Merry Christmas Happy Holiday

December 20, 2011
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Christmas 2011 is days away. Most of us are busy preparing for the holiday. All of us this year are receiving a great present – the official end of the war in Iraq. Nine Christmas celebrations have come and gone since we invaded Iraq. Thousands of brave Americans died there and tens of thousands...

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Obituaries 12-20-2011

December 20, 2011
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Joseph LeBlanc Revere resident Joseph P. “Joe” LeBlanc of Revere died suddenly on December 3. He was 61 years old. He was the loving husband of Jean (Pouche) LeBlanc, with whom he shared 32 years of marriage. Born and raised in Saugus, he was the son of the late Alphe and Eva (Robichaud) LeBlanc....

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A Tony Award: Former Classical Star Garners All-new England Honors

December 13, 2011
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A Tony Award: Former Classical Star Garners All-new  England Honors

Tony Johnson was a standout in the Lynn Classical High School football program, excelling as a two-way starter for then-head coach Matt Durgin. Just moments after receiving his plaque Thursday night for being named one of the top college football players in New England this season, Johnson reflected on Durgin’s influence in his life....

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Grand Standards: Lynn Girl Sets out to Sell More Than a 1,000 Boxes of Girl Scout Cookies

December 13, 2011
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Grand Standards: Lynn Girl Sets out to Sell More Than a 1,000 Boxes of Girl Scout Cookies

Lynn’s Angelina Correia has become quite an expert at selling cookies. And it’s a good thing as she hopes to become a baker some day. For the past two years, the Lynn Girl Scout has sold more than 1,000 boxes of cookies, and this year she’s trying to hit that high mark again. Certainly,...

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St. Mary’s Purchases Commercial Property at 26-38 Tremont Street

December 13, 2011
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The Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s High School of Lynn has purchased a commercial property located at 26-38 Tremont Street. The high school took possession of the property two weeks ago, according to Head of School Dr. Ray Bastarache. The property was purchased from Brian Bloch. The Essex County Register of Deeds listed...

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St. Mary’s Begin Title Defense with Impressive Jamboree Victory over RHS

December 13, 2011
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The St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team looked very impressive in a solid win over Revere in the Duchane Jamboree Saturday at Lynn Classical High School. The Lady Spartans are the defending Division 3 state champions. The program has soared to incredible heights under head coach Jeffrey Newhall. “I think we have a...

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A Royal Road: Classical Softball Team Will Test Its Championship Mettle in Nonleague Clash Vs. King Philip

December 13, 2011
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Chris Warren must know that his Lynn Classical softball team is going to be very, very good in 2012. Warren has scheduled the toughest team in Massachusetts for a non-league game for Friday night, May 11: reigning two-time defending state champion King Philip Regional High School of Wrentham. It’s already being billed as the...

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The Lady and the Birds

December 13, 2011
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Most of us like birds and smaller animals in general. Many of us have dogs and cats or fish or even guinea pigs and snakes. Most of us like old ladies who like to feed the birds. We also like people who feed animals in general during the winter months when food can be...

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Mayor Concerned About Canning

December 13, 2011
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When we first heard about the mayor’s concern about local canning being out of control, we had to step back and wonder – who is canning what? Some of us thought raspberries were being canned. Others believed it was olives only to find out the canning the mayor is so concerned about is kids...

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Obituaries 12-13-2011

December 13, 2011
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Donald Reardon Of New Hampshire, formerly of Winthrop Donald K. Reardon of Rochester, NH died November 23 at his home surrounded by his family and his dog, Bailey, after a long illness. He was 65 years old. He was born in Winthrop on September 10, 1946, the son of the late Donald and Marion...

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Place in Community of Level 3 Sex Offender Being Questioned

December 6, 2011
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A level 3 sex offender with a violent past thinks its OK for him to live wherever he wants in this city and he has told the city government so. “I have every right to live here,”  said Richard Galzerano during an interview recently with a reporter at his Daytona Road home. But does...

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Sacred Heart School Will Hold Enchanted Village This Weekend

December 6, 2011
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Sacred Heart School Will Hold Enchanted Village This Weekend

The elves have been hard at work at Sacred Heart School in Lynn preparing for a major event that will take place on Friday, Dec. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will include an outdoor skating rink, pony rides, and Enchanted Village, a...

