Keo to Face Chakoutis in Ward 5

October 8, 2013
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The Ward 5 City Council race is now between Diana Chakoutis who earned 50.6 percent of the vote in the preliminary election on September 17 and Jake Keo who had 187 votes. A recount on Monday, September 30, requested by third place finisher Seth Albaum who had 182 votes, failed to change any votes...

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Maruzzi and Crighton Wed

October 8, 2013
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Maruzzi and Crighton Wed

Andrea Marie Maruzzi and Brendan Peter Crighton were married on Aug. 30, 2013 on the grounds of Belle Mer, in Newport, R.I. The service was conducted by Stacey Ostiguy LeMay of Quincy. The bride is the daughter of Allen and Stephanie Maruzzi of Winthrop. The groom is the son of Kevin and Diane Crighton,...

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LACC Mayoral Forum On October 18 Should Be an Interesting Event

October 8, 2013
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The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce, under the direction of president and CEO Leslie Gould, does an outstanding job hosting its regular breakfast meetings and guest speakers – and its recent Centennial Celebration at the Lynn Museum was an enjoyable evening of food, musical entertainment, and socializing for members and guests. But the LACC...

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Congratulations, Rob O’Leary On Being Named Saugus High AD

October 8, 2013
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Congratulations to Rob O’Leary on his appointment as director of athletics at Saugus High School. It’s a return home for the 36-year-old O’Leary, who grew up in the town, played youth sports there, and attended Saugus High School. He went on to prep school and then played ice hockey at UConn and New England...

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Downtown View B and B and Their Castle

October 8, 2013
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We’ve had quite a few weeks in which we have endured Syrian atrocities, a gunman at the Washington Navy Yard, terrorists at a Nairobi shopping mall, and a city election in Boston. It’s time to think about something frivolous. I suggest Tom Brady. I’m not talking about his throwing arm or his age. Let’s...

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Lark and Lessard Connect for 68-yard Touchdown

October 8, 2013
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Lynn English quarterback Jordan Javier Lark said he knew he could count on receiver Chris Lessard if he needed someone to make a big play. “Chris is the go-to guy when things get a little rough,” said Lark, the Bulldogs’ 6-feet-4-inch signal caller. Lark threw a 40-yard spiral downfield and Lessard and a Swampscott...

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Honoring Our Vets

October 1, 2013
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Honoring Our Vets

The Lynn Public Schools Marching Band participated in the Veteran’s Appreciation Day Parade honoring veterans past and present.

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Mayor’s Breakfast for Scouting Set for Oct. 17

October 1, 2013
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Mayor’s Breakfast for Scouting Set for Oct. 17

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy will host the 27th annual Breakfast for Scouting on Thursday, October 17th from 7:30 – 9:00 am at the Porthole Restaurant in Lynn.  She has chosen prominent local citizens Lori Berry, Doreen Murray and Daniel Small to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the community.  This honor is bestowed...

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Bloom Earns High Honor: Wyoma Graduate Receives Sonny Man Hill Award

October 1, 2013
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Bloom Earns High Honor: Wyoma Graduate Receives Sonny Man Hill Award

Matthew Bloom played nine years in the Wyoma Little League organization, starting in the T-Ball program and completing his career as a Major League All-Star. Bloom, 13, received Lynn Little League’s highest honor, the William “Sonny Man” Hill Award at a luncheon Sunday at the Lynn Housing Authority. Rosemary Hill, the wife of the...

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Darling and DeLuca Join Classical Coaching Staff

October 1, 2013
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Lynn Classical girls basketball coach Tom Sawyer has announced that Jim Darling and Frank DeLuca have been named to the coaching staff for the 2013-14 season. Darling will be the junior varsity coach while DeLuca will be the coach of the freshman team. Darling has coached previously at Keefe Tech and Lynn English. DeLuca...

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Thank You, Sarah Bartley For Your Work at Catholic Charities

October 1, 2013
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Sarah Bartley has moved on from her outstanding seven-year tenure at Catholic Charities North, an organization based in Lynn, to a position as director of development at United Way of the North Shore. But Bartley made her final curtain call a memorable one, heading the organization’s planning committee for the fourth annual Fashion Forward...

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Mayor’s Race Is Heating up

October 1, 2013
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The race for the Lynn Mayor’s position between Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy and Council President Tim Phelan is generating a lot of conversation in every corner of the city. The debates being held this week and the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce Mayoral Forum set for October 18 at the Porthole Restaurant are certainly...

