Sports 11-11-2014

November 18, 2014
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St. Mary’s girls varsity soccer team vs. Winthrop The St. Mary’s girls varsity soccer team matched up against Winthrop last Thursday evening at Manning Field in a rain-soaked battle that saw the Winthrop girls advance with a 1-0 win. St. Mary’s put in a hard-fought effort, but came up just short in the tournament...

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The Simple Tool: Lynn Firefighters Jordan and Thivierge Invent Cleaning Device

November 18, 2014
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The Simple Tool: Lynn Firefighters Jordan and Thivierge Invent Cleaning Device

 The Simple Tool is in Lynn and its inventors are setting out to revolutionize the cleaning industry. Rusty Jordan and Marcel Thivierge, who each have 20 years of experience in the Lynn Fire Department as firefighters, have created The Simple Tool, a triangular cleaning instrument that can be used in place of paper towels...

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Moulton Wins Election in 6th Congressional District: Lynn Voters Show their Strong Support for Marblehead resident

November 10, 2014
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Moulton Wins Election in 6th Congressional District: Lynn Voters Show their Strong Support for Marblehead resident

Political newcomer Seth Moulton, who surprised Democratic incumbent John Tierney by winning the September primary for Massachusetts 6th Congressional District, completed his impressive entry into the world of politics Tuesday, by beating veteran Massachusetts Republican Richard Tisei to win the 6th Congressional seat. Moulton pulled nearly 70-percent of the Lynn vote, and won 60-percent...

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Baker Wins for Governor; Coakley Carries Lynn Vote

November 10, 2014
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As expected Lynn voters came out for former Attorney General Martha Coakley in her race to become the next Governor of Massachusetts, but Republican Charlie Baker of Swampscott gave a strong showing as he did in other Democratic strongholds around the state and wound up winning the election by the slimmest of margins. Baker,...

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Mixed Bag on Ballot Questions:Casino Repeal Loses; Gas Tax Indexing Repealed; Expanded Bottle Bill Fails; Sick Time Approved

November 10, 2014
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Lynn voters agreed with voters from around the state on the four statewide ballot questions that made it onto the ballot. Questions about indexing the gas tax to inflation, expanding the bottle bill to include other soft drinks and water, repealing the state’s casino gaming law and requiring new sick time rules for employers...

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Obituaries 11-04-2014

November 10, 2014
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Timothy Perris Retired Richdale Convenience Store Owner and former Computer Company Manager Timothy A. Perris died following a long illness at his Haverhill residence on October 28. He was 85 years old. Born and raised in Greece, he served in the Greek Army and came to the United States in 1957. He married Demetra...

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Mosakowski Installed as New St. Mary’s Board Chair

November 1, 2014
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Mosakowski Installed as New St. Mary’s Board Chair

When the time came for St. Mary’s to nominate its newest board chair, Rev. Brian Flynn, Pastor of St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart parishes, said the school was seeking one thing: a person of great faith and integrity. That person was William Mosakowski. “We all agree: your generosity to St. Mary’s, and to Catholic...

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Lynn Firefighter Newhall Receives State Medal of Valor: Honored for Saving Fellow Firefighter in House Fire Last March

November 1, 2014
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Lynn Firefighter Newhall Receives State Medal of Valor: Honored for Saving Fellow Firefighter in House Fire Last March

When Lynn Firefighter Ryan Newhall pulled up on a house fire this past March 13, he and Fire Lt. Sean Martin were more concerned about putting out some heavy flames than being awarded for heroism. But that’s just what happened, as their poignant story of Newhall rescuing Martin from certain death was center stage...

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Stu Cook, CCR Perform at Lynn Auditorium Friday night

November 1, 2014
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Bass guitarist Stu Cook and Creedence Clearwater Revival are undisputed legends in the music industry, top-of-their-profession artists who were deservedly inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band has sold more than 100 million albums. Cook and drummer Doug Clifford are still going strong and then some. Their group, Creedence...

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City Begins Distribution of New Trash and Recycling Bins

October 25, 2014
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The city of Lynn began distributing new trash and recycling bins to city residents this week in preparation for conversion to a new automated trash collection system beginning December 1. The bins are being distributed free to all residents. According to city officials and representatives of the city’s trash hauler, Waste Management, the new...

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LaPierre Set to Announce Candidacy

October 25, 2014
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Brian LaPierre is hosting a get out the vote rally to encourage Lynn voters to get to the polls on Tues. November 4 and vote. “We want to raise awareness and have the spotlight and focus on November 4, many Lynn residents tend to skip the off year elections and they are equally important...

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Lynn Democratic City Committee to Host Annual Unity Breakfast

October 25, 2014
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The Lynn Democratic City Committee’s Annual Unity Breakfast will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014, from 8:30-11a.m. at the Porthole Restaurant, 98 The Lynnway, Lynn. Former Governor Michael Dukakis, Congressman John Tierney, Democratic nominee for Governor Attorney General Martha Coakley, State Treasurer Steve Grossman, State Auditor Suzanne Bump, State Party Chair Senator Tom...

