For the Future of Lynn Soccer:Moreno Family Leads Lynn United Team

April 7, 2016
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For the Future of Lynn Soccer:Moreno Family Leads Lynn United Team

  By Cary Shuman Eric Moreno Sr. and his son, Eric Moreno Jr., have big plans for the current Lynn soccer community and for future players who hope to take their games beyond high school. Moreno Sr., who still plays competitively in the Salem Over-40 Division 1 league, is the head coach of the...

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Save Our Public Schools Issues statement on Council Resolution

April 7, 2016
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The Save Our Public School organization released the following statement in response to the Lynn City Council’s Resolution on Charter Schools Tuesday night: “We applaud the Lynn City Council for its leadership in opposing this ballot question that will do irreparable damage to the best public schools of any state in the nation. The...

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Sons of Italy Meat Bingo Set for April 10

April 7, 2016
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Join us for the 5th annual meat bingo sponsored by the Santa Famiglia Lodge, Sunday April 10, 2016 from 1 to 3:30 pm in the Holy Family Church hall, Bessom Street – Lynn. This exciting and fast moving game will keep you on the edge of your seat with lots of chances to win....

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In the Mood, A 1940s Big Band Musical, at Lynn Memorial Auditorium April 29

April 7, 2016
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To the delight of fans of American Big Bands and the Big Band era, the brassy, all-singing, all-dancing and all-American 1940s musical IN THE MOOD (www.inthemoodlive.com) celebrates 22 years on the road with a new U.S. tour visiting 60 cities for 125 performances including one show at Lynn Memorial Auditorium on April 29 at...

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Jonathan Boudreau Wins Easter Sunday Classic

April 1, 2016
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Jonathan Boudreau Wins Easter Sunday Classic

By Cary Shuman There is no stopping Jonathan Boudreau in the world of candlepin bowling. The 20-year-old Lynn resident affirmed the growing belief that he is the best bowler in the sport by taking home the prestigious Easter Sunday Classic championship trophy at Leda Lanes, in Nashua, N.H. Boudreau prevailed over a field of...

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Mullins Receives Courage Award from Board 130 Basketball Officials

April 1, 2016
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Mullins Receives Courage Award from Board 130 Basketball Officials

By Cary Shuman IAABO Board 130 honored Lynn resident and longtime basketball referee Bob “Moona” Mullins with its James Young Courage Award at the group’s annual Awards Dinner Tuesday at the Danversport Yacht Club. Paul Halloran, former Board 130 president, chronicled Mullins’s illness, subsequent kidney transplant surgery and rehabilitation, and his courageous return to...

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St Mary’s Boys Basketball will Opt Up to Division 3 Next Season

April 1, 2016
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By Cary Shuman The St. Mary’s High School boys basketball program, fresh off winning the Division 4 state championship, will opt up for placement in Division 3 next season. The Spartans, led by coach David Brown, defeated Maynard, 61-52, in the Division 4 state title game March 19 at Springfield College. In the days...

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Lynn Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Identity Theft

April 1, 2016
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A Lynn tax preparer pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on March 24 in Boston in connection with a scheme to file fraudulent tax returns without her clients’ knowledge and pocket the excess refunds. Claudia Carredano, 46, pleaded guilty to a criminal Information charging her with one count of wire fraud and one count...

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St Mary’s Claims State Basketball Title

March 25, 2016
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St Mary’s Claims State Basketball Title

By Cary Shuman There are 351 cities and towns in the state and more than 300 member schools in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. Each March only four teams have the honor of leaving the basketball court with the Massachusetts state championship trophy in hand. The St. Mary’s High School boys basketball team earned...

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An Electric State Final:Franklin Edges St Mary’s in Double OT

March 25, 2016
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An Electric State Final:Franklin Edges St Mary’s in Double OT

By Cary Shuman The heart and character of the 2015-16 St. Mary’s High School boys hockey team can never be questioned. Twice facing two-goal deficits in the Division 1 state championship game and when a lesser group could have folded in the spotlight, coach Mark Lee’s Spartans staged a thrilling comeback to tie the...

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Obama in Cuba

March 25, 2016
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The decision by President Obama to open the diplomatic doors to Cuba and begin the process of bringing that nation into the modern world acknowledges something that has been a reality for decades: the Cold War is over. Yes, the dictatorial regime of the Castro brothers is antithetical to the democratic values we espouse....

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Happy Easter

March 25, 2016
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It’s hard to believe that another Easter already is upon us. Not only does Easter come early this year, but Monday’s snowstorm hardly seemed Easter-like. But regardless of what Mother Nature has in store for us, Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be here this week, and those of the Christian faith will begin...

