Phelan’s in the big leagues

October 21, 2009
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Phelan’s in the big leagues

I was watching the city councilor at large candidates do their thing on Lynn cable television recently. They were at the Knights of Columbus discussing the issues and making their comments on them. I thought to myself, after listening to all of them – doesn’t Council President Tim Phelan present himself well. He remains...

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Youth Sports

October 21, 2009
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Hole in one for Chris Warren Chris Warren was a Super Bowl quarterback at Lynn English High School and has brought the Lynn Classical softball program to the brink of a Division 1 North sectional championship. But on Saturday, he did something in sports that few achieve: a hole in one. “As a golfer,...

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DCR Commissioner Rick Sullivan meets With Friends of Lynn/Nahant Beach

October 21, 2009
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About 100 residents and a large number of the city’s leading politicians, including Mayor Edward Chip Clancy, attended a meeting last Thursday evening at the Diamond District Inn which featured Department of Conservation and Recreation Rick Sullivan as the main speaker. Sullivan was introduced by Robert Tucker, the president of the beach organization. He...

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The Friends of Lynn/Nahant Beach honor Robert Tucker, Thank Commissioner Sullivan

October 21, 2009
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The Friends of Lynn/Nahant Beach, whom have done so much to act as this city’s emissary to the Department of Conservation and Recreation, presented its President Robert Tucker, the well known former councilor, with a special award for meritorious service at last week’s special meeting at the Diamond District Inn. The award was presented...

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Congressman Tierney’s endorsement for Congressman Capuano

October 21, 2009
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Our Congressman John Tierney is a man to be admired and to be trusted, and so we agree completely with his assessment of Congressman Michael Capuano as his choice to succeed the late Senator Ted Kennedy as our senator from Massachusetts. Capuano’s visit to Lynn over the weekend – where he spoke to a...

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Obituaries – 10-20-09

October 21, 2009
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Ellen Stafford Two term president of Lynn Woman’s Club Ellen (Burrill) Stafford, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, died October 11 of complications from a respiratory illness at the Abbott House in Lynn. She was 80 years old. She attended the Cobbet Elementary School and graduated from Classical High School in 1948. For 28...

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Serious hard ball – Interesting premise at the heart of Lynn native’s new baseball book

October 13, 2009
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Serious hard ball – Interesting premise at the heart of Lynn native’s new baseball book

If Sean Deveney wrote it, people are going to want to read it. Deveney, a Class of 1992 graduate of Lynn English High School and one of the foremost sportswriters in the country, will be at Kelley Greens in Nahant Saturday at 6:30 p.m. to sign copies of his new book, “The Original Curse:...

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Tough talk vs. tough decisions

October 13, 2009
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Tough talk vs. tough decisions

Last week’s debate between the mayoral contenders Judith Flanagan Kennedy and Edward “Chip” Clancy was a modern classic Lynn confrontation between the reigning king of the city and the woman who wants to topple the king so she can be queen. The debate was classic because it pitted the mayor, who has made tough...

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Rohnstock backs Clancy

October 13, 2009
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David Rohnstock has endorsed Mayor Edward “Chip” Clancy and will be supporting him for re-election in November. Rohnstock came in a distant third behind Judith Flanagan Kennedy and the mayor. “Clancy is the better choice. Judith Flanagan Kennedy is a big crap shoot. Just because Clancy isn’t the best doesn’t mean she’ll be any...

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City will receive funds for lead paint projects

October 13, 2009
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding more than $118 million in grants to local projects to conduct a wide range of activities that include eliminating lead hazards in more than 9,000 homes, training workers in lead safety methods and increasing public awareness about childhood lead poisoning. Lead is a...

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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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