McDormand Steps Down as Lynn Tech Girls Basketball Coach

June 11, 2013
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McDormand Steps Down as Lynn Tech Girls Basketball Coach

Kevin McDormand, head coach of the Lynn Tech girls basketball team for the past five seasons, has stepped down from his position. He will continue in his position as a mathematics teacher at the school. Tech director of athletics Joseph Skeadas accepted McDormand’s letter of resignation last week with regret, praising the coach’s service...

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Lynn Classical Class of 2013 Graduation

June 11, 2013
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Lynn Classical Class of 2013 Graduation

Lynn Classical High School graduate Samantha Earp displays her diploma following the Commencement Exercises Friday at the school. Looking on proudly are her parents, Jeff and Cheryl, and her brother, Damien. A softball standout for the Lady Rams who won three straight Northeastern Conference championships, Samantha will be continuing her education at UMass/Lowell.

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Several Candidates Expected for Tech Hoop Coaching Job

June 11, 2013
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Kevin McDormand’s unexpected resignation as head coach of the Lynn Tech girls basketball team has unleashed a torrent of conversations about whom will apply for the vacant position. Of course, any talk about a successor begins with the current assistants at Tech but Rob Upton, a soccer coach at Lynn Classical, and Jason Jimenez,...

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Thank You, Keisha Conigliaro

June 11, 2013
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Keisha Conigliaro has a very famous last name. She is married to former Boston Red Sox and Oakland A’s star Billy Conigliaro, who is the brother of former Red Sox star Tony Conigliaro and former Swampscott High star and professional player Richie Conigliaro. Keisha is the leader of La Chic Mentoring Plus, an organization...

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St. Mary’s Class of 2013 Graduates

June 4, 2013
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St. Mary’s Class of 2013 Graduates

Valedictorian Haley Pelletier of Lynn captured the true spirit of St. Mary’s in her address at the school’s 131st commencement at Lynn City Hall Memorial Auditorium May 23. “I think it is safe to say that every student here has been a part of something successful,” said Pelletier said, who will attend the Franklin...

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Erelli Saves the Day: Classical Second Baseman Makes Spectacular Catch to Preserve 6-5 Win over Newton South in Tourney

June 4, 2013
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Erelli Saves the Day: Classical Second Baseman Makes Spectacular Catch to Preserve 6-5 Win over Newton South in Tourney

Had Classical senior Angela Erelli made the catch during a Rams’ softball practice, you still would have called it “great.” But when you make a lunging, twisting, fully extended, back-to-the-plate grab in the bottom of the seventh of a state tournament game with victory on the line – the play makes the all-time leap...

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Operation Bootstrap Event August 1

June 4, 2013
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Operation Bootstrap Event August 1

Saritin Rizzuto, community relations at Metro Credit Union, Diane Moreno, branch manager at Metro Credit Union in Lynn, and Debra Lee Surface, marketing manager at St. Jean’s Credit Union, are joining with Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy and Operation Bootstrap in hosting Celebrate Literacy Day on August 1 at the VNA Rooftop Deck at 210...

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North Shore Latino Business Assoc. Second Anniversary Gala

June 4, 2013
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North Shore Latino Business Assoc. Second Anniversary Gala

The North Shore Latino Business Association held its Second Anniversary Gala Sunday night at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem. Two hundred guests attended the celebration of the organization that is headquartered in Lynn and led by executive director and founder Frances Martinez. The organization has 203 members, many from the Latino business community in...

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Congratulations Class of 2013

June 4, 2013
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We want to congratulate the graduates of the Class of 2013 from Lynn Classical High School, Lynn English High School, Lynn Vocational Technical Institute, and St. Mary’s High School. The students and their families can be rightfully proud of this accomplishment. A high school diploma is a vital first step and a foundation for...

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Obituaries 06-04-2013

June 4, 2013
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Richard Guyer Worked at GE of Lynn as a Machinist Richard D. Guyer of Revere died unexpectedly at home on May 26. He was 73 years old. A long time machinist at GE Lynn and a US Army veteran of Vietnam, he was born in Laconia, NH and was the beloved husband of the...

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Lynn Holds Memorial Day Ceremony

May 29, 2013
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Lynn Holds Memorial Day Ceremony

The City of Lynn hosted a Memorial Day Ceremony in the newly refurbished Lynn City Hall Veterans Memorial Auditorium on May 21. Veterans, city officials, and servicemen honored the gallant men and women of the United States Armed Forces who dedicated their lives to their country. The Lynn Public School Band performed before a...

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Crighton Will Run for Councilor-at-Large

May 29, 2013
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Crighton Will Run for Councilor-at-Large

When Ward 5 City Councilor Brendan Crighton and his fiancée, Andrea Maruzzi, moved to a new home on Greenleaf Circle in Ward 4, there was much speculation about what Crighton’s political plans would be for the 2013 election. Crighton made those plans official last week, announcing that he will be a candidate for a...

