Lynn Celebrates the Fourth of July

July 8, 2016
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Lynn Celebrates the Fourth of July

Lynn Fire Department of Ladder 4 Broadway leads the parade with Firefighter Lt. Cordova, Firefighter Kimber, Firefighter LeBlanc, and Firefighter Cole. Children and parents gathered around Ladder 4 before the annual Gowdy Park Parade began.

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Lynn English Student Rodas Leads Community Blood Drive at VNA July 12

July 8, 2016
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Lynn English Student Rodas Leads Community Blood Drive at VNA July 12

By Cary Shuman Betsy Rodas has helped coordinate three blood drives at Lynn English English School with the American Red Cross. A senior and a cadet with the school’s highly decorated JROTC program under Sgt. Major Ken Oswald, Rodas is branching out citywide for the Lynn Community Blood Drive to be held on Tuesday,...

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Stevie Patrick is the New Tech Boys Basketball Coach

July 8, 2016
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Stevie Patrick is the New Tech Boys Basketball Coach

By Joyce Erekson Stevie Patrick may have only played basketball at Lynn Tech for two years, but his heart never left the West Lynn school. Now he’s  back as the new head coach of the boys basketball team and he couldn’t be happier. “It’s a great opportunity,” Patrick said. “I’ve been wanting to do...

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Rufus Rushins Excited to Play Football at Westfield State

July 8, 2016
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By Joyce Erekson Lynn native Rufus Rushins will be suiting up for the Westfield State University football team this fall. The Bishop Fenwick star running back opted to go to American International College in Springfield coming out of high school in 2015, but he transferred to Westfield State after one semester and is now...

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Revere Beach Partnership to Host 13th Annual International Sand Sculpting Festival

July 8, 2016
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The Revere Beach Partnership is proud to announce the dates and theme for the 2016 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival, hosted at America’s first public beach, Revere Beach, established in 1896. The annual festival draws upwards of 900,000 spectators from all over the country who come to watch master sand sculptors compete for...

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Public Safety Leaders Come Out in Force to Support Coppinger for Sheriff

July 8, 2016
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Lynn Police Chief Kevin Coppinger, candidate for Essex County Sheriff, received strong support from the public safety community. Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis spoke in praise of Coppinger’s experience, ability and skills. He called on the dozens of local Police Chiefs who attended the Coppinger campaign event in Danvers “to help elect a...

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Agganis Week

July 1, 2016
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Agganis Week

St. Mary’s High School softball standouts Michaela Hamill (Endicott) and Katie Terban (St. Michael’s) concluded their high school careers with an appearance in the Agganis All-Star Softball Game. Agganis Week concludes Thursday (7 p.m.) with the Football Classic at Manning Field.

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Joseph Hosts Frederick Douglass Reading at High Rock Park

July 1, 2016
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Joseph Hosts Frederick Douglass Reading at High Rock Park

By Cary Shuman Lynn Highlands resident Wendy Joseph and Mass Humanities, in coordination with the Lynn Museum, will hold a Frederick Douglass reading of his famous speech from 1852 on Sunday, July 3 (6 p.m.) at High Rock Tower Park to coincide with the Lynn fireworks show. According to Joseph, the event’s non-profit partner...

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St Mary’s Hoop Star… Marnelle Garraud Transfers to Nobles

July 1, 2016
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St Mary’s Hoop Star… Marnelle Garraud Transfers to Nobles

By Cary Shuman Marnelle Garraud, who has been nothing short of sensational in her basketball career at St. Mary’s High School the past two seasons, is transferring to Nobles and Greenough, a well-known prep school located in Dedham. Garraud, a 5-foot-7-inch guard, will matriculate in September at Nobles, where she will be a five-days-a-week...

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Lynn Resident Illustrates Children’s Book

July 1, 2016
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Joan Samuelson of Lynn, left, Illustrator of the popular children’s book, “Where There’s Trouble, There’s Hope” takes a moment to show her water color illustrations to Shirley Moulton-Bachini, M.Ed., Ed.S, Curriculum Instruction Teacher, at the Julia F. Callahan School in Lynn, during a recent visit with second grade students. Mrs. Samuelson met with students...

