An injustice

February 17, 2010
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The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association has come down hard on Lynn English High School at a hearing recently held last Friday. The MIAA asserted that a former assistant at Lynn English recruited East Boston High School student Cory McMillan to transfer to Lynn English. The entire series of events and the questions that have...

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Obituaries 02-17-2010

February 17, 2010
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Leo Cohen, 85 Past President Congregation Ahabat Shalom of Lynn Leo Cohen of Winthrop died at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston on February 11 after a long illness. He was 85 years old. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, he graduated from East Boston High School and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of...

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Paying it Forward at Brickett School

February 10, 2010
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Paying it Forward at Brickett School

There was much more than reading, writing and arithmetic going on at Brickett School this month. The students gave, and got, the important life lesson of Paying It Forward. What started as a fundraiser for Haitian earthquake victims turned into more when the top collectors earned a “no homework pass.” Instead of keeping it...

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Communication problems in Lynn city government

February 10, 2010
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The first confrontation between Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy and Council President Tim Phelan has taken place. It is over a meaningless piece of land being used as a tow lot and junkyard the council wants to sell. The mayor doesn’t believe it should be sold. But that isn’t the story. The story is about the...

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Mayor, City Council President trade jabs on sale proposal

February 10, 2010
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Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy and Council President Tim Phelan have very different opinions about what to do with a city owned junkyard and tow lot on Harding Street in the designated development zone behind the Lynnway. Phelan and Councillor at Large Dan Cahill believe the small lot should be sold to the highest bidder as...

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Brockton hands English first loss – Berry-Rogers a standout in defeat

February 10, 2010
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You know it’s a big game when the ticket line stretches out the door and nearly every seat in the gym is filled. That was the scene Sunday at Brockton High School as Buzzy Barton’s No. 1-ranked Lynn English Bulldogs met the No. 4-ranked Brockton Boxers in a long-anticpated rematch of their Eastern Massachusetts...

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Job creation

February 10, 2010
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Since the national economy almost collapsed a little more than twelve months ago, the crying need has been for new jobs and better jobs to replace the millions upon millions of jobs that were lost and which, we believe, are not coming back for a long, long, time. The president is talking about creating...

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The Super Bowl

February 10, 2010
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There was a little bit of everything for those of us who took the time to watch the Super Bowl Sunday. For many of us who take an interest in such things, without the Patriots taking the field for battle the game had virtually no meaning. For those of you who bet on Indianapolis,...

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Obituaries 02-10-2010

February 10, 2010
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Jerome MacDonald Amtrak retiree Jerome MacDonald of Revere, formerly of Cambridge, died on February 5 following a long illness. He was 81 years old. A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and an Amtrak retiree, he was the beloved husband of 51 years of Rose G. (Dutra); devoted father of Daniel J. and...

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Catholic Schools Week sends strong message

February 2, 2010
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Catholic Schools Week sends strong message

Pope Benedict the XVI has shown how the Catholic Church is approaching the future by maintaining the excellence of its traditions. Catholic School education is the bulwark of Catholicism in America. The education of Catholic children all over the nation is benefiting from the church looking forward instead of back and from Catholic parents...

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NSPO leads a musical trip to Europe

February 2, 2010
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NSPO leads a musical trip to Europe

Classical music has been said to capture the imagination, and the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra’s Valentine’s Day concert at Swampscott High School will escort your imagination on a musical journey to old-fashioned Europe. Music Director Robert Lehmann will lead a concert featuring three famous compositions, each inspired by their composer’s experience in Paris-(Mozart), Czech...

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Waterfront potential abounds but only if made worthwhile

February 2, 2010
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Events are moving rapidly on the Lynn waterfront east of the Lynnway where, one day, the city is hoping for the kind of development that will utilize the waterfront. With the power line issue all but solved, the coming months will find an area nearly fully prepared for development proposals. What should go there...

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Retaining the rollback

February 2, 2010
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City hall officials should think long and hard about restoring the hour that was lost for bar owners during the last administration. The cutback has proven useful to law enforcement. It has also enhanced the city’s reputation outside of our boundaries. There are fewer accidents – and fewer drunken driving incidents as a result...

