A Celebration of Black History Month

February 18, 2014
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A Celebration of Black History Month

The Lynn Community Health Center and The Community Brotherhood of Lynn hosted a discussion as part of the Black History Month Celebration. The topic was Black History: A Reflection on the Willing and Unwilling Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement – Where Do We Go From Here? Pictured at the event are, from left,...

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St. Mary’s Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

February 18, 2014
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St. Mary’s Celebrates  Catholic Schools Week

St. Mary’s students and staff commemorated Catholic Schools Week Jan. 27-31 with a variety of events designed to celebrate the value of a Catholic education and the important role it plays in the St. Mary’s community. The National Catholic Education Association set the theme for 2014 as Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and...

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City, School Look to Solve $8.5 Million Funding Crunch: State Auditors Catch Reporting Error That Led to Funding Gap

February 18, 2014
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As students citywide headed into the February winter school vacation week, city and school officials were conferring with the state to identify a solution to a funding gap that was apparently caused by an error in the way the city calculates its spending on local public education. For the past several years, city and...

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Keeping up with the Snow Lynn Public Works Keeping Streets Clear

February 18, 2014
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As the winter of 2014 continues to linger residents across the city can take solace in the fact that that by and large the local public works department has done an admirable job in dealing with a tougher than usual winter season. The past week alone is proof enough of that. Beginning with the...

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NSCC President Gentile Impresses Delegation at Roundtable Discussion

February 11, 2014
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NSCC President Gentile Impresses Delegation at Roundtable Discussion

Dr. Patricia Gentile, who took office in January as president of North Shore Community College, thanked U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressman John Tierney and the Lynn legislative delegation for their support of higher education during a roundtable discussion at the North Shore Career Center in Lynn. Gentile’s remarks came during a discussion with unemployed...

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Valentine’s Day Dinner

February 11, 2014
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Valentine’s Day Dinner

Michael Halbick (right) and his fiancée, Monique, are pictured at the Santa Famiglia Sons of Italy Mixed Lodge Valentine’s Day Dinner Saturday night.

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Matt O’Neil Named LACC Business Person of the Year

February 11, 2014
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Matt O’Neil Named LACC Business Person of the Year

Matt O’Neil, owner of The Blue Ox restaurant on Oxford Street, received the Business Person of the Year Award at the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and Business Excellent Awards Dinner Feb. 6 at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield. The award is given to an LACC member who has demonstrated excellence in business and...

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Diamonds in the Rough: Caterer Considers New Name for Gannon Restaurant

February 11, 2014
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Kim Diamond and Thomas “Buzzy” Diamond, owners of the catering service at the Gannon Golf Course, said they are considering naming the facility’s restaurant, Diamonds In The Rough Restaurant. “We think the new name sounds pretty good,” said Kim Diamond. The restaurant was previously known as Rolly’s Tavern on the Green. Rolly’s Tavern in...

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Congratulations Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce and Business Person of the Year Matt O’Neil

February 11, 2014
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We offer our congratulations to the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce on hosting the 2014 Annual Meeting and Business Excellence Awards Dinner last Thursday evening at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield. It was an outstanding event and showcased the city of Lynn at its finest. All the honorees and nominees deserve plaudits for their efforts in...

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Rolling along at 50

February 3, 2014
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Rolling along at 50

The competitors in the Greek-American Bowling League are pictured at Jim Barber’s Lucky Strike Lanes Thursday night. The league is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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Wyoma Will Host LL State Finals in 2015

February 3, 2014
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Wyoma Will Host LL State Finals in 2015

Wyoma Little League, home to one of the North Shore’s most successful youth baseball and softball organizations, has been selected as the host of the 2015 Massachusetts State Little League Championships. It’s a huge honor for Wyoma as league officials had to submit an extensive proposal to the state board citing its suitability as...

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Lynn Breakers Heading to Ireland

February 3, 2014
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Lynn Breakers Heading to Ireland

The Lynn Breakers U-18 girls soccer team is pictured at a fundraiser held Saturday night at the Gannon Golf Course to help defray expenses for the team’s trip to Ireland for the 25th Emerald Cup Invitational this summer. Front row, from left, are Nicolette Angelli, Katherine Lozano, Krista Cuozzo, Briana Silva, and Erin McManus....

