Changing of the Guard at Manning Field Avery Named New Facilities Manager

October 6, 2016
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By Joyce Erekson When the star quarterback of the high school football team graduates and his successor is named, the “big shoes to fill” comment is pretty much a given. That’s the position John Kasian’s replacement, Rich Avery, found himself in this week when he started his job as the new facilities manager of...

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Lianne O’Hara Named New Rhs Girls Basketball Coach

October 6, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Lianne O’Hara, an eighth grade science teacher at the Rumney Marsh Academy, has been named the head coach of the Revere High School girls basketball team. Frank Shea, Revere director of athletics, made the announcement Tuesday after a selection process that drew three candidates from the school system. “I think Lianne...

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Halloran Family Has Raised $75,000 for NLG and Autism Speaks

October 6, 2016
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By Cary Shuman The Halloran family of Lynn hosted its 9th annual Comedy Night to Benefit Nashoba Learning Group and Autism Speaks on Sept. 29 at the Montvale Plaza. One-hundred-and-seventy guests enjoyed a buffet dinner followed by an all-star comedy show hosted by the incomparable Don Gavin. The comedy night has raised more than...

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Voters Should Pay Attention to the Four Ballot Questions

October 6, 2016
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On November 8, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls to elect a new President of the United States as well as  other state and county positions on the ballot.     However, voters need to pay attention to the four ballot questions that will have an effect on the Commonwealth in general.     Voters...

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Madison Avenue Spencer follows her parents’ path, excels in athletics

October 1, 2016
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Madison Avenue Spencer follows her parents’ path, excels in athletics

Madison Spencer of Pine Hill Little League received Lynn youth sports’ most prestigious individual award – the Grace Rogato Award – at the first-ever banquet attended exclusively by the nominees and their families. Peter Noyes, chair of the selection committee, presented the award to Spencer, a seventh grader at the Pickering School, at the...

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LACC President Gould joins CommCorp Board of Directors

October 1, 2016
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LACC President Gould joins  CommCorp Board of Directors

Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, Leslie Gould, formerly of Marblehead, was officially sworn in as a Board Member of the Commonwealth Corporation on Friday, September 16th 2016. The mission of the CommCorp is to strengthen the skills of Massachusetts youth and adults by investing in innovative partnerships with industry, education and workforce organizations....

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St. Mary’s High’s Matt Durgin named Patriots High School Coach of the Week

October 1, 2016
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St. Mary’s High’s Matt Durgin named  Patriots High School Coach of the Week

After leading St. Mary’s of Lynn to a resounding 40-12 victory over Taconic this past weekend and improving to 3-0 on the season, head coach Matt Durgin has been named this week’s New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week. Junior Calvin Johnson turned in a four-touchdown performance last Saturday to help the...

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Craft Beer Cellar joins Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce

October 1, 2016
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Craft Beer Cellar located at 450 Paradise Road in Swampscott recently joined the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce  with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  Craft Beer Cellar owner Scott Claussen says he joined the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce to further promote the products and tastings for the store. Swampscott was Claassen’s first choice for...

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GLSS offers workshops and experts who can help during National Falls Prevention Month

October 1, 2016
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According to the National Council on Aging, in any given year, one in three older adults will fall.  Nationally, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries in those aged 65 and over.  Moreover, the chances of falling and being seriously injured increase with age.  “Given these kinds of statistics, it...

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Lynn Postpartum Depression Task Force celebrates National Diaper Need Awareness Week

October 1, 2016
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The Lynn Postpartum Depression Task Force, a branch of the North Shore Postpartum Depression Task Force, is excited to be celebrating National Diaper Need Awareness Week, September 26th – October 2nd, for the first year.  “Our task force created and is distributing a flyer this week with information on diaper need, where you can...

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Representative Wong maintains perfect voting record

October 1, 2016
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Representative Wong maintains perfect voting record

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) congratulated State Representative Donald H. Wong (R-Saugus) for maintaining a perfect voting record throughout the 2015-2016 legislative session. The Saugus legislator participated in all 559 roll call votes cast in the House of Representatives between January of 2015 and July of 2016, achieving a 100%...

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St. Mary’s to honor Tom and Marill Demakes

October 1, 2016
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St. Mary’s School will present the 2016 Cardinal Cushing Award to Old Neighborhood Foods CEO Thomas L. Demakes and his wife, Marill, at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem on Oct. 12. Thomas and Marill Demakes have spent their lives making Lynn a better place in which to live, work and receive an education. Their...

