The change

September 16, 2010
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We all noticed it this weekend, that is, the change in the weather. Suddenly we went about our homes closing the windows and feeling just a bit of a chill. It is always amazing to those of us who pay attention to the changing of the seasons how quickly summer ends after Labor Day....

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Obituaries 09-16-2010

September 16, 2010
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Paul Antonelli Lynn resident Paul B. Antonelli of Lynn, formerly of Medford, died on September 7. He was the beloved husband of Joan (Kennedy) Antonelli (formerly of Somerville); devoted father of Paul Jr. and Jennifer Marie, both of Lynn; dear brother of Angela Diaz and Frances Antonelli, both of Revere, William Antonelli of Medford,...

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An American Hero – Malagrifa recalls his friendship with football star Pat Tillman

September 10, 2010
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An American Hero – Malagrifa recalls his friendship with football star Pat Tillman

Former Lynn Tech principal Al Malagrifa will go see the “The Tillman Story,” a documentary about former NFL star Pat Tillman in theaters this week, with a personal appreciation for Tillman’s football career and the heroic sacrifice that he made for his country. Tillman was an NFL All-Pro defensive player for the Arizona Cardinals....

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An American Hero – Malagrifa recalls his friendship with football star Pat Tillman

September 10, 2010
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An American Hero – Malagrifa recalls his friendship with football star Pat Tillman

Former Lynn Tech principal Al Malagrifa will go see the “The Tillman Story,” a documentary about former NFL star Pat Tillman in theaters this week, with a personal appreciation for Tillman’s football career and the heroic sacrifice that he made for his country. Tillman was an NFL All-Pro defensive player for the Arizona Cardinals....

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Ethics Commission charges Lynn constable with conflict of interest

September 10, 2010
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The Enforcement Division of the State Ethics Commission has charged Louis Picano, a Board of Health Inspector with the city, of violating the state’s conflict of interest law. The Ethics Commission charged Picano that working for the city as an inspector and working as a constable in the city without disclosing that fact was...

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Back to school

September 10, 2010
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Lynn’s public schools are back in operation and according to those who claim to know, the opening went smoothly and almost without a hitch. This is good news at a time when the Lynn public schools are dramatically challenged by the need for added revenues and for new schools. A very large number of...

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Obituaries 09-10-2010

September 10, 2010
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Alfred Ferrairo Jr. Mass. General Hospital retiree Alfred G. “Junior” Ferrairo, Jr. of Revere died on August 31. A US Army veteran, he was an ITAM member and a retired employee of Massachusetts General Hospital with 24 years of service. He was the devoted father of Tara Jo Ferrairo of Saugus; loving son of...

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Making a pitch for the bigs – Cory Moore gets a tryout with the Boston Red Sox

August 25, 2010
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Making a pitch for the bigs – Cory Moore gets a tryout with the Boston Red Sox

Lynn’s Cory Moore had a tryout with the Boston Red Sox organization last Tuesday at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, home of the Lowell Spinners. Moore, an all-star pitcher at Curry College, threw 30 pitches in the workout that was watched by high-level Red Sox scouts for the Northeast region. Moore, a 22-year-old right-hander, was...

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Foul odor continues; Garelick being fined – Fined $1,000 a day since August 4

August 25, 2010
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Foul odor continues; Garelick being fined – Fined $1,000 a day since August 4

Garelick Farms has been fined $1,000 everyday since August 4, according to lawyers in the city’s law department. As of Monday the 23rd, Garelick Farms owed the city $19,000 as the result of an order sent to the law department by Mary Ann O’Connor, the direct or of the city’s Health Division. The milk...

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Gold medal dancers

August 25, 2010
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Gold medal dancers

Butler, Brogna lead L’il Phunk Boyz team to USA hip hop title Nashaun Butler and Jevonn Brogna are best friends who let their incredible dance moves do their talking. Butler, 9, a student at Aborn School in Lynn, and Brogan, 12, a student at Beebe School in Malden, recently returned from the International Hip...

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Restaurant Association president says members fighting for survival

August 25, 2010
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The Lynn Restaurant Association and its President Rafael Subero has never publicly or privately strategized or planned for an adult entertainment district in Lynn or for a strip club, according to the association’s legal counsel Fred Riley. “I have represented the restaurant association for more than two years. Of all the meetings that I...

