Lynn Council on Aging Independence Day Barbeque

July 7, 2017
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Lynn Council on Aging Independence Day Barbeque

It was a gathering enjoyed by all in attendance. The senior citizens of Lynn were treated to a delicious barbeque meal celebrating Independence Day. Many were dressed in the red, white, and blue honoring the birth of America along with many proud veterans who served their country. Paul Crowley, Executive Director of GLSS, welcome...

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A Day of Fun:Lynn Democratic City Committee to Host Gubernatorial Candidates at Annual Family Cookout and Food Drive

July 7, 2017
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The Lynn Democratic City Committee’s Eighteenth Annual Family Cookout and Ninth Annual Food Drive will be held on Sunday, July 9th, from 2-5pm at the Lynn Museum, 590 Washington St, Lynn. Confirmed attendees include Congressman Seth Moulton, Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin, State Auditor Suzanne Bump, Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford, and...

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7th Annual State of the City

July 7, 2017
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Lynn Community Association will host its 7th Annual State of the City address with Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy on Wednesday July 26th at 6:30p.m. The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus at 133 Lynnfield Street. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There will be a question and answer session following the...

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FirstLight Home Care Joins GLCC

July 7, 2017
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The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed FirstLight Home Care Services to the organization with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  Located at 168 Humphrey Street, in Swampscott, FirstLight provides home care services to people who are sick or aging but want to stay in their homes. Owners Molly and Steve Rowe left their jobs...

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Falvey Enjoying His New Position with the MLB Minnesota Twins

July 7, 2017
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By Shanna McCarriston Derek Falvey has come a long way playing on the East Lynn Little League team, to now having the title of Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and Chief Baseball Officer with the Minnesota Twins.  Falvey worked with the Cleveland Indians but his love for baseball goes further back than his...

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The North Shore Area Educational Opportunity Center has Moved to a New Location in Lynn

July 7, 2017
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The North Shore Area EOC is part of a statewide network of service sites under MassEdCO, Inc. The EOC is hosted by North Shore Community College and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The EOC’s mission is to assist low-income potential first generation college students gain access to higher education. Services include...

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Senator Ed Markey is 100 Percent Correct for His Reproach of Kellyanne Conway

July 7, 2017
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It is fair to say that the world as Americans have known it in the post-World War II era has been turned upside-down  — and not in a good way — since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The unpresidential comments and actions on a daily basis by President...

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Boxing Fundraiser

June 30, 2017
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Boxing Fundraiser

Lynn’s Charles Espinola (right) gave punch after punch to John Ferrerra of Oliviera Boxing at the Boxing for Hope Fundraiser this past Saturday at Lynn Tech.

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Emma-Zin Ending:Trahant Selected as Agganis Softball Game MVP

June 30, 2017
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Emma-Zin Ending:Trahant Selected as Agganis Softball Game MVP

By Cary Shuman Emma Trahant is heading to the Lynn English Hall of Fame one day with one more major-league achievement on her resume: most valuable player of the 2017 Agganis All-Star Softball Game. Trahant, a multi-talented three-sport (soccer, swimming, and softball) captain, was the unanimous choice for the South team’s top honor after...

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Lynn City Council Votes to Raise Trash Fee

June 30, 2017
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By John Lynds On Tuesday, following nearly an hour and half of testimony from the mayor and the city’s department heads, the Lynn City Council voted in favor of raising the city’s trash fee for some homeowners as a way to raise much needed revenue. The measure the Council voted in favor for will...

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Lynn Residents Riding for A Cure in the Pan-Mass Challenge

June 30, 2017
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On Aug. 5 and 6, John Coulon and Magaly Flores of Lynn will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) with the goal of raising $48 million for critical research and cancer care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. During PMC weekend, more than 6,200 cyclists from more than 40 states and eight...

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Meet You at Red Rock:Summer Isn’t Summer Without Popular Concert Series

June 30, 2017
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It’s hot.  The kids need a diversion and you could use some relaxation after a long day.  What you need is a family activity that’s not too active but something outdoors, preferably somewhere cool.  For a fun event that’s just right for a warm summer night, the beach is the place to go. Each...

