Remembering Rev. King: A Great Man Who Stood Up for the Rights of Everybody

January 22, 2013
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For those of us of a certain age, it is hard to imagine that 2013 will mark 45 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis while he was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Recalling the news of his murder still brings chills and a deep sense...

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Obituaries 01-22-2013

January 22, 2013
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Antonio Javier Syrakos Music Lover, Outdoorsman and Hiker, Involved in Lynn Youth Soccer Antonio Javier Syrakos of Lynn died unexpectedly on January 10 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was 22 years old. The son of Paul and Doris (Canatta) Syrakos of Lynn, he was born in Paraguay and was adopted by Paul and Doris when...

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Bentley is Lynn Grassa-Cal for The Day

January 15, 2013
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Bentley is Lynn Grassa-Cal for The Day

The Lynn Classical girls basketball teams, under the direction of head coach Tom Grassa, made its annual journey to Bentley University in Waltham for a college basketball doubleheader. The teams greeted former Classical basketball star Jasper Grassa, a starting guard for the Bentley team, before the Falcons’ game against Pace University. Front row, from...

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St. Mary’s High Graduate Courtney Carey Excels for St. Joseph’s College Dance Team

January 15, 2013
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St. Mary’s High Graduate Courtney Carey  Excels for St. Joseph’s College Dance Team

Courtney Carey is a young woman of many talents but dancing has always been a special avocation for her. She was a four-year varsity cheerleader and a member of the dance team at St. Mary’s High School in Lynn where she helped lead the teams to several championships. An honor roll student and a...

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All A’s Beauty Supply Opens on Boston Street

January 15, 2013
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All A’s Beauty Supply Opens on Boston Street

As times have changed, so have the needs and wants of many of my customers and I have learned to adapt as such. A store built primarily  on beauty needs has developed into a shop with a wide variety of items including shoes, African clothes, and today’s latest fashions. Through God , hard work,...

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English and Classical Will Not Meet in Intra-conference Football

January 15, 2013
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It may be the third week of January but the biggest story of the year may already have arrived: the Lynn English and Lynn Classical football teams will not meet in an intra-conference regular season game this fall. That’s one of the quirks of the newly aligned Northeastern Conference and the new state playoff...

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Congratulations, Boverini Committee

January 15, 2013
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We want to offer our congratulations to the committee who organized the Walter Boverini Basketball Tournament that was a huge success once again. Lynn English and its fine athletic director Gary Molea proved to be an outstanding host this year. The tournament was a first-class event with the introduction of players, All-Tournament individual and...

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Obituaries 01-15-2013

January 15, 2013
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Charles Vitale Late Proprietor of Puritan Fish Charles J. Vitale of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on January 6. The late proprietor of Puritan Fish Co., Boston Fish Pier, he was a member of the Madonna Del Soccorso Fishermans Club. He was the beloved husband of Rita (D’Ortona) Vitale with...

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Lynn Community Fondly Remembers Speaker Thomas W. McGee

January 8, 2013
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Lynn Community Fondly Remembers Speaker Thomas W. McGee

They came from all walks of life Saturday to bid farewell to one of Lynn’s greatest political figures, Thomas W. McGee, the longest-serving speaker of the House in state history. A large crowd – including many of the constituents Mr. McGee served so well on the Lynn City Council and in the House of...

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Boudreau Turns Pro: At 17, English Senior is One of the Best Bowlers in the World

January 8, 2013
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So who is the best high school athlete in Lynn, the one boy or girl who outshines all of the competition in his or her sport? Meet Jonathan Boudreau, a 17-year-old senior at Lynn English who is not only the best at his age at what he does on the North Shore – candlepin...

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Remembering Tom McGee: Former House Speaker Has Many Qualities That Are Needed Today

January 8, 2013
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We will leave to others the listing of the many achievements of the late Tom McGee, the legendary Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for nine years from 1975-84, who arguably was the most powerful political figure in the state during his tenure. But in our view, those who knew Speaker McGee always...

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Obituaries 01-08-2013

January 8, 2013
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Mary Theresa ‘Terry’ French Former Bridgewell Employee Mary Theresa “Terry” (Leger) French died at home on January 5, her 59th birthday, following a courageous battle with cancer. The wife of Russell K. French, she was born in Lynn, the daughter of Desire and Zella Leger. She was a lifelong “Lynner” and attended St Jean’s...

