Harvey and Houston

September 2, 2017
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Many of us are just shocked as the reports of continued destruction from Hurricane Harvey keep coming in from the Houston, Texas area.  The fourth largest city in the United States is being virtually destroyed before our eyes by Mother Nature. For those of us who have relatives in the affected areas, their message...

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Enjoy A Safe Labor Day Weekend

September 2, 2017
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It may be hard to believe, but the summer of 2017 is entering its final week as we approach the traditional Labor Day weekend. “Time and tide wait for no man,” said the poet. The calendar never lies and soon the summer of ‘17 will be just a memory. The college kids already have...

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Donation for First Responders

August 31, 2017
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Donation for First Responders

Several members of the Lynn Police and Fire Departments gathered to take part in a generous donation for First Responders – made possible by the Lynn G.E. Employees Good Neighbor Fund. Janet Melanson, second in, far right, Secretary of the Lynn G.E. Employees Good Neighbor Fund, helped to arrange the donation of boxes filled with...

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Mayor Kennedy Welcomes Market Basket to Lynn

August 31, 2017
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Mayor Kennedy Welcomes Market Basket to Lynn

By Cary Shuman Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy welcomed Market Basket to Lynn during a visit to the store Wednesday morning in advance of the official grand opening ceremonies that are set for Saturday at 8 a.m. The store’s arrival represents another triumph for the Kennedy administration and the city’s Economic Development and Industrial Corp.,...

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Lynn City Supports St Michael’s Parish Condo Development

August 31, 2017
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By John Lynds Built in 1906 St. Michael the Archangel Parish on Summer Street in Lynn was once the center of the city’s thriving Polish American community. The church was one of only a handful of Polish-American Roman Catholic parishes in the Boston Archdiocese. Sadly the church closed on June 25, 2006 during the...

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Greater Lynn Senior Services Receives Prestigious National Award

August 31, 2017
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Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS) announces that The Kiosk for Living Well has received recognition from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) with an Aging Innovations Award, the highest honor presented by n4a to member agencies.  The awards program is supported by WellCare.  The Kiosk for Living Well was among the...

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Impossible Dream Team Reunion

August 31, 2017
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Lynn residents joined a large contingent of Red Sox fans at the 1967 Impossible Dream Team Reunion Aug. 17 at Tony C’s Restaurant on Boylston Street, Boston. Richie and Billy Conigliaro welcomed members of the 1967 Red Sox team and other celebrities to the event. Their older brother, Tony Conigliaro, was a star for...

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Two Great Institutions:David and Mary Jane Solimine Celebrate 60 Years of Marriage at Anniversary Party

August 17, 2017
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Two Great Institutions:David and Mary Jane Solimine Celebrate 60 Years of Marriage at Anniversary Party

By Cary Shuman They came to David Solimine Jr.’s beautiful home on Joel Circle Sunday to celebrate the Solimine-Melanson family reunion Sunday afternoon but there was no question who the centerpieces of this wonderful gathering were. David Solimine Sr. and Mary Jane (Melanson) Solimine were honored on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary...

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Celebrate Literacy Day Event to Benefit Anthony Seaforth’s Group

August 17, 2017
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Celebrate Literacy Day Event to Benefit Anthony Seaforth’s Group

By Cary Shuman Anthony Seaforth, former Lynn Classical and Bentley University football standout, and his organization, No Ceilings Movement (NCM), will be the honored beneficiary of the proceeds from the annual Celebrate Literacy Day event on Aug. 30 in Lynn. Seaforth is founder and executive director of the NCM organization that began in 2011...

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Cambridge College Moves Campus to Charlestown

August 17, 2017
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Cambridge College, long considered a pioneer in adult learning, opens their new campus in Boston’s historic Hood Park (Charlestown), having moved from its former location on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. The new, state-of-the-art campus consolidates the four schools into a single campus in Boston. “We are delighted to welcome new, returning, and future students...

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School Will Be Back — Drive with Care

August 17, 2017
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2017-18 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive to work in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having...

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Another Alcohol-Related Tragedy

August 17, 2017
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Perhaps it is because we have children who are teenagers, but the news Monday morning of the death of a 16-year-old girl on the Merrimack River in a jet-ski accident in which alcohol allegedly was involved hit us particularly hard. According to news reports, the 32-year-old man who has been charged with drunken boating...

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Obituaries 08-15-2017

August 17, 2017
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Lillian Hally Of Florida, formerly of Lynn Lillian (Trefry) Hally of Barefoot Bay, FL, formerly of Lynn and Georgetown died peacefully on July 18. She was 78 years old. Lillian was born in Saugus,,raised and educated in Lynn and graduated from English High School. She worked for the Georgetown and Boxford school systems as...