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Centennial Celebration

September 24, 2013
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Centennial Celebration

The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce held its Centennial Celebration Friday night at the Lynn Museum. Guests enjoyed food and music while celebrating the organization’s 100th anniversary. Pictured at the event are, from left, membership manager Sandra Lewis, Andy Giller, CEO and president Leslie Gould, com­munications manager JoAnn Power, Christine Pierce, Michael Tavares, and...

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Kennedy Wins Primary: Sixteen Percent Turn out for Preliminary Election

September 24, 2013
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Kennedy  Wins Primary: Sixteen Percent Turn out for Preliminary Election

Political observers watching elections since the start of the 2008 recession have noticed that races across the levels of government – from local to state to federal elections – have all included some element of negativity and hostility from the electorate. Largely that hostility has been aimed at incumbents over the past four to...

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Patterson Appears at Project Smile Charity Event

September 24, 2013
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Patterson Appears at Project Smile Charity Event

It was a night full of jokes and laughter at the 7th Annual Charity Date Auction for Project Smile. There was one moment, however, that host Michael Winter swapped his comical demeanor for a more subdued one. Towards the end of the auction, Winter introduced one of the last bachelors. Instead of asking him...

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Incumbents Lead the Way in Ward, At-large Races: Ward 5 Race Will See a Recount as Chakoutis Leads, with Keo and Albaum Separated by 5 Votes

September 24, 2013
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Name recognition, it seems, played a factor in the September 17 primary races for city council seats, as incumbents in almost every ward and at-large seat posted victories. Though the General Election on November 5 is the one that counts, last Tuesday’s preliminary election was able to give candidates a sense of how successful...

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Haven Project Event Was Educational and Inspiring

September 24, 2013
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The Haven Project, a Lynn-based organization under the director of Gini Mazman, has been existence for less than a year, but it is already making a tremendous impact with its services for homeless young adults in the city of Lynn and surrounding areas. The Haven Project’s panel discussion and movie at Cinema Salem was...

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Congratulations, Chris Dwyer on Your Promotion to the Kansas City Royals of MLB

September 24, 2013
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Chris Dwyer, who played sports at St. Mary’s High School and led the Spartans to the Super Bowl championship, was called up the Kansas City Royals last week. He joined the Royals on Friday and will remain with the team until the end of the regular season. It’s been an exciting journey for the...

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Lynn Fire Department Receives $625,000 in Grants

September 17, 2013
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Lynn Fire Department Receives $625,000 in Grants

The Lynn Fire Department has received two Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) totaling more than $625,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. The first grant, $295,388, will be used for a community fire-education program that will start in September. Money from the grant will be used to purchase smoke detectors, which...

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The Gately Connection: School Committee Candidate Was a Coach of Undefeated Lynn English Basketball Team

September 17, 2013
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The Gately Connection: School Committee Candidate Was a Coach of Undefeated Lynn English Basketball Team

School Committee candidate Lorraine Gately has 33 years of experience as a teacher and one very special connection to one of Lynn’s greatest basketball teams. Gately, who taught at Eastern Junior High, English High School, Breed Middle School, and Pickering Middle School, was the assistant coach of the 1993-94 Lynn English girls basketball team....

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The Marshall Plan: Fate of the Marshall Middle School Project in Hands of the Voters

September 17, 2013
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When the polls open at 7 a.m. today, residents will head to the polls to vote for Mayor, City Council, and School Committee. Also, at the bottom of the September 17 primary ballot, is a ballot question that will shape the future of the Lynn Public Schools, and unlike many of the other choices...

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School Administration Now at 100 Bennett Street

September 17, 2013
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The past few weeks have been extremely hectic for Lynn Schools staff working in the administration., as they have not only had to oversee the start of school for all of Lynn’s public school population, but they have also been moving the administrative offices of the school department form their former home at Lynn...

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Foley Family Finds Felicity at St. Mary’s

September 17, 2013
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St. Mary’s is a school known for the family atmosphere that is prevalent among its students, faculty, administration and alumni. No one knows that – or lives it –better than the Foleys. Jackie (Rowley) Foley is a veteran educator at St. Mary’s who has taken over as dean of the Marian Division (grades 6-8)....

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New Marshall Middle School: Project Deserves the City’s Support

September 17, 2013
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Today, Tuesday, Sept. 17, is a very important day for the future of the city of Lynn. Residents will head to the polls for the primary election for Mayor, City Council, and School Committee, but also to determine whether to build a brand new Thurgood Marshall Middle School. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Catherine Latham...

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