Local Water Quality Varies from Beach to Beach

June 3, 2016
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In 2015, overall water quality on all of the Boston Harbor Region’s public beaches was down from a high of 96 percent in 2014 to 92 percent in 2015, primarily as a result of frequent summer storms. Though total rainfall was actually up slightly from 2014, in 2015 there were more than 30 summer...

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Breed Middle School Memorial Day Assembly

June 3, 2016
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Breed Middle School held a Memorial Day Assembly on May 27 to commemorate our country’s veterans. The ceremony was dedicated to past and present servicemen and women in the armed forces who have protected our freedom, and included a special photographic display of portraits of loved ones who have served in the military. “It’s...

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Mia Nowicki Powers St Mary’s to Holland Championship

June 3, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Just perfect. St. Mary’s junior Mia Nowicki came on in relief and pitched four perfect innings to help the Spartans defeat Lynn Classical, 6-4, in nine innings in the championship game of the John Holland Memorial Tournament Sunday at Grace Rogato Field. Nowicki, a flame-throwing righthander, retired all 12 batters she...

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Malden Catholic Celebrates 81st Annual Commencement

June 3, 2016
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Malden Catholic recently celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2016 on Saturday, May 21, in the Doherty Gymnasium at Malden Catholic. The 139 diplomas were conferred by Headmaster Mr. Thomas J. Doherty III. Members of the Malden Catholic Class of 2015 have received college scholarships with a four-year value of more than $18...

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St Mary’s High School Senior Prom

May 27, 2016
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St Mary’s High School Senior Prom

Students at the St. Mary’s High School senior prom gathered on the boardwalk to take a photo with the Boston skyline behind the Royal Sonesta Hotel at their prom this past Thursday evening.

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Lynn Hispanic Scholarship Fund

May 27, 2016
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Lynn Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Brenda Mejia led her fellow students in a traditional dance last Friday, May 20, during the Lynn Hispanic Scholarship Fund. More than 25,000 in scholarships were awarded.  

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Gannon GC Tees Up for Season

May 27, 2016
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Gannon GC Tees Up for Season

By Joyce Erekson Golfers in these parts are a hardy lot and that’s a good thing given the fickle weather they battle every spring when they’re itching to break out the clubs. This spring, like many, has been a tease. Gannon Golf Course opened Tuesday, March 8, and two months later, the weather is...

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Lynn is At the Center of Development,North of Boston

May 27, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. “The future’s in the air I can feel it everywhere Blowing with the wind of change” -The Scorpions, 1991   It may seem trite to quote a heavy metal rock song from the 1990s, when opening a discussion about the future of Lynn, but the fact is that the ‘Winds...

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Effort Being Renewed to Retire Tony Conigliaro’s Red Sox Jersey

May 27, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Richie Conigliaro said his family is renewing its campaign to have his late brother Tony Conigliaro’s Red Sox jersey No. 25 retired. One of the supporters of the effort is Revere resident Mickey Casoli, who knew Tony C. when he was growing up in Revere and remains a close friend of...

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Police Briefs 05-24-2016

May 27, 2016
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CrimeBriefs By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. A trio of violent crime reports jumped into the headlines in Lynn this week, as Lynn Police dealt with two cases involving guns and a reported kidnapping. However, arrests have been made in all three cases. Friday night shooting leads top pair of arrests Police responded to an Essex...

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Enjoy the Weekend — Safely

May 27, 2016
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We saw a statistic the other day that seemed baffling: The death toll on our nation’s roads and highways once again is on the rise. Last year, there were 38,000 highway fatalities in America. That’s about 100 Americans killed every day in motor vehicle-related crashes and accidents. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands...

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Let’s Remember the True Meaning of Memorial Day

May 27, 2016
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Memorial Day, our most solemn national holiday, will take place this weekend. It is symptomatic of our national culture that for most Americans, the true meaning of Memorial Day has long been lost amidst the excesses of our materialistic society. Since the 1960s, when Congress voted to make it part of a three-day weekend,...

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Having Fun

May 20, 2016
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Having Fun

The Lynn Classical High School varsity softball team was all hands on deck for team photo day this past Tuesday morning.

