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A decade of excellence – Fila retires as Lynn English principal

October 6, 2010
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A decade of excellence – Fila retires as Lynn English principal

Andrew Fila said he had “ten great years – a great decade” as principal at Lynn English High School. “It’s time to move on and let someone else take over and continue what’s been going on,” said Fila who announced last Thursday that he will be officially retiring from his position as principal on...

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Barton named Licensing Board chairwoman

October 6, 2010
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Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy has named Patricia Barton to head the city’s Licensing Commission, replacing John Pace, whose term had ended. At the same time, the mayor replaced License Chairman Richard Coppinger, naming Barton chairwoman. Coppinger said he would continue serving with Barton and Michael Phelps. The mayor said she wasn’t looking for specific points...

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Public hearing on adult entertainment Tuesday night in City Hall

September 30, 2010
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After weeks of discussion and study the Lynn City Council is set to discuss an ordinance intended to severely restrict adult entertainment in the city. A public hearing will be held Tuesday evening in city hall. The ordinance as drafted allows for the creation of an adult entertainment district or zone which would be...

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Call the Capitol what you want but it’s not a greasy spoon

September 30, 2010
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Last week, a typical Boston Herald piece tried to be an expose on state representatives working second jobs as though that were illegal. It isn’t illegal – and for the record – Representative Robert Fennell isn’t breaking the law owning the Capitol Diner and serving on Beacon Hill. The Herald story described the Capitol...

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Lynn’s foreclosure rate well below neighbors

September 30, 2010
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It is hardly a surprise that foreclosures have caused dozens of Lynn property owners to lose their homes during the past three years. In fact, from August 2009 to August 2010, 50 homes were foreclosed on by their mortgage holders in this city. However, in neighboring Revere the numbers are much larger, with hundreds...

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Striking Similarity – Thompson looks just like Sarah Palin

September 22, 2010
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Striking Similarity – Thompson looks just like Sarah Palin

Cecilia Thompson has never visited Alaska but everywhere she goes people tell her how closely she resembles the state’s most famous resident. Thompson, a graduate of Pickering Junior High and Lynn English High School, is a look-a-like to former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The minute Sarah Palin was introduced as...

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Garelick Farms doing right thing says Councillor Capano

September 22, 2010
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Garelick Farms doing right thing says Councillor Capano

At a recent meeting of city officials and members of the leadership of Garelick Farms, it appears that some positives are coming as an outgrowth of the negatives that swirled around for most of last summer. “The Garelick people has assured me, and I believe them, that they are moving forward with a short...

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Outcry from Lynners drowns out support for Lowes project

September 22, 2010
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A meeting last week of Lynn residents living off Highland Avenue by the Salem line produced nothing but angst as officials on both sides of the Salem-Lynn borderline failed to assuage those who believe the planned Lowe’s/Walmart box project is going to ruin home values, cause flooding and intensity traffic. “Everyone in the area...

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White at the mic – Walnut Street Café hosts weekly events for musicians and speakers

September 16, 2010
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White at the mic – Walnut Street Café hosts weekly events for musicians and speakers

Lynn musician Don White has led a very interesting life. A professional folk singer and songwriter since 1988, he has seven CDs and two DVDs to his credit and has also written a book, “Memoirs of a ‘C’ Student, a lot of which is about Lynn. In the 1990s, White had a regional hit,...

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A team player – Shadoff will retire in June; run for Lynn School Committee in Sept. 2011

September 16, 2010
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A team player – Shadoff will retire in June; run for Lynn School Committee in Sept. 2011

Eddie Shadoff has lived in Lynn his whole life and worked in the city’s school system for 35 years, the last four as the director of athletics at Lynn Tech. Shadoff will conclude the teaching and administrative part of his career when he retires in June, 2011, but he hopes to stay involved in...

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