Thank You, Tara Friedman

July 18, 2013
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Tara Johnson Friedman needs no introduction to the Lynn golfing community. From her earliest years in Lynn through today, Tara has had a majestic presence at the Gannon Municipal Golf Course. She has gained much recognition for being one of the city’s best golfers, winning the Gannon Club Championship 14 times.  As a coach,...

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Obituaries 07-16-2013

July 18, 2013
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Virginia Pavlis Worked foVirginia Pavlis of Lynn, passed away on June 27 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. Prior to her retirement, she worked for the Massachusetts Federation of Teachers and was an HR Manager at Eastern Tool and Stamping.  Her nephews and niece were “her world” and she enjoyed doting on every one...

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Mayor Kennedy Opens Campaign Headquarters

July 9, 2013
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Mayor Kennedy Opens Campaign Headquarters

Many supporters attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy’s re-election campaign headquarters Sunday. The sizable turnout was impressive when you consider it was an extended holiday weekend, the temperature was approximately 95 degrees, and another well-attended event in Lynn coincided with the time of the ribbon cutting. “We’re here...

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July 4 Celebration

July 9, 2013
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July 4 Celebration

Alexandria Furtado and Ashley Connors have well-designed hairstyles and holiday attire at the Fourth of July party at Gowdy Park.

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Lynn Shore Made Us Proud: All-star Team Had a Nice Run in District 16 Tourney

July 9, 2013
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Lynn Shore Made Us Proud: All-star Team Had a Nice Run in District 16 Tourney

Lynn Shore Little League was teetering on the brink of extinction just a few years ago. There was talk of locking the clubhouse doors and revoking the league’s charter. But along came hard-working Lynn Shore president David Dorgan and the league became re-energized with enthusiastic players, dedicated coaches, appreciative parents, and a refurbished Kiley...

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Lynn Democrats Enjoy Annual Cookout

July 9, 2013
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Lynn Democrats gathered for the Lynn Democratic City Committee’s 14th Annual Family Cookout Sunday at Coley and Deb Walsh’s yard on Coolidge Road. Coley Walsh co-chairs the 250-member LDCC along with Agnes Ricko. State and local officials and candidates for statewide and local office attended the event and enjoyed hot dogs, hamburgers, and various...

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The Race for Mayor Begins

July 9, 2013
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Lynn residents and those who enjoy a good old-fashioned political race for office will enjoy the campaign season ahead leading up to the elections this fall. Of course, the main event in this city is the mayoral contest matching incumbent Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy and City Council President Timothy Phelan. The mayor said at...

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Obituaries 07-09-2013

July 9, 2013
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Virginia Pavlis Worked for Mass Teachers Federation and Eastern Tool and Stamping Virginia Pavlis of Lynn, passed away on June 27 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. Prior to her retirement, she worked for the Massachusetts Federation of Teachers and was an HR Manager at Eastern Tool and Stamping.  Her nephews and niece were...

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Kennedy Notes Many Accomplishments in Speech to Chamber of Commerce

July 2, 2013
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Kennedy Notes Many Accomplishments in Speech to Chamber of Commerce

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy spoke about a number of her administration’s accomplishments during an address at the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) Breakfast Friday at the Porthole Restaurant. Leslie Gould, chief executive officer of the LACC, announced at the breakfast that the Chamber will be celebrating its 100th anniversary with a gala on...

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Representing Excellence in Sports and Academics: Agganis Foundation Places Its Trust in Weber and Benowicz

July 2, 2013
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Representing Excellence in Sports and Academics: Agganis Foundation Places Its Trust in Weber and Benowicz

Amanda Weber and Becky Benowicz go back a long way. They were second grade classmates at the Shoemaker School and later attended Pickering Junior High School together. “We’ve been friends essentially since we were born and our families have known each other forever,” says Weber. They split apart in high school, Weber taking her...

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Happy Birthday, Paul

July 2, 2013
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Happy Birthday, Paul

Well-known Lynn resident Paul Halloran celebrated his 50th birthday with a cookout at his home. His wife, Julie Halloran, and daughters, Kathryn and Margaret, joined other family and friends at the party. Pictured, from left, are Bob “Moona” Mullins, guest of honor Paul Hal­loran, comedian Don Gavin, Frank DeFelice, and Bill Kipouras.

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Lynn Set for Fireworks Celebration

July 2, 2013
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The Lynn Fireworks Celebration will be held at Red Rock Park in Lynn on Wednesday, July 3.  Lois Lane and the Daily Planets will be performing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the park. The Fireworks show will start at approximately 9 p.m. Fewer parking spaces will be available in the area of...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 2, 2013
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Have fun on the holiday, but do it safely for yourself and your loved ones  Back at the turn of the 20th century, editorial writers would implore their readers to make the Fourth of July “safe and sane.” Americans, especially the young men, would use the Fourth as an excuse to go on a...

