Keeping Our Water Supply Safe

January 6, 2017
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In 2014, the American Waterworks Association declared MWRA’s water to be the best in the nation. (In fact, it won both first and second place both for the City of Boston’s and the MWRA’s own sample.) This was not a lucky coincidence, but the end result of a carefully crafted and intricate plan to...

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Classical VS St Mary’s In Boverini Tournament

January 4, 2017
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Classical VS St Mary’s In Boverini Tournament

Classical’s Olivia Pedro drives for a lay up in the Boverini Tournament. Classical fell to St. Mary’s, 57-39.

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Rock-It Men:Bill and Dave Galatis are Motivating Young Musicians at School of Rock

January 4, 2017
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Rock-It Men:Bill and Dave Galatis are Motivating Young Musicians at School of Rock

By Cary Shuman The School of Rock opened in the spring of 2015 with Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, other city officials, and LACC members welcoming the new concept in music and rock ‘n’ roll instruction to the city. Bill Galatis, 37, owner of the Lynn school and the School of Rock in Watertown, and...

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Lynn Babe Ruth Mulls Bid to Host World Series

January 4, 2017
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By Joyce Erekson Greater Lynn Babe Ruth is no stranger to playing host to big tournaments. Last summer the New England regionals for 15-year-olds were held in Lynn and over the years, the league has been home to numerous district and state tournaments, both in baseball and softball. So why not kick it up...

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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

January 4, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2017. The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come. In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson: Ring out the old, ring in...

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Obituaries 12-27-2016

January 4, 2017
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Kimberly Plourde Computer Specialist of New Hampshire, formerly of Lynn Kimberly M. Plourde of Kingston, NH, formerly of Lynn, died suddenly at home on December 20. She was 50 years old. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of Joseph and Jean (Catalano) Robbins and the wife of Robert E. Plourde with whom she...

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Rams Soar Past Somerville

December 23, 2016
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Rams Soar Past Somerville

Gilbert Minaya (1) makes a run to the basket during Lynn Classical’s win on Saturday, Dec. 17, against Somerville in the North Shore Holiday Basketball Tournament. Classical pulled out a 74-71 win against Somerville.

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Janet L Rowe Appointed As New Lynn City Clerk

December 23, 2016
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Janet L Rowe Appointed As New Lynn City Clerk

By Cary Shuman The Lynn City Council selected Janet L. Rowe as the new city clerk at its meeting Tuesday night. Rowe will officially take office on Feb. 1, succeeding Mary Audley, who is retiring from the position. The Council voted 6-5 to appoint Rowe, who has served as assistant clerk for 12 years....

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Lynn Coalition for 2017 MLK, Jr Service Day Mobilizes Area Residents to Serve on King Holiday

December 23, 2016
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Hundreds of Lynn and North Shore residents will step up to serve as volunteers on the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Volunteers will make valentines, package 1000 toiletry kits for homeless persons, serve meals to homeless persons, visit nursing homes, collect food items, clean and organize service agencies, and teach Dr. King’s message,...

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Remember Those in Need

December 23, 2016
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Although the holiday season for most of us will be filled with fun and joy, it is incumbent upon all of us who are fortunate to be doing well in our lives to remember that there are many among us, our neighbors and fellow citizens, for whom this holiday season is neither joyous nor...

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Enjoy A Happy — and Safe — Holiday Weekend

December 23, 2016
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By a coincidence of the calendar, both Chanukah and Christmas arrive this weekend, and we wish to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers of the Jewish and Christian faiths (and those of no faith at all) a happy and joyous holiday weekend. The eight-day Festival of Lights gets underway after sundown...

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Sports 12-20-2016

December 23, 2016
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Classical girls hoop plays well in near upset of top-ranked Revere Wilkey scores 20 points in 55-43 defeat By Cary Shuman For three quarters the Lynn Classical girls basketball team looked like it might have the steam to upset Revere for the second year in a row, having toppled the Division 1 North finalists...

