Children’s Concert and Day At the Park Set for July 30

July 30, 2016
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The Friends of Lynn and Nahant Beach will hold the Sixth Annual Children’s Concert and Day at the Park” on Saturday, July 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The event will be held at Red Rock Park on Lynn Shore Drive overlooking Lynn beach. The popular Toe Jam Puppet Band will perform from...

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Sports 07-26-2016

July 30, 2016
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Burt and Anderson selected Co-MVPs Of New England Babe Ruth Regionals By Cary Shuman Greater Lynn Babe Ruth 15-year-old All-Stars Christian Burt and Dayshon Anderson were presented the Co-Most Valuable Player Award by GLBR President Jim Beliveau during a ceremony at home plate following the championship game of the New England Regionals. Both players...

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The New England Regionals:Massachusetts Champion Lynn Babe Ruth Set to Compete for World Series Berth

July 22, 2016
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The New England Regionals:Massachusetts Champion Lynn Babe Ruth Set to Compete for World Series Berth

By Cary Shuman Leon Elwell has known for a few years that the players on his 15-year-old Lynn Babe Ruth Baseball All-Star team were a special group. They have not only excelled on the field but they have been a credit to the city, their schools, and their families. Beginning tonight, the newly crowned...

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McCarriston Plots Her Course:Broadcast Dreams Begin with the Navigators

July 22, 2016
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McCarriston Plots Her Course:Broadcast Dreams Begin with the Navigators

By Cary Shuman Shanna McCarriston is doing what she loves this summer and that is working in the world of sports. McCarriston is a press intern in social media and conducts post-game interviews for the North Shore Navigators. She is also working in the WBZ-TV Channel 4 sports department as an intern. A 21-year-old...

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Summertime Music and Fun

July 22, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Lynn Farmer’s Market Thursday in Central square The Lynn Farmers Market will be open today (Thursday) beginning at 11 a.m. in Central Square. Residents are encouraged to come down to the square this afternoon to fund fresh produce and other farm fresh foods and products. 12:01 Blues Band at Red...

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Council Votes to Allow Food Trucks in Lynn

July 22, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Lynn City Council voted this week to approve a change in the zoning ordinance, and for the first time allow food trucks to operate within the city limits. The zoning change was initiated by the Building Department, after several city councilors reported getting calls from people who were interested...

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State Rep Cahill’s Route 107 Corridor Amendment Passes

July 22, 2016
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The plan to evaluate and improve transportation issues along the Route 107 Corridor received a financial boost as an amendment, co-sponsored by State Representatives Dan Cahill (D-Lynn) and Paul Tucker (D-Salem), passed as part of An Act Relative to Job Creation, Workforce Development and Infrastructure Investment. The amendment gives the Massachusetts Department of Transportation...

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Thirteen Schools and Individuals Honored for Success With Safe Routes to School Program

July 22, 2016
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Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today joined the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) in honoring 13 schools and individuals for their work to promote and train students to bicycle and walk to school in a safe manner as part of the Safe Routes to School Program. “I am thrilled to see the passion and skills...

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Summer Learning Collaborative Expands to 14 Cities and Towns

July 22, 2016
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United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley announced today it is expanding its highly-successful Summer Learning Collaborative to 14 cities and towns serving over 3,000 elementary school-age children in the region.  United Way’s Summer Learning Collaborative kicked off this month in several Boston neighborhoods, Lynn, Cambridge, Revere, Winthrop, Salem, Peabody, Somerville, Lowell, and...

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Our Summer of Discontent

July 22, 2016
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Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might happen sporadically, now when we go on-line each morning to look at the latest news, we find ourselves reading about some terrible act committed either...

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From Lynn to Las Vegas:Ward Wins Miss. Mass. United States Pageant; Will Compete For National Title

July 15, 2016
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From Lynn to Las Vegas:Ward Wins Miss. Mass. United States Pageant; Will Compete For National Title

By Cary Shuman As a young girl growing up in Lynn, Sonyaa Ward always wanted to compete in beauty pageants. But citing “a lack of confidence,” she backed out of Miss Massachusetts Teen USA and Miss Massachusetts USA competitions. Proving it’s never too late to pursue one’s dreams, Ward entered her first pageant, Miss...

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Gauthier Pitching in Arizona League

July 15, 2016
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Gauthier Pitching in Arizona League

By Joyce Erekson Former Classical High/Hartford University pitcher Kyle Gauthier is making some noise this summer as a free agent with the Arizona League Padres, a rookie-level minor league team affiliated with the San Diego Padres. The 6-4, 220 pound righty has appeared in five games (as of July 10). In eight innings pitched...

