“Unity Rally” Held Against Backdrop of On-going Immigration Debate: State’s Offer to Shelter Unaccompanied Minors Starts at Military Bases

July 25, 2014
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The on-going public debate in Lynn is a microcosm of the larger national storyline about how the United States government and states can address the emerging problem of thousands of unaccompanied minor immigrants entering the country. More than 150 local residents rallied at the front of City Hall on Tuesday, to call on city...

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Meet Lynn’s newest author: K.C. Woodworth releases first book

July 25, 2014
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Lynn native K.C. Woodworth was at Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Saugus over the weekend signing copies of his new book, “Cutting Off A Whale’s Head.” Woodworth grew up in Curwin Circle and attended the Callahan School, Breed Junior High, and Lynn Tech. He went on to attend San Francisco State University. “I wanted...

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Obituaries 07-24-2014

July 25, 2014
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Anne Gorski Former Lynn Resident Anne (Cieszka) Gorski, formerly of Lynn, died peacefully surrounded by her family on July 22. She was 95 years old. The wife of the late Stephen R. Gorski and daughter of the late John and Julia (Krawczyk) Cieszka, she was born in Wilmington, DE, moved to Lynn and attended...

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From College Star to Navs’ Front Office: Ashley Laramie Earns Graduate Degree from Northeastern in Sports Leadership

July 21, 2014
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From College Star to Navs’ Front Office: Ashley Laramie Earns Graduate Degree from Northeastern in Sports Leadership

Ashley Laramie is the assistant general manager of the North Shore Navigators but her career can serve as a role model for the team’s roster of talented college stars. Like all of the Navs’ players, Laramie competed in a high school sport (softball) and then became a star at Lasell College, graduating in 2011...

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‘Black Mass’ Filming Will Close Lynn Streets to Parking: Central Square Area to Be Affected

July 21, 2014
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Film crews from the Hollywood movie “Black Mass” are scheduled to return to Lynn next week, and begin filming inside the old Anthony’s Hawthorne Restaurant, located at 37-45 Central Avenue, just outside of Central Square. Based on the novel of the same name by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill, “Black Mass” is described as...

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Strileckis, Seniors Bid Farewell To Classical Softball Program

July 21, 2014
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Lynn Classical graduating softball player Jillian Strileckis followed her teammates in delivering separate farewell speeches, which is an annual tradition for the seniors in coach Chris Warren’s outstanding program. Much in the manner of her fellow seniors, including three-sport standout Francesca Galeazzi,  Strileckis said it was difficult to say goodbye to her teammates and...

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‘Ghosts of Lynn’ to Take over Central Square Thursday: Afternoon Traffic Restrictions Will Be in Place

July 21, 2014
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The culmination of a months-long art project that also served as a collaboration between Raw Art Works, Centerboard and the Lynn Museum, will be unveiled to the public Thursday afternoon, July 17, and will likely force some change to normal traffic patterns. “Ghosts of Lynn” is an art project that utilized the talents of...

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Thank You to the Agganis Foundation

July 21, 2014
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Congratulations to the Harry Agganis Foundation on another successful Agganis Week. The Foundation presented 19 scholarships worth a total of $65,000, bringing the overall total to $1,627,000 in scholarships to 897 student-athletes since 1955. Agganis Week has become the premier sports extravaganza for graduating seniors in this region. It’s the last opportunity for many...

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From Our Readers

July 21, 2014
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Very disappointed To The Editor: I am deeply disappointed by the recent actions of Michael Lindsay, President of Gordon College.  Mr. Lindsay recently signed a letter asking President Obama for a religious exemption from the law banning employment discrimination against gay and lesbian workers. programs for Lynn elementary students. The policies of the Lynn...

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Lynn Students Receive Scholarships for Health and Science Studies

July 21, 2014
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Twin sisters from Lynn English and a Lynn Tech student were this year’s recipients of the Richard and Ellen Penley Health and Science Scholarship. Megan Hansen, Karina Ross and Karla Ross were presented the scholarship by Richard Penley, who has been awarding it since 2008 to students who plan to study health, science or...

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Lynn Celebrates the Fourth

July 11, 2014
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Lynn Celebrates the Fourth

Mother Nature briefly intervened with some inclement weather but Lynn residents finally had the opportunity to view the annual Fourth of July fireworks exhibition as part of the city’s observance of the 238th birthday of the United States of America.

