ONE FINE FORUM: Mayoral Candidates Performed Well at First Debate

August 13, 2013
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Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy and City Council President Tim Phelan met in the first debate of the campaign last Wednesday at the Congregation Ahabat Shalom on Ocean Street. The Lynn Community Association, led by president Mary Trahan, sponsored the debate. Tom Sheehan served as the moderator. We commend the LCA for conducting an...

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Obituaries 08-13-2013

August 13, 2013
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Antoinetta DiRuzza Longtime Box Company Machine Operator Antoinetta DiRuzza died at her Revere home on August 8 surrounded by her family. A lifelong Revere resident, she worked for many years as a machine operator in a box company She was the beloved daughter of the late Phillip and Mary (Cristello) DiRuzza; dear sister of...

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Sign-ups for Fall Basketball League

August 13, 2013
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Sign-ups for Fall Basketball League

Sign-Ups For the Fall Youth Basketball League will be on August 19 and 26 @ REAL INC 208 Blossom St Extension Lynn Ma 01901. Real is Located on the Lynn way before the Clock Tower Building in the plaza behind Dunks!

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Mayoral Candidates to Face off in First Debate on Wednesday

August 7, 2013
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Mayoral Candidates to Face off in First Debate on Wednesday

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy will square off with Council president and Mayoral Challenger Timothy Phelan Wednesday night, August 7 at 7 p.m. at the Temple Ahabat on Ocean Street in a debate sponsored by the Lynn Community Association. The debate will be the first debate between the two Mayoral candidates in the 2013 Mayoral...

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Calnan Shines on English Hoop Team

August 7, 2013
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Calnan Shines on English Hoop Team

Shannon Calnan quietly had an outstanding career in the Lynn English High School basketball program. Surrounded by such high profile players as Catherine Stinson, Diondra Woumn and Janicia Duggins, Calnan, a three-year starter and two-year captain, helped the Lady Bulldogs win three Northeastern Conference championships. “Shannon accomplished some pretty special things in our program...

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Gannon Golf Club Junior Clinic is a Huge Success

August 7, 2013
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Jack Yanakakis is becoming a very good golfer on the tees, fairways, and greens of the Gannon Municipal Golf Course. The 12-year-old seventh grader at Pickering Middle School competes on the New England Junior Golf Tour and hopes to play golf in high school and college in the future. Yanakakis is in good company...

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Journal Feature to Profile Candidates in Election

August 7, 2013
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With contested races in nearly every local elected office on the ballot from mayor to School Committee, there are plenty of bumper stickers, yard signs and campaign flyers making their way around the city this fall. But campaign literature can only do so much to help a voter decide whom they want to support...

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August is Here

August 7, 2013
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Yes, the days have become noticeably shorter and there has been a chill in the air at night. And when the calendar turns to August, as it has, it’s sort of a signal that the new school year is not that far away and soon another summer will be in the books. But the...

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Death and Taxes

August 7, 2013
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The adage goes that the only certainty in life is death and taxes.  This seems to be ringing true for local drivers.  There is a plan afoot from the bureaucrats at the Department of Transportation to install new toll gates at both the entrances of the Sumner and Callahan Tunnel as well as the...

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Obituaries 08-06-2013

August 7, 2013
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Anna Buzun Retired Registered Nurse Anna C. (Kotolowski) Buzun of Saugus died after a long illness on July 27 at a local nursing home. She was 86 years old. Before her retirement, she was a registered nurse employed by the American Red Cross and as an assistant director of nursing in Peabody. She was...

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Dan Gisonno Retires as Pine Hill LL President: Calls for Citywide Merger

July 30, 2013
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Dan Gisonno Retires as Pine Hill LL President: Calls for Citywide Merger

Dan Gisonno is stepping down as the president of the Pine Hill Little League (PHLL), completing a successful three-year reign as leader of the organization. He was the player agent for three years before becoming president. Gisonno, 40, was the on-site coordinator and master of ceremonies for the Lynn Home Run Derby that concluded...

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Lynn Inspectors Close Illegal Boarding House: Two-family on Chatham Street Said to Contain 11 Padlocked Bedrooms

July 30, 2013
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A two-family Chatham Street home has been closed by city inspectors, who entered the home last week on Wednesday, July 24, because of concern over a large number of air conditioner units in windows. The inspection of the building was authorized after the city sought an administrative search warrant, because of the air conditioner...

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HAWC Opens New Lynn Outreach Office

July 30, 2013
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Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC, hawccdv.org), a domestic violence agency serving 23 communities on the North Shore has announced the opening of its new outreach office in Lynn, at 20 Central Street, Suite 505. The office is located near MBTA bus service and is within walking distance of the Lynn Commuter Rail Station....