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Welch Florist Making Your Christmas Merry and Bright

December 16, 2016
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Welch Florist Making Your Christmas Merry and Bright

By Cary Shuman As Andy Williams has sung for decades, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it’s been a very busy and festive month of December at Welch Florist located at 121 Essex St. Customers have been coming in to the store daily to select their Christmas floral arrangements and gift...

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Kennedy Outlines Plan to Handle City Deficit

December 16, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy addressed the Lynn City Council on Tuesday night, accompanied by Chief Financial Officer Peter Caron and outline her plans for closing a projected budget deficit in the current fiscal year. “We will avoid any layoffs and tax increases for the rest of this fiscal year,” Kennedy told...

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Sonia,Capano Families Lead Freezin for a Reason Event

December 16, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Organizers are warming up for “Freezing for a Reason,” an annual fundraiser that occurs on New Year’s Day. A press conference was held Monday at the Lynn law offices of Mario Capano, to announce plans for the 11th annual event that is set for Jan. 1, 2017 at noon at Short...

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News Briefs

December 16, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Personnel Committee picks finalists for Clerk position The Lynn City Council’s five-member Personnel Committee chose three finalists to replace Mary Audley as City Clerk on Tuesday night. The full council is expected to take the matter up at its next meeting. The three finalists include former city councilor and attorney John “Timothy” Phelan; Andrea...

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LCHCs Lori Berry Announces Retirement

December 16, 2016
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Reverend Jane Gould, President of the Lynn Community Health Center Board of Directors, announced this week that Lori Abrams Berry, health center CEO for the past 20 years, will be retiring effective October 2017. Lori said that while she is looking forward to her retirement, she is also sad about leaving her health center...

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GLSS Joins Meals on Wheels America, Subaru in Sharing the Love This Holiday Season

December 16, 2016
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Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS) is proud to announce that it will be participating in the annual Subaru Share the Love Event as a member of Meals on Wheels America – one of four national Share the Love charitable partners for the ninth year running. From November 17, 2016 to January 3, 2017, Subaru...

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A System That Needs To Be Addressed

December 16, 2016
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That was certainly an eye-opening story in the Boston Globe last week about raising the minimum wage to $15 and the effect it will have on Mass. residents and small businesses. The most startling quote to us was from a single parent who said she would be better off making $18 an hour than...

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The Most Wonderful Time of Year

December 16, 2016
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As Andy Williams once crooned, “This is the most wonderful time of the year,” and the festiveness of the Christmas season is something to enjoy every December. The wonderful holiday light displays that adorn homes are a sight to behold. The annual visit by Santa, accompanied by the Winthrop Fire Department, on Christmas Eve...

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The Next Level:Classical Baseball Standout Andrew Moccia Commits to Assumption College

December 16, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Andrew Moccia’s considerable baseball talents have always caused him to play at a level higher than his age division, dating back to his days as a Wyoma Little Leaguer when he earned a spot on the 12-year-old All-Star team as an 11-year-old. At Lynn Classical High School, Moccia secured a starting...

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Obituaries 12-13-2016

December 16, 2016
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Daniel Baity History buff and member of Jehovah’s Witnesses Daniel G. Baity died at home after a brief illness on December 5. After his education in Buffalo schools, he became a cement mason and handy at many construction trades.  He was a history buff of Biblical, American, and Indian history, and a member of Jehovah’s...

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St Mary’s Loses to East Bridgewater in Super Bowl

December 9, 2016
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St Mary’s Loses to East Bridgewater in Super Bowl

By Joyce Erekson A team might be able to survive one or two turnovers in a football game but six, well, that’s a problem. St. Mary’s lost to East Bridgewater, 34-8, Saturday in the Division 3A Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium and it was turnovers (four fumbles and two interceptions) that spelled doom for...

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Mayor Kennedy to Address Council:Plans to Propose Cuts to Close Budget Deficit

December 9, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy will visit the City Council Tuesday (Dec. 13) to discuss the city’s financial dilemma, including an estimated $2.5 million budget deficit in the current fiscal year operating budget. Mayor Kennedy has declined to preview her proposals for trimming $2.5 million from the $299.6 million city budget,...

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