Mayor-elect Flanagan-Kennedy team starting to take shape

December 9, 2009
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Mayor elect Judith Flanagan – Kennedy has selected three members of her city hall leadership team. They are: chief of staff Claire Cavanagh and mayoral aides Jean Francois Gardy and Tracy Brown. Cavanagh has had a long and successful history at Lynn City Hall, working previously for four former Lynn mayors – Patsy Caggiano,...

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Get out and vote

December 9, 2009
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Everyone running for the late Senator Edward Kennedy’s senate seat will find out exactly where they stand on Tuesday. The important thing is to get out and vote. Tell your friends to vote. Make this a contest, not a giveaway. Make it a contest, not a hollow, unfulfilling exercise in democracy at its worst....

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The USS JFK

December 9, 2009
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Discussion is underway to make an attempt to bring the decommissioned USS John F. Kennedy to Boston. The aircraft carrier, as tall as the Empire State Building and displacing 100,000 tons, would be a wonderful tourist venue capable of generating millions of dollars while at the same time bringing tens of thousands of tourists...

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Obituaries 12-8-2009

December 9, 2009
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Joan Alman, 77 Of Florida, formerly of Revere Joan E. (DeFuria) Alman of Venice, FL, formerly of Saugus and Revere died on November 24. She was 77 years old. She is survived by her husband, Melvin; three children, Diane Cotton of Waltham, Danny DeFuria of Lynn and Steven DeFuria of Venice, FL; a sister,...

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Old Tyme Italian Cuisine opens new function hall

November 25, 2009
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Old Tyme Italian Cuisine opens new function hall

Old Tyme Italian Cuisine was campaign central in this year’s Lynn city election with several candidates choosing the restaurant at 612 Boston Street for their political gatherings and fundraisers. In fact, a few candidates simultaneously held their election night celebrations inside the popular restaurant and lounge. Two years after opening the 240-seat restaurant, owner...

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It is official – Flanagan Kennedy mayor

November 25, 2009
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It is official – Flanagan Kennedy mayor

It is official. Lynn’s Mayor elect is Judith Flanagan-Kennedy. The mayor-elect came out the big winner following Wednesday’s recount. What had been a 27 vote victory turned into a 45 vote victory. After the recount ended Wednesday evening, Flanagan-Kennedy said she was going to bring the city together and Mayor Edward Chip Clancy said...

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Alzheimer’s program open to the public

November 25, 2009
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The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a workshop presented by an elder law attorney, December 1, 2009, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Briarcliff Lodge Adult Day Health, 112 Kernwood Drive in Lynn, that is free and open to the public.  Legal & Financial Answers for Families Coping with Alzheimer’s covers wills, durable power of attorney,...

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Thanksgiving 2009

November 25, 2009
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This time last year, the national economy was preparing for collapse. The economy’s beginning of the end, or as Churchill once said, the end of the beginning, came into full force in and around Thanksgiving 2008. Yet we all sat down with our families and friends last year for a hearty Thanksgiving dinner. One...

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Obituaries 11-25-2009

November 25, 2009
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Patricia Kerrins, 56 Health Educator Patricia A. Kerrins of Lynn, formerly of Revere and Montague, MA, died on November 16 following a 16 year courageous battle with breast cancer. Ms. Kerrins spent her career in health education in Franklin County (Amherst, Shelburne and Turner Falls, MA). At the time of her death, she held...

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Grassa will attend Bentley University

November 19, 2009
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Grassa will attend Bentley University

His skills on the basketball court have been obvious for a long time. Jasper Grassa has been a notch above almost all opposing backcourtmen from elementary school on. By the time he began his high school career at Lynn Classical three seasons ago, Grassa’s potential to be a star player had been established and...

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The time has come

November 19, 2009
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The earth hasn’t stopped quaking in Lynn since Election Day. Everyone with an interest inside city hall and many of us who are home owners and property owners here are wondering exactly how the new administration is going to play out. It is hard to know because many of us don’t really know Judith...

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Glover leaves his mark

November 19, 2009
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St. Mary’s senior named CCL Most Valuable Player When Alex Glover became a regular player for the St. Mary’s High School boys soccer program as a freshman, he looked up to some of the talented seniors on the team, leaders like Kevin Hart and Mike Connors. “Kevin and Mike taught me a lot and...

