Veterinarians:Warriors in the Battle Against Disease

March 3, 2017
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By Dr. Arve Lee Willingham Don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet. Even though the World Health Organization recently declared that the Zika virus is no longer a global health emergency, other diseases are growing more threatening each day. Consider leptospirosis, a bacterial disease transmitted through infected animal urine that claimed dozens of...

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Letter to the Editor

March 3, 2017
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New options for consumers To the Editor, The sharing economy is changing the way the world does business, delivering new options for consumers and extra income for service providers like those who occasionally rent out space in their home on a short-term basis. That’s a good thing. But as these new technologies continue to...

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Obituaries 02-28-2017

March 3, 2017
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Melvin John Morrison, Jr. Retired Core Director of Westborough State Hospital Melvin John “Boston Mel’ Morrison, Jr. of Silver Springs, Florida, formerly of Lynn, passed away  February 19. He was 73 years old. Born in Boston he moved to the Florida area 13 years ago  from Lynn.  He was the retired Core Director for...

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Guest Reader

February 28, 2017
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Guest Reader

Students at the Callahan Elementary School in Lynn were treated to several guest readers this past Thursday,Feb. 16, during Read Out Loud Day. Pictured is Postman Kevin Cole reading to a group of kindergarten children.

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Singing for A Good Cause:Vocalist Dublin Donates Record Sales to MBT

February 28, 2017
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Singing for A Good Cause:Vocalist Dublin Donates Record Sales to MBT

By Cary Shuman Lynn resident Cliff Dublin arrives weekly at My Brother’s Table food shelter ready to lend a helping hand wherever he is needed. Maria Coccimiglio, MBT development and events manager, appreciates Dublin’s volunteer efforts. And she appreciates the funds that Dublin, a singer for many years, donates to MBT from his record...

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Ballot Question on Schools Likely to Create Campaigns

February 28, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. With the ballot question date now set for Lynn voters to consider a voluntary tax increase to build two new schools – to serve Pickering Middle School and West Lynn students – proponents and opponents have already begun organizing campaigns to influence voters. The Special Election will be held on...

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News Briefs

February 28, 2017
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Spring Skills Basketball Clinic 2017 This will be a high intensity clinic for boys and girls  to get you in shape and to help develop basketball skills. Drills are designed to help any player at any level with ball handing, shooting (off the dribble, off screens and off the pass), creating your own shot...

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Moulton Bringing Constituent Services Directly to Cities and Towns

February 28, 2017
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Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) announced that his district representatives  will hold office hours in all 39 cities and towns in the Sixth District this year. Office hours will provide constituents an opportunity to visit with Moulton’s team of district representatives outside of normal business hours and in their own community so that Moulton’s team...

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$97.1M Grant Awarded for Pickering and West Lynn Middle Schools

February 28, 2017
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State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), and MSBA Executive Director John K. McCarthy announced that the MSBA Board of Directors voted to approve a grant of up to $97,100,607 million for a two school solution project for a new Pickering and West Lynn Middle Schools located in...

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NSCC Seeks Alumni for Board of Trustees

February 28, 2017
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The North Shore Community College (NSCC) Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the Elected Alumni representative to the college’s Board of Trustees.  The Elected Alumni Trustee must be an NSCC graduate.  The responsibilities of Massachusetts community college trustees are described in state law under Chapter 15A and include selecting and annually evaluating the college...

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Storm Watching

February 17, 2017
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Storm Watching

Danny Bright III and his dad, Danny Bright Jr., watch waves hit on Lynn Shore Drive Monday afternoon.

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Classical Girls Hoop Takes a Trip to UCONN

February 17, 2017
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Classical Girls Hoop Takes a Trip to UCONN

The Lynn Classical girls basketball team, who is having an outstanding season and has qualified for the State Tournament, enjoyed a special field trip Saturday to Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut where the Rams players and coaches watched the No. 1-ranked UConn women’s basketball team defeat Southern Methodist University for their 99th consecutive victory....

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Optimistic:City Council Moves Closer to Two New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

February 17, 2017
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By Sam Minton On Tuesday night Lynn City Council members passed a motion that could lead to two new medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. Council members agreed to send a letter of non-opposition to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  The next step for the two prospective groups is to enter into a...