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Gisonno’s Suggestion of LL Merger Merits Some Serious Consideration

July 30, 2013
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Dan Gisonno is a giant in this city’s youth baseball community. His three years of outstanding service as president of Pine Hill Little League – and seven years of involvement overall – allowed that organization to continue to provide an enjoyable and productive experience for young players in the Pine Hill section of Lynn....

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Dayshon Anderson Wins Lynn Little League Home Run Derby

July 30, 2013
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Dayshon Anderson clouted eight home runs to win the 2013 Lynn Little League Home Run Derby Sunday at Pine Hill Little League’s Chris Spagnoli Field. Anderson was a member of the Lynn Shore Little League champion White Sox team. He was selected to the All-Star team that advanced to the quarterfinal round of the...

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Obituaries 07-30-2013

July 30, 2013
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Sophia McKenney Former St. Michael’s Church Communicant Sophia C. (Golec) McKenney of Lynn died at a local nursing home after a brief illness on July 24. She was 94 years old. Born in Bellows Falls, Vermont, the daughter of the late Stanley and Mattie “Pietras” Golec and the wife of the late Donald F....

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LHAND Awards Scholarships to 32 Students

July 23, 2013
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LHAND Awards Scholarships to 32 Students

The Lynn Housing authority & Development (LHAND) presented college scholarships totaling $25,500 to 32 high school students from Lynn. The scholarships are funded by LHAND employee fundraising events and donations from local businesses. LHAND has awarded more than $180,000 in scholarships since 1999. “This is our largest and most successful year of assisting Lynn...

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Phelan Opens Mayoral Campaign Headquarters

July 23, 2013
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Phelan Opens Mayoral Campaign Headquarters

It was 95 degrees Saturday but that didn’t deter a large group of supporters from joining Council President Tim Phelan for the grand opening of his mayoral campaign headquarters. Just after noontime, Phelan and his wife, Stacey, posed for a photo with the group outside the building located on Myrtle Street. The attendees enjoyed...

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Flanagan, Phelan to Top City Election Ballot: Ward 5 Race Will Require a Primary on Sep. 17

July 23, 2013
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City voters will have decisions to make in nearly every city elective office that will be up in November, except for Ward 6 and 7 Councilors, where Peter Capano of Ward 6 and Richard J. Ford of Ward 7 have the distinction of being the only two uncontested city officials seeking re-election. Three candidates...

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Debate Schedule for City Elections Set at LynnCAM: Lynn Community Access and Media Will Host Four Weeks of Debates

July 23, 2013
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Lynn voters hoping to get a look at their election candidates will be able to do so over the next four weeks as Lynn Community Access and Media will host four weeks of debates to help voters make up their minds. All four debates will be in a Town Hall Debate format and mediated...

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Lynn Police Student Academy is One of Best Programs of the Summer

July 23, 2013
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Lynn Police Student Academy is One of Best Programs of the Summer

There are many very good summer programs to help our Lynn students stay active and to proceed on a path to achieving their dreams. Our Little League and Babe Ruth softball and baseball programs are top-notch. Lisa Nerich runs one of the best parks and recreational summer programs around, making sure there are plenty...

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The Candidate Forum

July 18, 2013
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The Candidate Forum

The eight candidates for the four Lynn councilor-at-large seats are pictured at the Candidate Forum hosted by the Lynn Community Association at Congregation Ahabat Sholom on Ocean Street. Pictured, from left, are Councilor-at-Large Daniel Cahill, Ward 5 Councilor Brendan Crighton, Councilor-at-Large Hong Net, Robert Clay Walsh, Aikaterini Panagiotakis Koudanis, Councilor-at-Large Buzzy Barton, Miguel Funez,...

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Back in the Band: Maes is Marching to Her Beat

July 18, 2013
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Back in the Band: Maes is Marching to Her Beat

Cindy Young Maes is back in the band and couldn’t be happier about it. Following a 35-year hiatus from being a member of a drum and bugle corps, Maes, a Class of 1976 graduate of Lynn Tech, decided to join the Crusaders Senior Drum and Bugle Corps. Maes was a member of the St....

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Friedman Retires from Gannon

July 18, 2013
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Friedman Retires from Gannon

There is someone absent from the staff this season at the Larry Gannon Municipal Golf Course in Lynn. Tara Johnson Friedman, who started working at the Larry Gannon Municipal Golf Course at the age of 12, has decided to retire from her position in the pro shop after 29 years of employment. Friedman, 42,...

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