Boys & Girls Club to honor local leaders

October 13, 2009
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For many adolescent, the transition from childhood to adulthood is a challenging one. This journey requires young people to understand and manage such things as physical changes in their bodies, relationships with authority, friends and members of the opposite sex, greater freedom and responsibility for personal decisions and increased peer pressure. To help make...

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The coming year

October 13, 2009
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Unless our state officials and the watchdogs who follow spending in state government are trying to fool us, it appears that Massachusetts is facing a deficit that might actually reach $1 billion before all is said and done for the next fiscal year. This means that spending, presently, is outdistancing anticipated income, to the...

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Sean Deveney and The Curse

October 13, 2009
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Sean Keveney, formerly of Lynn has been a Sporting News reporter and commentator since 1999. He has reported on dozens of major events, including the NBA Finals, World Series, Super Bowl, the NCAA basketball tournament and the PGA championship. Now he has taken his profession a big step forward. He has recently authored, "The...

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Obituaries – 10/13/09

October 13, 2009
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Richard Grayson Retired Lisbon, NH Chief of Police Richard Grayson of Littleton, N.H., formerly of Chelsea, died on August 16 after a long illness. Born in Chelsea, a member of a well-known Mill Hill family, he was the son of the late Frank and Sarah Grayson. He attended school in Chelsea and graduated from...

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Is life too long? – Lynn group says juvenile life sentences may be too harsh, releases comprehensive report

October 7, 2009
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Is life too long? – Lynn group says juvenile life sentences may be too harsh, releases comprehensive report

By Seth Daniel Using particularly poor judgment, one Massachusetts teen several years ago participated with friends in an armed robbery, and though the teen was unarmed, one friend was armed and killed a man. For being present at the time, and for using such bad judgment, that teen-age moment has now defined the man’s...

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Lynn parents react to the oncoming flu season

October 7, 2009
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Lynn parents react to the oncoming flu season

Since last spring, parents in Lynn have been on alert. The final quarter of last year’s school calendar saw dozens of students home for a quarantine period of at least seven days because of “flu-like” symptoms. This mandatory term left several parents scrambling for childcare, which many were not able to take children with...

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These Rams are on a roll – Cordy’s contingent has sights set on Eastern Mass. title

October 7, 2009
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Maurice Cordy, head coach of the West Lynn Pop Warner ‘B’ team has a youth football powerhouse on his hands. His West Lynn Rams are off to a 4-0 start, an impressive run that includes a 12-6 victory over perennial contender, the Everett Eagles. Cordy played wide receiver and safety at Lynn English High...

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Lynn Cam

October 7, 2009
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Once again, we want to compliment the directors and producers of the programming on Lynn Cam for outstanding work in the interest of the community at large. During a recent viewing of Lynn Cam, we watched with awe, a Girls, Inc. advertisement that was absolutely stunning in message and intent and so wonderfully well...

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Standing firm on the rollback

October 7, 2009
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Mayor Edward Clancy is not about to change his mind about rolling the hours back here of bars and of liquor licenses. He believes, as we believe, the city is a better place with a 1 a.m. closing than a 2 a.m. closing time. Why? Because we don’t believe anyone in their right mind...

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The Patriots

October 7, 2009
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Those of you who thought the Patriots dynasty was done – take another look. Sunday’s victory over Baltimore showed a rejuvenated and very, very tough defense, and shades of greatness in Tom Brady, who finally shot a touchdown pass to Randy Moss. It will only get better as the season moves on.

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Obituaries – 10/6/09

October 7, 2009
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Adriana Ibieta-Hermosilla, 91 Of Haverhill and Revere Adriana Ibieta-Hermosilla of Haverhill and Revere died on October 4. She was in her 91st year. She was the loving mother of Julio Hermosilla and his wife, Lynne, of Haverhill, Gustavo Hermosilla and his wife, Gloria Ibieta Hermosilla, of Lynn and Oriana Hermosilla and her husband, Alex...

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Mayor calls primary results a ‘wake-up call’

October 3, 2009
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Mayor calls primary results a ‘wake-up call’

City Councillor at Large Judith Flanagan- Kennedy’s 200 vote primary write in plurality over incumbent Mayor Edward “Chip” Clancy was a shocker for Clancy – and a shocker as well for Flanagan-Kennedy. “It was a real wake-up call for me. I didn’t get my vote out. Now my campaign team will work to get...

