Obituaries 08-12-2010

August 12, 2010
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Edwin Vargus Chelsea resident Edwin Vargas of Chelsea died suddenly on July 30. He was the father of Edward Vargas of Lynn. Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was private.   Norma Dorfman Retired US Postal Service Secretary, past president of Weight Loss Tops of Lynn Norma B....

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Chloe Kebreau of Lynn

August 4, 2010
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Chloe Kebreau of Lynn

Chloe Kebreau of Lynn displays the golfing technique that she learned this summer at the Gannon Junior Golf Clinic. Chloe and other young golfers participated in the weekly instructional program at the Gannon Municipal Golf Course in Lynn.

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Boland wins Gannon title

August 4, 2010
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Boland wins Gannon title

John Boland is the 2010 men’s champion at Gannon Golf Club after defeating Ben Friedman, 3 and 2, in the 36-hole final match Saturday at the Lynn course. It was just a great experience – I played just well enough to hang on,” said the 51-year-old Boland, who captured his first title after runner-up...

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I don’t like the odds

August 4, 2010
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The tragedy on the Lynnway last week is something I can’ get out of my mind. Think about it. You are traveling on the Lynnway in a small car, minding your own business on a lovely summer day. A friend is seated in the back seat of the automobile and there is the driver...

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East Boston Savings Bank riding high

August 4, 2010
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The East Boston Savings Bank, who run a major banking branch in Wyoma Square, has announced stunning earnings for the Quarter ended June 30. The bank announced a net income of $3.2 million or 0.15 cents a share compared with net income of $962,00 and 0.04 cents a share for the same period last...

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Catholic Schools in Lynn get CSF Grant

August 4, 2010
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St. Pius V School is pleased to announce that it was selected by The Catholic Schools Foundation (CSF) as one of 49 elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Boston to be awarded a grant enabling them to participate in the Catholic Alumni Partnership (CAP). With the expansion of the CAP program to the Archdiocese...

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Richards named lacrosse assistant at Notheast

August 4, 2010
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Jarrod Richards will leave the Lynn Tech lacrosse program to become an assistant coach at Northeast Regional High School. Richards, 27, was an assistant coach on his father Jay’s staff at Tech in the 2010 season. Jay Richards was the original founder of the Tech program and returned to Tech this season after spending...

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What would a forensic audit reveal about expenses?

August 4, 2010
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Now might be a good time for the city, in this case, for the city council, to order a forensic audit by outside accountants of the various city hall accounts – from the retirement board, to the various offices and for every city agency with a bank account and or a checking account. It...

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The mayor and the wind turbine

August 4, 2010
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We absolutely support the mayor’s efforts to have a 254-foot tall wind turbine built for the Lynn Water and Sewer Commission and to be located next to its waste water treatment plant off the Lynnway. The turbine would be similar in size and generating capacity to the wind turbine standing on the former Forbes...

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The expanded gambling bill

August 4, 2010
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Unless the Governor or the Speaker of the House blinks, there will be no expanded gambling in Massachusetts and no slot machines in race tracks as well. After quite a bit of legislative energy being put into the matter, the only thing coming of it is a big row of zeroes – no expanded...

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Obituaries 04-08-2010

August 4, 2010
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William Allen Sr., 77 Worked at Charlestown Navy Yard and GE William D. Allen Sr. of Lynn died on July 30 at the VA Hospital in West Roxbury. He was 77 years old. Born in Lynn, the son of the late Earl and Helen (Giglio) Allen and the husband of Charlotte J. (Rimnac), he...

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Phelan uncovers rich trove of city owned art

July 20, 2010
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Phelan uncovers rich trove of city owned art

City Council President Tim Phelan has recovered and made efforts to preserve seven pieces of 19th Century art – museum framed oil on canvas portraits of former Lynn mayors that were hidden under a pile of junk in the basement of city hall. The artwork, which includes at least four pieces by the noted...

