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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Finnigan Nets Hat trick as Lynn Jets Beat Marblehead

December 28, 2010
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The Lynn Jets high school ice hockey team made an early-season statement in a 5-3 victory over a strong Marblehead High team last Wednesday night at Connery Rink. But head coach Joe Conlon said the team won’t be looking back after one of the co-op (Classical and English) team’s biggest regular season wins in...

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Out with the Old, in with the New

December 28, 2010
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Another year of our lives is coming to a close. The year is ending not with a bang, but rather, with a whimper, as TS Eliot might have written of it. It was the best of years. It was the worst of years as Charles Dickens might have put it. Mark Twain wrote that...

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Obituaries 12-28-2010

December 28, 2010
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James Mambuca Member of American Legion and former Scout Master James L. “Jim” Mambuca of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on December 24. A member of American Legion Post 65, he was a former Scout Master for many years. He was the beloved husband of Marilyn E (Bellissimo) Mambuca;  devoted father of Anthony...

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Disney Pass

December 21, 2010
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Disney Pass

St. Mary’s coasts past the competition in Florida tourneyThe St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team had enjoyed the full Disney experience: trips to the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Universal Studios, and Animal Kingdom, a characters’ breakfast with Mickey and Donald and the crew, and Florida-like temperatures in the 70s. But there was still one...

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Lynn Board of Health Sanitary Inspector pays $5,000 civil penalty

December 21, 2010
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Daniel Dean, a sanitary inspector with the Lynn Board of Health, has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine and opted out of a hearing by admitting he repeatedly violated the state’s conflict of interest law. Dean had been acting as both an inspector and a constable since 2005. According to his statements given to...

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Christmas 2010

December 21, 2010
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Christmas 2010 will go down in history as a great holiday celebration. Peace on earth. Good will to men. It is, indeed, all about that. If there was no Internet, evening news, radio talk shows or morning newspapers, and if we paid closer attention to our own psychic lives, Christmas 2010 would be pristine....

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Obituaries 12-21-2010

December 21, 2010
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Annie Vacca Revere resident Annie (Mercurio) Vacca of Revere died on December 16. The beloved wife of the late Philip S. Vacca, she was the devoted mother of Diane Clanton of Saugus and Louis Vacca and his wife, Joan, of Melrose; cherished grandmother of Robert Conte of Saugus, Mark Clanton and his wife, Kristin,...

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