A Magical Night for Diondra Woumn: Lynn English Senior Nets 1,000th Point in Tourney

March 3, 2014
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A Magical Night for Diondra Woumn: Lynn English Senior Nets 1,000th Point in Tourney

Could anyone have written a better home court Paul Cavanagh Fieldhouse final chapter to the career of Lynn English senior Diondra Woumn? Score the 1,000th point of your career. Lead your team to its 23rd consecutive win and a state tournament victory over a Merrimack Valley Conference nemesis, in this case, Billerica. Have you...

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Congressman Tierney Visits with Lynn Teachers Union

March 3, 2014
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Congressman Tierney Visits with Lynn Teachers Union

Members of the Lynn Teachers Union joined U.S. Congressman John Tierney at a roundtable discussion in Lynn last week, where the primary topic of discussion was the impact that federal regulations on education have at the local school district level. “I think the meeting was a great opportunity to hear what Congressman Tierney has...

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LEO Urges Residents to Seek Fuel Assistance

March 3, 2014
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A brutal winter to this point and the sense that winter cold will linger for at least a few more weeks has Lynn Economic Opportunity Inc. (LEO) home heating assistance program urging local residents to register now for home heating assistance. “LEO urges residents to plan ahead for the rest of the winter season...

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Bradley Will Be Wearing Tony Conigliaro’s Jersey No. 25 for the Boston Red Sox

March 3, 2014
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Jackie Bradley Jr. has been wearing former Boston Red Sox star Tony Conigliaro’s jersey number 25 in spring training games. Bradley wore No. 44 with the Red Sox last season, appearing in 37 games. Conigliaro is a graduate of St. Mary’s High School where the gymnasium is named in his honor. At the age...

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It Is the Best of times for High School Sports Fans

March 3, 2014
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There’s a reason it’s called March Madness and Lynn high school sports fans are getting an opportunity to see why many consider this to be the most exciting portion of the year. Lynn Classical, Lynn English, and St. Mary’s High Schools all have teams still in the hunt for state championships on the second...

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Bresnahan Named Executive Director of State Lottery

February 24, 2014
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Bresnahan Named Executive Director of State Lottery

Treasurer Steven Grossman has appointed Lynn resident Beth Bresnahan as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission, drawing on the management and marketing expertise that has led to record-breaking profits at the Lottery in recent years. “Beth is driven by results and her strategic marketing approach has been a boon to the...

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School Board to Consider Relocating Programs: Lynn Tech Could House NSCC Programs

February 24, 2014
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The Lynn School Committee this week will consider a plan to relocate adult education programs for Connery and Harrington School parents from their current home in the Lynn Technical School on Neptune Ave. to the J.B. Blood building a few blocks away. School Committee members will discuss the potential relocation of the programs and...

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City, EDIC Have High Hopes for Beacon Chevrolet Site: Developer Engaged in Four-month Due Diligence Period

February 24, 2014
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For decades the Beacon Chevrolet property on the Lynnway has stood vacant. As a prime piece of waterfront property, the site has stood as a windswept reminder of the city’s untapped potential. That potential may soon be realized, if a new developer gets the assistance of state officials. According to Lynn Economic Development and...

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Congratulations, Beth Bresnahan

February 24, 2014
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We join Lynn residents in offering our congratulations to Beth Bresnahan on her appointment as the new Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. Treasurer Steven Grossman has made an outstanding choice for this esteemed and important position as the head of the most successful lottery in the United States. Lottery sales topped...

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A First for the Tom Grassa Era: Classical Boys Win Outright Title

February 18, 2014
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A First for the Tom Grassa Era: Classical Boys Win Outright Title

It was a morsel of Lynn Classical basketball trivia wrapped inside a Green and Gold treasure chest of  accomplishments. Despite winning back-to-back state championships in 1993 and 1994 and six Northeastern Conference titles, the Rams had never won an outright NEC crown in head coach Tom Grassa’s 27-year reign on the bench. But seniors...

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A Celebration of Black History Month

February 18, 2014
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A Celebration of Black History Month

The Lynn Community Health Center and The Community Brotherhood of Lynn hosted a discussion as part of the Black History Month Celebration. The topic was Black History: A Reflection on the Willing and Unwilling Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement – Where Do We Go From Here? Pictured at the event are, from left,...

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St. Mary’s Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

February 18, 2014
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St. Mary’s Celebrates  Catholic Schools Week

St. Mary’s students and staff commemorated Catholic Schools Week Jan. 27-31 with a variety of events designed to celebrate the value of a Catholic education and the important role it plays in the St. Mary’s community. The National Catholic Education Association set the theme for 2014 as Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and...

