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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The Red Sox and spring and all other things

April 7, 2010
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The Red Sox come from behind victory over the dreaded Yankees in the season opener Sunday night was the stuff of magic, even of destiny. It gave everyone around here a boost and seemed to bring as well the solid presence of the spring, with the game being played in relative warmth when in...

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English High School student receives $200,000 scholarship

April 7, 2010
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There is no greater compliment to a young student’s abilities and achievement at English High School than receiving a $200,000 full scholarship to Boston University. As a result of receiving one of the top scores in the Boston University Latin Scholarship Competition, Anjeza Beharaj, whose family hails from Albania, has been awarded the Palma...

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Mayor to speak at English

April 7, 2010
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Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy has agreed to be the keynote speaker at the Lynn English High School graduation in June. This will be the mayor’s first major, local commencement address and there is a lot of excitement being generated about it. It will be the first time in the history of the city that...

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Obituaries 04-07-2010

April 7, 2010
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Christine Barrasso North End resident Christine (Guarino) Barrasso of Boston’s North End died on April 1. She was 96 years old. Mrs. Barrasso loved having her family around, especially during the holidays. She will be sadly missed by everyone. Her family wants to thank her nephew Joe Como, his wife, Linda, and their two...

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Lt. Governor Murray in city for veterans

March 31, 2010
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Lt. Governor Murray in city for veterans

Lt. Governor Tim Murray and Secretary of Veterans Services Thomas Kelley will be in Lynn Tuesday as part of a state effort to get out the word about veterans benefits and new provisions of veterans benefits bills that will be important to returning Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans in the future. “The governor and...

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St. John’s Prep’s Zardas has NFL tryout

March 31, 2010
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By: Jennifer Mageary A former star running back from St. John’s Prep is now attracting attention from NFL scouts and agents. Chris Zardas, now a senior fullback at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, had an outstanding season that could be leading to an NFL career for the Wakefield resident. After being medically redshirted...

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DCR on the ball

March 31, 2010
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Once again, kudos go to Department of Conservation and Recreation Director Richard Sullivan. Following the recent storms that pummeled the beaches here, sending sand everywhere, and creating a general mess, DCR employees who care for the beaches were sent out en masse to make things right, again. This is a sign that DCR under...

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Suing the city for bullying

March 31, 2010
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We do not for a moment believe that the family suing the city for $35 million claiming their son was bullied at Brickett School is doing so on merit. We believe the family is hurt that its child was hurt in an unfortunate accident at the school but that their charges as investigated by...

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Obituaries 03-31-2010

March 31, 2010
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Paul McNamara Zimmans Sales Consultant Paul J. McNamara of East Boston, formerly of Lowell, died at home on March 25. He was a lead sales consultant in the custom design department for Zimman’s Fabric Furniture and Decorative Accessories in Lynn and also spent time as a Funeral Assistant for Vertuccio & Smith Funeral Home...

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Lynn hoop stars dazzle – Grassa, Woumn, Byrd shine in All-Star Game

March 23, 2010
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Lynn hoop stars dazzle – Grassa, Woumn, Byrd shine in All-Star Game

It’s a feather in the cap of Lynn basketball that the city had three players selected to compete in the New England All-Star Challenge held Sunday at Springfield College. And Lynn English’s Ryan Woumn and Jarell Byrd and Lynn Classical’s Jasper Grassa showed they belonged in the company of the state’s top players while...

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Bullying suit filed against city

March 23, 2010
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A young Lynn boy apparently confined to a wheelchair as a result of injuries sustained while he was a student at the Brickett School has sued the city for $35 million claiming he was bullied and that his injured spine is the result of an attack that was made upon him while at school....

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