Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

September 15, 2016
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For every generation of Americans for the past near-century, there have been seminal events for which those who were of a certain age can recall “where they were” when they “heard the news.” Every member of the Greatest Generation could recall with vivid clarity the announcement by President Roosevelt of the Day of Infamy...

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New Golf Bags for Student Golfers

September 8, 2016
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New Golf Bags for Student Golfers

Members of the Lynn English, Lynn Classical and St. Mary’s High School teams received new golf bags from the Gannon Building Association this past Thursday, Sept. 1 at Gannon Municipal Golf Course.

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Beliveau Announces Plans for Babe Ruth Awards Banquet:World Series Team Will Be Honored

September 8, 2016
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Beliveau Announces Plans for Babe Ruth Awards Banquet:World Series Team Will Be Honored

By Cary Shuman Greater Lynn Babe Ruth (GLBR) President Jim Beliveau has announced that the annual awards banquet will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. at the Nahant Country Club. The GLBR organization had an historic season in which the 15-year-old All-Star team, led by manager Leon Elwell and coaches Sean...

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St. Mary’s Students Hit the Road to Check Out Colleges

September 8, 2016
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More than 100 St. Mary’s High School students took advantage of a new program to get an up-close look at some New England colleges this summer. The College Prep and Visit program is a guidance department initiative that was introduced over the summer. Students were given the opportunity to visit as many as seven...

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Sports 09-06-2016

September 8, 2016
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Lynn English High School athlete DeLeon, named a Triple-Impact Competitor Cynthia DeLeon, a senior lacrosse, soccer, and swimming athlete at Lynn English High School in Lynn, Massachusetts, was named a Triple-Impact Competitor by Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)–New England.  Cynthia is one of twenty New England high school scholar athletes to receive this recognition, and...

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Lynn English 50th Class ReUnion

September 1, 2016
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Lynn English 50th Class ReUnion

The Lynn English High School Class of 1966 celebrated its 50th Reunion Saturday night in Wakefield. Pictured at the reunion are, from left, Robert Barnard, Francie Avadanian Sudak, who was superb as the master of ceremonies, former Supt. of Lynn Schools Nick Kostan, and Lois Penino.

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Money Talking in Sheriff’s Race:Coppinger,Marks and Jajuga Lead the Fundraising Race in Campaign for Essex Sheriff

September 1, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Essex County voters will head to the polls in just over a week to whittle the field of 13 candidates for Essex County Sheriff down to less than a handful, but the early betting, as in many elected races, is on the candidates with the biggest campaign war chests as...

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State to Host Sept 7 Meeting About Route 107

September 1, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. State officials from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will visit Lynn on Wednesday, September 7 at Lynn English Auditorium from 6 to 8 p.m., to present to the public their findings from a year-long survey and outreach campaign aimed at identifying solutions to the traffic congestion and safety problems...

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Police Briefs 08-30-2016

September 1, 2016
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Police arrest two, seize guns and drugs Lynn police arrested Gary Freeman, 20 and Braulio Torres, 21, each of Lynn, after being flagged down by a 17-year old Lynn man who claimed the two suspects had brandished a gun at him and accused him of stealing a cell phone in the area of Marian...

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Time Warp to Lynn in the 1800’s Coming September 17

September 1, 2016
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Join the Lynn Community Association on September 17th for a free tour of a Lynn icon in history—visit the Grand Army of the Republic Museum at 58 Andrews Street downtown for a close-up tour of  Civil War memorabilia. This event is one ofmore than 100 free events that are part of Trails & Sails:...

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Enjoy Labor Day Weekend — Safely

September 1, 2016
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It’s hard to believe, but the inevitable has arrived — Labor Day weekend is here. For those of us in the Greater Boston area, this has been the most incredible summer that anyone can remember (and for some of us, that’s a lot longer than we’d like to admit). This has been the sunniest...

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Lynn Reigns Again at Gallant Tournament:Connor, Moran Power Squad to Title

September 1, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Lynn Manager Jeff Earp had to start building the Gallant Tournament Little League All-Star team a week later than usual this summer. Earp was busy helping the Greater Lynn Babe Ruth All-Stars raise funds for their trip to the Babe Ruth World World Series in North Dakota. But once Earp and...

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Chocolate Flower Power:Lynn Area Chamber Creates Partnerships

August 29, 2016
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Chocolate Flower Power:Lynn Area Chamber Creates Partnerships

CB Stuffer owner, Erin Calvo-Bacci and Welch Florist Sales & Marketing Manager Jim Reece were introduced at an LACC holiday Women in Networking event and the cross-promotion soon followed. “We’ve always carried chocolate for baskets or as an accessory at Welch Florist, but found that the it didn’t have a long shelf life,” says...

