Expanded Gaming Bill Passes

September 20, 2011
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Steven Walsh and Robert Fennell, our representatives on Beacon Hill, both voted in favor of the expanded gaming bill passed by the House last week. They did the right thing. Casino gambling is not panacea, and they both know this. It does not solve all of our present economic ills. They know this, two....

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Obituaries 09-20-2011

September 20, 2011
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Jennie ‘Jean’ Picone Among First Occupants of St. Mary’s Plaza Jennie “Jean” (Podlecki) Picone died at the Jewish Rehabilitation Center on September 16 after a brief illness. She was 91 years old. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Blanche (Walczynska) Podlecki and the wife of the late Joseph...

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Lynn Beach Cleanup

September 13, 2011
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Lynn Beach Cleanup

On Sunday, September 11, the St. Pius V Cub Scout pack participated in a cleanup sponsored by Coastal Sweep, the Massachusetts annual statewide beach cleanup. Pictured (back row): Michael Kaczmarek, Sean Walsh, Jared Abkarian, Tyler Furlong, Ben Goodell, Dylan Abkarian, Spencer Monk. Front row is Wyatt Monk (honorary scout).

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Mayor Honors LFD Lt. David Legere

September 13, 2011
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Mayor Honors LFD Lt. David Legere

Lynn Fire Lieutenant David Legere received a citation from Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy in recognition of his outstanding volunteer service ten years ago at Ground Zero. Legere participated in September 11, 2001 remem­brance events in New York City this past weekend. Shown at the ceremony honoring Legere at Lynn City Hall last Thursday...

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Yard Marker: Durgin Records 100th Career Victory

September 13, 2011
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Yard Marker: Durgin Records 100th Career Victory

Following an outstanding playing career at URI and a few stints as an assistant coach, Matt Durgin became a head coach 15 years ago. His first job was at Lynn Classical. “It was a very humbling experience – we were 1-10,” recalled Durgin. But the 6-foot-4-inch head coach was just setting the foundation to...

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Concession Stand Woes as New Season Begins

September 13, 2011
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The mayor’s plan to privatize the concession stand at Manning Bowl may be a good idea, but to those familiar with working the stand, there is the belief that this is not the time to toy with it. Last week, the Stadium Commission put the running of the stand out to bid – a...

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St. Mary’s HS Boys Soccer Team Wins City Title

September 13, 2011
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The St. Mary’s High boys soccer team won its first Lynn City Invitational soccer title, besting Lynn Classical, 3-0, in the championship game Saturday at Manning Field. Senior captain Pedro Lucas-Ferreira, freshman Christian Chavez, and junior Alexander Alleyne each scored goals in the game. Ralph Bertrand, Dennis Bertocchi, and Lucas-Ferreira recorded assists. Bertrand, a...

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After the Memorial

September 13, 2011
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Many of us are left with the palpable feeling that we are a good and decent nation, with a good and decent people, following the dignified nationwide slate of memorials that were held to commemorate the lives of the dead and the sacrifice they made on September 11, 2001. Lynn’s full slate of memorials...

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The President’s Speech and Its Meaning to the People of Lynn

September 13, 2011
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The president’s speech last week marked a moment in his administration when he seemed very much more like a leader than a politician. The speech he gave reminded us how leadership has been missing from the American equation in Washington for quite some time. Here in Lynn, the unemployed suffer because companies are not...

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Obituaries 09-13-2011

September 13, 2011
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Francis LaBrie Retired Firefighter, Decorated Veteran of Three Wars Francis J. LaBrie of Lynn died at Union Hospital on September 9 surrounded by his loving family. He was 89 years old. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Frank and Margaret (Regan) LaBrie and the husband of Margaret R. (Savory) LaBrie...

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A Helping Hand

September 6, 2011
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A Helping Hand

Lynn City hall employees held a drive to collect school supplies for children who live in the Lynn housing au­thority & neighborhood Development’s Curwin Circle development. pictured are: front row, left to right, ma­ria peguero, yuleidy ortiz, Franyelis marinez and Wesley Garcia; middle row, Chris augustin, Salvador peguero maria pena, Elizabeth Castaneda, Gianna Wheeler,...

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Murray Promoted to Deputy Chief of Lynn Fire Department

September 6, 2011
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Murray Promoted to Deputy Chief of Lynn Fire Department

Bill Murray was installed as the new deputy chief of the Lynn Fire Department during an impressive ceremony Aug. 30 in Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy’s office at Lynn City Hall. City Clerk Mary Audley administered the oath of office to Murray before a gathering of  family members, and friends. Kennedy made the appointment of...

