Rolling along at 50

February 3, 2014
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Rolling along at 50

The competitors in the Greek-American Bowling League are pictured at Jim Barber’s Lucky Strike Lanes Thursday night. The league is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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Wyoma Will Host LL State Finals in 2015

February 3, 2014
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Wyoma Will Host LL State Finals in 2015

Wyoma Little League, home to one of the North Shore’s most successful youth baseball and softball organizations, has been selected as the host of the 2015 Massachusetts State Little League Championships. It’s a huge honor for Wyoma as league officials had to submit an extensive proposal to the state board citing its suitability as...

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Lynn Breakers Heading to Ireland

February 3, 2014
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Lynn Breakers Heading to Ireland

The Lynn Breakers U-18 girls soccer team is pictured at a fundraiser held Saturday night at the Gannon Golf Course to help defray expenses for the team’s trip to Ireland for the 25th Emerald Cup Invitational this summer. Front row, from left, are Nicolette Angelli, Katherine Lozano, Krista Cuozzo, Briana Silva, and Erin McManus....

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Hogan’s Highlight: English Senior Scores 1,000th Point in Win over Danvers

February 3, 2014
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Hogan’s Highlight: English Senior Scores 1,000th Point in Win over Danvers

The balloons and posters were ready. The Speed Limit 1000 points T-shirts were ready. The plaque was ready. The Hogan family was ready. But was the star of the show, Fred Hogan, ready to furnish one of the signature moments of his superb basketball career at Lynn English High School? Not only was Fred...

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Lynn Trying to Raise $10 Million

February 3, 2014
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The Boys and Girls Clubs of Lynn have embarked on an ambitious $10 million capital campaign, with the goal of constructing a completely renovated center at their 25 North Common Street headquarters, according to board president Mario Capano, a Lynn attorney and Executive Director Robert “Obie” Barker. “The effort is being spearheaded by Nick...

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Greek-American Bowling League Marks Half Century on the Lanes

February 3, 2014
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Chris Ofilos began his participation in the Greek-American Bowling League in 1963. A half-century later, Ofilos, retired principal of Cobbet Elementary School,   is still competing and thoroughly enjoying his weekly bowling league with his friends and associates at Jim Barber’s Lucky Strike Lanes on Buffum Street. Ofilos, 75, said it was the late Arthur...

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Marvin Avery Did a Great Job Coaching at Lynn Tech

February 3, 2014
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The decision by Marvin Avery last week to step down as the head coach of the Lynn Tech boys basketball program caught many by surprise but the good news is that Avery will be continuing to coach AAU basketball and helping players advance their skills and pursue opportunities at the college level. Marvin Avery...

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The Lynn Classical High School Boys Basketball Team

January 31, 2014
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The Lynn Classical High School Boys Basketball Team

The Lynn Classical High School boys basketball team defeated Malden High 55-51 in the Good Sports Invitational Saturday at the TD Garden. The players and coaches are pictured at the Garden where the team enjoyed the experience of playing on the Celtics’ famed parquet floor. Front row, from left, are Derell Hendricks, Adam Nickolas,...

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Hitting the Super Time: Lynn Native Jim Mello Will Referee in Super Bowl

January 31, 2014
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The Super Bowl is already the most watched sports event of the year but Lynn fans have another reason to view the National Football League’s championship game with interest. Jim Mello, a Lynn native and 1975 graduate of St. Mary’s High School, will be one of the referees in the big game Sunday at...

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Rep. Walsh Announces Departure from State House

January 31, 2014
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State Representative Steven Walsh, a Lynn Democrat with 11 years of experience as a legislator, announced last week that he has accepted a position as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Community Hospitals (MCCH) beginning in March. Rep. Walsh has told the Journal that his last day in the State House will be...

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Lynn Democrats to Caucus Feb. 8

January 31, 2014
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Lynn Democrats will hold a caucus at the Lynn Housing Authority Community Room, 10 Church Street on Saturday, February 8, 11:00AM (doors open at 10:15AM; registration closes promptly at 10:45am) to elect 50 delegates and 21 alternates to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention that will be held on Friday, June 13 and Saturday,...

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Three Candidates Emerging in Race to Replace Walsh

January 31, 2014
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Within hours of Representative Steven Walsh’s announcement that he was leaving the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the 11th Essex District to pursue a new challenge working for the Massachusetts Council of Community Hospitals, three Lynn public officials signaled their intent to seek election as Walsh’s replacement, with Councilor-a-Large Brendan Crighton even going so...

