St. Mary’s High School Students Win Mwra Writing Contest

July 8, 2011
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St. Mary’s High School Students Win Mwra Writing Contest

MWRA is pleased to announce that three students of St. Mary’s High School in Lynn won MWRA’s 30th Annual Writing Contest. Christina Mignosa, grade 9, won Second Place for her essay. Cristian Abarca and Alexandria Fisher, also grade 9, received Honorable Mention. This year, students across the MWRA service area were challenged to write...

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The Fourth of July 2011

July 8, 2011
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July 4 marked the 235th year of American Independence. It is a worthy occasion noting the anniversary of one of the great days in world history. If you are the type who appreciates history, the 235th anniversary of anything is a major occasion. If you are a European, there are celebrations that go back...

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Agganis Classics Are Best

July 8, 2011
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There are several reasons that Harry Agganis All-Star Classics Week has become the area’s premier summer sports extravaganza for graduating players, coaches, and fans. One is you get the opportunity to see the best athletes perform for the final time in their high school careers. Take Rockport’s sensational soccer goalie, Keady Segel. Segel will...

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Obituaries 07-05-2011

July 8, 2011
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Eugenia Russo Retired Seamstress Eugenia (Capano) Russo of Revere died on June 28 at the Light House Nursing Home. She was 89 years old. A retired seamstress, she was born in Italy, the daughter of the late Luigi and Rosaria Capano and was the beloved wife of the late Dominic (Lieutenant Revere Fire Department);...

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Lynn Lightning Win Softball Tournament

June 28, 2011
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Lynn Lightning Win Softball Tournament

The Lynn Lightning team faced competition from all around New England going 5-1 over the 2 days.  In Sunday’s Championship game the Lightning were down 1-0 to the Franklin, MA Fusion entering the bottom of the 7th and scored 2 runs for the victory.  With one out in the 7th inning Lauren Pohlmeyer laced...

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Yawkey Scholars Program Awards $1 Million to Students from Mass.

June 28, 2011
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Yawkey Scholars Program Awards $1 Million to Students from Mass.

This spring the Yawkey Foundations awarded scholarships to 22 high school seniors from Massachusetts. Each of the recipients displayed a high level of academic achievement, leadership potential and was involved in a balance of community, school and work activities.  The 2011 Yawkey Scholars include Kaitlyn Farmer, a 2011 graduate of Lynn English High School...

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Warren Named Globe Coach of the Year

June 28, 2011
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The Lynn Classical softball program’s 21-win season has earned its leader one of the state’s most esteemed awards: Boston Globe Coach of the Year. Chris Warren, Classical softball coach for the past 12 seasons, received the Globe’s top honor in the newspaper’s All-Scholastic edition Sunday. Classical won the Northeastern Conference Large title with a...

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GE Contracted Janitors are on Unfair Labor Practice Strike

June 28, 2011
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What: 24-hour unfair labor practice strike and picket by Complete Cleaning employees that clean General Electric plant in Lynn to combat Complete Cleaning’s retaliatory firing of workers and other illegal unfair labor practices Where: General Electric plant at 1100 Western Ave, Lynn, Mass. When: 24-hour strike announced for Monday June 27, planned to last...

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LynnCam in the Hot Seat; Mayor Should Back Off

June 28, 2011
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By all accounts, it appears as though the mayor, her minions and the daily are making an attempt to oust the President of LynnCam’s Board of Directors, Karen Chapman. Ms. Chapman, we believe, does an admirable job of running LynnCam in the absence of an executive director. As a LynnCam viewer, this writer can...

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A Plan for a Brand: Mayor Kennedy Considers Marketing Campaign for the City

June 22, 2011
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A Plan for a Brand: Mayor Kennedy Considers Marketing Campaign for the City

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy announced at a Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast Friday that the city is considering a new branding and marketing campaign for the city. “I was approached a couple of weeks ago by the EDIC who brought this really incredible branding/marketing campaign that somebody had devised as part of a...

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Clancy Tournament will Continue in 2012

June 22, 2011
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We are pleased to announce that after a meeting between Edward ‘Chip’ Clancy, Frank Carey, Gary Molea, Jeff Newhall and Bill Devin, that the Clancy Tournament will continue for many years to come on Memorial Day weekend at Fraser Field. Following are some of the adjustments made to the tournament with some other details...

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The Mayor’s 18 Month State of City Comments

June 22, 2011
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Detailing her 18 months in office at Gannon Golf Course on the clubhouse deck last week at the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy concentrated, and rightly so, on public safety and what she has done to improve the enforcement portion of the equation. To her credit, she noted the hiring...

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Obituaries 06-21-2011

June 22, 2011
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Joncarlos Perez 2011 graduate of Peabody High School Joncarlos Perez of Peabody died on June 11 as a result of a car accident while on vacation in the Dominican Republic. He was 18 years old. An avid student of mixed-martial arts at Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts in Salem, he leaves behind an incredible...

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When They Show Up Good Things Happen

June 22, 2011
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The mayor’s speech to Chamber members at Gannon was well attended and well received. Kudos to Executive Director Leslie Gould, Joanne Power, and Sandra Lewis. They put together a great program and drew a big crowd and it was all done in a professional manner. Good things happen when they show up to do...

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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

June 20, 2011
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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

The Evening News with Walter Cronkite evokes a time, the years 1967-1971, and the shift in ideals and experience through the closely observed eyes of Jack Krivitsky. He goes off to college in 1967 straddling two worlds: the upper middle class Jewish world where he’s grown up privileged on Boston’s North Shore, and is...

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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

June 16, 2011
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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

One of our photographers grabbed this historic shot Thursday morning of Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara exiting the charter plane at Logan Airport while hoisting the Stanley Cup into the air. A small group of fans were there to cheer on the team as they arrived back in Boston just after 8:30 a.m. on...

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A Proud English Graduate Moves On

June 14, 2011
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A Proud English Graduate Moves On

Whittredge overcame adversity and became a school leader Neil Whittredge’s message to his fellow graduates at Lynn English High School is: Accept change, create diversity, and push to succeed when adversity faces you.” Whittredge overcame some major obstacles in his life on his way to becoming a highly respected student leader and multi-sport athlete...

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Looking at Politics: Blame Everyone

June 14, 2011
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The John Pace dismissal isn’t exactly what it appears to be. Nothing is, really, as most of us know. Why Pace was dismissed by Chief Financial Officer Richard Fortucci is, among other things, the most talked about recent event at city hall. Pace was the mayor’s main guy at city hall, so his loss...

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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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