Breakaway:Winthrop Ends Its Girls Hockey Co-Op Arrangement with Lynn High Schools

March 31, 2017
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Breakaway:Winthrop Ends Its Girls Hockey Co-Op Arrangement with Lynn High Schools

By Cary Shuman The Lady Bulldawgs ice hockey team is no more. The Lynn-based high school girls varsity team, which former English director of athletics Gary Molea launched a dozen years ago to provide a program for girls at English, Classical, and Tech wishing to play interscholastic hockey, will be known as the Winthrop...

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Crime Spree? ‘Person of Interest’ Identified in Shooting of Lynn Delivery Driver

March 31, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. A New Hampshire man has been arrested and charged with carrying an unlicensed firearm and motor vehicle charges, and is being held pending a dangerousness hearing, while investigators from Essex County and two police departments try to determine if he is responsible for other horrific crimes in Lynn and North...

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We Remember It Well…

March 31, 2017
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The “it” we are referring to  was the surprise April Fool’s Day snowstorm of 1997 — 20 years ago this week — that dumped 25 inches of snow in this immediate area and even more in other places in the Greater Boston area. We recall that the weather forecasters had not predicted such a...

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Lynn Classical Girls Basketball Awards Banquet:Coach Tom Sawyer’s Lady Rams Celebrate Successful Season

March 31, 2017
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The Lynn Classical High School girls basketball program celebrated a highly successful season at its awards banquet Tuesday night at Old Tyme Italian Cuisine. Coach Tom Sawyer’s Lady Rams had a 17-5 record, the program’s best mark since the 2003-4 season when current principal Gene Constantino’s contingent went 20-0 in the regular season and...

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Spartans Capture Division 1 State Hockey Title

March 24, 2017
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Spartans Capture Division 1 State Hockey Title

By Cary Shuman Competing on the biggest stage for the biggest trophy in the sport, the St. Mary’s High School boys hockey team captured the Division 1 state title in impressive fashion. Senior captains Michael Zampanti and Dante Maribito each scored two goals while senior goaltender Andrew LoRusso led another clutch defensive effort to...

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Building Up Downtown Lynn

March 24, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Al Wilson and a group of Lynn residents, business owners, and public art enthusiasts have big plans for building on the vibrancy of downtown Lynn. Wilson, founder and executive director of Beyond Walls, made a presentation at the offices of the Daily Item Monday about the “placemaking” project that seeks to...

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Mayor,Schools Head Back to the Drawing Board

March 24, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. With the defeat on Tuesday of the two school ballot questions, which would have allowed the city of Lynn to build two new middle schools at an estimated cost of almost $200 million, city officials, including Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy and Superintendent Dr. Catherine Latham, will be forced to explore...

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Sports 03-21-2017

March 24, 2017
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His Rightful Place: Lee wins hard-earned and well-deserved state title By Cary Shuman Mark Lee was coaching his 700th game behind the St. Mary’s bench Sunday night at the TD Garden. It’s a sterling career that began 31 years ago, one not measured by the substantial winning percentage but by the lasting impression he...

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Obituaries 03-21-2017

March 24, 2017
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Betty Collar Brown Smith Licensed Practical Nurse; co-founded Christian Library at Cliftondale Congregational Church in Saugus Betty Collar Brown Smith was born in Franklin, Maine, January 9, 1927 to Richard and Florence (Tracy) Collar.  She was the wife of Rev. Walter F. Smith.  They married in Orono, Maine, August 20, 1961.  She was the...

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New School Election Delayed:Ballot Question Will Now be Decided March 21

March 17, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr Lynn voters have to wait another week to have their voices heard on a new school proposal that seeks to build two new schools in Lynn. The delay is thanks to Winter Storm Stella’s late arrival on Tuesday morning, March 14. The decision to move the election by a week...

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Star of the Show:Andrew LoRusso Stands Tall in St Mary’s Net

March 17, 2017
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By Cary Shuman St. Mary’s goaltender Andrew LoRusso stood by his net for a minute and then skated slowly to the other end of the ice following the second period of Monday’s Division 1 North championship game versus Andover. LoRusso was the last of the 40 players to leave the ice and head to...

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Reddy,LoRusso Lead Spartans to 2-0 Win Over Andover

March 17, 2017
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By Cary Shuman The St. Mary’s High School boys hockey earned a trip to the TD Garden with a 2-0 victory over Andover in the Division 1 North final Monday night at the Tsongas Center in Lowell. Sophomore Colin Reddy scored a goal with 6:56 left in the first period and senior goaltender Andrew...

