Frederick Douglass 200th Birthday Celebration Begins in Lynn

February 15, 2018
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Frederick Douglass 200th Birthday Celebration Begins in Lynn

The year-long celebration of the 200th birthday of noted social reformer, orator and statesman Frederick Douglass, who moved his family to Lynn in 1841, has begun in the city. A 200th birthday party for Douglass was held Wednesday at Lynn City Hall. Pictured above are Tom Dalton, author of the new book, “Frederick Douglass,...

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Burt Leads BC Over BU in Beanpot Overtime Thriller:Lynn Native Named Outstanding Goalie

February 15, 2018
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Burt Leads BC Over BU in Beanpot Overtime Thriller:Lynn Native Named Outstanding Goalie

There was no way Lynn’s Katie Burt was going to lose her final Beanpot game at Boston College’s Kelley Rink inside the Conte Forum. And Burt, the Eagles’ all-time NCAA winningest goaltender, made sure of it by helping to blanket the Boston University offense for the entire third period and in overtime. Burt’s clutch...

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Bayon Adult Health Care Center Opens in Lynn

February 15, 2018
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Bayon Adult Health Care Center Opens in Lynn

A new adult day health care center will hold its grand opening this Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at its site at 15 Bubier St., Lynn. Michael Ouk, program manager, and Johnson Mao, marketing director, said that the Bayon Adult Day Health Care Center, is ready to open its doors at its...

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Jamie Zahlaway Belsito Named to Salem State Board of Trustees

February 15, 2018
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Jamie Zahlaway Belsito, of Topsfield, has been appointed to the Salem State University Board of Trustees by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. Ms. Zahlaway Belsito is a graduate of Salem State University, receiving her bachelor of arts degree in political science in 1996. Ms. Zahlaway Belsito has been a strong advocate for new mothers, working...

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Council Votes to Demolish Problem Property on Chancery Court

February 15, 2018
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7 Chancery Ct. to be demolished Despite desperate pleas from owner of 7 Chancery Ct. Christine Gonzalez not to take her home the Lynn City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to recommend the residence be taken by the city and demolished because it has become dangerous and detrimental to safety, health and well being...

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Ban Plastic Bags

February 15, 2018
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There are 61 communities in Massachusetts including the City of Boston that have placed a ban on those horrible plastic shopping bags and the City of Revere is poised to become number 62 after Revere City Council members Steve Morabito and Patrick Keefe sponsored a motion that is set for a public hearing on...

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Crighton is the One:Will Be Unopposed in March 6 Election for State Senate

February 9, 2018
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Crighton is the One:Will Be Unopposed in March 6 Election for State Senate

State Representative Brendan Crighton took a major step toward becoming the next state senator for the city of Lynn by winning the Democratic primary Tuesday. Crighton received 1,149 votes in Lynn and 2,148 votes total in the Third Essex District that also includes Saugus, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Swampscott, and Nahant. Crighton was unopposed in his...

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Pam Gonzalez Reaches 1,000-Point Milestone

February 9, 2018
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Pam Gonzalez Reaches 1,000-Point Milestone

The play on which St. Mary’s guard Pamela Gonzalez of Revere scored the 1000th point of her basketball career illustrated why she’s considered one of the best players in the state. The 5-foot-9-inch junior accelerated with the basketball past midcourt, drove down the lane past her defender, and hit a lay-up while in traffic,...

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School Committee Begins Search for Superintendent Candidates

February 9, 2018
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The Lynn School Committee has begun looking for candidates for a new superintendent to replace current superintendent, Dr. Catherine Latham. Latham will be retiring at the end of the current school, year and the search for her replacement has been a huge topic of discussion among the committee lately.   Glenn Koocher of the...

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Police Department Shares Tips on How to Avoid Tax-Related Scams

February 9, 2018
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The Lynn Police Department would like to remind residents to be vigilant this tax season to avoid falling victim to tax-related scams. In recent years, thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and vital personal information to scammers who use traditional mail, telephone calls and email to scam individuals and businesses alike. According...

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EBSB Awards $1,000 to Seventh Grader for Her Patriotism in Saving the American Flag

February 9, 2018
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East Boston Savings Bank’s President and CEO, Richard Gavegnano invited seventh  grader, Ashley Reardon to the bank’s Peabody Headquarters where he presented her with a community scholarship of $1,000 for retrieving an American flag she found entangled high in a tree.  Reardon, a Saugus resident and 7th grader at St. Mary’s School in Melrose,...

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The Future of Transportation is Public Transit

February 9, 2018
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Fiat Chrysler and BMW just announced plans to jointly develop self-driving cars. The move puts the automakers in competition with Google, Apple, and other car manufacturers that are also working on driverless vehicles. The question is when, not if, this is going to be commonplace. Self-driving cars might seem to render public transportation obsolete....

