Team player

December 14, 2010
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Team player

Moccia selected Globe Division 3 Player of the Year Kristin Moccia had a tough decision to make the night of the St. Mary’s High School girls soccer banquet. Moccia had been selected as the Eastern Mass. Coaches Association Division 3 Player of the Year and the All-Star Game was being held at the same...

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Kennedy nears anniversary

December 14, 2010
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Kennedy nears anniversary

In the one year Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy has served, city hall remains essentially the same as does the tax rate and the general outlook. What has changed is more a matter of style than anything else. Flanagan-Kennedy is a very different type of person from the man she replaced, former mayor Chip Clancy. And...

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Looking at entertainment

December 14, 2010
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Kenny Rogers is coming to Lynn Kenny Rogers is coming to the Lynn Auditorium December 18. For the record, he is not a tenor – neither is Julio Iglesias, who appeared at the auditorium two weeks ago. In a story last week that I wrote I somehow got it in my mind that Julio...

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Fisher hoop teams feel right at home at Fecteau-Leary

December 14, 2010
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Lynn has a college basketball program it can call its own. The Fisher College men’s and women’s basketball teams are playing their home games at the Fecteau-Leary School gymnasium, former home of Lynn Classical High School. Anthony Perry, sports information director at Fisher College, said the athletic program started its association with Lynn last...

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Charter school, again

December 14, 2010
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The charter school argument for those from this city includes almost none of our elected public officials. That tells you something right there. Senator Thomas McGee won’t step up to plate and hasn’t. Representative Steve Walsh was against a charter school in this city last year but has apparently taken the posture that he...

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Obituaries 12-14-2010

December 14, 2010
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Salvatore ‘Sully’ Michael Bellino Unit helped free Dachau Concentration Camp Prisoners in World War II Salvatore “Sully” Michael Bellino, a 40 year resident of Swampscott, died December 5 at the Jewish Rehabilitation Center in Swampscott. He was 96 years old. The husband of the late Phyllis (Beatrice) Bellino, he was born in Chelsea on...

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Iglesias appears in Lynn over the weekend

December 6, 2010
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Iglesias appears in Lynn over the weekend

When he walked onto the stage Sunday evening, many in the large crowd awaiting his performance gasped. After all, here was one of the world’s greatest tenors ever on the stage in front of them in Lynn. However, it was not the Julio Iglesias of the 1980’s and 1990’s that performed on the stage...

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A Christmas Carol at Lynn Museum & Historical Society

December 6, 2010
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A Christmas Carol at Lynn Museum & Historical Society

The Delvena Theatre Company will present a dramatic reading of A Christmas Carol at the Lynn Museum & Historical Society, at Lynn Heritage State Park, 590 Washington Street, Lynn, on Thursday, December 16, at 7:00 PM. Watch in fascination as Marley comes back from the dead to help Scrooge amend his miserly ways here...

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Anti-charter school stance and for what and why?

December 6, 2010
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Anti-charter school stance and for what and why?

Recently at English High School, a student with a weapon brought about six police cars and officers to the school for what was almost a lockdown. When all was said and done, a pellet gun was confiscated from the student. The student was expelled. The pellet gun incident last week, added to a number...

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Fila will serve as Mayor’s educational liaison

December 6, 2010
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Former Lynn English Principal Andrew Fila said he’s looking forward to starting in his new part-time position as an educational liaison between the office of Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy and the Lynn School Department. Fila retired as principal on Nov. 5 after a distinguished career that included 39 years of service as an administrator...

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St. Mary’s girls basketball team looks primed for a successful season

December 6, 2010
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The St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team, ranked as high as fourth in the state in one preseason poll, is preparing for a trip to Florida where it will play in the KSA Classic inside Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex. Head coach Jeff Newhall and his Lady Spartans will fly out of...

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The lesson learned with the Memorial Auditorium

December 6, 2010
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Julio Iglesias is one of the most noted tenors in the history of operatic music and singing. In his prime, his career knew no boundaries. He was, after Pavarotti, the greatest tenor in the world. And there he was Sunday evening on the stage inside the Memorial Auditorium at Lynn City Hall with a...

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Lynn against charter schools

December 6, 2010
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Someone should read the riot act to educators and administrators in this city who find the moral and intellectual ability to stand against excellence by denouncing and undermining the efforts to have a charter school or two in this city. It is frankly an embarrassment that so many in this school system in positions...