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The Blue Ox makes its presence felt downtown

October 3, 2009
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There is a pulse. And it is strong and healthy. The Blue Ox of Oxford Street is resurrecting the idea that there can be an exciting nightlife in downtown Lynn. Coupling a high-quality but accessible menu with a well-stocked bar, the atmosphere is upscale but unintimidating, a place where you could celebrate an event...

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Signs don’t vote – but they seem to

October 3, 2009
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The city is awash in political signage – a sure sign that politics is still alive in this city. Many, many people question the effectiveness of political signage – and many others abhor it and would like to do away with it. Some believe it is the natural expression of political intent. Others believe...

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To our Jewish neighbors and friends

October 3, 2009
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Monday was Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. This completed the yearly cycle of Jewish Holidays which begins with the New Year on the Jewish calendar. In between The New Year and Yom Kippur, comes a ten day period of penitence. The New Year also marks the moment when God opens the Book of...

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Obituaries – 10/1/09

October 3, 2009
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Gene Arthur Carter Longtime Chelsea resident Gene Arthur Carter died on September 16. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the beloved son of Charlene Carter and the late Gene A. Carter. He spent his childhood and most of his life living in Chelsea and was educated in the local public schools. After high...

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…at High Rock Tower

September 24, 2009
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…at High Rock Tower

There is an observatory in Lynn – an actual observatory where you can view the moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, the craters of the Moon – in downtown Lynn. Believe it or not, the historic High Rock Tower that looms above Essex, High Rock and Rockaway streets houses an impressive 12-inch Meade...

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Clancy primary defeat defines the moment

September 24, 2009
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Councillor-at-Large Judith Flanagan Kennedy’s stunning primary defeat of Mayor Edward “Chip” Clancy was a wake-up call for the mayor and a spectacular win for the woman who would be mayor. Not only did Flanagan Kennedy score 200 votes more than Clancy, but she did it with a write-in campaign, arguably the most difficult type...

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LCHC opens new eye care center

September 24, 2009
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Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC) celebrated the grand opening of its LCHC Eye Care Services during a ceremony on September 15 at the new facility located on the fifth floor at 23 Central Avenue in Lynn. Eye Care Services is an affiliate of the New England Eye Institute and the New England College of...

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The primary results

September 24, 2009
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Lynn voters should be ashamed of themselves, considering only 14 percent of 41,000 registered voters came out to cast a ballot last week. This vote proves that people were largely disinterested in the primary. It also showed that Lynn voters could be motivated for a candidate in a special type situation, which was the...

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Lynn Community Health Center – Eye Care Services opens

September 24, 2009
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The Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC) opened its eye care services center last week. An anonymous donor and start-up funding from Partners Health Care totaling $400,000 made the opening possible. For Lori Abrams Berry, the indomitable executive director of the LCHC, this was a day when a dream came true. The ribbon cutting at...

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Obituaries – 9/23/09

September 24, 2009
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Hilda D’Amico Revere resident Hilda (Taglieri) D’Amico of Revere, beloved wife of the late Aggripino “Joe” D’Amico, died on September 14. She was the devoted mother of Lorna D’Amico of Lynnfield, dear sister of Alfred and Leo Taglieri and the late Jean Falabella, Henry, Emilio and Louis Taglieri, and the beloved aunt of many....

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Lending a helping hand – Student Volunteers Invaluable to Lynn’s My Brother’s Table

September 19, 2009
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Lending a helping hand – Student Volunteers Invaluable to Lynn’s My Brother’s Table

By Sarah Phelan It is very rare to hear a story reported about Lynn teens that doesn’t involve some sort of guns, drugs, or other types of reckless behavior. We don’t hear about students who are not texting as they are driving, or not circulating questionable photographs of their friends, not tagging local homes...

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Dunnigan wins Hill Sportsmanship Award

September 19, 2009
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Dunnigan wins Hill Sportsmanship Award

By Cary Shuman Cullen Dunnigan slugged 20 home runs this season in Wyoma Little League, but it’s his positive and helpful attitude off the field that endears him to his teammates and friends. Cullen, a graduating player from the Wyoma Little League, is the 2009 recipient of the William “Sonny Man” Hill Sportsmanship Award....

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