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Hogan’s Highlight: English Senior Scores 1,000th Point in Win over Danvers

February 3, 2014
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Hogan’s Highlight: English Senior Scores 1,000th Point in Win over Danvers

The balloons and posters were ready. The Speed Limit 1000 points T-shirts were ready. The plaque was ready. The Hogan family was ready. But was the star of the show, Fred Hogan, ready to furnish one of the signature moments of his superb basketball career at Lynn English High School? Not only was Fred...

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Lynn Trying to Raise $10 Million

February 3, 2014
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The Boys and Girls Clubs of Lynn have embarked on an ambitious $10 million capital campaign, with the goal of constructing a completely renovated center at their 25 North Common Street headquarters, according to board president Mario Capano, a Lynn attorney and Executive Director Robert “Obie” Barker. “The effort is being spearheaded by Nick...

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Greek-American Bowling League Marks Half Century on the Lanes

February 3, 2014
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Chris Ofilos began his participation in the Greek-American Bowling League in 1963. A half-century later, Ofilos, retired principal of Cobbet Elementary School,   is still competing and thoroughly enjoying his weekly bowling league with his friends and associates at Jim Barber’s Lucky Strike Lanes on Buffum Street. Ofilos, 75, said it was the late Arthur...

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Marvin Avery Did a Great Job Coaching at Lynn Tech

February 3, 2014
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The decision by Marvin Avery last week to step down as the head coach of the Lynn Tech boys basketball program caught many by surprise but the good news is that Avery will be continuing to coach AAU basketball and helping players advance their skills and pursue opportunities at the college level. Marvin Avery...

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The Lynn Classical High School Boys Basketball Team

January 31, 2014
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The Lynn Classical High School Boys Basketball Team

The Lynn Classical High School boys basketball team defeated Malden High 55-51 in the Good Sports Invitational Saturday at the TD Garden. The players and coaches are pictured at the Garden where the team enjoyed the experience of playing on the Celtics’ famed parquet floor. Front row, from left, are Derell Hendricks, Adam Nickolas,...

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Hitting the Super Time: Lynn Native Jim Mello Will Referee in Super Bowl

January 31, 2014
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The Super Bowl is already the most watched sports event of the year but Lynn fans have another reason to view the National Football League’s championship game with interest. Jim Mello, a Lynn native and 1975 graduate of St. Mary’s High School, will be one of the referees in the big game Sunday at...

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Rep. Walsh Announces Departure from State House

January 31, 2014
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State Representative Steven Walsh, a Lynn Democrat with 11 years of experience as a legislator, announced last week that he has accepted a position as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Community Hospitals (MCCH) beginning in March. Rep. Walsh has told the Journal that his last day in the State House will be...

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Lynn Democrats to Caucus Feb. 8

January 31, 2014
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Lynn Democrats will hold a caucus at the Lynn Housing Authority Community Room, 10 Church Street on Saturday, February 8, 11:00AM (doors open at 10:15AM; registration closes promptly at 10:45am) to elect 50 delegates and 21 alternates to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention that will be held on Friday, June 13 and Saturday,...

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Three Candidates Emerging in Race to Replace Walsh

January 31, 2014
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Within hours of Representative Steven Walsh’s announcement that he was leaving the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the 11th Essex District to pursue a new challenge working for the Massachusetts Council of Community Hospitals, three Lynn public officials signaled their intent to seek election as Walsh’s replacement, with Councilor-a-Large Brendan Crighton even going so...

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Rep. Walsh Will Be Missed: His Departure Leaves a Void in Lynn

January 31, 2014
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State Representative Steven Walsh’s decision to leave the House of Representatives to take a position as the Executive Director of the Massaachusetts Council of Community Hospitals leaves a void not only on the political scene, but also for the people of Lynn whom Walsh has served so well since first being elected to the...

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Two Local Students Athletic Awards at Lawrence Academy

January 31, 2014
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Students from Lynn and Swampscott earned recognition for their athletic accomplishments during the fall trimester at Lawrence Academy in Groton, Massachusetts. Lynn junior Amadu Kunateh  was named All-ISL for a third year by the Independent School League following his performance on a record-breaking Lawrence Academy soccer team. The undefeated  Spartans (13-0-4 overall, 12-0-3 league)...

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Obituaries 01-28-2014

January 31, 2014
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Mary D. Lamoureux Was 100 years old Mrs. Mary D. (Krevosky) Lamoureux, age 100, died at home January 24. Born in Auburn, MA, she was the daughter of the late John and Josephine (Osmolka) Krevosky and beloved wife of the late Francis R. Lamoureux.  She was raised and educated in Auburn and attended the...

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