Zapata Announces Candidacy for State Representative Seat

February 12, 2016
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Zapata Announces Candidacy for State Representative Seat

By Cary Shuman Alexander Zapata has announced his candidacy for the state representative seat in the 10th Essex District that was previously held by Robert Fennell. Zapata has been a resident of Lynn for three years. He owned a cellular telephone store, The Electronics Experts, in the city from 2009 to 2012. Zapata, 26,...

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St.Mary’s Hockey Coach Mark Lee Rings up Impressive 400th Career Win

February 12, 2016
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By Joyce Erekson St. Mary’s boys hockey coach Mark Lee hit an impressive milestone last week when he picked up his 400th career coaching win. The Spartans delivered the milestone victory by edging Bishop Fenwick, 4-3, at Connery Rink. Lee, who is in his 30th year as head coach of the team, credited his...

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Zoning Changes for Proposed Waterfront Development

February 12, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Lynn Council Rules and Ordinance Committee voted Tuesday night to set down a pair of proposed zoning changes for a public hearing, likely in March, which would help ease the path for proposed housing developments along Lynn’s waterfront if passed. Speaking after the meeting Inspectional Services Director Michael Donovan...

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City Takes First Steps Toward a Possible New YMCA

February 12, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Discussions between representatives of YMCA Metro North and city officials, about the potential to build a new, state of the art YMCA in Lynn, took their first, fruitful steps toward a real project Tuesday night, when the Council Public Property and Parks Committee voted unanimously to request the City’s Law...

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Thank You,Rep Fennell for a Job Well Done

February 12, 2016
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This week Bobby Fennell leaves the State House for a job at the water and sewer department in Lynn. Although he will still be involved in the city, he will be sorely missed as a great representative of the people. It was approximately twenty years ago on a cold winter night that I stopped...

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There’s A New Paige in St. Mary’s Softball Book

February 12, 2016
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Paige Licata knows she is stepping into a good situation as the varsity softball coach at St. Mary’s High School, and she couldn’t be happier. “I’m honored and excited to take on the challenge,” said Licata, a former Revere High standout who has served as an assistant coach at her alma mater the last...

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Out of the Blocks

February 4, 2016
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Out of the Blocks

  Jalil Gibson of Lynn English gets a slight jump on the competition during one of his races in the NEC Meet.

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Lynn Community Television Launches New Programming

February 4, 2016
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Lynn Community Television Launches New Programming

By Cary Shuman Lynn Community Television has been developing new programming out of its temporary headquarters in Room 302 at Lynn City Hall. Sean Donahue is the director of operations for LCTV. David Riley is a staff producer while Pedro Diaz is the director of program broadcasting.  Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy appointed chairman Robert...

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Friends of Lynn and Nahant Beach Award $4,000 Grant to Lynn Schools

February 4, 2016
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Friends of Lynn and Nahant Beach Award $4,000 Grant to Lynn Schools

The Friends of Lynn and Nahant Beach have awarded a $4,000 grant to the Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center in Nahant to help bring the ocean to students in several Lynn elementary schools.  The grant more than doubles the financial support the Friends have provided to the science center since 2014. Lynn schools selected...

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Cahill Announces Candidacy For State Representative Seat

February 4, 2016
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Cahill Announces Candidacy For State Representative Seat

By Cary Shuman When Daniel Cahill was a college student at Northeastern University, he had an internship in a state representative’s office at the Statehouse in Boston. “I just knew right away that one day it was something I would want to do professionally and something that I thought I would be very good...

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Speaker Robert DeLeo’s 2016 Annual Address to Members

February 4, 2016
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Colleagues: I am proud to stand before you today to mark the beginning of a new year and discuss our agenda; an agenda shaped by conversations with each of you, whether here in the State House or in your communities across the Commonwealth. Under the Massachusetts constitution, members of the House of Representatives have...

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KIPP Academy Junior Speaks Out in Lions Youth Speech Contest

February 4, 2016
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The Lions Clubs of Lynn are very proud of KIPP Academy Collegiate junior, Temitope (Tope) Sholola, for her public speaking achievement this year as Lynn’s representative in the Lions District 33N Youth Speech Competition, which was held on January 16th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Woburn.  Tope spoke out with enthusiasm and passion...

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Apply Now for NSCC Foundation Scholarships!

February 4, 2016
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Are you a current student or graduate of North Shore Community College (NSCC)? Could you use FREE money to help pay for college expenses? Apply for an NSCC scholarship! North Shore Community College (NSCC) is seeking scholarship applicants for the 2016 NSCC Foundation Scholarship Program. Applicants should be incoming and current NSCC students, as...

