Be Sure to Vote

November 5, 2013
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It is fair to say that today Lynn voters will be determining the outcome of one of the most important elections in recent memory. When the Founding Fathers drew up our Constitution, the notion of a democratic form of government, in which every citizen was given the right to vote (although admittedly, citizenship in...

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Tides Open Inaugural Season at Tech Saturday

November 5, 2013
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The North Shore Tides, Lynn’s entry in the American Basketball Association, will begin its inaugural season Saturday (7 p.m.) at the Lynn Tech Fieldhouse. Jake Canty, owner of the semi-professional team, said the Tides will play the New York City Jaguars in the opener and former Lynner Troy Brown will be coaching the team....

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Obituaries 11-05-2013

November 5, 2013
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Regina Fareau Retired College Administrative Assistant, Active in Haitian Community Regina (Beauboeuf) Fareau of Lynn, born on April 7, 1924 in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, died recently. The first child born to the late Marc and Elvire (Valles) Beauboeuf, she married Gerard Fareau in 1947 and pursued her education in teaching and administration. She briefly moved...

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Lynn Firefighters Put the Heat on Breast Cancer

October 29, 2013
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Lynn Firefighters Put the Heat on Breast Cancer

Like any organization, the Lynn Fire Department has no shortage of members who have been touched by cancer. With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lynn firefighters are doing their part to combat the dreaded disease. Firefighters have been selling pink T-shirts as a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen foundation. The shirts...

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Clerk Predicting Larger Turnout for Election: Says More Registered Voters Could Lead to 30-percent Turnout

October 29, 2013
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Lynn City Clerk Mary Audley said this week that a “bump in the number of registered voters,” combined with some greater interest in the upcoming election should lead to a 30-percent voter turnout, easily surpassing the number of voters who turned out for the primary election in September and in the last Mayoral election....

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Memorial Auditorium to Begin $3 Movie Nights

October 29, 2013
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Lynn Memorial Auditorium, as part of an on-going effort to increase programming by the city, will soon be offering $3 movie nights in the auditorium, beginning with a Saturday, November 16 airing of the film 2001: A Space Odyssey beginning at 8 p.m. Some of the other movies that will soon get their Lynn...

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Get out and Vote on Nov. 5

October 29, 2013
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One of the most exciting mayoral elections in Lynn history will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5 when voters head to the polls to determine who will be the city’s chief executive for the next four years. It’s a classic political battle: incumbent Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy versus City Council President Tim Phelan. The...

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A Great Reception for Senator Tom McGee

October 29, 2013
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The people who attended the Lynn Democratic Breakfast Sunday at the Porthole Restaurant had to be impressed with the tremendous reception that was accorded to our State Senator, Tom McGee, at the breakfast. To hear speakers such as Attorney General Martha Coakley and State Treasurer Steve Grossman – who are both running for Governor...

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Obituaries 10-29-2013

October 29, 2013
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Frances Pasche Of Lynn Frances A. (Ladziata) Pasche of Lynn died October 24 at the Spaulding Rehab Center in Salem after a brief illness. She was 88 years old. She was a communicant of St. Michael’s Parish before its closing, an avid Bingo Player and enjoyed going to Foxwood. Born in Lynn, the daughter...

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Union Hospital to Host Community Meeting

October 25, 2013
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Union Hospital to Host Community Meeting

As city leaders, including Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy and Council President Timothy Phelan have campaigned on the idea of maintaining Union Hospital as a center for emergency and surgical care in the city, North Shore Medical Center President Robert Norton has tried to stem the outpouring of anger directed at the hospital, by assuring...

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McGee Named State Dem. Chairman

October 25, 2013
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McGee Named State Dem. Chairman

On Thursday October 17, the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee elected by a unanimous vote State Senator Thomas McGee as its new Chairman at its meeting at Kennedy Middle School in Waltham. “John is leaving the Party at a historic time. In the past few elections cycles, our grassroots, values-based campaigning led to unprecedented voter...

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Stretch Run: Councilor, School Committee Candidates Preparing for Final Two Weeks of Campaign

October 25, 2013
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With the final debates and candidate nights of this election season now behind us, candidates for Lynn’s City Council and School Committee will spend the next two weeks campaigning from dawn to dusk, to make sure they can identify their supporters and get them to the polls on Election day. With the light turnout...

