LynnCam in the Hot Seat; Mayor Should Back Off

June 28, 2011
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By all accounts, it appears as though the mayor, her minions and the daily are making an attempt to oust the President of LynnCam’s Board of Directors, Karen Chapman. Ms. Chapman, we believe, does an admirable job of running LynnCam in the absence of an executive director. As a LynnCam viewer, this writer can...

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A Plan for a Brand: Mayor Kennedy Considers Marketing Campaign for the City

June 22, 2011
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A Plan for a Brand: Mayor Kennedy Considers Marketing Campaign for the City

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy announced at a Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast Friday that the city is considering a new branding and marketing campaign for the city. “I was approached a couple of weeks ago by the EDIC who brought this really incredible branding/marketing campaign that somebody had devised as part of a...

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Clancy Tournament will Continue in 2012

June 22, 2011
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We are pleased to announce that after a meeting between Edward ‘Chip’ Clancy, Frank Carey, Gary Molea, Jeff Newhall and Bill Devin, that the Clancy Tournament will continue for many years to come on Memorial Day weekend at Fraser Field. Following are some of the adjustments made to the tournament with some other details...

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The Mayor’s 18 Month State of City Comments

June 22, 2011
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Detailing her 18 months in office at Gannon Golf Course on the clubhouse deck last week at the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy concentrated, and rightly so, on public safety and what she has done to improve the enforcement portion of the equation. To her credit, she noted the hiring...

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Obituaries 06-21-2011

June 22, 2011
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Joncarlos Perez 2011 graduate of Peabody High School Joncarlos Perez of Peabody died on June 11 as a result of a car accident while on vacation in the Dominican Republic. He was 18 years old. An avid student of mixed-martial arts at Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts in Salem, he leaves behind an incredible...

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When They Show Up Good Things Happen

June 22, 2011
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The mayor’s speech to Chamber members at Gannon was well attended and well received. Kudos to Executive Director Leslie Gould, Joanne Power, and Sandra Lewis. They put together a great program and drew a big crowd and it was all done in a professional manner. Good things happen when they show up to do...

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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

June 20, 2011
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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

The Evening News with Walter Cronkite evokes a time, the years 1967-1971, and the shift in ideals and experience through the closely observed eyes of Jack Krivitsky. He goes off to college in 1967 straddling two worlds: the upper middle class Jewish world where he’s grown up privileged on Boston’s North Shore, and is...

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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

June 16, 2011
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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

One of our photographers grabbed this historic shot Thursday morning of Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara exiting the charter plane at Logan Airport while hoisting the Stanley Cup into the air. A small group of fans were there to cheer on the team as they arrived back in Boston just after 8:30 a.m. on...

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A Proud English Graduate Moves On

June 14, 2011
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A Proud English Graduate Moves On

Whittredge overcame adversity and became a school leader Neil Whittredge’s message to his fellow graduates at Lynn English High School is: Accept change, create diversity, and push to succeed when adversity faces you.” Whittredge overcame some major obstacles in his life on his way to becoming a highly respected student leader and multi-sport athlete...

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Looking at Politics: Blame Everyone

June 14, 2011
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The John Pace dismissal isn’t exactly what it appears to be. Nothing is, really, as most of us know. Why Pace was dismissed by Chief Financial Officer Richard Fortucci is, among other things, the most talked about recent event at city hall. Pace was the mayor’s main guy at city hall, so his loss...

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Pace Fired by Fortucci in a Total Turn Around

June 14, 2011
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There is an ancient story told about Caesar and Pompey, Rome’s greatest generals, who went after one another until their final meeting in battle at Pharsalus in the year 48 BC. Pompey had 150,000 troops as compared with Caesar’s Legion of 75,000 – and so Pompey on the morning of the battle had his...

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Graduation Class of 2011

June 14, 2011
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Graduates from all of Lynn’s public high schools and its private high school marks the moment the members of the Class of 2011 go out into the real world and truly begin the unfolding stories of their lives. For many graduates, this achievement will be but the first in a long line of them....

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Congressman Anthony Weiner

June 14, 2011
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The outrageous behavior of New York Congressman Anthony Weiner has forced him into a rehab somewhere where he is hoping to find a way to stop carrying on on the Internet which includes sending photographs of his private parts to women he was having on-line affairs with. Good luck, Congressman Weiner. That’s about all...

