Obituaries 01-25-2011

January 25, 2011
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Marie Wonoski Avid Red Sox Fan Marie (DiStacio) Wonoski of East Boston, formerly of Lynn, died on January 20 after a long illness. She was an avid Red Sox fan and finally seeing the sox win it all twice made her happy. She was the loving mother of Donald DiNicola and his wife, Pam,...

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Martin Luther King Day Brings All of us Together

January 18, 2011
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Martin Luther King Day Brings All of us Together

The 25th Annual Martin Luther King Day was celebrated in Lynn with a major event sponsored by the Community Minority Cultural Center. Held at Lynn City Hall on Monday morning, the event drew hundreds of people from all walks of life who came to remember the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King....

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Long-time Political Printing Business Shuts its Doors

January 18, 2011
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Long-time Political Printing Business Shuts its Doors

A regional political landmark business on Beach Street in Revere closed last week after decades and decades of serving politicians in Lynn and the surrounding area. Art-Tone Studios, a screen printing shop that has been open for 50 years, has been printing political bumper stickers and other campaign literature for generations, and the businesses’...

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Classical Girls Basketball Team is on Pace for Tourney Berth

January 18, 2011
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Classical Girls Basketball Team is on Pace for Tourney Berth

You could call the Lynn Classical girls basketball team a “surprising” 7-3 at the midway point ofthe season but Rams teams led by head coach Tom Sawyer have made a habit of exceeding expectations. Classical is on pace for a berth in the State Tournament after besting Swampscott, 44-30, Friday night on the Rams’...

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Alice O’Neil

January 18, 2011
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Alice O’Neil

By Josh Resnek and Cary Shuman Alice O’Neil, by every stretch of the imagination, was a legendary figure in the life and times of youth sports in this city for 40 years. Because of her leadership and interest in the youth of this city, many Lynn Little League baseball players had a great experience...

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The Storm Aftermath

January 18, 2011
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That was a real storm last week. Lynn got buried, as we all have come to know. Snowfall here was heavier than in Boston – which was heavy. Snow removal was a fulltime job for a few days. The plowing here is so constant that no matter how many times some of us would...

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The Patriots

January 18, 2011
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The utter and complete failure of the Patriots Sunday against the Jets has thrown the region into a state of wonder and despair. The wonder comes from having expected a certain victory. The despair arises from the stunning nature of the defeat. Bottom line, the Pats didn’t come to play and the Jets did....

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Obituaries 01-18-2011

January 18, 2011
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Elaine Bernstein Loved fine art, culture and chocolate Elaine Bernstein, formerly of Medford, died peacefully on January 11. She was the widow of Henry Bernstein, the daughter of Sadie and Jacob Stone, sister to Edith Ross, Ann Stone, Mickey and Morris Stone.  She left a legacy of love, strength, and sensibility to her two...

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Coakley’s Office is Investigating Alleged Misconduct at Trash Incineration Plant on the Rumney Marsh

January 11, 2011
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Coakley’s Office is Investigating Alleged Misconduct at Trash Incineration Plant on the Rumney Marsh

-By Seth Daniel For the Journal A whistleblower lawsuit against the RESCO trash incineration plant on the Rumney Marsh has apparently triggered an investigation by Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office, and one local group wants some information now. The lawsuit has been ongoing since 2009, and Coakley’s office is believed to have been investigating...

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City Mobilizes for Snowstorm

January 11, 2011
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By Joshua Resnek editor@lynnjournal.com With one big storm under our wings, now comes the second of the season and the first of the New Year. The city has mobilized its forces, from snow plows to ticket enforcement for those who don’t keep their sidewalks and pathways clean of the white stuff. Hundreds of tickets...

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Lynn Man Arrested in Connection with Bank Robbery in Everett

January 11, 2011
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Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with an attempted robbery of the Century Bank in Everett and subsequent police-involved shooting, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone and Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie informed the public today. Robert Giannino, 34, of Medford, was arrested by Boston Police Department this afternoon and was transported...

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Snow Emergency

January 11, 2011
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By all accounts, it appears that a major snowstorm is bearing down on us. After the last storm, more than 300 tickets were given out for failure to remove snow from sidewalks and pathways. We urge city officials to give strict instructions to those given the power to ticket that mercy should be shown...

