Spartans Finish Successful Season

December 9, 2016
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By Joyce Erekson St. Mary’s trip to the Division 3A Super Bowl didn’t go as planned, but the 34-8 loss to East Bridgewater didn’t negate a very successful season that saw the Spartans finish 11-1 and take home the Catholic Central League title. “Maybe the results weren’t there, but the effort, the character of...

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NSCC to Offer Evening Cosmetology Program

December 9, 2016
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Interested in a career in cosmetology?  No need to wait until September to enroll in North Shore Community College’s (NSCC) Cosmetology program.  Starting January 3, 2017, NSCC will begin offering an evening Cosmetology program. The evening program will cover the same intensive classroom and hands-on training as the day program, but with the added...

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Giving Homelessness A Voice:Lynn Shelter Association Brings Photo Exhibit to Tech Tiger’s Den

December 9, 2016
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By Cary Shuman The Lynn Shelter Association (LSA) held an opening ceremony for its Off the Grid photography exhibit Friday at the Tiger’s Den café located inside the Lynn Tech Annex. The photographs, taken by residents at the LSA adult emergency shelter in Lynn, are situated on the walls of the café and will...

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Robbery Suspect Shot by Police Was Not Armed

December 9, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The 41-year old robbery suspect who was shot and killed last Thursday by a Lynn police officer, following a brief encounter on the Lynnway, was not armed as was first thought. According to Carrie Kimball Monahan a spokesperson for the Essex County District Attorney’s office, Michael McInnins, the man suspected...

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Sign of the Times:St Mary’s Building Futures Project Advances

December 9, 2016
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The St. Mary’s building project took a step forward Nov. 29 when a sign for a new Gateway and STEM building was unveiled in front of the Tony Conigliaro Gymnasium entrance on Tremont Street. St. Mary’s faculty, staff and students were joined by trustees, members of the campaign committee and community business partners for...

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Trump and the Popular Vote

December 9, 2016
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We love how many of the national commentators and pundits always point out that while Donald Trump won the presidency, he didn’t get the popular vote. Well, it’s clear Donald Trump’s strategy was to reach the 270 electoral votes he needed to become the President of the United States. And that’s what he did,...

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Super Bowl Saturday:St Mary’s Faces East Bridgewater for the Title at Gillette

December 2, 2016
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Super Bowl Saturday:St Mary’s Faces East Bridgewater for the Title at Gillette

By Cary Shuman You know it’s a big game when the MIAA hosts a breakfast in your honor, it’s being televised, the venue is Gillette Stadium, your team is staying at a hotel the night before – and oh, yes – the championship trophy for all of Massachusetts is on the line. To all...

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Forty Years Later, “Sounds of Christmas” Concert Still Resounds with Music and Charity

December 2, 2016
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Forty years ago, as the nation celebrated its Bicentennial, a group of Revere leaders, including then-City Clerk John Henry, Revere Journal Editor Bob Long and Associate Editor Dick Powers, Wonderland Dog Park GM Dick Dalton, and then-City Councillor Fred Sannella, came up with the idea of a symphonic concert to culminate the year and...

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Gavegnano Guest Speaker at BC

December 2, 2016
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East Boston Savings Bank’s Chairman, CEO and President, Richard J. Gavegnano, was honored to be invited as a guest speaker at Boston College’s “Lunch with an Entrepreneur” discussion, hosted at the college campus. There he met with various students, and participated in an interactive discussion, in which he shared his story about his journey...

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Allison Bauer Named New Director at BSAS

December 2, 2016
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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced that Allison F. Bauer has been named the new Director of the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS).  As the Director of BSAS, Ms. Bauer will serve as DPH’s point person for implementation of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery strategies to combat the ongoing opioid crisis....

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Pixelate Boston Opens Store in Lynn

December 2, 2016
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Pixelate Boston was born when Wendy & Steve Cody attended a wedding where a photo booth was set up.  Disappointed in the “tired” props they felt they could do it bigger and  better and established the business. Pixelate Boston does every function imaginable; from weddings to corporate events, birthday parties, children and adults, holiday...

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Thanksgiving Project Provides 6,500 Local Families with Turkey and Fixings for Holiday Meal

December 2, 2016
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United Way joined Catholic Charities and partner agencies in 11 different communities across the region  on November 19 to distribute 6,500 packages of Thanksgiving groceries, including turkey and the fixings, to families in the Greater Boston area.  The meals were meant to not only provide the fixings for a celebratory meal, but also help...

