Meet us at the Topsfield Fair

September 22, 2014
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Meet us at the Topsfield Fair

All Care VNA, long-time sponsors of the Topsfield Fair, will once again provide health care services and education, with some expanded offerings at this year’s fair, October 3-13. For the second year in a row, All Care, together with Home Care Specialists, will donate wheelchairs for rent to help older fairgoers unable to navigate...

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Todd Collier Named Liberty League Player of the Week

September 22, 2014
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Todd Collier Named Liberty League Player of the Week

Hobart College sophomore cornerback Todd Collier was named the Liberty League Football Defensive Performer of the Week today by the conference office. The Statesmen, who defeated Endicott College 28-18 on Saturday, remained No. 12 in the D3football.com Top 25 for the second week in a row.  Collier shared game-high honors with 10 tackles against...

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Congratulations, Jim Beliveau and Greater Lynn Babe Ruth

September 22, 2014
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Congratulations to the Greater Lynn Babe Ruth organization and its president, Jim Beliveau, on an outstanding 2014 season. The awards banquet, held Sunday at the Nahant Country Club (NCC), was a first-class event with Pete Dawson, a coach in the GLBR organization and a manager at the NCC, rolling out the red carpet for...

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Essex County Sites to Offer 150: Free Events over Trails & Sails Weekends

September 22, 2014
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Interested enjoying the great outdoors on a tour all about public art murals or while examining the ecology of Salem Sound? Touring Saugus Iron Work National Historic site to find out what archeologist uncovered that reveals how early settlers survived here? How about visiting one of the oldest meeting houses in continual use and...

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Obituaries 09-18-2014

September 22, 2014
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Rita Tritto Boston Crossing Guard For More Than 25 Years Rita T. (Fabiano) Tritto of East Boston passed away on Sunday, September 14.  She was 81 years old. She was a Crossing Guard for the City of Boston for over 25 years. The beloved wife of the late Anthony Tritto, she was the loving...

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Coakley, Baker Win Primaries Here: Lynn Primary Voters Follow The State in Nearly All Races

September 10, 2014
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Just over 17-percent of Lynn’s 49,000 registered voters turned out to vote in Tuesday’s Primary Election here, but that low voter turnout was in line with state voter turnouts and despite the low numbers, the winners will still appear on General Election ballots in November. Lynn’s predominantly Democratic voters, those who did show up,...

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Congratulations to Newly Elected State Representative Brendan Crighton

September 10, 2014
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Congratulations to Lynn Councilor-at-Large Brendan Crighton on his election as state representative in the district that encompasses West Lynn and the town of Nahant. Crighton truly earned this victory as he defeated  School Committee member Charlie Gallo, known as a tenacious campaigner who spoke proudly of his outstanding record in office. Aikaterini Koudanis also...

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Crighton Wins State Representative Race

September 10, 2014
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Crighton Wins State Representative Race

Showing strength at the polls throughout the 11th Essex District, Councilor-at-Large Brendan Crighton won  election to the state representative seat Tuesday. Crighton received 2,370 votes to top the three-candidate field. School Committee member Charlie Gallo finished second with 1,395 votes. Aikaterini Panagiotakis Koudanis received 229 votes. Crighton won the Democratic primary for the seat....

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Developer: “Market Basket Is Committed to Lynn” But Company Must Stabilize Itself First

September 5, 2014
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Charles Patsios, the Swampscott developer who purchased former Factory of the Future site on Federal Street in Lynn in 2013, with the goal of developing the city’s first Market Basket location, said this week that he is confident that the plans to open a Market Basket in Lynn will go forward, now that Arthur...

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Primary Day Primer: Lynn Voters Head to the Polls Tuesday

September 5, 2014
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Despite contested races on the Democratic ticket for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer, Attorney General, a U.S. Congressional seat and the State Representative seat for Lynn’s 11th Essex district, next Tuesday’s Primary Election Day is one election that no one seems to be talking about. Sure, there are some political signs on shops and front...

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Get Out and Vote Tuesday

September 5, 2014
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The campaigns are winding down and Lynn voters will have their say on Primary Election Day on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Two races have captured the attention of the Lynn community, especially so over the past few weeks. The race for state representative for the West Lynn/Nahant seat previously held by Steve Walsh has been...

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Obituaries 09-04-2014

September 5, 2014
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Richard Baetzel Past State and Post Commander PLAV and Veteran of the Year 1990; Retired Gas Contractor Foreman  Richard E. Baetzel of Lynn died suddenly at Salem Hospital on August 29. He was 80 years old. Born in Phoenixville, PA, the son of the late Harold and Mary (Czukiewski) Baetzel and beloved husband of...