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Obituaries 02-02-2010

February 2, 2010
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Lauretta Martin Member of Many Organizations Lauretta P. (Finlay) Martin of North Conway, NH, formerly of Chelsea, died on January 30. She was 87 years old. She was a member of the Catholic Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus, Chelsea Council 83, as well as the KOC Couples Club, the OLG Socialites and...

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Sverker Retires as Tech Coach

January 27, 2010
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Sverker Retires as Tech Coach

Gary Sverker, head coach of the Lynn Tech football team for the past 19 seasons, announced his retirement at the breakup banquet last Thursday night at the Tiger’s Den. “I’m not going to announce captains for next year I’m not going to be here next year,” Sverker told the gathering at the banquet....

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Clancy outspent Kennedy $167,000 to $32,000

January 27, 2010
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Clancy outspent Kennedy $167,000 to $32,000

Money isn’t everything when it comes to getting re-elected or elected, for that matter. This was proven in Lynn during the recent mayoral campaign. Former Mayor Edward Chip Clancy spent $167,000 on his campaign. Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy spent $32,000. According to campaign expense records recently released, Kennedy won with almost no money while...

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Celebration of Art Fiste’s life to air on Lynn television

January 27, 2010
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Celebration of Art Fiste’s life to air on Lynn television

Cable television broadcaster John Hoffman will host “A Celebration of Arthur Fiste’s Life” television show on Feb. 1 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lynn English High School library. Mr. Fiste, a former basketball coach, teacher, and member of the Lynn School Committee, died on Jan. 12, 2010. He was 72. “We’re inviting people to...

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Phelan eminent domain filings completed

January 27, 2010
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All the legal paperwork is complete and that paperwork will be filed in the Land Court this week for the taking of easements throughout the Lynn waterfront development area on portions of property where the power lines will be hanging over head. “These are aerial easements,” said Council President Timothy Phelan. Some takings seek...

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Senator Scott Brown

January 27, 2010
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The election of Senator Scott Brown was not exactly a surprise to Lynn voters. By the time election day had come around last week, everyone here who takes some interest in politics – which is just about everyone – had the strong feeling that Martha Coakley was not going to make it and that...

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Thank you Coach Sverker

January 27, 2010
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We want to congratulate and commend Lynn Tech head football coach Gary Sverker on his retirement from this program. For 19 seasons, Coach Sverker put a competitive, fundamentally sound and sportsmanlike football team on the field but more importantly, he was a mentor to young men who needed his support and example to set...

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Obituaries 01-27-2010

January 27, 2010
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Eliza Conway Lynn resident Eliza J. (Scibilia) Conway of Lynn died on January 19. She was the beloved wife of John Conway Sr. of Lynn; devoted mother of John Conway Jr. and Christopher Conway, both of Lynn; loving daughter of the late John and Dorothy (Gearraughty) Scibilia; dear sister of John Scibilia of Chelsea,...

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Remembering Arthur Fiste

January 21, 2010
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Remembering Arthur Fiste

Lynn School Committee member and former school principal Vincent Spirito remembered his long-time friend and colleague, Arthur Fiste, as a wonderful person and “a Lynn legend who made an impact an impact on all of us.” Spirito delivered the eulogy for Mr. Fiste at a service held last Friday at the Solimine Landergan and...

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Get out and vote

January 21, 2010
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Get out and vote

The area’s most powerful Democrats all lined up for Attorney General Martha Coakley when she came to Brothers Deli on Market Street Saturday afternoon. There they were under the warm sun on a springy mid-winter day: Representative Steve Walsh, Essex County District Attorney John Blodgett, state Senator Thomas McGee and our Congressman, John Tierney....

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In a Nick of time – Grassa helps Classical rally past Everett

January 21, 2010
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On a day when his older brother was having trouble finding his range, Nick Grassa stepped up and delivered with the game on the line. Nick Grassa connected on three consecutive three pointers, two in the fourth quarter and won in overtime to help the Lynn Classical boys basketball team defeat Everett, 73-68, Sunday...

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