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Lynn Resident Soun H. Lee Honored at UMass Amherst

May 20, 2016
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Lynn Resident Soun H. Lee Honored at UMass Amherst

By Joyce Erekson When Soun H. Lee arrived in the United States from Cambodia at the age of 12, one thing became immediately clear to him. He had to learn English and he had to do it quickly. Lee tells the story of how he carried an English-Cambodian dictionary around with him for the...

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City to Rebid Property Sale on Neptune Street

May 20, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. According to City of Lynn attorney James Lamanna the city has decided to move forward with a plan to sell a portion of public land that currently serves as a traffic island on Neptune Street, in order to allow the intersection to be re-worked in a more traffic safety way...

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Meet Me At The Museum! June 22

May 20, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For 20 years LynnArts has given residents, visitors and artists of all kinds of expression a place to experience and enjoy the arts in downtown Lynn. The LynnArts building at 25 Exchange Street has been a hub for performances, exhibits and demonstrations of the visual and performing arts in the...

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Former Railroad Tracks Removed from City Streets

May 20, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Motorists rejoice. Transportation contractor Keolis Commuter Services had work crews in the city this week working with Lynn Department of public Works staff to remove old, unused railroad tracks that had been crisscrossing West Lynn streets for generations. Work crews were seen on Cottage Street on Monday, Spencer Street on...

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Lynn Sailor Serves Aboard Guided Missile Destroyer in Spain

May 20, 2016
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By Lt. Philip Fortnam, Navy Office of Community Outreach Public Affairs A Lynn, Massachusetts native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS Donald Cook. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Carter is a logistics specialist aboard the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer operating out of Rota, Spain. Donald Cook...

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Obituaries 05-17-2016

May 20, 2016
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Judith Sarro Of East Boston Judith A. (Jordan) Sarro of East Boston died peacefully on May 14. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph; devoted mother of Joseph R. of Boston, Gerald and his wife, Margaret of Plympton,MA, James C. and his wife, Dina  of Winthrop, Judith A. Sarro and her husband, Luis Sanchez of Lynn,...

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John’s Roast Beef and TV-15 Sports Awards Night

May 13, 2016
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John’s Roast Beef and TV-15 Sports Awards Night

Taso Nickolapoulos of John’s Roast Beef and sportscaster John Hoffman of TV-15 hosted their annual awards night for Lynn high school athletes at the Breed Middle School. Pictured after the ceremony, are St. Mary’s basketball coach Dave Brown, Lynn Jets hockey coach Joseph Conlon, Marty Harrington of Harrington Trophy, master of ceremonies John Hoffman,...

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Michael Marks Announces Candidacy for Essex County Sheriff’s Position

May 13, 2016
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Michael Marks Announces Candidacy for Essex County Sheriff’s Position

By Cary Shuman Lynn resident Michael Marks announced his candidacy for Sheriff of Essex County at a campaign kickoff event May 4 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Marks told the capacity crowd that he has dedicated the last 28 years of his life working in the Essex County Sheriff’s Department. He is currently...

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Rob Upton Steps Down from Classical Soccer Job

May 13, 2016
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By Joyce Erekson Rob Upton has stepped down from the Classical High boys soccer coaching job after nine years with the program, the last five as head coach. Upton’s resignation means Classical will be looking to fill two soccer jobs during  the offseason. Last month Justina Gaeta, the Classical girls head coach, stepped down....

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Five Announced Sheriff’s Candidates to Meet in Forum

May 13, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Five candidates who have already begun their campaigns to succeed Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins, will participate Thursday night in the African-American Leadership Council forum at the Community Brotherhood Club, located at 15 Coburn St. in Lynn. According to Darrell Murkison, who will serve as the event’s master of ceremonies,...

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Malden Catholic High School Held the 10th Annual Gala

May 13, 2016
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Malden Catholic High School held the 10th Annual Gala on Thursday, with over 300 guests in attendance, including Malden Mayor Gary Christensen.  This event, which is the largest fundraising endeavor of the year for Malden Catholic, raised more than $300,000 to benefit academic and co-curricular programs, financial aid and athletics. Medford residents, Paul and...

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