Roca Celebrates Year’s Accomplishments at Annual Breakfast

May 12, 2017
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Roca’s annual breakfast welcomed a packed house of local officials and supporters at the Intercontinental Hotel Monday morning, including Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey; Glenn E. Martin, Founder and President of JustLeadershipUSA; Brian Kyes, Chelsea Chief of Police and President of the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs; and Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development,...

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Four Essex Tech Students Earn Gold Medals at Skills USA State Competition

May 12, 2017
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Four Essex Technical High School students earned gold medals at the SkillsUSA State competition in Marlborough, and all four will go on to compete at the 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky in June. Carly D’Orlando, a junior from Middleton, took home gold in Cosmetology while the Career Pathways...

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Lynn to Receive $1.5 Million for Local Road Repairs

May 12, 2017
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Senator Thomas M. McGee (D-Lynn), Representative Lori Ehrlich (D- Marblehead), Representative Donald Wong (R-Saugus), Representative Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn) and Representative Daniel Cahill (D- Lynn) are pleased to announce that the city of Lynn has been awarded Chapter 90 funding in the amount of $1,505,343 for local road repairs and improvements such as resurfacing, preliminary...

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Ralph Jamieson’s 90th Birthday Party Celebration

May 5, 2017
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Ralph Jamieson’s 90th Birthday Party Celebration

Ralph Jamieson celebrated his 90th birthday party with friends and relatives. Members of the Knights of Columbus, former Lynn Tech faculty staff and relatives enjoyed a festive time honoring Ralph as his two daughters, Debbie and Judy organized this party.

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Langlois at the Helm:English Graduate Launches Semi-Professional Soccer Team

May 5, 2017
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Langlois at the Helm:English Graduate Launches Semi-Professional Soccer Team

By Cary Shuman Jonathan Langlois thought he would still be playing soccer at the age of 32, but instead he’s taken his passion for the sport to another level: he is the new owner of a semi-professional soccer team based next door in Revere. Langlois, a 2003 graduate of Lynn English and currently an...

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House Passes Balanced FY18 Budget

May 5, 2017
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The Massachusetts House of Representatives last  week passed a $40.4 billion FY18 budget which makes key investments in a wide range of areas including local aid, early education, substance addiction initiatives, homelessness programs, job training, economic development, and funding to help individuals with developmental disabilities. Recognizing that municipalities have unique and diverse needs, the...

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Anna Maria College Students Turn to Volunteer Service for Spring Break

May 5, 2017
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This spring, ten Anna Maria College students spent their spring break volunteering in Conway, SC to help the local Habitat for Humanity chapter. Joined by two Anna Maria staff members, student volunteers took on a variety of construction assignments in a Habitat for Humanity home-building project. Students spent time learning more about Conway’s Habitat...

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Wheelabrator Submits Application to DEP to Continue Monofill Operation

May 5, 2017
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Wheelabrator Saugus has applied to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a change to the site-grading plan that will allow the continued use of the existing Saugus monofill for the disposal of ash residue generated at the adjacent energy-from-waste facility. The application seeks no change in the nature of the monofill, the...

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Suspect in Easter Shooting Arrested in Weymouth

May 5, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The suspect in an Easter Sunday shooting of two men in Lynn, which left one of the victims dead and the other seriously injured, was apprehended overnight Tuesday night, less than 24 hours after he was placed on the state’s Most Wanted Fugitive list. According to a release from the...

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Massachusetts Small Family Business Hits A Milestone:Welch Florist of Lynn is Celebrating 70 Years in Business and Continues to Serve Multiple Generations of Families

May 5, 2017
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In 1947 Tom & Margaret Welch started a floral business located on Union Street across from St. Joseph’s Church in downtown Lynn, then moved to Essex Street in 1977 to take advantage of a retail space with a corner location and plenty of parking. David Daley and Keith Saunders bought the business in November...

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Obituaries 05-02-2017

May 5, 2017
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Rendle Taylor Will be remembered for his love of family, friends, laughter and for making people smile wherever he went Rendle F. Taylor passed away peacefully on April 22 in Sarasota, Florida. Rendle was born in Lynn on December 20, 1930 to Rendle Taylor and Gratia L. Hanson. He graduated from Lynn English High...

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Local Producer Secures Rights for Tony C Movie

April 29, 2017
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Local Producer Secures Rights for Tony C Movie

By Cary Shuman Local producer Lou Markakis has secured the rights” for the Tony Conigliaro movie. Markakis, a Lynn English and Emerson College graduate, is working with the Conigliaro family “to bring to the big screen” the story of one of the North Shore’s all-time great athletes, former Boston Red Sox star Tony Conigliaro,...

