Get out and Vote on Nov. 5

October 29, 2013
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One of the most exciting mayoral elections in Lynn history will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5 when voters head to the polls to determine who will be the city’s chief executive for the next four years. It’s a classic political battle: incumbent Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy versus City Council President Tim Phelan. The...

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A Great Reception for Senator Tom McGee

October 29, 2013
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The people who attended the Lynn Democratic Breakfast Sunday at the Porthole Restaurant had to be impressed with the tremendous reception that was accorded to our State Senator, Tom McGee, at the breakfast. To hear speakers such as Attorney General Martha Coakley and State Treasurer Steve Grossman – who are both running for Governor...

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Obituaries 10-29-2013

October 29, 2013
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Frances Pasche Of Lynn Frances A. (Ladziata) Pasche of Lynn died October 24 at the Spaulding Rehab Center in Salem after a brief illness. She was 88 years old. She was a communicant of St. Michael’s Parish before its closing, an avid Bingo Player and enjoyed going to Foxwood. Born in Lynn, the daughter...

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Union Hospital to Host Community Meeting

October 25, 2013
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Union Hospital to Host Community Meeting

As city leaders, including Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy and Council President Timothy Phelan have campaigned on the idea of maintaining Union Hospital as a center for emergency and surgical care in the city, North Shore Medical Center President Robert Norton has tried to stem the outpouring of anger directed at the hospital, by assuring...

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McGee Named State Dem. Chairman

October 25, 2013
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McGee Named State Dem. Chairman

On Thursday October 17, the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee elected by a unanimous vote State Senator Thomas McGee as its new Chairman at its meeting at Kennedy Middle School in Waltham. “John is leaving the Party at a historic time. In the past few elections cycles, our grassroots, values-based campaigning led to unprecedented voter...

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Stretch Run: Councilor, School Committee Candidates Preparing for Final Two Weeks of Campaign

October 25, 2013
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With the final debates and candidate nights of this election season now behind us, candidates for Lynn’s City Council and School Committee will spend the next two weeks campaigning from dawn to dusk, to make sure they can identify their supporters and get them to the polls on Election day. With the light turnout...

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Mother in Child Endangerment Case Held on $5k Bail

October 25, 2013
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Christina A. Leblanc, 30, of 11 Elmore St., appeared in Lynn District Court last Thursday on charges of reckless endangerment of her child, after she allegedly left the months old baby in the care of her father, a convicted sex offender. LeBlanc was summonsed for reckless endangerment of a child, she was arraigned on...

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Lynn Leaders Shine in Roundtable Talk with Treasurer Grossman

October 25, 2013
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State Treasurer Steve Grossman completed a tour of the Pickering Middle School and then sat down with Lynn school leaders to discuss the possibility of building a brand new Pickering Middle School following Lynn voters’ recent approval of a $92 million Marshall Middle School project. Grossman asked each of the Lynn school officials assembled...

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Go, Red Sox

October 25, 2013
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Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox, 2013 American League Champions. It’s been an amazing season for the Sox and it’s on to the World Series, the true Fall Classic. Let’s hope that the Sox can bring another world championship to the Fenway faithful.

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Letters to the Editor

October 25, 2013
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Council president says sale of Lynn-owned land on Route 1 could help with school repairs To the editor: I am and always have been an avid supporter and protector  of Lynn Woods. For years, my son Ryan and I have spent a lot of time there, hiking, walking our dog or just exploring. The...

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Lynn Business Education Foundation Donates Jeopardy! Games to Lynn High Schools

October 15, 2013
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Lynn Business Education Foundation Donates Jeopardy! Games to Lynn High Schools

The Lynn Business Education Foundation has donated more than $4,000 worth of educational materials to schools in the City, purchasing Classroom Jeopardy! kits for five high schools and a LEGO education kit for Washington STEM Elementary. Classical, English, St. Mary’s, Tech and Fecteau-Leary received the Jeopardy! game, according to Lynn Business Education Foundation Executive...

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Phelan Announces 6-point Economic Plan for the City: Proposal Focuses on Business Development and Growth

October 15, 2013
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Phelan Announces 6-point Economic Plan for the City: Proposal Focuses on Business Development and Growth

City Council President Tim Phelan, a candidate for mayor in the Nov. 5 city election, has announced a six-point economic plan, “The InvestLynn Project.” Phelan unveiled the plan during a presentation to the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee last Tuesday. He further elaborated on the plan in an interview this week...

