A son kills his mother

May 19, 2010
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A Lynn man is on trial for allegedly stabbing his mother to death in a blind rage 2 years ago. We wonder, what type of man kills his mother? Indeed, we know what type of man kills his mother. Such a man is a monster. And what is this man’s excuse? “She wouldn’t help...

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Obituaries 05-19-2010

May 19, 2010
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Marjorie Lloyd Electronics Industry Retiree Marjorie C. (Jackson) Lloyd of Lynn died at the Woburn Nursing Center on May 14 after a long illness. She was 82 years old. Born in Lynn and educated in Lynn Schools, she retired from Analog Devices after a long career in the electronics industry. She was an avid...

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GE plans major demolition at Western Avenue plant site

May 12, 2010
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The Brown and Caldwell Company, representing General Electric in Lynn, has filed papers with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to initiate the review of General Electric’s plans to demolish a 500,000 square foot building known as the Gear Plant. In addition, GE is planning to demolish a saltwater intake wharf, close...

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The Blue Ox and more, perhaps

May 12, 2010
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There is a real success story taking shape and form in this city before our eyes. The Blue Ox is the success story. The Oxford Street eatery – the third inside the same space, but the first to achieve a sense of lasting success – is wowing those locals who came to know the...

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The state’s bullying bill

May 12, 2010
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For public school systems like ours, the state’s bullying bill recently passed and signed into law by the governor, is just one more reason to remain vigilant in the fight against bullying. For quite some time Lynn’s public schools have had a protocol in place to handle bullies and bullying. The new state law...

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The odor heads north

May 12, 2010
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We have to admit that we always feel a bit as though justice is being done when we drive down Lynn Shore Drive heading for Swampscott and the smell is worse in Swampscott than anywhere along the beach in Lynn. This is the way it has been during the early part of spring. We...

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Fila honors colleagues

May 12, 2010
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What a nice time Lynn English Principal Andrew Fila held for his colleagues at the Porthole Pub last week. It is always especially meaningful when colleagues involved in the day to day business of running one of this city’s premier high schools are brought together to celebrate their contribution. This is what Mr. Fila...

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Obituaries 05-12-2010

May 12, 2010
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Anna DePatto Revere resident Anna F. (Falzone) DePatto of Revere died on May 7. The beloved wife of Louis A. DePatto, she was the devoted mother of Kenneth L. and his wife, Sharon, of Saugus, Louis B. and his wife, Janet, of Marshfield, Dana A. of Rome, Italy and the late Stephen J. DePatto;...

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Bathhouse on Lynn-Nahant reservation reopening

May 8, 2010
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Bathhouse on Lynn-Nahant reservation reopening

The Lynn-Nahant Beach Reservation bathhouse – the Ward Bathhouse – is about to come back to use. The long dormant bath house, an eyesore fixture standing in disrepair for almost two decades at the beginning of the beach, is being brought back to life by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. “This is an...

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McGloin pays tribute to Ed ‘Buddy’ Henry

May 8, 2010
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McGloin pays tribute to Ed ‘Buddy’ Henry

Lynn attorney-at-law Lisa McGloin will deliver the eulogy at the funeral Wednesday morning for legendary Bishop Fenwick softball coach Ed “Buddy” Henry, who died Saturday after a lengthy illness. McGloin was a member of Mr. Henry’s softball teams at Bishop Fenwick from 1985 to 1988. She later returned to coach on Mr. Henry’s staff...

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Lynn has redundancy; MWRA doesn’t

May 8, 2010
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The near catastrophic problem created by the failure of a ten-foot in diameter water delivery pipe in Weston has caused nearly 2 million people served by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to go without clean water for almost three days and counting. The pipe has been fixed but now follows days of rigorous testing...

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The water crisis that is not ours

May 8, 2010
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There is a great deal of pride in announcing we are from Lynn for the past three days. The water catastrophe and crisis affecting much of Greater Boston and all of Boston itself at first blush doesn’t concern us. We are not part of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. If we were, we’d be...

