LCHCs Lori Berry Announces Retirement

December 16, 2016
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Reverend Jane Gould, President of the Lynn Community Health Center Board of Directors, announced this week that Lori Abrams Berry, health center CEO for the past 20 years, will be retiring effective October 2017. Lori said that while she is looking forward to her retirement, she is also sad about leaving her health center...

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GLSS Joins Meals on Wheels America, Subaru in Sharing the Love This Holiday Season

December 16, 2016
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Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS) is proud to announce that it will be participating in the annual Subaru Share the Love Event as a member of Meals on Wheels America – one of four national Share the Love charitable partners for the ninth year running. From November 17, 2016 to January 3, 2017, Subaru...

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A System That Needs To Be Addressed

December 16, 2016
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That was certainly an eye-opening story in the Boston Globe last week about raising the minimum wage to $15 and the effect it will have on Mass. residents and small businesses. The most startling quote to us was from a single parent who said she would be better off making $18 an hour than...

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The Most Wonderful Time of Year

December 16, 2016
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As Andy Williams once crooned, “This is the most wonderful time of the year,” and the festiveness of the Christmas season is something to enjoy every December. The wonderful holiday light displays that adorn homes are a sight to behold. The annual visit by Santa, accompanied by the Winthrop Fire Department, on Christmas Eve...

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The Next Level:Classical Baseball Standout Andrew Moccia Commits to Assumption College

December 16, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Andrew Moccia’s considerable baseball talents have always caused him to play at a level higher than his age division, dating back to his days as a Wyoma Little Leaguer when he earned a spot on the 12-year-old All-Star team as an 11-year-old. At Lynn Classical High School, Moccia secured a starting...

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Obituaries 12-13-2016

December 16, 2016
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Daniel Baity History buff and member of Jehovah’s Witnesses Daniel G. Baity died at home after a brief illness on December 5. After his education in Buffalo schools, he became a cement mason and handy at many construction trades.  He was a history buff of Biblical, American, and Indian history, and a member of Jehovah’s...

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St Mary’s Loses to East Bridgewater in Super Bowl

December 9, 2016
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St Mary’s Loses to East Bridgewater in Super Bowl

By Joyce Erekson A team might be able to survive one or two turnovers in a football game but six, well, that’s a problem. St. Mary’s lost to East Bridgewater, 34-8, Saturday in the Division 3A Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium and it was turnovers (four fumbles and two interceptions) that spelled doom for...

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Mayor Kennedy to Address Council:Plans to Propose Cuts to Close Budget Deficit

December 9, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy will visit the City Council Tuesday (Dec. 13) to discuss the city’s financial dilemma, including an estimated $2.5 million budget deficit in the current fiscal year operating budget. Mayor Kennedy has declined to preview her proposals for trimming $2.5 million from the $299.6 million city budget,...

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Spartans Finish Successful Season

December 9, 2016
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By Joyce Erekson St. Mary’s trip to the Division 3A Super Bowl didn’t go as planned, but the 34-8 loss to East Bridgewater didn’t negate a very successful season that saw the Spartans finish 11-1 and take home the Catholic Central League title. “Maybe the results weren’t there, but the effort, the character of...

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NSCC to Offer Evening Cosmetology Program

December 9, 2016
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Interested in a career in cosmetology?  No need to wait until September to enroll in North Shore Community College’s (NSCC) Cosmetology program.  Starting January 3, 2017, NSCC will begin offering an evening Cosmetology program. The evening program will cover the same intensive classroom and hands-on training as the day program, but with the added...

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Giving Homelessness A Voice:Lynn Shelter Association Brings Photo Exhibit to Tech Tiger’s Den

December 9, 2016
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By Cary Shuman The Lynn Shelter Association (LSA) held an opening ceremony for its Off the Grid photography exhibit Friday at the Tiger’s Den café located inside the Lynn Tech Annex. The photographs, taken by residents at the LSA adult emergency shelter in Lynn, are situated on the walls of the café and will...

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Robbery Suspect Shot by Police Was Not Armed

December 9, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The 41-year old robbery suspect who was shot and killed last Thursday by a Lynn police officer, following a brief encounter on the Lynnway, was not armed as was first thought. According to Carrie Kimball Monahan a spokesperson for the Essex County District Attorney’s office, Michael McInnins, the man suspected...

