Another Alcohol-Related Tragedy

August 17, 2017
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Perhaps it is because we have children who are teenagers, but the news Monday morning of the death of a 16-year-old girl on the Merrimack River in a jet-ski accident in which alcohol allegedly was involved hit us particularly hard. According to news reports, the 32-year-old man who has been charged with drunken boating...

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Obituaries 08-15-2017

August 17, 2017
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Lillian Hally Of Florida, formerly of Lynn Lillian (Trefry) Hally of Barefoot Bay, FL, formerly of Lynn and Georgetown died peacefully on July 18. She was 78 years old. Lillian was born in Saugus,,raised and educated in Lynn and graduated from English High School. She worked for the Georgetown and Boxford school systems as...

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High Performance:Mayor Kennedy and Her Team Have Made Lynn Auditorium a First-Class Entertainment Venue

August 10, 2017
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High Performance:Mayor Kennedy and Her Team Have Made Lynn Auditorium a First-Class Entertainment Venue

By Cary Shuman The Lynn Veterans Memorial Auditorium and its transformation in to one of the premier entertainment venues in the region is one of the true success stories of Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy administration. From its early days of two shows a year before Kennedy took office, the auditorium’s schedule now features 50...

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Ariel LaRosa Named Salem State Softball Coach

August 10, 2017
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Ariel LaRosa Named Salem State Softball Coach

By Joyce Erekson Former St. Mary’s/Curry College softball player Ariel LaRosa is moving up the coaching ladder. LaRosa has been named the new Salem State College women’s softball coach, replacing Leanne Doviak, who had held the position since 2007. LaRosa brings two years of college coaching experience to the program. LaRosa will take over...

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Nate Bryant Named Chief of Staff at Salem State University

August 10, 2017
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Nate Bryant, EdD, of Salem, has been named chief of staff to Salem State University President John Keenan. Bryant’s role was effective August 7, 2017. Keenan began his service as Salem State’s 14th president on August 6. Bryant is a two-time Salem State alumnus with 30 years of service to the university. Until recently,...

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Essex Heritage Presents Trails & Sails Weekends

August 10, 2017
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Interested in taking a guided walk through Lynn Woods or the Saugus River Estuary at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site? How about seeing some of the oldest Tiffany glass windows in the world, or a photography walking tour of downtown Lynn? Want to learn about Marine Science at Salem State University’s Cat Cove...

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Make a Difference as A Hospice Volunteer

August 10, 2017
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Care Dimensions, formerly Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, will hold training classes for those interested in becoming direct patient service volunteers for the nonprofit organization. The seven-week training program will be held on Fridays, beginning September 22, from 9 a.m. to noon, and will run through November 3. Classes will be...

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New Leader:Lynn Resident Cynthia Donovan Named Principal of Our Lady of the Assumption School in Lynnfield

August 5, 2017
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New Leader:Lynn Resident Cynthia Donovan Named Principal of Our Lady of the Assumption School in Lynnfield

By John Lynds A former Lynn Public School teacher has been tapped to lead Our Lady of the Assumption School in Lynnfield. Last week Our Lady of the Assumption pastor, Fr. Paul Ritt, announced that Lynn resident Cynthia Donovan will be the new principal of the school. Donovan taught at Our Lady of the...

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Lynn Shore Braves Repeat as City Series Champions

August 5, 2017
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Lynn Shore Braves Repeat as City Series Champions

By Cary Shuman The Lynn Shore Major League Braves captured the Lynn City Series championship with an exciting 8-7 victory over the Wyoma Red Sox Monday night at Kiley Park. Twelve-year-old Isaiah MacDonald nailed down the title with some clutch pitching after starting the game-winning, four-run rally with a single to centerfield in the...

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McDonald Propels the Braves to Title

August 5, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Isaiah McDonald completed his Little League career in impression fashion, recording the win on the mound and igniting the winning rally for the Lynn Shore Braves who edged the Wyoma Red Sox, 8-7. The talented 12-year-old also made a superb defensive play in the sixth. McDonald gloved a chopper and after...

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Lynn Kids Set Sail for the Boston Harbor Islands with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

August 5, 2017
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So far this summer nearly 5,000 young people and their families have set sail on free Tall Ships Cruises and free day trips to the Boston Harbor Islands as part of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s free All Access Boston Harbor program, including 30 kids from Lynn. This free program, which provides free access...

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Live Racing Continues at Suffolk Downs Saturday and Sunday

August 5, 2017
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Suffolk Downs will host the second of three scheduled live racing and food truck festival weekends this Saturday and Sunday, August 5-6. The $75,000 Drumtop Stakes will highlight the supersized fifteen-race card on Saturday. Longtime Suffolk Downs-based trainers Jay Bernardini, William Sienkewicz and Bobby Raymond as well as prominent national outfits including Christophe Clement,...