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Obituaries 07-02-2013

July 2, 2013
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Paul Gardner Board Member of Listening Place in Lynn Paul Gardner of Peabody, formerly of Auburn, New Hampshire died on June 29 after a long illness at the Aviv Center for Living in Peabody. He was 65 years old. A graduate of Fitchburg High School and Fitchburg State College, he was a board member...

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DiFabio is Assistant Head of School/ Principal at St. Mary’s High School

June 25, 2013
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DiFabio is Assistant Head of School/ Principal at St. Mary’s High School

Mark DiFabio, who has served as an administrator and teacher in Catholic education for the last 15 years, has been named Assistant Head of School/Principal at St. Mary’s High School in Lynn. He replaces Carl DiMaiti, who is moving into a new position as Special Assistant to the Head of School, focusing primarily on...

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Agganis Classics Week Soars to New Heights

June 25, 2013
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Agganis Classics Week Soars to New Heights

Edward M. Grant, president of the Agganis Foundation Board of Trustees, has been a part of Agganis All-Star Week from the beginning. The principal of Grant Communications and former editor of the Daily Item, Grant has watched it grow from one game, the Agganis Football Classic, to the nine games that are being played...

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Marsh Recognized for Exemplary Management at Lynn Auditorium

June 25, 2013
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The Lynn City Council honored Jamie Marsh for his outstanding leadership and excellent work in his position as general manager of the Lynn Auditorium located inside City Hall. A regular schedule of shows featuring well-known entertainers has been a tremendous success in the city and an economic boost to downtown restaurants on show days...

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Vote Today: U.S. Senate Election is a BIG Deal

June 25, 2013
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Massachusetts voters will have the opportunity today to choose their next U.S. Senator to fill the seat left vacant by the ascent of former Senator John Kerry to become Secretary of State. The two candidates are  long time Congressman, Democrat Ed Markey, and Republican political newcomer Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset. There could not be...

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St. Mary’s Softball Falls to Assabet in State Title Game

June 18, 2013
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St. Mary’s Softball Falls to Assabet in State Title Game

The St. Mary’s High School softball team was on a big-time roll, with all aspects of its game jelling at the optimum time and at the level reserved for state champions. Beginning with an impressive win over a strong Classical team in the John Holland Tournament, continuing through a string of victories in the...

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Wyoma LL Lights Up Reinfuss Field

June 18, 2013
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Wyoma LL Lights Up Reinfuss Field

Thanks to a combination of private donations and City funding, baseball and softball will soon be played under the lights in Wyoma Little League. Lights will be installed at Reinfuss Field in Wyoma Square – the league’s primary baseball field – and Lynn Woods Field, the home of Wyoma Little League softball.  The total...

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Star of the Future: Sixth Grader Ryan Excels for St. Mary’s Varsity Tennis Team

June 18, 2013
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Star of the Future: Sixth Grader Ryan Excels for St. Mary’s  Varsity Tennis Team

Brady Ryan has plenty of game. He’s so proficient at the sport of tennis that he earned a position in the starting singles rotation of the St. Mary’s High School boys varsity tennis team. And by the way Brady’s only 12 years old and in the sixth grade, one of the few Lynners ever...

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A Lost Gem is Restored: Bill Trahant Joins Highlands Coalition In Rebuilding Henry Ave. Playground

June 18, 2013
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A Lost Gem is Restored: Bill Trahant Joins Highlands Coalition In Rebuilding Henry Ave. Playground

The Henry Avenue Playground in the Highlands section of Lynn is alive again. Ward 2 Councilor Bill Trahant, the Highlands Coalition, and the city have combined forces to give the playground a new look and new equipment. “This is something that we’ve been working on for five years putting this project together with Community...

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Thank You, Bill Trahant and the Highlands Coalition

June 18, 2013
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When you have a prominent city leader and a neighborhood group working together for the betterment of the city, great things can happen. That’s the only way you can describe the partnership between Ward 2 Councilor Bill Trahant Jr. and the Highlands Coalition as they teamed up to make the Henry Avenue Playground a...

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St. Mary’s Softball Wins North Title

June 11, 2013
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St. Mary’s Softball Wins North Title

The St. Mary’s High School softball team can win games on the mound, in the field, and in the batter’s box. On Sunday it was the St. Mary’s offense that took prominence as the Spartans overpowered Whittier Tech of Haverhill to claim a convincing 7-3 victory and the Division 3 North sectional championship at...

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