Tierney Versus Tisei

August 1, 2012
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The Congressional race between Congressman John Tierney and his Republican opponent Richard Tisei is as close as they get at this rather lazy moment during what is turning out to be a long, hot summer. Recent twists and turns in this race find Congressman Tierney still very much on the defensive about his personal...

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Obituaries 07-31-2012

August 1, 2012
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Diane Ward Motor Vehicle Accident Victim Diane Ward of Lynn died Friday at Massachusetts General Hospital from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on July 23. She was 61 years old. Born in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Charles and Madeline (Flannigan) Blakely, she was educated in New York and moved to Lynn...

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Volunteer Service: Scranton Receives Alice O’Neil Award

July 24, 2012
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Volunteer Service: Scranton Receives Alice O’Neil Award

Steve Scranton Sr. received the Alice O’Neil Volunteer Award Saturday at the Alice O’Neil Challenger Little League Banquet. Board member Donley Cennami presented the 55-year-old league president the prestigious award that is named in memory of O’Neil, the former District 16 administrator who founded the Lynn Challenger Little League 22 years ago. Cennami said...

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Beauty in Giving Back: One-year-old Bobbi Merryman Wins Pageant Title While Parents Donate to the Community

July 24, 2012
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Beauty in Giving Back: One-year-old Bobbi Merryman Wins Pageant Title While Parents Donate to the Community

Bobbi Merryman celebrated her first birthday in May – and she already has a pageant title. The daughter of Robert and Christy Merryman of Lynn, Bobbi participated in the Miss Heart of the USA Pageant at the Holiday Inn in Peabody and took home the Most Photogenic, Best Eyes, and Viewer’s Choice awards. She...

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One Man Shot Dead After Police Car Rammed Three Others Are Arraigned

July 24, 2012
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A man spotted by police near to Essex Street Sunday night about 9:30 p.m. carrying what appeared to be a rifle or shot-gun got into a car with others and drove off with a second car following. Lynn Police and a State Police officer who witnessed the man walking near to Essex Street with...

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The Summer of 2012

July 24, 2012
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The tragedy in Colorado has touched Americans in different ways everywhere during this otherwise lovely summer of 2012. The mass murder and shooting of so many innocents last week at a movie-plex in Aurora goes to prove once again how chance and fate often mix and with the worst possible results. However, it is...

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Obituaries 07-24-2012

July 24, 2012
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Mary ‘Yvonne’ Goodwin Of Florida, formerly of East Boston Mary (LeBlanc) Goodwin of Kissimmee, Florida, formerly of East Boston, died on July 20. She was the beloved wife of the late John R. Goodwin, Sr. of Kissimmee, Florida,  mother of John Goodwin. Jr. and his wife, Lorianne of Revere, the late Corrinne Goodwin of...

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Baseball Royalty: Conigliaro Family at Fraser Field

July 18, 2012
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Baseball Royalty: Conigliaro Family at Fraser Field

Boston baseball royalty in the form of the Conigliaro family was in Lynn Friday night when the North Shore Navigators invited the Nahant Little League Minor League champion Athletics team to take part in pre-game festivities at Fraser Field. The Athletics have two young players on their roster whose names are sure to bring...

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For the Sport of It: Levine Enjoying Internship with the Navigators

July 18, 2012
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While North Shore Navigators players perform on the field with the dream of playing Major League Baseball, there are college students behind the scenes who are pursuing careers in professional sports one day as well. One Navigators intern who holds that dream is Allie Levine, a 2011 graduate of Peabody High School and a...

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LEHS 1942 Classmates Sought for 70th High School Reunion

July 18, 2012
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Ted Vallas is the head of public relations for the Lynn English High School Class of 1942 and he’s heading up the reunion effort of getting out the message to those who graduated in that class, most of whom are 87 or older today. Vallas, for many years was a columnist for the Lynn...

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Gang Activity Drops

July 18, 2012
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Police Chief Kevin Coppinger has noted, and quite rightly, that gang activity in the city of Lynn has dropped substantially. Those of us who live here and who are proud to call this place our home are pleased to learn of the drop-off in gang activity. It is recently noticeable especially because there has...

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Learning from Revere’s Sand Sculpture Festival

July 18, 2012
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Hundreds of thousands of people descended upon Revere Beach for the annual sand sculpture competition last weekend. During Saturday evening’s fireworks display, the crowd watching was estimated to be perhaps the largest crowd at Revere Beach since the 1940’s – a crowd which stretched from the start of the beach nearly up to Kelly’s...