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Garelick Farms

August 25, 2010
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It comes as great news that the city has been fining Garelick Farms $1000 a day since August 4 for allowing a nuisance odor emanating from its sprawling Lynnway plant. The city has finally shown its teeth in all its might and is now threatening to stall or to remove entirely its beverage production...

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Obituaries 08-25-2010

August 25, 2010
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Kenneth Palmer Jr. GE Retiree, active Shriner Kenneth D. Palmer Jr. of Lynn died on August 20. He was 73 years old. He was the husband of 17 years of Gerda (Kleuver) Palmer and of the late Carole A. (Balser) Palmer. Born in Lawrence on September 7, 1936, he was the son of the...

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New England Collegiate Baseball League Champions

August 18, 2010
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New England Collegiate Baseball League Champions

The North Shore Navigators, led by Manager Jeff Waldron of Lynn, celebrate after winning the New England Collegiate Baseball League championship last Tuesday night at Fraser Field.

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The mayor needs to lead the charge

August 18, 2010
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If the city doesn’t immediately act, someone, anyone, can come into Lynn, secure themselves a location with a liquor and entertainment license, and open up shop as a strip club almost overnight. The city would then be forced to issue cease and desist orders – the club owner would immediately seek relief in Superior...

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Mayor contests assertion that suit against Clancy is illegal

August 18, 2010
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Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy says she believes the city’s suit against former Mayor Chip Clancy for extra pay he received and which the city is withholding is neither illegal nor unauthorized. The city is seeking $35,000 in pay that Clancy claims he is owed. The mayor filed a law suit against Clancy in behalf of...

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Strip club possibilities send officials scurrying

August 18, 2010
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A request for information about the feasibility of locating and establishing an adult entertainment facility in Lynn has sparked outrage in a number of quarters throughout the community. It is outrage mixed with surprise. It has led to a special meeting being called by City Council President Tim Phelan in room 402 at 6:00p.m....

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The Lynnway odor conundrum

August 18, 2010
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We have lived the Lynnway odor conundrum for years. While the Daily Item claims the odor problem popped up three months ago, those of us who travel the Lynnway everyday north and south and who shop on the Lynnway know about the stench that has plagued this area for years. It bothers us that...

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Obituaries 08-18-2010

August 18, 2010
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Alan Bockser Of Revere, formerly of Lynn Alan M. Bockser of Revere, formerly of Lynn, died on August 8. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the former husband of Lillian (Greenwald); loving father of Jeffrey Bockser of California and Gary Bockser of Chelsea; cherished son of the late Bennie and...

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Ross Is Boss – Pine Hill graduate wins Lynn Little League Home Run Derby

August 12, 2010
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Ross Is Boss – Pine Hill graduate wins Lynn Little League Home Run Derby

The home run king of Pine Hill is now the home run king of Lynn. Pine Hill Little League’s Anthony Ross, who hit 10 home runs during the regular season, emerged from a dozen of the city’s elite power hitters to win the 2010 Lynn Little League Home Run Derby Friday at Reinfuss Field....

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Mayor’s suit against Clancy illegal Mayor’s suit against Clancy illegal

August 12, 2010
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Mayor’s suit against Clancy illegal Mayor’s suit against Clancy illegal

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy’s has filed a lawsuit in the name of the city against former Mayor Chip Clancy. However, the lawsuit is not allowed under city law. According to the city charter, the lawsuit she has launched against Clancy for back pay he is seeking and the hiring of outside counsel, was initiated...

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Costly smell – Garelick Farms facing $1000 per day fine

August 12, 2010
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Following another sloppy week in which air quality was compromised on the Lynnway, Garelick Farms agreed to make necessary changes to mitigate the odors emanating from its plant or face a $1,000 a day fine. An ultimatum was issued at a Friday meeting between Garelick officials, Department of Environmental Protection officials, Councillor Peter Capano...

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Lynn’s health chief Mary O’Connor Should fine Garelick Farms

August 12, 2010
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Last Friday, Health Department chief Mary O’Connor put it to the folks at Garelick Farms. Get your act together or be fined – and be fined everyday, she told the firm’s leaders in so many words during a heated meeting. She was doing exactly what she’s supposed to do, which is to enforce the...

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The tax free weekend

August 12, 2010
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Get out and buy, buy, buy this weekend. With purchases of $2500 and less, the state tax will not be imposed this weekend for computers, televisions, appliance, et cetera. This is a victory for consumers and for our retailers. Everyone can use a boost. This is the opportunity for that.

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