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Obituaries 05-08-2010

May 8, 2010
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Virginia Rogers Of Lynn, formerly of East Boston Virginia M (Manzo) Rogers of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, on April 29. The beloved wife of more than 57 Years of George Rogers of Lynn, she was the devoted mother of George Jr of Lynn is also survived by her dear sister Mary Bottaro of...

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Armenian flag raised at city hall

April 30, 2010
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Armenian flag raised at city hall

Keeping with her promise to open up city hall to the city’s many and numerous minorities, Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy last week took part in raising the Armenian Flag in front of Lynn City Hall. Last week’s flag raising was especially symbolic as this week marks the 95th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The Armenian...

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Round Trippers – Gaudet, Bartlett clear the fences at Grace Rogato Field

April 30, 2010
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Round Trippers – Gaudet, Bartlett clear the fences at Grace Rogato Field

It’s an exclusive club for the feat that made Reggie Jackson “Mr. October” and Babe Ruth the greatest legend in all of sports. Classical softball players Fallon Gaudet and Chelsey Bartlett are now part of the Lynn softball home run sorority that has few members: those who have hit the ball out of Grace...

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Nash-Whitaker will speak at Lynn Classical graduation

April 30, 2010
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Keisha Nash-Whitaker will deliver the commencement address at the Lynn Classical High School Class of 2010 graduation ceremony in June. Principal Gene Constantino announced Monday that Nash-Whitaker, an alumna of Classical, a former model, cosmetics company owner, and the wife of Academy Award-winning actor, producer, and director Forest Whitaker, has accepted the school’s invitation...

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Hoffman remembers the late Silvio Cella

April 30, 2010
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Lynn sports broadcaster John Hoffman fondly remembered his family’s relationship with Silvio Cella, longtime Revere High athletic director and football coach, who died on April 14, 2010. Mr. Cella was 87 years old. “Silvio has always been a great friend of the Hoffman family,” said Hoffman. “He helped me with the Hoffman Football Jamboree...

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The advantages of rain

April 30, 2010
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March was one of the wettest months in history. Rainfall, at times, for days on end was torrential. All this rain had an impact on the local water situation, according to Lynn Water and Sewer executive director Daniel F. O’Neill. O’Neill reports that the four reservoir water supply system used by the city is...

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Lynn curfew works

April 30, 2010
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Ordinances generally don’t work as effectively as the curfew ordinance in this city. Passed in 1994, the curfew restricts those 18 and under from being out on the street between midnight and 6 a.m. The curfew is enforced therefore it is real – and not simply an ordinance that means well but is not...

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Obituaries 04-28-2010

April 30, 2010
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Shazi Mataj Electrician Shazi Mataj of Lynn died suddenly at home on April 21. He was 74 years old. After coming from Albania 18 years ago, he was an electrician for various contractors. Born in Albania, the son of the late Salikha (Oopeku) Mataj, he is survived by one son, Tony Mataj of Revere;...

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Mayor’s fundraiser attracts large crowd

April 21, 2010
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Mayor’s fundraiser attracts large crowd

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy celebrated her first 100 days in office with a fundraiser at the Porthole Pub Thursday night which attracted about 200 people. People from all walks of life attended the event, and which included a smattering of city hall officials, elected public officials, and prominent members of the business community who...

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First Lane – Classical swim star Katelyn Kidney will attend Bryant University

April 21, 2010
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Katelyn Kidney is destined for the Lynn Classical High School Hall of Fame one day but she’s still adding to her legacy as one of the city’s greatest female swimmers/athletes of all time. Kidney, the 2010 Lynn Female Swimmer of the Year, will be competing at the highest level of collegiate swimming when she...

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KIPP School building campus like facility

April 21, 2010
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When Josh Zoia came to Lynn about six years ago with the idea of opening a KIPP School, nearly every door that he had to get through was closed in order for him to achieve his dream come true. Six years later, Zoia has announced that the KIPP Academy, which has enjoyed local success,...

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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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