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From NYU to NSMT: Eller Set to Star in ‘The Little Mermaid’

July 11, 2014
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From NYU to NSMT: Eller Set to Star in ‘The Little Mermaid’

Adrienne Eller had a most interesting journey to the lead role in the New England premiere of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” that opened this week at North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly. Eller was initially cast in the ensemble but NSMT Producer Bill Hanney hadn’t found the right person to play ‘Ariel’ so Associate...

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Wyoma in District 16 Final: Alcock, Anderson Hit Game-winning Home Runs

July 11, 2014
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Wyoma in District 16 Final: Alcock, Anderson Hit Game-winning Home Runs

The Wyoma Little League All-Star team is ready for the District 16 championship round tonight (Thursday) after winning four straight games and emerging from the winners’ bracket. Manager Rick Anderson’s contingent can lay claim to the district title with a victory over defending champion Peabody West, who ousted upstart Lynn Shore in the losers’...

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Patricia Hebert Named New Drewicz Principal

July 11, 2014
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Superintendent Dr. Catherine C. Latham announced the appointment of Patricia Hebert as principal of Drewicz Elementary School. Hebert had been serving as Program Specialist at Ingalls Elementary School. Hebert holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in education from Salem State University, with double majors in elementary education and psychology.  She is licensed by...

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A Great Tribute to John Hoffman

July 11, 2014
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In a first-class tribute to a first-class sportsman, long-time Lynn resident John Hoffman was honored at a special  dinner at the Nahant Country Club on June 19. First, we must commend dinner chair Al Melanson for putting together such a wonderful program. Master of Ceremonies Paul Halloran, former sports editor of the Daily Item,...

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Lynn Breakers Girls Soccer Head for International Play

July 11, 2014
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The Lynn Breakers U-18 Girls Soccer team fared well at this weekend’s Massachusetts Tournament of Champions winning 2 games and dropping 1. They finished their season with an overall record of 13-2, including tournament play. The Breakers easily won their first game 5-0 over Gateway Regional from the Pioneer Valley dominating play from the...

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Gannon Junior Golf Clinic Returns

July 11, 2014
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The Gannon Junior Golf Clinic is continuing under the leadership of golf pro Dave Sibley at the Gannon Municipal Golf Course. Sibley is carrying on the popular youth golfing tradition that former pro Mike Foster oversaw during his reign at Gannon. The clinic is held Monday mornings and is free of charge. Instruction is...

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Obituaries 07-10-2014

July 11, 2014
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Florence Tomczykowski Retired Lynn School Department Secretary Florence J. (Kolodziej) Tomczykowski of Lynn died July 4 at The Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers after a long illness. Born in Lynn she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Pacewicz) Kolodziej and loving wife of Henry Tomczykowski with whom she shared 63 years...

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Fila Steps down as English Softball Coach

July 3, 2014
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Fila Steps down as English Softball Coach

Alisa Fila, head coach of the Lynn English High School softball team for 23 seasons, has stepped down from the position. Fila took over the Bulldogs’ softball program in 1992 following a successful playing career at English, where she was an All-Star on back-to-back Northeastern Conference championship teams in 1983 and 1984, UMass/Amherst where...

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Supporting Rep. Crighton

July 3, 2014
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Supporting Rep. Crighton

A large group of supporters joined candidate for state representative Brendan Crighton at the opening of his campaign headquarters on Myrtle Street Tuesday night.

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Agganis All-star Game

July 3, 2014
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Agganis All-star Game

Lynn was well represented in the 53rd Agganis All-Star Football Game at Manning Field. Pictured, from left, are Agganis South All-Stars Roberto Brown (Tech), Zach Lozzi (English), Chris Tinkham (English), Romario Louidhon (Classical), Brad Scuzzarella (Classical), Chris Lessard (English), Daniel Kane (English), and Kenneth Kuhn (Classsical).

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New DPW Commissioner Hall

July 3, 2014
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New DPW Commissioner Hall

Newly appointed Lynn DPW Commissioner Andy Hall is pictured with Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy and members of his proud family at the oath-of-office ceremony at the Mayor’s office.

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Speaker DeLeo to Visit Lynn Chamber

July 3, 2014
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Massachusetts Speaker of the House, Robert DeLeo will address the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce on the morning of Monday, July 21 at St. Mary’s Library, beginning with registration, continental breakfast and networking at 8:00am. The formal program will begin promptly at 8:30am. The cost to attend this event is $20 for members and...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2014
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Back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900), newspapers exhorted their readers to observe a “safe and sane” Fourth of July. That’s because in communities big and small all across America, the founding of our nation had become a popular excuse for roving groups of young men to engage in mayhem of...

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