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City, School Look to Solve $8.5 Million Funding Crunch: State Auditors Catch Reporting Error That Led to Funding Gap

February 18, 2014
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As students citywide headed into the February winter school vacation week, city and school officials were conferring with the state to identify a solution to a funding gap that was apparently caused by an error in the way the city calculates its spending on local public education. For the past several years, city and...

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Keeping up with the Snow Lynn Public Works Keeping Streets Clear

February 18, 2014
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As the winter of 2014 continues to linger residents across the city can take solace in the fact that that by and large the local public works department has done an admirable job in dealing with a tougher than usual winter season. The past week alone is proof enough of that. Beginning with the...

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NSCC President Gentile Impresses Delegation at Roundtable Discussion

February 11, 2014
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NSCC President Gentile Impresses Delegation at Roundtable Discussion

Dr. Patricia Gentile, who took office in January as president of North Shore Community College, thanked U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressman John Tierney and the Lynn legislative delegation for their support of higher education during a roundtable discussion at the North Shore Career Center in Lynn. Gentile’s remarks came during a discussion with unemployed...

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Valentine’s Day Dinner

February 11, 2014
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Valentine’s Day Dinner

Michael Halbick (right) and his fiancée, Monique, are pictured at the Santa Famiglia Sons of Italy Mixed Lodge Valentine’s Day Dinner Saturday night.

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Matt O’Neil Named LACC Business Person of the Year

February 11, 2014
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Matt O’Neil Named LACC Business Person of the Year

Matt O’Neil, owner of The Blue Ox restaurant on Oxford Street, received the Business Person of the Year Award at the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and Business Excellent Awards Dinner Feb. 6 at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield. The award is given to an LACC member who has demonstrated excellence in business and...

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Diamonds in the Rough: Caterer Considers New Name for Gannon Restaurant

February 11, 2014
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Kim Diamond and Thomas “Buzzy” Diamond, owners of the catering service at the Gannon Golf Course, said they are considering naming the facility’s restaurant, Diamonds In The Rough Restaurant. “We think the new name sounds pretty good,” said Kim Diamond. The restaurant was previously known as Rolly’s Tavern on the Green. Rolly’s Tavern in...

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Congratulations Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce and Business Person of the Year Matt O’Neil

February 11, 2014
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We offer our congratulations to the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce on hosting the 2014 Annual Meeting and Business Excellence Awards Dinner last Thursday evening at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield. It was an outstanding event and showcased the city of Lynn at its finest. All the honorees and nominees deserve plaudits for their efforts in...

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Rolling along at 50

February 3, 2014
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Rolling along at 50

The competitors in the Greek-American Bowling League are pictured at Jim Barber’s Lucky Strike Lanes Thursday night. The league is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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Wyoma Will Host LL State Finals in 2015

February 3, 2014
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Wyoma Will Host LL State Finals in 2015

Wyoma Little League, home to one of the North Shore’s most successful youth baseball and softball organizations, has been selected as the host of the 2015 Massachusetts State Little League Championships. It’s a huge honor for Wyoma as league officials had to submit an extensive proposal to the state board citing its suitability as...

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Lynn Breakers Heading to Ireland

February 3, 2014
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Lynn Breakers Heading to Ireland

The Lynn Breakers U-18 girls soccer team is pictured at a fundraiser held Saturday night at the Gannon Golf Course to help defray expenses for the team’s trip to Ireland for the 25th Emerald Cup Invitational this summer. Front row, from left, are Nicolette Angelli, Katherine Lozano, Krista Cuozzo, Briana Silva, and Erin McManus....

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Hogan’s Highlight: English Senior Scores 1,000th Point in Win over Danvers

February 3, 2014
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Hogan’s Highlight: English Senior Scores 1,000th Point in Win over Danvers

The balloons and posters were ready. The Speed Limit 1000 points T-shirts were ready. The plaque was ready. The Hogan family was ready. But was the star of the show, Fred Hogan, ready to furnish one of the signature moments of his superb basketball career at Lynn English High School? Not only was Fred...

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Lynn Trying to Raise $10 Million

February 3, 2014
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The Boys and Girls Clubs of Lynn have embarked on an ambitious $10 million capital campaign, with the goal of constructing a completely renovated center at their 25 North Common Street headquarters, according to board president Mario Capano, a Lynn attorney and Executive Director Robert “Obie” Barker. “The effort is being spearheaded by Nick...

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