‘Spotlight’ is an Important Film for Healing and Renewal

March 11, 2016
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By Cardinal Sean O’Malley Spotlight is an important film for all impacted by the tragedy of clergy sexual abuse. By providing in-depth reporting on the history of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, the media led the Church to acknowledge the crimes and sins of its personnel and to begin to address its failings, the...

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Driving Bill will Save Lives and Injuries

March 11, 2016
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House and Senate elected officials have a chance to pass a solid public safety bill that would put the brakes on Massachusetts drivers using hand-held mobile electrical devices while on the road. The bill would make it illegal to use cell-phones while driving and prohibit drivers from entering information by hand to a GPS...

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Sports 03-08-2016

March 11, 2016
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Fenwick ousts St. Mary’s from MIAA State Tournament, 56-40 By Cary Shuman The St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team beat some of the best teams in Massachusetts – Revere Rockland, and Martha’s Vineyard to name three – but couldn’t topple its Catholic Central League rival, Bishop Fenwick, this season. A very deep and...

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Obituaries 03-08-2016

March 11, 2016
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Jean Boudrow Hardwick Hansen Telephone company retiree and Winthrop Elks member Jean Boudrow Hardwick Hansen died on March 8 after suffering several years with dementia. She was born in East Boston on March 5, 1936 and lived most of her life in Winthrop. She died in Franklin, TN where she has lived since 2010...

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Zumbathon for Lynn Fire Relief

March 4, 2016
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Landmark Achievement:Roffer’s Book Examines Legal Milestones

March 4, 2016
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Landmark Achievement:Roffer’s Book Examines Legal Milestones

By Cary Shuman Brandeis University classmates remember Michael H. Roffer as a brilliant, personable and studious young man who could command a room with his wit, warmth and intellect. Roffer graduated in 1980 from nearby Brandeis – a prestigious school named for Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis – and went on to earn...

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Stafford the Stopper:Lynn Jets Junior Goaltender named Northeastern Conference MVP

March 4, 2016
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Stafford the Stopper:Lynn Jets Junior Goaltender named Northeastern Conference MVP

By Cary Shuman A hot goaltender can do wondrous things for a hockey team. Just look up Ken Dryden and the 1971 Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens. Jack Stafford has been the proverbial hot goaltender the entire 2015-16 season for the Lynn Jets high school team. The 6-feet-2-inch junior had six shutouts in net...

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Arts After Hours’ Next Stage Production Combines Theater with Visual Art

March 4, 2016
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Arts After Hours’ Next Stage Production Combines Theater with Visual Art

Arts After Hours will present the Tony Award-winning comedic play Art by Yasmina Reza March 4, 5, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at 8pm and March 6, 13 and 19 at 4pm. It will perform at LynnArts’ Rantoul Black Box Theatre, 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA, 01901. Tickets range from $15 to $30....

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Scholarship Available to Lynn High School Seniors through Greater Lynn Senior Services

March 4, 2016
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Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS) is accepting scholarship applications from seniors at all four Lynn High schools: Lynn English, Lynn Classical, Lynn Vocational Technical High School, and St. Mary’s, through the Lique Human Services Scholarship. Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who have an interest in or are considering a career in...

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North Shore Civic Ballet Awarded Grant from Marblehead Cultural Council

March 4, 2016
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Bringing the joy of dance to the North Shore region is the North Shore Civic Ballet Company’s (NSCB) goal.  Rosemary Grant, a NSCB board member, announces the organization has been awarded a grant to present A Summer Dance at the Marblehead Festival of Arts on Sunday, July 3.  This program is supported in part...

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Launching the Campaign

February 26, 2016
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Launching the Campaign

Lynn Council President Daniel Cahill (second from left) is pictured at his state representative campaign kickoff reception Feb. 22 at the Porthole Restaurant with supporters (from left), Assistant District Attorney Doug Sheehan, Estelle Revelotis, and campaign manager Joe Gill.

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English Grads Look to Pay It Forward by Establishing a Scholarship

February 26, 2016
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English Grads Look to Pay It Forward by Establishing a Scholarship

By Joyce Erekson Candidates for the oval office may be out there promising to find a way to help lessen the financial burden facing college students these days but two 2012 English High graduates are actually doing something about it. Chris Birotte and his girlfriend, Larissa Azevedo, are trying to raise money for a...

