Undefeated And Maybe Unstoppable: Hogan’s Lady Bulldogs Just Keep On Winning

January 14, 2014
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Undefeated And Maybe Unstoppable: Hogan’s Lady Bulldogs Just Keep On Winning

The Lynn English girls basketball team is ranked as high as No. 2 in the state in one poll. Coach Fred Hogan’s Lady Bulldogs won the Boverini Christmas Tournament, handing superpower St. Mary’s its only loss of the season in the championship game. When coach Fed Hogan walked in to scout the Braintree-Newton North...

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200 Volunteers Expected For 3rd Annual Lynn Coalition For MLK Service Day

January 14, 2014
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Lynn Coalition’s third annual ‘Service Day’ in honor of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. being held on Monday, January 20, is expected to draw at least 200 volunteers to dozens of service projects across Lynn and the surrounding North Shore area. According to organizers, the event, which has grown each year since its...

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City Schedules Flu Vaccination Clinics In Response To Reporting: Clinics Scheduled For Jan. 16 And Jan. 25

January 14, 2014
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The Lynn Health Clinic has scheduled two flu clinics this month in response to widespread reporting of influenza around the state. The federal Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported at the beginning of the month that Massachusetts in one of 25 states that had seen a significant increase in reported cases of flu prior...

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Mayor Kennedy’s Inaugural Address Sets The Tone For The Year Ahead

January 14, 2014
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Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy set the standard of excellence for which all mayoral inaugural addresses will be judged. The mayor’s speech was brilliant and original and stood out as a personal call for a strong working relationship with the newly elected Lynn City Council so the city can continue to move forward as...

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Obituaries 01-14-2014

January 14, 2014
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Jeanette Kallery Mother of Living Rosary and Devotee of the Blessed Mother Theresa Jeanette J. (Swencka) Donovan Kallery died January 6 at the Life Care Center of the North Shore. She was 101 years old. She was born in Lynn on July 4, the daughter of the late Anthony and Sadie (Obidzienska) Swencki and...

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First Nor’easter of 2014

January 7, 2014
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First Nor’easter of 2014

A major Nor’easter hit the region Thursday and Friday, dropping 15 inches of snow on the city. In the photo above, motorists make their way through the downtown business district.

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Queen of the Ring: Amber Siriani Wins Boxing Promotion Contest

January 7, 2014
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Queen of the Ring: Amber Siriani Wins Boxing Promotion Contest

Amber Siriani has trained in boxing and she’s now’s ready to step into the ring. But the 18-year-old Lynn resident won’t be fighting. Instead she will be carrying one of the round cards inside the ring after winning the American Fighting Organization (AFO) Ring Card Girl Contest Saturday night at The Greatest Bar in...

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Mucciarone Reaches a Milestone: St. Mary’s Hoop Star Nets Her 1,000th Point

January 7, 2014
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Mucciarone Reaches a Milestone: St. Mary’s Hoop Star Nets Her 1,000th Point

From the moment this North Reading youth basketball phenom stepped on the court for St. Mary’s High School, it was clear that she could do the single most important thing in the game: score points. A prolific long-range shooter, Jennie Mucciarone could also dribble, drive, and pass with the best of them, thus earning...

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A Year of Growth and Stability: From Mayoral Election to New Development, Lynn Prospered in 2013

January 7, 2014
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In looking back over the previous year, there are only a handful of stories that can truly be called the ‘Top Stories of 2013’. First let’s look at our top three stories for 2013 and then we can discuss each in turn. The Mayoral Election dominated news coverage in the city from mid-June through...

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Good Luck to Lynn Officials in 2014

January 7, 2014
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The City of Lynn welcomed its governmental leaders into office Monday at an impressive inauguration ceremony. Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy has led the city to great heights the past four years and Lynn appears poised for even greater days ahead. We congratulate all of our elected officials and wish them well as they lead...

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The Casino Licensing Process

January 7, 2014
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Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy brought city leaders together at an event to show Lynn and other area communities’ support for the proposed Mohegan Sun hotel/casino at Suffolk Downs. There is no question that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s granting of a casino license for the Greater Boston region – Mohegan Sun and the Wynn Group...

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Obituaries 01-07-2014

January 7, 2014
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Alfons Szankowski Served in Polish Army Under British Command During World War II; Worked on Preparing Parts for Apollo Space Program Alfons Szankowski of Lynn died peacefully on Saturday, December 28 after a long fulfilled life surrounded by his loving family. He was 90 years old. Born, raised and educated in Grudzien, Poland, he...

