Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

September 15, 2017
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For every generation of Americans for the past near-century, there have been seminal events for which those who were of a certain age can recall “where they were” when they “heard the news.” Every member of the Greatest Generation could recall with vivid clarity the announcement by President Roosevelt of the Day of Infamy...

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Sports 09-12-2017

September 15, 2017
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St. Mary’s girls soccer wins Lynn City Soccer Tournament By Joyce Erekson The St. Mary’s girls soccer team has enjoyed considerable success in the Lynn City Soccer Tournament over the years but some wins are easier than others. Classical gave the Spartans a run for their money this year, jumping out to a 1-0...

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Tools for Schools

September 8, 2017
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Tools for Schools

Pictured Left to right, Tina Hoofnagle, Lynn Public Schools program specialist for Parent and Family Engagement; Sally Cuffe; Dr. Catherine C. Latham, superintendent of schools; Kathleen Strangie of Cuffe-McGinn; and Mary Ellen Picardi of Cuffe-McGinn.

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Ring of Honor:Rick Ford Gets His Due as a Pro Baseball Pitcher

September 8, 2017
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Ring of Honor:Rick Ford Gets His Due as a Pro Baseball Pitcher

By Cary Shuman Forty years after he pitched in his final game as a professional baseball player, Ricky Ford has a championship ring to call his own. Ford, a sophomore, southpaw fireballer on the 1973 Lynn Tech state title team who was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers, recently received a ring in the mail...

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Lynn Working to Become A Green Community

September 8, 2017
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By John Lynds After a presentation from Neil Duffy of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources to the Lynn City Council’s Education and Environmental Committee, the Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to adopt the committee’s recommendation to designate Lynn as a Green Community. The move means that Lynn is now eligible for a $500,000...

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John Hoffman Hosts TV Show on North Shore Football History

September 8, 2017
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Well-known sportcaster John Hoffman will hosts a live roundtable and call-in discussion of North Shore High School football on Monday at 6 p.m. on the Lynn cable television station, Channel 15. Hoffman will be joined on the show by Daily Item Sports Editor Steve Krause, former Item sports editor Paul Halloran, former high school...

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East Boston Savings Bank Warms Up for the 12th Annual 5K Bay Run/Walk

September 8, 2017
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East Boston Savings Bank (EBSB) announced that its twelfth annual 5K Bay Run/Walk will take place Sunday, October 1st.  Adults and children of all ages and from all communities in Greater Boston are invited to run or walk the flat, scenic course, overlooking Dorchester Bay and Carson Beach.  The 5K Bay Run/Walk begins at...

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Market Basket Ribbon-Cutting

September 2, 2017
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Market Basket Ribbon-Cutting

Gov. Charlie Baker speaks with Mayor’s Chief of Staff John Krol and Christine Pierce of the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce at the grand opening ceremonies for Market Basket Saturday in Lynn.

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St Mary’s Head of School Named President at BC High

September 2, 2017
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St Mary’s Head of School Named President at BC High

St. Mary’s Head of School Grace Cotter Regan will leave the school to take over as president at Boston College High School, an institution to which she has ties dating back more than 50 years. “It is with mixed emotions that I accepted this position,” said Regan, who will remain at St. Mary’s while...

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Health Center Announces New CEO

September 2, 2017
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Health Center Announces New CEO

On Monday, August 28, 2017, Board President Reverend Jane Gould announced that the Board of Directors has selected Lynn Community Health Center Chief Medical Officer Kiame Mahaniah, MD, to become its next Chief Executive Officer.  He will assume the new position on October 2, 2017. “Lynn Community Health Center is an anchor institution in...

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NSCC & YMCA of Metro North Partner for Student/Staff Healthy Living

September 2, 2017
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Students and staff at North Shore Community College can benefit from a new partnership between the college and the YMCA of Metro North that will offer a greatly discounted, four-month semester-based membership to NSCC students and employees. Students must sign up at http://www.northshore.edu/ymca and employees can find out more by contacting college Human Resources....

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Revere Hoop Star Pamela Gonzalez Transfers to St. Mary’s High School

September 2, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Revere High girls basketball standout Pamela Gonzalez has transferred to St. Mary’s High School for the 2017-18 academic year. Considered one of the state’s best all-around players, Gonzalez will be eligible to play for the St. Mary’s team this winter. Gonzalez, a 5-foot-9-inch guard, has been instrumental in Revere’s run to...