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Sign of the Times:St Mary’s Building Futures Project Advances

December 9, 2016
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The St. Mary’s building project took a step forward Nov. 29 when a sign for a new Gateway and STEM building was unveiled in front of the Tony Conigliaro Gymnasium entrance on Tremont Street. St. Mary’s faculty, staff and students were joined by trustees, members of the campaign committee and community business partners for...

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Trump and the Popular Vote

December 9, 2016
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We love how many of the national commentators and pundits always point out that while Donald Trump won the presidency, he didn’t get the popular vote. Well, it’s clear Donald Trump’s strategy was to reach the 270 electoral votes he needed to become the President of the United States. And that’s what he did,...

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Super Bowl Saturday:St Mary’s Faces East Bridgewater for the Title at Gillette

December 2, 2016
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Super Bowl Saturday:St Mary’s Faces East Bridgewater for the Title at Gillette

By Cary Shuman You know it’s a big game when the MIAA hosts a breakfast in your honor, it’s being televised, the venue is Gillette Stadium, your team is staying at a hotel the night before – and oh, yes – the championship trophy for all of Massachusetts is on the line. To all...

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Forty Years Later, “Sounds of Christmas” Concert Still Resounds with Music and Charity

December 2, 2016
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Forty years ago, as the nation celebrated its Bicentennial, a group of Revere leaders, including then-City Clerk John Henry, Revere Journal Editor Bob Long and Associate Editor Dick Powers, Wonderland Dog Park GM Dick Dalton, and then-City Councillor Fred Sannella, came up with the idea of a symphonic concert to culminate the year and...

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Gavegnano Guest Speaker at BC

December 2, 2016
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East Boston Savings Bank’s Chairman, CEO and President, Richard J. Gavegnano, was honored to be invited as a guest speaker at Boston College’s “Lunch with an Entrepreneur” discussion, hosted at the college campus. There he met with various students, and participated in an interactive discussion, in which he shared his story about his journey...

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Allison Bauer Named New Director at BSAS

December 2, 2016
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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced that Allison F. Bauer has been named the new Director of the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS).  As the Director of BSAS, Ms. Bauer will serve as DPH’s point person for implementation of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery strategies to combat the ongoing opioid crisis....

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Pixelate Boston Opens Store in Lynn

December 2, 2016
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Pixelate Boston was born when Wendy & Steve Cody attended a wedding where a photo booth was set up.  Disappointed in the “tired” props they felt they could do it bigger and  better and established the business. Pixelate Boston does every function imaginable; from weddings to corporate events, birthday parties, children and adults, holiday...

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Thanksgiving Project Provides 6,500 Local Families with Turkey and Fixings for Holiday Meal

December 2, 2016
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United Way joined Catholic Charities and partner agencies in 11 different communities across the region  on November 19 to distribute 6,500 packages of Thanksgiving groceries, including turkey and the fixings, to families in the Greater Boston area.  The meals were meant to not only provide the fixings for a celebratory meal, but also help...

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Mrs. Massachusetts to Hold Toy Drive

December 2, 2016
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Mrs. Massachusetts and marriage and family therapist Anna Svetchnikov would like to invite you to the Holiday Toy Drive and Fundraiser on December 4, 2016 to support low income families. All toys and proceeds will be donated to The Home for Little Wanderers Big Wishes and Toys for Tots foundations. The event will be...

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The Secret Weapon to Ending America’s Health Crisis: Schools

December 2, 2016
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By Kenneth Thorpe America has a big, fat problem. A whopping 13 million American children are obese  — and millions more are about to join their ranks. By 2025, according to a report in Pediatric Obesity, the nation will house 17 million obese kids.  This is alarming. Obesity can lead to a slew of...

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Let’s Stay Cool and Calm on Legal Marijuana

December 2, 2016
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If recent news reports are to be believed, some in our state are hyperventilating about the imminent legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts which was approved by voters in the recent election. Their opposition primarily is two-fold: First, that more under-age youth (under 21) will begin to use marijuana, and second, that there will be...

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Avery in Charge:Manning Field is the Site of Division 1 Football Super Bowl on Saturday

December 2, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Rich Avery and the City of Lynn will be in the spotlight Saturday when the Everett and Xaverian football teams play the Division 1 Super Bowl at Manning Field. Avery succeeded John Kasian as the facilities manager of Manning Field and Fraser Field. There has been a succession of high-profile events...

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