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Overlooked and Under-utilized

January 11, 2011
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Lewis Street is the most under-utilized potential commercial and retail success existing in the city today. Instead of endlessly trying to dream up plans that will re-start the downtown, why not concentrate efforts on the busiest part of Lewis Street where business is abundant, where there are very few vacancies, and where there is...

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Lynn Tech Track Star gives New Meaning to the Term ‘Letter Winner’

January 11, 2011
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Lynn Tech Track Star gives New Meaning to the Term ‘Letter Winner’

By Cary Shuman cary@lynnjournal.com There’s some extra effort happening at Lynn Tech. That’s the main ingredient that has led to senior Arthina Robert’s success in the school’s track program. Tech assistant athletic director Joe Skeadas deserves credit for extra effort, too, as it was upon his recommendation that Robert decided to submit an entry...

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Obituaries 01-11-2011

January 11, 2011
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Helen Robinson Traveler’s Insurance retiree Helen D. (Johnson) Robinson of Lynn died on December 30. She was 89 years old. A retired claims associate for the Traveler’s Insurance Co. in Boston, she was the wife of the late Lawrence Robinson; the beloved mother of Charles S. Robinson and Lawrence Robinson, both of Lynn, and...

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It is Never too Early to Talk About a Mayor’s Run

January 4, 2011
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It is Never too Early to Talk About a Mayor’s Run

When first word was received recently that Council President Tim Phelan’s presidency might be challenged by a colleague chomping at the bit for more power, it turned my attention to the mayor’s position. But before I go there, it appears that Phelan’s position is safe. What younger, brasher, more ambitious Lynn politicians always need...

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Shooting, Stabbing Welcome and Mar New Year Holiday

January 4, 2011
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No sooner had 2010 become 2011 when Lynn Police were called to the scene of a stabbing and a shooting. What a nice how do you do for the New Year. What a great way to welcome 2011. At about 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning, a Lynn woman, Cheryl Marino, 55, was shot. She was...

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Resolutions

January 4, 2011
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During this, the first week of the New Year, many of us will attempt to keep resolutions made in the heat of the moment shortly before the clock struck midnight over the weekend. Resolutions, as we have come to understand them in practice and reality, are much harder to keep than to make. New...

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Ringing in the New Year

January 4, 2011
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The scourge of random violence afflicting the most crowded and poverty stricken neighborhoods of the city continued into the early hours of the New Year. That the New Year would get off to such a negative beginning is both predictable and depressing – more depressing than predictable. It signals that we all have work...

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St. Mary’s Girls Capture Boverini Title

January 4, 2011
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St. Mary’s Girls Capture Boverini Title

The St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team stayed red hot, winning the Walter J. Boverini Lynn City Tournament last week with victories over Lynn Classical (61-30) and Lynn English (66-48). Senior guard Kirsten Ferrari took home the tournament’s Most Valuable Player Award. Ferrari scored 20 points and dished out 17 assists in the...

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Obituaries 01-04-2011

January 4, 2011
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Robert Withers Decorated World War II veteran, retired GE Production Engineer Robert S. Withers of Peabody died December 24 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers.  He was 90 years old. The husband of the late Catherine M. (Newman) Withers, he was born in Scotland, the son of the late David and Sarah (Mulhinch)...

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Huge Snowstorm Covers the City

December 28, 2010
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Huge Snowstorm Covers the City

An old fashioned Nor’Easter slammed New England Sunday night,coveringLynn with a deep snow cover, huge wind driven drifts, and a spectacle along the water during the high tides Sunday and especially Monday. Drifts went as high as four or five feet. Snowfall amounted to about two feet throughout the city. The city was turned...

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Woman of the Year

December 28, 2010
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Woman of the Year

Dr. Catherine Latham We haven’t always agreed with Dr. Latham but we have never questioned her sincerity or thought for one moment that everything she does is an effort at improving the Lynn Public School System. In many, many respects, Dr. Latham is an urban warrior, fighting the good fight at a time when...

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Man of the Year

December 28, 2010
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Man of the Year

Tim Phelan This year, we are delighted to name Council President Attorney Tim Phelan the Lynn Journal’s Man of the Year. Phelan one of the city’s best known and well-liked elected public officials has been a consistent ticket-topper and has served the city well as council president. Over the years, he has grown into...

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