The Advantage of the Beat Cop

August 23, 2011
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On a recent trip to Cal’s in the heart of the downtown to buy the newspaper and a lottery ticket, we passed by a Lynn police officer who was patrolling the area. There weren’t many people around. The downtown isn’t a terrifically heavily traveled area – but the policeman’s presence was noticed and appreciated....

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Storms More Potent?

August 23, 2011
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One of the quick moving storms over the weekend took down tree limbs and branches throughout the city. Is it reasonable to conclude that the fast moving thunder and lightning storms this summer were more intense than any summer before? We think so. The high winds and pouring rains – sheets and sheets of...

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Obituaries 08-23-2011

August 23, 2011
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Joseph ‘Joey’ Yourawski Revere resident Joseph J. “Joey” Yourawski of Revere died on August 14 after a long illness. He was the loving father of Joseph O’Connell of Somerville, and Cara Finocchio and her husband, Anthony of Revere; beloved son of the late Walter and Caroline ( Sasso) Yourawski; dear brother of Thomas and...

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Fiste Receives Baseball Scholarship: St. Mary’s Product Will Play at Division 1 Hartford

August 16, 2011
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Fiste Receives Baseball Scholarship: St. Mary’s Product Will Play at Division 1 Hartford

The city of Lynn and St. Mary’s High School has produced another Division 1 college athlete. Alexander “Alex” Fiste, who starred in the Wyoma Little League and won the city’s Home Run Derby as a 12-year-old, has accepted an athletic scholarship from the University of Hartford. The scholarship package is worth approximately $32,000 per...

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A Gem of an Idea: Francis Open Jewelry Making Studio

August 16, 2011
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A Gem of an Idea: Francis Open Jewelry Making Studio

Viviana Francis has big plans for Funky Handmade, a new jewelry-making studio located on the top floor of the Lynn Arts Inc. building, 25 Exchange St. Francis, a 30-year-old resident of Lynn, first started the business as Viviana Francis Handcrafted Jewelry. Her jewelry is one-of-kind pieces that include a mix of recycled, natural and...

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The Summer of Our Discontent

August 16, 2011
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Where did the summer go ? What has happened to the economic recovery ? How did the easy and seemingly pleasant and uneventful spring devolve into the plunging stock market and volatile mix of  bad economic news from around the globe ? At the beginning of summer everything about our lives in Boston appeared...

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Obituaries 08-16-2011

August 16, 2011
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Carmello ‘Carl’ Graziano East Boston resident Carmello J. “Carl” Graziano of East Boston died on August 13. A National Guard veteran of World War II, he was the beloved father of Carl V. Graziano of Malden; loving grandfather of Rocky Graziano of Winthrop, Nicole Etheridge and her husband, Jason of Lynn, and Michael Graziano...

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A Proud Baseball Heritage: Brendan Powicki Carries on his Father’s Ahtletic Excellence

August 9, 2011
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A Proud Baseball Heritage:  Brendan Powicki Carries on his Father’s Ahtletic Excellence

Brendan Powicki is one of the best Little League baseball players in Lynn. A member of the City Series champion Wyoma Rangers, Brendan pitched a combined no-hitter in the penultimate game, nearly led the Wyoma All-Stars to the District 16 title, and received the sportsmanship award at the citywide Home Run Derby contest. At...

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DiVirgilio Comes Through in a Pinch

August 9, 2011
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DiVirgilio Comes Through in a Pinch

Wyoma Rangers manager Steve Moccia needed someone to take the ball in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Lynn City Series championship game. With his team protecting a two-run lead in the sixth inning and starter Travis Ryan at the pitch limit, ace Brendan Powicki unavailable having combined for a no-hitter in...

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EBSB Reports Substantial Profit Gains for Half Year

August 9, 2011
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The East Boston Savings Bank has once gain reported major earnings gains during the quarter ended June 30. The bank reported making more than $1 million more than it did during the same period last year. In addition, for the first half of 2011, the earnings are up more than $1.3 million for the...

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DCR and the Beaches

August 9, 2011
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The Department of Conservation and Recreation has done another outstanding job this summer of keeping the beaches clean and manicured and we’ve had another precious summer of our lives without the God awful stench that existed for a century before former DCR Commissioner Rick Sullivan caused it to disappear. Mr. Sullivan was a great...

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Garelick Farms Lives Up to Promise

August 9, 2011
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Nothing is flawless or perfect but the new anti-pollution odor mitigation system installed by Garelick Farms at its Lynnway milk producing operation has vastly reduced the odors that used to eminate from the plant. The Lynnway has been almost entirely without any foul odor of any kind for the bulk of the present summer,...

