Live Racing Returns to Suffolk Downs with 13 Races

September 4, 2015
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Three $50,000 Mass-bred stakes highlight a 13-race card as live racing returns to Suffolk Downs this Saturday, September 5th. Longtime Suffolk Downs-based trainers Jay Bernardini, Brenda McCarthy and Bobby Raymond and prominent national outfits including Christophe Clement, Steve Assmussen, Gary Contessa and Jonathan Sheppard have entered Saturday’s races. There will be three stakes races...

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When It Comes to Abuse,A Little Support Can Be a Lifeline

September 4, 2015
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By Anthony DiPietro Executive Director HAWC Despite more attention focused on the topic than ever before, domestic violence (DV) is still very much an issue in communities across the country. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner* in the...

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Support for Labor Unions Is Growing as We Mark Labor Day

September 4, 2015
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Support for labor unions is on the rise, jumping five percentage points between 2014 and 2015. According to a Gallup poll conducted in August, a majority of Americans approve of unions, including a full two-thirds of young people aged 18-34. Americans approve of unions and most would like to see unions’ power maintained or...

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Sports 09-01-2015

September 4, 2015
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LHand’s 17Th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament The Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development (LHAND) will hold its 17th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Friday, September 11th at 3:30PM at Gannon Municipal Golf Course.  The Corporate Sponsor for this year’s event is McGrath Enterprises.  The Golf Tournament, which is sold out, will feature about 100...

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Happy Birthday, David Solimine Sr.

August 28, 2015
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Happy Birthday, David Solimine Sr.

Lynn businessman and community leader David Solimine Sr. is pictured with his grandchildren at his 80th birthday celebration Aug. 21 at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Dr. John and Mrs. Kristen Steriti. Family and friends enjoyed the evening.

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License Board Votes 2-1 to Maintain 1 A.M. Closing Time

August 28, 2015
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In the end, the sentiment of the Lynn License Board appears to be, ‘if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.’ That is the impression one is left with after the astonishingly quick vote of the License Board on Tuesday night. After hearing more than 90 minutes of testimony from supporters of Mayor Judith Flanagan...

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Lynn Receives $73,000 Grant to Assess Waterfront Resiliency

August 28, 2015
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Lynn EDIC Project Coordinator Bill Bochnak was one hand at the Winthrop Ferry Terminal last Friday morning, to receive a $73,000 Coastal Resiliency grant from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Coastal Zone Management division. Bochnak joined officials from several of the 15 communities that received grants that were announced and awarded...

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Sinkhole Being Repaired:Gaping Hole at South Common and Shepard Closes Intersection

August 28, 2015
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Lynn Water and Sewer Commission crews and utility workers have been working around the clock since last Friday, August 21, when a gaping 16-foot by 12-foot sinkhole opened at the intersection of South Common and Shepard streets at around 1 p.m. The more than 10-foot deep hole brought traffic to a near standstill, as...

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Lynn’s Eastern Bank, Everett Co-Op Rated in Top 200 Healthiest Banks

August 28, 2015
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Eastern Bank, headquartered in Lynn, and Everett Co-Operative Bank have stood out as two of the healthiest banks in the nation according to a recent review by the independent bank-rating agency DepositAccounts.org. Eastern, which is much bigger than Everett Co-Op and has more than 100 branches, came in 129thout of 6,998 banks reviewed. “We...

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Expansion of NSCCs Lynn Campus Begins

August 28, 2015
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The addition of a 37,000 square foot wing to North Shore Community College’s McGee Building took its first physical steps forward this week with the arrival of a construction trailer and temporary fencing to the 300 Broad Street campus. The addition will provide 10 up-to-date classrooms, a consolidated Student Success Center, a centralized testing...

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Festa Italiana

August 21, 2015
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Festa Italiana

Margret D’Iulis and Maria LaMacchia were busy filling the cannoli wheels with ricotta during last weekend’s Festa Italiana at the Holy Family Church in Lynn.

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Knights of Pythias Golf Tournament

August 21, 2015
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Knights of Pythias Golf Tournament

  The Third Annual Knights of Pythias Golf Tournament in memory of  Lynn Police Officer Dick Cronin will be held Saturday, Sept. 12 at 8 a.m. at the Middleton Golf Course. All proceeds will be donated to local charities. Pictured at a planning committee meeting Tuesday at Tony’s Pub are, from left, golf committee...

