Looking at the City : It is All Very Hush Hush

August 28, 2012
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There has been some talk about the possibility of a huge development by foreign investors on a big parcel of land on the ocean behind the Walmart. I’m not at liberty to give particulars but the city is apparently talking with foreign investors – Southeast Asian businessmen with deep, deep pockets – about putting...

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The Summer of 2012

August 28, 2012
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For those of us who regret the end of summer, who refuse to believe that it is nearly done, well, it is that time of the year again when summer is breathing its last breath, when each day at the beach is one of the last days at the beach this season, and when...

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Obituaries 08-28-2012

August 28, 2012
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Mary Page Active in Many Winthrop Organizations Mary Ann (Hoffman) Page of Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on August 23. She was 80 years old. Mrs. Page was a member of the Winthrop Catholic Woman’s Club, T.O.P.S., Winthrop Senior Center and a former member of the Sea Side Tappers. The beloved wife...

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Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass wants you to Join in on the Fun

August 21, 2012
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Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass wants you to Join in on the Fun

Just because the new school year is around the corner, doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts provides exciting and education­al programs, year round, for all girls entering grades K-12. Lynn Girl Scouts will kick-off the year by hosting a Girl Scout sign up day Saturday, September 22 at...

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Gold Medal Moment: Antonia Vinciarelli Attends Celebration for Olympic Medalist Kayla Harrison

August 21, 2012
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Gold Medal Moment: Antonia Vinciarelli Attends Celebration for Olympic Medalist Kayla Harrison

Antonia Vinciarelli said when Kayla Harrison of Marblehead won the judo gold medal in the Olympics in London, “I was in tears. I was screaming at my television and going nuts. It was amazing to watch because she did make history and especially as a female, it was unbelievable in the sport of judo.”...

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Red Sox Legend John Pesky Laid to Rest; Dead at 93

August 21, 2012
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Red Sox Legend John Pesky Laid to Rest; Dead at 93

Johnny Pesky adopted Lynn many decades ago as his hometown away from his hometown. Even though when he died last week he was a resident of Swampscott – and a longtime resident at that – Pesky had a real love for Lynn and at one time had actually lived here. He knew Lynn inside...

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Dazzling on the Diamond Tim Burt Recalls His Great Career at St. Mary’s HS

August 21, 2012
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Tim Burt has a scrapbook full of great memories of his high school baseball career at St. Mary’s High School. As a senior left-hander in the 1990 season, he pitched a no-hitter on the night that the school retired St. Mary’s great Tony Conigliaro’s baseball jersey and named the gymnasium in his honor. “That...

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The Lynn/Nahant Beach Reservation stench

August 21, 2012
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It is our understanding that Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Ed Lambert will be coming to our fair city and will be escorted on a tour of the beach area by our Representative Lori Ehrlich. He is coming here, no doubt, to explain away DCR’s laxity in scraping the algae from the beach...

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Obituaries 08-21-2012

August 21, 2012
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Helen Lundquist Hysil Retiree Helen M. Lundquist, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on August 9 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a brief illness. She was 74 years old. Born and raised in Revere, she was a 1955 graduate of Revere High School. For many years, she worked in the production department...

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Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament At Gannon

August 14, 2012
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Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament At Gannon

The Lynn Aarea Chamber of Commerce hosted a golf tournament Mmonday at Larry Gannon Mmunicipal Golf Course. Ppictured at the event is the team representing Wayne Aalarm, Rron Dalfonoso, LAaCC Executive Director Leslie Gould, Dana Encarnacao, Mmarino Cuozzo, LAaCC board member Christine Ppierce, and Kyle Leavitt.

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Conigliaro Launches La Chic Mentoring Plus

August 14, 2012
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Conigliaro Launches La Chic Mentoring Plus

Keisha Conigliaro, wife of former Major League Baseball player Billy Conigliaro, has started La Chic Mentoring Plus, a non-profit year-round, after-school mentoring program for girls and young women ages 8-21 and their families. Conigliaro and program officials held a fundraiser and silent auction Aug. 8 at a North Shore Navigators game at Fraser Field....

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The Fordham Family Fay Brothers of Lynn Will Reunite in Division 1 College Basketball

August 14, 2012
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The Fordham Family Fay Brothers of Lynn Will Reunite in Division 1 College Basketball

There’s only one place you would have expected the Fay brothers, Jake and Jared, to be this past weekend when there was some serious basketball being played in their hometown of Lynn. And that was right in the middle of the All-City League playoffs and HoganZ Tournament, displaying the type of potent skills that...