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Front page photograph says it better than words

November 19, 2009
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The smiling mayor elect Judith Flanagan-Kennedy shown side by side on our front page with the smiling Governor Deval Patrick in his Beacon Hill office last week proves the old adage that a picture is worth 10,000 words. In this instance, it is worth more like 100,000 words and tells the modern version of...

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Lynnfield Street repairs

November 19, 2009
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It is gratifying to learn that Lynnfield Street is up for some technical changes that will alter the situation where Lynnfield meets the Lynn border. Councillor Wayne Lozzi is the point man for most of the upcoming changes, which will not be taking place for two years. These changes are all about opportunity. Let...

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Obituaries 11-19-09

November 19, 2009
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Dawn Blanchette, 51 Mixologist Dawn A. Blanchette, a 25-year resident of Charlestown, formerly of Lynn, died unexpectedly at home on November 7. She was 51 years old. Born in Florida, the daughter of Linda (Pitts) Farnham of Lynn, she was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School and was employed as a mixologist in...

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Gauthier commits to Southern New Hampshire

November 12, 2009
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Gauthier commits to Southern New Hampshire

Tyler Gauthier forever cemented his place in Lynn baseball lore when he belted a dramatic, game-tying three-run homer in the final inning of the 2007 Babe Ruth Eastern Mass. state championship game that the Lynn 15-year-old team eventually won over Plymouth in extra innings. Gauthier remembers his fence-clearing blast for the Lynn Babe Ruth...

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Revamped football alignment proposal makes sense

November 11, 2009
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Two very short words of advice for Bay State high schools: Do it. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association is considering massive changes to the high school football season, including the elimination of leagues and the creation of a very large and inclusive playoff system. The proposal was put together by people who know more...

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Clancy forces going forward with recount

November 11, 2009
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Mayor Edward Chip Clancy will apparently be filing with the city for a recount, according to those close to the mayor. “Signatures are already being gathered to complete the recount request process,” said a source. Clancy has ten days from the election to officially file for a recount with the city clerk’s office. An...

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Vote splits city down the middle

November 11, 2009
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Judith Flanagan- Kennedy’s 27 vote victory over Mayor Edward Chip Clancy has stunned the city. Actually, the vote has divided the city more than anything else; which brings to mind Abraham Lincoln’s famous quote made during a speech at the Cooper Union in 1858, “A house divided cannot stand.” Lynn is a house divided....

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NSCC Kids To College Program brings education to life

November 11, 2009
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School budgets seem to be shrinking down to nothing, squeezing out any and all enrichment programs such as art, music, shop, home economics, even computers. The loss of these programs seems to fly in the face of what modern educators have discovered to strengthen children’s assimilation of basic education. Cooking is chemistry in action....

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Mayor-elect Judith Flanagan-Kennedy

November 11, 2009
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Judith Flanagan-Kennedy’s election last week marks a new era in Lynn politics. Her candidacy by write-in defied all odds and her final victory, although by 27 votes, also defied all odds. Her two victories leading to the mayor’s office is the stuff of legend – and many, many years from now people will talk...

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Obituaries 11-11-09

November 11, 2009
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Stephen Bashore, 52 Carpenter for Seaver Construction Stephen Bashore died suddenly on November 2. He was 52 years old. A carpenter employed by Seaver Construction Company, he was born in Chicopee, the son of Arthur and Jean (Willis) Bashore and the husband of Elaina (Cherry) Bashore with whom he shared 20 years of marriage....

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Anderson considers his choices in professional basketball

November 5, 2009
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Anderson considers his choices in professional basketball

It’s decision time for former Memphis basketball star Antonio Anderson. The Lynn Tech graduate is considering offers from European professional leagues, but he may land with a team in the National Basketball League Developmental League (NADL). “I’ll know by the end of the week,” said Anderson, who lists Greece, Spain and Italy as possibilities...

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West Lynn Rams ‘B’ team defeats East Lynn in battle of unbeatens

November 5, 2009
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West Lynn Rams ‘B’ team defeats East Lynn in battle of unbeatens

The West Lynn Pop Warner Rams B team had accomplished a lot in the 2009 regular season but there was one rather large challenge left. Could the undefeated West Lynn Rams beat the undefeated East Lynn Bulldogs – a team that had several players from last year’s New England championship Bulldogs ‘C’ team that...

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