Lynn Tech Teacher Jay Richards Retires After 28 years on the Job

December 4, 2014
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Lynn Tech Teacher Jay Richards Retires After 28 years on the Job

Lynn Tech students and colleagues of Jay Richards, one by one and some in groups, stopped by the desk in front of the large clock in the school lobby on their way to their Thanksgiving break. There was something symbolic to it all, so many saying, “Thank you, Mr. Richards,” on the eve of...

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Governor Michael and Kitty Dukakis Honored by Health Center

November 27, 2014
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Governor Michael and Kitty Dukakis Honored by Health Center

On Thursday, November 20th,  Lynn Community Health Center honored Governor and Mrs. Michael Dukakis as “Visionaries in Healthcare” and health center patient Minnie Oji Holloway as a “Shining Star” at its annual “Wisdom to Wellness” Gala. The Dukakises were honored as champions for access to healthcare, especially mental health and addiction services, as both...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014
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Another Thanksgiving is upon us, a day for schoolboy football, family gatherings, and not much else to do other than enjoy a great dinner that reminds us how fortunate we truly are. Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a...

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Laramie named Softball Coach and Assistant SID at Fisher College

November 27, 2014
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Laramie named Softball Coach and Assistant SID at Fisher College

Ashley Laramie has had a front-row seat to excellent general managing and coaching in her position as the assistant general manager of the North Shore Navigators of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. Laramie has worked closely with general manager Bill Terlecky and field managers Jeff Waldron and Jon Cahill on game operations and player...

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Council takes Mayo Group to task for Broad Street Project: Promises not kept in Downtown Renovation

November 21, 2014
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Usually when a developer invests $5 million into a dilapidated building to revive a neighborhood, local elected officials, residents and business owners are thrilled and excited. Two years ago, when representatives of the Mayo Group appeared before the Council to request a special permit and variances to renovate the mixed-use building at 157 Broad...

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Council Adopts New Trash/Recycling Regulations

November 21, 2014
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The Lynn City Council voted 10-0 Tuesday might, with Councilor Diane Chakoutis absent, to adopt and approve new trash and recycling ordinances which will go into effect on December 1, when the city’s new trash and recycling receptacles get pressed into service by trash vendor Waste Management. Prior to the vote, the Council held...

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A Standing Ovation for Al Malagrifa

November 21, 2014
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The applause started in the back of the function hall at Angelica’s in Middleton but by the time Al Malagrifa made it to the podium, it was a full-fledged standing ovation. The 200 guests at the Lynn Vocational Technical Association’s Hall of Fame Banquet showed the former Tech director/principal just how appreciative they were...

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Obituaries 11-18-2014

November 21, 2014
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Barbara Regan Of Milton, formerly of Lynn Barbara J. (Maguire) Regan of Milton, formerly of Lynn, passed away in the presence of her entire family at Massachusetts General Hospital on November 15 in the presence of her entire family. Barbara was a native of Lynn and a proud graduate of St. Mary’s High School....

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Lynn Area Chamber Turns out to Honor Sandra Lewis on her Hall of Fame Induction

November 21, 2014
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Lynn Area Chamber Turns out to Honor Sandra Lewis on her Hall of Fame Induction

The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce, led by president and CEO Leslie Gould, joined with the Lynn Tech community to honor Sandra Lewis on her induction in to the Lynn Tech Hall of Fame Saturday night at Angelica’s in Middleton. Chamber members have known Lewis as their membership and events manager for the past...

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Jamieson Receives St. Mary’s Diploma Nearly 80 Years Later

November 18, 2014
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Jamieson Receives St. Mary’s Diploma Nearly 80 Years Later

When St. Mary’s Head of School Grace Cotter Regan presented Hector Jamieson with his honorary diploma at the school’s Veterans Day ceremony, it was a moment nearly 80 years in the making. Jamieson, 97, would have graduated with his class in 1936 had he not left St. Mary’s after 11th grade to support his...

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New England Champions

November 18, 2014
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New England Champions

The East Lynn Bulldog B-squad cheerleaders won the New England Championship at the MassMutual Center in Springfield on November 8. They are now headed to compete for the National Champion title at EPSN Wide World of Sports in Disney World on Dec 10. The girls have had an amazing season so far winning Grand...

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Sports 11-11-2014

November 18, 2014
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St. Mary’s girls varsity soccer team vs. Winthrop The St. Mary’s girls varsity soccer team matched up against Winthrop last Thursday evening at Manning Field in a rain-soaked battle that saw the Winthrop girls advance with a 1-0 win. St. Mary’s put in a hard-fought effort, but came up just short in the tournament...