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Lynn Babe Ruth 15-year-old team wins District 1 title

July 20, 2010
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Lynn Babe Ruth 15-year-old team wins District 1 title

By Jennifer Mageary Special to the Journal For two years running, the District 1 finals have been a showdown between the Lynn and Saugus all-star teams. This year, the Lynn Babe Ruth 15-year-old All-Stars, under Manager Mike Mageary and coaches Brian O’Blenes and John Kasian, prevailed against the Saugus team in a 6 –...

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Lynnway odor mitigation on the way following meeting

July 20, 2010
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A Friday morning meeting in room 402 at city hall between city officials led by City Council President Tim Phelan and Councillor Peter Capano may have done the trick in persuading Garelick Frams officials to take bold action to eliminate nuisance odors that are tampering with Lynn’s air quality. Garelick officials were given the...

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The Lynnway odor problem Almost dissipates overnight

July 20, 2010
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Due to the concerted efforts of Council President Tim Phelan, Councillor Peter Capano, and the local Board of Health, Garelick Farms has made changes in its waste disposal protocol rather than face the cease and desist order the city said it was going to issue unless firm action was taken immediately. This comes as...

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Protecting the city’s treasures Phelan’s important task

July 20, 2010
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Thank goodness there is someone at city hall willing to incur the wrath of the Daily Item for preserving some of the city’s most valuable objects of art. The Item’s attack on Phelan for spending money for frames and other preservation materials (the Item even attacked him for a $1400 contribution in the name...

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Obituaries 07-20-2010

July 20, 2010
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Vernon Mayo Mass Turnpike Authority retiree Vernon B. Mayo of Everett, formerly of Deer River, MN, died on July 7 following a long illness. He was a Mass. Turnpike Authority retiree and a US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam Era. He was the beloved husband of 23 years of C. Diana (Albano); devoted father...

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What might have been

July 14, 2010
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What might have been

This week marks the anniversary – the first – of former Mayor Pat McManus’ sudden and untimely death. This time last year, he had announced his candidacy for mayor. I, for one, did not believe he had a chance to beat then Mayor Chip Clancy. Obviously, I was wrong. Now I know that Pat...

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Gaudet named Agganis Softball MVP

July 14, 2010
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Gaudet named Agganis Softball MVP

She just kept getting better and better in softball every year. In her final season, she was a captain, a Northeastern Conference All-Star, and a big reason why Lynn Classical softball reigned over the large school division this season. And Fallon Gaudet couldn’t have given her coach, Chris Warren, a better going away gift...

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Jarred Dwyer wears Agganis jersey proudly

July 14, 2010
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When Jarred Dwyer was a young boy growing up in Lynn, his grandfather, Bob Dwyer, bought him an Agganis All-Star football jersey. Jarred never forgot the generosity or intention of his grandfather’s prescient gift. “I couldn’t wait for the day that I could wear one and do him proud,” said Jarred, after receiving his...

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Council hearing debates new regulations for pit bulls

July 14, 2010
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Pit bull owners beware – new regulations are about to be put into place by the Lynn City Council. The regulations will actually be new restrictions with the effort being all about reducing the number of violent pit bull attacks in the city. A spate of pitbull attacks in recent weeks and months has...

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The stench on the Lynnway

July 14, 2010
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The horrific odor wafting in the air along the Lynnway from close to Walmart to just beyond the bowling alleys is an insult to everyone living in this city and calling the place our home. It is more than that. It is an embarrassment, a reminder to all those transiting along the Lynnway that...

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Obituaries 07-14-2010

July 14, 2010
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Vernon Mayo Mass Turnpike Authority retiree Vernon B. Mayo of Everett, formerly of Deer River, MN, died on July 7 following a long illness. He was a Mass. Turnpike Authority retiree and a US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam Era. He was the beloved husband of 23 years of C. Diana (Albano); devoted father...

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Long weekend, lots of fun

July 8, 2010
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Long weekend, lots of fun

The 4th of July weekend brought Lynners out in massive numbers throughout the city for food, music and fireworks. The annual fireworks display at Red Rock Park Saturday evening was a super hit. Thousands attended the fireworks display, lining Lynn Shore Drive from Red Rock Park all the way to Swampscott. “This was the...

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