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Lynn Police Investigating Possible Homicide

February 17, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Investigators from the Lynn Police and Essex County District Attorney’s office are investigating an apparent homicide this week, after a man’s body was found in the snow on Surfside Road Monday morning, and later determined that the man had suffered a single gunshot wound to the neck and upper torso...

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Salem State’s Coach Donovan Ready for New Baseball Season

February 17, 2017
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By Jordan Hill Coach Al Donovan was named head coach of the Salem State University’s Vikings men baseball team on August 30, 2016.  Donovan has been part of the University’s baseball staff since 2015, and was selected to replace former head coach Mike Ward. Three new assistants joined the staff this season.  Angelo Salustri...

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Overdose Deaths on the Rise

February 17, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Lynn police reported that two more people died of apparent heroin overdoses on Monday, bringing the total number of fatal overdoes for February to seven, including a rash of five fatal overdoses that occurred between February 3 and February 7, when Lynn police speculated that a “bad batch” of the...

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Lynn Democrats to Elect Delegates to State Convention

February 17, 2017
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Lynn Democrats will be holding a caucus at the Lynn Housing Authority Community Room, 10 Church St on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 10:00am, to elect delegates and alternates for the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention that will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell. “Our caucuses are a great...

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Roca Founder and CEO Molly Baldwin Presents at TEDx Pennsylvania Avenue

February 17, 2017
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Molly Baldwin, founder and CEO of Chelsea-based Roca Inc. delivered a powerful talk Thursday at TEDxPennsylvaniaAvenue, sharing the story of Roca and how relentless outreach and data can help change the cycle of recidivism in our country. Baldwin was one of 14 speakers invited to the Newseum in Washington D.C. to share their visions...

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John Dullea Serves as LFC Boxing Coach

February 17, 2017
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John Dullea, father of former Peabody High track standouts Natasha and Loren Dullea, St. John’s Prep basketball coach John Dullea and former Bishop Fenwick and Salem State captain Bridget Dullea, is the boxing coach at the center. A former Salem Police officer for 30 years, Dullea has coached many Golden Glove and Marciano Tournament...

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Gem of a Gym:Lynn Fitness Center is Training High School and College Athletes

February 17, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Ken Green Jr. has the appropriate scheme of colors in his logo at the aptly named Lynn Fitness Center (LFC) located at 161 Eastern Ave. There’s the green and gold of Classical, the blue and gold of St. Mary’s, the Tiger blue and orgage of Tech, and the scarlet and grey...

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LACC Annual Awards Dinner

February 10, 2017
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LACC Annual Awards Dinner

Andy Giller of New Angle Glass gets a kiss from Chamber President Leslie Gould and Chairperson Teresa Sarno looks on after winning Large Business of the Year during the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce’s (LACC) annual awards dinner last Weds., Feb. 1.

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Goalie Greatness:Katie Burt Backbones BC’s 2-1 Win in Women’s Beanpot Final

February 10, 2017
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Goalie Greatness:Katie Burt Backbones BC’s 2-1 Win in Women’s Beanpot Final

By Cary Shuman Boston College has arguably two of the finest women’s hockey players in the world at their respective positions in goaltender Katie Burt of Lynn and defenseman Megan Keller of Farmington Hills, Michigan. When they are at the top of their game as they were in the championship game of the Women’s...

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Classical Swimmers Take Home City Bragging Rights

February 10, 2017
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Classical Swimmers Take Home City Bragging Rights

By Joyce Erekson Turns out the New England Patriots weren’t the only team engaged in a “drive for five” this weekends. The Classical High swim team came into Saturday night’s  annual Lynn City Swim Meet at Tech looking to win the champions for the fifth year in a row and like the Patriots, who...

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Figueroa Announces for City Council

February 10, 2017
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Figueroa Announces for City Council

By Cary Shuman Jaime Figueroa has announced his candidacy for Lynn councilor-at-large in the 2017 city election this fall. Figueroa is currently treasurer of the Lynn Community Association. “I’ve been a public servant almost five years,” said Figueroa. “I’m a committed resident to bettering my community in Lynn and I bring a new, fresh...

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