O’Neil’s Legacy Lives on Challenger Little League is Named in Her Memory

May 3, 2011
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O’Neil’s Legacy Lives on Challenger Little League is Named in Her Memory

The Greater Lynn Challenger Little League is now the Alice O’Neil Challenger Little League. League officials unveiled a new sign displaying the new name during Opening Day ceremonies Sunday at Volunteer Field. O’Neil, who passed away in January, founded the baseball league for individuals with physical and mental challenges 21 years ago. League President...

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Ocean Street Home Undergoes Makeover

May 3, 2011
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Ocean Street Home Undergoes Makeover

About three months ago, three enterprising real estate people – and two who grew up in Lynn – bought a dilapidated home in the better part of town near the beach for short money, put their heads together, and with a half dozen trades people, remade the home into a two condominium property. The...

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Obituaries 05-03-2011

May 3, 2011
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Frances Chapman Member of International Order of Foresters Frances (Phillips) Chapman of Lynn, formerly of Boston, died on April 26.  She was 84 years old. Born in Neunan, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Gus and Lizzie (Daniels) Phillips.  She lived most of her life in the South End of Boston, and...

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A Sunday to Remember

May 3, 2011
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By all accounts, Sunday was a lovely spring day. A bit cool with a sea breeze all day – but a fabulous day to be alive and, it turns out, to be an American. Lynn and all of the North Shore was resonant with colors bursting everywhere and gardens coming to life with the...

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Vestal on a Pedestal: Lynn Bowler Elected to Hall of Fame

April 29, 2011
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Vestal on a Pedestal: Lynn Bowler Elected to Hall of Fame

-By Cary Shuman cary@lynnjournal.com Lynn resident Nancy Vestal certainly had the record to be included among the elite female candlepin bowlers in the sport’s history. Vestal has won six candlepin pro tour titles, a Massachusetts state open singles championship, five state women’s doubles titles, and New Hampshire state titles. She reached the mecca by...

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A Striking Moment: Landry Sets New City League Record (440)

April 29, 2011
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A Striking Moment: Landry Sets New City League Record (440)

-By Cary Shuman cary@lynnjournal.com Charlene Landry was recognized for bowling the highest score in Lynn City League history in a ceremony prior to this week’s competition Saturday at Metro Bowl in Peabody. On April 9 at Metro, Landry set a league record for female bowlers by rolling a 440 triple. Landry scorched the lanes...

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High Beam: Brown Wins State Gymnastics Title

April 29, 2011
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High Beam: Brown Wins State Gymnastics Title

By Cary Shuman cary@lynnjournal.com Eliza Brown, an eight-year-old gymnast from Lynn who trains at the Winthrop Gymnastics Academy, took home the Level 4 state vaulting title and the accompanying first-place trophy at a state meet at Groton Middle School. Eliza claimed the first place award in the vaulting event with a solid score of...

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Developing Downtown

April 29, 2011
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-By Joshua Resnek editor@lunnjournal.com Lynn is the only city I know of from here to East Boston and including Chelsea, where major downtown properties remain hopelessly empty with for sale signs posted on them. On Andrew Street, 3 years ago, there was a major fire that took down about half a city block. It...

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Hall of Famers

April 29, 2011
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Our congratulations to Lynn candlepin bowlers Joseph Tavernese and Nancy Vestal. Both bowlers have been notified by International Candlepin Bowling Association officials that they have been selected for places in the Candlepin Bowling Hall of Fame. This is a tremendous honor for these two fabulous bowlers, whose exploits far and wide are well known...

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Home Prices Decline; with No End in Sight

April 28, 2011
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Those of us who live in this city tend not to check out the value of our homes anymore at websites like Zillow. Those who are brave enough to do so always report back that the situation is very bad, which it is, and that it might get worse, and that all of us...

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Making Waves

April 19, 2011
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Making Waves

The Lynn waterfront was pounded by heavy surf all day Sunday attracting major attention from passersby.

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Hannah Byrne Signs Letter with Saint Anselm College Classical Senior will Play Softball

April 19, 2011
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Hannah Byrne Signs Letter with Saint Anselm College Classical Senior will Play Softball

It’s been a grand April for Lynn Classical softball star Hannah Byrne. She’s already hit a home run out of Cy Tenney Park in Peabody and helped save a no-hitter with her glove for pitcher Mackenzie Coppinger. This week she’s in sunny Orlando, Florida with the team on a spring trip. Byrne had two...

