St. Mary’s Softball Team Wins Holland; Begins Tourney Run

June 6, 2012
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The St. Mary’s High School softball team looks ready to make another run at a state championship. The Spartans won the John Holland Memorial Tournament and then raced past Winthrop, 12-2, in their opening game in the State Tournament Sunday. A Lynn native, St. Mary’s coach Colleen Newbury understands the significance of the Holland...

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Obituaries 06-05-2012

June 6, 2012
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Genevieve Marzec Member of St Michael’s Parish and Many Organizations Genevieve T. (Kocialka) Marzec died at home on May 29 surrounded by her loving family. She was 95 years old. She was born in Salem the daughter of the late Konstanty and Maryanna (Nicgorska) Kocialka and the wife of the late Joseph T. Marzec who...

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Coaches Versus Cancer Game a Big Success; Raises $2,000 Cuozzo Pitches Three-hitter in Benefit Game

May 31, 2012
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Coaches Versus Cancer Game a Big Success; Raises $2,000 Cuozzo Pitches Three-hitter in Benefit Game

Chris Warren has played quarterback in the high school Super Bowl at the New England Patriots’ home stadium and led his Lynn Classical softball team to 38 consecutive conference wins. But Wednesday night’s 9-0 win over Lynn English – in which senior pitcher Katie Cuozzo hurled a masterful three-hit shutout – ranks as one...

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Water Rates Remain as Is: The Miracle Continues

May 31, 2012
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Water rates in Lynn for the second year in a row have remained the same. Lynn Water and Sewer Executive Director Dan O’Neill said the stable water rate reveals the full value of conservation efforts as well as efficiencies in delivery systems and in the overall effort to maintain quality service and lower consumer...

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The Summer of 2012

May 31, 2012
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It is impossible to know what awaits us at the beginning of another summer of our lives. With Memorial Day past us, the mystery of the coming summer is upon us in full force. The death last week of Robin Gibb brought to mind the four or five summers of our lives when disco...

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Obituaries 05-29-2012

May 31, 2012
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Patricia Boyer New Hampshire Resident Patricia L. (Roberts) Macchione-Boyer  of Salem NH died unexpectedly on May 20 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. She was 54 years old. The loving wife of James Boyer, she also leaves a son and daughter, Vincent Macchione  and Jaime Macchione, both of Revere, her Siblings: Carol Roberts of Lynn,...

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General Electric Employees Break Group-exercise World Record (Unofficial)

May 23, 2012
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General Electric Employees Break Group-exercise World Record (Unofficial)

Four-hundred-and-thirty GE employees gathered at the plant’s walking path today and engaged in a 30-minute, instructor-led stretch-band workout, thus establishing an unofficial world record (pending verification) for the largest resistance-band group exercise. Once the registration is validated by the World Records Academy, this activity will set a new world record in this category (current...

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WFNX Going off Air

May 23, 2012
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WFNX Going off Air

In 1991, the summer going into my freshman year of high school, a monumental event would take place that would reshape music for the first half of that decade. At 7 p.m. on August 29 a raw sound from a Seattle based band that no one on the East Coast had ever heard began...

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Excellence and Achievement: St. Mary’s Senior Marianne Halas Will Study Pre-med at Emmanuel College

May 23, 2012
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Excellence and Achievement: St. Mary’s Senior Marianne Halas Will Study Pre-med at Emmanuel College

St. Mary’s High School senior Marianne Halas will experience mixed emotions when she receives her diploma at commencement ceremonies Thursday night. The Lynn resident and Class of 2012 graduate said she is sad that her four years as a member of the St. Mary’s family will be coming to an end. She will miss...

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Mushroom Lovers Pick in Lynn: Group Travels to Lynn Woods in Search of Popular Food Item

May 23, 2012
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Mushroom lovers united in Lynn over the weekend. The North Shore-based group, Mushroom Lovers U.S.A., convened at Lynn Woods Reservation Saturday to pick mushrooms. “We’re a meet-up group, meetup.com, and our mushroom lovers group has grown from 49 to 193 members the last two years,” said Jean Saunders, a Peabody resident. “We have members...

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A Casino in Lynn?

May 23, 2012
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Two local businesspeople are reaching out to Steve Wynn, the iconic casino developer and one of the world’s richest men to consider coming to Lynn. On its face, the reach out by Patricia Keefe and David Zeller, should be complimented for its savvy. Lynn could use more positive energy like theirs. Even their logo,...

