Community Fondly Remembers Jay Alicudo

February 5, 2013
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Community Fondly Remembers Jay Alicudo

Administrators, faculty, and students at Lynn Classical High and the community at-large offered fond tributes to John Michael “Jay” Alicudo, who died on Jan. 31, 2013. Hundreds of people attended a visitation Sunday at Solimine Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home and a funeral Mass Monday at Sacred Heart Church. Classical teacher and coach Justina...

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The Comeback Begins: Youth Soccer Standout Barnard Hopes to Take the Field for Classical This Fall

February 5, 2013
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The Comeback Begins: Youth Soccer Standout Barnard Hopes  to Take the Field for Classical This Fall

Paige Barnard was sailing along in the annual Lynn Youth Soccer Memorial Day Tournament last May. Having played the sport since the age of six in the program, Barnard had put together solid performances for the Lynn U-14 Sharks who had made it to the championship game. In that final game, Barnard sustained a...

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A Wonderful Person: Community Fondly Remembers Jay Alicudo

February 5, 2013
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Tributes have come from all corners of the city in remembrance of John Michael “Jay” Alicudo who died on Jan. 31 at the age of 54. Jay Alicudo gained his fame as an outstanding athlete at Lynn Classical who went on to excel at Boston University. But while sports were important to him, he...

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Obituaries 02-05-2013

February 5, 2013
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Mario Cacici Of Boston’s North End Mario Cacici of Boston’s North End passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on February 1with his family by his side. His loving family includes his devoted sister and caretaker, Anita Cacici of the North End and his brother, Bob Cacici and his wife, Marina, of Miami, Florida. He also...

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Hail to the Chief: McDonald Takes over Lynn Fire Department

January 29, 2013
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Hail to the Chief: McDonald Takes over Lynn Fire Department

For someone who grew up wanting to be a cop, Jimmy McDonald has done pretty well as a firefighter. So well, in fact, that as of 0800 hours on Jan. 20, McDonald officially took over as chief of the Lynn Fire Department, becoming the 18th man to lead the department in its 163-year history....

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Community Service: English Girls Help out Lynn Pee Wee Hoop League

January 29, 2013
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Community Service: English Girls Help out Lynn Pee Wee Hoop League

The Lynn English girls basketball team is bearing down on another Northeastern Conference championship but head coach Fred Hogan and his Lady Bulldogs are proving to be winners off the court as well. The English players are teaching the game and helping to spread the joy of the sport to enthusiastic kids (ages 3-7)...

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Market Basket Will Be a Great Addition to City

January 29, 2013
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Lynn residents who have visited a Market Basket store in nearby communities, especially Chelsea – where the DeMoulas family has built one of the largest and most impressive supermarkets in all of New England – know what a great addition a new Market Basket will be to this city. In addition to the more...

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Obituaries 01-29-2013

January 29, 2013
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Bruce Finkle Of New Hampshire and Swampscott Bruce N. Finkle of New Hampshire and Swampscott died recently. He was 64 years old. He was the husband of Diane Finkle; son of Mildred and the late Samuel Finkle; father of Joanna Colls Finkle, stepfather of Joseph A. Foistner II, Esq. and brother of Ellen (Finkle)...

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A Successful Road Trip: Sanders, Spartans Beat the Best in Western, Central Massachusetts

January 22, 2013
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A Successful Road Trip: Sanders, Spartans Beat the Best in Western, Central Massachusetts

How good is the St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team? Very good. Make that one-of-the-elite teams in-the-state level good. Coach Jeff Newhall’s Lady Spartans beat one of the best teams in western Massachusetts, undefeated Sabis, 54-36, in the Spalding Hoop Classic last Thursday at the James Naismith Court on the campus of Springfield...

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Four Are in Casino License Process: Suffolk Downs Ready for Challenge

January 22, 2013
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Four Are in Casino License Process: Suffolk Downs Ready for Challenge

Surprise and intrigue came last Tuesday for those following the casino discussion, with one mysterious proposal from Chicago developer Neil Bluhm joining proposals by Las Vegas gaming magnate Steve Wynn, Suffolk Downs owners and an older proposal in Milford as Phase I casino license applicants in Greater Boston – each paying a $400,000 licensing...

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Walsh to Step Down as Lynn English Spring Track Coach

January 22, 2013
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John Walsh has coached for ten straight seasons at Lynn English High School but he will be taking a break this spring. Walsh, the boys cross country and indoor track coach, told the Lynn Journal that he will not be returning as the Bulldogs’ outdoor coach for the 2013 spring season. “I’m just a...

