Lynn Business Education Foundation Donates Jeopardy! Games to Lynn High Schools

October 15, 2013
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Lynn Business Education Foundation Donates Jeopardy! Games to Lynn High Schools

The Lynn Business Education Foundation has donated more than $4,000 worth of educational materials to schools in the City, purchasing Classroom Jeopardy! kits for five high schools and a LEGO education kit for Washington STEM Elementary. Classical, English, St. Mary’s, Tech and Fecteau-Leary received the Jeopardy! game, according to Lynn Business Education Foundation Executive...

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Phelan Announces 6-point Economic Plan for the City: Proposal Focuses on Business Development and Growth

October 15, 2013
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Phelan Announces 6-point Economic Plan for the City: Proposal Focuses on Business Development and Growth

City Council President Tim Phelan, a candidate for mayor in the Nov. 5 city election, has announced a six-point economic plan, “The InvestLynn Project.” Phelan unveiled the plan during a presentation to the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee last Tuesday. He further elaborated on the plan in an interview this week...

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Partners/NSMC Plan to Shift Union Hospital Focus to Psychiatric, Primary Care: Plan Criticized by Local Officials

October 15, 2013
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Partners HealthCare and the North Shore Medical Center (NSMC), owners and operators of Lynn’s Union Hospital, last week announced plans to shift the focus of Lynn’s only local hospital from surgical care to psychiatric care, by increasing the number of psychiatric beds from 30 to more than 100 over the next three to four...

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Aquasino Setting Sail with New Winter Schedule: Weeks after Lynn Harbor Collision, the Vessel Is Repaired and Ready to Go

October 15, 2013
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The Aquasino Casino Boat, which has just completed a successful inaugural summer season, is back at sea this week, after being cleared to once again carry passengers last week, just three weeks after being forced into dock to make repairs, following an underwater collision. The ship went in for repairs in September after a...

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A Great Celebration for Mike Foster

October 15, 2013
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What a wonderful tribute was held Friday night at the Gannon Municipal Golf Course for Mike Foster, who is stepping down as head professional after a stellar 39-year career in that esteemed position. Gannon members, friends, former youth golf standout Chris Carter who became a head golf professional himself, sister Anne Foster, and son...

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Candidates Debate

October 8, 2013
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Candidates Debate

The Knights of Columbus hosted separate debates on Sept. 30 for the Lynn Mayoral candidates and Ward 1 City Council candidates. Pictured at the debate held at the Knight of Columbus are Ward 1 City Councilor Wayne Lozzi, Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, Grand Knight Ralph Jamieson, debate organizing committee member Jack Suslak, Ward 1...

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Team Halloran

October 8, 2013
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Team Halloran

The Halloran family participated in the 2013 Walk Now for Autism Speaks Sunday at Suffolk Downs. Pictured before the Walk is the Martha’s Mission team, front row, from left, Paul Halloran Sr., Martha Halloran, and Julie Halloran. Back row are friend Jen Fontaine, Jean Halloran, and Paul Halloran Jr. The Halloran family, who has...

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State Commits $53.5m for New Marshall School

October 8, 2013
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The Massachusetts School Building Authority voted last week to commit $53.5 million to the city of Lynn and the new Thurgood Marshall Middle School proposal, just two weeks after Lynn voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot question authorizing the City to borrow money to pay for its portion of the proposed $92 million school project....

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Keo to Face Chakoutis in Ward 5

October 8, 2013
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The Ward 5 City Council race is now between Diana Chakoutis who earned 50.6 percent of the vote in the preliminary election on September 17 and Jake Keo who had 187 votes. A recount on Monday, September 30, requested by third place finisher Seth Albaum who had 182 votes, failed to change any votes...

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Maruzzi and Crighton Wed

October 8, 2013
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Maruzzi and Crighton Wed

Andrea Marie Maruzzi and Brendan Peter Crighton were married on Aug. 30, 2013 on the grounds of Belle Mer, in Newport, R.I. The service was conducted by Stacey Ostiguy LeMay of Quincy. The bride is the daughter of Allen and Stephanie Maruzzi of Winthrop. The groom is the son of Kevin and Diane Crighton,...

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LACC Mayoral Forum On October 18 Should Be an Interesting Event

October 8, 2013
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The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce, under the direction of president and CEO Leslie Gould, does an outstanding job hosting its regular breakfast meetings and guest speakers – and its recent Centennial Celebration at the Lynn Museum was an enjoyable evening of food, musical entertainment, and socializing for members and guests. But the LACC...

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Congratulations, Rob O’Leary On Being Named Saugus High AD

October 8, 2013
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Congratulations to Rob O’Leary on his appointment as director of athletics at Saugus High School. It’s a return home for the 36-year-old O’Leary, who grew up in the town, played youth sports there, and attended Saugus High School. He went on to prep school and then played ice hockey at UConn and New England...

