Believin’ in Stephen: Fama,Spartans Start their Season in Impressive Fashion

December 14, 2017
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By Cary Shuman St. Mary’s High School boys basketball coach David Brown is pleased about his team’s start to the 2017-2018 season, especially the play of senior captain Stephen Fama. St. Mary’s defeated defending Division 2 state champion Brighton, 55-46, in the opener Friday at Tony Conigliaro Gymnasium. On Monday, the Spartans delivered a...

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St Mary’s Honors Grace Cotter Regan at Farewell Reception

December 11, 2017
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St Mary’s Honors Grace Cotter Regan at Farewell Reception

By Cary Shuman St. Mary’s High School bid farewell to Head of School Grace Cotter Regan at a celebration Nov. 29 at the Nahant Country Club.   Regan is leaving her position to become the president of Boston College High School. The esteemed administrator led the Lynn school to great heights during her tenure....

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Grassa Means Business:First-Year Coach: “Sky’s the Limit” for Classical Hoop

December 11, 2017
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Grassa Means Business:First-Year Coach: “Sky’s the Limit” for Classical Hoop

By Cary Shuman Jasper Grassa enters his first season as the head coach of the Lynn Classical boys basketball team with high hopes.   “The sky’s the limit for this team,” said Grassa, who had 85 players tryout for the varsity, junior varsity, and freshman teams.   Grassa is succeeding his father, Tom, who...

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America as We Know It Is Over

December 11, 2017
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It is difficult to understate the impact upon the future of our country of the Republican tax bill proposals that have been passed by the House and Senate and await a reconciliation between the two versions for a final vote by both.   The most complex piece of tax legislation to be enacted in...

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Sports 12-05-2017

December 11, 2017
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Back in the Ring Russell Kimber, son of kickboxing great Dick Kimber, set for this professional boxing debut By Cary Shuman Dick Kimber was a three-time world champion kickboxer and a man ahead of his time. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) of today would have been a perfect fit for the many skills of...

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Obituaries 12-05-2017

December 11, 2017
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Kenneth Thomas Page Of Virginia, formerly of Lynn Kenneth Thomas Page of Sterling, VA passed away Monday, November 20, at Ashby Ponds in Ashburn, VA. Kenneth was 74 years old.   He born in Newburyport on July 15, 1943, the fourth child of Lillian and Francis Page.   The family moved to Lynn where...

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English Takes Classical, 38-0 in Thanksgiving Day Contest

December 1, 2017
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English Takes Classical, 38-0 in Thanksgiving Day Contest

By Joyce Erekson The English High football team didn’t have much left to prove at Manning Field Thanksgiving morning, but if there were any non-believers remaining, the Bulldogs’ resounding 38-0 win over a very good Classical team brought them on board. The much-anticipated showdown between the 9-1 Bulldogs and the 8-2 Rams had the...

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Council Votes in Favor for Tax Home Rule Petition

December 1, 2017
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By John Lynds The Lynn City Council voted 10-1 Tuesday night in favor of a Home Rule Petition that seeks a one-time exemption from state law that requires cities and towns to have a balanced budget before sending out the third-quarter residential tax bills. The City’s Chief Financial Officer Peter Caron told the council...

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NS Chamber Honors St Mary’s Grace Regan

December 1, 2017
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St. Mary’s Head of School Grace Cotter Regan was one of seven individuals inducted into the North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Academy of Distinguished Leaders at the chamber’s 99th annual meeting Wednesday at Danversport Yacht Club. The honorees were selected based on criteria that includes “demonstration of leadership, commitment to social responsibility, strong community involvement, proven...

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Remembering the Cocoanut Grove Fire 75 Years Later

December 1, 2017
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By Dan Murphy On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Cocoanut Grove fire, the tragedy was commemorated Tuesday with a special program at the Copley Branch of the Boston Public Library. Stephanie Schorow, a former Boston Herald reporter and author of six books, including “The Cocoanut Grove Fire,” “Boston: A History of...

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Energy Lessons from the Recent Hurricanes

December 1, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews Hurricanes Harvey and Irma killed dozens of Americans and caused tens of billions of dollars in property damage. But there’s one silver lining. The storms taught us three invaluable lessons about the U.S. energy market. We need more refineries scattered around the country. Harvey decimated the Gulf Coast, which accounts for...

