Obituaries 04-23-2013

April 23, 2013
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Paul Twomey Life Member of the Polish legion American Veterans, Post 56 Paul F. Twomey of Saugus died at home after a long illness on April 17. He was 61 years old. Born in Portland, Maine, the son of the late Paul P. and Mary M. (McDonnell) Twomey, he was a graduate of Bronxville...

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Annual Khmer New Year Festival in Revere

April 16, 2013
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Annual Khmer New Year Festival in Revere

The Cambodian Community of Massachusetts and the Revere Buddhist Community held its annual Khmer New Year festival in Revere last Saturday, with numerous residents from Lynn in attendance. Here, traditional dancers usher in the ‘Year of the Snake’ as part of Saturday’s festivities.

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Appreciation: Remembering Kathleen Kostan, a Beloved Teacher and Role Model

April 16, 2013
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Appreciation: Remembering Kathleen Kostan,  a Beloved Teacher and Role Model

Mrs. Kathleen Mary “Kathy” (Kirvan) Kostan, 64, of Lynn, died on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, with her family at her side at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a lengthy illness. She was the beloved wife of retired Superintendent of Lynn Public Schools Nicholas P. Kostan, with whom she shared 38 years...

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Debbie Plunkett Announces Her Candidacy for Ward One Seat on Lynn City Council

April 16, 2013
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Debbie Plunkett Announces  Her Candidacy for Ward One Seat on Lynn City Council

“There is a job available every two years for the position of Ward One City Councilor and I want the job,” said Debbie Plunkett.  She has been knocking on doors in Ward One asking neighbors for their support and she will continue to do so in the months to come. Plunkett kicked off her...

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Lynn Students on Dean’s List at Marian Court

April 16, 2013
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Lynn Students on Dean’s List at Marian Court

The following students from Lynn were named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Marian Court College in Swampscott: (from left) Robyn Gaines, Jessica Gambale, Ashley Curtin and Jacob Fernandez. They are pictured with Marian Court President Dr. Denise A. Hammon.

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Girls Inc.: 70 Years of Inspiring Girls and Young Women

April 16, 2013
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We congratulate Girls Inc., an outstanding Lynn organization, for “70 years of inspiring girls and to be strong, smart and bold.” The Lynn Journal was invited to attend the 25th Annual Celebration Luncheon on April 11 and we had the opportunity to learn more about the great things Girls Inc. is doing for girls...

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Obituaries 04-16-2013

April 16, 2013
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John Fern Retired Chelsea Police Patrolman, Recipient of Three Citations John Fern, a retired Chelsea Police Patrolman, passed away at the North Shore Medical Center – Salem Hospital on April 9 following a long illness. He was 76 years old. Born in Chelsea, he attended local schools. He was a United States Marine Corps...

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English Valedictorian Jake Meagher Admitted to Harvard College

April 9, 2013
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English Valedictorian  Jake Meagher Admitted  to Harvard College

Jake Meagher, the top-ranked student in the Lynn English High School Class of 2013, has been accepted to Harvard College in Cambridge. Meagher learned of his acceptance to the nation’s most prestigious university while returning from a preseason trip to Cape Cod with the Lynn English baseball team. “I received a phone message from...

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Spartans Soccer Standout Scores Scholarship from Merrimack

April 9, 2013
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Spartans Soccer Standout Scores Scholarship from Merrimack

Alexander “Xan” Alleyne has soccer in his blood, so there was never much question that he would play at a high level — if, that is, he took care of other matters, namely academics. “I know what type of soccer player he is, but soccer was first and everything else was second,” recalled Alleyne’s...

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Lynn Youth Soccer Team Remembers Sandy Hook Students

April 9, 2013
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Lynn Youth Soccer Team Remembers Sandy Hook Students

The Lynn Youth Soccer Breakers girls team is paying tribute this season to the Sandy Hook Elementary School students and staff members who were killed in a tragic incident on Dec. 14, 2012 at the school in Newtown, Connecticut. Tim Phelan, head coach of the Breakers and president of the Lynn City Council, said...

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Beyond the Soccer Field: Lynn Youth Players Learning Important Lessons

April 9, 2013
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Lynn Youth Soccer is one of the city’s largest individual sports organizations, providing superior instruction to young players, many who move on to play at the high school level and beyond. Playing youth sports is also about learning  teamwork, good will and sportsmanship while developing an understanding that there are important events that happen...

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Barton Announces for Re-election to Councilor-at-large Position: Councilor Makes Donation to Victims of Lynn Fire

April 4, 2013
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Barton Announces for Re-election to Councilor-at-large Position: Councilor Makes Donation to Victims of Lynn Fire

Councilor-at-Large Buzzy Barton announced his candidacy for re-election during a reception last Thursday at Old Tyme Italian Cuisine. Following his remarks to supporters, Barton made a donation to victims of a four-alarm fire at 145 Lewis Street that left dozens homeless last week. Barton presented the donation to former Lynn English girls basketball star...

