Be Sure to Vote Tuesday

November 3, 2017
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Tuesday, Nov. 7, marks municipal Election Day in cities and towns across Massachusetts. Although the turmoil and generally crazy state of affairs on the national level has distracted all of us from what is going on in our own backyards, every voter must refocus their attention on the election of local officials whose actions...

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Spartans Open Up Division Playoffs with 44-0 Victory

November 3, 2017
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By Joe Kasper The St. Mary’s football team continued their dominance last Friday night with a 44-0 home game win over Manchester Essex/Rockport, in the first round of the MIAA Division 7 North playoffs. With 11 returning seniors, the Spartans are looking for revenge after a heartbreaking lost to East Bridgewater last year in...

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Lynn Boys and Girls Club Steak and Burger Dinner

October 27, 2017
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Lynn Boys and Girls Club Steak and Burger Dinner

The Bastarache family – Award recipient Dr. Raymond Bastarache, Mackie Bastarache, Gus Haywood, Kerry Haywood, Molly Haywood, Max Haywood, David Palmer, Chris Haywood, Marc Bastarache, and Abby Driscoll.

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Gravely is Still Running Strong:Tech Star Receives Rick Drislane Award

October 27, 2017
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Gravely is Still Running Strong:Tech Star Receives Rick Drislane Award

By Cary Shuman When Steffan Gravely scored the first touchdown of his football career in his Pop Warner days, his mother, Shenequa White, ran all 80 yards with him on the sidelines. Though she’s still in attendance at every game, the proud mom now watches the games from the bleachers. She was at Breakheart...

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Lynn City Council Hears Presentation on Becoming a Green Community

October 27, 2017
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By John Lynds Ward One City Councilor Wayne Lozzi brought in Neil Duffy of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources to brief the Lynn City Council how it can become a Green Community at Tuesday’s meeting. In September, the Council voted unanimously to adopt the Lynn City Council’s Education and Environmental Committee’s recommendation to...

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Communication from Her Honor the Mayor

October 27, 2017
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At Tuesday night’s meeting the Lynn City Council also unanimously approved several appointments by Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy. Aaron Liberto was appointed to the Lynn Cultural Council.  His term is effective immediately and will expire on December 31, 2020. Kirirath “AJ” Saing was reappointed to the Economic Development Industrial Corporation Board.  Saing’s term is...

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Lynn Boys and Girls Club Steak and Burger Dinner Iarrobino, Magranesnd, Bastarache Receive Major Awards

October 27, 2017
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When growing up the Lynn Boys and Girls Club was the place to be associated with either after school or on a Saturday. It was the place where fun and activities were offered to the youth. The staff at the Boys and Girls Club teaches character building, respect and responsibility ,along with leadership skills...

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Enjoy A Happy and Safe Halloween

October 27, 2017
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Although mischief and vandalism on Halloween has been on the decline in recent years compared to what the parents and grandparents of today’s youngsters experienced in the past, it still is incumbent on every parent to make sure that their children — especially teenagers — do not engage in lawless activity and are home...

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Sports 10-24-2017

October 27, 2017
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Spartan football gears up for playoff run By Joe Kasper The St. Mary’s Spartans of Lynn will be getting ready for the opening round of the playoffs that begin this Friday night at Manning Bowl (5 p.m.). The Spartans are set to take on the Manchester Essex/Rockport Hornets (3-4). After going undefeated for the...

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Meadowlarks Annual Dinner at Knights of Columbus

October 21, 2017
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Meadowlarks Annual Dinner at Knights of Columbus

By Patrick Gecoya In 1946, the Meadowlarks organization was formed to bring back the individuals who grew up at the Meadows behind Lynn English High School, now known as Memorial Park. Before World War II, many youngsters gathered at the Meadows from early morning to late afternoon playing pick-up baseball and football games. Players...

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Pickering School to Receive New Woodworking Lab

October 21, 2017
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By Jay Lancaster The School Committee recently went over plans for a new woodworking shop to be constructed at Pickering Middle School. The proposed woodshop will have two separate parts and is being funded by the Boston Celtics. Committee member John Ford explained it this way. “The Boston Celtics recently partnered with Southern New...

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House,Senate Pass Legislation to Help Open Up Casino Jobs

October 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The State Legislature has approved a major change aimed at helping those with minor criminal records from the past not be barred from getting casino jobs statewide, and particularly at the Wynn Boston Harbor resort. Earlier this year, it became apparent that the Expanding Gaming Law was very stringent, and was...

