LynnCAM TV Holds Grand Opening

June 26, 2012
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LynnCAM TV Holds Grand Opening

LynnCAM TV, the city’s community access and television station, held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday morning at its new headquarters at 527 Western Ave. Cassie Vitali, executive director of LynnCAM, welcomed a gathering of city officials and business people to the festive event. Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy participated in the ceremony and...

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The Kerrins Clout: Former Classical Star Recalls First Homer Ever at Rogato Field

June 26, 2012
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The Kerrins Clout: Former Classical Star Recalls First Homer Ever at Rogato Field

Heather Kerrins Torres played in her first Lynn Classical alumni softball game Sunday at Grace Rogato Field. It was ten years ago during the 2002 softball season that the then-Classical senior became the first player to hit a home run over the fence at the field. “I remember it well,” said Kerrins Torres. “I...

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Lozzi Versus Solimine; Politics Versus Substance

June 26, 2012
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For about a month, Councillor Wayne Lozzi has been sparring with the Solimine Family over a development of single family homes that will straddle a small portion of Lynn with the bulk of the development in Peabody. Lozzi has figured out how to use the Solimine’s for his own political purposes. And all kidding...

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Lynn Agency Tied Closely to Issue Decided on Monday by Supreme Court

June 26, 2012
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The phones were ringing off the hook and it was a banner day in the office Lynn’s Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts as the U.S. Supreme Court gave credence to what the local center has fought for many years. On Monday, the nation’s highest court voted in a tight, 5-4 decision to revoke mandatory...

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The Mayor, Tim Phelan, Whomever Else

June 26, 2012
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The time will be here before you know it when the mayor will be revving up her re-election effort and her opponents will be doing the same to theirs. At this moment, Council President Tim Phelan appears to be a bonafide candidate for mayor – although very much unannounced. In many, many ways, the...

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Thank You Police and Fire

June 26, 2012
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Saturday night the electricity went off for several thousand of us who live along Ocean Street all the way to the Swampscott line and along Lynn Shore Drive to the same place. The electricity had been off about an hour and many of us had lit candles in our homes when the fire department...

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Obituaries 06-26-2012

June 26, 2012
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James Dooley, Jr. Retired Truck Driver for Harrison Dispatch of Lynn James F. Dooley, Jr, of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, died at the Prospect House in Revere on June 19. He was 94. A U. S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Teamsters Union-Local 42, and a member...

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Lynn Breakers Win Major Soccer Championship

June 21, 2012
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Lynn Breakers Win Major Soccer Championship

The Lynn Breakers Soccer Team won the Division 1 Essex County Soccer Championship at Pingree School in Essex Sunday with a 1-0 victory over Peabody. The Breakers will now represent Essex County in the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions/State Championship this upcoming weekend in Lancaster at Citizens Bank Soccer Complex against all the State County...

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Mayor Says Lynn Financially Sound

June 21, 2012
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Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy said the city has $17 million in reserves during her address at the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast held Friday at the Lynn Museum. The mayor told the gathering of business people and LACC members, “As I stand here today, I can unequivocally say that Lynn is on...

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Agganis Classics Week Starts on Sunday

June 21, 2012
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Agganis Classics Week, a much-anticipated event on the local sports calendar, will commence Sunday with the annual awards breakfast held at Manning Field. Agganis Classics Executive Director Paul Halloran said the first-ever boys and girls lacrosse games will kick off the weeklong schedule Monday night at Manning Field. The week concludes Friday night with...

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Agganis Week Begins

June 21, 2012
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One of the great events on the North Shore every year for student athletes is the Agganis Classics week. It is not only a tribute to one of Lynn’s most legendary athletes, Harry Agganis, but a final recognition for the outstanding student athletes who have performed in the area over the past four years....

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KIPP in the Limelight

June 21, 2012
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It is one thing to create and carry on with a very ambitious educational venue and to make it work above all odds and to enjoy great success. It is another thing to have a gaffe and have to apologize for it. This is exactly what has happened at KIPP, where educational excellence is...

