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St Mary’s Honors Grace Cotter Regan at Farewell Reception

December 11, 2017
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St Mary’s Honors Grace Cotter Regan at Farewell Reception

By Cary Shuman St. Mary’s High School bid farewell to Head of School Grace Cotter Regan at a celebration Nov. 29 at the Nahant Country Club.   Regan is leaving her position to become the president of Boston College High School. The esteemed administrator led the Lynn school to great heights during her tenure....

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Grassa Means Business:First-Year Coach: “Sky’s the Limit” for Classical Hoop

December 11, 2017
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Grassa Means Business:First-Year Coach: “Sky’s the Limit” for Classical Hoop

By Cary Shuman Jasper Grassa enters his first season as the head coach of the Lynn Classical boys basketball team with high hopes.   “The sky’s the limit for this team,” said Grassa, who had 85 players tryout for the varsity, junior varsity, and freshman teams.   Grassa is succeeding his father, Tom, who...

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English Takes Classical, 38-0 in Thanksgiving Day Contest

December 1, 2017
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English Takes Classical, 38-0 in Thanksgiving Day Contest

By Joyce Erekson The English High football team didn’t have much left to prove at Manning Field Thanksgiving morning, but if there were any non-believers remaining, the Bulldogs’ resounding 38-0 win over a very good Classical team brought them on board. The much-anticipated showdown between the 9-1 Bulldogs and the 8-2 Rams had the...

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Council Votes in Favor for Tax Home Rule Petition

December 1, 2017
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By John Lynds The Lynn City Council voted 10-1 Tuesday night in favor of a Home Rule Petition that seeks a one-time exemption from state law that requires cities and towns to have a balanced budget before sending out the third-quarter residential tax bills. The City’s Chief Financial Officer Peter Caron told the council...

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NS Chamber Honors St Mary’s Grace Regan

December 1, 2017
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St. Mary’s Head of School Grace Cotter Regan was one of seven individuals inducted into the North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Academy of Distinguished Leaders at the chamber’s 99th annual meeting Wednesday at Danversport Yacht Club. The honorees were selected based on criteria that includes “demonstration of leadership, commitment to social responsibility, strong community involvement, proven...

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Remembering the Cocoanut Grove Fire 75 Years Later

December 1, 2017
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By Dan Murphy On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Cocoanut Grove fire, the tragedy was commemorated Tuesday with a special program at the Copley Branch of the Boston Public Library. Stephanie Schorow, a former Boston Herald reporter and author of six books, including “The Cocoanut Grove Fire,” “Boston: A History of...

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St Mary’s Falls to Mashpee in State Semifinal

November 25, 2017
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St Mary’s Falls to Mashpee in State Semifinal

By Joe Kasper and Cary Shuman They were eyeing each other season, Matt Durgin’s powerful St. Mary’s Spartans who simply rolled over everyone in their path in the regular season and North sectional, and Matt Triveri’s reigning, two-time Super Bowl champion Mashpee Falcons, who were looking to earn a third straight appearance in the...

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Chargers are Super Bowl Champions

November 25, 2017
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Chargers are Super Bowl Champions

By Cary Shuman The weather was cold and blustery at Bertram Field in Salem Sunday afternoon, but nothing was going to stop James “Sito” Guy Jr. and the Lynn Chargers football team in the Eastern Massachusetts Super Bowl. Guy, son of Lynn head coach James Guy Sr., rushed for six touchdowns and 288 yards...

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School Committee Notes

November 25, 2017
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By Jay Lancaster School Committee Considers Girls Lacrosse Program The School Committee’s athletic subcommittee recently heard from local coaches on the feasibility of starting a girl’s lacrosse program. The coaches conducted a survey on how many girls in Lynn schools would be interested in playing lacrosse and the results were somewhat encouraging. Although there...

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NSCC Addresses Student Hunger and Homelessness

November 25, 2017
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Nearly 70% of North Shore Community College students are struggling with food and/or housing insecurity. Specifically 33% of students surveyed said they sometimes go without food, and 20% said they do not have permanent homes, higher ratings than seen nationally. Hunger and homelessness are rising at more than a third of Massachusetts public colleges...

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