Obituaries 06-17-2010

June 17, 2010
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Linda Coppola Lynn resident Linda M. (Forgione) Coppola of Lynn, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on June 10. She was the loving mother of Nicole Raukohl and her husband, Jonathan, of South Boston, Robert Coppola of Wakefield and Tayla Fiore of Lynn; beloved daughter of Anthony Forgione of Lynn and the late...

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Governor Patrick on triumphant Lynn tour

June 10, 2010
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Governor Patrick on triumphant Lynn tour

Govenor Deval Patrick began his day at the Lynn Health Center, moved on to Bridgewell – Lynn Mental Health Center on Boston Street and closed the circle at Lynn/Nahant Beach. In all three visits to locations either being expanded or rehabbed with the aid of state funding, Patrick was met with cheers and positive...

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Phelan takes emergency action after bloody pit bull maulings

June 10, 2010
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Two brutal and bloody pit bull maulings that took place over the Memorial Day weekend in Lynn have led City Council President Tim Phelan to seek an immediate amendment to the City’s Dog Ordinance. Phelan’s amendment seeks to place added restrictions on pit-bull ownership in the city by increasing fines and providing for impounding...

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Drewicz kindergarten students excel in US census poster contest

June 10, 2010
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The kindergarten students in Pam Laramie’s class at the Drewicz School are certainly making a good ac-count of themselves in the ongoing U.S. census effort. Not only are they learning about the federal population count that takes place every 10 years, they’re drawing upon their other budding artistic skills as well. The 24 students...

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The re-opening of the Ward Bath House

June 10, 2010
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It was a fine day for the Lynn/Nahant Beach Reservation as the governor cut the ribbon with members of the Ward Family celebrating the opening of the Ward Bath House. In modern times, no governor has done more for the beach through his designees than Governor Deval Patrick. No DCR Commissioner – and in...

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The Friends of Lynn/Nahant Beach

June 10, 2010
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We also wish to thank the members and the leadership of the Friends of the Lynn/Nahant Beach for their amazing efforts during the past three years to get the job done. President Robert Tucker has done a fabulous job with the membership of this neighborhood group. Not enough can be said about the effect...

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Obituaries 06-09-2010

June 10, 2010
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Paul Cunneen Malden resident Paul R. Cunneen of Malden died on June 4. He was the beloved fiancee of Sandie Giordano of Lynn; devoted father of Joseph Cunneen and Robert Wilson, both of Malden; loving son of Lorraine (Dulong) Cunneen and the late Paul F. Cunneen; dear brother of James Cunneen and his wife,...

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City facing real time budget realities; mayor trying to avoid layoffs

June 5, 2010
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The city is facing a moment of truth as Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy is making every effort to avoid layoffs during a budget season when there is less money around than last year. The raecession and everything else affecting the local economy has caused the mayor to strip away whatever she can in order to...

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Barroom politics

June 5, 2010
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Former Mayor Chip Clancy took major heat from the city’s bar owners and many others in that sphere when he turned back the clock on the bar rooms and set closing time at 1:00 a.m. Now there is talk making the rounds in city circles that Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy may be considering a turn...

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Patrol plan will benefit beachgoers in Lynn, Nahant

June 5, 2010
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State Police officials at Revere Beach have announced a comprehensive plan to patrol that Beach this summer, and those resources will spill over to beaches in Lynn and Nahant. The days of depleted staffing at the area’s beaches isn’t quickly forgotten, but State Police officials last week said to forget the past and look...

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Spartans win Holland Tournament

June 5, 2010
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It was a battle between the St. Mary’s Spartans and the Lynn Classical Rams during the championship game of this year’s Holland Tournament, but the Spartans triumphed over the Rams 9-4. The Spartans’ Samantha Kiley had an impressive game, striking out four and walking five. Backed by solid defense and clutch hits from her...

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Bullies have no place in Lynn schools

June 5, 2010
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The Lynn School Department is to be praised for its proactive and correct effort to implement a legal and just protocol to be used against those who bully other students. Bullying can’t be legislated away. In other words, we can’t simply make laws that cause it to be illegal and then expect that bullying...

