A New Leash on Life – Joe Ferraro is Training Dogs at Pet Express in Lynn

June 7, 2011
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New England’s most illustrious dog trainer has arrived in Lynn. Joe Ferraro, who has been training dogs for more than three decades, is now conducting dog training courses at the Pet Express store on the Lynnway. Ferraro and his wife Linda own and operate K9 Academy New England, one of the fastest growing dog...

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Redistricting Requires Lynn as Part of North Shore

June 7, 2011
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The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce is leading an important effort to maintain Lynn’s presence in the Sixth Congressional District and the continuity of the district. Ralph Sevinor, chairman of the LACC board, and Taso Nikolakopoulos, chairman of the government affairs committee, are leading the effort under the overall coordination of the Chamber and...

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The Bruins

June 7, 2011
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The Bruins are not dead yet. If they lose Monday night, they are nearly dead. If they win, they remain very much alive. The sudden death goal scored against them in the second game was an old trick done well. Coming around from the back of the net and then reaching and straining and...

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Play of the Game – Byrne Starts a Brilliant Double Play

June 7, 2011
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If she didn’t make the play look so ordinary, you would have thought it was extraordinary. But those fans who have been watching Lynn Classical shortstop Hannah Byrne play softball the past four years weren’t surprised when she turned a hard-hit trap-hop grounder into an inning-ending double play in the Rams’ 7-0 win over...

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Obituaries 06-07-2011

June 7, 2011
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Winnifred Joyce Johnson Former long time Star Market employee Winnifred Joyce Johnson of Saugus died on June 2. She was 84 years old. The wife of the late Carl G. Johnson, she grew up in Everett and was the daughter of the late Laura Vinchesi.  She was a resident of Saugus for 60 years,...

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L’Abbe Leads Spartans to 4-1 Win over Classical

May 31, 2011
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L’Abbe Leads Spartans to 4-1 Win over Classical

By Jennifer Mageary Special to the Journal For the second year in a row, the St. Mary’s Spartans came out victorious in the John G. Holland Memorial Softball Tournament, defeating Lynn Classical, 4-1. The Holland final matched two of the premier programs on the North Shore. Classical, under the direction of coach Chris Warren,...

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Who will be the Next Chief of Staff

May 31, 2011
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Who will be the Next Chief of Staff

The big question swirling around the offices at city hall is this: who will the mayor appoint to succeed Claire Cavanaugh, her able chief of staff? Cavanaugh leaves on June 4 and her desk and office will be empty, as the mayor has yet to appoint a replacement for her. Cavanaugh has held a...

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Fighter Engine Legislation Alive for GE Participation

May 31, 2011
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Journal Staff The US Congress last week voted to keep alive a plan to have General Electric as one of two firms developing a Joint Strike Fighter engine. A congressional authorization vote allows GE to continue to build an alternate engine to power the fighter of the future – the F-35. GE’s F-136 engine...

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A Great Weekend and Now, Much to Look Forward To

May 31, 2011
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It was an America at peace with itself this long Memorial Day weekend. The kick-off to the Summer of 2011 went smoothly in New England and here in the Greater Boston area where the weather finally, fully, wonderfully cooperated, sending tens of thousands to our beaches and into the streets of our neighborhoods for...

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Obituaries 05-31-2011

May 31, 2011
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Joann Modica Lynn resident Joann “Jennie” (Fazio) Modica of Lynn, formerly of Medford, died on May 24. The beloved wife of the late Giovani “John” Modica, she was the devoted mother of Paula Modica and Mary-Ellen Nille, both of Lynn, John Modica of California and David Modica of Marblehead and cherished grandmother of David...

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Turn the Clock Back

May 24, 2011
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Turn the Clock Back

For those of us over 50, there are always the lingering, latent but altogether very real and compelling feelings we carry with us about Lynn the way we knew it, the way it was, when we were much younger people just coming of age in a world far different than it is today. The...

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Classical Wins Northeastern Conference Championship

May 24, 2011
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Classical Wins Northeastern Conference Championship

Byrne, talented junior class lead Rams to second straight crown Hannah Byrne has lived up to expectations for the Lynn Classical softball team. The four-year starter and St. Anselm-bound senior has batted .500, fielded her position brilliantly at shortstop, and stands tall as a leading candidate for the Northeastern Conference Large MVP award. But...