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St.Mary’s Basketball at the Garden

January 28, 2016
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St.Mary’s Basketball at the Garden

St. Mary’s girls basketball coach Jeff Newhall talks to the team during a timeout at the TD Garden in Boston. The Spartans beat Lexington, 55-42, in the contest, part of the Good Sports Invitational.

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Hair’s to You,Ramon:Santana is Thriving at Roosters in Lynnfield

January 28, 2016
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Hair’s to You,Ramon:Santana is Thriving at Roosters in Lynnfield

By Cary Shuman Roosters Men’s Grooming Center has been in operation for more that two-and-half years at Market Street, an open-air lifestyle center in Lynnfield that features clothing stores, restaurants, a ten-pin bowling establishment, and much more. Lynn resident Ramon Santana, 27, has worked at Roosters for 18 months, taking an unconventional route to...

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Celebrating Catholic Schools Week:Head of School Grace Cotter Regan Talks about the Success of St. Mary’s High School

January 28, 2016
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Celebrating Catholic Schools Week:Head of School Grace Cotter Regan Talks about the Success of St. Mary’s High School

In coordination with Catholic Schools Week, St. Mary’s Head of School Grace Cotter Regan participated in an interview with the Lynn Journal. What is the current school enrollment in grades 6-12? St. Mary’s aspires to be a school of 600-620 students. We have an aspirational enrollment plan which focuses on 500 high school students...

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State Signals Concern Over Union Closing Plan:Letter to Partners/NSMC Requires Additional Data, Response to Concerns

January 28, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health last week made clear to Partners/ North Shore Medical Center that it is not going to rubber stamp a proposal from NSMC to close Union Hospital. Instead, the state is calling on Partners/NSMC to develop a plan that will detail, “how access to the...

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Lynn Student Awarded Prestigious “Posse” Scholarship

January 28, 2016
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Pioneer Charter School of Science (PCSS) senior Odinaka Oranewku, 17, of Lynn has won a prestigious Posse Scholarship, an award that recognizes high school students from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate exceptional leadership and academic potential. Odinaka was one of only 60 students the Posse Foundation selected from the Boston area’s more than 1,400 applicants....

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DeLeo will form Commission to Look at Daily Fantasy Sports

January 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Speaker Bob DeLeo said this week that he believes some regulations are needed for the Daily Fantasy Sports industry in Massachusetts, and will likely nominate a group to study the issue in the coming year. “It’s been such a difficult issue,” said DeLeo. “At the very least, we should get some...

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Sports 01-26-2016

January 28, 2016
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A win in the Garden Garraud, Nowicki pace Spartans past Lexington By Cary Shuman The Good Sports Invitational is an outstanding event that gives high school basketball teams an opportunity to play a game at the TD Garden on its world-famous parquet floor. Most of the competing teams won’t be back in March for the...

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Freezin’ for a Reason

January 22, 2016
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Freezin’ for a Reason

About 150 people made their way into the water as part of the Freezin’ for a Reason New Year’s Day plunge.  

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Café Owner Credits City,Staff and More in Quick Recovery:Neighborhood Coffee Shop/Eatery/Hang-Out Loses Just One Day to Car Crash

January 22, 2016
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Café Owner Credits City,Staff and More in Quick Recovery:Neighborhood Coffee Shop/Eatery/Hang-Out Loses Just One Day to Car Crash

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Walnut Street Café owner Jim Chalmers and his wife Alicia Churchill, this week credited the quick response and cooperation of the City of Lynn Inspectional Services Department, the tireless work of their staff and supporters and the overwhelming efforts of a small army of contractors with helping his shop quickly...

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Rizzuto Announces Candidacy for State Representative

January 22, 2016
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Rizzuto Announces Candidacy for State Representative

Saritin Rizzuto is a proven public servant with a background in nonprofit management and bank administration. Rizzuto, who lived in Lynn for seven years before moving to Wakefield, has announced her candidacy for the Ninth Essex District state representative seat that includes parts of Lynn, Saugus, and Wakefield. Rizzuto will run in the Democratic...

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E for All Plants Seeds for Economic Growth in Lynn:Non-Profit Business Mentoring Program to take off with Workshops beginning in June

January 22, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Non-profit start-up engine E for All has launched a branch Lynn and is looking to bring its successful brand of small business mentoring to the men and women of the Greater Lynn area. E for All started as the Merrimack Valley Sandbox in Lawrence and Lowell in 2010, with the...

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