Pace Fired by Fortucci in a Total Turn Around

June 14, 2011
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There is an ancient story told about Caesar and Pompey, Rome’s greatest generals, who went after one another until their final meeting in battle at Pharsalus in the year 48 BC. Pompey had 150,000 troops as compared with Caesar’s Legion of 75,000 – and so Pompey on the morning of the battle had his...

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Graduation Class of 2011

June 14, 2011
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Graduates from all of Lynn’s public high schools and its private high school marks the moment the members of the Class of 2011 go out into the real world and truly begin the unfolding stories of their lives. For many graduates, this achievement will be but the first in a long line of them....

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Congressman Anthony Weiner

June 14, 2011
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The outrageous behavior of New York Congressman Anthony Weiner has forced him into a rehab somewhere where he is hoping to find a way to stop carrying on on the Internet which includes sending photographs of his private parts to women he was having on-line affairs with. Good luck, Congressman Weiner. That’s about all...

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Obituaries 06-14-2011

June 14, 2011
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Mary Jarvis Saugus resident Mary (Parziale) Jarvis of Saugus died on June 7. Born and raised in Everett, she was the mother of  John E. of Melrose and Donna M. Coule of Lynn; sister of Vincent Parziale of Kingston, Andrew Parziale of Brookline and the late Joseph Parziale, Pasquale Parziale and Gilda Parziale.  She...

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Beach Landing

June 7, 2011
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Beach Landing

Delta Pilot Bill Rempe, an Atlanta native who has flown for Delta for 21 years, is shown with his daughter Amelia on his back at Lynn/Nahant Beach recently. Also shown, from left to right are: Naudia Resnek, Kate Resnek, Annaeliese Rempe and Marnie O’Connor. Rempe is an Annapolis graduate.

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Morning Glory

June 7, 2011
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Morning Glory

Jim Marriott’s fabulous Memorial Day photo of the Pine Grove Cemetery veterans’ burial section is beautifully done. The Lynn English High School Marine Corp Junior ROTC placed the flags, which gave great dignity to the day.

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Lynn Chamber of Commerce Leads Effort to Keep City in Sixth Congressional District

June 7, 2011
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Lynn Chamber of Commerce Leads Effort to Keep City in Sixth Congressional District

Massachusetts will lose one of its ten congressional seats in 2013 and Lynn business leaders don’t want to see the city’s current home, the Sixth District, incorporated into another district or eliminated entirely. The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) is leading a major effort to inform residents about the importance of the redistricting...

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A New Leash on Life – Joe Ferraro is Training Dogs at Pet Express in Lynn

June 7, 2011
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New England’s most illustrious dog trainer has arrived in Lynn. Joe Ferraro, who has been training dogs for more than three decades, is now conducting dog training courses at the Pet Express store on the Lynnway. Ferraro and his wife Linda own and operate K9 Academy New England, one of the fastest growing dog...

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Redistricting Requires Lynn as Part of North Shore

June 7, 2011
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The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce is leading an important effort to maintain Lynn’s presence in the Sixth Congressional District and the continuity of the district. Ralph Sevinor, chairman of the LACC board, and Taso Nikolakopoulos, chairman of the government affairs committee, are leading the effort under the overall coordination of the Chamber and...

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The Bruins

June 7, 2011
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The Bruins are not dead yet. If they lose Monday night, they are nearly dead. If they win, they remain very much alive. The sudden death goal scored against them in the second game was an old trick done well. Coming around from the back of the net and then reaching and straining and...

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Play of the Game – Byrne Starts a Brilliant Double Play

June 7, 2011
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If she didn’t make the play look so ordinary, you would have thought it was extraordinary. But those fans who have been watching Lynn Classical shortstop Hannah Byrne play softball the past four years weren’t surprised when she turned a hard-hit trap-hop grounder into an inning-ending double play in the Rams’ 7-0 win over...

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Obituaries 06-07-2011

June 7, 2011
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Winnifred Joyce Johnson Former long time Star Market employee Winnifred Joyce Johnson of Saugus died on June 2. She was 84 years old. The wife of the late Carl G. Johnson, she grew up in Everett and was the daughter of the late Laura Vinchesi.  She was a resident of Saugus for 60 years,...