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Consulate of Greece Visits Boston

March 17, 2017
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The Honorable Ifigenia Kanara, the Consul General of Greece in Boston, in collaboration with the Alpha Omega Council of Boston, announces the 34th consecutive Marathon Wreath Ceremony, chaired in 2017 by Alpha Omega Trustee Charles Lavrentios.  The event memorializes the tradition of presenting olive wreaths from Greece to the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) to...

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Brotherhood Credit Union Donates Funds to Help Lynn Residents Heat Homes

March 17, 2017
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Brotherhood Credit Union donated $2,800 to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless to help heat homes in Lynn this past winter. “We learned about the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless through the Cooperative Credit Union Association and were eager to help a community right in our own backyard.  We were happy to help out...

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LACC Women in Networking Honors Lynn Community Health Center CEO Lori Berry

March 17, 2017
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The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off the 2017 Women in Networking Series with “Women and Health: A Night Promoting Strides in Women’s Health & Honoring Retiring Lynn Community Health Director CEO, Lori Abrams Berry”.  The event will take place on Monday, March 27th at the Bayside Function Facility, 1 Range Road...

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Sports 03-14-2017

March 17, 2017
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St. Mary’s storms to North Sectional title Echevarria, Ridley power Spartans past Lowell Catholic By Cary Shuman Sophomore guard Jalen Echevarria poured in 25 points and sophomore forward Keith Ridley Jr. came off the bench to score 14 points and grab 12 rebounds to lead St. Mary’s to a convincing 65-46 victory over Lowell...

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St. Mary’s defeats Cathedral in Epic Comeback!

March 16, 2017
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St. Mary’s defeated Cathedral 74-68 at the M.I.A.A State Basketball Semi Final in Woburn on Wednesday night.  

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Junior Achievement Day

March 10, 2017
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Junior Achievement Day

Gabriella Marichal, Bryan Rosu and Abby Luciano fill out career suggestion forms in a class program at the Sacred Heart School.

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Mageary Sworn in as New Chief of Lynn Police Department

March 10, 2017
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Mageary Sworn in as New Chief of Lynn Police Department

By Cary Shuman Michael Mageary was sworn in as the new chief of the Lynn Police Department during an impressive ceremony Tuesday at Mayor Judith Flanagan’s Kennedy office at City Hall. City Clerk Janet Rowe administered the oath to Mageary, who was joined on the historic occasion by his proud family, friends, fellow Lynn...

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New Schools Vote Set for Tuesday, March 14

March 10, 2017
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New Schools Vote Set for Tuesday, March 14

On Tuesday, March 14 the question goes before Lynn residents to vote for or against the building of two new schools on Parkland Avenue by Breed’s Pond  and at McManus Field on Commercial Street. Brant Duncan, head of the Lynn Teachers Union, and Don Castle of the Protect Our Reservoir, Preserve Pine Grove, spoke...

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Essex Tech Partnering with North Shore Habitat for Humanity to Build Home in Hamilton

March 10, 2017
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Essex Technical High School is partnering with North Shore Habitat for Humanity to build a home in Hamilton.  Students in school’s Construction Technology Academy 11th and 12th grade program have already started work on the two-bedroom home as part of the program’s annual house-building project. “Partnering with North Shore Habitat for Humanity seemed a...

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Massachusetts Nonprofit Network Honors Tha Thai of Roca, Inc.

March 10, 2017
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The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network awarded Roca Boston assistant director Tha Thai with the Light of Dawnn Award, presented annually to three nonprofit professionals working in Massachusetts who demonstrate marked compassion and unwavering commitment to serving those in need, on Tuesday, February 28. Thai, who started at Roca as a youth worker, earned the award for...

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Massachusetts is No 1

March 10, 2017
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Last week’s cover story in U.S. News & World Report that ranks Massachusetts as the overall top state in the nation comes as no surprise to those of us who have worked and lived in the Commonwealth for most of our lives. Although we will be the first to concede that there are many...

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Classical Boys Basketball Heading to D2 North Final

March 10, 2017
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By Joyce Erekson The Classical High boys basketball team punched its ticket to the Division 2 North final with a 62-54 win over Malden Catholic Tuesday in the semifinals at Burlington High School. This is the Rams’ first trip to a North final since 2001 when they lost to Lynn Tech in the Division...

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