Obituaries 05-08-2010

May 8, 2010
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Virginia Rogers Of Lynn, formerly of East Boston Virginia M (Manzo) Rogers of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, on April 29. The beloved wife of more than 57 Years of George Rogers of Lynn, she was the devoted mother of George Jr of Lynn is also survived by her dear sister Mary Bottaro of...

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Armenian flag raised at city hall

April 30, 2010
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Armenian flag raised at city hall

Keeping with her promise to open up city hall to the city’s many and numerous minorities, Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy last week took part in raising the Armenian Flag in front of Lynn City Hall. Last week’s flag raising was especially symbolic as this week marks the 95th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The Armenian...

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Round Trippers – Gaudet, Bartlett clear the fences at Grace Rogato Field

April 30, 2010
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Round Trippers – Gaudet, Bartlett clear the fences at Grace Rogato Field

It’s an exclusive club for the feat that made Reggie Jackson “Mr. October” and Babe Ruth the greatest legend in all of sports. Classical softball players Fallon Gaudet and Chelsey Bartlett are now part of the Lynn softball home run sorority that has few members: those who have hit the ball out of Grace...

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Nash-Whitaker will speak at Lynn Classical graduation

April 30, 2010
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Keisha Nash-Whitaker will deliver the commencement address at the Lynn Classical High School Class of 2010 graduation ceremony in June. Principal Gene Constantino announced Monday that Nash-Whitaker, an alumna of Classical, a former model, cosmetics company owner, and the wife of Academy Award-winning actor, producer, and director Forest Whitaker, has accepted the school’s invitation...

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Hoffman remembers the late Silvio Cella

April 30, 2010
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Lynn sports broadcaster John Hoffman fondly remembered his family’s relationship with Silvio Cella, longtime Revere High athletic director and football coach, who died on April 14, 2010. Mr. Cella was 87 years old. “Silvio has always been a great friend of the Hoffman family,” said Hoffman. “He helped me with the Hoffman Football Jamboree...

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The advantages of rain

April 30, 2010
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March was one of the wettest months in history. Rainfall, at times, for days on end was torrential. All this rain had an impact on the local water situation, according to Lynn Water and Sewer executive director Daniel F. O’Neill. O’Neill reports that the four reservoir water supply system used by the city is...

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Lynn curfew works

April 30, 2010
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Ordinances generally don’t work as effectively as the curfew ordinance in this city. Passed in 1994, the curfew restricts those 18 and under from being out on the street between midnight and 6 a.m. The curfew is enforced therefore it is real – and not simply an ordinance that means well but is not...

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Obituaries 04-28-2010

April 30, 2010
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Shazi Mataj Electrician Shazi Mataj of Lynn died suddenly at home on April 21. He was 74 years old. After coming from Albania 18 years ago, he was an electrician for various contractors. Born in Albania, the son of the late Salikha (Oopeku) Mataj, he is survived by one son, Tony Mataj of Revere;...

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Mayor’s fundraiser attracts large crowd

April 21, 2010
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Mayor’s fundraiser attracts large crowd

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy celebrated her first 100 days in office with a fundraiser at the Porthole Pub Thursday night which attracted about 200 people. People from all walks of life attended the event, and which included a smattering of city hall officials, elected public officials, and prominent members of the business community who...

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First Lane – Classical swim star Katelyn Kidney will attend Bryant University

April 21, 2010
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Katelyn Kidney is destined for the Lynn Classical High School Hall of Fame one day but she’s still adding to her legacy as one of the city’s greatest female swimmers/athletes of all time. Kidney, the 2010 Lynn Female Swimmer of the Year, will be competing at the highest level of collegiate swimming when she...

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KIPP School building campus like facility

April 21, 2010
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When Josh Zoia came to Lynn about six years ago with the idea of opening a KIPP School, nearly every door that he had to get through was closed in order for him to achieve his dream come true. Six years later, Zoia has announced that the KIPP Academy, which has enjoyed local success,...

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Charlie looking strong

April 21, 2010
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Swampscott’s Charlie Baker, the man who would be governor, scored an impressive victory over the weekend at the Massachusetts Republican convention. He blew rival Christy Mihos out of the water, which was not exactly unexpected. Baker now stands alone as the Republican nominee for governor. Obviously, this is of great interest to many Lynn...

