English Football Ready to Start New Era

July 24, 2015
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The 2015 football season is knocking on the door and that means the start of a new era for the English High football team. English High alumni Chris Carroll was named head coach in February and since then he has been busy assembling his staff and attending to the myriad of other details like...

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Gold Medal Achievement:Tori Faieta Leads U.S.A. To Title at World Deaf Games

July 22, 2015
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Basketball players are always looking to take their game to the next level and Lynn’s Tori Faieta is no exception.  The 2015 Stonehill College graduate hit the international stage last week at the World Deaf Basketball Championships in Taiwan and as has been the case since her playing days at St. Mary’s, success followed....

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Community Turns Out to Support Coach Jeff Blydell

July 22, 2015
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Baseball fans, players, friends, family and co-workers turned out in force last weekend to show their support for Lynn’s Jeff Blydell, a coach and teacher who is fighting cancer. The North Shore Baseball League took over Fraser Field Sunday to honor Blydell, who founded and still coaches the North Shore Phillies, one of the...

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Drink Coffee, Do Good:Haven Project Will Open New Café on Munroe Street

July 22, 2015
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The Haven Project, a Lynn-based program that helps homeless young adults, will be opening a new café, The Land of A Thousand Hills Coffee Company, on Munroe Street this fall. The Southern-based Thousand Hills coffee company, whose motto is “Drink Coffee, Do Good,” is partnering with The Haven Project in a social enterprise venture...

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NSBL Plans Special Day to Honor Blydell

July 14, 2015
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NSBL Plans Special Day to Honor Blydell

What better way to honor a man whose passion is baseball than to play baseball. Earlier this spring Jeff Blydell, a well-known baseball coach in the North Shore Baseball League and a former star athlete in Lynn, was diagnosed with melanoma. Blydell, who is also an English High assistant baseball coach, has been undergoing...

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He a Big Hit in Baseball:Marquese Avery Belts a Grand Slam for Wyoma Ll All-stars

July 14, 2015
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He a Big Hit in Baseball:Marquese Avery Belts a Grand Slam for Wyoma Ll All-stars

The name “Avery” stands for basketball coaching excellence in Lynn. Ten-year-old Marquese Avery’s father, is Marvin Avery, the former Lynn Tech coach who led the Tigers to a state championship in 2002 and sent several players on to college basketball, most notably Memphis star Antonio Anderson, who also played in the National Basketball Association....

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Lynn Democrats to Hold Their Annual Family Cookout and Food Drive Sunday

July 14, 2015
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The Lynn Democratic City Committee’s Sixteenth Annual Family Cookout and Sixth Annual Food Drive will be held on Sunday, July 12th, from 2-5pm at Debbie and Coley Walsh’s yard, 16 Coolidge Road, Lynn. Democratic state and local elected officials and candidates for office are planning to attend. Former Governor Michael Dukakis and former Congressman...

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Police Briefs 07-07-2015

July 14, 2015
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23-year old Lynn man charged with rape A Lynn judge ordered a 23-year old Lynn man held without bail on Monday, following his arrest on a rape charge Sunday. James Colombo of 47 Collins Street in Lynn, was also ordered to appear at a dangerousness hearing on Tuesday, July 14 according to Essex County...

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First Class:Dill Teaches Flight Instruction to BSU Students

July 3, 2015
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First Class:Dill Teaches Flight Instruction to BSU Students

Bradley Dill received his student pilot’s certificate when he was a 16-year-old student at St. Mary’s High School. At 17, he had his private pilot’s certificate and at 18, he had his commercial pilot’s certificate. Looking back at that sequence, it means Bradley Dill was flying planes before he was driving cars. The son...

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NSMC Announces Improved Plan for Better Care and Healthier Communities:But Union Hospital in Lynn Is Slated for Closure

July 3, 2015
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NSMC Announces Improved Plan for Better Care and Healthier Communities:But Union Hospital in Lynn Is Slated for Closure

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) and Partners HealthCare announced today a revised restructuring plan that improves care and coordination across a wide spectrum of health services. This plan realigns practices and facilities to make high-quality care more effective and efficient and improves access to the community-based care that North Shore residents use most. It...

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Buddy Ford Graduates Mass.Maritime Academy

June 25, 2015
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Buddy Ford Graduates Mass.Maritime Academy

When Richard “Buddy” Ford was a senior at Classical High contemplating his future, he set his mind on a couple of options. He wanted to be a firefighter or a police officer after first doing a stint in the military. It was big brother Joe Ford who convinced the younger Ford to go to...

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Blue and Gold Diamond:St. Mary’s Wins State Title with 3-0 Victory over Mount Greylock

June 25, 2015
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Blue and Gold Diamond:St. Mary’s Wins State Title with  3-0 Victory over Mount Greylock

The state championship was hanging in the balance. St. Mary’s was hoping to return to the glory the school enjoyed in baseball 27 years ago, a back-to-back success story that coach Derek Dana and assistants Tim Fila and Tom Donahue were a part of as players. Mount Greylock was seeking its first-ever state title...