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KIPP School Opening New Facility Next Week

August 14, 2012
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KIPP School Opening New Facility Next Week

One of the truly amazing monuments to dramatic change in school education here begins next week with the opening of the new KIPP School – a 68,000 square foot mansion by comparison to most of the public schools in operation in this city. Almost 600 students will shortly fill the nearly $30 million structure...

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DCR Asleep at Wheel; Lambert is No Sullivan

August 14, 2012
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The Department of  Conservation and Recreation has failed miserably in carrying on the legacy left by former DCR Commissioner Rick Sullivan. Sullivan, now the governor’s chief environmental official, was a true friend to this city. He understood the Lynn/Nahant beach problem with the algae and he did something about it. For the first time...

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Obituaries 08-14-2012

August 14, 2012
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Charles ‘Chickie’ Femia Of Swampscott, formerly of Lynn Charles S. “Chickie” Femia of Swampscott, formerly of Lynn, died on August 11. He was the husband of Jane Ellingwood Femia; father of Charles S. Femia Jr. and his wife, Diane of Derry, NH, and the late Jayne Femia; grandfather of David and Daniel Femia, both...

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From Lynn to London: Lynn Schoolteacher Mccarriston Attends Summer Olympics

August 7, 2012
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From Lynn to London: Lynn Schoolteacher Mccarriston Attends Summer Olympics

Lynn schoolteacher Christine McCarriston has golden memories for a lifetime after returning from London where she attended the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. McCarriston, her husband Rick, a Swampscott Police officer, and their two daughters, Shanna, 17, and Jenna, 12, enjoyed a two-week trip to London and Paris that was highlighted by a taste of...

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Kelly Honda Donates $25k to Lynn Youth Soccer

August 7, 2012
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Kelly Honda Donates $25k to Lynn Youth Soccer

Kelly Honda of Lynn presented Lynn Youth Soccer the program’s largest donation ever during a ceremony July 30 at the car dealership on the Lynnway. Brian Kelly, president of Kelly Honda, gave the ceremonial $25,000 check to Marshall Hook, president of Lynn Youth Soccer, who accepted on behalf of board members, players, and coaches,...

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Lynn Babe Ruth Softball Team Heading to the World Series

August 7, 2012
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John Kasian has served in virtually every aspect of the Lynn youth sports community during the past 20 years. He has been league president and coached his son’s West Lynn American Little League team to the 2000 Lynn City Series championship. As the coordinator of Lynn sports facilities, he saw Manning Field host the...

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Councillor Crighton Leads Fight Against Rodents

August 7, 2012
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The city council and the mayor are spearheading an effort to sharply reduce the rodent population of this city which is experiencing a rodent problem almost citywide. In some neighborhoods rodents are more prevalent than in others but they are everywhere, all the time, and only the strongest of efforts at reducing their population...

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Kelly Honda Donates $25,000 to Lynn Youth Soccer

August 7, 2012
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Certainly one of the grandest and most generous donations in local sports history occurred when Kelly Honda of Lynn, one of Lynn’s major car dealers donated Lynn Youth Soccer a $25,000 check for its program needs. That donation will ensure that hundreds of Lynn boys and girls will continue to enjoy the benefits of...

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Obituaries 08-07-2012

August 7, 2012
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Mathieu J. Michuad Lynn Resident Mr. Mathieu J. “Matty” Michaud, 26, of Lynn, the beloved son of Robert and Kathleen (Carroll) Michaud, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 26, 2012 in Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Matty attended Lynn Schools and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School.  He later obtained his Associate’s Degree in...

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Wentzell Promoted to Sergeant in Lynn Police Department

August 1, 2012
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Wentzell Promoted to Sergeant in Lynn Police Department

Lawrence Wentzell, a 25-year patrolman for the Lynn Police Department, was promoted to sergeant during an impressive swearing-in ceremony July 24 at the office of Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy. Mayor Kennedy, Police Chief Kevin Coppinger, Lynn Police officers, and members of the Wentzell family looked on as Wentzell was given the oath of...

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Moran Strikes Gold: Classical Softball Star Earns a Medal at Bay State Games

August 1, 2012
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Lynn Classical softball captain-elect Danielle Moran made her first trip to the Bay State Games a productive one, helping the Northeast team claim the gold medal with a perfect six-game sweep of the annual summertime competition. Moran excelled as the left fielder and produced key base hits in the fifth batting spot for the...

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Lynn Public Schools Receives $200,000 in Hardscrabble Grant Funding

August 1, 2012
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Lynn Public Schools teachers, principals, and professional staff have been awarded 55 Hardscrabble Education Fund Grants worth more than $200,000. The grant money will support teaching initiatives and student achievement in Lynn schools. Each year, the Hardscrabble Education Fund supports projects benefiting Essex County public-school students in Beverly, Lynn, Marblehead, Nahant, Salem and Swampscott by issuing...

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