It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

March 25, 2014
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Though the weather forecast may say otherwise, us sports fans know that Spring has officially sprung. This time of the year is arguably the greatest season for sports. Even the sports that aren’t even being played right now have non-stop action. In honor of the spirit of the season here is my Top 5...

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St. Mary’s Win State Basketball Title: Lady Spartans Beat Hoosac Valley, 74-36

March 18, 2014
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St. Mary’s Win State Basketball Title: Lady Spartans Beat Hoosac Valley, 74-36

The St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team left little doubt that it was best-in-the-state caliber this season with a 74-36 victory over Hoosac Valley in the Division 3 state championship game Saturday at the DCU Center in Worcester. Coach Jeff Newhall and his staff couldn’t have been happier or prouder with the performance...

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Lynn Fire Battles Two Fires in Pine Hill in Less than 24 Hours

March 18, 2014
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The Lynn Fire Department battled two separate fires on Pine Hill streets less than 48 hours apart last week, as an Ontario Street family was left homeless and a Woodlawn Street home suffered a basement fire. The department first responded to a report of a fire at 48 Ontario Street at approximately 11:30 p.m....

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Mayor Kennedy Wins Ruling in Suit to Recover Pay from Former Mayor: Ruling Could Force Clancy to Repay More than $400,000 to the City

March 18, 2014
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Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy won a key decision last week, in her battle to recover apparent overpayments to former Mayor Edward “Chip” Clancy while he was Mayor from 2002 to 2010. The decision was rendered last week when an Essex Superior Court Judge ruled in a summary judgment that the Mayor’s annual salary is...

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Congratulations, St. Mary’s State Champions

March 18, 2014
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Congratulations to the St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team on winning the 2014 Massachusetts state championship. In recent years we’ve come to expect such excellence from the St. Mary’s High School athletic program, especially its girls teams, notably softball, hockey, and basketball who have all earned state title banners. In fact, this was...

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Thank You, Coach Fred Hogan

March 18, 2014
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It was a stunning announcement, to say the least, when Lynn English girls basketball coach Fred Hogan, walked into the Will McDonough Press Room at the TD Garden and announced his resignation following his team’s loss to Braintree in the state semifinals. Coach Hogan truly built an outstanding girls basketball program in his nine...

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Mayor Says Revere Casino Could Help Downtown Lynn, Lynn Auditorium

March 18, 2014
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Several Lynn leaders were on hand in Revere on Friday morning to join municipal leaders from across the region in support of the Mohegan Sun casino proposal in Revere. Included in Lynn’s contingent were Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, EDIC Director James Cowdell, State Rep. Bob Fennell, State Sen. Tom McGee and members from the...

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St. Mary’s Girls Basketball Wins in a Nail-Biter, 47-45, at TD Garden

March 11, 2014
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St. Mary’s Girls Basketball Wins in a Nail-Biter, 47-45, at TD Garden

The St. Mary’s Girls Basketball team continued their triumphant march through the Division 3 state tournament on Tuesday afternoon, beating Archbishop Williams at the TD Garden. They will advance to the DCU Center in Worcester to play for the State Championship. The game starts at 10:45 a.m.

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English, St. Mary’s Are North Sectional Champions: Lynn Basketball Teams Advance to State Semifinals at TD Garden

March 10, 2014
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English, St. Mary’s Are North Sectional Champions: Lynn Basketball Teams Advance to State Semifinals at TD Garden

It’s safe to say this is the most exciting week in the city’s girls basketball history. The Lynn English High School and St. Mary’s High School girls basketball teams have made it to the sport’s biggest stage – the TD Garden and its famed parquet floor – for the state semifinals. Coach Fred Hogan’s...

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Maria Servellon Brings Art to Technology at Girls Inc.

March 10, 2014
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Maria Servellon Brings Art to Technology at Girls Inc.

Technology classes, where you sink into a swiveling computer chair and work on an Excel spreadsheet, can be tedious and ho hum. Maria Servellon, East Boston resident, wanted to bring a creative flare to typical media courses, and so began the first digital photography class at Girls Inc., Lynn. Maria encourages middle school girls...

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Assistant Lynn Tech Football Coach Charged in Stabbing: Faces Assault to Murder and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon Charges

March 10, 2014
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An assistant football coach for Lynn Tech has been charged in the stabbings of two youth from the school, both of whom were reportedly on the football team, in an incident that involves a young woman. According to court records and prosecutors in the case the assistant football coach Joel Devaney, 20, of 69...

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City Plan for Spring Ferry Service Moving Forward

March 10, 2014
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It’s full steam ahead for the city of Lynn’s plans to bring ferry service to downtown Boston for Lynn and North Shore residents. According to Lynn Economic Development and Industrial Council (EDIC) Executive Director James Cowdell, the city has put out a request for bids seeking a vendor-provided ferry service, that could begin serving...

