Have A Safe and Happy Halloween

October 28, 2016
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Halloween will be observed this Monday, and that means that  scores of children and others will be roaming our streets during the early-evening hours as they go about their ritual of trick-or-treating in our neighborhoods. It is up to each one of us to be extra-observant if we are operating a  motor vehicle during...

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Pirate Day

October 21, 2016
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Pirate Day

Jacquelyn Sullivan with her children, Laila, Antonio, and Aiden Pena during the Dungeon Rock Pirate Day in Lynn Woods last Saturday, Oct. 15. Several families came out for the annual tradition on what was a beautiful fall afternoon.

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Matt Durgin Reaches 150-Win Coach Milestone

October 21, 2016
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Matt Durgin Reaches 150-Win Coach Milestone

By Cary Shuman Matt Durgin doesn’t need milestones to affirm his brilliance as a high school football coach so maybe that’s why he deflected the spotlight and put it on his St. Mary’s football players and assistant coaches after an impressive 36-7 victory over Cardinal Spellman Saturday night at Manning Field. Reigning All-Scholastic running...

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Lynn English Graduate Svetchnikov is Crowned Mrs. Massachusetts 2017

October 21, 2016
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Lynn English Graduate Svetchnikov is Crowned Mrs. Massachusetts 2017

By Cary Shuman Anna Svetchnikov, a 2003 graduate of Lynn English, was crowned Mrs. Massachusetts Universal in September and will compete for the title of Mrs. United States Universal in Reno, Nevada in 2017. Svetchnikov, a 31-year-old mother of two children and a Swampscott resident, has enjoyed prior successes on the runway. The 5-foot-6-inch...

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Bartlett Resigns as English Softball Coach

October 21, 2016
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By Joyce Erekson The high school softball coaching scene in Lynn is poised for yet another change. Jack Bartlett, who took over the head coaching job at English in 2015 when Alisa Fila stepped down after 23 years, has resigned. “We were very happy with Jack,” English High athletic director Dick Newton said. “It’s...

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News Briefs

October 21, 2016
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NSCC Forum on Tolerance Oct. 27 and 28 The NSCC annual Forum on Tolerance will take place next week, October 27 and 28 with panels and speakers on a variety of topics that explore how our country can start to work together to put aside our differences and celebrate the ways we are alike....

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Trio of Saturday Blazes Kept Fire Department Busy

October 21, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Lynn Fire Department responded to three different fires last Saturday evening, October 15, handling all three blazes without any major injuries or significant loss of property according to fire officials. The first, was a second story fire in a home on Summer Street at about 7 p.m. Responding units...

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Letters to the Editor

October 21, 2016
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Above and beyond what is expected Dear Editor: I was disappointed to read Peter Manoogian’s letter to the editor, which paints an incomplete and inaccurate picture of Representative Donald Wong’s voting record on education issues. Mr. Manoogian cites “a sampling of one dozen votes” on the Fiscal Year 2017 state budget – as well...

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Sad State of America

October 21, 2016
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We know we join with all of our fellow Boston-area citizens in praying for the speedy recovery of East Boston police officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris, as well as the two year-old Roxbury girl, who were shot this past week in separate incidents. The East Boston police officers were responding to a domestic...

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LACC Breakfast

October 14, 2016
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LACC Breakfast

Dr. Nicholas Sarantopoulos, president and CEO of breakfast Gold Sponsor Community Brotherhood Credit Union, Leslie Gould, president and CEO of Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce, and Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy.

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Congressman Moulton Speaks at LACC Meeting

October 14, 2016
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Congressman Moulton Speaks at LACC Meeting

The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Congressman Seth Moulton to Lynn on Wednesday morning at A Land of a Thousand Hills coffee shop.  Moulton was on hand to answer questions in a Q&A format. Moulton’s chief concern for Lynn and the North Shore was transportation.  He see’s connecting the north rail lines to...

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Mayor’s Breakfast for Scouting Set for Thursday,October 20

October 14, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy will host the 31st Annual Mayor’s Breakfast for Scouting on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Porthole Restaurant in Lynn. Eagle Scout Andrew Krause, Scoutmaster of Troop 121 at St. Mary’s Church, will be the program’s featured speaker. Andrew is the son of Item sports editor Steve Krause...