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Obituaries 09-08-2011

August 9, 2011
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Edward Kasle Retired State House Court Officer  Edward Kasle of Lynn died after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family on August 4. He was 84 years old. Born in Lynn, the son of the late Kenneth and D. Anna (Kowalczyk) Kisielewski, he was the husband of Claire (Noone) Kasle with whom he...

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New England Champions: Lynn Babe Ruth Sweeps Rochester for Title

August 2, 2011
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New England Champions: Lynn Babe Ruth Sweeps Rochester for Title

The Greater Lynn Babe Ruth 14-Under softball All-Star team won three games on the final day of the New England Regionals Sunday to capture the 2011 championship in the prestigious tournament that brought the best teams in the region to the city. There was drama every step of the way, beginning with Samantha Holey’s...

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Major Leases Renewed by Lynn Waterfront Companies

August 2, 2011
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Major Leases Renewed by Lynn Waterfront Companies

Combined Properties has announced two major lease renewals in the waterfront commercial district totaling more than 41,000 square feet. Two Lynn-based companies – Old Neighborhood Foods and Boston Wholesale Lobster Group – two major retailers and employers, will be remaining in their spaces on Riley Way and Marine Boulevard respectively, according to officials from...

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Steriti Set to Perform in BCT Production of Spring Awakening

August 2, 2011
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Steriti Set to Perform in BCT Production of Spring Awakening

Lynn resident Matt Steriti is ready to take the next step in his budding career as an actor/vocalist with his appearance in the Boston Children’s Theatre (BCT) production of the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening that hits the stage August 4-7 at The Governor’s Academy in Byfield. Steriti, a 15-year-old sophomore at St. John’s...

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Newly Appointed Lynn Disability Commission to Hold First Meeting

August 2, 2011
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Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy has appointed seven members to the newly established Lynn Disability Commission, a board designed to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities living in the city. The state legislature passed a law in 2010 authorizing cities and towns to form a disability commission. The City Council subsequently voted...

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Regarding Our National Government and Our Fragile Financial Lives

August 2, 2011
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There is a very real and compelling connection between our financial lives as individuals and families and that of the national government. In the modern age, we individuals are only as strong as our national government. If the national government is weak, we are weak. If it is in debt and nearly broke –...

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Obituaries 08-02-2011

August 2, 2011
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Rita Muise Bruins fan Rita A. (Garceau) Muise of Lynn died on July 28. She was 89 years old. A homemaker who loved the Bruins, she was born in Greenville, New Hampshire and was a Lynn resident for most of her life. She was the wife of the late Richard L. Muise and the...

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LHAND Awards Scholarships to 25 Students

July 26, 2011
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LHAND Awards Scholarships to 25 Students

The Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development (LHAND) presented college scholarships totaling $22,500 to 25 high school seniors from Lynn. The scholarships are funded by LHAND employee fundraising events and donations from local businesses. LHAND has awarded $133,000 in scholarships since 1999. “This is our most successful year of assisting Lynn resident high school...

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Erekson, Coppinger Shine in Bay State Games

July 26, 2011
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Erekson, Coppinger Shine in Bay State Games

Lynn Classical’s Jennie Erekson and Mackenzie Coppinger proved that they belong among the elite high softball players in Massachusetts with their performances in the annual Bay State Games. Erekson, a third baseman, and Coppinger, a pitcher, helped lead the Northeast team to a bronze medal in the Games that bring together the top high...

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Community Policing Adds Patrols Downtown

July 26, 2011
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More police officers have been placed on patrol in the downtown area. The increase in police presence began last Friday and is intended to stem the spike in violent crime in the downtown area during the warm weather. For the second year in a row, Lynn has received federal funding to pay for the...

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Heat Wave is Over; Danger is Everywhere

July 26, 2011
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Lynn is a beach city so when it gets hot, Lynn goes down to the beach. This is exactly what Lynners and everyone else did last week. It got so intensely hot that many of us were at a loss about how to come to terms with the heat and even at the beach...

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Obituaries 07-26-2011

July 26, 2011
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Eva Coakley Worked for Blue Cross-Blue Shield Eva L. “Symone” (Humphries) Coakley of Saugus died on July 22 at a local nursing home. She was 89 years old. Born in Saugus, the daughter of the late William C. and Eva L. (Beauchain) Humphries and the wife of the late John J. Coakley, she was...

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