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Obituaries 05-22-2012

May 23, 2012
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Irene ‘Daisy’ Piasecki Retired Fruit Processor Irene P. “Daisy” (Johnson) Piasecki, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on May 16. She was 75 years old. A retired fruit processor, having worked at the Lowell Bros. Produce Co. in Chelsea for over 20 years, she was the beloved wife of Joseph E. Piasecki; devoted mother...

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Classical Falls to King Philip in Intersectional Showdown

May 15, 2012
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Classical Falls to King Philip in Intersectional Showdown

King Philip coach Jim Leonard and his phenomenal pitcher Meghan Rico knew their game against Lynn Classical was something special on their schedule. They read about Classical’s 13-0 record and its mantle as a Northeastern Conference superpower that had won 34 league games in a row. They understood that the game would be viewed...

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Lower-Court Judge Rules Against Residency Requirement for Police

May 15, 2012
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Last week, the police fighting the city’s longstanding residency requirement, got a favorable ruling from Essex Superior Court Justice Richard Welch. Welch ruled the residency requirement for Lynn Police Officers should be a subject of collective bargaining and he upheld an earlier ruling that the residency issue should be decided by the Joint Labor...

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House Secures Funding for Youth Summer Jobs

May 15, 2012
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House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in approving funding for the youth summer jobs program, which provides grants to local communities and businesses as a way of offering subsidized work for at-risk youths. This $6 million funding request will ensure that adequate funding is available during the...

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The Anthony’s Property and What to Do with It

May 15, 2012
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Councillor Brendan Crighton pretty much led the troops at city hall in an effort recently to have the Athanis Family let the city know what exactly it is going to do with its downtown building which has been empty since the restaurant closed quite some time ago. The family representative didn’t quite give away...

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Obituaries 05-15-2012

May 15, 2012
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Evelyn Kummins Of Marblehead, formerly of Lynn Evelyn L. (Gartz) Kummins of Marblehead, formerly of Lynn, died on May 12. She was 81 years old. Devoted to family and Temple Sinai, she was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School, Class of 1947 and Chandler School of Business. She was the beloved wife of...

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Arbor Day Celebration

May 9, 2012
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Arbor Day Celebration

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Catherine Latham, back row center, joined students and teachers from the Shoemaker School for an Arbor Day celebration at Gowdy Park on May 2.

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Lynn YMCA Plans 3rd Annual Spring Fling 5k Road Race

May 9, 2012
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Lynn YMCA Plans 3rd Annual Spring Fling 5k Road Race

The Lynn YMCA is gearing up for its Third Annual Spring Fling 5K that will be held on Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m. at the Lynn Woods Reservation on Great Woods Wood. Kathy Walsh, vice president of development, said the race will benefit the YMCA’s Growing Stronger Together Annual Campaign. “We hope to...

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Congressman Tierney Receives Enthusiastic Response from Latino Business Community

May 9, 2012
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Congressman Tierney Receives Enthusiastic Response from Latino Business Community

Congressman John Tierney joined Frances Martinez, executive director of the North Shore Latino Business Association (NSLBA), on a walking tour in the downtown business district Friday afternoon. Business owners, such as Jaime Taveras of Downtown Market and William Sanchez of Casa Antigua, warmly greeted Tierney during the 45-minute tour. Several residents recognized Tierney as...

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School Board Gives Vote of Confidence to School Superintendent Latham

May 9, 2012
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The School Committee’s 4-3 vote against posting the superintendent’s position was a close call for Catherine Latham. She dodged a bullet when the school committee decided she should stay on rather than to advertise the position and look for someone else. Those of us who listened to the three hours of testimony and debate...

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Obituaries 05-08-2012

May 9, 2012
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June Paul Lifelong Lynn Resident June Paul, a lifelong Lynn resident, died in peace at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on April 26 after a brief battle with cancer.  She was surrounded by loving family members including her two children when she passed.  She was 58 years old. She was an avid...

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Lynn’s Residency Requirement and the Police Department

May 9, 2012
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A battle is on in Superior Court where the police department is fighting the city’s legal department over whether or not the city’s charter certified residency requirement is legal and right given the possibilities that collective bargaining offers the police. In other words, the police would like to strip the residency requirement and they...

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Northeastern Conf. Will End Football Relationship with Cape Ann League

May 9, 2012
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Lynn English athletic director Gary Molea told the Lynn Journal that the Northeastern Conference will end its relationship with the Cape Ann League in football following the 2012 season and return to an NEC exclusive schedule in the fall of 2013, with the NEC divisions to be determined at a later time. “There was...

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