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Sports 10-21-2014

October 25, 2014
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Lynn Classical vs. Winthrop The undefeated Winthrop Vikings came to Manning Field on Friday night to face the Lynn Classical Rams in a much-anticipated contest within conference play. Though Classical played well enough to win, Winthrop pounded out a 28-14 victory and guaranteed a share of the divisional title. The game was highlighted by...

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Revere Market Basket to Open Doors on Oct. 26: Company Ready to Take Care of Customers who took Care of Them

October 25, 2014
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In the parking lot of the new Revere Market Basket at Northgate Monday morning, workers outside were spiffying up the outside and moving carriages inside – but they weren’t getting much done in between having to answer numerous questions from the excited passers-by, many that are greatly anticipating this Sunday’s (Oct. 26) opening at...

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Mayor Kennedy Endorses Richard Tisei for Congress

October 16, 2014
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Mayor Kennedy Endorses Richard Tisei for Congress

Lynn, the largest community in the Sixth District, was a Tierney stronghold in the 2012 election. “I am confident that the citizens of Lynn and the entire District would be best served with Richard Tisei as our next Congressman, and I enthusiastically endorse his candidacy,” Mayor Kennedy said. “As a member of the majority...

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Major Chalas Makes an Impression

October 16, 2014
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Major Chalas Makes an Impression

U.S. Army Major Marisol Chalas, who was raised in Lynn and rose from an enlisted soldier to be the first Latina woman to pilot a Black Hawk helicopter, gave an inspiring speech on Friday, Oct. 3 during the Lynn Veterans’ annual Women Veterans Day event. Maj. Chalas noted in her speech that she faced...

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Mayor Kennedy Provides a Boost To the Richard Tisei Campaign

October 16, 2014
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Political observers had been wondering whether Judith Flanagan Kennedy, mayor of the largest city in the Sixth Congressional District, would enter the fray and Lynn’s chief executive did so enthusiastically Tuesday with her strong endorsement of candidate Richard Tisei in the November 4 election. Kennedy’s endorsement in this close race between Richard Tisei and...

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Obituaries 10-14-2014

October 16, 2014
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Marcia Guilbert Nurse Practitioner and Visiting Nurse; of Maryland, formerly of Swampscott Marcia L. (Fay) Guilbert of Sharpsburg, Maryland, passed away peacefully on  September 13 at her home. She was 67 years old. Born on May 10, 1947, the daughter of the late James and Florence (Colontoni) Fay, Marcia grew up and attended school...

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John Ford Will Run for Ward 7 Seat

October 16, 2014
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John Ford Will Run for Ward 7 Seat

John Ford, a member of the Lynn School Committee for the past 12 years, has announced that he will see the Ward 7 City Council seat in the 2015 election. Ford, who has been elected to the School Committee six times, is hoping to continue a family tradition of public service in the ward...

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Finish Line: Suffolk Downs Holds Final Race; Closes After 79 Years of Operation

October 13, 2014
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Finish Line: Suffolk Downs Holds Final Race; Closes After 79 Years of Operation

It was a sad day at Suffolk Downs last Saturday, and the grey, dreary day reflected the mood as thousands descended upon the historic oval to take in what is likely to be the last day of thoroughbred racing in New England. It was a cloudy and rainy day on Sat., Oct. 4, at...

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Christine Neals Named New LACC Marketing and Communications Manager

October 13, 2014
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Christine Neals Named New LACC  Marketing and Communications Manager

The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Christine Neals as the new Marketing and Communications Manager for the organization.  Neals is a native of North Reading and a 2014 graduate of Salem State University, receiving her B.A. in Communications and Graphic Design.  Neals graduated Cum Laude and is a member of Lambda Pi Eta,...

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Police Ask for Public’s Help With Recent Bank Robbery

October 13, 2014
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Lynn Police this week have distributed information about a suspect they believe was involved in two Lynn bank robberies and attempted a third in the past six to seven months. According to a Lynn Police press release, the suspect in the three incidents is a white male between the ages of 40 and 50...

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Obituaries 10-07-2014

October 13, 2014
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Mary Donahue Mass General Hospital Retiree; Listening Place and Franciscan Community Volunteer Mary A. Donahue, a 40-year resident of Lynn, passed away October 1 after a brief illness at Salem Hospital. She was 77 years old. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio,  was the daughter of the late John P. and Mary Ellen (Giessen) Donahue, she...

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Lynn Auditorium’s Fall Lineup Rocks: Boz Scaggs, Ian Anderson, Buddy Guy Just a Few of the Acts Coming to Lynn

October 6, 2014
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Last year, when the city of Lynn Community Development Office and Mayor Kennedy announced plans to push forward with renovations of Lynn Auditorium that included new air conditioning , Community Development Director Jamie Marsh promised that the new AC would not only help attract summer time concerts, but would help the auditorium attract more...

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