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MIAA Deserves Credit for Major League Venues

March 10, 2014
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The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association deserves a lot of credit for giving athletes statewide the memorable opportunity of participating in the finest venues available in the state. We say this as the Lynn English girls basketball team prepares to take the court Monday night at the TD Garden and the St. Mary’s girls basketball...

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Sensational Stinson: Senior Point Guard Scores 22 in Win over Central

March 10, 2014
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Catherine Stinson is the ideal point guard. The 5-feet-7-inch senior can shoot, score, and pass and has subscribed to coach Fred Hogan’s all-out, fullcourt defensive pressure. But what Lynn English fans have to admire most about Stinson is that she wants the ball in her hands when the stakes are the highest. Stinson has...

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A Magical Night for Diondra Woumn: Lynn English Senior Nets 1,000th Point in Tourney

March 3, 2014
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A Magical Night for Diondra Woumn: Lynn English Senior Nets 1,000th Point in Tourney

Could anyone have written a better home court Paul Cavanagh Fieldhouse final chapter to the career of Lynn English senior Diondra Woumn? Score the 1,000th point of your career. Lead your team to its 23rd consecutive win and a state tournament victory over a Merrimack Valley Conference nemesis, in this case, Billerica. Have you...

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Congressman Tierney Visits with Lynn Teachers Union

March 3, 2014
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Congressman Tierney Visits with Lynn Teachers Union

Members of the Lynn Teachers Union joined U.S. Congressman John Tierney at a roundtable discussion in Lynn last week, where the primary topic of discussion was the impact that federal regulations on education have at the local school district level. “I think the meeting was a great opportunity to hear what Congressman Tierney has...

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LEO Urges Residents to Seek Fuel Assistance

March 3, 2014
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A brutal winter to this point and the sense that winter cold will linger for at least a few more weeks has Lynn Economic Opportunity Inc. (LEO) home heating assistance program urging local residents to register now for home heating assistance. “LEO urges residents to plan ahead for the rest of the winter season...

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Bradley Will Be Wearing Tony Conigliaro’s Jersey No. 25 for the Boston Red Sox

March 3, 2014
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Jackie Bradley Jr. has been wearing former Boston Red Sox star Tony Conigliaro’s jersey number 25 in spring training games. Bradley wore No. 44 with the Red Sox last season, appearing in 37 games. Conigliaro is a graduate of St. Mary’s High School where the gymnasium is named in his honor. At the age...

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It Is the Best of times for High School Sports Fans

March 3, 2014
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There’s a reason it’s called March Madness and Lynn high school sports fans are getting an opportunity to see why many consider this to be the most exciting portion of the year. Lynn Classical, Lynn English, and St. Mary’s High Schools all have teams still in the hunt for state championships on the second...

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Bresnahan Named Executive Director of State Lottery

February 24, 2014
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Bresnahan Named Executive Director of State Lottery

Treasurer Steven Grossman has appointed Lynn resident Beth Bresnahan as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission, drawing on the management and marketing expertise that has led to record-breaking profits at the Lottery in recent years. “Beth is driven by results and her strategic marketing approach has been a boon to the...

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School Board to Consider Relocating Programs: Lynn Tech Could House NSCC Programs

February 24, 2014
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The Lynn School Committee this week will consider a plan to relocate adult education programs for Connery and Harrington School parents from their current home in the Lynn Technical School on Neptune Ave. to the J.B. Blood building a few blocks away. School Committee members will discuss the potential relocation of the programs and...

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City, EDIC Have High Hopes for Beacon Chevrolet Site: Developer Engaged in Four-month Due Diligence Period

February 24, 2014
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For decades the Beacon Chevrolet property on the Lynnway has stood vacant. As a prime piece of waterfront property, the site has stood as a windswept reminder of the city’s untapped potential. That potential may soon be realized, if a new developer gets the assistance of state officials. According to Lynn Economic Development and...

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Congratulations, Beth Bresnahan

February 24, 2014
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We join Lynn residents in offering our congratulations to Beth Bresnahan on her appointment as the new Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. Treasurer Steven Grossman has made an outstanding choice for this esteemed and important position as the head of the most successful lottery in the United States. Lottery sales topped...

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A First for the Tom Grassa Era: Classical Boys Win Outright Title

February 18, 2014
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A First for the Tom Grassa Era: Classical Boys Win Outright Title

It was a morsel of Lynn Classical basketball trivia wrapped inside a Green and Gold treasure chest of  accomplishments. Despite winning back-to-back state championships in 1993 and 1994 and six Northeastern Conference titles, the Rams had never won an outright NEC crown in head coach Tom Grassa’s 27-year reign on the bench. But seniors...

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