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Rep. Walsh Will Be Missed: His Departure Leaves a Void in Lynn

January 31, 2014
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State Representative Steven Walsh’s decision to leave the House of Representatives to take a position as the Executive Director of the Massaachusetts Council of Community Hospitals leaves a void not only on the political scene, but also for the people of Lynn whom Walsh has served so well since first being elected to the...

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Two Local Students Athletic Awards at Lawrence Academy

January 31, 2014
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Students from Lynn and Swampscott earned recognition for their athletic accomplishments during the fall trimester at Lawrence Academy in Groton, Massachusetts. Lynn junior Amadu Kunateh  was named All-ISL for a third year by the Independent School League following his performance on a record-breaking Lawrence Academy soccer team. The undefeated  Spartans (13-0-4 overall, 12-0-3 league)...

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Obituaries 01-28-2014

January 31, 2014
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Mary D. Lamoureux Was 100 years old Mrs. Mary D. (Krevosky) Lamoureux, age 100, died at home January 24. Born in Auburn, MA, she was the daughter of the late John and Josephine (Osmolka) Krevosky and beloved wife of the late Francis R. Lamoureux.  She was raised and educated in Auburn and attended the...

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Super Haircuts Sunday February 2nd at Sport Clips

January 28, 2014
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Sport Clips Haircuts, a hairstyling venue where men and boys are treated to an “MVP Experience” in a sports-themed environment,  is offering its customers a special on haircuts Sunday February 2nd before the big football game. Even though our local team won’t be in New York, we’ll still have a super deal for you....

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St. Mary’s High School Boys Basketball Youth Night

January 21, 2014
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  Friday 01/24/14 at St. Mary’s High School All children 8th grade or younger get in St. Mary’s boys basketball game game for Free. Varsity game starts at 6:30PM

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Stinson’s Milestone Moment: Lynn English Basketball Star Reaches 1,000 Points

January 21, 2014
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Stinson’s Milestone Moment: Lynn English Basketball Star Reaches 1,000 Points

Lynn English senior Catherine Stinson has been playing basketball since she was four years old – and she’s been very good at it for a long time. “She’s worked hard at everything she has done and was always at the park – Flax Pond, Marian Gardens, Pine Hill, the Meadows – since she was...

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MLK Service Day Draws More than 200 Volunteers: Volunteer Service Honors the Legacy of Dr. King with Project Around the City

January 21, 2014
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MLK Service Day Draws More than 200 Volunteers: Volunteer Service Honors the Legacy of Dr. King with Project Around the City

The Third Annual Lynn Community MLK Jr. Service Day got an early start Monday morning, as volunteers gathered at Girls Inc. beginning around 9 a.m. to get their orientation and volunteer assignments and get to work. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day was begun by Americorps nearly a decade ago, as a way to...

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Traffic Study Finds Possible Impacts from New Marshall Middle School: Final Study Results Not yet Available

January 21, 2014
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The initial finding of a traffic study being completed as part of the new Marshall Middle School project, have identified a potential traffic impact at the corner of Brookline and Chatham streets, as a negative impact of the project. The intersection, which is currently lightly traveled – could see cars exiting Brookline Street stacking...

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He Had a Dream: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

January 21, 2014
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Despite the countless number of times that we have heard Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches on TV news shows and specials over the past 50 years (okay, we’re revealing how old we are), we never fail to feel a chill run through us when we listen to his words in that distinctive voice and...

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Obituaries 01-21-2014

January 21, 2014
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Florence T. (St. Laurent) Cole of Lynn Florence T. (St. Laurent) Cole, 87, of Lynn and formerly of Rockport, died Jan. 17 after a lengthy illness. She was the beloved wife of the late George L. Cole, her husband of 67 years who predeceased her by one week. Born in Lynn, she was the...

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Penguin Plunge

January 14, 2014
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Penguin Plunge

Lynn Penguins had their annual New Year’s Day swim at King’s Beach. Lynn Penguins generously donated $260 to support the Friends of Lynn & Nahant Beach.

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Lynn Inaugural Exercises

January 14, 2014
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Lynn Inaugural Exercises

Councilors-at-Large Buzzy Barton and Brendan Crighton provide a ceremonial escort for Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy in to Lynn Auditorium as spectators respond with a standing ovation.

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