Champions

March 8, 2012
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Champions

The St. Pius V CYO Junior Basketball team, after finishing the regular season in first place with an 11-1 record, won the North Shore CYO League Championship Tournament Sunday with a thrilling 65-63 double-overtime victory over Sacred Heart in Wakefield. Lucas Harris hit the game winning basket, as he was flat­tened driving to the...

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Cyr Has It Right with Lynn Taxi

March 8, 2012
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Councillor Darren Cyr has hit the proverbial nail on the head when it comes to this city’s cab drivers and the automobiles they drive. The new ordinance he is working to pass would revolutionize the local taxicab business – and probably come close to putting it out of business as well. First off, Cyr...

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You Can’t Work for the Mayor and Run for Public Office

March 8, 2012
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Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy was absolutely correct to release Gardy Jean-Francois from his position on her staff after he announced last week he is running for state representative against longtime representative Robert Fennell. Had she not done so, Jean-Francois would have been unable in the strictest sense, to serve the people of this city without...

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Bars Open Longer on New Year’s Eve

March 8, 2012
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The Licensing Board has voted to allow bars to remain open until 2 a.m. on New Years Eve. This is a good decision. It is likely not to hurt anyone and will give bar owners a break on the biggest celebration night of the year. We are not sure that the Licensing Board is...

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Police Briefs 03-06-2012

March 8, 2012
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Century Bank robbery Feb. 29 The Lynn Police Department is actively investigating a bank robbery that occurred on February 29, 2012 at the Century Bank at 2 State Street in Lynn. On Wednesday February 29, at 2:58 p.m., a light skinned black male, wearing charcoal gray sweat pants, and a black vest over a...

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Obituaries 03-06-2012

March 8, 2012
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Mary Consolo East Boston resident Mary (Cannata) Consolo of East Boston died on February 28. The beloved wife of the late Felice Consolo, she was the devoted mother of Gaetano “Guy” Consolo, John Consolo and his wife, Kathy, all of East Boston; dear sister of Vincenzina Ruggiero and her late husband, John of Winthrop,...

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Everette, Latimer Will Miss Tournament

February 29, 2012
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Everette, Latimer Will Miss Tournament

The Lynn English girls basketball team will be missing two key players when it meets Everett High in its opening game in the State Tournament tonight at the Paul Cavanagh Fieldhouse. Top reserve forwards Makayla Everette, a sophomore, and Dolores Latimer, a junior, will sit out the post season due to injuries. Everette is...

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Galeazzi Rules: Dave Galeazzi Referees as His Daughter Franki Shines for the NEC North Division All-stars

February 29, 2012
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Galeazzi Rules: Dave Galeazzi Referees as His Daughter Franki Shines for the NEC North Division All-stars

His daughter is one of Lynn’s best all-around athletes, so exceptionally talented that she could potentially play three different sports in college. He is a former high school basketball player and coach who returned to basketball officiating last year. Until Friday night Dave Galeazzi had been connected to his daughter Franki’s hoop career as...

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EHS Students Disciplined for After School Fight

February 29, 2012
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A fight last week between two English High School students has led to discipline for all those who watched and urged on the fight which was also videoed and placed on You Tube by one of the students who was watching The 27 students will apparently be suspended from school for one to three...

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The Punishment Fit The Crime

February 29, 2012
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After a great deal of deliberation and shared ideas from the police chief, the school superintendent and the mayor’s office, it was decided that all those who were present and took part in the fight between two Lynn English High School girls should receive suspensions from school. The broadcast of that 8 minute fight...

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Obituaries 02-28-2012

February 29, 2012
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Michael Labuk Of New Hampshire, formerly of Lynn Michael T. Labuk of Glen, NH, formerly of Lynn, died at Salem Hospital on February 25 after a long illness. He was 63 years old. A graduate of the Lynn School System, he was employed as a letter carrier for the Peabody Post Office for 33...

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Sacred Heart School’s Beloved Sister Theresa Pond Retires

February 21, 2012
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Sacred Heart School’s Beloved Sister Theresa Pond Retires

Sister Theresa Pond, a Sister of St. Joseph for 66 years, is retiring after 44 years at Sacred Heart School. Sister Theresa began her teaching career at Sacred Heart in 1968 as a seventh grade teacher. A truly gifted educator, Sister Theresa struck a delicate balance between discipline and compassion. She enjoyed challenging her...