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GOP:Tax the Middle-Class and Give Cuts for the Richest

December 1, 2017
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Although there still are many variations of the Republican tax plans in the House and Senate that eventually will need to be worked out, they all share a common theme: Raise taxes for the middle class and cut taxes for the very wealthiest. If ever there was a tax plan that could be devised...

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Spartans Beat Crusaders in Thanksgiving Eve Game

December 1, 2017
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By Joe Kasper After a heartbreaking, season-ending loss, in the division 7 MIAA Eastern Mass championship the Spartans had one more game left in their season, against cross town rival, Bishop Fenwick. St. Mary’s won, 28-21. The annual Thanksgiving eve showdown between the two teams was a barn burner. The Spartans won the toss...

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St Mary’s Falls to Mashpee in State Semifinal

November 25, 2017
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St Mary’s Falls to Mashpee in State Semifinal

By Joe Kasper and Cary Shuman They were eyeing each other season, Matt Durgin’s powerful St. Mary’s Spartans who simply rolled over everyone in their path in the regular season and North sectional, and Matt Triveri’s reigning, two-time Super Bowl champion Mashpee Falcons, who were looking to earn a third straight appearance in the...

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Chargers are Super Bowl Champions

November 25, 2017
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Chargers are Super Bowl Champions

By Cary Shuman The weather was cold and blustery at Bertram Field in Salem Sunday afternoon, but nothing was going to stop James “Sito” Guy Jr. and the Lynn Chargers football team in the Eastern Massachusetts Super Bowl. Guy, son of Lynn head coach James Guy Sr., rushed for six touchdowns and 288 yards...

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School Committee Notes

November 25, 2017
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By Jay Lancaster School Committee Considers Girls Lacrosse Program The School Committee’s athletic subcommittee recently heard from local coaches on the feasibility of starting a girl’s lacrosse program. The coaches conducted a survey on how many girls in Lynn schools would be interested in playing lacrosse and the results were somewhat encouraging. Although there...

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NSCC Addresses Student Hunger and Homelessness

November 25, 2017
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Nearly 70% of North Shore Community College students are struggling with food and/or housing insecurity. Specifically 33% of students surveyed said they sometimes go without food, and 20% said they do not have permanent homes, higher ratings than seen nationally. Hunger and homelessness are rising at more than a third of Massachusetts public colleges...

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National Recognition for Lynn Community Health Center

November 25, 2017
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Lynn Community Health Center has been recognized as a 2017 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champion by the Centers for Disease Control. Million Hearts is a national initiative, co-led by the CDC and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes between 2017 and 2022. Million Hearts recognition is awarded to...

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Remember Those in Need

November 25, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2017
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Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a thought of a United States of America. Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. It has no religious meaning, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It lacks the commercialism, religiosity, solemnity, and...

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A Night of Excellence at Lynn Classical

November 17, 2017
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Crighton Announces Candidacy for State Senate

November 16, 2017
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Crighton Announces Candidacy for State Senate

By Cary Shuman State Rep. Brendan Crighton has officially announced his candidacy for the State Senate seat in the Third Essex District that encompasses the communities of Lynn, Nahant, Swampscott, Saugus, Marblehead, and Lynnfield. State Sen. Thomas McGee currently holds the seat, but he is expected to step down from his senatorial position following...

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English Football is Back

November 16, 2017
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English Football is Back

By Joyce Erekson No one wants to hear the words “wait until next year” after being eliminated from the playoffs, but the English High football team has plenty of reason to believe this year’s run at a Super Bowl berth is the start of something good. The Bulldogs, playing on their home turf,  took...

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Lynn Tech Loses a Heartbreaker to Cathedral in Division 8 North Final

November 16, 2017
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Lynn Tech Loses a Heartbreaker to Cathedral in Division 8 North Final

By Cary Shuman The Lynn Tech football team was looking for one final opportunity to try for the winning touchdown and conversion point, but Cathedral running Khalil Blair ended the Tiger’s hopes with a 91-yard touchdown run. Blair raced around right end on a third-down-and-eight play with under a minute left to help Cathedral...

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