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The Simple Tool: Lynn Firefighters Jordan and Thivierge Invent Cleaning Device

November 18, 2014
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The Simple Tool: Lynn Firefighters Jordan and Thivierge Invent Cleaning Device

 The Simple Tool is in Lynn and its inventors are setting out to revolutionize the cleaning industry. Rusty Jordan and Marcel Thivierge, who each have 20 years of experience in the Lynn Fire Department as firefighters, have created The Simple Tool, a triangular cleaning instrument that can be used in place of paper towels...

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Moulton Wins Election in 6th Congressional District: Lynn Voters Show their Strong Support for Marblehead resident

November 10, 2014
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Moulton Wins Election in 6th Congressional District: Lynn Voters Show their Strong Support for Marblehead resident

Political newcomer Seth Moulton, who surprised Democratic incumbent John Tierney by winning the September primary for Massachusetts 6th Congressional District, completed his impressive entry into the world of politics Tuesday, by beating veteran Massachusetts Republican Richard Tisei to win the 6th Congressional seat. Moulton pulled nearly 70-percent of the Lynn vote, and won 60-percent...

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Baker Wins for Governor; Coakley Carries Lynn Vote

November 10, 2014
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As expected Lynn voters came out for former Attorney General Martha Coakley in her race to become the next Governor of Massachusetts, but Republican Charlie Baker of Swampscott gave a strong showing as he did in other Democratic strongholds around the state and wound up winning the election by the slimmest of margins. Baker,...

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Mixed Bag on Ballot Questions:Casino Repeal Loses; Gas Tax Indexing Repealed; Expanded Bottle Bill Fails; Sick Time Approved

November 10, 2014
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Lynn voters agreed with voters from around the state on the four statewide ballot questions that made it onto the ballot. Questions about indexing the gas tax to inflation, expanding the bottle bill to include other soft drinks and water, repealing the state’s casino gaming law and requiring new sick time rules for employers...

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Obituaries 11-04-2014

November 10, 2014
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Timothy Perris Retired Richdale Convenience Store Owner and former Computer Company Manager Timothy A. Perris died following a long illness at his Haverhill residence on October 28. He was 85 years old. Born and raised in Greece, he served in the Greek Army and came to the United States in 1957. He married Demetra...

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Mosakowski Installed as New St. Mary’s Board Chair

November 1, 2014
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Mosakowski Installed as New St. Mary’s Board Chair

When the time came for St. Mary’s to nominate its newest board chair, Rev. Brian Flynn, Pastor of St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart parishes, said the school was seeking one thing: a person of great faith and integrity. That person was William Mosakowski. “We all agree: your generosity to St. Mary’s, and to Catholic...

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Lynn Firefighter Newhall Receives State Medal of Valor: Honored for Saving Fellow Firefighter in House Fire Last March

November 1, 2014
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Lynn Firefighter Newhall Receives State Medal of Valor: Honored for Saving Fellow Firefighter in House Fire Last March

When Lynn Firefighter Ryan Newhall pulled up on a house fire this past March 13, he and Fire Lt. Sean Martin were more concerned about putting out some heavy flames than being awarded for heroism. But that’s just what happened, as their poignant story of Newhall rescuing Martin from certain death was center stage...

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Stu Cook, CCR Perform at Lynn Auditorium Friday night

November 1, 2014
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Bass guitarist Stu Cook and Creedence Clearwater Revival are undisputed legends in the music industry, top-of-their-profession artists who were deservedly inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band has sold more than 100 million albums. Cook and drummer Doug Clifford are still going strong and then some. Their group, Creedence...

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City Begins Distribution of New Trash and Recycling Bins

October 25, 2014
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The city of Lynn began distributing new trash and recycling bins to city residents this week in preparation for conversion to a new automated trash collection system beginning December 1. The bins are being distributed free to all residents. According to city officials and representatives of the city’s trash hauler, Waste Management, the new...

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LaPierre Set to Announce Candidacy

October 25, 2014
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Brian LaPierre is hosting a get out the vote rally to encourage Lynn voters to get to the polls on Tues. November 4 and vote. “We want to raise awareness and have the spotlight and focus on November 4, many Lynn residents tend to skip the off year elections and they are equally important...

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Lynn Democratic City Committee to Host Annual Unity Breakfast

October 25, 2014
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The Lynn Democratic City Committee’s Annual Unity Breakfast will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014, from 8:30-11a.m. at the Porthole Restaurant, 98 The Lynnway, Lynn. Former Governor Michael Dukakis, Congressman John Tierney, Democratic nominee for Governor Attorney General Martha Coakley, State Treasurer Steve Grossman, State Auditor Suzanne Bump, State Party Chair Senator Tom...

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Sports 10-21-2014

October 25, 2014
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Lynn Classical vs. Winthrop The undefeated Winthrop Vikings came to Manning Field on Friday night to face the Lynn Classical Rams in a much-anticipated contest within conference play. Though Classical played well enough to win, Winthrop pounded out a 28-14 victory and guaranteed a share of the divisional title. The game was highlighted by...

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