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L’Abbe Leads Spartans to 4-1 Win over Classical

May 31, 2011
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L’Abbe Leads Spartans to 4-1 Win over Classical

By Jennifer Mageary Special to the Journal For the second year in a row, the St. Mary’s Spartans came out victorious in the John G. Holland Memorial Softball Tournament, defeating Lynn Classical, 4-1. The Holland final matched two of the premier programs on the North Shore. Classical, under the direction of coach Chris Warren,...

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Who will be the Next Chief of Staff

May 31, 2011
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Who will be the Next Chief of Staff

The big question swirling around the offices at city hall is this: who will the mayor appoint to succeed Claire Cavanaugh, her able chief of staff? Cavanaugh leaves on June 4 and her desk and office will be empty, as the mayor has yet to appoint a replacement for her. Cavanaugh has held a...

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Fighter Engine Legislation Alive for GE Participation

May 31, 2011
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Journal Staff The US Congress last week voted to keep alive a plan to have General Electric as one of two firms developing a Joint Strike Fighter engine. A congressional authorization vote allows GE to continue to build an alternate engine to power the fighter of the future – the F-35. GE’s F-136 engine...

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A Great Weekend and Now, Much to Look Forward To

May 31, 2011
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It was an America at peace with itself this long Memorial Day weekend. The kick-off to the Summer of 2011 went smoothly in New England and here in the Greater Boston area where the weather finally, fully, wonderfully cooperated, sending tens of thousands to our beaches and into the streets of our neighborhoods for...

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Obituaries 05-31-2011

May 31, 2011
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Joann Modica Lynn resident Joann “Jennie” (Fazio) Modica of Lynn, formerly of Medford, died on May 24. The beloved wife of the late Giovani “John” Modica, she was the devoted mother of Paula Modica and Mary-Ellen Nille, both of Lynn, John Modica of California and David Modica of Marblehead and cherished grandmother of David...

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Turn the Clock Back

May 24, 2011
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Turn the Clock Back

For those of us over 50, there are always the lingering, latent but altogether very real and compelling feelings we carry with us about Lynn the way we knew it, the way it was, when we were much younger people just coming of age in a world far different than it is today. The...

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Classical Wins Northeastern Conference Championship

May 24, 2011
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Classical Wins Northeastern Conference Championship

Byrne, talented junior class lead Rams to second straight crown Hannah Byrne has lived up to expectations for the Lynn Classical softball team. The four-year starter and St. Anselm-bound senior has batted .500, fielded her position brilliantly at shortstop, and stands tall as a leading candidate for the Northeastern Conference Large MVP award. But...

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Mass Maritime Graduates Convene for 35th Reunion

May 24, 2011
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Mass Maritime Graduates Convene for 35th Reunion

Graduates of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Class of 1976 gathered at the Porthole Restaurant in Lynn on May 12 for their 35th reunion. Two graduates with Lynn connections, Phil Trapasso, who attended Lynn English High School, and Tom Donahue, a long-time Lynn resident, were among the guests. “In my senior year at English I...

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Comptroller says He’ll Pay Back the Money

May 24, 2011
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When the city council rescinded a motion to remove City Treasurer Richard Fortucci as the city’s chief financial officer, that was the moment when City Comptroller John Pace should have given up the extra money he was receiving as the interim CFO. This is what the city’s legal department told him to do some...

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The Weather

May 24, 2011
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Cab drivers share cab stories. Cops trade cop stories. New Englanders talk about the weather. For the past ten days we have experienced nothing but rain, cold, dreariness and more dreariness. This spate of bad weather at a time when things are supposed to be looking up tends to bring down even the heartiest...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

May 24, 2011
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A great deal of media has been generated because the former governor of California and one of Hollywood’s great movie stars has admitted to fathering a son out of wedlock. By doing so, this has caused his wife Maria Shriver to leave him and now we are told she is filing for divorce. The...

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Obituaries 05-24-2011

May 24, 2011
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Raymond Forster Member of American Legion, Bay State Postcard Club and United Airlines Retirement Association Raymond R. Forster of Revere died on May 20. He was 78 years old. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of the American Legion, Bay State Postcard Club and the United Airlines Retirement Association. He...

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