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Community Input Sought for Waterfront Open Space Plan

April 29, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The city of Lynn will be asking residents to weigh in over the next several weeks on a Waterfront Open Space Master Plan, that is expected to help the city communicate what it wants in terms of waterfront recreational space, even as the city seeks to attract and incentivize mixed-use,...

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Body and Soul:Miss Massachusetts USA Julia Scaparotti Gets Ready for Pageant

April 29, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Julia Scaparotti is an excellent athlete and a former New England Patriots cheerleader so she understands the importance of training in advance of a competition. Scaparotti, Miss Massachusetts USA 2017, has been working out diligently at Soul Cycle, 500 Boylston St., Boston, in preparation for the Miss USA Pageant to be...

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Tech Players Remember State Championship Season

April 29, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Steve Ross was the rightfielder for Lynn Tech in the 1973 state championship game. “I had seven putouts in rightfield that day because Ricky Ford was throwing so hard and everyone was swinging late,” said Ross. Lynn Tech defeated Quabbin Regional, 1-0, on  that memorable day at Fino Field in Milton....

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St Mary’s to Convert Church Building into Science Center

April 29, 2017
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By Jay Lancaster St. Mary’s High School is about to make the leap into 21st century education in a big way. The Lynn City Council voted to allow the school to convert an old church building into a new academic building, a move designed to help the school keep pace with modern educational practices....

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Gannon Golf Tournament Schedule Begins this Weekend

April 29, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Gannon Municipal Golf Course Head Professional David Sibley is ready to welcome golfers to the first tournament of the season this weekend at the Lynn course. The kickoff tournament begins a busy schedule of a dozen events, highlighted by the oldest running tournament, the Club Championships, that crowns the top male...

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Repeal of Obamacare is Back, and Seniors Risk Being the Biggest Losers

April 29, 2017
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By Kenneth E. Thorpe As Congressional leaders and the White House restart negotiations on the American Health Care Act and look for other ways to curb federal healthcare expenditures, one program critical to America’s seniors stands to lose the most: Medicare Part D, the drug benefit program that has helped seniors live longer and...

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No Place for Hate

April 29, 2017
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This editorial is not about politics. It is not about an issue that mark us as Democrats vs. Repubilicans, liberals vs. conservatives, pro-life vs. pro-choice, higher vs. lower taxes, amnesty for immigrants vs. big, beautiful border walls, diplomacy vs. bombing No. Korea, Syria, Iran, or anyone else, pro gay, women’s, and minority rights vs....

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Mayor Kennedy Announces Candidacy for Re-Election

April 22, 2017
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Mayor Kennedy Announces Candidacy for Re-Election

By Cary Shuman Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy couldn’t have asked for a more enthusiastic kickoff to her campaign for re-election to the city’s highest office. There was a standing-room only crowd, a well-received speech interrupted often by applause, and appearances by several city officials who have contributed to the progress Kennedy has made as...

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Joe Conlon Steps Down as Lynn Jets Hockey Coach

April 22, 2017
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Joe Conlon Steps Down as Lynn Jets Hockey Coach

By Cary Shuman Classical director of athletics Bill Devin tried to get Lynn Jets hockey coach Joe Conlon to reconsider. Conlon notified Devin and other Lynn school administrators last week that he had decided to step down from his head coaching position after nine successful seasons. Conlon also sent an email to the Lynn...

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Throwing His Hat into the Race:Jaime Figueroa Announces His Candidacy for Lynn Councilor-At-Large

April 22, 2017
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Throwing His Hat into the Race:Jaime Figueroa Announces His Candidacy for Lynn Councilor-At-Large

Jaime Figueroa announced his candidacy for Lynn councilor-at-large at a campaign kickoff reception April 12 at Trios on Market Street. Figueroa is a graduate of North Shore Community where he was inducted in the Honor Society. He will receive his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Suffolk University in December. Figueroa is...

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NSCC to Pilot “Free College” North Shore Promise Award Program

April 22, 2017
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Danvers, MA – This fall North Shore Community College will become the first community college in the Northeast to offer a self-funded “free college” pilot program for 100 eligible incoming students. The “North Shore Promise Award” pilot program will seek to attract those “missing” college students who are being priced out of higher education...

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3rd Annual Project Wheels Road Race April 30

April 22, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The 3rd Annual Walk, Run, & Roll 5K will be presented by The Project Wheels Foundation on April 30, beginning in Wyoma Square. The Walk, Run and Roll 5K is a benefit fundraiser road race to help people afflicted with Friedreich’s Ataxia, a debilitating, life-shortening, degenerative neuro-muscular disorder, which affects about...

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