Obituaries 01-17-2012

January 17, 2012
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Mary Guarente Lynn Resident Mary D. (Breda) Guarente of Lynn died on January 11. She was 78 years old. The wife of the late Richard E. Guarente, she was the mother of Richard L. of Newton, NH, Robert E. and his wife, Donna of Peabody, James P. and his wife, Lisa of Nashua, NH,...

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Swim in Lynn

January 10, 2012
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Swim in Lynn

Lynn City Council President Tim Phelan, the Lynn Breakers Soccer Team and Family and Friends did a Polar Plunge on New Year’s Day to benefit the Hungry of the North Shore. Pictured (L to Right) Patrick Walsh, Ryan Phelan, Sean Walsh, Emily Walsh, Nicolette Angelli, Krista Cuozzo, Rebecca Potter, Tim Phelan, Meghan Phelan, Franki...

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Caufield Announces for State Representative

January 10, 2012
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Caufield Announces for State Representative

Dwight “Dusty” Caufield, a lifelong resident of Lynn, will kick off his candidacy for state representative of the 10th  Essex District at an event this Sunday, Jan. 15 at The Lazy Dog in Wyoma Square. Caufield, a Republican, is running for the seat currently held by State Rep. Robert F. Fennell, a Democrat. Caufield,...

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Finigan Enjoying Her New Home Former Austin Prep Star is Excelling for St. Mary’s

January 10, 2012
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Finigan Enjoying Her New Home Former Austin Prep Star is Excelling for St. Mary’s

Even though Kaleigh Finigan played sports for Austin Prep the past four years, she was well known to St. Mary’s athletes. Finigan had been the leading scorer for the Austin Prep girls hockey team, and as a key player for the AP softball team, she competed against St. Mary’s in two Division 3 North...

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Parks

January 10, 2012
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According to police and the heads of the local Parks Department, vandals are attempting to rip-off whatever they can from the city’s parks. What does this include? In one case it was reported that thieves apparently tried to steal an eighty foot light pole from Frey Park. Other parks throughout the city have lost...

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Winter Without Snow

January 10, 2012
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This has been a winter without snow. As a result, the city hasn’t spent much money from its snow removal funding budget. This is a good thing as during a normal snow season, the city could be expected to spend almost $3 million as it did last year. The savings to the city’s budget...

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A Tough Crime-solving Situation Confronts the Lynn Police Department

January 10, 2012
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The Lynn Police Department has largely been unable to solve the vast majority of 30 violent crimes that occurred in Lynn since last October. Lynn Police Chief Kevin Coppinger has been asked why. He has said that the department had made three arrests but that in all the other instances, victims were unwilling to...

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Obituaries 01-10-2012

January 10, 2012
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John Patterson Longtime GE Employee John W. Patterson of Lynn died unexpectedly in Salem Hospital on December 29. He was 69 years old. The beloved husband of Lorraine (Perry ) Patterson, he was born in Lynn, the son of the late Walter and Margaret (Simonelli) Patterson and was a graduate of Lynn Public Schools....

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Buddy Ford Shining at Mass Maritime

January 3, 2012
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Buddy Ford Shining at Mass Maritime

Former Lynn Classical football star Richard “Buddy” Ford com­pleted his freshman season as a linebacker and special teams player for the Massachusetts Maritime Academy football team. Buddy is pictured (photo right) after a game with family and friends, from left, Eric Sheehan, his grandfather, Jim Matthews, his father, Lynn City Councilor Rick Ford, his...

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Major Honors for Todd Collier: St. Mary’s Senior Will Play in Shriners Football Classic

January 3, 2012
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Major Honors for Todd Collier: St. Mary’s Senior Will Play in Shriners Football Classic

Todd Collier may have been on his school vacation last week but the honors kept pouring in for the St. Mary’s High School football standout. Collier, who was on a skiing trip in Maine, received a call from head coach Matt Durgin who informed him that he has been named to the Super 26...

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Church Controversy; It’s in the Details

January 3, 2012
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The Latino church on Anchor Road is suing the city in Federal Court over the right to use the church they bought in 2010. They are claiming the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals is standing in the way of an occupancy permit being granted for the church because of a lack of parking spaces...

