Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015
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Another Christmas is at hand and families will gather, as they have done for generations, to celebrate the holiday season with our friends and loved ones. Peace on earth, joy to the world, and the like may be platitudinous phrases when spoken at any other time of the year, but during the Christmas season...

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Sports 12-22-2015

December 24, 2015
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St Mary’s Baseball Team Honored with State Championship Rings The St. Mary’s High School baseball coaches and the players have their own personal memories of their state championship season. They now have their own personal championship rings to forever denote that they did indeed win it all in 2015. “It was nice to be...

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Alice in Wonderland at Lynn Woods School

December 17, 2015
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Alice in Wonderland at Lynn Woods School

Lynn Woods Elementary School fifth grader Lily Caplin starred in the lead role of Alice in the school Drama Club’s production of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. Lily is pictured after her exceptional opening night performance Dec. 11 with her parents, Ben and Kim, and her sister, Emma. The play drew capacity crowds to...

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Anderson,Murkison Join English Girls Basketball Coaching Staff

December 17, 2015
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Anderson,Murkison Join English Girls Basketball Coaching Staff

By Joyce Erekson The English High girls basketball team is still in rebuilding mode after making it to the Division 1 state semifinals two years ago, but second-year coach Rachael Bradley added a few tools to the toolbox this winter. Bradley welcomed two former English High players, Jeanette Anderson and Kayla Murkison, to her...

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Lynn City Council Adopts Complete Streets Policy

December 17, 2015
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The Lynn City Council adopted a Complete Streets policy Tuesday, formalizing the City’s commitment to having streets that are accessible and safe for all users. By adopting this policy, Lynn could be eligible for additional state transportation funding next year. “As we continue to develop policies to encourage economic growth in our Downtown, Waterfront,...

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Fennell Named Deputy Director of Lynn Water and Sewer Commission

December 17, 2015
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr State Representative Robert Fennell was named the new Deputy Director of the Lynn Water and Sewer Commission on Monday night, following a 3-1 vote of the LWSC board, with one commissioner voting present. Fennell will work under LWSC Executive Director Daniel F. O’Neill in his new job, focusing primarily on...

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Council Approves Permit for 21-Unit Apartment Development

December 17, 2015
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Lynn City Council voted in favor Tuesday night of approving a special permit to allow a proposed 21-unit residential building to be built at 599-603 Summer Street in Lynn, just a block away from the GE Plant on Western Avenue, despite the fact the property sits in a business...

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Former Lynner Brian Smith Named South Carolina High School Football Coach of the Year

December 17, 2015
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By Joyce Erekson It didn’t take former Lynner Brian Smith long to put C.E. Murray High School in  Greeleyville, South Carolina on the football map. The 1995 Classical High graduate, who played college football at The Citadel, took over as head coach three years ago. The school of about 500 students was known more...

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Lynn Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 10, 2015
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Lynn Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Cobbet Elementary School chorus opened up the City of Lynn tree lighting ceremony.

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Russo Named Soccer Captain at Rivier College

December 10, 2015
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Russo Named Soccer Captain at Rivier College

By Joyce Erekson Mike Russo of Lynn is making his presence known as a member of the Rivier University men’s soccer team. The 2013 St. Mary’s graduate has been a starter for Raiders for the past three years. As a junior he was named the team Most Valuable Player and he was named Rivier’s...

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Unanimous:City Council Votes to Adopt the Lowest Tax Rate for Residents

December 10, 2015
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Lynn City Council voted unanimously, 10-0 among members present, to adopt the lowest possible tax rate for Lynn residents, and shift the maximum tax burden onto commercial and industrial property owners. However, despite that shift, the average residential property owner will still see an increase in their overall tax...

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State Educators hear from Lynn about Proposed Charter School

December 10, 2015
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. According to the majority of Lynn speakers at a Tuesday hearing about a proposed new Charter School in Central Square, the city cannot afford a new Charter School, which would drain resources from Lynn’s already struggling school district. Superintendent Catherine Latham, was joined Tuesday by dozens of school officials, city...

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Jamborees Kick off Basketball Season

December 10, 2015
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By Joyce Erekson It’s time to button up Manning Field and bring the show inside. The high school basketball season unofficially kicks off this weekend with the 30th annual Dr. Elmo Benedetto Boys Basketball Jamboree Friday at English High and the 23rd annual Paul Duchane Girls Basketball Jamboree Saturday at Classical High. The Benedetto...

