Star of the Show:Andrew LoRusso Stands Tall in St Mary’s Net

March 17, 2017
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By Cary Shuman St. Mary’s goaltender Andrew LoRusso stood by his net for a minute and then skated slowly to the other end of the ice following the second period of Monday’s Division 1 North championship game versus Andover. LoRusso was the last of the 40 players to leave the ice and head to...

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Reddy,LoRusso Lead Spartans to 2-0 Win Over Andover

March 17, 2017
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By Cary Shuman The St. Mary’s High School boys hockey earned a trip to the TD Garden with a 2-0 victory over Andover in the Division 1 North final Monday night at the Tsongas Center in Lowell. Sophomore Colin Reddy scored a goal with 6:56 left in the first period and senior goaltender Andrew...

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Consulate of Greece Visits Boston

March 17, 2017
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The Honorable Ifigenia Kanara, the Consul General of Greece in Boston, in collaboration with the Alpha Omega Council of Boston, announces the 34th consecutive Marathon Wreath Ceremony, chaired in 2017 by Alpha Omega Trustee Charles Lavrentios.  The event memorializes the tradition of presenting olive wreaths from Greece to the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) to...

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Brotherhood Credit Union Donates Funds to Help Lynn Residents Heat Homes

March 17, 2017
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Brotherhood Credit Union donated $2,800 to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless to help heat homes in Lynn this past winter. “We learned about the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless through the Cooperative Credit Union Association and were eager to help a community right in our own backyard.  We were happy to help out...

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LACC Women in Networking Honors Lynn Community Health Center CEO Lori Berry

March 17, 2017
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The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off the 2017 Women in Networking Series with “Women and Health: A Night Promoting Strides in Women’s Health & Honoring Retiring Lynn Community Health Director CEO, Lori Abrams Berry”.  The event will take place on Monday, March 27th at the Bayside Function Facility, 1 Range Road...

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Sports 03-14-2017

March 17, 2017
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St. Mary’s storms to North Sectional title Echevarria, Ridley power Spartans past Lowell Catholic By Cary Shuman Sophomore guard Jalen Echevarria poured in 25 points and sophomore forward Keith Ridley Jr. came off the bench to score 14 points and grab 12 rebounds to lead St. Mary’s to a convincing 65-46 victory over Lowell...

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St. Mary’s defeats Cathedral in Epic Comeback!

March 16, 2017
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St. Mary’s defeated Cathedral 74-68 at the M.I.A.A State Basketball Semi Final in Woburn on Wednesday night.  

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Junior Achievement Day

March 10, 2017
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Junior Achievement Day

Gabriella Marichal, Bryan Rosu and Abby Luciano fill out career suggestion forms in a class program at the Sacred Heart School.

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Mageary Sworn in as New Chief of Lynn Police Department

March 10, 2017
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Mageary Sworn in as New Chief of Lynn Police Department

By Cary Shuman Michael Mageary was sworn in as the new chief of the Lynn Police Department during an impressive ceremony Tuesday at Mayor Judith Flanagan’s Kennedy office at City Hall. City Clerk Janet Rowe administered the oath to Mageary, who was joined on the historic occasion by his proud family, friends, fellow Lynn...

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New Schools Vote Set for Tuesday, March 14

March 10, 2017
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New Schools Vote Set for Tuesday, March 14

On Tuesday, March 14 the question goes before Lynn residents to vote for or against the building of two new schools on Parkland Avenue by Breed’s Pond  and at McManus Field on Commercial Street. Brant Duncan, head of the Lynn Teachers Union, and Don Castle of the Protect Our Reservoir, Preserve Pine Grove, spoke...

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Essex Tech Partnering with North Shore Habitat for Humanity to Build Home in Hamilton

March 10, 2017
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Essex Technical High School is partnering with North Shore Habitat for Humanity to build a home in Hamilton.  Students in school’s Construction Technology Academy 11th and 12th grade program have already started work on the two-bedroom home as part of the program’s annual house-building project. “Partnering with North Shore Habitat for Humanity seemed a...

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Massachusetts Nonprofit Network Honors Tha Thai of Roca, Inc.

March 10, 2017
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The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network awarded Roca Boston assistant director Tha Thai with the Light of Dawnn Award, presented annually to three nonprofit professionals working in Massachusetts who demonstrate marked compassion and unwavering commitment to serving those in need, on Tuesday, February 28. Thai, who started at Roca as a youth worker, earned the award for...

