Hannah Byrne Signs Letter with Saint Anselm College Classical Senior will Play Softball

April 19, 2011
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Hannah Byrne Signs Letter with Saint Anselm College Classical Senior will Play Softball

It’s been a grand April for Lynn Classical softball star Hannah Byrne. She’s already hit a home run out of Cy Tenney Park in Peabody and helped save a no-hitter with her glove for pitcher Mackenzie Coppinger. This week she’s in sunny Orlando, Florida with the team on a spring trip. Byrne had two...

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Lynn Shelter Benefit Major Success

April 19, 2011
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Lynn Shelter Benefit Major Success

There are events and there was the Lynn Arts event for the Lynn Shelter Association which was held Friday evening at the Lynn Arts studios in Central Square. This evening gathering held to raise money for a good cause brought together people from all walks of life. The main performance room was a dazzling...

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Lynn’s Municipal Salaries Hold no Surprises

April 19, 2011
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The recent release by the city of Lynn’s municipal salaries – that is – the amount of money taxpayers are forking over to pay our various public employees for their yearly pay, shows no meaningful trends and gives away no surprises. At the highest level and slightly below, salaries are about as high as...

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Numbers Decline in Wyoma Little League

April 19, 2011
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Wyoma Little League, which held its opening day ceremonies Saturday, has always been one of the largest and most successful youth baseball organizations in the city and the region. Wyoma teams always seem to perform very well in the District 16 tournament and Lynn City Series and just a few years ago one of...

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Municipal Salaries Now and Then

April 19, 2011
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Most local newspapers print municipal salaries as though they are all about insults, shock and awe – that we should be shocked that municipal employees make good salaries and benefits with the awe – why should it be that way? About 30 years ago, municipal salaries from top to bottom were a fraction of...

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Obituaries 04-18-2011

April 19, 2011
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Derek Fula Died of Metatastic Melanoma Derek G. Fula of Lynn, formerly of Revere, died on April 13 following a two year battle with metastatic melanoma. He was 27 years old. He was the beloved son of Denise E. MacAllister of Everett and Gabriel A. DeSousa-Fula Sr. of Portugal’ cherished brother of Ellyse L....

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Permanent Mark – Tavernese Elected to Candlepin Bowling Hall of Fame

April 12, 2011
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Permanent Mark – Tavernese Elected to Candlepin Bowling Hall of Fame

Joseph Tavernese is candlepin royalty now, officially joining the pantheon of the greatest bowlers who ever participated in the sport. Tavernese, whose sterling record as a professional bowler includes 50 appearances on television, has been elected to the International Candlepin Bowling Association Hall of Fame. He will be inducted at the Hall of Fame...

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Lynn Tech Changing Guard Causing Raised Eyebrows

April 12, 2011
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There are big changes being made by the administration at Lynn Technical High School. Tech’s new principal Diane Paradis is apparently making moves seeking to put in place her own staffing preferences which has included, so far, the removal, replacement or retirement of the athletic director, a vice-principal, a star English teacher and a...

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Stale History Repeating Itself?

April 12, 2011
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It is spring, again with the summer heat just around the corner. Driving down the Lynnway two days ago with the front window down, a nauseating stench filled the car in the area of the Garelick Farms milk plant. No. This couldn’t be happening and so early in the season, we thought. But it...

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Lynn Police Marathon Team Raising Money for Cancer Kids

April 12, 2011
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A group of Lynn police officers are running the Boston Marathon to raise money for cancer victim – kids who are fighting for their lives. These are all good, good guys, doing the right thing for kids who are in the fight of their lives, literally. The members of the 2011 Lynn Police Marathon...

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Obituaries 04-12-2011

April 12, 2011
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Gloria MacDonald Of Lynn, formerly of Revere Gloria E. (DeLena) MacDonald, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly in Lynn on April 7. She was 80 years old. She was the wife of the late Frank “Mac” MacDonald; cherished mother of Steven R. MacDonald and his wife, Wendy, of Lynn, Lt. Col. Charles R. MacDonald and...

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Governor Tours Cohen-Hillel Academy

April 5, 2011
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Governor Tours Cohen-Hillel Academy

Gets a first hand look at Ford School mentoring program Cohen-Hillel students who share friendships with Ford School students and who also  share a mentoring program with them, were given a real treat during last week’s mentoring session. Not long after the Ford kids departed their bus and entered the highly regarded Marblehead Academy...

