Out with the Old; in with the New

December 23, 2011
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It was a turbulent and tumultuous year in some parts of the world. In this nation, it was, above all, a year when we got more of the same rather than the dramatic change needed to alter our course. The economy improved just a bit but millions remain unemployed, businesses refuse to hire new...

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Lynn Jets Hockey Program Making Strides Under Head Coach Joe Conlon

December 23, 2011
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Joe Conlon, who had a successful career in the Lynn English High School hockey program prior to graduating in 1999, has begun his fourth season as head coach of the Lynn Jets hockey team. The all-Lynn team consists of 11 students from Classical, 10 from English, and one from Tech. The Jets are 1-2...

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Hello

December 20, 2011
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Hello

Luke Dilisio, 4, a pre-K student at the Sisson School in Lynn, gets nose to nose with this horse at a local stable. Luke says he loves horses.

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Olympic Gardens Pub and Grill Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

December 20, 2011
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Olympic Gardens Pub and Grill Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy joined Nick Nikolopoulos and his family and friends at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for his new restaurant, Olympic gardens Pub and Grill located on Buffum Street. Nikolopoulos is cutting the ribbon at the ceremony Monday  

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Classical Softball Star Bartlett Accepted to Franklin Pierce

December 20, 2011
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Classical Softball Star Bartlett Accepted to Franklin Pierce

Lynn Classical senior softball star Chelsey Bartlett has been accepted to Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire. Bartlett is the starting catcher for the reigning Northeastern Conference champion Classical softball team. A senior captain, she’s an All-Scholastic candidate on a team that returns several highly skilled softball players. Bartlett is currently playing hockey for...

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Auditorium AC Project Needs Additional Funds

December 20, 2011
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Putting air conditioning into the city hall auditorium will cost $750,000, of which Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy has already found $235,000. The last $500,000 or so will have to come from the city and or from private capital sources, according to Jamie Marsh, the city’s Community Development Director and the head of the auditorium....

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Standard Bearer Clark Instrumental in Helping Lady Bulldogs Establish a Quality Hockey Program

December 20, 2011
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Mackenzie Clark may produce a Lynn first one day: she could be inducted in to two high school Halls of Fame. Clark, a senior at Lynn English, is the Lady Bulldogs hockey program’s all-time leading scorer and captain. She is off to a sizzling start this season, most recently netting a goal and two...

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Merry Christmas Happy Holiday

December 20, 2011
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Christmas 2011 is days away. Most of us are busy preparing for the holiday. All of us this year are receiving a great present – the official end of the war in Iraq. Nine Christmas celebrations have come and gone since we invaded Iraq. Thousands of brave Americans died there and tens of thousands...

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Obituaries 12-20-2011

December 20, 2011
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Joseph LeBlanc Revere resident Joseph P. “Joe” LeBlanc of Revere died suddenly on December 3. He was 61 years old. He was the loving husband of Jean (Pouche) LeBlanc, with whom he shared 32 years of marriage. Born and raised in Saugus, he was the son of the late Alphe and Eva (Robichaud) LeBlanc....

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A Tony Award: Former Classical Star Garners All-new England Honors

December 13, 2011
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A Tony Award: Former Classical Star Garners All-new  England Honors

Tony Johnson was a standout in the Lynn Classical High School football program, excelling as a two-way starter for then-head coach Matt Durgin. Just moments after receiving his plaque Thursday night for being named one of the top college football players in New England this season, Johnson reflected on Durgin’s influence in his life....

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Grand Standards: Lynn Girl Sets out to Sell More Than a 1,000 Boxes of Girl Scout Cookies

December 13, 2011
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Grand Standards: Lynn Girl Sets out to Sell More Than a 1,000 Boxes of Girl Scout Cookies

Lynn’s Angelina Correia has become quite an expert at selling cookies. And it’s a good thing as she hopes to become a baker some day. For the past two years, the Lynn Girl Scout has sold more than 1,000 boxes of cookies, and this year she’s trying to hit that high mark again. Certainly,...

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St. Mary’s Purchases Commercial Property at 26-38 Tremont Street

December 13, 2011
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The Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s High School of Lynn has purchased a commercial property located at 26-38 Tremont Street. The high school took possession of the property two weeks ago, according to Head of School Dr. Ray Bastarache. The property was purchased from Brian Bloch. The Essex County Register of Deeds listed...