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Advanced Manufacturing Training Grant Awards

December 10, 2015
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The Baker-Polito Administration awarded $1.5 million in Advanced Manufacturing Training Program Workforce Development Grants to ten workforce development teams from across the Commonwealth. Governor Charlie Baker visited Lynn Tech to announce the grants in a ceremony Dec. 3 at the school. Tech’s E-Team Machinist Training Program was a recipient of one of the grants....

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School Committee Jared Nicholson Opposes the Plan for Central Square Charter School

December 10, 2015
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School Committee Jared Nicholson spoke against the  proposed Central Square charter school during a hearing Tuesday. Following is the text of Nicholson’s remarks: We will hear a lot of good reasons why the Board should reject the application. I am going to focus on flaws in the application itself, and urge the Board to...

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NSCC Corporate and Community Education Division Moving to Danvers

December 10, 2015
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North Shore Community College will relocate its Corporate Training and Community Education division from the Cummings Center in Beverly to its Danvers campus in January 2016. The division will be housed in the Math and Science Building, which is easily accessible directly off major highways and offers plenty of parking. The move will include...

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My Brother’s Table Is Sponsoring a Sweater Drive

December 10, 2015
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My Brother’s Table (MBT), the North Shore’s largest soup kitchen, is in need of NEW sweaters and sweatshirts to distribute to its guests on Christmas Day. Men’s, women’s and children’s sweaters/sweatshirts in all sizes are needed, but the biggest demand is for adult large and XL sweaters and sweatshirts.  MBT is also seeking new...

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Obituaries 12-08-2015

December 10, 2015
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James Fagan Formerly of Lynn Had distinguished military career, known for his quick Irish humor, love of Boston Red Sox and fondness for thoroughbred horses LTC ames F. Fagan (Ret.), a resident of The Fairways, Lakewood, NJ, passed from this life on November 30. LTC Fagan was born in Lynn on June 22, 1944....

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Brothers Deli

December 3, 2015
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Thanksgiving Dinner at Brothers Deli

Brothers Deli owner George Markos,far left, and some of his staff including Jadi Pizarro, Mike Ciaramello, Mauro Chavez and Randy Jackson, helped make Thanksgiving special for hundreds of people, including many families, who stopped by the Market Street restaurant for a free Thanksgiving dinner. This is the 22nd year Markos opened the restaurant doors...

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Community Development Bill Championed by Rep.Crighton Moves Closer to a Vote

December 3, 2015
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses reported favorably last week on House Bill 144 — “An Act Establishing Community Benefit Districts,” clearing the first major hurdle on its way to a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives, when the new session begins....

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Fantastic Finish:St.Mary’s Senior Hennessey Soared in MIAA Tournament

December 3, 2015
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Fantastic Finish:St.Mary’s Senior Hennessey Soared in MIAA Tournament

Dan Hennessey was but a half of soccer away from being an instant, certified St. Mary’s High School sports legend. The 5-foot, 8-inch senior striker had scored two goals in an MIAA state semifinal 2-0 victory over CCL rival Archbishop Williams and his two goals had his team in possession of a 2-1 lead...

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Walter Hoey was A Legendary Newspaper Photographer

December 3, 2015
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When Walter Hoey showed up at an event to take a photo for the Lynn Item, you could count on two things: he would be greeted with respect and warmth by everyone in the room and the event would be covered professionally and accurately through his majestic lens. Walter Hoey, an award-winning newspaper photographer...

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Sports 12-01-2015

December 3, 2015
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Newbury named new Danvers High softball coach By Joyce Erekson After 15 years, two state championships and six Division 3 North titles, St. Mary’s softball coach Colleen Newbury is leaving the program to coach at Danvers High School. The position was previously held by Tara Petrocelli, who left to be an assistant coach at...

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St. Mary’s Sports

November 26, 2015
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St. Mary’s Sports

NOT TO BE:   St. Mary’s receiver Calvin Johnson is denied a long pass reception in the first quarter of Saturday’s semifinal playoff game by East Bridgewater defensive back Jake Peterson. The Spartans fought hard and had life at the end, but fell 26-18.

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