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Lynn Dancers Set to Perform on National Television Show

April 5, 2011
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Lynn Dancers Set to Perform on National Television Show

Phunk Phenomenon will debut Thursday night Four Lynn dancers, part of the Phunk Phenomenon dance group of Everett, will be appearing on the Music Television (MTV) show, “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew” that debuts Thursday at 10 p.m. Christopher DiNicola of Lynn is the leader of the dance group. His younger brothers,...

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Tatiana’s Cooks up Laughs

April 5, 2011
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Tatiana’s Cooks up Laughs

Sullivan-Toomey will host comedy show Saturday night Jeanne Sullivan-Toomey, who has been a professional comedian for two-and-half-years, will be hosting a comedy show this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Tatiana’s Restaurant, 70 Market St. Sullivan Toomey hosted her first show on March 24 and intends to bring comedy shows to Tatiana’s two or three...

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KIPP Academy Eagerly sought after by Parents Who Know

April 5, 2011
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There is an old adage in education circles that kids are only as good as their parents when it comes to achievement in the public schools. The same goes at KIPP where the academy recently held its long awaited lottery for 50 spots in its 5th grade class for next year. Almost 300 parents...

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Buzzy’s Fundraiser

April 5, 2011
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Councillor at large candidate Buzzy Barton’s campaign got off to a great start a few months back. However his fundraiser held last week shows the great political punch he will bring to the campaign. His time at the Brotherhood Club brought out an estimated 350 people – including 15 elected officials.   And his...

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Obituaries 04-05-2011

April 5, 2011
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Earl Reddick Touraine Paint retiree Earl D. Reddick of Swampscott, formerly of Lynn and Chelsea, died on March 31 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a short illness. He was 85 years old. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a graduate of Chelsea schools and a dedicated...

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Lynn Police, Cops for Kids with Cancer Assist Family of 4-year-old Diego Cornejo

March 30, 2011
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Lynn Police, Cops for Kids with Cancer Assist Family of 4-year-old Diego Cornejo

The local effort was led by Lynn Police officer and former basketball standout Mike Kmiec and his wife, Ashley, an officer in the Cambridge Police Department. The Lynn Police Department learned about four-year-old Diego Cornejo through an e-mail the department received in January from Annette Rinaldi. Annette owns a florist shop in Revere called...

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President Obama Honors Markos

March 30, 2011
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President Obama Honors Markos

George Markos, owner of Brothers Deli in Lynn, has received an award for community service from President Barack Obama. Markos was named as a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award in recognition of his work in the Lynn community. The award is presented through the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. The...

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Kidney Awareness Comedy Show Set for April 8

March 30, 2011
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Kidney Awareness Comedy Show Set for April 8

Area residents are invited to join Dave Lee and his family for a Night of Kidney Awareness Comedy Show on April 8, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Lynnfield Street. Dave’s ailment requires a kidney transplant and his search is ongoing for a donor match. Carl Phillips of...

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Mayor, meets with speaker, other mayors on gaming bill

March 30, 2011
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Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy and a host of other mayors met in a behind the door session with Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo at a location in North Revere last week. The discussion, which was not open to the press, was about an expanded gaming bill and of the possibility of casinos. Speaker...

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Lynn English High School – Hall of Fame 2011

March 30, 2011
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The Lynn English High School Hall of Fame induction was a great event. A number of prominent people whose lives are inextricably bound up in this city were honored by the high school. Those inducted were: Dr. Jill Maron, Claire Cavanagh, John Donovan, David Hughes, Charlie Long, Larry Pleau, Bradford Tilley, David Armstrong, Dom...

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Radiation in the Rain

March 30, 2011
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It sounds like the opening scene of a horror movie. Radiation is reported to be in the rain in New England as a result of the nuclear reactor malfunctions in Japan. And what do our public officials say? Don’t worry. It isn’t harmful? They tell us also that it isn’t in our water supply....

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Goods news at GE

March 30, 2011
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It comes as great news to Lynn residents working for General Electric now that GE has received a $247 million engine contract that secures employment at the River Works plant for another two years. In the post recession economic world we are living in today, two more years at full employment at GE in...

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