League of Women Voters of Massachusetts Launches Video Contest

January 13, 2017
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For its fourth annual student video contest, the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) invites high school students to create short videos showing how someone is “making democracy work” where they live. The contest, Making Democracy Work in My Community, is open to all students attending high school in Massachusetts.  The three top...

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Jackson Hewitt Joins LACC

January 13, 2017
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Jackson Hewitt Tax Service recently joined the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce.  Jackson Hewitt has three offices located at 57 Market Street in Lynn, at 63 Jefferson Ave., Salem and in Sears, at the North Shore Mall in Peabody. “I have owned Jackson Hewitt Tax Service for 24 years,” says owner John McManus.  “We...

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Winter’s Here — Bundle Up

January 13, 2017
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Winter arrived in full force earlier this week, with a big snowstorm and skin-numbing temperatures. But we are New Englanders, so we know what to expect and how to prepare for it. Indeed, if you were shoveling snow as we were throughout the past weekend, not only did we benefit from a great workout,...

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What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Think?

January 13, 2017
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When one considers that it has been almost 49 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin...

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Marcos on the Mark:Echevarria Lifts Nichols College Hoop Team to Win Over Gordon

January 6, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Making his first of two appearances on the North Shore this month and playing in front of a group of family and supporters, Lynn’s Marcos Echevarria put on a show. Echevarria, a 5-foot-10-inch sophomore guard, capped off a scintillating 25-point performance by hitting a 10-foot floater at the buzzer to lift...

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Coppinger Inaugurated as Sheriff of Essex County

January 6, 2017
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Kevin Coppinger was inaugurated on Wednesday night as the new Sheriff of Essex County in a ceremony at the Lynn Veterans Auditorium in Lynn City Hall.     Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William Galvin was scheduled to administer the oath of office to Coppinger.     Richard J. Coppinger, brother of the new sheriff,...

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Start with A Smile:Dr.Patel and Dr.Amlani Met At Bu and Are Proud Owners of Boston North Dental Associates in Saugus

January 6, 2017
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By Cary Shuman They have been friends since their days at the Goldman School of  Dental Medicine at Boston University.  Dr. Priti Amlani graduated in 2006, and Dr. Bhavisha Patel graduated in 2007. “We were introduced through mutual friends,”  recalled Dr. Amlani, an award-winning student who became a mentor to Dr. Patel. Following their...

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Right and Wrong Ways to Address the Drug Cost Conundrum

January 6, 2017
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By Kenneth E. Thorpe Americans are gearing up for higher health care costs in 2017. Average monthly insurance premiums for popular plans on Healthcare.gov, the major Obamacare exchange, are slated to rise by 25 percent. Some consumers will see their health insurance premiums double. Eager to find a scapegoat, some politicians have pointed to...

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Keeping Our Water Supply Safe

January 6, 2017
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In 2014, the American Waterworks Association declared MWRA’s water to be the best in the nation. (In fact, it won both first and second place both for the City of Boston’s and the MWRA’s own sample.) This was not a lucky coincidence, but the end result of a carefully crafted and intricate plan to...

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Classical VS St Mary’s In Boverini Tournament

January 4, 2017
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Classical VS St Mary’s In Boverini Tournament

Classical’s Olivia Pedro drives for a lay up in the Boverini Tournament. Classical fell to St. Mary’s, 57-39.

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Rock-It Men:Bill and Dave Galatis are Motivating Young Musicians at School of Rock

January 4, 2017
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Rock-It Men:Bill and Dave Galatis are Motivating Young Musicians at School of Rock

By Cary Shuman The School of Rock opened in the spring of 2015 with Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, other city officials, and LACC members welcoming the new concept in music and rock ‘n’ roll instruction to the city. Bill Galatis, 37, owner of the Lynn school and the School of Rock in Watertown, and...

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Lynn Babe Ruth Mulls Bid to Host World Series

January 4, 2017
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By Joyce Erekson Greater Lynn Babe Ruth is no stranger to playing host to big tournaments. Last summer the New England regionals for 15-year-olds were held in Lynn and over the years, the league has been home to numerous district and state tournaments, both in baseball and softball. So why not kick it up...

