Supporting Bernie for President

August 7, 2015
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Supporting Bernie for President

Sean Crowley (back row, second from left), owner of the Lynnway Sports Center, hosted a political gathering July 29 for Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the bowling and sports bar establishment. Sanders, a U.S. Senator from Vermont, addressed 100,000 of his supporters during a special television broadcast that was shown across the country including...

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Sole Mates:Lynn Native Mike Mckie Marries Abby Bent After Meeting at a Running Club in Salem

August 7, 2015
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Sole Mates:Lynn Native Mike Mckie Marries Abby Bent  After Meeting at a Running Club in Salem

Mike McKie finished in first place in the Nahant Beach Triathlon Series last Thursday night. Abby McKie finished second. And yes, they are related. They are husband and wife and it was the sport of running that brought this handsome and athletic couple together. Mike McKie, 48, is a graduate of Lynn Tech (Basic...

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A Feast Fit for Champions:Coach Derek Dana and the Spartans Celebrate Their State Baseball Title

August 7, 2015
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A Feast Fit for Champions:Coach Derek Dana and the Spartans Celebrate Their State Baseball Title

The St. Mary’s High School baseball team celebrated its 2015 state championship season at an awards banquet Tuesday night at The Wharf in Revere. Head coach Derek Dana presented awards, including a replica of the MIAA state championship plaque, to each member of the team that compiled a 20-6 record, culminating with a 3-0...

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The Boston Public Market has Arrived

August 7, 2015
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There is no shortage of newness in the Old Town these days, and last Thursday, July 30, city and state officials rang in the newest trend to hit Boston – the Boston Public Market, the nation’s first year-round, locally sourced market. Whether one desires to buy 14 varieties of lettuce grown in shipping containers...

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Sports 08-04-2015

August 7, 2015
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LACC Helicopter Golf Ball Drop set for August 10 Someone could win $10K, $5K or $2500 during the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce helicopter Golf Ball Drop fundraiser during the annual golf tournament to be held on Monday August 10th at Gannon Golf Course.  In addition, the LACC guarantees the following top three prizes even...

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No Decision on Extending Hours to 2 A.M. in Lynn:License Commission Continues Hearing until August 25

July 30, 2015
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The Lynn License Commission continued without any finding or determination, Tuesday night’s hotly anticipated public hearing on the request by the Lynn Restaurant Association, to return to a 2 a.m. closing time in the city. At the outset of the meeting, License Commission Chairperson Patricia M. Barton told those in attendance that the public...

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Campaign Season Gets Underway:Lynn Community Association Sponsors Canidates’ Forums

July 30, 2015
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With the closing of the nomination period for candidates in city elections last week, the election season gets into full swing this week, as candidates begin introducing themselves to voters. That effort began in earnest for School Committee candidates Wednesday, July 29 – at LynnArts on Exchange Street, with the first candidates’ forum for...

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A Surprise Party for Mayor Kennedy:Friends Honor Her on 53rd Birthday at Fran’s Place

July 30, 2015
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A Surprise Party for Mayor Kennedy:Friends Honor Her on 53rd Birthday at Fran’s Place

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy thought she was attending an anniversary for Jay and Linda Collins, owners of Fran’s Place. But when she and her chief of staff, Jamie Cerulli, walked into to the establishment July 22, the mayor knew that the large gathering assembled was, in fact, there for her special occasion. Colleagues in...

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Nahant Beach Triathlon Series Still Going Strong

July 30, 2015
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Nahant Beach Triathlon Series Still Going Strong

No bicycling. No problem. The Nahant Beach Triathlon is celebrating its 35th year and though the bicycling portion is no more, the event is still a popular weekly summertime tradition among area triathlon enthusiasts. Lynn resident Robert Levine, 67, is the chief executive officer of the Series while Jerry Powers, 69, is the co-race...

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Sports 07-28-2015

July 30, 2015
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Large turnout for Chris Warren’s Diamonds In the Tough Softball Camp Chris Warren was the outstanding quarterback for the 1990 Lynn English High School football team that went undefeated in the Northeastern Conference and competed in the Super Bowl at Foxboro Stadium, falling to Case High School of Swansea. But many know Warren for his...

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LACC Launches Young Professionals Initiative

July 30, 2015
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Over 60 Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce  members recently attended the launch of the new Young Professionals initiative (YP) with a spirit and food tasting on top of the All Care VNA roof deck with Ryan and Wood Distilleries from Gloucester and Mystic Brewing Company from Chelsea.  The mission of the Young Professionals group...

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From Our Readers

July 30, 2015
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Thank you for a successful sunset cruise To the editor: On behalf of the Downtown Lynn Cultural District and the Lynn Museum/LynnArts organization, we want to thank the more than 200 citizens who joined us for our sunset cruise on the Lynn-Boston Commuter Ferry on Friday, July 24th. We are so appreciative to EDIC...

