Obituaries 10-07-2014

October 13, 2014
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Mary Donahue Mass General Hospital Retiree; Listening Place and Franciscan Community Volunteer Mary A. Donahue, a 40-year resident of Lynn, passed away October 1 after a brief illness at Salem Hospital. She was 77 years old. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio,  was the daughter of the late John P. and Mary Ellen (Giessen) Donahue, she...

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Lynn Auditorium’s Fall Lineup Rocks: Boz Scaggs, Ian Anderson, Buddy Guy Just a Few of the Acts Coming to Lynn

October 6, 2014
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Last year, when the city of Lynn Community Development Office and Mayor Kennedy announced plans to push forward with renovations of Lynn Auditorium that included new air conditioning , Community Development Director Jamie Marsh promised that the new AC would not only help attract summer time concerts, but would help the auditorium attract more...

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Annual Women Veterans Memorial Ceremony on Friday

October 6, 2014
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The Lynn Veterans Council will once again celebrate and remember the sacrifices of our nation’s  female veterans with its Annual Women Veterans Memorial Ceremony on Friday, October 3 beginning at 11 a.m. in the City Hall lobby. According to Jeffrey Hollet of the Lynn Veterans Office, the ceremony this year will feature U.S. Army...

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Supporting Our Military: St. John’s Prep Senior Cullen Dunnigan Will Run in Marine Marathon in D.C.

October 6, 2014
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Supporting Our Military: St. John’s Prep Senior Cullen Dunnigan Will Run in Marine Marathon in D.C.

St. John’s Prep senior Cullen Dunnigan of Lynn is training for the Marine Corps Marathon that will be held Oct. 26 in Washington, D.C. Dunnigan, 18, will run in the 26.2-mile event as a member of the U.S. Navy Memorial Team that is raising funds for the Navy Memorial Foundation and the Wounded Warrior...

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Captain Richard Phillips at Lynn Classical

October 6, 2014
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Captain Richard Phillips at Lynn Classical

Captain  Richard Phillips now knows to never trust a pirate. That’s what the once-kidnapped ships captain told students at Lynn Classical High School last Thursday afternoon concerning his ordeal with Somali pirates in April 2009. “I wasn’t some sort of sacrificial lamb as has often been reported in the media inaccurately, but rather I...

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Gentile is NSCC’s New President

September 29, 2014
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Gentile is NSCC’s New President

Making the World a Better Place was the theme of the Inauguration of Dr. Patricia A. Gentile as North Shore Community College’s fourth, and first female, president, September 19. The ceremony, attended by nearly 500 and held in the college’s Lynn campus gym, featured pomp, circumstance and a student and staff flash mob, and...

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LCA to Host Guided Tour Of Pine Grove Cemetery

September 29, 2014
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The Lynn Community Association, dedicated to promoting pride and ownership of the Lynn community through beautification, education and recreation activities in Lynn’s neighborhoods has partnered with the Essex National Heritage Area’s Trails and Sails program, the Pine Grove Cemetery Association and the Lynn Historical Commission to highlight the beauty Lynn’s Pine Grove Cemetery on...

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Parents of Freshmen at Lynn Classicial Invited for Program

September 29, 2014
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Join us for Parent University–a new program at Classical High School exclusively for the parents of incoming freshmen!  Meet teachers, guidance counselors and the staff who can help your child succeed. Ninth grade is the most important year for students–getting off on the right start will help determine your child’s long-term success. Parent University...

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Dr. Patricia A. Gentile’s Presidential Inaugural Address at NSCC

September 29, 2014
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Thank you everyone for your very kind and gracious words of welcome and support. I feel completely enveloped in wonderful encouragement, and am humbled and moved by your faith and belief in me. It is partnerships with all of you and the groups that you represent that will move North Shore Community College effectively...

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Pine Hill’s Colin Reddy is Presented Sonny Man Hill Sportmanship Award

September 29, 2014
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Pine Hill’s Colin Reddy is Presented Sonny Man Hill Sportmanship Award

When Pine Hill Little League All-Star Colin Reddy was asked to make a speech after receiving the Sonny Man Hill Sportsmanship Award, the Breed Middle School eighth grader said, “Thank you.” Reddy didn’t have to say much: his sensational Little League career, capped off by winning the Lynn Home Run Derby and the Gallant...

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Gov. Patrick Endorses Seth Moulton in Congressional Election

September 22, 2014
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Gov. Patrick Endorses Seth Moulton in Congressional Election

Governor Deval Patrick announced his endorsement of Seth Moulton for Congress in the Sixth District. The event was held Sept. 12 outside the Salem Old Town Hall at Derby Square in Salem. More than 150 people attended the event.

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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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