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Partners/NSMC Plan to Shift Union Hospital Focus to Psychiatric, Primary Care: Plan Criticized by Local Officials

October 15, 2013
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Partners HealthCare and the North Shore Medical Center (NSMC), owners and operators of Lynn’s Union Hospital, last week announced plans to shift the focus of Lynn’s only local hospital from surgical care to psychiatric care, by increasing the number of psychiatric beds from 30 to more than 100 over the next three to four...

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Aquasino Setting Sail with New Winter Schedule: Weeks after Lynn Harbor Collision, the Vessel Is Repaired and Ready to Go

October 15, 2013
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The Aquasino Casino Boat, which has just completed a successful inaugural summer season, is back at sea this week, after being cleared to once again carry passengers last week, just three weeks after being forced into dock to make repairs, following an underwater collision. The ship went in for repairs in September after a...

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A Great Celebration for Mike Foster

October 15, 2013
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What a wonderful tribute was held Friday night at the Gannon Municipal Golf Course for Mike Foster, who is stepping down as head professional after a stellar 39-year career in that esteemed position. Gannon members, friends, former youth golf standout Chris Carter who became a head golf professional himself, sister Anne Foster, and son...

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Candidates Debate

October 8, 2013
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Candidates Debate

The Knights of Columbus hosted separate debates on Sept. 30 for the Lynn Mayoral candidates and Ward 1 City Council candidates. Pictured at the debate held at the Knight of Columbus are Ward 1 City Councilor Wayne Lozzi, Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, Grand Knight Ralph Jamieson, debate organizing committee member Jack Suslak, Ward 1...

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Team Halloran

October 8, 2013
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Team Halloran

The Halloran family participated in the 2013 Walk Now for Autism Speaks Sunday at Suffolk Downs. Pictured before the Walk is the Martha’s Mission team, front row, from left, Paul Halloran Sr., Martha Halloran, and Julie Halloran. Back row are friend Jen Fontaine, Jean Halloran, and Paul Halloran Jr. The Halloran family, who has...

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State Commits $53.5m for New Marshall School

October 8, 2013
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The Massachusetts School Building Authority voted last week to commit $53.5 million to the city of Lynn and the new Thurgood Marshall Middle School proposal, just two weeks after Lynn voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot question authorizing the City to borrow money to pay for its portion of the proposed $92 million school project....

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Keo to Face Chakoutis in Ward 5

October 8, 2013
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The Ward 5 City Council race is now between Diana Chakoutis who earned 50.6 percent of the vote in the preliminary election on September 17 and Jake Keo who had 187 votes. A recount on Monday, September 30, requested by third place finisher Seth Albaum who had 182 votes, failed to change any votes...

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Maruzzi and Crighton Wed

October 8, 2013
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Maruzzi and Crighton Wed

Andrea Marie Maruzzi and Brendan Peter Crighton were married on Aug. 30, 2013 on the grounds of Belle Mer, in Newport, R.I. The service was conducted by Stacey Ostiguy LeMay of Quincy. The bride is the daughter of Allen and Stephanie Maruzzi of Winthrop. The groom is the son of Kevin and Diane Crighton,...

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LACC Mayoral Forum On October 18 Should Be an Interesting Event

October 8, 2013
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The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce, under the direction of president and CEO Leslie Gould, does an outstanding job hosting its regular breakfast meetings and guest speakers – and its recent Centennial Celebration at the Lynn Museum was an enjoyable evening of food, musical entertainment, and socializing for members and guests. But the LACC...

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Congratulations, Rob O’Leary On Being Named Saugus High AD

October 8, 2013
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Congratulations to Rob O’Leary on his appointment as director of athletics at Saugus High School. It’s a return home for the 36-year-old O’Leary, who grew up in the town, played youth sports there, and attended Saugus High School. He went on to prep school and then played ice hockey at UConn and New England...

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Downtown View B and B and Their Castle

October 8, 2013
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We’ve had quite a few weeks in which we have endured Syrian atrocities, a gunman at the Washington Navy Yard, terrorists at a Nairobi shopping mall, and a city election in Boston. It’s time to think about something frivolous. I suggest Tom Brady. I’m not talking about his throwing arm or his age. Let’s...

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Lark and Lessard Connect for 68-yard Touchdown

October 8, 2013
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Lynn English quarterback Jordan Javier Lark said he knew he could count on receiver Chris Lessard if he needed someone to make a big play. “Chris is the go-to guy when things get a little rough,” said Lark, the Bulldogs’ 6-feet-4-inch signal caller. Lark threw a 40-yard spiral downfield and Lessard and a Swampscott...

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