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Massachusetts Activist Runners to Host 50-Mile Relay for Run 4 All Women

August 5, 2017
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Four local women representing Run 4 All Women Massachusetts will run 50 miles along the shore of Massachusetts on Sunday, August 13, 2017, to raise awareness about women’s health, promote empowerment through fitness and raise funds for the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. The point-to-point relay begins in Gloucester at 5:30 a.m and ends...

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Swampscott Sox Start Playoffs Against Marblehead

August 5, 2017
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The Swampscott Sox of the North Shore Baseball League begin their playoff run tomorrow night against the Marblehead Seasiders at Swampscott Middle School. First pitch is set for 6:30. For the 33rd year in a row, the Swampscott Sox, led by manager Joe Caponigro have clinched a playoff spot and have their eyes set...

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Red Sox Offer Lynn High Students Affordable Tickets

August 5, 2017
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For less than the cost of movie ticket, Lynn students can enjoy the magic of Boston Red Sox baseball at Fenway Park this summer. The Red Sox are offering young fans affordable tickets to games through the team’s Student 9’s program, which provides high school and college students the opportunity to purchase $9 tickets...

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Councilor Capano Re-Appointed to Water and Sewer Commission

August 5, 2017
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By Jay Lancaster Ward 6 City Councilor Peter Capano was reappointed to the Lynn Water and Sewer Commission Tuesday night, in a unanimous vote by the City Council. The Lynn Water and Sewer Commission handles projects related to the maintenance and operation of the sewer system, and Councilor Capano seemed very excited to continue...

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Spartan Boys Basketball Camp at St Mary’s

July 28, 2017
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Spartan Boys Basketball Camp at St Mary’s

The Spartan Boys Basketball Camp, under the direction of St. Mary’s High School head coach David Brown, was held at the school. Pictured with coach David Brown (third from right, back row), are coach Jim Foley, Director of Athletics Jeff Newhall, and coach Mike Jalbert, along with the many youth basketball players who enjoyed...

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Roberts Lands Jets Job

July 28, 2017
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Roberts Lands Jets Job

By Joyce Erekson The Lynn Jets hockey team will have a new look on the bench this season. Mike Roberts Jr. , who served as an assistant under head coach Joe Conlon the past two years, has is the new head coach. Conlon resigned at the end of the 2016-2017 season. Roberts and Conlon...

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Red Rock Concert Series is Back

July 28, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Friends of Lynn and Nahant Beach summer concert series at Red Rock Park is back and continuing this week as Rock and Roll act Night Flight takes the stage Thursday, July 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to bring a beach chair and a soft...

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Police Seeking Suspects, Information in Recent Spate of Armed Robberies

July 28, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. A pair of armed robberies on Sunday and Monday are being investigated as possibly the work of one suspect and a separate incident involving up to three men and an assault and robbery has police asking for the public’s assistance. According to Lynn police, a knife was shown in two...

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Lynn Republicans Gather on Saturday

July 28, 2017
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The Lynn Republican City Committee (LRCC) will hold its annual Cookout and Auction on Saturday at the home of Rick and Fran Wood. We know Rick Wood well from his leadership of Wood and Associates Insurance Agency and his outstanding work as a member of the executive board of the Lynn Area Chamber of...

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Broadway Connection:Jake Flynn, 10, Lands Starring Role in “Charlie”

July 20, 2017
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Broadway Connection:Jake Flynn, 10, Lands Starring Role in “Charlie”

By Cary Shuman Ten-year-old Jake Ryan Flynn is enjoying a sweet and glorious summer starring in the role of Charlie Bucket in Roald Dahl’s new musical, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” on Broadway. Yes, that Broadway. New York, New York. King of the Hill. A-Number One. Jake is the son of former Lynn resident...

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Turning Up the Heat:Chef O’Shea at Heart of Exciting New Lynn Restaurant District 45

July 20, 2017
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Turning Up the Heat:Chef O’Shea at Heart of Exciting New Lynn Restaurant District 45

By Cary Shuman Corey O’Shea is seeing  his hard work and years of experience in the hospitality industry paying off as the new executive chef and partner at Lynn’s hottest new restaurant, District 45, on Lewis Street. The restaurant has been receiving outstanding reviews and it’s already a hot spot for parties, including the...

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Phoenix Charter Academy Network’s Beth Anderson Named a Barr Foundation Class of 2017 Fellow

July 20, 2017
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In recognition of her leadership and impact as Founder and CEO of Phoenix Charter Academy Network and within the Greater Boston community, Beth Anderson has been named a 2017 Barr Foundation Fellow. As a member of the 2017 Class of Barr Fellows, Anderson will participate in a two-year program that includes a group learning...

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