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Mass Maritime Graduates Convene for 35th Reunion

May 24, 2011
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Mass Maritime Graduates Convene for 35th Reunion

Graduates of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Class of 1976 gathered at the Porthole Restaurant in Lynn on May 12 for their 35th reunion. Two graduates with Lynn connections, Phil Trapasso, who attended Lynn English High School, and Tom Donahue, a long-time Lynn resident, were among the guests. “In my senior year at English I...

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Comptroller says He’ll Pay Back the Money

May 24, 2011
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When the city council rescinded a motion to remove City Treasurer Richard Fortucci as the city’s chief financial officer, that was the moment when City Comptroller John Pace should have given up the extra money he was receiving as the interim CFO. This is what the city’s legal department told him to do some...

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The Weather

May 24, 2011
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Cab drivers share cab stories. Cops trade cop stories. New Englanders talk about the weather. For the past ten days we have experienced nothing but rain, cold, dreariness and more dreariness. This spate of bad weather at a time when things are supposed to be looking up tends to bring down even the heartiest...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

May 24, 2011
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A great deal of media has been generated because the former governor of California and one of Hollywood’s great movie stars has admitted to fathering a son out of wedlock. By doing so, this has caused his wife Maria Shriver to leave him and now we are told she is filing for divorce. The...

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Obituaries 05-24-2011

May 24, 2011
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Raymond Forster Member of American Legion, Bay State Postcard Club and United Airlines Retirement Association Raymond R. Forster of Revere died on May 20. He was 78 years old. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of the American Legion, Bay State Postcard Club and the United Airlines Retirement Association. He...

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Peter Pan

May 17, 2011
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Peter Pan

Lynn residents, (back row left to right) Ashley Blake, Kate Resnek, Genny Caswell, Isaac Maldonado, (front row left to right) Sophia DeFronzo, Ariana Chaves, and Michaela Hope, will be performing with North Shore Children’s Theatre (NSCT) in the upcoming production Peter Pan on Friday, May 27 at 7:00 PM; Saturday, 28 at 3:00 and...

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Clay Walsh Launches At-Large Campaign

May 17, 2011
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Clay Walsh Launches At-Large Campaign

Last Wednesday night a crowd of about 70, along with city officials including the mayor, filled Turbine Wine Bar in downtown Lynn to hear Robert ‘Clay’ Walsh speak about his candidacy for Councilor At Large. “I could have held my first event anywhere,” Walsh said, “but I held it in downtown Lynn because I...

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St. Mary’s High School Girls Basketball Team Celebrates its State Championship Season

May 17, 2011
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State Rep. Steve Walsh perfectly summed up the accomplishment of the St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team during his remarks at the awards banquet held on May 10 at Gannon Golf Course. “When you come to various banquets, you often times say, ‘congratulations on a good year or congratulations on a great year,’...

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A Week of Rain is Forecast

May 17, 2011
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The weekend was about gray skies and rain. Monday came up gray and rainy. The weathermen and women on Boston’s major television stations are all predicting a week of gray and rain at a time when all of us want to be wearing short sleeve shirts and shorts, and taking long walks by the...

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Obituaries 05-17-2011

May 17, 2011
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Joyce Wonoski Retired Lynn Girls Club Coordinator Joyce A. (Lucier) Wonoski of Center Ossipee, NH, formerly of Lynn, died at the North Conway Memorial Hospital on May 7 after a long illness with her family by her side. She was educated in the Lynn School System and was employed by the Metropolitan District Commissioner...

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St. Mary’s Inducts Nine into Hall of Fame

May 10, 2011
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St. Mary’s Inducts Nine into Hall of Fame

St. Mary’s High School inducted nine alumni into the school’s Hall of Fame on April 27 at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield. The inductees were: James G. Baldini ’66; Marguerite E. Callahan ’52; Col. David J. Clark ’77; Charles J. Gaeta ’70; Dr. Michael J. Fidler ’61’ Rev. William J. Kennedy ’52, S.J.; Mark E. Lee...

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Healthy Living: Sheila Patten Retires from Career in Nursing

May 10, 2011
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Healthy Living: Sheila Patten Retires from Career in Nursing

Sheila Patten began working at Union Hospital in Lynn on Jan. 6, 1976. She spent her last day at the hospital on April 30, 2011. That’s 35 years of dedicated service at the hospital after previously working for ten years as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at North Shore Children’s Hospital, Beverly Hospital, and...

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