A New Challenge:Leary Leaves Lynn Tech to Take Revere Coaching Position

May 7, 2016
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A New Challenge:Leary Leaves Lynn Tech to Take Revere Coaching Position

By Cary Shuman Dave Leary has loved basketball since his days growing up in East Boston. He honed his game in Eastie youth leagues, excelled as a three-year varsity player for three tourney-qualifying Savio teams, and eventually moved on to coaching to stay close to the game that had brought him much joy.  Leary,...

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Coppinger Kicks Off Campaign for Sheriff

May 7, 2016
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Lynn Police Chief Kevin F. Coppinger kicked off his campaign for Essex County Sheriff April 27 before a capacity crowd at the Knights of Columbus in Lynn. Former District Attorney and State Secretary of Public Safety Kevin M. Burke introduced Coppinger and endorsed his candidacy for Sheriff. Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy also spoke at...

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Six Lynn Students Perform with the Mass Lions All State Band

May 7, 2016
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The Lions of Massachusetts gathered together the weekend of April 29th – May 1st at their 88th Annual State Convention in Mansfield/Foxboro.  One of the highlights of the Convention was the music provided by the Lions All State Band, which was made up of 52 band students from cities and towns throughout Massachusetts.  The...

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Mass Highway Safety Campaign Urges Drivers to Buckle Up

May 7, 2016
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The Massachusetts Highway Safety Division of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security today unveiled an education campaign aimed at convincing men age 18-34 — the population with the lowest seat belt use rate — to buckle up.  The campaign is part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Click It or Ticket...

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Letters to the Editor

May 7, 2016
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Stamp out Hunger Dear Editor,  Saturday, May 14th, marks the 24th anniversary of the National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive”. Letter carriers walk throughout the community every day, often coming face to face with a sad reality for too many, hunger. So, each year on the second Saturday in May,...

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Passing the Century Mark

April 29, 2016
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Passing the Century Mark

Irene Wilkish celebrated her 101st Birthday on April 22, 2016 with other residents and staff at The Brentwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Danvers, which operates under the auspices of Marquis Health Services. Wilkish attended Lynn schools and lived in the city for the majority of her life.

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Marshall School Opens

April 29, 2016
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Marshall School Opens

Monday saw not only the start of a new school week for Lynn middle school students, but also the start of a new era in learning. For the first time in almost 20 years, (since the completion of Lynn Classical) Lynn students have a new school. The old Thurgood Marshall Middle School is now...

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Bartnicki Takes Lead Role in West Lynn Little League

April 29, 2016
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Bartnicki Takes Lead Role in West Lynn Little League

By Joyce Erekson Anyone who has ever been involved in Little League can probably attest to the fact that keeping all the balls up in the air to ensure the players have a good experience is truly a labor of love. West Lynn Little League president Donna Bartnicki, her board members and assorted volunteers...

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Beer Summit in Back Bay a Make or Break for Lynn Brewer

April 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Local beer has become more than a thing to drink. In fact, breweries and craft brewers have become such a cornerstone to being a “happening” city or neighborhood that politicians and City planners regularly court brewers to come to their locales. It seems making beer has become the key to being...

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Lynn Teen Speaks at Youth Enrichment Services Gala

April 29, 2016
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Eighteen-year-old Lynn teen, Bruno Zotarelli, was chosen to speak at Youth Enrichment Services (YES)’s recent Black Diamond Gala fundraiser on April 7, 2016. Bruno is active in YES’s Junior Volunteer Leadership program. At the event, he spoke about the positive impact that YES has had on her life. Bruno told the crowd, “YES has...

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Celebrate Earth Day at Saugus Watershed Council

April 29, 2016
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Volunteers are invited to celebrate Earth Day and the state’s 10th Annual Park Serve Day by joining the Saugus River Watershed Council and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation for a cleanup project at Marshview Park along the Saugus River in Lynn and Saugus on Saturday, April 30th, from 9:00 AM to noon. ...

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Letters to the Editor

April 29, 2016
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When Arab Immigrants bring their non-verbal communication knowledge to the U.S. Dear Editor: Noble culturalists interested in bridging the gaps existing between people of different cultures have been working on decoding extra-linguistic features that are misinterpreted by outsiders. These extra-linguistic features are referred to as non-verbal communication skills that a native of a specific...

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The New Marshall Middle School

April 29, 2016
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Marshall Middle School Principal Molly Cohen is right on the mark when she says on the the Lynn Public School Web site: The 1,100 students who attend Thurgood Marshall will now have access to state of the art facilities and a beautiful environment, which supports higher learning and leads to greater academic achievement. Congratulations...