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Obituaries 06-19-2012

June 21, 2012
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Herb Reed Founder of The Platters Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Saturday, June 26 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Regent Theater, 7 Medford St., Arlington Center for Herb (Herbert A. Reed) international entertainer and founder of Herb Reed’s Platters who died on Monday, June 4 at Kaplan Family...

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Chain of Kindness at Manning Field

June 12, 2012
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Chain of Kindness at Manning Field

The chain of kindness carried on to Manning Field exceeded expectations, reaching 1,650 feet in length.  One hundred Lynn students were at Manning to celebrate the collaboration between eleven Lynn schools on a project that encouraged students to work towards building kind and respectful school communities. For the past two years, Lynn English High...

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St. Mary’s Grad Receives West Point Appointment from Fellow Alumnus

June 12, 2012
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St. Mary’s Grad Receives West Point Appointment from Fellow Alumnus

Patrick Hogan, a 2011 St. Mary’s High School graduate, received his official appointment to the United States Military Academy on May 30 from Jack King, a St. Mary’s and West Point graduate. Hogan recently completed a year of prep school at Marian Military Academy in Alabama, which he attended on an Association of Graduates...

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St. Mary’s Grad Gill Re-elected Class President at Saint Anselm

June 12, 2012
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St. Mary’s Grad Gill Re-elected Class President at Saint Anselm

Capturing nearly 90 percent of the vote, Lynn native and St. Mary’s 2009 graduate Joe Gill was elected Tuesday to serve his third term as class president for the class of 2013 at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. This was the second consecutive election that Gill ran unopposed. Gill will be inaugurated along...

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Dog Owners Will Likely Have a Park

June 12, 2012
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It is very likely that a small section of Pine Grove Cemetery will be used as the site of a dog park – the first of its kind in the city of Lynn. Community Development Director Jamie Marsh was circumspect about the possibility following a vote by Pine Grove Cemetery directors who voted unanimously...

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Graduation 2012

June 12, 2012
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Lynn’s public high schools and St. Mary’s have held their graduations. Slightly more than 1000 Lynn students will shortly move on to colleges and universities or into the armed forces or into the business community. This year’s graduates enter a difficult society at a crossroads. Since the economy nearly collapsed in 2008, everything about...

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Obituaries 06-12-2012

June 12, 2012
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Janice Dalton Retired Receptionist Janice M. (Corso) Dalton of Winthrop died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on June 2. She was 66 years old. Prior to her retirement, she worked for Anderson Chiropractic as a receptionist. She was the beloved wife of Joseph M. ‘Joe’ Dalton. Born in Boston, the daughter...

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St. Mary’s Students Raise $3,000 for Homeless Children

June 6, 2012
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St. Mary’s Students Raise $3,000 for Homeless Children

Sister Linda Bessom SND of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (Lynn) paid an early visit to St. Mary’s High School on May 15, but students made sure it was well worth her while. St. Mary’s students who participate in Rachel’s Challenge – a service organization named for the first person killed in the...

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LACC Director Leslie Gould Named as ‘Woman of the Year’ Coulon to Be Honored

June 6, 2012
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The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is proud to announce that LACC Executive Director Leslie Gould has been named  ”Women of the Year” by the Shoe City Lions Club of Lynn. Also being honored is long-time Shoe City Lions tireless volunteer, Mary Coulon. They will be honored at a dinner on...

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Looking at the News

June 6, 2012
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Those of us who know Suffolk University and understand what goes on there have come to love the place. It has grown into a major university over the years and its Law School has produced a legion of powerful Massachusetts attorneys in political life and business. Two weeks ago, at the Suffolk Commencement four...

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The Stormy Weekend

June 6, 2012
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Lynn/Nahant Beach over the wet weekend rocked and rolled. Huge waves rolling in and smashing against the seawall roared and crashed until the wee hours of the morning when Saturday turned to Sunday. The roar of the ocean, and we are not using the term lightly, was palpable and could be heard hundreds of...

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Home Prices and Other Things

June 6, 2012
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If you follow home prices on Zillow, then you know we have come back a bit from the precipice in Lynn. Prices are up a bit over last year and this past month registered a bigger gain in average price than during the past three years. But this rests against a new reality that...

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