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State of the City Address Set for July 19

July 15, 2016
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Lynn Community Association will host its 6th Annual State of the City address with Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy on Tuesday, July 19th, 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus, 177 Lynnfield Street, Lynn. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Association President Tyron Hawkins said, “This annual event is very...

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Lynn Adult Education Offers New Services

July 15, 2016
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“Thousands of adults in Lynn do not have the skills they need to be able to support themselves and their families. Thousands of children are being raised in poverty or at the margins. Operation Bootstrap is actively engaged in efforts to develop the human capital this population represents,” says Executive Director, Edward Tirrell. “Turning...

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Rep.Crighton’s Housing Bill Included In Economic Development Legislation

July 15, 2016
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The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed House Bill 4461, An Act Relative to Job Creation, Workforce Development and Infrastructure Investment. Included in H4461 was language from a bill filed by Representative Brendan Crighton (H1089) that would expand the eligibility criteria for the Housing Development Incentive Program (HDIP). HDIP aims to increase residential growth, expand...

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Lynn Mother Joins Six Children as NSCC Alumni

July 15, 2016
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When Florence Kiambe walked across the stage to receive her associate’s degree in Liberal Arts at North Shore Community College’s recent 50th Commencement, she was following in the footsteps of six of her children, all NSCC alumni who encouraged their mother to join them in gaining an education. Today all seven Kiambes are gainfully...

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Meet You At Red Rock:Summer isn’t Summer Without Popular Concert Series

July 15, 2016
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It’s hot.  The kids need a diversion and you could use some relaxation after a long day.  What you need is a family activity that’s not too active but something outdoors, preferably somewhere cool.  For a fun event that’s just right for a warm summer night, the beach is the place to go. Each...

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Sadness Across America

July 15, 2016
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The shooting deaths of two black men by white police officers in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, and then the assassination of five white officers by a black sniper in Dallas, have shocked Americans of all ages, races, color, and creeds. These tragic deaths that have filled the headlines this past week have unleashed a...

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Obituaries 07-12-2016

July 15, 2016
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Doris Hanan Dynamic lady, formerly of Lynn, with a talent for geriatric nursing and a love for her family, friends, and dogs. Doris Louise (Trentini) Hanan died  peacefully at home on July 9 following a courageous ten-year battle with Alzheimer’s and sixty years of her life coping with Type I diabetes.  She was 85...

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Lynn Celebrates the Fourth of July

July 8, 2016
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Lynn Celebrates the Fourth of July

Lynn Fire Department of Ladder 4 Broadway leads the parade with Firefighter Lt. Cordova, Firefighter Kimber, Firefighter LeBlanc, and Firefighter Cole. Children and parents gathered around Ladder 4 before the annual Gowdy Park Parade began.

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Lynn English Student Rodas Leads Community Blood Drive at VNA July 12

July 8, 2016
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Lynn English Student Rodas Leads Community Blood Drive at VNA July 12

By Cary Shuman Betsy Rodas has helped coordinate three blood drives at Lynn English English School with the American Red Cross. A senior and a cadet with the school’s highly decorated JROTC program under Sgt. Major Ken Oswald, Rodas is branching out citywide for the Lynn Community Blood Drive to be held on Tuesday,...

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Stevie Patrick is the New Tech Boys Basketball Coach

July 8, 2016
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Stevie Patrick is the New Tech Boys Basketball Coach

By Joyce Erekson Stevie Patrick may have only played basketball at Lynn Tech for two years, but his heart never left the West Lynn school. Now he’s  back as the new head coach of the boys basketball team and he couldn’t be happier. “It’s a great opportunity,” Patrick said. “I’ve been wanting to do...

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Rufus Rushins Excited to Play Football at Westfield State

July 8, 2016
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By Joyce Erekson Lynn native Rufus Rushins will be suiting up for the Westfield State University football team this fall. The Bishop Fenwick star running back opted to go to American International College in Springfield coming out of high school in 2015, but he transferred to Westfield State after one semester and is now...

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Revere Beach Partnership to Host 13th Annual International Sand Sculpting Festival

July 8, 2016
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The Revere Beach Partnership is proud to announce the dates and theme for the 2016 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival, hosted at America’s first public beach, Revere Beach, established in 1896. The annual festival draws upwards of 900,000 spectators from all over the country who come to watch master sand sculptors compete for...

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