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Sports 03-22-2016

March 25, 2016
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Maynard meets Megatron Jr. Calvin Johnson follows father’s script in title game By Cary Shuman When Maynard High School basketball coach Paul Howes looked at the St. Mary’s roster, he recognized a familiar name. Howes was the coach of the 1993 Maynard team that lost to Lynn Classical in the state finals. One of...

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St.Mary’s Edges Cathedral for Emass Crown

March 17, 2016
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St.Mary’s Edges Cathedral for Emass Crown

By Cary Shuman The St. Mary’s High School boys basketball team defeated Cathedral, 65-64, in dramatic fashion in the Eastern Mass. final Monday at the TD Garden. Matthew Cross, a 6-foot-6-inch eighth grader, scored the winning basket with two seconds left after receiving an inbounds pass from senior Joseph Fama. St. Mary’s coach David...

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Market Basket of the Future:Developer Begins Excavation of Former Factory of the Future Site

March 17, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Swampscott resident and developer Charles Patsios was joined by Lynn Mayor Judith Flangan Kennedy on Monday, as an excavating machine begin the work tearing down the walls of the once state-of-the-art General Electric (GE) manufacturing facility dubbed the “Factory of the Future.” The building, which had basically sat empty since...

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Cyr,Coppinger Preparing Runs for Essex Sheriff

March 17, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. At the rate things are going in the race to succeed outgoing Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins, there could wind up being more candidates for Sheriff than Republican presidential candidates. Lynn City Councilor Darren Cyr and Lynn Police Chief Kevin Coppinger each declared their intentions to run last week in...

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Lynn Becomes First City in Mass to be Certified as Effectively Eliminating Veterans’ Homelessness

March 17, 2016
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Lynn has become the first city in Massachusetts to be certified by the federal government as having effectively eliminated homelessness among veterans. The official announcement confirming the certification was held in a ceremony Tuesday at the Lynn Museum. The certification comes from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, the Department of Housing and Urban...

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Sports 03-15-2016

March 17, 2016
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Lynn Jr./Sr. Little League softball to begin this spring By Joyce Erekson Softball season is knocking at the door and with it comes the debut of a new league for 13-16 year-old girls. Registration is still being accepted for the new Lynn Junior/Senior Little League softball program that will be run out of Wyoma...

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A Good Fight

March 11, 2016
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A Good Fight

The St. Mary’s girls’ basketball team faced a tough opponent in Bishop Fenwick on Tuesday night, March 8, and ended up losing. The loss ended a very successful season for the team, which saw very notable victories over several tournament teams. Pictured, Kayla Carter drives for a layup.

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Curran Hopes to Launch Lynn Community Fund

March 11, 2016
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Curran Hopes to Launch Lynn Community Fund

By Cary Shuman Tom Curran grew up in Lynn and graduated from Lynn Classical High School. The former North Shore regional fundraising director for the United Way of Mass Bay, Curran was inducted in to the Boys and Girls Club of Lynn’s Hall of Fame in 2000. Curran, 71, also served as the executive...

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Extra Credit:St Mary’s Aces NEASC Test

March 11, 2016
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Extra Credit:St Mary’s Aces NEASC Test

St. Mary’s High School spent the better part of two years in a reaccreditation process with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, conducting a thorough self-study in advance of an October visit from a NEASC committee charged with evaluating the school in 15 areas. While school leaders were confident they did everything...

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Hill Top:Classical Standout Completes Four-Year Hoop Career

March 11, 2016
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Hill Top:Classical Standout Completes Four-Year Hoop Career

By Joyce Erekson When it comes to tournament time it’s a one-game season. A loss and you go home. For the underclassmen on the court there’s always next year, but for seniors like Chenysse Hill, a guard on the Classical High girls basketball, it means the end of a high school career. Hill saw...

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Lynn Teen Arraigned on Murder Charge in Chelsea Shooting:Suspect Held Without Bail, Back in Court on April 8

March 11, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. A 16-year old Lynn teen ager, Emmanuel Marrero, was arraigned this week on charges of murder, armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, following an early morning party in Chelsea, that erupted into gunfire Sunday morning, March 6. According to investigators and the...

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Letter to the Editor

March 11, 2016
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Lynn Community Fund To The Editor The time has come to establish the Lynn Community Fund, which would provide grants to Lynn nonprofit organizations to support new, innovative and collaborative projects aimed at improving the quality of life for the city’s residents now and in the years ahead. Lynn had such an organization, but...

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