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Baker at the Porthole

June 5, 2010
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Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker, everyone’s favorite Republican, came to the Porthole Restaurant for an early morning Lynn Chamber of Commerce breakfast. He is an appealing sort – a good looking, tall, Harvard guy who made a fortune in the health care business, served for a time as a state cabinet secretary, and who would...

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Obituaries 06-02-2010

June 5, 2010
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Anthony Zizza Jr. Revere resident Anthony M. Zizza Jr. of Revere died on May 27. He was 65 years old. He was the son of the late Anthony M. and Lillian (Penta) Zizza Sr., father of Anthony M. III and his wife, Serena (Masciari) Zizza, of Revere, grandfather of Angelica Maria Zizza, of Revere,...

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Kimber claims NEC hurdles title

May 26, 2010
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Kimber claims NEC hurdles title

Lynn English senior Ricky Kimber waited 365 days for another shot at the Northeastern Conference 400-meter outdoor hurdles title. Kimber had stumbled during last year’s race and settled for third place overall. That’s why the stakes were so high for Kimber as he approached the starting line in the NEC Meet Saturday at Manning...

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Lynn’s Relay for Life Walk set for June 4 at Red Rock Park

May 26, 2010
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Lynn’s Relay for Life Walk set for June 4 at Red Rock Park

The Lynn “Relay for Life Walk” will be held on June 4,5, 2010 at Red Rock Park. This annual community event includes over 33 returning teams, 75+ survivors and their families along with hundreds of friends, all walking for the fight against cancer. Over 1000 people enjoy the “Relay by the Sea” each year...

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Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2010
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The weekend that signals the official beginning of the summer of 2010 is upon us. We have no idea what this summer will hold for all of us, for our nation, or for the community of man. After all, it is impossible to know what lies ahead. The holiday memorializing America’s battlefield dead as...

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Defense Department savings tied to cuts at River Works?

May 26, 2010
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There is talk inside the Defense Department, and among those in Congress who control military spending that production of jet engines may be cut back – and if so- jet engine building in Lynn at General Electric will most likely be effected. We have heard this talk before but it has never sounded so...

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Memorial Day Ceremony

May 26, 2010
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On Tuesday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m., the Director of the city’s Veterans Affairs Office Mike Sweeney has invited everyone who wishes to attend the first Memorial Day Ceremony in the newly refurbished Veterans Memorial Auditorium at City Hall. Musical performances will be given by The Lynn Public School Band and Tenor Brian Landry....

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Obituaries 05-26-2010

May 26, 2010
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Paul Centofanti Orient Heights resident Paul P. Centofanti of Orient Heights East Boston died by accident on May 18. A US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, he was the beloved husband of Sonya (Kenney) Centofanti; father of Lisa Polito and Tara Leary, both of Lynn, Andrea Centofanti of Revere and Mallory S. Hanley;...

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Lynn Shore LL opts out of District 16 Tournament

May 19, 2010
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Lynn Shore Little League will opt out of participating in the 2010 District 16 All-Star Tournament due to dwindling numbers in the Major League division and league officials not wanting to cut short the regular season. The District 16 Tournament brings together teams from each of the leagues in the district including Lynn’s five...

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Lynn man on trial for killing mother

May 19, 2010
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A Lynn man who stabbed his mother to death in Revere almost 2 years ago is set to stand trial in Suffolk Superior Court. Jury selection is set to begin this week. Corey Roche of Lynn, 25, is charged with first degree murder in the death of his mother, 42 year old Lisa Bryson...

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1985 ruling indicates Lynn ZBA has been incorrectly appointed

May 19, 2010
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It started out with Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy looking for what she thought would be a simple answer to a simple question. It turns out it was not so simple. While reviewing the makeup of several city boards and commissions, the mayor discovered that the term of one of the members of the Zoning...

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Raw Arts rules

May 19, 2010
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Those of us familiar with the good work done by the great folks at Raw Arts saw it up close at their annual celebration held last week at the Raw Arts building in Central Square. It was a fabulous exhibition of what Raw Arts does best – which is to instill in its art...

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