It’s a Family Affair in Classical Hoop: Monta Connolly, Christine Connolly, Chelsea Rogers and Chenysse Hill Are Related

December 18, 2012
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When Lynn Classical girls basketball coach Tom Sawyer describes his team as a family, he means it. Four of the varsity players at Classical – 25 percent of the entire roster – are related. Senior Monta Connolly, junior Christine Connolly, and sophomore Chelsea Rogers are sisters. Their cousin is freshman Chenysse Hill. Connolly, the...

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The Outrage at Newtown, CT

December 18, 2012
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In the morning and early afternoon hours of last Friday, virtually every parent looked at their children – whether those children were young or old – and felt the terror that parents in Newtown felt. It was too easy to imagine the screams of little six-year-old children facing down the real “monster under the...

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St. Mary’s Cross Country Teams Enjoy Successful Season

December 18, 2012
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In only its second year of cross country after almost a decade hiatus, the St Mary’s  cross-country team has a total of 49 boys and girls competing this fall.   One of the season’s highlights was that the boys team captured the Catholic Conference League freshman/sophomore meet which was held at Bishop Fenwick with a...

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Obituaries 12-18-2012

December 18, 2012
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June ‘June Bug’ Legro Former GE Punch Press Operator June E. “June Bug” (Channell) Legro of Peabody died December 10 at her son’s home after a long illness.   She was 82 years old. The beloved wife of the late James L. “Whitey” Legro, Sr., she was born in Lynn, daughter of the late Fred...

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Arts After Hours Launches New Season

December 11, 2012
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Arts After Hours Launches New Season

Arts After Hours held its annual gala Saturday at the Lynn Museum Saturday night to help raise funds for the 2013 season of theater. Corey Jackson, managing director of Arts After Hours, was pleased with the large turnout at the kickoff event for the new season. “This is a great event, people downtown supporting...

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Sawyer Reconnects to Hoop History : Assistant Coaches Donovan, Saranteas Were Key Players on 20-0 Classical Team in 2004

December 11, 2012
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Sawyer Reconnects to Hoop History : Assistant Coaches Donovan, Saranteas Were Key Players on 20-0 Classical Team in 2004

They are together again, a link to one of the greatest seasons in the history of Lynn girls basketball. Head coach Tom Sawyer, an assistant coach of the 2004 Lynn Classical girls basketball team that went 20-0 and advanced to the Division 1 North finals at Tsongas Center, has two players from that team,...

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Cerulli is MVP : St. Pius School Eighth Grader Leads Hoop Team to Finals in Top Tournament

December 11, 2012
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Cerulli is MVP : St. Pius School Eighth Grader Leads  Hoop Team to Finals in Top Tournament

Michael Cerulli showed that he’s one of the best eighth grade basketball players in the area, receiving the MVP Award in the 39th Annual Brother Anthony CFX Tournament at Malden Catholic High School. Cerulli, a 5-foot-6-inch point guard for the St. Pius School varsity, led his team to the championship game of the tournament...

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The Silent Killer

December 11, 2012
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With the heating season upon us, now is the time for residents to check their homes to make sure that they have carbon monoxide alarms and that they are in operation.  A winter season does not pass without some home heating-related tragedies,  with people dying from carbon monoxide poisoning. What brings this to the...

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Rudolph is Ready for New Season

December 11, 2012
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Brianna Rudolph is ready for her junior season in the St. Mary’s High girls basketball program. A somewhat spectacular driving, left-handed layin in the Paul Duchane basketball jamboree sent the message that she’s ready to reestablish herself as one of the most exciting and talented players on the North Shore this season. Also exciting...

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Obituaries 12-11-2012

December 11, 2012
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Ronald Bennett Retired Lithographer, Saugus School Custodian and Excellent Athlete Ronald P. Bennett of Saugus died in Blueberry Hill Nursing Home on December 10 after a long illness. He was 83 years old. Born in Chelsea, the husband of Florence (LeBlanc) Bennett and the son of Walter and Stella (Marchand) Bennett, he was raised...

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All Care Puts the “Giving” in Thanksgiving

December 4, 2012
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All Care Puts the “Giving” in Thanksgiving

For a number of local senior citizens and hospice patients and their families, Thanksgiving was a time of celebration and an opportunity to spend precious moments together, thanks to the helping hand of All Care. In partnership with the Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development (LHAND) and Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS), All Care...

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A Season to Remember: Spartans Fall to Abington 14-8 in a Thrilling Super Bowl Finale

December 4, 2012
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A Season to Remember: Spartans Fall to Abington 14-8 in a Thrilling Super Bowl Finale

St. Mary’s High School played four quarters of inspired, championship-caliber football but couldn’t overtake an undefeated Abington squad, falling to the Green Wave, 14-8, in the Division 4 Super Bowl before a large crowd Saturday at Curry College in Milton. The Spartans’ defensive unit, led by All-Scholastic end Andres Rodriguez and junior tackle Rodolfo...