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High Performance:Mayor Kennedy and Her Team Have Made Lynn Auditorium a First-Class Entertainment Venue

August 10, 2017
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High Performance:Mayor Kennedy and Her Team Have Made Lynn Auditorium a First-Class Entertainment Venue

By Cary Shuman The Lynn Veterans Memorial Auditorium and its transformation in to one of the premier entertainment venues in the region is one of the true success stories of Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy administration. From its early days of two shows a year before Kennedy took office, the auditorium’s schedule now features 50...

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Ariel LaRosa Named Salem State Softball Coach

August 10, 2017
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Ariel LaRosa Named Salem State Softball Coach

By Joyce Erekson Former St. Mary’s/Curry College softball player Ariel LaRosa is moving up the coaching ladder. LaRosa has been named the new Salem State College women’s softball coach, replacing Leanne Doviak, who had held the position since 2007. LaRosa brings two years of college coaching experience to the program. LaRosa will take over...

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Nate Bryant Named Chief of Staff at Salem State University

August 10, 2017
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Nate Bryant, EdD, of Salem, has been named chief of staff to Salem State University President John Keenan. Bryant’s role was effective August 7, 2017. Keenan began his service as Salem State’s 14th president on August 6. Bryant is a two-time Salem State alumnus with 30 years of service to the university. Until recently,...

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Essex Heritage Presents Trails & Sails Weekends

August 10, 2017
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Interested in taking a guided walk through Lynn Woods or the Saugus River Estuary at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site? How about seeing some of the oldest Tiffany glass windows in the world, or a photography walking tour of downtown Lynn? Want to learn about Marine Science at Salem State University’s Cat Cove...

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Make a Difference as A Hospice Volunteer

August 10, 2017
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Care Dimensions, formerly Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, will hold training classes for those interested in becoming direct patient service volunteers for the nonprofit organization. The seven-week training program will be held on Fridays, beginning September 22, from 9 a.m. to noon, and will run through November 3. Classes will be...

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New Leader:Lynn Resident Cynthia Donovan Named Principal of Our Lady of the Assumption School in Lynnfield

August 5, 2017
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New Leader:Lynn Resident Cynthia Donovan Named Principal of Our Lady of the Assumption School in Lynnfield

By John Lynds A former Lynn Public School teacher has been tapped to lead Our Lady of the Assumption School in Lynnfield. Last week Our Lady of the Assumption pastor, Fr. Paul Ritt, announced that Lynn resident Cynthia Donovan will be the new principal of the school. Donovan taught at Our Lady of the...

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Lynn Shore Braves Repeat as City Series Champions

August 5, 2017
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Lynn Shore Braves Repeat as City Series Champions

By Cary Shuman The Lynn Shore Major League Braves captured the Lynn City Series championship with an exciting 8-7 victory over the Wyoma Red Sox Monday night at Kiley Park. Twelve-year-old Isaiah MacDonald nailed down the title with some clutch pitching after starting the game-winning, four-run rally with a single to centerfield in the...

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McDonald Propels the Braves to Title

August 5, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Isaiah McDonald completed his Little League career in impression fashion, recording the win on the mound and igniting the winning rally for the Lynn Shore Braves who edged the Wyoma Red Sox, 8-7. The talented 12-year-old also made a superb defensive play in the sixth. McDonald gloved a chopper and after...

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Lynn Kids Set Sail for the Boston Harbor Islands with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

August 5, 2017
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So far this summer nearly 5,000 young people and their families have set sail on free Tall Ships Cruises and free day trips to the Boston Harbor Islands as part of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s free All Access Boston Harbor program, including 30 kids from Lynn. This free program, which provides free access...

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Live Racing Continues at Suffolk Downs Saturday and Sunday

August 5, 2017
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Suffolk Downs will host the second of three scheduled live racing and food truck festival weekends this Saturday and Sunday, August 5-6. The $75,000 Drumtop Stakes will highlight the supersized fifteen-race card on Saturday. Longtime Suffolk Downs-based trainers Jay Bernardini, William Sienkewicz and Bobby Raymond as well as prominent national outfits including Christophe Clement,...

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Massachusetts Activist Runners to Host 50-Mile Relay for Run 4 All Women

August 5, 2017
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Four local women representing Run 4 All Women Massachusetts will run 50 miles along the shore of Massachusetts on Sunday, August 13, 2017, to raise awareness about women’s health, promote empowerment through fitness and raise funds for the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. The point-to-point relay begins in Gloucester at 5:30 a.m and ends...

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