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Keo Announces Candidacy for Ward 5 Council Seat

May 29, 2013
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Keo Announces Candidacy for Ward 5 Council Seat

Jake Keo called a press conference on May 21 to announce that he will be a candidate for the Ward 5 seat on the Lynn City Council. Keo wrote in a letter to residents of Ward 5, “I am ready and eager to serve all the people of Ward 5. When I am your...

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Memorial Day

May 29, 2013
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Memorial Day usually is the unofficial start of the all too brief summer in New England.  Temperatures become hotter and days also become longer.   For many grade school students, Memorial Day means that the end of the school year is in sight with only weeks remaining of books, teachers and homework. The deeper meaning...

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A Born Leader: Saint Anselm Class President Joe Gill Receives His Degree

May 21, 2013
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A Born Leader: Saint Anselm Class President Joe Gill Receives His Degree

Following an outstanding career in the St. Mary’s High School soccer program, Joe Gill earned a tryout with the Saint Anselm College men’s soccer team. But the 6-feet-3-inch Gill declined the invitation, instead choosing to focus on student government as his main extracurricular activity. That decision worked out very well for Gill, who was...

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Jaeger Announces Candidacy for Ward 2 City Council Seat

May 21, 2013
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Jaeger Announces Candidacy for Ward 2 City Council Seat

First time candidate Jesse Jaeger has gathered enough certified signatures to be on the ballot for the Lynn City Council Ward 2 election this fall. Jaeger is a community leader who has served on the board of the Lynn Community Association, is a founding member of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service...

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Lynn Classical Softball is Ready for Holland Tournament

May 21, 2013
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Lynn Classical Softball is Ready for Holland Tournament

The Lynn Classical High School softball team has been hitting its stride and is gearing up for the annual John Holland Memorial Softball Tournament this weekend at Grace Rogato Field. Classical carried a four-game winning streak into a showdown with first-place Peabody Monday on Senior Day. Last week the Lady Rams clinched the program’s...

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The Future is Now: Sale of GE Land Paves Way for Redevelopment

May 21, 2013
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As of May 17 at 3:04 p.m., the Factory of the Future finally has a future. That is when the deed transferring the 22-acre site in West Lyn n from General Electric to a group of investors was recorded at the Southern Essex Registry of Deeds. The property is now owned by 40 Federal...

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Congratulations,Joe Skeadas on a Great Lynn Tech Sports Night

May 21, 2013
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Lynn Tech athletic director Joe Skeadas wondered why there was no All-Sports Award Night held at the school. There had been individual Tech team sports banquets but Skeadas wanted to take it to the next level and bring all the student-athletes and coaches together for a night of recognition. Let’s just say Skeadas’s idea...

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Obituaries 05-21-2013

May 21, 2013
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Jeannette Foley Longtime Revere School System Financial Secretary Jeannette (Connors) Foley died on May 17 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere following a long illness. She was 91 years old. Born and raised in Oak Island, Revere, she was a 1939 graduate of Revere High School.  She and her family were life-long...

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Lynn Special Games

May 14, 2013
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Lynn Special Games

Lynn Police officers participated in the opening ceremony for the Lynn Special Games sponsored by the Rotary Club. In the photo above, they are carrying the American flag and the torch as they prepare to enter the Lynn Tech Fieldhouse.

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Hong Net Will Ask City to Hire a Business Manager

May 14, 2013
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Hong Net Will Ask City to Hire a Business Manager

Councilor-at-Large Hong Net said that if elected to a second term he will propose that the city hire a business manager. Speaking at a campaign re-election kickoff reception Friday night at Old Tyme Italian Cuisine, Net told supporters, “I will work on hiring an experienced business manager to not only work with business leaders...

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Teaming Up for a Cause: Lynn Students Mackin,Mcpherson Lead Fundraiser Saturday to Benefit Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

May 14, 2013
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Teaming Up for a Cause: Lynn Students Mackin,Mcpherson Lead Fundraiser Saturday to Benefit Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

Lynn Classical senior Makenzie Mackin and St. Mary’s eighth grader Brittany McPherson and their families will host a fundraiser Saturday night (May 18) at the Knights of Columbus in Lynn to benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Parents John and Paula Mackin and Scott and Karen McPherson have joined their daughters in...

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A Great Show at the Lynn Auditorium

May 14, 2013
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Country music fans were treated to a great show last Thursday night at the Lynn Auditorium as Ayla Brown and Clint Black each lit up the stage with dynamic performances. The crowd treated both entertainers to warm ovations. Brown, who is headed to the Grand Old Opry in Nashville for her first performance at...

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