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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Ban pit bulls

March 23, 2010
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Now that yet another resident of the this city has been mauled by a pit bull, I wonder, what purpose exactly do pit bull terriers serve for the owners? More importantly, what service do they serve for us, the residents of his city? The answer in both cases is nothing. Pit bulls by their...

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The health care bill

March 23, 2010
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There are among us in this sprawling city where we live thousands of residents and younger people who do not have health insurance. There are also those among us who have lost everything to the health system because a loved one needed expensive health care – and so a home was taken or a...

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Saturday’s warmth

March 23, 2010
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Last Saturday’s warmth, with the temperature rising into the low 70’s, set off one of the most enjoyable early spring days we can recall. We were in our gardens and backyards. We were down the beach. We used the grill for the first time since winter began. By Sunday, the warm streak that lasted...

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Obituaries 03-24-2010

March 23, 2010
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Richard O’Connell Lynn resident Richard D. O’Connell of Lynn died suddenly on March 16 at Union Hospital. He was 59 years old. Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late John D. and Ruth (Keefe) ‘Connell. He attended Cambridge schools and was a US Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He...

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Lady Spartans win third straight title

March 19, 2010
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Lady Spartans win third straight title

The St. Mary’s High School girls hockey team left no doubt that it is the No. 1 team in Massachusetts, skating to a convincing 7-2 victory over Woburn in the Division 1 final Sunday night at the TD Garden in Boston. Senior captain Courtney White and junior forward Sabrina Iannetti each scored two goals...

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Harrington and Connery School principals to be replaced by superintendent

March 19, 2010
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In a stunning move representing the school department’s desire to undo the failing problems at two major Lynn schools – Harrington and Connery – School Superintendent Catherine Latham has announced she will be replacing the principals of those schools. In a letter posted on the School Department Web site, the superintendent said she would...

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Congratulations to the state champions

March 19, 2010
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The St. Mary’s School Girls Hockey Team won its third state championship in a row Sunday night at TD Garden in Boston. This is an incredible achievement given the capabilities of so many teams that the St. Marys Girls competed against in the state. We want to congratulate head coach Frank Pagliuca, Assistant coaches...

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Turning around the Harrington and Connery Schools

March 19, 2010
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It is easier said than done – that is – turning around the failing Harrington and Connery Schools. The teachers haven’t failed. It is the leadership that has failed. We urge the superintendent of schools to come out of the box in searching for solutions to this chronic and nagging problem. If she tries...

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Irishman of the Year

March 19, 2010
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Richard McGuinness is this year’s Friendly Knights of St. Patrick Irishman of the Year. Like his father before him, he is an educator and a former baseball coach at Lynn English. His four children are all college graduates. This is a great guy who has lived a charmed life – and to him –...

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Obituaries 03-17-2010

March 19, 2010
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Tudina ‘Trudy’ Misiano, 86 Revere resident Tudina M. “Trudy” (Paglierani) Misiano of Revere died on March 12. She was 86 years old. A lifelong resident of Revere, she worked along with her husband in the family shoe business. She was the beloved wife of the late Savino “Salvy” Misiano; devoted mother of Robert Misiano...

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Vito’s Pizzeria celebrates grand opening

March 11, 2010
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Vito’s Pizzeria celebrates grand opening

Vito’s Pizzeria (formerly Pizza Plus), 778 Summer Street in Lynn celebrated their grand opening on Monday, March 1. The LACC Ambassador Committee and Mayor Judy Flanagan Kennedy welcomed owners David and Laura Salvo (center with scissors) to the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce and the City. Vito’s offers hand tossed Italian pizza. They prepare...

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Forward progress – Iannetti nets hat trick as St. Mary’s advances to Division 1 State final

March 11, 2010
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Fame arrives quickly in the State Tournament. You do something really special in a big game – like scoring a hat trick – and then you open up your Globe and your Herald the next day and there are your personal quotes and a photo of you celebrating a goal. Sabrina Iannetti, come on...

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Mayor releases funds previously withheld

March 11, 2010
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Mayor releases funds previously withheld

Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy has released final payments to former staffers who worked for Mayor Edward Chip Clancy following an investigation into the validity of the payments that were ordered. “I inherited shoddy files and so I withheld payment until such time that determinations could be made,” the mayor said. She said the vacation and...

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Mayor unveils world class flag schedule

March 10, 2010
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The multi-cultural aspects of the ever changing city of Lynn is now being reflected in the flags being flown from the pole in city hall square. According to Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy, that flagpole will become Lynn’s link with the world outside of the city in the weeks and months to come. In that spirit,...

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Failing schools are about failing administrations

March 10, 2010
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News from the state last week that the Harrington and Connery elementary schools are failing came as no surprise to those of us with younger children who never have placed our children in such facilities. First and foremost, the facilities themselves doom children who enter them as they give the look and the feel...

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Obituaries 03-10-2010

March 10, 2010
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John Chandler US Postal retiree, worked at West Lynn Smoke Shop and Nadworny Funeral Home, Pastoral Assistant, Eucharistic Minister and member of many organizations John R. Chandler of Lynn died at Salem Hospital on March 6 after a brief illness. He was 78 years old. He was a US Postal Worker in South Boston...

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Driving force: Ferrari keys St. Mary’s team

March 4, 2010
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Driving force: Ferrari keys St. Mary’s team

Kirsten Ferrari would be making headlines on almost any other team but the St. Mary’s High School junior has been content this season making everyone around her a better player and her team a contender for the state championship. Ferrari, the starting point guard on the St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team, had...

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Cowdell says wire relocation could begin May1

March 4, 2010
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James Cowdell, the city’s development man extraordinaire, said that a historic moment is set to strike for the city. “The crux of the matter – the power lines on the Lynnway development property – are about to be moved. We’re on the cusp of relocating those power lines,” he said. Cowdell, Executive Director of...

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