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Representative Wong Opposes 2018 Ballot Proposal to Create A Graduated State Income Tax

June 30, 2017
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State Representative Donald H. Wong (R-Saugus) recently voted to oppose placing a graduated state income tax plan on the 2018 state ballot. Citing concerns about its Constitutionality, uncertainty over how the money raised will actually be spent, and the long-term impact the tax change will have on the state’s economy, Representative Wong voted against...

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Forever Lynn English Baseball:Cappnigro Coaches Bulldogs Alumni for the NSBL’s Swampscott Sox

June 30, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Joe Caponigro has stepped down as the head coach of the Lynn English High School baseball team but his connection to the school and its former players is still strong. In fact, Caponigro has several Bulldogs baseball alumni on his roster for the Swampscott Sox in the North Shore Baseball League....

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GLCC Raises Funds for the REAL Program

June 30, 2017
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Members of the Greater Lynn Chamber of Commerce Women in Networking Committee (WIN) recently presented Jan Plourde, founder of The REAL Program, with a check for $300 to support their mission to improve literacy in Lynn.   “REAL” stand for Reading and Educational Assistance for Learning.   Proceeds were raised from a recent GLCC Women in...

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GLCC Donates to Beyond Walls Initiative

June 30, 2017
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The Greater Lynn Chamber of Commerce recently donated $500 to the Beyond Walls Downtown Arts & Cultural Initiative.  Beyond Walls mission is to create public art and lighting installations throughout downtown Lynn through public / private partnerships creating opportunities for economic development. Also making a donation from his business was Rick Wood (pictured), from...

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Lynn English High School Sophomore Selected to Attend MA HOBY Seminar

June 30, 2017
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The MA HOBY Leadership Seminar provides youth with unique leadership training to equip them with the tools they need to make a positive change in their home, school, and community. Chrisneiris Difo Reynoso, a resident of Lynn, MA, was selected to attend the MA HOBY Leadership Seminar held June 16-18, 2017 at Bentley University...

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St Mary’s Breaks Ground on New Stem Building, Campus Gateway

June 30, 2017
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St. Mary’s broke ground Wednesday on a building project that will transform the school’s urban campus and significantly upgrade educational opportunities in critical subject areas. About 50 trustees, administrators, alumni and friends gathered in front of the William F. Connell Center – which opened in 2005 – for a ceremonial groundbreaking on a new...

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Enjoy A Safe and Sane Fourth

June 30, 2017
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The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, is upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended four-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of all kinds...

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Sunset Salute

June 23, 2017
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Sunset Salute

Lynn English JRROTC cadets stand at attention during the singing of the Marine’s anthem during the Sunset Salute at the Charlestown Navy Yard as part of Sail Boston on Tuesday June 20, 2017.

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Brumfield Wins State Decathlon Title

June 23, 2017
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Brumfield Wins State Decathlon Title

By Cary Shuman St. Mary’s High School Principal James Ridley knows the history and significance of the men’s decathlon event. Ridley related that the unofficial title that went with being the Olympic decathlon champion (such as then-American sports hero Bruce Jenner in 1976) was: world’s greatest athlete. Ridley now has a Massachusetts state decathlon...

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North Shore Athletes Set for Agganis Week

June 23, 2017
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North Shore Athletes Set for Agganis Week

By Cary Shuman Harry Agganis Classics Week, the undisputed king of All-Star sports competitions for graduating high school student-athletes, begins Sunday with softball and baseball games set for Fraser Field. Others have tried, but no one has been able to match the prestige, tradition, and reach of the annual event that culminates with the...

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City Proposes Trash Fee on Non-Owner-Occupied Units

June 23, 2017
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A proposal to collect a trash-disposal fee from housing units that are not owner-occupied, and businesses, would result in an estimated $2 million in annual revenue, according to Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy. Kennedy, who has been working with City Council President Darren Cyr on identifying additional sources of revenue in order to avoid layoffs...

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The Opioid Epidemic is Truly Frightening

June 23, 2017
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If you were to ask the typical American what they believe to be the greatest danger to the well-being of our children and citizens, no doubt most would answer the threat from international terrorism. But the reality is that terrorism, even if you count the World Trade Center attack on 9/11, registers barely a...

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