Obituaries 02-26-2013

March 1, 2013
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Antonino “Nino” Parrinello Of East Boston Antonino “Nino” Parrinello died on February 23. Born and raised in Marsala, Sicily and arriving in East Boston in 1970, he was the beloved husband of the late Paola “lina” (Caimi) Parrinello; loving father of Frank Parrinello and his wife, Lisa of Danvers, Rosanna Paolini and her husband,...

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2013 Northeastern Conference North Champions

February 19, 2013
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2013 Northeastern Conference North Champions

Lynn English High School boys basketball players celebrate after defeating Classical, 67-54, to earn a piece of the 2013 Northeastern Conference North championship. Classical and Salem also have a share of the title.

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Harrington Students Pitch Questions to Red Sox Players

February 19, 2013
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Harrington Students Pitch Questions to Red Sox Players

Nearly two dozen first-graders at Harrington Elementary School stepped up to the bat on Feb. 7 to interview their favorite Red Sox players for a NESN segment, Red Sox Small Talk. The segment, which premiered last year, will be airing throughout the upcoming season during NESN’s Red Sox pregame coverage. At Harrington, four to...

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Fred Hogan Named NEC Coach of the Year

February 19, 2013
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Fred Hogan Named NEC Coach of the Year

It took eight years and four Northeastern Conference championships but English’s Fred Hogan has finally grasped an honor that had eluded him: NEC North Girls Basketball Coach of the Year. Heading into the championship game of the Spartan Classic Monday night, Hogan had guided the Lady Bulldogs to a 19-2 record and the NEC...

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Lynn Students Honored at PCSS Science Fair

February 19, 2013
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Lynn Students Honored at PCSS Science Fair

Lynn students Salima Boukataya and Medina Sehi received Grade 10 through 12 Honorable Mention at the Pioneer Charter School of Science  (PCSS) and Engineering Fair.  After months of preparation, 88 student groups entered the PCSS gym. The 6th Annual Science and Engineering Fair finalists prepared for a day of competitive judging. PCSS Students were...

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Lynn Workers Win Settlement Against SEIU

February 19, 2013
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Workers caught in a battle between a local union and Lynn-based Complete Cleaning, Inc. have won a federal settlement from the union after union officials illegally claimed to have monopoly bargaining privileges over the workers. The settlement stems from federal unfair labor practice charges filed by Complete Cleaning worker Jairo Hernandez of Lynn against...

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Congratulations, Lynn Performing Artist Don White

February 19, 2013
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We want to congratulate well-known vocalist and musician Don White for surpassing the 20-year milestone as a performer and contributor to the folk singing community. Don is a highly regarded professional whose amazing talent and royal stage presence have entertained audiences for decades. He has personally re-energized the local folk scene through his regular...

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Obituaries 02-19-2013

February 19, 2013
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Thomastine ‘Tammy’ McGill Worked for Sweetheart Paper Products Thomastine “Tammy” “Ma McGill” McGill, a longtime Chelsea resident, passed away surrounded by her loving family at the Peabody Glen Nursing Care Center in Peabody on February 6. She was 88 years old. Born, raised and educated in Westbrook, Maine, she was the daughter of the...

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St. Mary’s Success Story: Jim Buckley Says His High School, College Experiences Set the Foundation for His Work in Financial Services

February 12, 2013
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St. Mary’s Success Story: Jim Buckley Says His High School, College Experiences Set the Foundation for His Work in Financial Services

Jim Buckley has used his educational experiences at St. Mary’s High School and Bentley University to launch a career in the financial services industry. Buckley was recently honored for his outstanding performance in his field at an event hosted by New York Life, where he began working in May as a financial advisor for...

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Two Reactions to the Snowstorm

February 12, 2013
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Two Reactions to the Snowstorm

Brandon Wilson is helping his mother remove the snow on Sylvia Street Sunday afternoon.

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Gallo Holds Campaign Kickoff Event for Lynn School Committe Election

February 12, 2013
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Gallo Holds Campaign Kickoff Event for Lynn School Committe Election

School Committee member Charlie Gallo announced his candidacy for re-election at a fundraiser Feb. 7 at Hibernian Hall. A large crowd of supporters attended the reception. Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy joined other city officials at the event. State Rep. Robert Fennell also stopped by to wish Gallo good luck in his re-election bid. Following...

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Mayor Kennedy Provides Update on Snowstorm

February 12, 2013
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The office of Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy issued the following press release Monday at 4 p.m.: The cleanup for the City of Lynn is still ongoing. The patience of the residents is greatly appreciated during this historical storm. There is a voluntary parking ban for the City of Lynn. Vehicle operators are encouraged not...