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Ridley Begins Year as Interim Principal At Thurgood Marshall Middle School

September 5, 2014
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Ridley Begins Year as Interim Principal At Thurgood Marshall Middle School

Jim Ridley was “taken by surprise but honored” when Supt. of Schools Dr. Catherine Latham asked him if he would be interested in becoming the interim principal of the Thurgood Marshall Middle School following the unexpected resignation of Richard Cowdell. Ridley accepted the appointment and the 62-year-old retired administrator was at the school Wednesday...

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Everett, GBL Continue to Seek Merger with NEC

September 5, 2014
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Supt. of Everett Schools Frederick Foresteire said the GBL-NEC Jamboree Friday night was the first step in a renewal of the Greater Boston League’s bid to create a merger with the Northeastern Conference. Currently there are four GBL schools (Everett, Malden, Medford, and Somerville) and 12 NEC schools (Saugus is returning to the NEC...

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Tim Phelan Named Girls Soccer Coach at Austin Prep

August 25, 2014
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Tim Phelan Named Girls Soccer Coach at Austin Prep

When Tim Phelan returned from Ireland after coaching the Lynn Breakers girls soccer team to the Limerick Plate in an international tournament, that one amazing excursion and victory alone would have been enough to call it a memorable and exciting summer. But another significant milestone was waiting for Phelan upon his return, one that...

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Police Student Academy Graduation

August 25, 2014
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Police Student Academy Graduation

The Lynn Police Student Academy held its eighth graduation ceremony Aug. 14 at Lynn Classical High School. Pictured at the ceremony are, from left, Police Capt. Mark O’Toole, Deputy Supt. of Schools Jaye Warry, Police Captain Mike Vail, Deputy Chief Mike Mageary, Police Officers and Academy Directors Mark Lee and Ryan McDermott, and Police...

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Sworn In

August 25, 2014
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Sworn In

Antonio Gutierez and Teresa DiGregorio of Lynn Youth Street Outreach Advocacy (LYSOA) congratulate Chief Justice of the Juvenile Court Amy L. Nechtem (center) following her swearing-in ceremony at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston on Aug. 14.

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A Well-deserved Honor: Lynn WWII Veteran Ramonas Presented with War Medals

August 25, 2014
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A Well-deserved Honor: Lynn WWII Veteran Ramonas Presented with War Medals

Standing in the Lynn offices of Congressman John Tierney, surrounded by friends and family on Monday morning, the battle scars that Mitchell Ramonas suffered nearly 70 years ago in Germany might’ve seemed nothing more than a distant memory, except that those memories are as fresh in Mitchell’s mind now as they were when he...

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Summer’s End

August 25, 2014
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Summer always seems to go by too quickly — “Tempus fugit,” (Time flies) as the ancient Romans would say — and that is especially true when we’ve had a summer that just didn’t happen such as we have had this year. For those of us who look forward to the heat, humidity, and languid...

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Ironworkers Union Endorses Gallo for State Representative

August 25, 2014
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Charlie Gallo, Democratic candidate for State Representative for the 11th Essex District in Lynn and Nahant and current Lynn School Committee member, has been endorsed by the Ironworkers Union Local 7. “When it comes to hard work and making job creation a priority, Charlie Gallo is the best candidate in the race for State...

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From Our Readers

August 25, 2014
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Warren Tolman has what it takes To the Editor: As a resident of Lynn, a voter, and with experience in public policy, I would like to express my strong support for Warren Tolman for Attorney General.  It is unfortunate that we live in a society where countless murders and crimes involve guns.  I know...

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Obituaries 08-21-2014

August 25, 2014
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Francis Joseph Nagle Football hero and educator, recently inducted into St. Mary’s High School Athletic Hall of Fame Francis Joseph “Wank” Nagle of Madison, Wisconsin, formerly of Lynn, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on August 15. Born in 1924, Fran celebrated his 90th birthday on July 1. Fran led an...

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Fresh Produce Lovers Can Find Farmers Markets on Almost Any Day: And More than Just Fruits and Vegetables to Boot

August 14, 2014
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Fresh Produce Lovers Can Find Farmers Markets on Almost Any Day: And More than Just Fruits and Vegetables to Boot

By now, lovers of fresh, organic produce in Lynn know about the city’s own Thursday afternoon Farmer’s Market in Central Square, but what if you can’t make it to Central Square on a Thursday afternoon? What if another day would be better? Or you simply want to see what other farms have to offer?...

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$4.6 Million State Roadway Improvements Begin in Wyoma Square: Project Will Take Two Years, Travel Will Be Limited

August 14, 2014
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A nearly two year, $4.6 million road and sidewalk improvement project to Wyoma Square began in earnest this week, and state and city officials are warning residents and drivers to expect travel delays through the square during construction. The complete project involves road and sidewalk reconstruction of Broadway from Boston Street to Lynnfield Street...

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