City Council News

June 15, 2018
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The project to restore the aging Lynn Commons is one step closer to a reality following this week’s Lynn City Council meeting. At Tuesday night’s Lynn City Council meeting, council members voted in favor of authorizing Mayor Thomas McGee to begin the process of applying for a PARC (Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities)...

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A Tragedy with a Lesson For All of Us

June 15, 2018
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Most of us probably never heard of Charlotte Fox, who was the first American woman to ascend three, 26,000-foot or higher mountains, including Mt. Everest. Yet she tragically made the news recently when she was found dead at her home in Telluride, Colorado, apparently from a fall while she was descending a steep flight...

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Glenda Jackson — A True Inspiration

June 15, 2018
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Glenda Jackson, the brilliant British actress, is 82 years old. Yet despite being an octogenarian, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a play Sunday night. Performing on the stage on Broadway is grueling work — eight shows a week — for anyone, let alone a person who is well beyond...

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A Great Day for All Bostonians

June 15, 2018
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Saturday’s Boston Pride Parade, in which mayors from across the nation and  coast-to-coast joined with our Mayor, Marty Walsh, in showing their support for the Rainbow Resistance, was a manifestation of the depth of support for the LGBTQ community throughout the United States. This show of strength is needed more than ever because it...

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Community Service Recognition

June 12, 2018
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Community Service Recognition

Mayor Thomas McGee (right) presented an Outstanding Achievement Award to Lynn DPW Associate Commissioner Lisa Gill (center) for her years of dedicated work assisting people with disabilities. Nerich is the longtime director of the Lynn Special Needs Camp. Also recognized with a citation was Jack Carroll, who is stepping down after his years of...

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Crew Chief:Gill Elected President of North Shore Baseball Umpires Association

June 12, 2018
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Crew Chief:Gill Elected President of North Shore Baseball Umpires Association

Lynn resident Joe Gill said one of his goals as the new president of the North Shore Baseball Umpires Association (NSBUA) will be to increase the number of certified baseball umpires working in the region. Gill, 27, was elected president at the annual NSBUA Meeting and Banquet held June 3 at the Porthole Restaurant...

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Red Sox Will Honor Harry Agganis at Greek Heritage Night on June 27

June 11, 2018
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The Boston Red Sox will be honoring one of Lynn’s greatest sports legends, Harry Agganis, at Greek Heritage Night on Wednesday, June 27 at Fenway Park. Agganis, who graduated from Lynn Classical High School before going on to play quarterback at Boston University and later first base for the Boston Red Sox, will be...

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Mayor McGee Submits Budget to Council

June 11, 2018
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Mayor Thomas McGee submitted his Fiscal Year 2019 budget to the Lynn City Council Tuesday night. McGee’s proposed FY19 is $319,524,500 and in a letter to the Council, McGee said the budget includes an $847,564 increase in reserves, $300,000 increase for the snow and ice budget and fully funds the city’s net school spending...

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Wayne Alarm Celebrates 50 Years in Business

June 11, 2018
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Wayne Alarm celebrated 50 years in business. President Ralph Sevinor began to develop a working alarm system at an early age of 12 soon after his family home was burglarized. From that time onward he became very skillful in producing security systems to this day. The business opened in 1968. It later began to...

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East Boston Savings Bank Announces New Strategic Alliance with Starkweather & Shepley Insurance

June 11, 2018
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East Boston Savings Bank (EBSB), and Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. (S&S) are pleased to announce a strategic alliance that will allow both financial service institutions the ability to offer a full line of commercial, personal and life insurance products. The formation of this alliance will enable both organizations to expand the services...

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Congratulations to the Class of 2018

June 11, 2018
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Graduation day is one of the few occasions that brings a smile to the faces of everyone in a community, regardless of whether they know a graduate. It is an occasion when all of us share in the joy — and pride — that graduation day marks in the lives of our young people....

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Sports 06-05-2018

June 11, 2018
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Gannon Golf Report Gannon Junior Golf Clinic will begin on July 9 What could be better for a young golfer than to learn the game from a PGA Head professional, play a round each week at Gannon, and enjoy a summer morning with friends and classmates? And the price for that wonderful, weekly experience:...