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Taking the Lead:Council Receives Update on Opioid Epidemic,Gets Training

February 26, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Despite increased awareness of the dangers posed by opioid abuse and addiction, and redoubled efforts to get opioid users into treatment, the opioid epidemic has continued to worsen across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and here in Lynn. It is against this backdrop that the Lynn City Council joined the fray...

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Lynn Museum,GAR to Host Speaker Series

February 26, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr The Lynn Museum is joining forces with the caretakers and curator of the Grand Army of the Republic building to begin a new speaker series at Lynn Museum. The new speaker series, “A House Divided,” will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month into the spring, beginning this...

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New All-Girls High School Set to Open this Fall in Wenham

February 26, 2016
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By Cary Shuman A new all-girls independent high school, The Academy at Penguin Hall, will open in September on a 50 acre-campus in Wenham that was most recently the home of Mullen Advertising. “The school will be in the Catholic tradition of education and we will have students in grades 9-12 from over 40...

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Black History Month Reflections:Race and Health

February 26, 2016
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Kiame Mahaniah, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Lynn Community Health Center   Race, despite being 300 years removed from emancipation, despite being 50 years removed from the Civil Rights era, despite being 7 years into the presidency of our first president with black heritage, continues to be a defining feature of life in America....

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Everyone Can — and Should — Vote Tuesday

February 26, 2016
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Other than for anyone who has been living under the proverbial rock for the past few months, it is fair to say that the 2016 Presidential primary election campaign has drawn the most controversy and the most attention in our nation’s history. There are many reasons for this, chief among them being the candidacies...

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Smoke on the Water

February 18, 2016
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Smoke on the Water

Sea smoke settled in along the ocean off Lynn Beach Sunday morning, making Egg Rock off in the distance seem like an eerie sea creature.

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St.Mary’s Girls Win Spartan Hoop Classic:Nowicki Named MVP;Carter is All-Tournament

February 18, 2016
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St.Mary’s Girls Win Spartan Hoop Classic:Nowicki Named MVP;Carter is All-Tournament

By Cary Shuman St. Mary’s High School girls basketball coach Jeff Newhall annually invites the state’s top teams to play in the Spartan Classic. This year Newhall’s Lady Spartans faced Cape Cod powerhouse Martha’s Vineyard and South Shore contender Rockland in the tournament that is held on Presidents Day weekend at the Tony Conigliaro...

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City on Fast Track for Pickering School Study:Project Design and Feasibility Proposals Due Feb. 24

February 18, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. City officials this week confirmed an accelerated timeline for initial design and feasibility of a proposed new Pickering Middle School, with a goal of submitting a feasibility study to the Massachusetts School Building Authority by September, just as the new Thurgood Marshall Middle School opens its doors to students. Inspectional...

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‘Pigskin Peanuts’ Exhibit to be Displayed at the Hall at Patriot Place Presented by Raytheon

February 18, 2016
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The traveling exhibit featuring Charles Schulz’s famous comic strip to be displayed at The Hall at Place presented by Raytheon through April 30. The famous work of Charles Schulz has arrived at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon with the opening of the Pigskin Peanuts traveling exhibit. The exhibit, organized and toured...

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Sports 02-16-2016

February 18, 2016
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The Patriot Way Licata brings Revere flourish to St. Mary’s By Cary Shuman Paige Licata, a 2010 graduate of Revere High School where she was a three-sport captain, is the new head coach of the St. Mary’s High School softball team. At 23, Licata becomes one of the youngest varsity head coaches in the...

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Hitting the Slopes

February 12, 2016
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Hitting the Slopes

Tori Marler, 10, learning to snowboard during last Friday’s (Feb. 5) Lynn Parks and Recreation Ski Program at Ski Bradford. This is Marler’s second year at the sport. Before her 6:30 p.m. lesson, she spent time here with other kids from Lynn practicing on the bunny hill.

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Burt,BC Win the Beanpot:Sophomore Star Receives Top Goaltending Award

February 12, 2016
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Burt,BC Win the Beanpot:Sophomore Star Receives Top Goaltending Award

By Cary Shuman They are the best women’s college hockey team in America. They have the best player, the best coach and the best goaltender. Tuesday night the Boston College women’s team backed up its No. 1 ranking with an impressive 7-0 victory over No. 6 Northeastern in the Women’s Beanpot final at Walter...

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