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ED Markey’s Senate Candidacy: Our Long-time Congressman Has Received Many Endorsements

February 12, 2013
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Although it is the long-standing policy of this newspaper not to endorse candidates for public office, we nonetheless feel compelled to make note of the candidacy of the outstanding, long-time Congressman, Edward J. Markey, for the U.S. Senate seat which has been vacated by John F. Kerry, who is the new Secretary of State...

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Obituaries 02-12-2013

February 12, 2013
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Lydia Cozza Of Lynn, formerly of Revere Lydia Cozza of Lynn, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly January 29 at her residence.  She was 47 years old. The daughter of the late Antonio and Gemma (Turano) Cozza, she was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1983.  She leaves behind her partner, Joe Chandler...

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Gallo Announces His Re-election Bid for Lynn School Committee

February 5, 2013
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Gallo Announces His Re-election Bid for Lynn School Committee

Lynn School Committee member Charlie Gallo will announce his bid for re-election at a kickoff event Thursday night at Hibernian Hall. Gallo finished second in the last School Committee election. In 2007, he ran for office and just missed election by 35 votes. “I’ve enjoyed the work in my first term and I feel...

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Community Fondly Remembers Jay Alicudo

February 5, 2013
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Community Fondly Remembers Jay Alicudo

Administrators, faculty, and students at Lynn Classical High and the community at-large offered fond tributes to John Michael “Jay” Alicudo, who died on Jan. 31, 2013. Hundreds of people attended a visitation Sunday at Solimine Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home and a funeral Mass Monday at Sacred Heart Church. Classical teacher and coach Justina...

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The Comeback Begins: Youth Soccer Standout Barnard Hopes to Take the Field for Classical This Fall

February 5, 2013
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The Comeback Begins: Youth Soccer Standout Barnard Hopes  to Take the Field for Classical This Fall

Paige Barnard was sailing along in the annual Lynn Youth Soccer Memorial Day Tournament last May. Having played the sport since the age of six in the program, Barnard had put together solid performances for the Lynn U-14 Sharks who had made it to the championship game. In that final game, Barnard sustained a...

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A Wonderful Person: Community Fondly Remembers Jay Alicudo

February 5, 2013
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Tributes have come from all corners of the city in remembrance of John Michael “Jay” Alicudo who died on Jan. 31 at the age of 54. Jay Alicudo gained his fame as an outstanding athlete at Lynn Classical who went on to excel at Boston University. But while sports were important to him, he...

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Obituaries 02-05-2013

February 5, 2013
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Mario Cacici Of Boston’s North End Mario Cacici of Boston’s North End passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on February 1with his family by his side. His loving family includes his devoted sister and caretaker, Anita Cacici of the North End and his brother, Bob Cacici and his wife, Marina, of Miami, Florida. He also...

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Hail to the Chief: McDonald Takes over Lynn Fire Department

January 29, 2013
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Hail to the Chief: McDonald Takes over Lynn Fire Department

For someone who grew up wanting to be a cop, Jimmy McDonald has done pretty well as a firefighter. So well, in fact, that as of 0800 hours on Jan. 20, McDonald officially took over as chief of the Lynn Fire Department, becoming the 18th man to lead the department in its 163-year history....

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Community Service: English Girls Help out Lynn Pee Wee Hoop League

January 29, 2013
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Community Service: English Girls Help out Lynn Pee Wee Hoop League

The Lynn English girls basketball team is bearing down on another Northeastern Conference championship but head coach Fred Hogan and his Lady Bulldogs are proving to be winners off the court as well. The English players are teaching the game and helping to spread the joy of the sport to enthusiastic kids (ages 3-7)...

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Market Basket Will Be a Great Addition to City

January 29, 2013
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Lynn residents who have visited a Market Basket store in nearby communities, especially Chelsea – where the DeMoulas family has built one of the largest and most impressive supermarkets in all of New England – know what a great addition a new Market Basket will be to this city. In addition to the more...

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Obituaries 01-29-2013

January 29, 2013
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Bruce Finkle Of New Hampshire and Swampscott Bruce N. Finkle of New Hampshire and Swampscott died recently. He was 64 years old. He was the husband of Diane Finkle; son of Mildred and the late Samuel Finkle; father of Joanna Colls Finkle, stepfather of Joseph A. Foistner II, Esq. and brother of Ellen (Finkle)...

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A Successful Road Trip: Sanders, Spartans Beat the Best in Western, Central Massachusetts

January 22, 2013
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A Successful Road Trip: Sanders, Spartans Beat the Best in Western, Central Massachusetts

How good is the St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team? Very good. Make that one-of-the-elite teams in-the-state level good. Coach Jeff Newhall’s Lady Spartans beat one of the best teams in western Massachusetts, undefeated Sabis, 54-36, in the Spalding Hoop Classic last Thursday at the James Naismith Court on the campus of Springfield...

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