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Tech will Play KIPP Academy in Thanksgiving Game:Skeadas, Grimaldi Sign an Historic Football Agreement

June 1, 2018
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Tech will Play KIPP Academy in Thanksgiving Game:Skeadas, Grimaldi Sign an Historic Football Agreement

It’s the biggest football story in Lynn, and the season is a good four months away. Joe Skeadas, director of athletics at Lynn Tech, and Anthony Grimaldi, director of athletics at KIPP Academy in Lynn, have entered in to an agreement where their football teams will meet in an annual Thanksgiving game to be...

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Fabb Babb:Lynn Native Completes Sensational Career at Utica

June 1, 2018
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Fabb Babb:Lynn Native Completes Sensational Career at Utica

The 1,000-point came in the penultimate game of Ashelyne Babb’s superb basketball career at Utica College in New York. Babb, a Lynn resident who played her high school basketball in Winthrop, likely would have joined the exclusive club much earlier if she weren’t such an unselfish team player. In addition to being a top...

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King’s Beach Receives High Marks on Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Annual Water Quality Report

June 1, 2018
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With the unofficial start of summer kicking off this past Memorial Day weekend, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay released its annual report on the water quality at King’s Beach in Lynn. According to Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Annual Beach Water Report Card, King’s Beach scored 92 percent for the summer of 2017. The...

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Lynn Students Earn Academic Honors from St John’s Prep

June 1, 2018
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St. John’s Prep recently announced the names of students who earned academic honors for the third quarter of the 2017–2018 school year. Students who qualified for the Headmaster’s List earned grades of A- or above in all courses; students who qualified for the Principal’s List earned grades of B+ or above in all courses; and students...

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Costanza Gets First Team Honors on the Northeast-10 Conference All-Conference Team

June 1, 2018
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Former St. Mary’s baseball star Matt Costanza was recently announced on the Northeast -10All Conference, taking First Team honors at the utility position, following an outstanding 2018 season on the hill, at bat and on the field. Matt led the Yellow Jackets in a few different categories, a batting average of .329, hitting 10...

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Breed Middle School Memorial Day Assembly

June 1, 2018
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Breed Middle School held a Memorial Day Assembly on May 25 to give thanks to our nation’s veterans, and honor Air National Guard veteran, David Solimine, Senior. “I graduated from here 68 years ago, so this is home for me,” said Solimine, Breed Middle School Class of 1950. “I thank the students for their...

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A Remarkable Turnaround

June 1, 2018
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The report released this past weekend by the environmental advocacy group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay (SH/SB) rating the water quality of the beaches in the Metropolitan Boston area once again shows that Massachusetts is a nationwide leader in providing a safe and outstanding recreational resource for its residents. For those of us who...

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Roca Celebrates 30 Years At Annual Breakfast

May 25, 2018
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Roca’s annual breakfast welcomed a packed house of local officials and supporters at the Intercontinental Hotel Monday morning, including former U.S. Secretary of Education John King, Jr., Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, House Speaker Robert DeLeo, and U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano. Roca, dedicated to transforming the lives of the highest-risk young men and women in...

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Warren Pitches a Perfect Game:Classical Freshman Makes History in Win over English

May 25, 2018
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When Lynn Classical’s All-Conference pitcher Tori Adams had to miss a few games due to an injury, coach Erica Richard turned to freshman Brooke Warren for the starting assignments. Warren, a talented southpaw who had excelled in Little League Softball, delivered in a big way. Warren tossed a perfect game last week, retiring all...

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Menervia Akers Hosts High Tea Gala at Lynn Museum

May 25, 2018
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This High Tea Party concept was created by Menervia Akers. She wanted to create a memorable event in the community during Mother’s Day weekend.  She presented the bold concept to Marcia Chrysostom of Lynn. We wanted to bring social events to the community…a great way to gather and socialize with friends and family.  We...

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YMCAs Adopting a Statewide Safety Around Water Initiative

May 25, 2018
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The YMCAs in Massachusetts have made a collective commitment to impact at-risk children by adopting a statewide Safety Around Water Initiative aimed at increasing water safety intelligence and strengthening overall water utilization practices in youth. Massachusetts YMCAs set out to accomplish this goal by utilizing $400,000 of their Fiscal Year 2018 Youth-at-Risk allocation to...

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Lynn City Council News

May 25, 2018
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Lynn City Council adds Hood Elementary School to list of the city’s education facilities slated to be improved The Lynn City Council approved a bond authorization of $5.8 million for upgrades to the the Hood Elementary School at Tuesday night’s meeting. The school, located on Oakwood Avenue, will get a new roof, windows and...

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