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Obituaries 07-17-2012

July 18, 2012
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David Dubuque Electrician David A. Dubuque of Lawrence, formerly of Lynn and Saugus, died unexpectedly on July 6. He was 37 years old. Born in Cambridge and raised in Saugus, the son of David Harris and his wife, Cathie of Lynn and Mary Herman of Lawrence, he was a 1994 graduate of Saugus High...

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Fourth at Gowdy

July 16, 2012
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Fourth at Gowdy

Estelle Dill said the first Fourth of July Celebration at Gowdy Park was held in 2003. “Kathy Lozzi actually brought it back after a two-year hiatus and we met at her house and put it together,” recalled Dill, noting that Jayne Brady, Marion Gunning, and Linda...

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Lynn Democratic Committee Holds Annual Food Drive

July 16, 2012
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Lynn Democratic Committee Holds Annual Food Drive

Hundreds of people attended the annual food drive sponsored by the Lynn Democratic Party which was held in the backyard of Debbie and Colie Walsh’s Coolidge Road residence on Sunday. Nearly everyone involved in local Democratic politics attended as well as Congressman John Tierney, Attorney General Martha Coakley, State Auditor Suzanne Bump and the...

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Herbie Brenner Remembered Fondly by Friends

July 16, 2012
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Herbie Brenner is being remembered fondly as a beloved teacher and coach at Lynn Classical High School and a highly respected official and mentor in the greyhound racing industry. Brenner, who coached basketball at Classical for 23 years and served as the presiding judge and director of racing at Wonderland Park during a 52-year...

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The Harsh Glare of a Difficult Limelight

July 16, 2012
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Congressman John Tierney held a news conference in Salem last week to deflect the rampant talk going around that he had knowledge of and hung around with bookmakers, who happen to be his brothers-in-law. One of his brothers-in-law, recently convicted in Federal Court on a variety of gambling related charges,  issued a statement recently...

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Lynn Babe Ruth Hosts District One Tourney

July 16, 2012
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The Lynn Babe Ruth baseball organization is not only enjoying success on the field but it’s again serving as a very capable host for District 1 tournament play. Lynn Babe Ruth, headed by president Jim Beliveau, is the host of the District One 14-Year-Old Tournament being held at the Clancy and Edmunds Fields in...

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Obituaries 07-10-2012

July 16, 2012
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Frances Delaney Nahant Resident Frances T. Delaney of Nahant died on July 2. She was 88 years old. She was the sister of the late George T. Delaney, John D. Delaney, William F. Delaney, Anna G. Delaney, and Mary Rose Delaney; aunt of Cecile Delaney of Nahant, John Delaney of Nahant and Conway, NH,...

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Shinnick a Big Hit: Lynn Resident Shines in Agganis Classic

July 3, 2012
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Shinnick a Big Hit: Lynn Resident Shines in Agganis Classic

Kim Shinnick slapped the softball over the pitcher’s outstretched glove and by the time the second baseman retrieved it, the Bishop Fenwick High School star was speeding past first base for another infield hit. All told Shinnick had two hits, stole two bases, and scored two runs in the North’s 9-1 victory in the...

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The Handwriting is on the Wall

July 3, 2012
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Congressman John Tierney is facing a seminal moment in his political career now that his brother-in-law, who is heading to jail, has made public statements indicating Tierney knew all about the brother-in-law’s bookmaking and gambling operations and might even have sat with bookmakers and others of those types at Red Sox games. Whether the...

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Carey Throws out First Pitch at Agganis Classic

July 3, 2012
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Agganis Classics executive director Paul Halloran awarded Frank Carey the high honor of throwing out the first ball at the Agganis Basetball Classic at Fraser Field. Carey has been an integral part of the Lynn and high school baseball scene since his days as a St. Mary’s teammate and friend of Tony Conigliaro. The...

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The Fourth of July

July 3, 2012
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There is nothing quite like a Fourth of July along the coast of the North Shore. There are flags everywhere, people, parties, cookouts, entire streets shut off for block parties and there are the fireworks which nearly everyone so enjoys. Lynn’s place in this mosaic is primary. All along Lynn Shore Drive and on...

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Obituaries 07-03-2012

July 3, 2012
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Irene Kuklinski GE Retiree Irene Kuklinski of Danvers, formerly of Lynn, died June 24 after a brief illness at the Bright View Assisted Living in Danvers. She was 90 years old. The daughter of the late Stephen and Leocadia (Wasilewski) Kuklinski, she was born in Lynn and  graduated from the Lynn school system. Before...

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