Lynn Babe Ruth Sees Gains in Enrollment: 16-18 Year-old Baseball Division Returns

February 7, 2012
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Lynn Babe Ruth Sees Gains in Enrollment: 16-18 Year-old Baseball Division Returns

Jim Belliveau has seen a rise in enrollment since taking the reins as president of Greater Lynn Babe Ruth baseball and softball organization three years ago. This season, GLBR is resurrecting its senior baseball program for players ages 16-18. “We’re hoping for four teams and 60 players at that level,” said Belliveau. “We had...

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The City Meet Was a Great Success

February 7, 2012
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What a great extravaganza happened Saturday at Lynn Tech High School as swimmers from Lynn’s three public high schools competed in the 43rd annual Lynn City Meet. More than 100 competitors fought for winning positions and bragging rights in this proud city with hundreds of parents and alumni cheering them on. Coaches Brad Tilley...

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The Patriots

February 7, 2012
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By half time during the game Sunday, this city’s streets were a ghostland. Virtually no one was out during the half-time festivities. With the second half yet to come, there was hope that the Patriots could pull it off. In the end, obviously, sadly, they couldn’t do it. They couldn’t pull the trigger in...

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Obituaries 02-07-2012

February 7, 2012
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Stephen Smith Worked for Bowne Printing Co. Stephen L. Smith of Revere, formerly of Lynn, died suddenly on February 1 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 80 years old. Born in Boston, he was raised in Lynn, attended Lynn Schools and St. Michaels in Vermont. A US Army veteran and a former 20...

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Where Was the Mayor, As Usual?

January 31, 2012
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Last Wednesday, Governor Deval Patrick came to town to tour North Shore Community College with its president Wayne Burton and Congressman John Tierney. Also along for the tour was the state’s education maven and one of Patrick’s key cabinet members, Paul Reville. By himself, Reville is a major league character considering this city’s number...

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Patrick, Tierney, Reville Visit NSCC and President Burton

January 31, 2012
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Patrick, Tierney, Reville Visit NSCC and President Burton

Governor Deval Patrick, Congressman John Tierney and the Commonwealth’s Secretary of Education Paul Reville toured North Shore Community College with its president Wayne Burton Wednesday afternoon. Governor Patrick wanted to view first hand some of the classrooms where coursework is directly related to securing a job. In his state of the state address Monday...

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Lynn English Senior Jacqueline Ma is Accepted to Harvard University

January 31, 2012
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Lynn English Senior Jacqueline Ma is Accepted to Harvard University

Jackie Ma, a senior at Lynn English High School, has been accepted for admission to Harvard University in Cambridge as a member of the Class of 2016. Ma, currently the No. 2-ranked student academically among 368 students in the LEHS senior class, was accepted through Harvard’s Early Action Admissions Program. More than 35,000 candidates...

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North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Stravinsky, Bach, Shubert in Winter Concert on February 12

January 31, 2012
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North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Stravinsky, Bach, Shubert in Winter Concert on February 12

Music Director Robert Lehmann conducts the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra in its annual Winter Concert Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. at the Swampscott High School Auditorium, 200 Essex St. The program features American soprano Elizabeth Keusch, a New England Conservatory graduate who has gained international acclaim and has performed during her career with...

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In Memoriam

January 31, 2012
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Mayor Kevin White’s death is a moment for all of us to remember him and the days when he managed this city with an iron fist. He was above all, a real Bostonian with his early roots in West Roxbury and his adult life spent on Beacon Hill. He loved Boston. He loved downtown...

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Obituaries 01-31-2012

January 31, 2012
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Carol Vasapolli Credit Union Officer Carol A. (Dieso) Vasapolli of Stoneham, formerly of Revere, died on January 29 after a brief illness. An Officer in the Metropolitan and River Works Credit Union, Lynn, she was the beloved wife of Michael J. Vasapolli with whom she shared 37 years of marriage; cherished daughter of Lena...

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Six to the Sectionals: Divers Enjoying Unprecedented Success in Lynn High School Swimming Programs

January 24, 2012
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Six to the Sectionals: Divers Enjoying Unprecedented Success  in Lynn High School Swimming Programs

It’s rare when Lynn’s three public high schools can bask in the glow of a singular athletic achievement, but Classical coach Denise Silva, Tech coach Brad Tilley, and English coach Lisa Trahant are smiling about the success of the divers in the Lynn swimming programs this season. Six student-athletes – Matt DeMirs and Brandie...

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Looking at the City: EDIC Plans to Renovate Central Avenue Building

January 24, 2012
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News that the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation, the EDIC, is hiring an architect to jump start the renovation of the former Arnold’s Stationery Store on Central Avenue shows that Executive Director Jim Cowdell knows what he’s doing. He’s taking a significant structure, vacant for years and literally crumbling but with some remaining architectural...