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Lynn All-Stars Make A Big Impression at World Series in North Dakota

August 29, 2016
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Lynn All-Stars Make A Big Impression at World Series in North Dakota

By Joyce Erekson The Babe Ruth 15-year-old All-Stars returned home to a heroes’ welcome Sunday after playing in the Babe Ruth World Series last week in Williston, North Dakota. A crowd of about 100 people gathered at Bowzer Complex Sunday afternoon to welcome home the team, which saw its bid for a national championship...

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Sports 08-23-2016

August 29, 2016
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The Best of the Best Grand slam propels Nikolakakis to All-Tournament Team selection By Cary Shuman There is no bigger stage in Babe Ruth Baseball than the World Series and Anthony Nikolakakis brought his ‘A’ game to North Dakota. Make that A-plus. Nikolakakis earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team for a potent offensive...

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Jim Barber’s Lucky Strike Lanes Closes its Doors

August 22, 2016
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Jim Barber’s Lucky Strike Lanes Closes its Doors

By Cary Shuman Dave Barber, one of the best candlepin bowlers in the world, had the words to fit the occasion: It was a bittersweet day. “It’s sad to see the bowling business go, but I’m happy for my parents , they’re retiring,” said Barber. “My father has put in a...

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Lynnway Sportscenter is Alive and Well

August 22, 2016
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Lynnway Sportscenter is Alive and Well

By Cary Shuman Sean and Paul Crowley want the residents of Lynn to know that the Lynnway Sportscenter is alive and well and open for bowling seven days a week. The Crowleys were responding to rumors circulating in the city that Lynnway would be closing its doors. The Crowley family, who has owned and...

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$4.2 Million City Deficit Likely To Be Balanced With Reserves

August 22, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Lynn Chief Financial Officer Peter Caron  informed the Council Ways and means Committee this week that the city’s FY 2017 budget, which just began on July 1, is already projected to be $4.2 million in deficit, without additional appropriation or budget cuts. However, when asked after the meeting how the...

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Yes,We Are In A State Of Drought

August 22, 2016
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Many regions in Massachusetts are facing drought or near-drought conditions. According to federal drought authorities, about 62 percent of the state is considered to be under “severe drought” and some areas northwest of Boston are in “extreme drought.” Water restrictions are in place in just about every community in the state which is not...

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From West Lynn to North Dakota the Leydons are Set for the Series

August 19, 2016
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From West Lynn to North Dakota the Leydons are Set for the Series

By Cary Shuman Aedon Leydon received the St. Mary’s High School  junior varsity coaches award Tuesday night, his last bit of baseball business before heading to North Dakota for the Babe Ruth World Series. Aedon shared the honor with his proud father and lifelong baseball coach, Sean Leydon, just as he has shared his...

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Save the Harbor’s 6th Annual Beach Bash and Splash

August 19, 2016
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Save the Harbor’s 6th Annual Beach Bash and Splash

350 kids from across the city and around the region, including groups from Lynn, South Boston, Dorchester, the South End, and Jamaica Plain made a very big splash on the beach last Friday at Save the Harbor’s 6th Annual Beach Bash and Splash at DCR’s Carson Beach.  Among the groups that took part this...

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Mayor,Police Union Have Come To Terms:$3 Million Deal Retroactive to 2014

August 19, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy announced on Tuesday that the city and the Lynn Police Association have reached an agreement on a proposed contract that would be retroactive to 2014 and provide more than $3million in wage increases for police officers through the end of the deal in 2018. “The new...

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GLSS Offers Free Workshops to Improve Health,Well-Being

August 19, 2016
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The Kiosk for Living Well and Healthy Living Programs sponsored by Greater Lynn Senior Services offer free workshops throughout the year to help people improve their quality of life, health, and well-being.  Registrations are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for a number of workshops beginning in late summer and fall. Beginning on...

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MRFRS Catmobile Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Van Lynn Visit Aug 20

August 19, 2016
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The Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society Catmobile will visit Super Stop & Shop, 35 Washington St., in Lynn, on Saturday, Aug. 20, to perform low-cost spay/neuter procedures ($120/$80; ferals, $40). The Catmobile is staffed by a licensed veterinarian and one veterinary technician. The package consists of a brief exam, spay/neuter, rabies vaccinations for cats...

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