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Statue of St Joseph Restored, Replaced at St Joseph’s Cemetery

October 14, 2016
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Earlier this year when Patrick Calnan visited the office at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Lynn to inquire about a statue of St. Joseph that was removed over 3 years ago, he was told that the statue had fallen off its pedestal during high winds and was damaged. Sympathetic cemetery workers said there was no...

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Council Approves Use of State Funds to Improve Access to Market Square

October 14, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Lynn City Council voted Tuesday night to authorize the use of $2.5 million in a fiscal 2015 MassWorks award to Lynn, to improve traffic in and around the intersection of Western Avenue and Federal Street, at the site of the planned Market basket store and shopping plaza. The vote...

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Women in Networking Beauty, Health and Wellness Fashion Show

October 14, 2016
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30 local business women and men will walk the catwalk at the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce “Women in Networking Beauty, Health and Wellness Fashion Show” to be held on Thursday October 20th at the Nahant Country Club from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Parting gift for all attendees donated by Salvy the Florist.  The event...

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Girls Inc Celebrates 75th Anniversary

October 14, 2016
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Girls Inc. of Lynn celebrated its 75th anniversary at their Annual Meeting on September 28 at the Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts. The evening featured an introduction from Leslie Mercedes, one of two Teen Board members; remarks from executive director Deb Ansourlian; a Volunteer Honor Presentation to Nancy Whitman and Nahant Women’s Club for their loyal...

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Rally for Jen in Lynn with Senator McGee, Reps. Cahill and Crighton

October 14, 2016
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Jen Migliore, Democratic nominee for State Representative, held a major canvass on Saturday with support from local elected officials and unions. State Senator Tom McGee showed up to rally the troops and knock on doors along with Representative Brendan Crighton and Representative Dan Cahill of Lynn. Many union and local community members joined to...

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NSCC’s 37th Forum on Tolerance Set for Oct 27

October 14, 2016
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With the divisive nature of the coming presidential election and the civil unrest happening in this country, how do we get along and work with those who hold political beliefs different than our own? How can we celebrate our commonalities and see ourselves as one nation? North Shore Community College’s (NSCC) 37th Forum on...

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Lynn English High School Student DeLeon Named Triple-Impact Competitor

October 14, 2016
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Cynthia DeLeon, a senior lacrosse, soccer, and swimming athlete at Lynn English High School in Lynn, Massachusetts, was named a Triple-Impact Competitor by Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)–New England.  Cynthia is one of twenty New England high school scholar athletes to receive this recognition, and a Finalist for a PCA-New England Triple-Impact Competitor scholarship. The...

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A Fashionable Couple

October 7, 2016
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A Fashionable Couple

Newlyweds Joel Solimine and Deena Solimine look elegant in wedding attire on the runway at 6th annual Catholic Charities North Fashion Show and Dinner at the Danversport Yacht Club.

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Details Emerge in Officer Involved Shooting of Suspect

October 6, 2016
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Details Emerge in Officer  Involved Shooting of Suspect

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Details continued to emerge this week in the fatal officer involved shooting that took place on Lynn Shore Drive Monday morning. According to statements released by the Lynn Police and the Essex County Sheriff’s office late Monday and Tuesday, the incident began when Monday morning when Lynn police officers went...

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Lynn Sees Decline in Violent Crime, Burglaries and Larcenies

October 6, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. According to the latest crime statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), residents and police here in Lynn saw a decline in overall violent crimes, burglaries and larcenies, while other crime categories ticked up slightly or stayed virtually the same from 2013 through the latest statistical year, 2015. The...

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Lynn Resident Named in Judicial Nominations

October 6, 2016
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Governor Charlie Baker has nominated Kathryn Phelan-Brown, an attorney from Lynn, to serve as an Associate Justice on the Massachusetts Juvenile Court, and First Assistant Attorney General Christopher K. Barry-Smith to serve as an Associate Justice on the Massachusetts Superior Court. “Attorneys Phelan-Brown and Barry-Smith will bring exceptional legal acumen and sound judgment to...

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Lynn’s 2016 MCAS Results Show Steady Improvement

October 6, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. According to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the Lynn schools most recent MCAS results provides evidence that Lynn schools are improving. Overall, the city’s schools continue to improve, even as the district overall continues to lag behind the state and even some other urban areal districts. According...

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