And that’s the way it was… – The noted author Gore Vidal has said that fiction is truth. In the fictional recreation of the day JFK died by Joshua Resnek that follows, fiction is indeed, truth.

November 22, 2010
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And that’s the way it was… – The noted author Gore Vidal has said that fiction is truth. In the fictional recreation of the day JFK died by Joshua Resnek that follows, fiction is indeed, truth.

I first met Walter Cronkite in the early afternoon, November 22, 1963. I was 13 years old. We met briefly on the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. I was a newly minted freshman at Ocean City High School, built high on a hill overlooking the Atlantic in 1912...

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Lynn man held without bail in attack on great-grandmother

November 22, 2010
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The Lynn great-grandmother who was allegedly beaten and bludgeoned by a purse snatcher is recovering from her ordeal – with much of those who have heard of her story shocked at the crime but left uplifted by her positive attitude. Mrs. Geneva Sozanski, 89, who was beaten outside her Eastern Avenue home, said Friday...

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Water main break on Lynnway repaired; flooding causes havoc

November 22, 2010
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Lynners using the Lynnway were treated to yet another disastrous traffic tie-up Friday when a 10 inch water main broke underneath the Lynnway by Shephard Street, causing a sinkhole to drop the road level in the immediate area about a half foot, closing businesses and the roadway as well. By Sunday, the sinkhole and...

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Thanksgiving 2010

November 22, 2010
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Everything about our lives and about the well-being of our nation has been put in question by the nagging recession that has cost so many jobs and our belief in the banking system and even our belief in our ability as a nation to overcome economic adversity. With Thanksgiving upon us, we agree there...

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Obituaries 11-22-2010

November 22, 2010
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John Mansfield Lynn resident John G. Mansfield of Lynn, formerly of Ipswich, died on November 19. He was 64 years old. A US Marine veteran of the Vietnam Era, he had had been employed for more than 10 years as a transportation manager for the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. He previously worked for...

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Combined Properties leases space for new Work Out World in Lynn

November 15, 2010
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Combined Properties leases space for new Work Out World in Lynn

Special to the Journal Combined Properties, Inc. (CPI) has signed a lease with City Fitness, Inc. for 48,000 square feet of space at 420 The Lynnway/Route 1A, in Lynn, Massachusetts. Roberto Pereyra, President of City Fitness Inc., will open a brand new Work Out World at the recently leased property. Work Out World is...

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Barton announces for city council

November 15, 2010
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Barton announces for city council

Gordon “Buzzy” Barton, one of this city’s most popular and durable public figures, officially announced his candidacy for an at-large city council seat last week at the Port Hole Pub. Before a throng of supporters and friends, Barton said he had been thinking about running for quite some time. “This is the right time,”...

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Mayor is minutiae expert

November 15, 2010
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Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy has developed the reputation of remaining aloof and appearing rather ambiguous about great and small issues. But when she stops to look closely, and to peruse projects nearly completed by others, no matter how well meaning the project, the mayor’s scrutiny usually leads to a change in plans. Take the city’s...

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St, Mary’s star Faieta sign with Stonehill College

November 15, 2010
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Tori Faieta, one of the most outstanding female basketball players in Lynn history and an inspiration to student-athletes everywhere, signed a national letter of intent to attend Stonehill College during a ceremony Monday afternoon at St. Mary’s High School. Faieta, a 6-foot-2-inch senior captain at St. Mary’s, signed the official documents for admission and...

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The Lynn Auditorium is the place to be

November 15, 2010
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With a succession of great acts gracing the stage of the Lynn Memorial Auditorium recently including even the great tenor Julio Iglesias, who will be appearing there soon, has given rise to the auditorium as a happening place for real time, real life entertainment. Under the stewardship of Jamie Marsh, the auditorium has become...

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Tori Faieta

November 15, 2010
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We want to congratulate St. Mary’s High School senior Tori Faieta on her decision to attend Stonehill College. Faieta received a full scholarship from the outstanding institution as a result of her athletic and academic achievements at St. Mary’s. She is a terrific young lady who has overcome the adversity of severe hearing loss....

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Obituaries 11-15-2010

November 15, 2010
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Stephen Connors Died suddenly by accident Stephen R. Connors died suddenly by accident on November 12. He was 57 years old. An employee of Papa Gino’s in Melrose for more than 10 years, he enjoyed both fishing and bowling. He was the beloved son of Irene V. (Mahoney) Connors of Melrose and the late...

