Classical Girls Relay Team Wins Division 2 State Title

February 23, 2015
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The Classical High girls track program received a major shot in the arm when its 4 x 200-meter relay team captured the MIAA Division 2 state title last week. Devyn Astuccio, Agnes Bangura, Jennifer Gaudet and Anna Wargo left their mark on the program by bringing home the state title with a time of...

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St. Mary’s Wins Spartan Classic: Garraud Named Tournament MVP

February 23, 2015
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The Winthrop High girls basketball team learned once again that all roads to the Boston Garden will  have to pass through St. Mary’s of Lynn. Winthrop, champion of the Northeastern Conference South Division, met St. Mary’s in the Spartan Classic final Tuesday night, with the hosts prevailing 42-40. Tournament MVP Marnelle Garraud (14 points)...

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Classical Boys Hoop Heading to Post-Season

February 23, 2015
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Qualifying for the MIAA state tournament is always cause to celebrate, but the win that put the   Classical High boys basketball team in the post season was especially sweet. Not only did the Rams have to overcome a slow start (they went 2-6 in their first eight games), but they still hadn’t made the...

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Taking the Reins: Chris Carroll New Head Coach of English High Bulldogs Football

February 12, 2015
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Taking the Reins: Chris Carroll New Head Coach of English High Bulldogs Football

Bleeding maroon and gray may not have been listed as a requirement in the job posting for the new English High football coach, but if it had been Chris Carroll would have checked that box. English High Principal Thomas Strangie and athletic director Gary Molea announced this week that Carroll, a star quarterback for...

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Burt, BC Fall Short to Harvard in Beanpot Final

February 12, 2015
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Burt, BC Fall Short to Harvard in Beanpot Final

Katie Burt had to do something that she hadn’t yet done in her amazing freshman season for the No. 1-ranked Boston College hockey team: reflect on a defeat. Burt and the Eagles had just suffered their first loss of the season, 3-2, to Harvard in the championship game of the Women’s Beanpot Tournament Tuesday...

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The Bransfields Give Classical Football Program a Big Boost

February 12, 2015
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The Bransfields Give Classical Football Program a Big Boost

The team jackets were adorned in elegant Lynn Classical green with the gold ‘C’ and black leather sleeves. If you’re a football player at LCHS, how can you not be anything but proud to wear that in the halls of your high school? The other presentations were equally meaningful, distinguished awards named after people...

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More Substance Counselors Are Needed in Our Region

February 12, 2015
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Opioid and prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Massachusetts and has been for awhile. In the month of January, there were several overdoses in this area. Fortunately first responders arrived to assist many of these individuals by administering Narcan. We urge Governor Charlie Baker not to debate the word “cuts”  and let...

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Classical Reigns in the Pool

February 9, 2015
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The 47th annual Lynn City Swim Meet is in the books and for the third consecutive year it was Classical taking home bragging rights. The Rams, who finished the season at 8-3, swam away from the field with 166 points. English was second with 99 and Tech checked in with 63. The meet was...

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Lessons Learned from the Blizzard of 2015

February 9, 2015
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It is with great concern and genuine regard for our city and our citizens that I offer up my account of the recent snowstorm that was the Blizzard of 2015. I have informally (through emails and Facebook posts) surveyed over one hundred Lynn citizens in preparation for this column. The feedback I received offered...

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Byrd Knew Butler Possessed Greatness:Classical Hoop Star Became Friends with Super Bowl Football Hero at West Alabama

February 9, 2015
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Byrd Knew Butler Possessed Greatness:Classical Hoop Star Became Friends with Super Bowl Football Hero at West Alabama

Jarell Byrd had a huge rooting interest as he and his friends watched the Super Bowl Sunday night at his apartment in Alabama. Not only is the former Lynn Classical basketball star a diehard Patriots fan, but he was especially pulling for one of his University of West Alabama buddies to play well in...

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LACC Holds a Ribbon Cutting for Pondview Lodge Adult Day Health

January 30, 2015
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LACC Holds a Ribbon Cutting for Pondview Lodge Adult Day Health

Pondview Lodge is an adult day health program designed to meet the physical, functional and social needs of elders and disabled adults living in the community. Pondview is owned and operated by Essex Group Management, a family and veteran-owned company located in Rowley. Our adult day health program is open Monday through Saturday 8AM-4PM,...