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Solimine Family Hosts Re-election Fundraiser for Mayor Kennedy

April 4, 2013
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Solimine Family Hosts Re-election Fundraiser for Mayor Kennedy

The Solimine family hosted a fundraising reception for Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy on March 27 at Lucia Lighting and Design on Western Avenue. David Solimine Jr., co-owner of Lucia Lighting with Lucy Dearborn, said the hosting of the event amounts to the family’s endorsement of the mayor’s candidacy for re-election. “Judy has done a...

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A Classy Beginning: Angelo Diiorio Opens a New Barber Shop on Boston Street

April 4, 2013
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A Classy Beginning:  Angelo Diiorio Opens a New Barber Shop on Boston Street

Angelo DiIorio is a recent graduate of the New England Hair Academy in Malden and now the owner of a new barbershop in Lynn. DiIorio hosted the grand opening for his new business, Classy Edge Barbers, Saturday at 13 Boston St., Suite 2. DiIorio, 23, has been a professional barber for three years. He...

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Congratulations, Santa Famiglia Mixed Lodge Sons of Italy

April 4, 2013
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It was an honor for the Lynn Journal to be invited to a meeting of the Santa Famiglia Mixed Lodge No. 2834, Order Sons of Italy at the Holy Family Church Hall on Bessom Street. We learned that while Santa Famiglia is celebrating its eighth year, the Sons of Italy in Lynn was originally...

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Obituaries 04-02-2013

April 4, 2013
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Ruth Blaisdell Worked for MKS Instruments Ruth J. (Ramsdell) Blaisdell of Lynn died at home surrounded by her loving family on March 29 after a long illness. She was 63 years old. Born in Beverly, the daughter of the late Raymond and Ruth (Greenwood) Ramsdell, she was a mechanical assembler for MKS Instruments for...

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Fields of Expertise: John Kasian Has Mastered His Role of Managing Fraser and Manning Fields

March 26, 2013
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Fields of Expertise: John Kasian Has Mastered His Role of Managing Fraser and Manning Fields

When the Fisher College baseball team plays its first home game Thursday at Fraser Field, Lynn’s John Kasian will be front and center monitoring the proceedings on and off the field. Kasian, 54, who works in the Lynn Office of Community Development, is the facilities manager for Fraser Field and Manning Field, meaning he...

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A Golden Moment for Wojewodzic: Eighth Grader’s Winning Goal Will Be Remembered Forever at St.

March 26, 2013
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A Golden Moment for Wojewodzic: Eighth Grader’s Winning Goal Will Be Remembered Forever at St.

Two weeks have passed since Ashley Wojewodzic scored the goal that shook up the Massachusetts girls high school hockey scene and ended undefeated, top-ranked Woburn’s season. Wojewodzic, a 14-year-old eighth grader for St. Mary’s, came off the bench to score the winning goal in a thrilling 4-3 shootout victory over Woburn in the Division...

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YMCA Kicks off Fundraising Campaign

March 26, 2013
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The YMCA of Metro North is kicking off its fundraising campaign in an effort to raise $750,000 for its Growing Stronger Together Annual fund.  This fund ensures that no one is turned away for inability to pay in the cities and towns served by the YMCA including Lynn, Saugus, Stoneham, Peabody, Melrose, Lynnfield, Nahant...

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English Hall of Fame Banquet Evoked Great Memories

March 26, 2013
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The Lynn English School Hall of Fame banquet was a first-class event from start to finish that spoke highly of both the organizers and those who were honored with induction. What we enjoy about the English Hall of Fame is that its honorees are recognized for accomplishments that span the full gamut of the...

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Obituaries 03-26-2013

March 26, 2013
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Robert Scopa Late Proprietor of Chatham Food Mart of Lynn Robert A. Scopa of East Boston died on March 23 after a long illness. The late proprietor of Chatham Food Mart of Lynn, he was the beloved husband of Anna Marie (Venti) Scopa; loving father of Stephanie Scopa of East Boston; dear brother of...

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St. Mary’s Wins Division 1 State Title: Butler, Crugnale, Skinnion Lead Spartans to 2-1 Victory over Arlington Catholic

March 19, 2013
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St. Mary’s Wins Division 1 State Title: Butler, Crugnale, Skinnion Lead Spartans to 2-1 Victory over Arlington Catholic

The St. Mary’s High School girls hockey team completed its amazing season with a thrilling 2-1 victory over Arlington Catholic Sunday morning, claiming the Division 1 state championship at the TD Garden. All-Scholastic senior Alison Butler broke a 1-1 tie with 2:46 left in the game when she blazed a wrist shot past AC...

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Saugusbank to Be Among Sponsors of the 2013 Salem State University Series

March 19, 2013
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President and CEO Kevin Tierney, is pleased to announce that Saugusbank will be among the sponsors of the 2013 Salem State University Series.  Founded in 1982 as one of the first high-profile speaker series in the country, the Salem State Series has hosted countless world leaders, artists, athletes, and intellectuals. Annually, thousands of patrons...

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Kettle Cuisine is Moving to Lynn

March 19, 2013
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Jerry Shafir, president of Kettle Cuisine, finalized a lease agreement last Friday for the building that will serve as the company’s new home at 330 Lynnway, Lynn. Shafir said the company will be moving all of its operations from Chelsea to Lynn . “We hope that we can move into the building in early...

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