Casino Bombshell

December 4, 2012
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Looking at the recent developments in the casino license process from a Lynn perspective the re-entry of Las Vegas casino billionaire Steve Wynn into the bidding of the only Greater Boston area casino license has created a new twist into what was thought to be an almost certain lock by the owners of Suffolk...

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Obituaries 12-04-2012

December 4, 2012
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Luciano ‘John’ Cordova Lynn Sanitation and Parks Department Retiree Luciano J. “John” Cordova of Lynn died November 27 in Union Hospital after a long illness.  He was 96 years old. The beloved husband of the late Helen F. (DiPietro) Cordova, he was born in Lynn, the son of the late Luciano and Pasqualina (Girizzo)...

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Devin signs with Stony Brook and Navigators

November 30, 2012
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Devin signs with Stony Brook and Navigators

When you’re ranked as the third best high baseball player in Massachusetts and the 31st-ranked catcher in the United States, good things happen in your career. And for Lynn Classical senior Kyle Devin, it’s been a career off-season home run, just like those he used to hit in droves out of the West Lynn...

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Lynn Tech Pool Named in Honor of Peter Sawin

November 30, 2012
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The swimmers at Tech, Classical, and English began their seasons this week practicing in the Peter A. Sawin Natatorium. The city dedicated the Tech swimming pool Sunday in memory of Sawin, a former Lynn schoolteacher and high school swimming coach who in 1986 was inducted in to the Eastern Massachusetts Swim Coaches Hall of...

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Congratulations, Coach Durgin and St. Mary’s Football Team

November 30, 2012
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We congratulate St. Mary’s head football coach Matt Durgin and his players on winning the Catholic Central League championship and wish the Spartans good luck in their playoff game Tuesday at Manning Field. Matt Durgin has been an outstanding mentor to his current players and to those athletes he coached at Classical. He has...

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Lunch with Santa is Always a Fun Event

November 30, 2012
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The Lynn Parks and Recreation will sponsor “Lunch with Santa” this Saturday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old Tyme Italian Cuisine on Boston Street. This is an enjoyable event that Lynn Parks Director Lisa Nerich hosts each year and the children truly enjoy dining with Santa Claus and participating...

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Obituaries 11-30-2012

November 30, 2012
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Frances Larson Retired Nurse, Active in Many Organizations Frances I. (Brown) Larson of Peabody died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on November 23 at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Larson, having shared 60 years of marriage. Frances was born in Eastport, ME, the daughter of...

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Breed Teacher Plants Seeds for Hands-on Learning

November 13, 2012
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Breed Teacher Plants Seeds for Hands-on Learning

As part of their Nature Friday classes this fall, teacher Annette Hoyt’s students installed a raised garden bed between Breed Middle School and the teachers’ parking lot. Students first leveled the ground by digging at one end and adding bricks to the other. They also gained experience in using levels to make sure the...

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St. Mary’s Football Wins CCL Championship

November 13, 2012
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St. Mary’s Football Wins CCL Championship

The St. Mary’s High school football team laid claim to the Catholic Central Large championship with an impressive 32-6 victory over Archbishop Williams Saturday at Manning Field. Junior running back Jordan Collier rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns while junior defensive back Austin Harvey set the tone with a first-quarter interception return for...

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Girl Power : Kaley Sirois Fits in as the Only Girl on East Lynn Football ‘A’ Team

November 13, 2012
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Girl Power : Kaley Sirois Fits in as the Only Girl on East Lynn Football ‘A’ Team

Kaley Sirois was an aspiring gymnast and soccer player but she now snowboards, plays basketball and softball – and is a quarterback for the East Lynn Pop Warner Bulldogs ‘A’ football team. Sirois is the only girl on the 25-player East Lynn contingent. Her athletic heritage comes from her parents, Rob and Jennifer. Rob...

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Tierney is Grateful for Lynn Vote

November 13, 2012
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Congressman John Tierney received a tremendous welcome upon his arrival at the Downtown Lynn Neighborhood Association’s Neighborfest Friday night at Tatiana’s Restaurant. Tierney said he was grateful to the voters in Lynn for helping him get re-elected to the seat he has held for 16 years. Tierney received 21,631 votes in the city, far...

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The People Have Spoken : Obama, Warren, and Local Democrats Big Winners

November 13, 2012
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Ten years ago this week, a majority of Lynn voters joined with the rest of the Commonwealth in electing Mitt Romney as our governor, sending him on a trajectory that would take Romney within a whisker (or two) of becoming President of the United States. But a decade later, Lynn joined with the rest...