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Downtown View B and B and Their Castle

October 8, 2013
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We’ve had quite a few weeks in which we have endured Syrian atrocities, a gunman at the Washington Navy Yard, terrorists at a Nairobi shopping mall, and a city election in Boston. It’s time to think about something frivolous. I suggest Tom Brady. I’m not talking about his throwing arm or his age. Let’s...

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Lark and Lessard Connect for 68-yard Touchdown

October 8, 2013
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Lynn English quarterback Jordan Javier Lark said he knew he could count on receiver Chris Lessard if he needed someone to make a big play. “Chris is the go-to guy when things get a little rough,” said Lark, the Bulldogs’ 6-feet-4-inch signal caller. Lark threw a 40-yard spiral downfield and Lessard and a Swampscott...

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Honoring Our Vets

October 1, 2013
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Honoring Our Vets

The Lynn Public Schools Marching Band participated in the Veteran’s Appreciation Day Parade honoring veterans past and present.

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Mayor’s Breakfast for Scouting Set for Oct. 17

October 1, 2013
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Mayor’s Breakfast for Scouting Set for Oct. 17

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy will host the 27th annual Breakfast for Scouting on Thursday, October 17th from 7:30 – 9:00 am at the Porthole Restaurant in Lynn.  She has chosen prominent local citizens Lori Berry, Doreen Murray and Daniel Small to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the community.  This honor is bestowed...

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Bloom Earns High Honor: Wyoma Graduate Receives Sonny Man Hill Award

October 1, 2013
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Bloom Earns High Honor: Wyoma Graduate Receives Sonny Man Hill Award

Matthew Bloom played nine years in the Wyoma Little League organization, starting in the T-Ball program and completing his career as a Major League All-Star. Bloom, 13, received Lynn Little League’s highest honor, the William “Sonny Man” Hill Award at a luncheon Sunday at the Lynn Housing Authority. Rosemary Hill, the wife of the...

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Darling and DeLuca Join Classical Coaching Staff

October 1, 2013
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Lynn Classical girls basketball coach Tom Sawyer has announced that Jim Darling and Frank DeLuca have been named to the coaching staff for the 2013-14 season. Darling will be the junior varsity coach while DeLuca will be the coach of the freshman team. Darling has coached previously at Keefe Tech and Lynn English. DeLuca...

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Thank You, Sarah Bartley For Your Work at Catholic Charities

October 1, 2013
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Sarah Bartley has moved on from her outstanding seven-year tenure at Catholic Charities North, an organization based in Lynn, to a position as director of development at United Way of the North Shore. But Bartley made her final curtain call a memorable one, heading the organization’s planning committee for the fourth annual Fashion Forward...

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Mayor’s Race Is Heating up

October 1, 2013
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The race for the Lynn Mayor’s position between Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy and Council President Tim Phelan is generating a lot of conversation in every corner of the city. The debates being held this week and the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce Mayoral Forum set for October 18 at the Porthole Restaurant are certainly...

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Centennial Celebration

September 24, 2013
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Centennial Celebration

The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce held its Centennial Celebration Friday night at the Lynn Museum. Guests enjoyed food and music while celebrating the organization’s 100th anniversary. Pictured at the event are, from left, membership manager Sandra Lewis, Andy Giller, CEO and president Leslie Gould, com­munications manager JoAnn Power, Christine Pierce, Michael Tavares, and...

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Kennedy Wins Primary: Sixteen Percent Turn out for Preliminary Election

September 24, 2013
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Kennedy  Wins Primary: Sixteen Percent Turn out for Preliminary Election

Political observers watching elections since the start of the 2008 recession have noticed that races across the levels of government – from local to state to federal elections – have all included some element of negativity and hostility from the electorate. Largely that hostility has been aimed at incumbents over the past four to...

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Patterson Appears at Project Smile Charity Event

September 24, 2013
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Patterson Appears at Project Smile Charity Event

It was a night full of jokes and laughter at the 7th Annual Charity Date Auction for Project Smile. There was one moment, however, that host Michael Winter swapped his comical demeanor for a more subdued one. Towards the end of the auction, Winter introduced one of the last bachelors. Instead of asking him...

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Incumbents Lead the Way in Ward, At-large Races: Ward 5 Race Will See a Recount as Chakoutis Leads, with Keo and Albaum Separated by 5 Votes

September 24, 2013
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Name recognition, it seems, played a factor in the September 17 primary races for city council seats, as incumbents in almost every ward and at-large seat posted victories. Though the General Election on November 5 is the one that counts, last Tuesday’s preliminary election was able to give candidates a sense of how successful...

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