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Remembering Rev. King: A Great Man Who Stood Up for the Rights of Everybody

January 22, 2013
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For those of us of a certain age, it is hard to imagine that 2013 will mark 45 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis while he was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Recalling the news of his murder still brings chills and a deep sense...

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Obituaries 01-22-2013

January 22, 2013
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Antonio Javier Syrakos Music Lover, Outdoorsman and Hiker, Involved in Lynn Youth Soccer Antonio Javier Syrakos of Lynn died unexpectedly on January 10 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was 22 years old. The son of Paul and Doris (Canatta) Syrakos of Lynn, he was born in Paraguay and was adopted by Paul and Doris when...

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Bentley is Lynn Grassa-Cal for The Day

January 15, 2013
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Bentley is Lynn Grassa-Cal for The Day

The Lynn Classical girls basketball teams, under the direction of head coach Tom Grassa, made its annual journey to Bentley University in Waltham for a college basketball doubleheader. The teams greeted former Classical basketball star Jasper Grassa, a starting guard for the Bentley team, before the Falcons’ game against Pace University. Front row, from...

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St. Mary’s High Graduate Courtney Carey Excels for St. Joseph’s College Dance Team

January 15, 2013
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St. Mary’s High Graduate Courtney Carey  Excels for St. Joseph’s College Dance Team

Courtney Carey is a young woman of many talents but dancing has always been a special avocation for her. She was a four-year varsity cheerleader and a member of the dance team at St. Mary’s High School in Lynn where she helped lead the teams to several championships. An honor roll student and a...

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All A’s Beauty Supply Opens on Boston Street

January 15, 2013
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All A’s Beauty Supply Opens on Boston Street

As times have changed, so have the needs and wants of many of my customers and I have learned to adapt as such. A store built primarily  on beauty needs has developed into a shop with a wide variety of items including shoes, African clothes, and today’s latest fashions. Through God , hard work,...

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English and Classical Will Not Meet in Intra-conference Football

January 15, 2013
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It may be the third week of January but the biggest story of the year may already have arrived: the Lynn English and Lynn Classical football teams will not meet in an intra-conference regular season game this fall. That’s one of the quirks of the newly aligned Northeastern Conference and the new state playoff...

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Congratulations, Boverini Committee

January 15, 2013
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We want to offer our congratulations to the committee who organized the Walter Boverini Basketball Tournament that was a huge success once again. Lynn English and its fine athletic director Gary Molea proved to be an outstanding host this year. The tournament was a first-class event with the introduction of players, All-Tournament individual and...

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Obituaries 01-15-2013

January 15, 2013
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Charles Vitale Late Proprietor of Puritan Fish Charles J. Vitale of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on January 6. The late proprietor of Puritan Fish Co., Boston Fish Pier, he was a member of the Madonna Del Soccorso Fishermans Club. He was the beloved husband of Rita (D’Ortona) Vitale with...

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Lynn Community Fondly Remembers Speaker Thomas W. McGee

January 8, 2013
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Lynn Community Fondly Remembers Speaker Thomas W. McGee

They came from all walks of life Saturday to bid farewell to one of Lynn’s greatest political figures, Thomas W. McGee, the longest-serving speaker of the House in state history. A large crowd – including many of the constituents Mr. McGee served so well on the Lynn City Council and in the House of...

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Boudreau Turns Pro: At 17, English Senior is One of the Best Bowlers in the World

January 8, 2013
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So who is the best high school athlete in Lynn, the one boy or girl who outshines all of the competition in his or her sport? Meet Jonathan Boudreau, a 17-year-old senior at Lynn English who is not only the best at his age at what he does on the North Shore – candlepin...

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Remembering Tom McGee: Former House Speaker Has Many Qualities That Are Needed Today

January 8, 2013
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We will leave to others the listing of the many achievements of the late Tom McGee, the legendary Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for nine years from 1975-84, who arguably was the most powerful political figure in the state during his tenure. But in our view, those who knew Speaker McGee always...

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Obituaries 01-08-2013

January 8, 2013
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Mary Theresa ‘Terry’ French Former Bridgewell Employee Mary Theresa “Terry” (Leger) French died at home on January 5, her 59th birthday, following a courageous battle with cancer. The wife of Russell K. French, she was born in Lynn, the daughter of Desire and Zella Leger. She was a lifelong “Lynner” and attended St Jean’s...

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Walter Mitchell Celebrates 106th Birthday

January 1, 2013
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Walter Mitchell Celebrates 106th Birthday

Walter Mitchell celebrated his 106th birthday at a luncheon at the Porthole Restaurant hosted by a large delegation of his friends from St. Joseph Parish on Union Street. Mitchell, a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 34 years, was born on Dec. 22, 1906. He grew up on Sheridan Street and attended...

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