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Obituaries 11-13-2012

November 13, 2012
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Gus Sachetta Member of IBEW and Everett Retired Mens Association Gus Sachetta of Everett died on November 7. A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a 55 year member of the I.B.E.W. Local 103 and a 30 year member and organizer of the Everett Retired Mens Association. He was the beloved...

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Aannual Memorial Fundraiser

November 6, 2012
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Aannual Memorial Fundraiser

The Hennessey, Sawyer, and Comeau families hosted the Dawn Marie Fellows and Grifyn Sawyer Aannual Memorial Fundraiser Sunday to benefit the Make-Aa-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Seated are Sandy Comeau and Bob Comeau. Standing, from left, are Jennie Hennessey, Event Chairman Shawn Hennessey, Erin Flaherty of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and committee members...

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A Star on Defense : Russo Has Been a Standout for the St. Mary’s Soccer Team

November 6, 2012
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A Star on Defense : Russo Has Been a Standout for the St. Mary’s Soccer Team

Defensive players don’t usually get the headlines on a soccer field. From Pele to Maradona to Ronaldo to Beckham to Messi, offense has been the ticket to international fame. St. Mary’s High School soccer captain Michael Russo of Lynn understands the plight of unsung defensive players. He is the undisputed backbone of the Spartans’...

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High Voter Turnout Predicted for Lynn

November 6, 2012
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Lynn City Clerk Mary Audley is predicting a 65 percent turnout of voters for today’s election. After months of watching campaigns ads on television, Lynn residents will have the opportunity to cast their votes at polls throughout the city. Audley said there are 50,604 registered voters in the city. Of that number, there are...

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Duo Indicted in Roxbury Homicide

November 6, 2012
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Two North Shore men have been indicted in the May shooting death of 33-year-old Steven Fuentes in Roxbury, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley. The Suffolk County Grand Jury on Thursday returned indictments charging George Ortega, 29, of Lynn, and Anthony King Solomon, 32, of Everett, with first-degree murder and unlawful possession...

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Connery Ice Rink Holds ‘cell Phones for Soldiers’ Fundraiser

November 6, 2012
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Throughout the month of November, FMC Ice Sports will be holding a Cell Phones for Soldiers Charity Fundraiser at the Connery Ice Rink in Lynn, MA. Arena visitors are encouraged to bring in used cell phones for the Cell Phones for Soldiers Program. Each guest who donates a used cell phone will receive a...

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Excellent Teamwork : Lynn Carried out Its Plan Well for Hurricane Sandy

November 6, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy hit Lynn hard with its strong winds and driving rain but a well-executed plan by city officials helped minimize the effects of the tremendous storm and accelerated the city’s recovery from it. Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, Emergency Management Director Thomas Hines, Acting DPW Director Manny Alcantara and his department, Fire Chief Dennis...

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Obituaries 11-06-2012

November 6, 2012
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Ralph Carrozza, Jr. Teacher of Master Masonry Ralph Carrozza, Jr. of Salem, NH, formerly of Wilmington and Revere, died unexpectedly on October 30 at Holy Family Medical Center of Methuen after being stricken at his Salem, NH home. He was 61 years old. Born in Boston and raised in Revere where his family lived...

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Sandy Slams into Lynn

October 30, 2012
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Sandy Slams into Lynn

Hurricane Sandy arrived on the North Shore Monday and began to batter the seawall on Lynn shore Drive. Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy declared a State of Emergency for the city due to the impact of the storm.

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Democrats Rally Together at Unity Breakfast at Porthole : Lynn Connection to New Red Sox Manager Farrell

October 30, 2012
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Democrats Rally Together at Unity Breakfast at Porthole : Lynn Connection to New Red Sox Manager Farrell

Bill Terlecky, general manager of the North Shore Navigators who are based at Fraser Field in Lynn, and John Farrell, new manager of the Boston Red Sox, have an association in professional baseball that dates back to 1986. Terlecky was the general manager of the Double-A Waterbury Indians for whom Farrell was a starting...

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Be Sure to Vote : It’s Your Choice….and It’s a Big One

October 30, 2012
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The pundits have proclaimed that the upcoming Presidential election presents the starkest contrast between the candidates of the major parties in generations. And for once, we agree with the pundits. The gaping chasm separating Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on virtually every issue facing our nation, and their vision...

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Obituaries 10-30-2012

October 30, 2012
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Mary Anne Demchak Owned the Nicholas Studio of Photograph of Swampscott for more than 30 years Mary Anne (Luscinski) Demchak of swampscott died at the Spaulding of the North Shore in Salem after a brief illness on October 27. She was 97 years old. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Ralph and...

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