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Well Focused:Former LynnCAM Producer Brittany Gorski is Teaching Photography and Film at Girls Inc.

July 24, 2015
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Well Focused:Former LynnCAM Producer Brittany Gorski is Teaching Photography and Film at Girls Inc.

Brittany Gorski worked at the LynnCAM local access TV station for eight years, bringing interesting news and views in to local residents’ homes. The position was a perfect match for Gorski’s educational background, local knowledge, and vibrant personality. The 25-year-old Lynn native received a Bachelor’s degree from the New England Institute of Art in...

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Devin at Home with the Navigators

July 24, 2015
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Devin at Home with the Navigators

Kyle Devin is finally home for the summer and he couldn’t be happier. The former Classical High baseball standout is back playing with the North Shore Navigators after starting the summer baseball season as a temp with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters of the North Woods League and then playing for the Seacoast Mavericks in...

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O’Toole and Rowing a Perfect Mix at ULowell

July 24, 2015
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O’Toole and Rowing a Perfect Mix at ULowell

Mark O’Toole Jr. is competitive and as a student at St. Mary’s he channeled that energy into ice hockey and lacrosse. When it came time to head off to the University of Massachusetts Lowell last fall, playing the sports he had grown up playing wasn’t an option. He was looking for something to fill...

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Onward and Upward:Nick Liatsos Opens Health Pro Physical Therapy in Revere

July 24, 2015
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Onward and Upward:Nick Liatsos Opens Health Pro Physical Therapy in Revere

Nick Liatsos stands 6 feet, 4 inches tall, looks like he stepped out of a men’s fitness magazine, and still competes actively in sports, basketball mostly, a love of hoops that dates back to his days as player at Lynn English High School and in the St. George Greek Orthodox Basketball League . It...

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Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce News

July 24, 2015
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LACC launchs Young Professionals imitative The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce will launch its Young Professionals imitative on Thursday, July 23rd on the rooftop of the All Care VNA Building, 210 Market Street in Lynn with Spirit and food tasting from 5:30pm – 8:00pm.    Ryan & Wood Distillery from Gloucester will showcase their...

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English Football Ready to Start New Era

July 24, 2015
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The 2015 football season is knocking on the door and that means the start of a new era for the English High football team. English High alumni Chris Carroll was named head coach in February and since then he has been busy assembling his staff and attending to the myriad of other details like...

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Gold Medal Achievement:Tori Faieta Leads U.S.A. To Title at World Deaf Games

July 22, 2015
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Basketball players are always looking to take their game to the next level and Lynn’s Tori Faieta is no exception.  The 2015 Stonehill College graduate hit the international stage last week at the World Deaf Basketball Championships in Taiwan and as has been the case since her playing days at St. Mary’s, success followed....

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Community Turns Out to Support Coach Jeff Blydell

July 22, 2015
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Baseball fans, players, friends, family and co-workers turned out in force last weekend to show their support for Lynn’s Jeff Blydell, a coach and teacher who is fighting cancer. The North Shore Baseball League took over Fraser Field Sunday to honor Blydell, who founded and still coaches the North Shore Phillies, one of the...

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Drink Coffee, Do Good:Haven Project Will Open New Café on Munroe Street

July 22, 2015
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The Haven Project, a Lynn-based program that helps homeless young adults, will be opening a new café, The Land of A Thousand Hills Coffee Company, on Munroe Street this fall. The Southern-based Thousand Hills coffee company, whose motto is “Drink Coffee, Do Good,” is partnering with The Haven Project in a social enterprise venture...

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NSBL Plans Special Day to Honor Blydell

July 14, 2015
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NSBL Plans Special Day to Honor Blydell

What better way to honor a man whose passion is baseball than to play baseball. Earlier this spring Jeff Blydell, a well-known baseball coach in the North Shore Baseball League and a former star athlete in Lynn, was diagnosed with melanoma. Blydell, who is also an English High assistant baseball coach, has been undergoing...

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He a Big Hit in Baseball:Marquese Avery Belts a Grand Slam for Wyoma Ll All-stars

July 14, 2015
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He a Big Hit in Baseball:Marquese Avery Belts a Grand Slam for Wyoma Ll All-stars

The name “Avery” stands for basketball coaching excellence in Lynn. Ten-year-old Marquese Avery’s father, is Marvin Avery, the former Lynn Tech coach who led the Tigers to a state championship in 2002 and sent several players on to college basketball, most notably Memphis star Antonio Anderson, who also played in the National Basketball Association....

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Lynn Democrats to Hold Their Annual Family Cookout and Food Drive Sunday

July 14, 2015
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The Lynn Democratic City Committee’s Sixteenth Annual Family Cookout and Sixth Annual Food Drive will be held on Sunday, July 12th, from 2-5pm at Debbie and Coley Walsh’s yard, 16 Coolidge Road, Lynn. Democratic state and local elected officials and candidates for office are planning to attend. Former Governor Michael Dukakis and former Congressman...

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