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Lynn English High Honor Roll

July 1, 2016
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Mr. Thomas Strangie is proud to announce Senior Honor Roll for Fourth Quarter at Lynn English High: Grade 12 High Honors Fatimah Dawood, Shawn LaBranche, Emmanuella Ofurie           , Kelly Portillo Grade 12 Honors Saleh Ahmed, Nepheli Beos, Ashley Blake, Marina Broufas, Joana Brown, Allen Bui, Thai Bui, Claudia Buruca, Leeza Camacho, Bryan Cardona Garcia,...

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Newly Restored “Freezes” Back in Lynn Classical School

July 1, 2016
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In 1811 a French artist was commissioned to create a public work of art to honor the triumphed Napoleon as he returned to France after his victories across Europe.  Sadly Napoleon lost at Waterloo and was banished from France and the art project that was destined for public viewing was shelved in storage. The...

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Enjoy A “Safe and Sane” Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2016
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When Americans celebrated the Fourth of July at the turn of the 20th century, they did so in such rowdy fashion that vandalism and destruction of both public and private property were commonplace. This rampant hooliganism was suppressed only when public officials and the public-at-large decided that the holiday should be observed in a...

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The Words That Shook the World

July 1, 2016
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. When the members of the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia in June, 1776, it was not at all...

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Basketball Star Marnelle Garraud and Her Decision to Leave St Mary’s

July 1, 2016
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The news came out of nowhere on a summer day when school is out, Lynn’s athletic focus is on Agganis Classic Week, and the 2015-16 high school sports season has been over for a few weeks. Marnelle Garraud, one of the finest basketball players in Lynn if not all of Massachusetts, had made a...

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HARRY AGGANIS HONORED as “MIAA LEGEND”

June 24, 2016
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HARRY AGGANIS HONORED as “MIAA LEGEND”

Lynn Classical Athletic Director Bill Devin, second from left, and Principal Gene Constantino (second from right) were on hand to congratulate Greg Agganis, left, and Mike Agganis, right, on the induction of the late Harry Agganis as an “MIAA Legend” at the MIAA’s First Annual Legends Event June 16 at Gillette Stadium. Mike Agganis...

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Classical Hires New Coaches

June 24, 2016
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Classical Hires New Coaches

By Joyce Erekson The Classical High fall coaching lineup will include some new faces as well as some familiar faces in different places. Dominick Steadman is the new varsity boys soccer head coach. Bob Burns will coach the varsity girls soccer team and Kevin Fidrych and Allison Gibbs will coach the boys and girls...

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Lynn Boy Drowns in Walden Pond Sunday

June 24, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The tragic death of 13-year old Jose Angel Capellan Rodriguez on Sunday, a Lynn middle schooler, has led the Lynn Police Department to offer a summertime reminder about swimming safety. “As the weather becomes warmer, one of the most enjoyable activities that people do is swimming,” Lynn Police said in...

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Cicatelli Honored to be Coaching in Harry Agganis Football Classic

June 24, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Lou Cicatelli played football at Revere High and worked in the school’s athletic program that was led by the late Silvio Cella, who was a teammate of Harry Agganis at Boston University. Cicatelli said he is honored to be coaching in the game that is named for the legendary Lynn Classical...

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Lynn Teen Charged in Chelsea Murder

June 24, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. 17-year old Emmanuel Marrero of Lynn was charged on Monday by a Suffolk County Grand Jury with first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, five counts of aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, six counts of armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery by discharging...

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Fire Officials Urge Public to Leave Fireworks to the Professionals

June 24, 2016
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Last Fourth of July weekend, two members of the National Football League demonstrated just how dangerous fireworks can be. Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback C. J. Wilson was forced to retire from a promising football career after losing two fingers from fireworks on the Fourth of July weekend. That same weekend, Giants defensive end Jason...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Ready to Bid Construction Work,Starting to Reach Out to Local Contractors

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Wynn Boston Harbor is preparing to award construction bids in the next month worth at least $500 million and they’re spreading the word to local companies and vendors in order to keep the money local. Bids have already been awarded on the project to Ferguson Neurdorf Glass for the hotel curtain...

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When We Needed It Most,The World Came to Orlando’s Aid

June 24, 2016
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By Buddy Dyer, Mayor of Orlando Over one week ago, 49 souls were stolen from Orlando, murdered in an unimaginable act of terror. Hundreds more were injured or witnessed unthinkable violence. Our City remains in a state of shock, our hearts broken as we grieve for the victims and their families. Everyone in our...

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Sensible Gun Control is Needed

June 24, 2016
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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. — The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution The issue of what, if any, gun control laws are appropriate in a civilized society once again is...

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