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Walter Mitchell Celebrates 106th Birthday

January 1, 2013
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Walter Mitchell Celebrates 106th Birthday

Walter Mitchell celebrated his 106th birthday at a luncheon at the Porthole Restaurant hosted by a large delegation of his friends from St. Joseph Parish on Union Street. Mitchell, a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 34 years, was born on Dec. 22, 1906. He grew up on Sheridan Street and attended...

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A Team Player: Amenta Carries on Family’s Winning Tradition

January 1, 2013
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A Team Player: Amenta Carries on Family’s Winning Tradition

Nick Amenta has seen the very best of St. Mary’s High School basketball. His sister, Cassi, was an All-Star player for the Lady Spartans when they won the state championship two years ago. Cassi is now playing basketball for Merrimack College. As a freshman on the junior varsity last year, Amenta saw coach Kevin...

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Emmerman-Josephs Scholarship

January 1, 2013
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Emmerman-Josephs Scholarship

Dr. Judith Josephs (right), a Lynn resident and professor at the Salem State Graduate School of Counseling, is pictured with President Patricia Maguire Meservey and student Panayota Tzortzis, who was the recipient of the Emmerman-Josephs Award at the Scholarship Recognition reception at the Danversport Yacht Club. The award is named in memory of Dr....

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Bowden on Basketball: Vanderbilt-Bound Baseball Star Suits Up for English

January 1, 2013
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He is the No. 1-ranked baseball player in Massachusetts, has a scholarship to one of the nation’s most select universities, and an uncle, Derek Dana, whom he may match as a professional player in the not too distance future. Yet Ben Bowden, a 6-feet-4-inch senior lefthander whose every start this spring for Lynn English...

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2013

January 1, 2013
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We often quote a verse from Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ring Out Wild Bells” when we write our annual New Year’s editorial. We write about the events that happened in the old year and discuss those that may come in the new, as well as our hopes for a better year than the year before....

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Obituaries 12-31-2012

January 1, 2013
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Alexis D. “Lexii” Hightower Party and Event Planner, Chelsea Kiwanis Club Member Alexis D “Lexii” Hightower passed away unexpectedly on December 20. She was 35 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of Patricia A. Hightower-Moreno of Chelsea and the late Samuel A. Moreno, she was raised in Chelsea, attended Chelsea public schools...

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Lunch with Santa

December 25, 2012
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Lunch with Santa

Santa Claus greets a young visitor at the Lynn Parks and Recreation annual lunch with Santa on Dec. 1, 2012 at Old Tyme Italian Cuisine. Children enjoyed lunch, cookie decorating, face painting and a visit with Santa. Lynn Parks and Recreation Assistant Superintendent Lisa Nerich was the coordinator of the event.

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St. Mary’s Students to Attend Presidential Inauguration

December 25, 2012
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St. Mary’s Students to Attend Presidential Inauguration

When President Barack Obama is sworn in for a second term on Jan. 21, two St. Mary’s  students will be there to witness the historical event. Seniors Ebonie Aghahowa and Camila de la Vega will be among 500 students nationwide to participate in the LeadAmerica Presidential Inaugural Leadership Summit, a five-day conference that will...

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Trooper Assaulted During Motor Vehicle Stop in Lynn

December 25, 2012
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A high-speed chase through the streets of Lynn took over the City last Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 19th, after a Dorchester man tried to run over a State Trooper and then tried to make a quick getaway. His flight, however, was foiled. Around 3:30 p.m., a State Trooper approached a Hyundai Santa Fe sport utility...

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Call to the Hall: St. Mary’s Girls Hoop Invited to Play in Prestigious Tourney in Springfield

December 25, 2012
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The St. Mary’s High School girls basketball program has played at some renowned venues over the past two seasons. Two years ago coach Jeff Newhall’s Lady Spartans won a national tournament at Disney World in Orlando, beating Coyle Cassidy on the famed parquet floor of the TD Garden, and topped it off with a...

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Diamond Doe is Division 1: Lynn Classical Graduate Earns Spot on Hartford Basketball Team

December 25, 2012
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Diamond Doe is a great role model for all Lynn athletes who might think it’s too late to get involved in a sport. The Lynn Classical Class of 2010 graduate didn’t start playing organized basketball until the ninth grade when she showed up for tryouts. She spent one year playing for coach Chris Warren’s...

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Merry Christmas to All: Time to Think About Those Less Fortunate

December 25, 2012
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Another holiday season is here and, as you are reading this, it almost will be over. All of the preparations and plans we’ve made in anticipation of the seasonal events soon will come to fruition and will become just another memory in our photo albums and DVD files. Most of us will mark the...

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