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Obituaries 12-06-2010

December 6, 2010
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Dorothy Zimirowski Of Saugus, formerly of Lynn Dorothy F. (Zachko) Zimirowski of Saugus, formerly of Lynn, died at home on November 27 after a long illness. She was 80 years old. Born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Michael and Sophia (Usalka) Zachko and the wife of the late Zigmund Zimirowski, she was...

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An Appetite For Giving

November 30, 2010
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An Appetite For Giving

Families helping Families, a charitable organization that helps families in need, distributed 150 turkeys to Lynn residents for the thanksgiving holiday. shown at the turkey giveaway that was held at molly’s tavern on Lewis street are rafael subero, president of the Lynn restaurant association; michael Dalton, president of Families helping Families, shelagh Dalton; patricia reed,...

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The life of a 200 year-old desk: The Bacheller Desk at the Lynn Museum

November 30, 2010
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The life of a 200 year-old desk: The Bacheller Desk at the Lynn Museum

The Lynn Museum received a cherished gift on October 22, 2010. Milton H. Bacheller, Jr., and his wife, Suzanne Bacheller, Plainville, MA brought not only a Federal period desk to the museum, but brought with it a bound history of the life of the desk starting from its hand-crafting in about 1800. The desk...

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Truth and controversy

November 30, 2010
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The Probation Department has been run into the ground, according to Judge Paul Ware, an independent counsel who wrote a detailed report revealing exactly how the department has been abused. That report has caused shockwaves throughout the halls of the State House as a number of legislators have been named as chief among those...

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Carrasco asks Committee to ‘consider’ a dress code

November 30, 2010
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Lynn School Committeewoman Maria Carrasco has been seeking affirmation from her colleagues on the board about the benefits of a dress code. “I’m just asking the school committee to consider it,” she said recently. Only the areas parochial schools presently require dress codes. Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy has already informed the School Committee that Massachusetts...

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McDonald powers English to 22-12 victory

November 30, 2010
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The Thanksgiving game won’t be Tyllor McDonald’s last appearance at Manning Field. Lynn English’s senior quarterback will no doubt be back calling signals in the Agganis Football Classic in July. But as a career closer at English, McDonald’s performance on the holiday will rank up there with the greats who have proudly worn the...

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Obituaries 11-30-2010

November 30, 2010
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Thomas Marchione Retired Realtor and artist Thomas A. Marchione of Chelsea died on November 23. He was 93 years old. Born in Brighton, he was the son of the late Louis and Amelia (Costanza) Marchione. He was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School, Class of 1936. During Mr. Marchione’s life time,...

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A driving force: Ferrari family honored by St. Mary’s

November 22, 2010
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A driving force: Ferrari family honored by St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s High School girls soccer coach Jim Foley had the words to fit the honor at Sunday night’s breakup banquet: a real special award for a real special family. Foley was about to present an award of appreciation to the Ferrari family of Lynn, who has been an integral part of the school...

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And that’s the way it was… – The noted author Gore Vidal has said that fiction is truth. In the fictional recreation of the day JFK died by Joshua Resnek that follows, fiction is indeed, truth.

November 22, 2010
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And that’s the way it was… – The noted author Gore Vidal has said that fiction is truth. In the fictional recreation of the day JFK died by Joshua Resnek that follows, fiction is indeed, truth.

I first met Walter Cronkite in the early afternoon, November 22, 1963. I was 13 years old. We met briefly on the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. I was a newly minted freshman at Ocean City High School, built high on a hill overlooking the Atlantic in 1912...

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Lynn man held without bail in attack on great-grandmother

November 22, 2010
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The Lynn great-grandmother who was allegedly beaten and bludgeoned by a purse snatcher is recovering from her ordeal – with much of those who have heard of her story shocked at the crime but left uplifted by her positive attitude. Mrs. Geneva Sozanski, 89, who was beaten outside her Eastern Avenue home, said Friday...

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Water main break on Lynnway repaired; flooding causes havoc

November 22, 2010
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Lynners using the Lynnway were treated to yet another disastrous traffic tie-up Friday when a 10 inch water main broke underneath the Lynnway by Shephard Street, causing a sinkhole to drop the road level in the immediate area about a half foot, closing businesses and the roadway as well. By Sunday, the sinkhole and...

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