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Lynn Little Leagues Begin Full Inter-league Play in 2012 Season

January 24, 2012
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For the first time this season all five Little League organizations will be playing baseball games against each other at the Major League level. Wyoma Little League will join the arrangement for the 2012 season, becoming the final organization to compete with Pine Hill, Lynn Shore, West Lynn American, and East Lynn in weekly...

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School Department Should be Cutting High Paid Positions

January 24, 2012
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There is an environment in the private sector that is compensating for all the business and revenues that were lost when the nation’s economy nearly collapsed in 2007. In fact, the nation’s economy has stabilized but millions remain unemployed, jobs aren’t being created and in general, it is high time that financially strapped municipalities...

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Merger Talks on Hold in Lynn Little League

January 24, 2012
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Dan Gisonno and David Dorgan are presidents of the smallest of the five Little League organizations in the city, Pine Hill and Lynn Shore, respectively, but neither leader expects to see a merger with other leagues in the near future. The other Little League organizations in Lynn are West Lynn American, Wyoma, and East...

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Obituaries 01-24-2012

January 24, 2012
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Barbara Pressman First President of Lynn Chapter American Field Service  Barbara (Karas) Pressman of Lynn, formerly of Chelsea, died at home on January 19 after a long battle with Acute Leukemia. She was 75 years old. Born, raised and educated in Chelsea, she graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1954 and has lived in...

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Still the One: Katie Burt Starring in Net for BB&N Prep School Hockey Team

January 17, 2012
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Still the One: Katie Burt Starring in Net for BB&N Prep School Hockey Team

Former Lynn English/Winthrop goaltender Katie Burt is still stopping pucks and helping win games as the starting goaltender for the Buckingham Browne & Nichols girls varsity hockey team. The only difference from her Lynn days is that the shots are coming off the sticks of seasoned players from Minnesota, Canada, New Hampshire, Maine, New...

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Fine Food Finale: Bitopoulos Family Selling Its Winthrop Restaurant After 41 Years

January 17, 2012
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Fine Food Finale: Bitopoulos Family Selling Its Winthrop Restaurant After 41 Years

The Bitopoulos family is serving its famous New England boiled dinner for the last time. After 41 years in business, Brothers Restaurant owners George and Nancy Bitopoulos and Nick and Dee Dee Bitopolous will end their four-decade relationship with Winthrop diners on Wednesday, Jan. 18. The business will continue under new ownership at the...

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Auto Auction Perfect for Empty Lynn Lot

January 17, 2012
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City officials were absolutely right to have defended their positions and allow a car auction to occupy an empty lot fronting the Lynnway’s eastern side. The city’s able development chief Jimmy Cowdell, said he was opposed to such a use and remains opposed to such a use for the empty lot. He believes it...

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Martin Luther King’s Birthday

January 17, 2012
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Had he not been cut down by an assassin’s bullet in 1968, Martin Luther King would have been 83 this week. For those of us old enough to remember, MLK was in his prime when this nation was racially divided, blacks against whites, gender divided, men against women, age divided, old against young, divided...

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Obituaries 01-17-2012

January 17, 2012
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Mary Guarente Lynn Resident Mary D. (Breda) Guarente of Lynn died on January 11. She was 78 years old. The wife of the late Richard E. Guarente, she was the mother of Richard L. of Newton, NH, Robert E. and his wife, Donna of Peabody, James P. and his wife, Lisa of Nashua, NH,...

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Swim in Lynn

January 10, 2012
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Swim in Lynn

Lynn City Council President Tim Phelan, the Lynn Breakers Soccer Team and Family and Friends did a Polar Plunge on New Year’s Day to benefit the Hungry of the North Shore. Pictured (L to Right) Patrick Walsh, Ryan Phelan, Sean Walsh, Emily Walsh, Nicolette Angelli, Krista Cuozzo, Rebecca Potter, Tim Phelan, Meghan Phelan, Franki...

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Caufield Announces for State Representative

January 10, 2012
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Caufield Announces for State Representative

Dwight “Dusty” Caufield, a lifelong resident of Lynn, will kick off his candidacy for state representative of the 10th  Essex District at an event this Sunday, Jan. 15 at The Lazy Dog in Wyoma Square. Caufield, a Republican, is running for the seat currently held by State Rep. Robert F. Fennell, a Democrat. Caufield,...

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Finigan Enjoying Her New Home Former Austin Prep Star is Excelling for St. Mary’s

January 10, 2012
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Finigan Enjoying Her New Home Former Austin Prep Star is Excelling for St. Mary’s

Even though Kaleigh Finigan played sports for Austin Prep the past four years, she was well known to St. Mary’s athletes. Finigan had been the leading scorer for the Austin Prep girls hockey team, and as a key player for the AP softball team, she competed against St. Mary’s in two Division 3 North...

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