy, attended a meeting last Thursday evening at the Diamond District Inn which featured Department of Conservation and Recreation Rick Sullivan as the main speaker. Sullivan was introduced by Robert Tucker, the president of the beach organization. He...

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Serious hard ball – Interesting premise at the heart of Lynn native’s new baseball book

October 13, 2009
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Serious hard ball – Interesting premise at the heart of Lynn native’s new baseball book

If Sean Deveney wrote it, people are going to want to read it. Deveney, a Class of 1992 graduate of Lynn English High School and one of the foremost sportswriters in the country, will be at Kelley Greens in Nahant Saturday at 6:30 p.m. to sign copies of his new book, “The Original Curse:...

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Tough talk vs. tough decisions

October 13, 2009
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Tough talk vs. tough decisions

Last week’s debate between the mayoral contenders Judith Flanagan Kennedy and Edward “Chip” Clancy was a modern classic Lynn confrontation between the reigning king of the city and the woman who wants to topple the king so she can be queen. The debate was classic because it pitted the mayor, who has made tough...

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Rohnstock backs Clancy

October 13, 2009
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David Rohnstock has endorsed Mayor Edward “Chip” Clancy and will be supporting him for re-election in November. Rohnstock came in a distant third behind Judith Flanagan Kennedy and the mayor. “Clancy is the better choice. Judith Flanagan Kennedy is a big crap shoot. Just because Clancy isn’t the best doesn’t mean she’ll be any...

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City will receive funds for lead paint projects

October 13, 2009
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding more than $118 million in grants to local projects to conduct a wide range of activities that include eliminating lead hazards in more than 9,000 homes, training workers in lead safety methods and increasing public awareness about childhood lead poisoning. Lead is a...

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Boys & Girls Club to honor local leaders

October 13, 2009
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For many adolescent, the transition from childhood to adulthood is a challenging one. This journey requires young people to understand and manage such things as physical changes in their bodies, relationships with authority, friends and members of the opposite sex, greater freedom and responsibility for personal decisions and increased peer pressure. To help make...

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Is life too long? – Lynn group says juvenile life sentences may be too harsh, releases comprehensive report

October 7, 2009
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Is life too long? – Lynn group says juvenile life sentences may be too harsh, releases comprehensive report

By Seth Daniel Using particularly poor judgment, one Massachusetts teen several years ago participated with friends in an armed robbery, and though the teen was unarmed, one friend was armed and killed a man. For being present at the time, and for using such bad judgment, that teen-age moment has now defined the man’s...

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Lynn parents react to the oncoming flu season

October 7, 2009
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Lynn parents react to the oncoming flu season

Since last spring, parents in Lynn have been on alert. The final quarter of last year’s school calendar saw dozens of students home for a quarantine period of at least seven days because of “flu-like” symptoms. This mandatory term left several parents scrambling for childcare, which many were not able to take children with...

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