Finnigan Nets Hat trick as Lynn Jets Beat Marblehead

December 28, 2010
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The Lynn Jets high school ice hockey team made an early-season statement in a 5-3 victory over a strong Marblehead High team last Wednesday night at Connery Rink. But head coach Joe Conlon said the team won’t be looking back after one of the co-op (Classical and English) team’s biggest regular season wins in...

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Out with the Old, in with the New

December 28, 2010
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Another year of our lives is coming to a close. The year is ending not with a bang, but rather, with a whimper, as TS Eliot might have written of it. It was the best of years. It was the worst of years as Charles Dickens might have put it. Mark Twain wrote that...

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Obituaries 12-28-2010

December 28, 2010
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James Mambuca Member of American Legion and former Scout Master James L. “Jim” Mambuca of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on December 24. A member of American Legion Post 65, he was a former Scout Master for many years. He was the beloved husband of Marilyn E (Bellissimo) Mambuca;  devoted father of Anthony...

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Disney Pass

December 21, 2010
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Disney Pass

St. Mary’s coasts past the competition in Florida tourneyThe St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team had enjoyed the full Disney experience: trips to the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Universal Studios, and Animal Kingdom, a characters’ breakfast with Mickey and Donald and the crew, and Florida-like temperatures in the 70s. But there was still one...

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Lynn Board of Health Sanitary Inspector pays $5,000 civil penalty

December 21, 2010
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Daniel Dean, a sanitary inspector with the Lynn Board of Health, has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine and opted out of a hearing by admitting he repeatedly violated the state’s conflict of interest law. Dean had been acting as both an inspector and a constable since 2005. According to his statements given to...

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Christmas 2010

December 21, 2010
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Christmas 2010 will go down in history as a great holiday celebration. Peace on earth. Good will to men. It is, indeed, all about that. If there was no Internet, evening news, radio talk shows or morning newspapers, and if we paid closer attention to our own psychic lives, Christmas 2010 would be pristine....

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Obituaries 12-21-2010

December 21, 2010
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Annie Vacca Revere resident Annie (Mercurio) Vacca of Revere died on December 16. The beloved wife of the late Philip S. Vacca, she was the devoted mother of Diane Clanton of Saugus and Louis Vacca and his wife, Joan, of Melrose; cherished grandmother of Robert Conte of Saugus, Mark Clanton and his wife, Kristin,...

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Team player

December 14, 2010
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Team player

Moccia selected Globe Division 3 Player of the Year Kristin Moccia had a tough decision to make the night of the St. Mary’s High School girls soccer banquet. Moccia had been selected as the Eastern Mass. Coaches Association Division 3 Player of the Year and the All-Star Game was being held at the same...

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Kennedy nears anniversary

December 14, 2010
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Kennedy nears anniversary

In the one year Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy has served, city hall remains essentially the same as does the tax rate and the general outlook. What has changed is more a matter of style than anything else. Flanagan-Kennedy is a very different type of person from the man she replaced, former mayor Chip Clancy. And...

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Looking at entertainment

December 14, 2010
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Kenny Rogers is coming to Lynn Kenny Rogers is coming to the Lynn Auditorium December 18. For the record, he is not a tenor – neither is Julio Iglesias, who appeared at the auditorium two weeks ago. In a story last week that I wrote I somehow got it in my mind that Julio...

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Fisher hoop teams feel right at home at Fecteau-Leary

December 14, 2010
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Lynn has a college basketball program it can call its own. The Fisher College men’s and women’s basketball teams are playing their home games at the Fecteau-Leary School gymnasium, former home of Lynn Classical High School. Anthony Perry, sports information director at Fisher College, said the athletic program started its association with Lynn last...

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Charter school, again

December 14, 2010
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The charter school argument for those from this city includes almost none of our elected public officials. That tells you something right there. Senator Thomas McGee won’t step up to plate and hasn’t. Representative Steve Walsh was against a charter school in this city last year but has apparently taken the posture that he...