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Mother in Child Endangerment Case Held on $5k Bail

October 25, 2013
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Christina A. Leblanc, 30, of 11 Elmore St., appeared in Lynn District Court last Thursday on charges of reckless endangerment of her child, after she allegedly left the months old baby in the care of her father, a convicted sex offender. LeBlanc was summonsed for reckless endangerment of a child, she was arraigned on...

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Lynn Leaders Shine in Roundtable Talk with Treasurer Grossman

October 25, 2013
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State Treasurer Steve Grossman completed a tour of the Pickering Middle School and then sat down with Lynn school leaders to discuss the possibility of building a brand new Pickering Middle School following Lynn voters’ recent approval of a $92 million Marshall Middle School project. Grossman asked each of the Lynn school officials assembled...

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Go, Red Sox

October 25, 2013
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Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox, 2013 American League Champions. It’s been an amazing season for the Sox and it’s on to the World Series, the true Fall Classic. Let’s hope that the Sox can bring another world championship to the Fenway faithful.

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Letters to the Editor

October 25, 2013
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Council president says sale of Lynn-owned land on Route 1 could help with school repairs To the editor: I am and always have been an avid supporter and protector  of Lynn Woods. For years, my son Ryan and I have spent a lot of time there, hiking, walking our dog or just exploring. The...

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Lynn Business Education Foundation Donates Jeopardy! Games to Lynn High Schools

October 15, 2013
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Lynn Business Education Foundation Donates Jeopardy! Games to Lynn High Schools

The Lynn Business Education Foundation has donated more than $4,000 worth of educational materials to schools in the City, purchasing Classroom Jeopardy! kits for five high schools and a LEGO education kit for Washington STEM Elementary. Classical, English, St. Mary’s, Tech and Fecteau-Leary received the Jeopardy! game, according to Lynn Business Education Foundation Executive...

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Phelan Announces 6-point Economic Plan for the City: Proposal Focuses on Business Development and Growth

October 15, 2013
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Phelan Announces 6-point Economic Plan for the City: Proposal Focuses on Business Development and Growth

City Council President Tim Phelan, a candidate for mayor in the Nov. 5 city election, has announced a six-point economic plan, “The InvestLynn Project.” Phelan unveiled the plan during a presentation to the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee last Tuesday. He further elaborated on the plan in an interview this week...

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Partners/NSMC Plan to Shift Union Hospital Focus to Psychiatric, Primary Care: Plan Criticized by Local Officials

October 15, 2013
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Partners HealthCare and the North Shore Medical Center (NSMC), owners and operators of Lynn’s Union Hospital, last week announced plans to shift the focus of Lynn’s only local hospital from surgical care to psychiatric care, by increasing the number of psychiatric beds from 30 to more than 100 over the next three to four...

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Aquasino Setting Sail with New Winter Schedule: Weeks after Lynn Harbor Collision, the Vessel Is Repaired and Ready to Go

October 15, 2013
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The Aquasino Casino Boat, which has just completed a successful inaugural summer season, is back at sea this week, after being cleared to once again carry passengers last week, just three weeks after being forced into dock to make repairs, following an underwater collision. The ship went in for repairs in September after a...

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A Great Celebration for Mike Foster

October 15, 2013
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What a wonderful tribute was held Friday night at the Gannon Municipal Golf Course for Mike Foster, who is stepping down as head professional after a stellar 39-year career in that esteemed position. Gannon members, friends, former youth golf standout Chris Carter who became a head golf professional himself, sister Anne Foster, and son...

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Candidates Debate

October 8, 2013
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Candidates Debate

The Knights of Columbus hosted separate debates on Sept. 30 for the Lynn Mayoral candidates and Ward 1 City Council candidates. Pictured at the debate held at the Knight of Columbus are Ward 1 City Councilor Wayne Lozzi, Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, Grand Knight Ralph Jamieson, debate organizing committee member Jack Suslak, Ward 1...

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Team Halloran

October 8, 2013
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Team Halloran

The Halloran family participated in the 2013 Walk Now for Autism Speaks Sunday at Suffolk Downs. Pictured before the Walk is the Martha’s Mission team, front row, from left, Paul Halloran Sr., Martha Halloran, and Julie Halloran. Back row are friend Jen Fontaine, Jean Halloran, and Paul Halloran Jr. The Halloran family, who has...

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State Commits $53.5m for New Marshall School

October 8, 2013
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The Massachusetts School Building Authority voted last week to commit $53.5 million to the city of Lynn and the new Thurgood Marshall Middle School proposal, just two weeks after Lynn voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot question authorizing the City to borrow money to pay for its portion of the proposed $92 million school project....

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