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Lynn Resident Serves the People Of New Orleans

April 21, 2016
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Lynn Resident Serves the People Of New Orleans

Christina Onyski (Westfield, MA), Alexandria Dabek (Easthampton, MA), Heather Touchette (Ludlow, MA), Kaitlin Bowen (Lynn, MA), Ashley Lapierre (Chicopee, MA), Patrick Gay (East Hartford, CT).

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Bigger and Brighter:Lucia Lighting and Design Celebrates Ten Successful Years in City of Lynn

April 21, 2016
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Bigger and Brighter:Lucia Lighting and Design Celebrates Ten Successful Years in City of Lynn

Story and Photo by Marianne Salza Since 2005 Lucia Lighting and Design has been crafting unique light fixtures for customers who desire a deeper level of design and functionality in the indoor and outdoor living spaces of their homes or businesses. “Over the past 10 years we’ve compiled an amazing group of lighting people,”...

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Snow Way! Lynn’s Amy Hatfield Returns Home with National Snowboarding Title

April 21, 2016
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Snow Way! Lynn’s Amy Hatfield Returns Home with National Snowboarding Title

By Cary Shuman Being the national champion in a particular sport is a monumental achievement and that’s the mountaintop upon which 11-year-old Lynn resident Amy Hatfield now reigns. Amy, a student at Our Lady of Assumption in Lynnfield, claimed the prestigious title at the USASA Snowboard Nationals held at Copper Mountain in Colorado earlier...

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Lynn’s Michael Marks seeks Essex County Sheriff’s Position

April 21, 2016
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Lynn’s Michael Marks seeks Essex County Sheriff’s Position

By Cary Shuman Lynn resident Michael Marks will officially announce his intention to run for the position of Essex County Sheriff at a Campaign Kickoff Function May 4 at the Knights of Columbus on Lynnfield Street. Marks is currently the superintendent of the Essex County Correctional Facility in Middleton. He has been with the...

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Lynn Gets $4.5 Million to Purchase Ferry Boat

April 21, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. It appears the Lynn ferry has a bright future, it is just not clear if that future is now. The federal government announced a $4.5 million grant award to the city of Lynn last week, with the funds designated to help the city purchase a new ferry boat to operate...

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City Plans to Add Modular Classrooms to Tracy Elementary

April 21, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Lynn schools and City Inspectional Services Director Michael Donovan this week have confirmed plans to purchase a modular, pre-constructed building to be located at the Tracy Elementary School to help ease the overcrowding problems at the school. According to Donovan, the city will review bids later this month, from...

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St Mary’s High School Casino Night Fundraiser

April 14, 2016
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St Mary’s High School Casino Night Fundraiser

The Tony Conigliaro Gymnasium was transformed into a casino Friday evening for the second annual Casino Night.   Guests enjoyed casino games, live music, and food from local restaurants.

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Double a Ball:LC Stars Devin,Gaudet Will Continue Careers at St Anselm

April 14, 2016
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Double a Ball:LC Stars Devin,Gaudet Will Continue Careers at St Anselm

By Cary Shuman Brandon Devin and Andre Gaudet have been friends, classmates, and teammates for a long time. They starred in different Little League organizations, played for the Gallant All-Star team and were united as All-Stars again in the Greater Lynn Babe Ruth program. Now seniors and star athletes at Lynn Classical High School,...

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Cahill Wins Primary with 369 Votes:Will Run Unopposed on May 10 Ballot

April 14, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. City Council President Daniel Cahill, running unopposed for the Democratic nomination to succeed former State Representative Robert Fennell, got 369 votes out of 380 votes Tuesday, April 12 and has essentially cleared his path to become Lynn’s newest State Representative. Cahill, who at one time thought he would have a...

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NEC/GBL Merger Coming Up for a Vote

April 14, 2016
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By Joyce Erekson A proposal to merge what remains of the Greater Boston League with the Northeastern Conference will come up for a vote at meeting of the NEC principals on April 27 at Beverly High School. Classical High Principal Gene Constantino is a fan of the merger, which would bring Everett, Malden, Medford...

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Local Youth Groups Teaming Up to Stop Child Sexual Abuse

April 14, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. More than a half dozen youth services and educational organizations in the city have teamed up to establish a campaign to end child sexual abuse in the Lynn. The Enough Abuse Campaign, consists of the joint efforts of Lynn Economic Opportunity, My Brother’s Table, St. Mary’s School of Lynn, the...

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