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Bars Denied Extended Hours for New Years Eve Night

January 3, 2012
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Bar owners in this city are justifiably upset because the Licensing Board did not allow them to remain open an extra hour on New Year’s Eve. The Licensing Board’s decision failing to allow for an extra hour was Draconian. The city’s decision to stand firm on the 1 a.m. closing time for New Year’s...

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The New Year

January 3, 2012
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The coming year is filled with challenges for Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy and for the city council. It will be a year when even the easiest things seem a bit more difficult and when the difficult things appear overwhelming. Getting through the past four years without the house falling down has been an extraordinary task....

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Obituaries 01-03-2012

January 3, 2012
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Henry Gallucci Billerica Resident Henry L. Gallucci of Billerica died on December 30. He was the beloved husband of Rosemarie (Branco); father of Angela Arsenault and her husband, Billy of New Hampshire, Henry L. of Everett, Margaret of Methuen and Marie Berrabah Pastos and her husband, Dimitrios Pastos of Lynn. He is also survived...

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Students Enjoy Polar Express Day at Sisson School

December 23, 2011
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Students Enjoy Polar Express Day at Sisson School

Community leaders and law enforcement officers joined the Sisson School Parent Teachers Organization (PTO) at the first annual Polar Express Day on Dec. 22 at the Lynn elementary school. Stacey Giguere, PTO president and the mother of two Sisson students, Molly and Nate, coordinated the festive event. Superintendent of School Catherine Latham, School Committee...

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Woman of the Year: Mayor Judith Flanagan-kennedy

December 23, 2011
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Woman of the Year: Mayor Judith Flanagan-kennedy

Our Woman of the Year is Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy. It is not an easy task managing the day to day affairs of this city at any time. However, we believe the mayor has done a decent job of shepherding the city during a time when the city seems to be chugging along without...

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Man of the Year: Council President Tim Phelan

December 23, 2011
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Man of the Year: Council President Tim Phelan

Council President Tim Phelan once again gets our nod as Lynn’s Man of the Year. His tremendous comeback to top the ticket in the election finale after finishing third in the primary shows his desire to reach the top nearly every time for the past decade has not lessened – rather – it has...

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Out with the Old; in with the New

December 23, 2011
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It was a turbulent and tumultuous year in some parts of the world. In this nation, it was, above all, a year when we got more of the same rather than the dramatic change needed to alter our course. The economy improved just a bit but millions remain unemployed, businesses refuse to hire new...

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Lynn Jets Hockey Program Making Strides Under Head Coach Joe Conlon

December 23, 2011
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Joe Conlon, who had a successful career in the Lynn English High School hockey program prior to graduating in 1999, has begun his fourth season as head coach of the Lynn Jets hockey team. The all-Lynn team consists of 11 students from Classical, 10 from English, and one from Tech. The Jets are 1-2...

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Hello

December 20, 2011
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Hello

Luke Dilisio, 4, a pre-K student at the Sisson School in Lynn, gets nose to nose with this horse at a local stable. Luke says he loves horses.

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Olympic Gardens Pub and Grill Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

December 20, 2011
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Olympic Gardens Pub and Grill Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy joined Nick Nikolopoulos and his family and friends at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for his new restaurant, Olympic gardens Pub and Grill located on Buffum Street. Nikolopoulos is cutting the ribbon at the ceremony Monday  

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Classical Softball Star Bartlett Accepted to Franklin Pierce

December 20, 2011
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Classical Softball Star Bartlett Accepted to Franklin Pierce

Lynn Classical senior softball star Chelsey Bartlett has been accepted to Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire. Bartlett is the starting catcher for the reigning Northeastern Conference champion Classical softball team. A senior captain, she’s an All-Scholastic candidate on a team that returns several highly skilled softball players. Bartlett is currently playing hockey for...

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Auditorium AC Project Needs Additional Funds

December 20, 2011
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Putting air conditioning into the city hall auditorium will cost $750,000, of which Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy has already found $235,000. The last $500,000 or so will have to come from the city and or from private capital sources, according to Jamie Marsh, the city’s Community Development Director and the head of the auditorium....

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Standard Bearer Clark Instrumental in Helping Lady Bulldogs Establish a Quality Hockey Program

December 20, 2011
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Mackenzie Clark may produce a Lynn first one day: she could be inducted in to two high school Halls of Fame. Clark, a senior at Lynn English, is the Lady Bulldogs hockey program’s all-time leading scorer and captain. She is off to a sizzling start this season, most recently netting a goal and two...

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