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Obituaries 06-14-2011

June 14, 2011
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Mary Jarvis Saugus resident Mary (Parziale) Jarvis of Saugus died on June 7. Born and raised in Everett, she was the mother of  John E. of Melrose and Donna M. Coule of Lynn; sister of Vincent Parziale of Kingston, Andrew Parziale of Brookline and the late Joseph Parziale, Pasquale Parziale and Gilda Parziale.  She...

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Beach Landing

June 7, 2011
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Beach Landing

Delta Pilot Bill Rempe, an Atlanta native who has flown for Delta for 21 years, is shown with his daughter Amelia on his back at Lynn/Nahant Beach recently. Also shown, from left to right are: Naudia Resnek, Kate Resnek, Annaeliese Rempe and Marnie O’Connor. Rempe is an Annapolis graduate.

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Morning Glory

June 7, 2011
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Morning Glory

Jim Marriott’s fabulous Memorial Day photo of the Pine Grove Cemetery veterans’ burial section is beautifully done. The Lynn English High School Marine Corp Junior ROTC placed the flags, which gave great dignity to the day.

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Lynn Chamber of Commerce Leads Effort to Keep City in Sixth Congressional District

June 7, 2011
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Lynn Chamber of Commerce Leads Effort to Keep City in Sixth Congressional District

Massachusetts will lose one of its ten congressional seats in 2013 and Lynn business leaders don’t want to see the city’s current home, the Sixth District, incorporated into another district or eliminated entirely. The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) is leading a major effort to inform residents about the importance of the redistricting...

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A New Leash on Life – Joe Ferraro is Training Dogs at Pet Express in Lynn

June 7, 2011
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New England’s most illustrious dog trainer has arrived in Lynn. Joe Ferraro, who has been training dogs for more than three decades, is now conducting dog training courses at the Pet Express store on the Lynnway. Ferraro and his wife Linda own and operate K9 Academy New England, one of the fastest growing dog...

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Redistricting Requires Lynn as Part of North Shore

June 7, 2011
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The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce is leading an important effort to maintain Lynn’s presence in the Sixth Congressional District and the continuity of the district. Ralph Sevinor, chairman of the LACC board, and Taso Nikolakopoulos, chairman of the government affairs committee, are leading the effort under the overall coordination of the Chamber and...

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The Bruins

June 7, 2011
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The Bruins are not dead yet. If they lose Monday night, they are nearly dead. If they win, they remain very much alive. The sudden death goal scored against them in the second game was an old trick done well. Coming around from the back of the net and then reaching and straining and...

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Play of the Game – Byrne Starts a Brilliant Double Play

June 7, 2011
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If she didn’t make the play look so ordinary, you would have thought it was extraordinary. But those fans who have been watching Lynn Classical shortstop Hannah Byrne play softball the past four years weren’t surprised when she turned a hard-hit trap-hop grounder into an inning-ending double play in the Rams’ 7-0 win over...

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Obituaries 06-07-2011

June 7, 2011
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Winnifred Joyce Johnson Former long time Star Market employee Winnifred Joyce Johnson of Saugus died on June 2. She was 84 years old. The wife of the late Carl G. Johnson, she grew up in Everett and was the daughter of the late Laura Vinchesi.  She was a resident of Saugus for 60 years,...

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L’Abbe Leads Spartans to 4-1 Win over Classical

May 31, 2011
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L’Abbe Leads Spartans to 4-1 Win over Classical

By Jennifer Mageary Special to the Journal For the second year in a row, the St. Mary’s Spartans came out victorious in the John G. Holland Memorial Softball Tournament, defeating Lynn Classical, 4-1. The Holland final matched two of the premier programs on the North Shore. Classical, under the direction of coach Chris Warren,...

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Who will be the Next Chief of Staff

May 31, 2011
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Who will be the Next Chief of Staff

The big question swirling around the offices at city hall is this: who will the mayor appoint to succeed Claire Cavanaugh, her able chief of staff? Cavanaugh leaves on June 4 and her desk and office will be empty, as the mayor has yet to appoint a replacement for her. Cavanaugh has held a...

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