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St. Mary’s Begin Title Defense with Impressive Jamboree Victory over RHS

December 13, 2011
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The St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team looked very impressive in a solid win over Revere in the Duchane Jamboree Saturday at Lynn Classical High School. The Lady Spartans are the defending Division 3 state champions. The program has soared to incredible heights under head coach Jeffrey Newhall. “I think we have a...

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A Royal Road: Classical Softball Team Will Test Its Championship Mettle in Nonleague Clash Vs. King Philip

December 13, 2011
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Chris Warren must know that his Lynn Classical softball team is going to be very, very good in 2012. Warren has scheduled the toughest team in Massachusetts for a non-league game for Friday night, May 11: reigning two-time defending state champion King Philip Regional High School of Wrentham. It’s already being billed as the...

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The Lady and the Birds

December 13, 2011
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Most of us like birds and smaller animals in general. Many of us have dogs and cats or fish or even guinea pigs and snakes. Most of us like old ladies who like to feed the birds. We also like people who feed animals in general during the winter months when food can be...

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Mayor Concerned About Canning

December 13, 2011
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When we first heard about the mayor’s concern about local canning being out of control, we had to step back and wonder – who is canning what? Some of us thought raspberries were being canned. Others believed it was olives only to find out the canning the mayor is so concerned about is kids...

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Obituaries 12-13-2011

December 13, 2011
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Donald Reardon Of New Hampshire, formerly of Winthrop Donald K. Reardon of Rochester, NH died November 23 at his home surrounded by his family and his dog, Bailey, after a long illness. He was 65 years old. He was born in Winthrop on September 10, 1946, the son of the late Donald and Marion...

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Place in Community of Level 3 Sex Offender Being Questioned

December 6, 2011
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A level 3 sex offender with a violent past thinks its OK for him to live wherever he wants in this city and he has told the city government so. “I have every right to live here,”  said Richard Galzerano during an interview recently with a reporter at his Daytona Road home. But does...

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Sacred Heart School Will Hold Enchanted Village This Weekend

December 6, 2011
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Sacred Heart School Will Hold Enchanted Village This Weekend

The elves have been hard at work at Sacred Heart School in Lynn preparing for a major event that will take place on Friday, Dec. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will include an outdoor skating rink, pony rides, and Enchanted Village, a...

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Woman Dies; Man Survives Accident on Fox Hill Bridge

December 6, 2011
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A grey Mercedes SUV driven by a Dorchester man was crossing the Fox Hill Bridge heading south out of Lynn when it struck a barrier, careened across the roadway, hit a traffic gate and then literally flew into the Saugus River early in the morning Monday. The SUV slid under water. Moments later, Lynn...

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Occupying Lynn

December 6, 2011
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The Occupy Boston protesters have moved into Jamaica Plain and into Davis Square in Somerville. Why haven’t they come to Lynn? They could encamp on Lynn Common although we’d bet hardly anyone in this city would understand what the heck they were doing encamping in Lynn Common during the winter and nearly freezing to...

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Remembering the Past

December 6, 2011
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This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor surprise attack by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. Most Americans alive today cannot recall that day and year. They can’t even recall what the surprise attack was about nor is there the sense that this one attack galvanized a sleeping giant – the...

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Obituaries 12-06-2011

December 6, 2011
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Grace ‘Cookie’ McWilliams East Boston Resident Grace C. “Cookie” (Carideo) McWilliams died in East Boston on November 27. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis J. “Red” McWilliams; mother of Mitchell McWilliams of Berkley, MA, Susan Kasian of Lynn, Daniel McWilliams of Billerica, Sharon Romilly of Littleton, Linda Gadbois of Winthrop, Joyce...

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Bulldogs Are Playoff Bound! English Hosts Everett Tonight

December 2, 2011
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Bulldogs Are Playoff Bound! English Hosts Everett Tonight

It is arguably the biggest high school football confrontation in Lynn’s modern sports history when the Lynn English Bulldogs face Everett’s Crimson Tide – the No. 1-ranked football team in Massachusetts – with a 22-game win streak – at Manning Field Tuesday night. It is the first time in 21 years that an English...

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