Markakis Optimistic about Proposal for Medical Marijuana Dispensary

February 10, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Lou Markakis, consultant for Massachusetts Patient Foundation (MPF), one of the groups trying to open and operate a medical marijuana dispensary in the city, is hopeful that the Lynn City Council will vote for the group’s proposal at its Feb. 14 meeting. “We’re optimistic about receiving permission for the center and...

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Lynn Police Asking for Public’s Help with Recent Armed Robbery

February 10, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Lynn police are still searching for a suspect involved in alleged armed robbery that took place on Park Street near North Common on January 22, and they are now asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect so they can make an arrest. Lynn Police Lieutenant Rick Donnelly described...

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Wednesday Commute Hits Slick Patch

February 10, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Lynn Police and Fire crews responded to more than 60 calls for traffic accidents Wednesday morning, January 8, due to “an onset of sudden black ice,” according to Lynn Police Lieutenant Rick Donnelly, who added that the early morning freeze was unanticipated and caught drivers by surprise. “I think the...

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Mass Development Bond Helps Lynn’s KIPP Academy Public Charter School Build Addition

February 10, 2017
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MassDevelopment has issued a $5.7 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of KIPP Academy Lynn Charter School. The school is using bond proceeds to build, furnish, and equip an approximately 12,000-square-foot addition to its campus, which will accommodate 600 students in kindergarten through fourth grade. KIPP is also using proceeds to renovate portions of its...

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Congratulations,New England Patriots!

February 10, 2017
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We join the entire New England region in congratulating the New England Patriots on winning Super Bowl LI in what many are calling the greatest triumph in Boston sports history. This historic moment reaffirmed that the New England Patriots under coach Bill Belichick never give up and play as a team at all times...

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Obituaries 02-07-2017

February 10, 2017
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Pechof Mel Of Lynn, formerly of Cambodia Pechof Mel of Lynn, formerly of Cambodia, died on February 2. She was the beloved wife of the late Phum Taing; beloved mother , grandmother and sister. Visitation and Prayer service were held at Sanghikaram Wat Khmer Buddhist Temple, Chestnut Street, Lynn on Sunday, February 5 from starting...

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Patriots Parade 2017

February 8, 2017
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Patriots Parade 2017

Patriots Victory Parade, photos by Joseph Prezioso and Katy Rogers.

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Pie in the Face Fundraiser

February 3, 2017
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Pie in the Face Fundraiser

  St. Mary’s students and staff raised more than $600 as part of Andrew Belliveau’s Gastroparesis Pie Challenge. Students bought raffle tickets with the prize being the opportunity to put a pie in a teacher’s face. The festivities took place in the Tony Conigliaro Gym last Friday. Belliveau graduated from St. Mary’s in 2015...

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In Appreciation:Amid Loss, Remembering Their Gains Mike Carr

February 3, 2017
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In Appreciation:Amid Loss, Remembering Their Gains Mike Carr

By Joyce Erekson When the English High athletic director Dick Newton and assistant principal and former AD Gary Molea talk about Mike Carr, it’s not wins and losses, titles or milestones that dominate the discussion. Both Newton and Molea say the thing the will remember most about the English High boys basketball coach, who...

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Michele Durgin

February 3, 2017
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Michele Durgin

By Joyce Erekson Finding comfort in the face of a tragedy isn’t easy, but sometimes it comes from unexpected places. Michele Durgin, 55, of Lynn died Saturday in Marblehead after losing control of her car and hitting a tree. State Police investigators are still trying to determine if the crash was caused by an...

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Mayor Kennedy Names John Krol Chief of Staff

February 3, 2017
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Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy named John Krol chief of staff effective Feb. 1. Krol replaces Jamie Cerulli, who has accepted a position as Inspectional Services Division coordinator. “It’s going to be really hard to replace somebody as talented as Jamie,” Kennedy said, “but I think we have found a very good candidate in John....

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Portal to Hopes Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Helping Families

February 3, 2017
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Celebrating 20 years of services in the cause to end domestic violence, Portal To Hope (“PTH”) honored Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, State Senator Sal DiDomenico and the DiDomenico Foundation and Everett Superintendent Frederick Foresteire for their long-term commitment to the organization and for serving as pathfinders, whereby victims of domestic violence are connected to...

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Lynn Students Attend Leadership Conference at Harvard

February 3, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Students from Lynn English, Lynn Classical, and KIPP Academy attended a youth leadership and entrepreneurship conference at Harvard University in Cambridge. Harvard senior Eric Ouyang, president and founder of Sponsr (correct spelling) Us, said the mission of the event was “to inspire students to be leaders in their community and take...