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Ouk Announces His Candidacy For Lynn School Committee

June 25, 2015
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Ouk Announces His Candidacy For Lynn School Committee

Four years ago Michael Ouk helped engineer the victory that allowed Hong Net to make history as the first Asian-American elected to office in Lynn. Ouk was the campaign manager for Net, who was elected as a councilor-at-large. Wednesday night Ouk made it official that he will be a candidate for a seat on...

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Mayor’s Address to the LACC – June 26

June 18, 2015
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Mayor’s Address to the LACC – June 26

The Lynn z Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy for the annual “Mayor’s Address to the LACC” on Friday, June 26th at the Porthole Restaurant beginning at 7:30am with registration. Networking and buffet breakfast, followed by the formal program from 8:00am – 9:00am. The Mayor will present a year-in-review of accomplishments...

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St. Mary’s Baseball Wins Division 3 North Sectional Title

June 18, 2015
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St. Mary’s Baseball Wins Division 3 North Sectional Title

When the seniors on this year’s St. Mary’s High baseball team ride off into the sunset, they’ll take with them the memory of winning a Division 3 North title – something that hasn’t been done by the Spartans since coach Derek Dana was wearing the blue and gold back in 1988. St. Mary’s pulled...

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City Officials Have Eyes on New Housing Development:State-Approved Financing Plan Aimed at Attracting Developers

June 18, 2015
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The untapped potential for redevelopment of the Lynn waterfront and opportunities to continue to redevelop downtown Lynn are the major focuses of city officials looking to take advantage of a state-approved program that seeks to boost development of market-rate housing in Gateway Cities like Lynn. The Housing Development Incentive Program (HDIP) is a relatively...

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50 Years Later

June 11, 2015
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50 Years Later

Steven Rowe, Samantha Rowe, Graduate Dennis Harry Rowe, Corliss Rowe, Dallis Colella, Angelina Colella, Alicia Rowe and Christopher Rowe celebrate a long-time-coming graduation last Friday morning during the Lynn Classical Graduation Exercises. Rowe attended Classical up until March 1965, when he left to join the U.S. Navy just prior to earning his diploma. Recently,...

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Victory

June 11, 2015
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Victory

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World Music Festival Get $12,000 in Support:Better Beaches Program Supports Programs on Lynn, Nahant Beaches

June 11, 2015
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Two groups supporting outdoor summer programming at Lynn and Nahant beaches received a combined $12,000 last weekend from Boston-based Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Better Beaches Program. The Friends of Lynn and Nahant Beach received a $10,000 grant to support the annual Red Rock Sumer Concert Series and Friends of Heritage State Park received...

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World Class Soccer Comes to Lynn

June 11, 2015
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Taso Nikolakopoulos will be bringing a world-class soccer extravaganza to Manning Field Saturday at 4 p.m. when his Boston Braves Football Club (FC) hosts one of the world’s most historic clubs, Barcelona FC Veterans Team. “I am the captain for the game, which is the highest owner you can get on this team,” said...

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The Master of Comedy:Don Gavin Set to Host Comedy Show for My Brother’s Table

June 11, 2015
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If you attend a Don Gavin performance, you better laugh quickly because the next laugh is moments away. Gavin’s trademark rapid-fire delivery of one-liners – interspersed with jokes, anecdotes, and witty observances of daily life – has made him one of the true legends on the Boston comedy scene. And Gavin, a former schoolteacher,...

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Enjoy — Remember Bunker Hill Day

June 11, 2015
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The celebration of the Battle of Bunker Hill is a week-long festival in our community that began this past Sunday and will be highlighted this coming Sunday with the annual parade. It is an event that has been observed for hundreds of years in Charlestown and is enjoyed by residents of all ages. Although...

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North Shore Navigators Open Season Tonight

June 4, 2015
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North Shore Navigators Open Season Tonight

The North Shore Navigators will open their season tonight on the road, but summer returns to Fraser Field Saturday night when they play their home opener against the Seacoast Mavericks. Game time is 6 p.m The Navigators will feature a new manager, John Zizzo, and a roster full of new talent that includes several...

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From Wisconsin to Lynn:Muche Making His Mark in the Field of Law

June 4, 2015
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From Wisconsin to Lynn:Muche Making His Mark in the Field of Law

Clint B. Muche grew up far from the offices at 15 Johnson St. where he now practices law. “I grew up in Mayville, Wisconsin, a tiny little town of 4,500 people about an hour from Milwaukee and Madison – just middle-of-nowhere farming country,” said Muche. The son of Bruce Muche, an electrician and business...

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