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‘Laughs for Lisa’ Comedy Show\Benefit Set for Sept 7

September 2, 2017
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Let’s rally around (former Saugus resident) Lisa Basler, who needs our support through her journey with Stage IV Angiosarcoma Cancer and unexpected medical expenses. On January 14, 2011 Lisa was diagnosed with Stage IV Angiosarcoma of the scalp, which has spread to the abdomen, the lungs, intestines and brain. She has endured many painful...

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Harvey and Houston

September 2, 2017
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Many of us are just shocked as the reports of continued destruction from Hurricane Harvey keep coming in from the Houston, Texas area.  The fourth largest city in the United States is being virtually destroyed before our eyes by Mother Nature. For those of us who have relatives in the affected areas, their message...

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Enjoy A Safe Labor Day Weekend

September 2, 2017
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It may be hard to believe, but the summer of 2017 is entering its final week as we approach the traditional Labor Day weekend. “Time and tide wait for no man,” said the poet. The calendar never lies and soon the summer of ‘17 will be just a memory. The college kids already have...

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Donation for First Responders

August 31, 2017
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Donation for First Responders

Several members of the Lynn Police and Fire Departments gathered to take part in a generous donation for First Responders – made possible by the Lynn G.E. Employees Good Neighbor Fund. Janet Melanson, second in, far right, Secretary of the Lynn G.E. Employees Good Neighbor Fund, helped to arrange the donation of boxes filled with...

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Mayor Kennedy Welcomes Market Basket to Lynn

August 31, 2017
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Mayor Kennedy Welcomes Market Basket to Lynn

By Cary Shuman Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy welcomed Market Basket to Lynn during a visit to the store Wednesday morning in advance of the official grand opening ceremonies that are set for Saturday at 8 a.m. The store’s arrival represents another triumph for the Kennedy administration and the city’s Economic Development and Industrial Corp.,...

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Lynn City Supports St Michael’s Parish Condo Development

August 31, 2017
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By John Lynds Built in 1906 St. Michael the Archangel Parish on Summer Street in Lynn was once the center of the city’s thriving Polish American community. The church was one of only a handful of Polish-American Roman Catholic parishes in the Boston Archdiocese. Sadly the church closed on June 25, 2006 during the...

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Greater Lynn Senior Services Receives Prestigious National Award

August 31, 2017
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Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS) announces that The Kiosk for Living Well has received recognition from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) with an Aging Innovations Award, the highest honor presented by n4a to member agencies.  The awards program is supported by WellCare.  The Kiosk for Living Well was among the...

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Impossible Dream Team Reunion

August 31, 2017
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Lynn residents joined a large contingent of Red Sox fans at the 1967 Impossible Dream Team Reunion Aug. 17 at Tony C’s Restaurant on Boylston Street, Boston. Richie and Billy Conigliaro welcomed members of the 1967 Red Sox team and other celebrities to the event. Their older brother, Tony Conigliaro, was a star for...

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Two Great Institutions:David and Mary Jane Solimine Celebrate 60 Years of Marriage at Anniversary Party

August 17, 2017
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Two Great Institutions:David and Mary Jane Solimine Celebrate 60 Years of Marriage at Anniversary Party

By Cary Shuman They came to David Solimine Jr.’s beautiful home on Joel Circle Sunday to celebrate the Solimine-Melanson family reunion Sunday afternoon but there was no question who the centerpieces of this wonderful gathering were. David Solimine Sr. and Mary Jane (Melanson) Solimine were honored on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary...

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Celebrate Literacy Day Event to Benefit Anthony Seaforth’s Group

August 17, 2017
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Celebrate Literacy Day Event to Benefit Anthony Seaforth’s Group

By Cary Shuman Anthony Seaforth, former Lynn Classical and Bentley University football standout, and his organization, No Ceilings Movement (NCM), will be the honored beneficiary of the proceeds from the annual Celebrate Literacy Day event on Aug. 30 in Lynn. Seaforth is founder and executive director of the NCM organization that began in 2011...

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Cambridge College Moves Campus to Charlestown

August 17, 2017
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Cambridge College, long considered a pioneer in adult learning, opens their new campus in Boston’s historic Hood Park (Charlestown), having moved from its former location on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. The new, state-of-the-art campus consolidates the four schools into a single campus in Boston. “We are delighted to welcome new, returning, and future students...

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School Will Be Back — Drive with Care

August 17, 2017
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2017-18 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive to work in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having...

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