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Lynn Democrats to Hold Annual Unity Breakfast on October 29

October 21, 2017
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The Lynn Democratic City Committee’s Annual Unity Breakfast will be held on Sunday, October 29, from 8:15-11:00am at The Porthole Restaurant, 98 The Lynnway, Lynn. Congressman Seth Moulton, Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin, State Treasurer Deb Goldberg, State Auditor Suzanne Bump, Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger, Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford, State...

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Spartans Remain Undefeated with a Victory over Archbishop Williams

October 21, 2017
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By Joe Kasper In a game that was supposed to be slated as an easy road win for the Spartans on Friday against Archbishop Williams the final score shocked everyone. Even though the Spartans defeated the Bishops 20-7 it was a very hard fought battle between both teams. It was a cool October night...

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Campus Anti-Semitism Task Force of the North Shore to Host “What’s Up at College: How Anti-Semitism is Affecting College Life

October 21, 2017
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The Campus Anti-Semitism Task Force of the North Shore, a nonprofit organization established to provide awareness, education, and support to college students and their families based on the North Shore, will hold its first event, a panel discussion, “What’s Up at College: How Anti-Semitism is Affecting College Life.” The event will be held Sunday,...

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Topping the Ticket:LaPierre’s Hard Work Paid off in First-Place Finish in Election

October 13, 2017
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Topping the Ticket:LaPierre’s Hard Work Paid off in First-Place Finish in Election

By Cary Shuman Brian LaPierre continues to build momentum following his big, ticket-topping effort in the Sept. 12 Lynn preliminary for councillor-at-large. LaPierre, an incumbent who also finished first in the 2015 final election, is among the most visible candidates in the city, attending numerous events, meeting residents door to door, conducting phone bankings...

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Antonio Anderson Heading into Memphis Hall of Fame

October 13, 2017
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Antonio Anderson Heading into Memphis Hall of Fame

By Joyce Erekson When English High tapped Antonio Anderson as its new boys basketball coach, the powers that be knew they were getting a guy with an impressive playing resume. The former Lynn Tech star played for coach John Calipari on the University of Memphis team that lost to Kansas in the NCAA Division...

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Council Approves Appointments to Lynn Public Arts Commission

October 13, 2017
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By John Lynds While there were no public hearings at Tuesday night’s Lynn City Council meeting the council did take up a few agenda items. First up, Council members unanimously approved the Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy’s appointments of Leah Warren, Nicole Rim, and Annette Sykes to the Lynn Public Arts Commission. Their appointments will...

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Essex Heritage to Host Steampunk Party October 20

October 13, 2017
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Have you ever wanted to travel back in time? Essex Heritage offers you an opportunity to wind back your clock to the Gilded Age to experience an alternative history in which technologies from the industrial revolution are reimagined in steampunk style – elaborate works of art, fashion, and mechanics – at Stop the Clock!...

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Community Servings, Delivering Meals in Lynn for Over 20 Years

October 13, 2017
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Community Servings, a New England nonprofit that prepares and delivers made from scratch, medically tailored meals to the critically and chronically ill, marked its 20th year of providing meals to homebound and critically ill clients in Lynn, Massachusetts. Community Servings delivered their first meal to Lynn in 1997, and to date, they have prepared...

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YWCA Educates Students on Sexual Assault Prevention

October 13, 2017
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By Jay Lancaster Representatives from the YWCA North Shore Rape Crisis Center recently spoke to the school committee about the steps they are taking to educate area students about sexual assault awareness and prevention. Ross Steinborn, the community outreach coordinator for the YWCA, explained what the center does like to the committee. “We run...

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Awards for Leadership in ESOL Programs Announced

October 13, 2017
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Among the many tough choices facing the newly arrived in the U.S. is this: Find a job quickly to support the family or enroll in an English class to get a better start. And when the years of working hard and raising the family stretch on, the choice gets no easier. For many, a...

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The Protesting Football Players are Not Disrespecting the Military

October 13, 2017
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The silent protest that was begun last season by former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick, in which Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem before football games, exemplifies what freedom of speech and freedom of expression mean in our country. Kaepernick, and his fellow players who have joined him this year, have...

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Classical’s Vaughan Receives Coach of the Week Award

October 6, 2017
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Classical’s Vaughan Receives Coach of the Week Award

Lynn Classical High School Head Coach Brian Vaughan received a Coach of the Week Award on October 3 in recognition of his outstanding football performance and dedication. On behalf of the New England Patriots and the National Football League (NFL), Hall of Famer, Andre Tippett, NFL linebacker from 1982-1993, presented Vaughan with a certificate...

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