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VNA seeking hospice volunteers

October 1, 2016
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VNA Care, a non-profit organization serving patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families, seeks hospice volunteers to provide companionship to patients and respite time for family members. Volunteers are men and women who come from diverse backgrounds and range in age from 20’s to 80’s; the common bond is a desire to share time...

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Donald H. Wong to hold campaign fundraiser Oct. 6

October 1, 2016
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The Committee to Re-elect Donald H. Wong will hold a campaign fundraiser in support of Donald Wong and his candidacy for re-election as State Representative in the Ninth Essex District on Thursday evening, October 6th at Harrington’s Pub in Wakefield from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Supporters from throughout the district, which includes precincts...

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An Icon in the Banking Industry:Holbrook Honored for His Outstanding Career at Eastern Bank

September 22, 2016
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An Icon in the Banking Industry:Holbrook Honored for His Outstanding Career at Eastern Bank

By Cary Shuman   Richard E. Holbrook, retiring chairman and CEO of Eastern Bank, was honored at a Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) breakfast Sept. 15 at the Nahant Country Club. Holbrook will retire from his position on Dec. 31, concluding an outstanding tenure during which Eastern quintupled its total assets to more...

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Volunteer Extraordinaire:Dave Raymond is Retiring from Greater Lynn Babe Ruth

September 22, 2016
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Volunteer Extraordinaire:Dave Raymond is Retiring from Greater Lynn Babe Ruth

By Joyce Erekson Volunteers are the lifeblood of the city’s youth sports organizations and when one decides it’s time to move on, the hole can be deep and tough to fill. Greater Lynn Babe Ruth jack of all jobs Dave Raymond is calling it a day after more than a decade with the program...

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Lynn Residents Compete in Element Care PACE Olympics

September 22, 2016
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Rio had the international Olympics and the Paralympics, but let’s not forget Lynn’s Olympians.  Twenty-six Lynn residents all over 55 years of age fulfilled their Olympic dreams at the 5th Annual Element Care PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) Olympics on Thursday, September 15th, 10am – 1:30 pm at Danvers Indoor Sports....

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NSCC Honored Nationally for Advancing Opportunities for Low-Income Students

September 22, 2016
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North Shore Community College (NSCC) is in the top 25 community colleges nationally to advance opportunities for low-income students according to the U.S. Department of Education. Furthermore, NSCC is one of just three Massachusetts community colleges receiving this prestigious designation. “I’m very proud of the NSCC team of faculty and staff who work very...

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New England Singing Groups Invited to Audition for WGBH’s Singing Competition

September 22, 2016
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WGBH’s televised choral competition Sing That Thing! is heading into its third season, and we’re excited to see the talent and creativity that New England singing groups will bring to the screen in 2017! We’re hoping that you can help get the word out in your town and invite your community to participate. Registration...

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Letter to the Editor

September 22, 2016
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I find it necessary to respond to an article by Mr. Daniel O’Neill in the Item on September 8, 2016. The article was not authorized or approved by the Commission (Board), and it contained information that was inaccurate about the Lynn Water and Sewer five member Board and me in particular. The Commission was...

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Fall Is Here — Make the Most of It

September 22, 2016
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Although those of us who are fortunate to live near the coast may choose the summer as our favorite time of year, fall is the top choice of many of our fellow New Englanders — and a close second for the rest of us — when we are asked what is our favorite season....

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Lynn City Champions

September 15, 2016
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Lynn City Champions

Lynn English’s Tora Ueland kneels to the ground after St. Mary’s Codi Butt (16) scores another goal for the rival during the Lynn Soccer Tournament. The tournament brought all four Lynn teams together for a day of soccer last Saturday, Sept. 10. St. Mary’s took the championship over English in the girls’ division.

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Coppinger Wins Democratic Nomination for Sheriff

September 15, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Lynn Police Kevin Coppinger easily beat a field of five other contenders last Thursday, September 8, to secure the Democratic nomination to be the next Essex County Sheriff. He will now face Republican nominee Anne-Manning-Martin and two independent candidates Mark Archer and Kevin Leach in the November  8 General Election....

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St Mary’s Girls Win Lynn City Tournament Title

September 15, 2016
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By Joyce Erekson The St. Mary’s girls soccer team had to reshuffle the deck this fall after graduating eight players and losing it’s top four scorers to a combination of graduation, injuries and a transfer. Coach Jim Foley admitted that heading into the season he really wasn’t sure where his offense was going to...

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