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The Greater Lynn Photographic Society Helping Photographers for Decades

February 3, 2017
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By Joseph Prezioso The Greater Lynn Photographic Society (GLPA) has been helping photographers share their work and knowledge for decades.  Today they are just as active as ever. “This is one of the premier (camera) clubs in the country,” said club president Robert Pizzano. The club teaches both the art and craft of photography...

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Charlie Baker: A Steady Hand at the Tiller of Our Ship of State

February 3, 2017
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As we were listening to Gov. Charlie Baker deliver the annual State of the Commonwealth address before a joint session of the legislature last week, it occurred to us how refreshing it was — and what a sense of relief we felt — to have as our governor an individual who does not engage...

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Lynn Team Wins World Candlepin Championship:Barber, Baker, Boudreau Help Bring Home the Title

January 29, 2017
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Lynn Team Wins World Candlepin Championship:Barber, Baker, Boudreau Help Bring Home the Title

By Cary Shuman Lynn, the capital city of candlepin bowling, now has a world champion. Led by a trio of Lynners, Dave Barber, Shawn Baker, and Jonathan Boudreau, the Lucky Strike team – representing Jim Barber’s establishment for the final time – captured the world team championship. The other members of the Lynn team...

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Glory Road:Damien Earp Recalls His Successes on and off the Field

January 29, 2017
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Glory Road:Damien Earp Recalls His Successes on and off the Field

By Cary Shuman Damien Earp has a rare distinction in Lynn: He received two of the city’s most prestigious awards as a youth player and a youth coach – by the time he was 14 years old. As a player, Damien Earp was an All-Star in the Wyoma Little League and a standout in...

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Sports 01-24-2017

January 29, 2017
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King of the Court:Clarke-Dominque claims Knights’ free throw title By Cary Shuman Cristian Clarke-Dominique’s favorite NBA player is Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, who is a 92 per cent free throw shooter. Clarke-Dominique, a 13-year-old seventh grader at the Pickering hit 13 of 15 shots (87 percent) from the line to win the...

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The Last Stand:Castle Will Speak on Group’s Opposition to New School Site at City Council Meeting

January 20, 2017
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The Last Stand:Castle Will Speak on Group’s Opposition to New School Site at City Council Meeting

By Cary Shuman Donald Castle will try to persuade the Lynn City Council at its Jan. 24 meeting that the new Pickering Middle School should not be built adjacent to Breeds Pond Reservoir off of Parkland Avenue. Though the Council’s vote that night is for advancing a debt-exclusion question to a citywide ballot, Castle...

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Classical Stuns No 3 Everett in 64-57 Comeback Victory

January 20, 2017
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Classical Stuns No 3 Everett in 64-57 Comeback Victory

By Cary Shuman Tom Grassa’s Lynn Classical teams have won two state championships and many “big games” during his legendary career. His son, Jasper, now an assistant coach, once silenced an entire North Andover gym with a buzzer-beating three-pointer in the State Tournament. Grassa said Tuesday night’s 64-57 win over No. 3 ranked Everett...

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Brian Vaughan Named Head Football Coach at Lynn Classical High School

January 20, 2017
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Brian Vaughan Named Head Football Coach at Lynn Classical High School

By Cary Shuman Brian Vaughan, a former high school and college football star, has been named the new head football coach at Lynn Classical High School. Vaughan, a dynamic running back who helped lead Lynn English to an undefeated regular season and a berth in the 1990 Division 3 Super Bowl, was selected from...

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One Fatality During Weekend Of Gun, Knife Violence

January 20, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. A weekend filled with gun play and stabbings has left one man dead and police searching for answers, just two weeks into the New Year. According to Lynn police reports a Lynn man died Friday night, following a reported shooting on Chestnut Street and as many as a half-dozen other...

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Simon Youth Foundation Seeks Applicants for Scholarships

January 20, 2017
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Simon Malls and Simon Premium Outlets in New England announced today, that once again the malls and centers are proud to help deserving graduating seniors pay for college. Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, is now looking for qualified applicants who live near a Simon...

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Hillyer Festival Orchestra Presents An Afternoon of Movie Music

January 20, 2017
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The Hillyer Festival Orchestra will present, “An Afternoon of Movie Music,” a tribute to John Williams and Friends, Sunday, February 12, at 3 pm, Swampscott High School, 200 Essex Street. “An Afternoon of Movie Music” will include orchestral interludes from, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Superman, JFK, E.T., Schindler’s List and so...

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