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Massachusetts is No 1

March 10, 2017
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Last week’s cover story in U.S. News & World Report that ranks Massachusetts as the overall top state in the nation comes as no surprise to those of us who have worked and lived in the Commonwealth for most of our lives. Although we will be the first to concede that there are many...

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Classical Boys Basketball Heading to D2 North Final

March 10, 2017
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By Joyce Erekson The Classical High boys basketball team punched its ticket to the Division 2 North final with a 62-54 win over Malden Catholic Tuesday in the semifinals at Burlington High School. This is the Rams’ first trip to a North final since 2001 when they lost to Lynn Tech in the Division...

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Obituaries 03-07-2017

March 10, 2017
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Richard ‘Fat Richie’ Picardi Well known local businessman, member of many organizations Richard J.”Fat Richie” Picardi of Revere died on March 4. A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, Richard was a well known local businessman, proprietor of Lucy’s, Broadway Deli, Yellow Taxi and many businesses on Revere Beach during its heyday. He...

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Taso Nikolakopoulos Announces for Councilor-at-Large

March 3, 2017
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Taso Nikolakopoulos Announces for Councilor-at-Large

By Cary Shuman Taso Nikolakopoulos has been one of Lynn’s most visible and involved citizens through his work in the community, ownership of a popular business, John’s Roast Beef on Western Avenue, chairman of the Off-Street Parking Commission and his leadership roles in the Lynn Area Chamber of Chamber of Commerce. Today Nikolakopoulos begins...

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Council Asks for Alternatives for Parkland School Takings

March 3, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The lone property owner whose land sits in the middle of the proposed school project on Parkland Avenue was before the City Council’s Parks and Public Property subcommittee Tuesday night to review an alternative to a public taking of her home, while still making her land available to the city...

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Castle Focuses on New Schools in Special Election

March 3, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Though he is being urged by friends to run for citywide office, Donald Castle is focused on one campaign this month: Protect Our Reservoir – Preserve Pine Grove’s effort to win the March 14 special election on the construction of two new schools in the city. Castle and the group want...

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Addonizio-Spiriti Inducted into St Anselm Hall of Fame

March 3, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Annamaria Addonizio – Spiriti had never played softball until her first practice in the Revere High School program. Baseball was her game growing up in the city – there were not many youth softball leagues in the area like there are today – so she competed as the only girl in...

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Moulton, McGovern Concluding Trip to Cuba

March 3, 2017
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Congressmen Seth Moulton (D-MA-6) and Jim McGovern (D-MA-2) are concluding their visit to Cuba, wherethey explored new opportunities to promote U.S. economic development between Cuba and Massachusetts and continue the progress begunby President Obama to bring U.S.-Cuba relations into the 21st century. The trip focused on economic opportunities for Massachusettscompanies in the biotechnology and...

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Moulton Calls Trump’s Speech ‘Short-Sighted’

March 3, 2017
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Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) released the following statement after President Donald Trump delivered his first address to a Joint Session of Congress. “President Trump’s message to Congress does not reflect the values I put my life on the line to protect. We face real problems in America today: economic insecurity and a lack of...

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John Ward to Debut First Book At Party in Somerville on Saturday

March 3, 2017
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Take a break from the winter and dive into the simmering world of The Citadel, a dystopian tale of murder, espionage and political intrigue from East Boston debut author John Ward. Ward is an Eastie resident who was a long-time director of external affairs for Roca, Inc. – based in Chelsea. He is currently...

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Moulton to Hold Town Hall Meeting on Saturday

March 3, 2017
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On Saturday, March 4th, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) will host a public town hall meeting in Reading. Moulton hosted a town hall in Gloucester two weeks ago with more than 300 people in attendance and hundreds more who tuned in via Moulton’s Facebook which streamed the town hall live for those who could not...

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Veterinarians:Warriors in the Battle Against Disease

March 3, 2017
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By Dr. Arve Lee Willingham Don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet. Even though the World Health Organization recently declared that the Zika virus is no longer a global health emergency, other diseases are growing more threatening each day. Consider leptospirosis, a bacterial disease transmitted through infected animal urine that claimed dozens of...

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