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Woman Dies; Man Survives Accident on Fox Hill Bridge

December 6, 2011
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A grey Mercedes SUV driven by a Dorchester man was crossing the Fox Hill Bridge heading south out of Lynn when it struck a barrier, careened across the roadway, hit a traffic gate and then literally flew into the Saugus River early in the morning Monday. The SUV slid under water. Moments later, Lynn...

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Occupying Lynn

December 6, 2011
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The Occupy Boston protesters have moved into Jamaica Plain and into Davis Square in Somerville. Why haven’t they come to Lynn? They could encamp on Lynn Common although we’d bet hardly anyone in this city would understand what the heck they were doing encamping in Lynn Common during the winter and nearly freezing to...

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Remembering the Past

December 6, 2011
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This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor surprise attack by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. Most Americans alive today cannot recall that day and year. They can’t even recall what the surprise attack was about nor is there the sense that this one attack galvanized a sleeping giant – the...

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Obituaries 12-06-2011

December 6, 2011
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Grace ‘Cookie’ McWilliams East Boston Resident Grace C. “Cookie” (Carideo) McWilliams died in East Boston on November 27. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis J. “Red” McWilliams; mother of Mitchell McWilliams of Berkley, MA, Susan Kasian of Lynn, Daniel McWilliams of Billerica, Sharon Romilly of Littleton, Linda Gadbois of Winthrop, Joyce...

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Bulldogs Are Playoff Bound! English Hosts Everett Tonight

December 2, 2011
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Bulldogs Are Playoff Bound! English Hosts Everett Tonight

It is arguably the biggest high school football confrontation in Lynn’s modern sports history when the Lynn English Bulldogs face Everett’s Crimson Tide – the No. 1-ranked football team in Massachusetts – with a 22-game win streak – at Manning Field Tuesday night. It is the first time in 21 years that an English...

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The Cennami Name and Candlepin Bowling

December 2, 2011
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Yes, Joe Cennami is related to candlepin bowling legend Tom Cennami, who rose to prominence on the Channel 5 show hosted by Don Gillis. Interestingly Joe Cennami pronounces his last name differently than Tom, who goes by Cenn-a-mee. But while Tom isn’t active on the pro circuit any more, Joe is still heating up...

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English Blanks Classical in Thanksgiving Classic

December 2, 2011
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The Lynn English football team turned in a superb performance to defeat crosstown rival Lynn Classical 35-0 in the annual Thanksgiving game at Manning Field. League MVP P.J. Dorsey rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns to lead the offense for the Bulldogs. Quarterback Jermaine Kelly threw two touchdown passes before leaving the game...

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Obituaries 11-29-2011

December 2, 2011
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Ann Patricia Wentzell Lifelong Lynn resident Ann Patricia Wentzell died peacefully on November 17 at the Hannah Dustin Nursing Home in Haverhill where she had been a resident for the past five months. She was 89 years old and would have turned 90 on December 30. She was born and raised in Lynn, where...

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Everett High Football Team Rolls to Victory in Semifinals

November 30, 2011
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The Everett High football team turned in a superb performance and took home a 46-0 victory over Lynn English in a Division 1A semifinal playoff game Tuesday night at Manning Field in Lynn. Senior quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso threw touchdown passes to Jalen Felix and Jakarrie Washington. Senior running back Vondell Langston rushed for two...

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Lynn Supports Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

November 22, 2011
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Lynn Supports Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

For the second year in a row, a group of devoted Lynners – devoted to making life just a bit easier for our troops fighting wars in faraway lands – have been coming together and creating care packages. The care packages contain a variety of the homegrown things Americans like to eat like Oreos,...

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Lynn English Captures League Title: Bulldogs Prepare for Classical, Playoff Game Next Week

November 22, 2011
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Lynn English Captures League Title: Bulldogs Prepare for Classical, Playoff Game Next Week

The Lynn English football team, newly crowned champion of the Northeastern Conference/Cape Ann Large Division, is gearing up for an historic matchup against defending state champion Everett in the Eastern Mass. playoffs on November 29 at Manning Field. But head coach Peter Holey has his team’s sights solely on...

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Thanksgiving 2011

November 22, 2011
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The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and we begin to wonder – where has the year gone and my, isn’t it flying by? What has it brought us and do we have anything to give thanks for? For those of you reading this, you should be grateful for having been given another year of...

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