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Lynn Shelter Benefit Major Success

April 19, 2011
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Lynn Shelter Benefit Major Success

There are events and there was the Lynn Arts event for the Lynn Shelter Association which was held Friday evening at the Lynn Arts studios in Central Square. This evening gathering held to raise money for a good cause brought together people from all walks of life. The main performance room was a dazzling...

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Lynn’s Municipal Salaries Hold no Surprises

April 19, 2011
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The recent release by the city of Lynn’s municipal salaries – that is – the amount of money taxpayers are forking over to pay our various public employees for their yearly pay, shows no meaningful trends and gives away no surprises. At the highest level and slightly below, salaries are about as high as...

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Numbers Decline in Wyoma Little League

April 19, 2011
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Wyoma Little League, which held its opening day ceremonies Saturday, has always been one of the largest and most successful youth baseball organizations in the city and the region. Wyoma teams always seem to perform very well in the District 16 tournament and Lynn City Series and just a few years ago one of...

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Municipal Salaries Now and Then

April 19, 2011
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Most local newspapers print municipal salaries as though they are all about insults, shock and awe – that we should be shocked that municipal employees make good salaries and benefits with the awe – why should it be that way? About 30 years ago, municipal salaries from top to bottom were a fraction of...

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Obituaries 04-18-2011

April 19, 2011
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Derek Fula Died of Metatastic Melanoma Derek G. Fula of Lynn, formerly of Revere, died on April 13 following a two year battle with metastatic melanoma. He was 27 years old. He was the beloved son of Denise E. MacAllister of Everett and Gabriel A. DeSousa-Fula Sr. of Portugal’ cherished brother of Ellyse L....

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Permanent Mark – Tavernese Elected to Candlepin Bowling Hall of Fame

April 12, 2011
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Permanent Mark – Tavernese Elected to Candlepin Bowling Hall of Fame

Joseph Tavernese is candlepin royalty now, officially joining the pantheon of the greatest bowlers who ever participated in the sport. Tavernese, whose sterling record as a professional bowler includes 50 appearances on television, has been elected to the International Candlepin Bowling Association Hall of Fame. He will be inducted at the Hall of Fame...

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Lynn Tech Changing Guard Causing Raised Eyebrows

April 12, 2011
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There are big changes being made by the administration at Lynn Technical High School. Tech’s new principal Diane Paradis is apparently making moves seeking to put in place her own staffing preferences which has included, so far, the removal, replacement or retirement of the athletic director, a vice-principal, a star English teacher and a...

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Stale History Repeating Itself?

April 12, 2011
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It is spring, again with the summer heat just around the corner. Driving down the Lynnway two days ago with the front window down, a nauseating stench filled the car in the area of the Garelick Farms milk plant. No. This couldn’t be happening and so early in the season, we thought. But it...

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Lynn Police Marathon Team Raising Money for Cancer Kids

April 12, 2011
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A group of Lynn police officers are running the Boston Marathon to raise money for cancer victim – kids who are fighting for their lives. These are all good, good guys, doing the right thing for kids who are in the fight of their lives, literally. The members of the 2011 Lynn Police Marathon...

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Obituaries 04-12-2011

April 12, 2011
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Gloria MacDonald Of Lynn, formerly of Revere Gloria E. (DeLena) MacDonald, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly in Lynn on April 7. She was 80 years old. She was the wife of the late Frank “Mac” MacDonald; cherished mother of Steven R. MacDonald and his wife, Wendy, of Lynn, Lt. Col. Charles R. MacDonald and...

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Governor Tours Cohen-Hillel Academy

April 5, 2011
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Governor Tours Cohen-Hillel Academy

Gets a first hand look at Ford School mentoring program Cohen-Hillel students who share friendships with Ford School students and who also  share a mentoring program with them, were given a real treat during last week’s mentoring session. Not long after the Ford kids departed their bus and entered the highly regarded Marblehead Academy...

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Lynn Dancers Set to Perform on National Television Show

April 5, 2011
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Lynn Dancers Set to Perform on National Television Show

Phunk Phenomenon will debut Thursday night Four Lynn dancers, part of the Phunk Phenomenon dance group of Everett, will be appearing on the Music Television (MTV) show, “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew” that debuts Thursday at 10 p.m. Christopher DiNicola of Lynn is the leader of the dance group. His younger brothers,...

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