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Obituaries 12-14-2010

December 14, 2010
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Salvatore ‘Sully’ Michael Bellino Unit helped free Dachau Concentration Camp Prisoners in World War II Salvatore “Sully” Michael Bellino, a 40 year resident of Swampscott, died December 5 at the Jewish Rehabilitation Center in Swampscott. He was 96 years old. The husband of the late Phyllis (Beatrice) Bellino, he was born in Chelsea on...

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Iglesias appears in Lynn over the weekend

December 6, 2010
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Iglesias appears in Lynn over the weekend

When he walked onto the stage Sunday evening, many in the large crowd awaiting his performance gasped. After all, here was one of the world’s greatest tenors ever on the stage in front of them in Lynn. However, it was not the Julio Iglesias of the 1980’s and 1990’s that performed on the stage...

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A Christmas Carol at Lynn Museum & Historical Society

December 6, 2010
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A Christmas Carol at Lynn Museum & Historical Society

The Delvena Theatre Company will present a dramatic reading of A Christmas Carol at the Lynn Museum & Historical Society, at Lynn Heritage State Park, 590 Washington Street, Lynn, on Thursday, December 16, at 7:00 PM. Watch in fascination as Marley comes back from the dead to help Scrooge amend his miserly ways here...

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Anti-charter school stance and for what and why?

December 6, 2010
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Anti-charter school stance and for what and why?

Recently at English High School, a student with a weapon brought about six police cars and officers to the school for what was almost a lockdown. When all was said and done, a pellet gun was confiscated from the student. The student was expelled. The pellet gun incident last week, added to a number...

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Fila will serve as Mayor’s educational liaison

December 6, 2010
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Former Lynn English Principal Andrew Fila said he’s looking forward to starting in his new part-time position as an educational liaison between the office of Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy and the Lynn School Department. Fila retired as principal on Nov. 5 after a distinguished career that included 39 years of service as an administrator...

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St. Mary’s girls basketball team looks primed for a successful season

December 6, 2010
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The St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team, ranked as high as fourth in the state in one preseason poll, is preparing for a trip to Florida where it will play in the KSA Classic inside Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex. Head coach Jeff Newhall and his Lady Spartans will fly out of...

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The lesson learned with the Memorial Auditorium

December 6, 2010
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Julio Iglesias is one of the most noted tenors in the history of operatic music and singing. In his prime, his career knew no boundaries. He was, after Pavarotti, the greatest tenor in the world. And there he was Sunday evening on the stage inside the Memorial Auditorium at Lynn City Hall with a...

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Lynn against charter schools

December 6, 2010
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Someone should read the riot act to educators and administrators in this city who find the moral and intellectual ability to stand against excellence by denouncing and undermining the efforts to have a charter school or two in this city. It is frankly an embarrassment that so many in this school system in positions...

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Obituaries 12-06-2010

December 6, 2010
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Dorothy Zimirowski Of Saugus, formerly of Lynn Dorothy F. (Zachko) Zimirowski of Saugus, formerly of Lynn, died at home on November 27 after a long illness. She was 80 years old. Born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Michael and Sophia (Usalka) Zachko and the wife of the late Zigmund Zimirowski, she was...

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An Appetite For Giving

November 30, 2010
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An Appetite For Giving

Families helping Families, a charitable organization that helps families in need, distributed 150 turkeys to Lynn residents for the thanksgiving holiday. shown at the turkey giveaway that was held at molly’s tavern on Lewis street are rafael subero, president of the Lynn restaurant association; michael Dalton, president of Families helping Families, shelagh Dalton; patricia reed,...

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The life of a 200 year-old desk: The Bacheller Desk at the Lynn Museum

November 30, 2010
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The life of a 200 year-old desk: The Bacheller Desk at the Lynn Museum

The Lynn Museum received a cherished gift on October 22, 2010. Milton H. Bacheller, Jr., and his wife, Suzanne Bacheller, Plainville, MA brought not only a Federal period desk to the museum, but brought with it a bound history of the life of the desk starting from its hand-crafting in about 1800. The desk...

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Truth and controversy

November 30, 2010
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The Probation Department has been run into the ground, according to Judge Paul Ware, an independent counsel who wrote a detailed report revealing exactly how the department has been abused. That report has caused shockwaves throughout the halls of the State House as a number of legislators have been named as chief among those...

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