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Mrs. Massachusetts to Hold Toy Drive

December 2, 2016
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Mrs. Massachusetts and marriage and family therapist Anna Svetchnikov would like to invite you to the Holiday Toy Drive and Fundraiser on December 4, 2016 to support low income families. All toys and proceeds will be donated to The Home for Little Wanderers Big Wishes and Toys for Tots foundations. The event will be...

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The Secret Weapon to Ending America’s Health Crisis: Schools

December 2, 2016
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By Kenneth Thorpe America has a big, fat problem. A whopping 13 million American children are obese  — and millions more are about to join their ranks. By 2025, according to a report in Pediatric Obesity, the nation will house 17 million obese kids.  This is alarming. Obesity can lead to a slew of...

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Let’s Stay Cool and Calm on Legal Marijuana

December 2, 2016
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If recent news reports are to be believed, some in our state are hyperventilating about the imminent legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts which was approved by voters in the recent election. Their opposition primarily is two-fold: First, that more under-age youth (under 21) will begin to use marijuana, and second, that there will be...

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Avery in Charge:Manning Field is the Site of Division 1 Football Super Bowl on Saturday

December 2, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Rich Avery and the City of Lynn will be in the spotlight Saturday when the Everett and Xaverian football teams play the Division 1 Super Bowl at Manning Field. Avery succeeded John Kasian as the facilities manager of Manning Field and Fraser Field. There has been a succession of high-profile events...

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Obituaries 11-29-2016

December 2, 2016
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Robert LaFleur Raytheon retiree of Maine, formerly of Lynn Robert J. LaFleur of York, ME formerly of Lynn, died suddenly November 29 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital surrounded by his family.  He was 59 years old. Born in Lynn,  son of Robert I. and Lorraine (Roy) LaFleur of York, he was a graduate of Lynn Technical High...

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St Mary’s Soccer Banquet

November 24, 2016
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St Mary’s Soccer Banquet

Hall of Fame Award recipients Christian Couillard and Jonah Lezama.

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The Lynn Chargers are Champions! Third-and-Fourth Grade Team Beats Stoneham, 13-0

November 24, 2016
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The Lynn Chargers are Champions! Third-and-Fourth Grade Team Beats Stoneham, 13-0

By Cary Shuman When Lynn Chargers head coach Junior Martinez assembled his youth football team in August, he felt he had a good nucleus with nine returning players on defense. The Chargers’ defense rose to the occasion all year, allowing only 62 points in 12 games and posting four shutouts. One of those shutouts...

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Corcoran Establishes Scholarship at St Mary’s to Honor Housing Advocate

November 24, 2016
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Joe Corcoran has come across more than his share of advocates in his 40-plus years of residential and commercial development, but it’s fair to say that no one has made a more lasting impression on him than Eleanor Wessell. Wessell was a resident of the America Park public housing development in West Lynn in...

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LACC Presents Forum on ‘Opioid Addiction in the Workplace’

November 24, 2016
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Essex County District Attorney Essex Jonathan Blodgett has served since 2003. One of the first things he did when he was elected was to call then Lynn Police Chief John Suslak and ask what the biggest problem was.  He was told it was  Heroine, drugs and addiction. “There is no one answer for this...

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Young Professionals Support Local Charity at Craft Beer Cellar Dec 1

November 24, 2016
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Young Professionals from the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce will host a beer tasting and charity event on Thursday, December 1st  at Craft Beer Cellar at 450 Paradise Road in Swampscott from 5pm – 7pm.  Attendees will have the opportunity to taste a variety of craft beers while supporting the Mass Coalition “A Bed...

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Don White Plays Hometown Show at Lynn Auditorium

November 24, 2016
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Don White plays his home turf Thanksgiving weekend with a bevy of special guests, including several from Lynn. The festivities kick off with a meet and greet in the lobby at 5:30, where Don and the musicians will mingle with family and friends. Music starts at 7PM with a special opening set featuring Don’s...

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Gala Raises $300,000 to Help People with Disabilities and Other Life Challenges

November 24, 2016
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Bridgewell, a Lynnfield based nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and helping individuals with intellectual, developmental and psychiatric disabilities as well as other life challenges, recently honored Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders and Peabody Councilor Tom Gould at its 2016 Imagine the Possibilities gala held Nov. 4, 2016. More than 335 people...

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