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John Ford

April 21, 2010
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The very popular and very gentlemanly John Ford is now working for the very popular local state representative Steve Walsh in his office. For Walsh and for everyone seeking services from him, having Ford as a point man makes good sense. Ford likes people. He’s got the right personality for the job he is...

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Katelyn Kidney

April 21, 2010
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We want to congratulate Lynn Classical senior Katelyn Kidney on her acceptance to Bryant University. Kidney is an outstanding swimmer who will be continuing her career in the highly rated Division 1 Bryant swimming program. Her acceptance to Bryant is a tribute to her excellent academic and athletic talents, the support of her parents...

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Obituaries 04-21-2010

April 21, 2010
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Lynda Coco Of Lynn, formerly of East Boston Lynda S. Coco of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, died on April 13. She was the beloved mother of Christopher Coco of Revere; companion of Francisco Cabral; sister of Michelle Coco and her fiance, Dominic Settemio; grandmother of Carmen Coco; daughter of the late Michelina (LaCorte)...

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Giacchino’s remarks are a highlight at St. Mary’s girls hockey banquet

April 15, 2010
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Giacchino’s remarks are a highlight at St. Mary’s girls hockey banquet

Liz Giacchino was a goaltender for the St. Mary’s High School girls hockey team that captured its third Division 1 state championship this season. Giacchino and the other seniors on the team, Michelle Macchione, Courtney Winters, Courtney White, and Erin McAndrews each delivered farewell speeches during the team awards banquet Sunday night at Kowloon...

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Patrick takes campaign kick-off to Lynn

April 15, 2010
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Governor Deval Patrick kicked off his re-election for governor officially last weekend – a long and winding road through 20 cities and towns which found him, at one point, at the Blue Ox Restaurant on Oxford Street. Exiting from a campaign bus and entering the packed eatery, Patrick and Lt. Governor Tim Murray wowed...

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City planning powerline victory with ceremonial groundbreaking

April 15, 2010
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On April 21 at 9:00 a.m., within a stones throw of the Walmart just off the Lynnway, city officials will gather for a ceremonial groundbreaking to note the last act of the final chapter in the long running power line drama. In fact, it is the end of the last chapter, but more importantly,...

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North Shore Sports Desk is coming to Capitol Diner

April 15, 2010
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The North Shore Sports Desk radio show on 104.9 FM will be broadcasting live Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Capitol Diner in Lynn. Hosts Phil Stacey and Pete Kelley said the show is coming to Lynn to honor the Division 1 state champion St. Mary’s High girls hockey team. The players and coaches...

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Her first 100 days

April 15, 2010
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Ever since Franklin Roosevelt took office as president in 1933, historians and students of public policy have closely watched a presidents first 100 days. Roosevelt did so much, so fast, to save the nation as the Depression put its iron fisted grip on the American people that his first 100 days came to be...

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The Lt. Governor’s visit

April 15, 2010
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Those of us who have come to know Lt. Governor Tim Murray have learned that to know him is to like him. This is exactly what veterans here found out last week when he came to the city with his so-called veterans express in order to hear out veterans and to apprise them of...

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Obituaries 04-15-2010

April 15, 2010
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Esther Culwell Home Health Aide and Foster Mother Esther H. (Forgione) Culwell of Everett died on April 9. Mrs. Culwell worked many years in healthcare as a nurse’s aide and home health aide for inter-city healthcare and was foster mother to 46 babies and children for the Catholic Charitable Bureau. She was the beloved...

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Expanded gambling a done deal

April 7, 2010
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Expanded gambling a done deal

House Speaker Robert DeLeo detailed last week how expanded gambling might take shape and form in the next few months. The release of a detailed bill by the House of Representatives was received warmly by those believing that casino gambling and slot machines will raise new tax dollars as well as create thousands of...

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True Romance – English senior Anjeza Beharaj receives BU scholarship for excellence in Latin

April 7, 2010
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True Romance – English senior Anjeza Beharaj receives BU scholarship for excellence in Latin

A Lynn English High School student has received a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to Boston University as a result of her superlative performance in the Boston University Latin Scholarship Competition. Anjeza Beharaj, a senior and three-year student in Latin classes at English, has been awarded the Palma Aurea Scholarship that “recognizes her outstanding academic and...

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