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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

January 4, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2017. The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come. In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson: Ring out the old, ring in...

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Obituaries 12-27-2016

January 4, 2017
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Kimberly Plourde Computer Specialist of New Hampshire, formerly of Lynn Kimberly M. Plourde of Kingston, NH, formerly of Lynn, died suddenly at home on December 20. She was 50 years old. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of Joseph and Jean (Catalano) Robbins and the wife of Robert E. Plourde with whom she...

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Rams Soar Past Somerville

December 23, 2016
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Rams Soar Past Somerville

Gilbert Minaya (1) makes a run to the basket during Lynn Classical’s win on Saturday, Dec. 17, against Somerville in the North Shore Holiday Basketball Tournament. Classical pulled out a 74-71 win against Somerville.

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Janet L Rowe Appointed As New Lynn City Clerk

December 23, 2016
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Janet L Rowe Appointed As New Lynn City Clerk

By Cary Shuman The Lynn City Council selected Janet L. Rowe as the new city clerk at its meeting Tuesday night. Rowe will officially take office on Feb. 1, succeeding Mary Audley, who is retiring from the position. The Council voted 6-5 to appoint Rowe, who has served as assistant clerk for 12 years....

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Lynn Coalition for 2017 MLK, Jr Service Day Mobilizes Area Residents to Serve on King Holiday

December 23, 2016
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Hundreds of Lynn and North Shore residents will step up to serve as volunteers on the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Volunteers will make valentines, package 1000 toiletry kits for homeless persons, serve meals to homeless persons, visit nursing homes, collect food items, clean and organize service agencies, and teach Dr. King’s message,...

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Remember Those in Need

December 23, 2016
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Although the holiday season for most of us will be filled with fun and joy, it is incumbent upon all of us who are fortunate to be doing well in our lives to remember that there are many among us, our neighbors and fellow citizens, for whom this holiday season is neither joyous nor...

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Enjoy A Happy — and Safe — Holiday Weekend

December 23, 2016
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By a coincidence of the calendar, both Chanukah and Christmas arrive this weekend, and we wish to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers of the Jewish and Christian faiths (and those of no faith at all) a happy and joyous holiday weekend. The eight-day Festival of Lights gets underway after sundown...

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Sports 12-20-2016

December 23, 2016
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Classical girls hoop plays well in near upset of top-ranked Revere Wilkey scores 20 points in 55-43 defeat By Cary Shuman For three quarters the Lynn Classical girls basketball team looked like it might have the steam to upset Revere for the second year in a row, having toppled the Division 1 North finalists...

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Welch Florist Making Your Christmas Merry and Bright

December 16, 2016
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Welch Florist Making Your Christmas Merry and Bright

By Cary Shuman As Andy Williams has sung for decades, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it’s been a very busy and festive month of December at Welch Florist located at 121 Essex St. Customers have been coming in to the store daily to select their Christmas floral arrangements and gift...

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Kennedy Outlines Plan to Handle City Deficit

December 16, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy addressed the Lynn City Council on Tuesday night, accompanied by Chief Financial Officer Peter Caron and outline her plans for closing a projected budget deficit in the current fiscal year. “We will avoid any layoffs and tax increases for the rest of this fiscal year,” Kennedy told...

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Sonia,Capano Families Lead Freezin for a Reason Event

December 16, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Organizers are warming up for “Freezing for a Reason,” an annual fundraiser that occurs on New Year’s Day. A press conference was held Monday at the Lynn law offices of Mario Capano, to announce plans for the 11th annual event that is set for Jan. 1, 2017 at noon at Short...

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News Briefs

December 16, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Personnel Committee picks finalists for Clerk position The Lynn City Council’s five-member Personnel Committee chose three finalists to replace Mary Audley as City Clerk on Tuesday night. The full council is expected to take the matter up at its next meeting. The three finalists include former city councilor and attorney John “Timothy” Phelan; Andrea...

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