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Miss Massachusetts visits St. Mary’s High School

November 8, 2010
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Miss Massachusetts visits St. Mary’s High School

Loren Galler Rabinowitz, Miss Massachusetts 2010, visited St. Mary’s High School Monday and talked about her experience in the Miss America scholarship program. From left are St. Mary’s seniors Ian Grocki, Pat Hogan, Chris Leone, Kristin Moccia, Sarah Flanagan, Miss Massachusetts Loren Galler Rabinowitz, Tayla Fernandez, Courtney Carey, Michael Campbell, Paul Bedard, and D.J....

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Friends roast legendary comedian Bob Seibel

November 8, 2010
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Friends roast legendary comedian Bob Seibel

Bob Seibel will be 69 years old on Thanksgiving and Sunday night he was roasted like a turkey. And the beloved comedian seemed to enjoy every one of the needles and barbs that his colleagues in show business directed at him during a two-hour laughfest and lovefest at The Comedy Club at Cheers in...

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Lynners go for Patrick and Democrats in election

November 8, 2010
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When push came to shove, Lynn voters chose Democrats over Republicans in almost every instance on the ballot in balloting last Tuesday. Voting the person instead of the economic policy, Governor Deval Patrick stopped a bid by Swampscott businessman Charlie Baker. Patrick won an impressive victory here beating our next door neighbor 11,436 to...

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Buzzy Barton puts a twist on the upcoming race

November 8, 2010
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The entrance of Buzzy Barton into the At-Large mix changes the face of that upcoming race. Barton is on the rise. He is in with the mayor, and even if she doesn’t have the power to propel him, there are enough Flanagan-Kennedy supporters who all worked to get rid of Chip Clancy who will...

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The governor’s victory

November 8, 2010
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In a working class city such as ours, the governor’s campaign message resonated. His plea to voters was to help people who need it, to treat people as human beings not as numbers on a Charlie Baker spread sheet. The strategy worked. The governor won and Baker’s ambition to cause a lot of hurt...

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Congrats to Donald Wong

November 8, 2010
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He’s one of the few Republicans to be swept into local office here on the coattails of a great Democratic sweep. He’s Donald Wong, the newly elected Representative from Saugus who will be representing Lynnfield Street and its environs. He won a close race against Rep. Mark Falzone, who will be re-entering what former...

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Obituaries 11-08-2010

November 8, 2010
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Helen Clay Maine resident Helen M. Clay, of Freedom, Maine died at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta Campus, on October 7. She was 57 years old. She was born January 10, 1953 in Peabody, daughter of Norbert Landry and Rita (LaFrance) Landry. She was the daughter of he late, Norbert Landry; sister of the...

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‘Classical downs Revere on the road with ease, 43-27, on Oct. 29, 2010; Moves to 7-1 on the year.

November 2, 2010
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‘Classical downs Revere on the road with ease, 43-27, on Oct. 29, 2010; Moves to 7-1 on the year.

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The Local Chapter – NSCC health counselor Al-Chokhachy will speak about her new book Nov. 3

November 1, 2010
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The Local Chapter – NSCC health counselor Al-Chokhachy will speak about her new book Nov. 3

Elissa Al-Chokhachy, a health care counselor at North Shore Community College in Lynn, will be talking about her new book, Miraculous Moments: True Stories Affirming That Life Goes On, on Wednesday, November 3 at 7 p.m. inside the Thomas McGee Gymnasium on the NSCC campus. Al-Chokhachy’s book is a compilation of 88 stories from...

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Communication problems between the Mayor and the City Council

November 1, 2010
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When you ask around the city about former Cemetery Superintendent James Barr almost everyone says the same things about him. He is described as a sometimes difficult man, gruff in nature, but dedicated to his city job and helpful to all those who asked. Council President Tim Phelan said Barr was a tireless city...

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Kipp School project opposed by two groups

November 1, 2010
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Two groups are attempting to stop the KIPP Academy from buying the VFW Post 507 property on High Rock Street in an attempt to stop Kipp from building there. Kipp announced some months ago that they would be buying the defunct VFW Post property and would be building a $25 million educational facility that...

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Classical boys soccer team claims NEC championship

November 1, 2010
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The Lynn Classical boys soccer team claimed the Northeastern Conference South Division championship with a 2-0 victory over Lynn English in the season finale at Manning Field. It’s the first conference soccer title for Lynn Classical since the school won back-to-back crowns in 1975 and 1976. The Rams, led by fourth-year head coach Joseph...

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