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Essex Heritage and Salem Maritime Team up to Help Lynn Students Connect to History

December 31, 2013
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Essex Heritage and Salem Maritime Team up to Help Lynn Students Connect to History

Three separate classes of English Language Learner students from Lynn Classical High School recently took part in a new educational program, “Salem and Global Trade,” led by education coordinators from Essex Heritage and Salem Maritime National Historic Site.  Utilizing primary source documents, maps, trade goods, and websites on international trade, the program is a...

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Jean Halloran Is Remembered Fondly by Family and Friends

December 31, 2013
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Jean Halloran Is Remembered Fondly by Family and Friends

Jean A. Halloran was remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend during memorial observances last week. Mrs. Halloran, a Lynn resident and Woburn native, died suddenly after being stricken at her home on Dec. 21. She was 73. At the funeral Mass on Dec. 27 at Our Lady of Assumption Church in...

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Vanessa Lacey Hits a High Mark on the Lanes: the Daughter of All-time Bowling Great Al Lacey Breaks 400

December 31, 2013
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Vanessa Lacey Hits a High Mark on the Lanes: the Daughter of All-time Bowling Great Al Lacey Breaks 400

If you know Lynn candlepin bowling, you know the name Lacey. Al Lacey appeared on Channel 5’s “Candlepin Bowling Stars” show and other TV showcases more than 25 times. He is a professional bowler in every sense, taking his rightful place alongside Lynn legends such as Tom Cennami, Jim Barber, Joe Tavernese, George Raymond,...

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City Trying to Start Ferry Service to Boston in 2014

December 31, 2013
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The City of Lynn is aggressively working to begin ferry service to Boston in the coming year, according to James Cowdell, the executive director of the Lynn Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (Lynn EDIC). “I’m hoping that we can get a service going by this (coming) summer,” Cowdell said. “The first two phases of...

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2014

December 31, 2013
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New Year’s Day really isn’t different than any other day of the year.  It is a day that has no real significance other than its place on the calendar. However, that lack of meaningfulness also is New Year’s greatest asset.  New Year’s Day belongs to everyone because it has no particular religious or political...

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St. Mary’s Wins KSA Classic at Disney

December 31, 2013
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Looking every bit like one of the best teams in Massachusetts, the St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team won three games in impressive fashion to claim the KSA Classic championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Brianna Rudolph, a senior headed to Division 1...

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Obituaries 12-31-2013

December 31, 2013
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Anthony Charido US Postal Service Retiree Anthony J. Charido of Lynn, formerly of Revere, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 25 following a long illness. He was 83 years old. Born in Boston, he was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1949. Anthony was a US Army veteran...

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JROTC Collect Toys for Local Children

December 24, 2013
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JROTC Collect Toys for Local Children

The Lynn English High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) collected toys for distribution to local children during the holiday season. Pictured at the high school are Joel Solimine and David Solimine Sr., who will distribute the toys through HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change), JROTC cadets Vannida Ath, Ana Pontes,...

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Sam Koeut Receives Letter of Acceptance from MIT

December 24, 2013
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Sam Koeut Receives Letter of Acceptance from MIT

Sam Koeut has an impressive record at Lynn English High School. He is a straight ‘A’ student, holds the No. 1 ranking academically in the Class of 2014, and scored a perfect 800 on the Math section of the SAT exam. Koeut has earned a supreme reward for his four years of academic excellence:...

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Snow Removal Machines: First Two Storms Handled Nicely, but DPW Getting Ready for More

December 24, 2013
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With two plowable snow events already in the books for the 2013-14 winter season, the Lynn Public Works Department has already had two chances to show the people of the city that they are ready no matter what winter dishes out this year. Ahhhh, but they’ll be even more ready in the weeks to...

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Traffic Relief: City Working on Solution for Neighborhood Truck Traffic

December 24, 2013
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Residents of Forest Street, North Franklin Street and Linwood Road have been complaining to city officials about the impact their small residential neighborhood gets from truck traffic for over a year now, but it seems that the city may finally be close to finding a solution. According to Interim Public Works Director J.T. Gaucher,...

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Lynn Woods Elementary School Drama Club

December 17, 2013
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Lynn Woods Elementary School Drama Club

Two of the stars of the Lynn Woods Elementary School Drama Club production of Seussical Jr., Matthew Lopez, who performed the role of the Mayor, and Brooke Warren, who performed the role of Cat in the Hat, are pictured before the second presentation of the play Saturday at the school.

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