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Bent Water Looks to Put Lynn on Brewing Map

August 21, 2015
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A group of North Shore and Boston-area business heavy weights have decided to make a huge investment in Lynn, as they seek to blend their business expertise, connections and capital with a love of craft brewing. Led by Swampscott businessman Aaron Reames and master brewer John Strom, the group of investors has leased a...

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Youth Build Recruiting Lynn Youth for Fall 2015

August 21, 2015
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North Shore Community Development Coalition’s YouthBuild program is currently enrolling participants for job training and educational classes for their fall cohort. YouthBuild North Shore is presently enrolling youth from Salem, Lynn, and surrounding communities for the program until the start date of September 10, 2015. YouthBuild North Shore is an education and job training...

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LCHC Celebrates National Health Center Week

August 21, 2015
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There was standing room only in Lynn Community Health Center’s Atrium as public officials, community members, health care advocates, and GE representatives joined health center staff for its annual National Health Center Week Celebration. This year the national theme is “Celebrating Our Legacy/Shaping Our Future,” which for the health center this year means bidding...

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Essex Heritage Presents 150+ Free Events Over Trails & Sails

August 21, 2015
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Interested in going on a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site or the Lynn Public Library? Want to examine the ecology of Salem Sound? How about a walk through Lynn Woods to the Stone Tower and Dungeon Rock or an evening stroll through Marblehead to learn about the town’s architectural...

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Sports 08-18-2015

August 21, 2015
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Derek Dana, coach of the Division 3 state champion St. Mary’s High School baseball team, held the first Spartan Baseball Camp at Breed Field. Players learned the fundamentals and techniques of baseball and participated in drills and contests. Dana played high school baseball at St. Mary’s, helping to lead the Spartans to back-to-back state...

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Skip Mageary Honored

August 14, 2015
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Skip Mageary Honored

Lynn’s Skip Mageary throws the first pitch prior to the Mass. State Little League Championship at Wyoma’s Reinfuss Field. The dedicated Wyoma Little League volunteer has given 52 years to the organization and was honored by Little League for his many contributions as a coach, umpire, and administrator.

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Four-Point Play:Amenta Finishes Career at Merrimack with a Perfect 4.0 Grade Point Average

August 14, 2015
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Four-Point Play:Amenta Finishes Career at Merrimack with a Perfect 4.0 Grade Point Average

The transition from high school to college can be difficult. The work load is tougher and the distractions are many. Some of the brightest students stumble a bit before getting their footing. Some never get up. Cassi Amenta did not have that problem. The 2011 St. Mary’s High graduate and member of two state...

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National Amusements Debuts its First Showcase MX4D Theatre

August 14, 2015
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Showcase Cinema de Lux Revere announced the opening of the Showcase MX4D Theatre in its newly refurbished, 20-screen venue. The next generation “MX4D®” theatre will allow movie-goers to experience major motion pictures in an exciting new way, immersing patrons in the action on screen via an array of carefully programmed special effects. Unique features...

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Supporting Bernie for President

August 7, 2015
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Supporting Bernie for President

Sean Crowley (back row, second from left), owner of the Lynnway Sports Center, hosted a political gathering July 29 for Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the bowling and sports bar establishment. Sanders, a U.S. Senator from Vermont, addressed 100,000 of his supporters during a special television broadcast that was shown across the country including...

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Sole Mates:Lynn Native Mike Mckie Marries Abby Bent After Meeting at a Running Club in Salem

August 7, 2015
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Sole Mates:Lynn Native Mike Mckie Marries Abby Bent  After Meeting at a Running Club in Salem

Mike McKie finished in first place in the Nahant Beach Triathlon Series last Thursday night. Abby McKie finished second. And yes, they are related. They are husband and wife and it was the sport of running that brought this handsome and athletic couple together. Mike McKie, 48, is a graduate of Lynn Tech (Basic...

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A Feast Fit for Champions:Coach Derek Dana and the Spartans Celebrate Their State Baseball Title

August 7, 2015
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A Feast Fit for Champions:Coach Derek Dana and the Spartans Celebrate Their State Baseball Title

The St. Mary’s High School baseball team celebrated its 2015 state championship season at an awards banquet Tuesday night at The Wharf in Revere. Head coach Derek Dana presented awards, including a replica of the MIAA state championship plaque, to each member of the team that compiled a 20-6 record, culminating with a 3-0...

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The Boston Public Market has Arrived

August 7, 2015
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There is no shortage of newness in the Old Town these days, and last Thursday, July 30, city and state officials rang in the newest trend to hit Boston – the Boston Public Market, the nation’s first year-round, locally sourced market. Whether one desires to buy 14 varieties of lettuce grown in shipping containers...

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