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We Will Never Forget the Blizzard of ’78

February 9, 2018
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This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’78, the momentous storm that wreaked havoc and devastation across Eastern Massachusetts during a 32-hour period on February 6-7. There have been many remembrances of that catastrophic event in the media this week, but photos and archival film can only tell  so much. Those...

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Matt Durgin Steps Down as St Mary’s Football Coach

February 2, 2018
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Matt Durgin Steps Down as St Mary’s Football Coach

Matt Durgin was ready to take a break from coaching football 10 years ago, when he stepped down at Lynn Classical. It was a short-lived respite, as the St. Mary’s job opened and Athletic Director Jeff Newhall convinced Durgin to take it. A decade, 89 wins and three, consecutive sectional titles later, Durgin is...

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Leaving Their Mark:Buontempo is Retiring as Lynn Tech Principal in June

February 2, 2018
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Leaving Their Mark:Buontempo is Retiring as Lynn Tech Principal in June

Football players and parents approached principal Robert Buontempo Jr. at the Lynn Tech football banquet Monday night, all thanking him for his support of the team and his leadership at the vocational school. Buontempo sat humbly with some of the Tech football coaches, right next to popular cheerleading coach, Colleen Richards. He made it...

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Crighton Builds Momentum with Senate Primary Set for Tuesday:Lynn Candidate Speaks at Meet-and-Greet at Solimine Home

February 2, 2018
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State Rep. Brendan Crighton spoke to Lynn residents during a meet-and-greet campaign event Sunday at the home of David and Mary Jane Solimine. Crighton is running for the Third Essex District seat previously held by Thomas McGee, who stepped down in January after being inaugurated as mayor of Lynn. The primary is this Tuesday,...

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Murder Suspect on State Police Most Wanted List Captured in Lynn

February 2, 2018
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In a joint operation, police tonight captured a Lynn man who was on the Massachusetts State Police Most Wanted list for his role in a fatal 2012 home invasion in Billerica. State Troopers, Lynn and Revere Police officers, and members of an FBI task force at 7:30 p.m. located Steven C. Touch, 28, in...

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Have We Become Numb to the Shootings?

February 2, 2018
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Mass shootings seem to be happening too often all across this country, and it seems that we are  becoming numb to them, even if they occur in school buildings and children are the ones who are being shot. The latest mass school shooting in our nation occurred in Kentucky last week and resulted in...

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St Mary’s Coach Jeff Newhall Reaches 250th Victory Milestone

February 2, 2018
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Jeff Newhall earned the 250th victory of his high school basketball coaching career as St. Mary’s defeated Arlington Catholic, 64-34, Friday night at the Tony Conigliaro Gymnasium. Newhall is regarded as one of the top basketball coaches in Massachusetts. He has led St. Mary’s to two state championships after a successful stint at Marblehead...

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Free Throw Contest

January 25, 2018
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Free Throw Contest

Leana Lewis, age 13, spun the basketball on her finger before the Fourth Annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw contest on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Boys & Girls Club of Lynn. Winners from the Lynn contest will compete in Reading next month.

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Heating Issues Plague Pickering School

January 25, 2018
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By Jay Lancaster The School Committee recently heard about the temperature regulation problems facing Pickering Middle School. Michael Donovan, chief of the Inspectional Services Department told the committee about the issues surrounding the rapidly aging heating system at the school. “The older portion from 1907 has lived its useful life, let’s put it that...

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Tremendous Honor:Lynn Fire Chief James McDonald says Goodbye at City Council Meeting

January 25, 2018
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By John Lynds It’s been a stellar career for one of the longest serving Lynn firefighters. Chief James McDonald, who in 2013 became only the 18th fire chief in the department’s 168 year history, has served every position since starting his career 40 years ago. McDonald rose through the ranks and served as a...

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School Committee Votes to Add Ipswich to Education Consortium

January 25, 2018
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By Jay Lancaster The School Committee voted unanimously to add Ipswich as the 19th member of the Northshore Education Consortium at last Thursday’s meeting. The NEC uses the combined resources of its member school districts to enhance educational outcomes for students across the region, with a special focus on low-income and special needs students....

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Classical Beats Revere, 49-47, in First-Place Showdown

January 25, 2018
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By Cary Shuman The Lynn Classical girls basketball team enjoyed one of its best victories of the Coach Tom Sawyer Era, rallying in the second half to defeat Revere, 49-47, Friday in a battle for first place in the Northeastern Conference. Irianis Delgado scored the winning basket on a layup after making a steal...

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