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St. Mary’s Defense Was Outstanding in Super Bowl

December 4, 2012
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It starts with an All-Scholastic defensive end, Andres Rodriguez, continues with an aggressive team-wide effort, and gets topped off by a coaching staff who puts together superb game plans with in-game adjustments included. That’s how the St. Mary’s football team held Abington’s high-scoring offense to two touchdowns, three below their normal output. While the...

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Casino Bombshell

December 4, 2012
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Looking at the recent developments in the casino license process from a Lynn perspective the re-entry of Las Vegas casino billionaire Steve Wynn into the bidding of the only Greater Boston area casino license has created a new twist into what was thought to be an almost certain lock by the owners of Suffolk...

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Obituaries 12-04-2012

December 4, 2012
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Luciano ‘John’ Cordova Lynn Sanitation and Parks Department Retiree Luciano J. “John” Cordova of Lynn died November 27 in Union Hospital after a long illness.  He was 96 years old. The beloved husband of the late Helen F. (DiPietro) Cordova, he was born in Lynn, the son of the late Luciano and Pasqualina (Girizzo)...

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Devin signs with Stony Brook and Navigators

November 30, 2012
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Devin signs with Stony Brook and Navigators

When you’re ranked as the third best high baseball player in Massachusetts and the 31st-ranked catcher in the United States, good things happen in your career. And for Lynn Classical senior Kyle Devin, it’s been a career off-season home run, just like those he used to hit in droves out of the West Lynn...

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Lynn Tech Pool Named in Honor of Peter Sawin

November 30, 2012
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The swimmers at Tech, Classical, and English began their seasons this week practicing in the Peter A. Sawin Natatorium. The city dedicated the Tech swimming pool Sunday in memory of Sawin, a former Lynn schoolteacher and high school swimming coach who in 1986 was inducted in to the Eastern Massachusetts Swim Coaches Hall of...

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Congratulations, Coach Durgin and St. Mary’s Football Team

November 30, 2012
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We congratulate St. Mary’s head football coach Matt Durgin and his players on winning the Catholic Central League championship and wish the Spartans good luck in their playoff game Tuesday at Manning Field. Matt Durgin has been an outstanding mentor to his current players and to those athletes he coached at Classical. He has...

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Lunch with Santa is Always a Fun Event

November 30, 2012
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The Lynn Parks and Recreation will sponsor “Lunch with Santa” this Saturday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old Tyme Italian Cuisine on Boston Street. This is an enjoyable event that Lynn Parks Director Lisa Nerich hosts each year and the children truly enjoy dining with Santa Claus and participating...

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Obituaries 11-30-2012

November 30, 2012
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Frances Larson Retired Nurse, Active in Many Organizations Frances I. (Brown) Larson of Peabody died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on November 23 at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Larson, having shared 60 years of marriage. Frances was born in Eastport, ME, the daughter of...

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Breed Teacher Plants Seeds for Hands-on Learning

November 13, 2012
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Breed Teacher Plants Seeds for Hands-on Learning

As part of their Nature Friday classes this fall, teacher Annette Hoyt’s students installed a raised garden bed between Breed Middle School and the teachers’ parking lot. Students first leveled the ground by digging at one end and adding bricks to the other. They also gained experience in using levels to make sure the...

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St. Mary’s Football Wins CCL Championship

November 13, 2012
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St. Mary’s Football Wins CCL Championship

The St. Mary’s High school football team laid claim to the Catholic Central Large championship with an impressive 32-6 victory over Archbishop Williams Saturday at Manning Field. Junior running back Jordan Collier rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns while junior defensive back Austin Harvey set the tone with a first-quarter interception return for...

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Girl Power : Kaley Sirois Fits in as the Only Girl on East Lynn Football ‘A’ Team

November 13, 2012
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Girl Power : Kaley Sirois Fits in as the Only Girl on East Lynn Football ‘A’ Team

Kaley Sirois was an aspiring gymnast and soccer player but she now snowboards, plays basketball and softball – and is a quarterback for the East Lynn Pop Warner Bulldogs ‘A’ football team. Sirois is the only girl on the 25-player East Lynn contingent. Her athletic heritage comes from her parents, Rob and Jennifer. Rob...

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Tierney is Grateful for Lynn Vote

November 13, 2012
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Congressman John Tierney received a tremendous welcome upon his arrival at the Downtown Lynn Neighborhood Association’s Neighborfest Friday night at Tatiana’s Restaurant. Tierney said he was grateful to the voters in Lynn for helping him get re-elected to the seat he has held for 16 years. Tierney received 21,631 votes in the city, far...

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