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Lawyer for Lynn Cam Decries Critical Coverage

September 6, 2011
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Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy has been harshly criticized for failing to appoint a replacement for former Lynn Cam board of director James Chalmers. Chalmers was serving a 3 year mayoral appointment when he was dismissed by the Lynn Cam board of directors by a majority vote recently. According to Lynn Cam Attorney Emmanuel Papanickolas, Chalmers...

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The End of Summer

September 6, 2011
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The summer of 2011 is easing itself into the history books. It will go down as a summer marked by deepening discontent over the national predicament – which is, simply put – it appears we’ve come nearly the end of the line of leading lives continually spending and borrowing more than we have or...

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Obituaries 09-06-2011

September 6, 2011
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Michelle Gagner Of Medford, formerly of Lynn Michelle M. Gagner of Medford, formerly of Lynn, died on August 29. She was 43 years old. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of Frances R. (Cuthbert) Riley of Tempe, AZ and Francis X. Riley of Chicopee. She also leaves her husband Salvatore A. Ferro, III...

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After Irene

August 30, 2011
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After Irene

People flocked to Lynn Beach to have a closer look at two boats that washed ashore following the storm.

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A Young Lynn English Football Team Prepares for Upcoming 2011 Season

August 30, 2011
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A Young Lynn English Football Team Prepares for Upcoming 2011 Season

Lynn English High School football coach Peter Holey will lead a young and inexperienced team into the 2011 season. English is scrimmaging Everett, Marblehead, St. John’s Prep, and St. Mary’s (Labor Day at 1 p.m. at Manning Field) in the preseason. “That’s a good solid set of scrimmages for a young, inexperienced team that’s...

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Lynn English Class of 1966 Celebrates Its 45th Reunion

August 30, 2011
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Lynn English Class of 1966 Celebrates Its 45th Reunion

Hurricane Irene wasn’t going to get in the way of the Lynn English High School Class of 1966 celebrating its 45th reunion Saturday night at Gannon Golf Course. Approximately one hundred members from the school’s largest-ever class (657 graduates) braved the stormy pre-Irene weather to enjoy a night of reminiscing, socializing, dancing and singing....

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Hurricane Irene

August 30, 2011
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Hurricane Irene has come and gone, just like that, like the snap of a finger. In truth, for all our preparations, Hurricane Irene was a no-show. She never came to dinner and to stay around a while to wreak her havoc. She came and went like a ghost, diminished by half of what she...

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Obituaries 08-30-2011

August 30, 2011
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Augustine Pelosi Former Revere resident Augustine R. Pelosi, born in Revere, and a resident of Reading and Fitchburg, died on August 25 after a long illness. He was 80 years old. He leaves his wife Margaret, his son, Robert Pelosi and husband James Follett, and his chosen family, William Conley, all of Wilmington, Vermont....

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Buzzy Barton Opens Campaign Headquarters

August 23, 2011
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Buzzy Barton Opens Campaign Headquarters

Buzzy Barton (center) , candidate for Lynn city councilor-at-large, held a grand opening for his campaign headquarters located at 13 Boston St. Saturday morn­ing. Barton is pictured with some of his many supporters, including campaign manager Claire Cava­nagh (third from left), outside the headquarters.

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If You’re Feeling Sick, It’s The Building

August 23, 2011
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Let’s pretend for a minute with a story scenario about a city like Lynn with a public television cable outlet serving the city in a lovely downtown studio set-up. And I want to reiterate, this is a pretend story. It has no relationship whatsoever to a real story that might have similarities. Any belief...

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Johnson, Fowler Lead Merrimack Football into New Season

August 23, 2011
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Merrimack College football coach John Perry will count on two Lynn players to lead his team’s defense in the 2011 season. Tony Johnson, a 6-feet-3, 240-pound senior defensive end from Lynn Classical, and Jesse Fowler, a 5-feet-11-inch junior from Lynn English, are returning starters for the Warriors’ defensive unit. Johnson, who was elected a...

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New Mixed Martial Arts Gym Opens on Astor Street

August 23, 2011
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The sign above the entrance of the new gym on Astor Street in Lynn that notes that some of the finest mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters on the North Shore train there. Since opening Team Pradal Serey Gym four months ago, co-owners and Lynn residents Saroeum Phoung and Luis Torres have attracted a large...

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