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The City’s Future is All Brendan Crighton

February 21, 2012
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The City’s Future is All Brendan Crighton

When you are talking with Councillor Brendan Crighton, you are talking with the next generation whose full effect will be felt when that generation is ultimately running this city. Crighton, 28, is well educated, well spoken, well versed in the lingua franca of government and what’s best, he’s got this city on his mind....

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Lynncam Moving into New Studio Space

February 21, 2012
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Lynncam, the city’s popular cable/community access/media station, is moving from its present location into the former St. Jean’s Credit Union at 527 Western Avenue, according to Cassie Vitali, Executive Director of the station and the Board of Directors. “On behalf of the dedicated men and women working for Lynncam, I would like to say...

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The MBTA Madness

February 21, 2012
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The MBTA is suggesting that if the cost for a daily ride can increase by 25%, then services can remain in tact, with no reductions anywhere. This move is highly suspect because the T needs to raise enormous amounts of money to pay for two decades of excesses. Salaries are too high. Health insurance...

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The US Postal Service and the .50 Cent Stamp

February 21, 2012
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The US Postal service is attempting to cut a $13 billion loss it will accrue this year. So it is preparing to close thousands of postal outlets, layoff perhaps 100,000 postal employees and raise the cost of mailing a letter to .50 cents. All of that is expected to cut the deficit by about...

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Whitney Houston’s Funeral

February 21, 2012
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Whitney Houston’s four hour funeral from inside the Baptist Church she grew up in was very impressive. In fact, all the wonderful things said about her by those whom she worked with, who knew her a lifetime and by family members, was made all the more compelling by the great singing by some of...

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Lynn English Celebrates 16-0 Record and NEC Championship

February 21, 2012
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Fred Hogan has taken the Lynn English High School girls basketball program to heights few could have predicted prior to his arrival seven seasons ago. There have been three Northeastern Conference championships in four years, two with perfect 16-0 records, the other a 15-1 campaign. English is on a run of six consecutive trips...

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Obituaries 02-21-2012

February 21, 2012
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Leo Wiltshire Retired Mailman and Former Lynn School Crossing Guard Leo F. Wiltshire, of Danvers and Surprise, AZ died Wednesday at home after a long illness. He was 83 years old. The beloved husband of Katherine “Kay” (Hurley) Wiltshire with whom he shared 53 years of marriage, they were married in St. Pius V...

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Three Friends

February 14, 2012
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Three Friends

Three friends lean upon one another during an outing on Lynn/Nahant Beach over the weekend. They did not remain on the beach for too long. It was simply too cold.

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Futures League Adds Navigators

February 14, 2012
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Futures League Adds Navigators

Futures Collegiate Baseball League Commissioner, Chris Hall, announced the North Shore Navigators will be added as the league’s newest franchise. The Navigators, based out of Lynn, Ma, will be owned and operated by Pat and Lindy Salvi. The Salvi’s hope to bring the same family-friendly and affordable entertainment to the North Shore that has...

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A Wonderful Woman: Carol Vasapolli Remembered Fondly by Colleagues, Friends and Lynn Chamber

February 14, 2012
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A Wonderful Woman: Carol Vasapolli Remembered Fondly by Colleagues, Friends and Lynn Chamber

Colleagues and friends said that Carol Vasapolli was a dynamic woman who could light up any room she was in with her smile, her warmth and her energy. Mrs. Vasapolli, executive vice president of River Works Credit Union in Lynn and a member of the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, died...

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Fortucci Appoints Spencer as Lynn City Comptroller

February 14, 2012
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The city’s chief financial officer Richard Fortucci has named Stephen Spencer, a Lynn resident, as his choice to become the city’s comptroller thereby filling the position left empty by the firing of John Pace. Pace was fired by the city council, despite Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy’s protestations, which followed her attempted firing of Fortucci. The...

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A Milestone for Malcolm: Pope John Basketball Star Reaches 1,000 Points for His Career

February 14, 2012
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Malcolm Brown is a past Boston Globe All-Scholastic football player of the year who will be playing in the Shriners All-Star Classic in June at Gillette Stadium. But the Pope John XXIII High School senior from Lynn is also an exceptional basketball player and a big reason why the Tigers will challenge St. Mary’s...

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