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Young Lynn Author Dunn Publishes First Book

January 30, 2015
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Young Lynn Author Dunn Publishes First Book

Maggie Dunn has loved to write for as long as she can remember. As soon as she was old enough to string together a few words on paper she started creating little five-page books that were complete with her own illustrations. Now 13 and a seventh grader at Our Lady of the Assumption School...

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Lynn Mayor Kennedy says Pats Will Win Super Bowl

January 30, 2015
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Now that everyone’s pretty much done digging out from Tuesday’s snow storm, it’s time to move on to more important things, like football. The New England Patriots will play the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl Sunday and the usual speculation on who’s going to win has taken on an added twist as Pats’...

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Lynn City Council Also Favors Patriots

January 30, 2015
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A friendly pre-game poll of Lynn City Councilors this week that the majority of Lynn’s legislative body believes still has faith that Tom Brady will lead the hometown Pats to a fourth Super Bowl Victory on Sunday. Though not all of the Councilors could be reached for the poll, of the seven who were...

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Sports 01-27-2015

January 30, 2015
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Devin Pierce led Mystic Valley to 9-2 record and a berth in Division 6 championship game Devin Pierce played quarterback throughout his career in the West Lynn Pop Warner Rams organization. Pierce learned the position well and kept improving his skills at each level. He was a team leader whose enthusiasm for playing football...

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Briana Galeazzi is Serving as Athletic Trainer at Marist College

January 16, 2015
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Briana Galeazzi is Serving as Athletic Trainer at Marist College

Briana Galeazzi  has spent the bulk of her athletic career on the sidelines, but you won’t hear her complaining. It’s not that the 2008 Classical High graduate can’t hold her own on the field. As a youngster she played all the usual team sports, but it was her  background in gymnastics and dance that...

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Lynn Auditorium Continues to Grow

January 16, 2015
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By nearly any measure, 2014 was a successful year for the Lynn Auditorium and the Lynn Community Development Office. “We were booked solid from October through December,” said Community Development Director Jamie Marsh. “We had, if not two shows, at least one show a week from mid-October through December and from January to September...

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Community Rallies for Legendary Lynn Comic Bob Seibel: Fundraiser Planned for Feb. 8 at St Michael’s

January 16, 2015
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Lynn resident Bob Seibel has kept audiences laughing for more than 35 years in performances both here in New England and in places such as Las Vegas and Atlantic City. One of the region’s most respected comedians, Seibel has helped out numerous organizations with his appearances at benefits, fundraisers, and special events. But now...

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Martin Luther King

January 16, 2015
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When one considers that it has been almost 47 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin Luther King. But...

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The Olympics in Boston?

January 16, 2015
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The prospect of hosting a Summer Olympics in Boston has been bandied about for many years, but it now appears as though things might get serious in light of Boston’s selection as the top choice of American cities to contend for the designation world-wide in 2024. As far as we know, in terms of dollars and cents,...

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Gannon Wraps up Successful Season under New Management

January 4, 2015
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Gannon Wraps up Successful Season under New Management

Even the most diehard of diehard golfers – those who ignore the calendar when deciding whether to hit the links – were forced to put the clubs away when Gannon Golf Course closed for the season the morning of Dec. 24. Gannon head professional David Sibley spent the day before Christmas buttoning up the...

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Lynn Tech Signs Four-year Contract with Austin Prep for Thanksgiving Game

January 4, 2015
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Lynn Tech Signs Four-year Contract with Austin Prep for Thanksgiving Game

One of the biggest sports stories of the year – especially if you’re a Lynn Tech student, alumnus or sports fan – has developed in the last week of the year. Joe Skeadas, director of athletics at Lynn Tech, has announced that the school’s football program has signed a four-year contract with Austin Prep...

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Energy Capital Partners Closes on Acquisition of Wheelabrator

December 24, 2014
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Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. today announced the close of its $1.94 billion acquisition by Energy Capital Partners from Waste Management. A definitive agreement for the sale was previously announced July 29, 2014. Wheelabrator creates clean, renewable energy from everyday residential and business waste, and will operate as a stand-alone company. Wheelabrator has a current platform...

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Key Electrical Transmission Project Could Spark Finish of Bike to the Sea Pathway

December 24, 2014
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Key Electrical Transmission Project Could Spark Finish of Bike to the Sea Pathway

The solution to a gaping hole in the electricity needs of some three million Greater Boston residents could pay dividends for residents of Everett, Revere and Lynn in the form of a long-stalled bicycle/walking path. ISO New England – the overseer of the New England energy market and power grid – is currently analyzing...

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