Two Supervisors of Attendance to be Hired

March 23, 2018
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Discussion of the search for a new Supervisor of  Attendance continued at the recent School Committee meeting, as the committee members took turns giving their views on whether the position should be expanded to two people instead of one. Superintendent Catherine Latham expressed interest in cutting an unfilled confidential secretary position and using the...

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MCU Launches Latino Economic Advancement Advisory Council

March 23, 2018
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Metro Credit Union welcomed Latino community leaders from Lynn and Salem to take part in its Latino Economic Advancement Advisory Council. In an effort to create effective solutions and address challenges facing members in different stages of the financial spectrum, Metro Credit Union has taken an active role in the economic development of the...

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Program to Reduce Contamination in the Residential Recycling Stream

March 23, 2018
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The City of Lynn will be receiving  $40,000 in a state grant on educationg residents on how to recycle better. The Baker-Polito administration has announced a new resource through the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) to help cities and towns across the Commonwealth increase the quality of the residential recycling stream. The Recycling...

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Freshman Councilors Take to Social Media to Promote Community Participation

March 23, 2018
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Since being sworn in on January 2, 2018, Ward 2 Councilor Rick Starbard has created contests for the residents of Ward 2 and offered gift cards to those selected as the winners of those contests. His colleague, Councilor-at-Large Brian Field saw the success and fun created in Starbard’s Ward 2 and created a similar...

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A Heart-Warming Story:HomeServe Helps World War II Veteran with a Brand New Boiler

March 23, 2018
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Edward Andruskiewicz, a lifelong Luynn resident and a World War II veteran, is very grateful to HomeServe for installing a new boiler at his home. “I had 3-4 feet of water in my cellar that was caused by flooding from the Nor’easter ,” said Andruskiewicz. That’s when HomeServe, Andruskiewicz’s home service provider who...

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Obituaries 03-20-2018

March 23, 2018
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Felia ‘Phyllis’ Patri Member of Town Line Bowling League and Dunedin, Florida Community Chorus Felia “Phyllis” (Gadalis) Patri of Medford, formerly of Malden, died on March 12. An active member of the Town Line Bowling League as well as the Dunedin Community Chorus in Dunedin, FL., she was the beloved wife of the late Charles,...

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Snow Scenes at Gannon Golf Course

March 16, 2018
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Snow Scenes at Gannon Golf Course

Tammie Christopulos and her dogs, Bella and Bruno, out sledding.

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St Mary’s Falls to Watertown in Div 3 North Sectional Final

March 16, 2018
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The St. Mary’s High School basketball team had 19 victories as the No. 1 seed heading into Saturday’s Division 3 North final, but Watertown denied the Spartans their twentieth with a tenacious defensive effort at the Tsongas Center in Lowell. Watertown defeated St. Mary’s, 44-36, in a low-scoring battle, halting the Lynn school’s quest...

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Crighton Sails to Win in State Senate Special Election

March 16, 2018
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There was little drama to be found in the special election which saw Brendan Crighton win the third Essex District state Senate seat that opened up after its former occupant, Thomas McGee, was elected mayor of Lynn in November. Crighton and his supporters gathered at Tony’s Pub & Grill for the post-election celebration. He...

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Hometown News

March 16, 2018
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Boston University Dean’sList Four Lynn residents have recently been named to the Dean’s List at Boston University for the Fall semester. Students recognized for this honor include: Patricia C. Asuncion Santana, Christina M. Hallisey, Daniel J. Soper, Brandon T. Von. Each school and college at Boston University has their own criterion for the Dean’s...

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Over $4,000 Raised for Lynn and Nahant at 2018 Harpoon Shamrock Splash

March 16, 2018
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On March 11, 2018, over 150 brave beach lovers plunged into Boston Harbor at BCYF Curley Community Center in South Boston as part of the seventh annual Harpoon Shamrock Splash to benefit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. This year, the “pledge and plunge” fundraiser raised more than $50,000 to support Save the Harbor/Save the...

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Let’s Not Even Think About Spring

March 16, 2018
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Spring has sprung, The grass is riz. I wonder where, The flowers is?    Springtime in eastern New England — now that’s an oxymoron if ever there was one. This Tuesday, March 20, will mark the official start of the 2018 spring season. In view of the trio of nor’easters that have pummeled us...

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A Great Run for Stephen Fama:Senior Closes Out His Stellar Career at St Mary’s

March 16, 2018
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Stephen Fama III helped the St. Mary’s High School basketball team win a state championship, return to the finals the very next year, and reach the sectional final this year. Saturday at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Fama  played the final game of his outstanding high school basketball career. It didn’t end the way...

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Sarah Sirois to Attend US Naval Academy

March 10, 2018
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Sarah Sirois to Attend US Naval Academy

Lynn Classical swimming star Sarah Sirois signs her national letter of intent to attend the United States Naval Academy during a ceremony at the high school. Pictured, from left, are assistant coach Charlie Rowe, assistant coach Kay Rowe, head coach Denise Silva, guidance counselor Jessica Toomey, Principal Gene Constantino, Director of Athletics Bill Devin,...

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Brendan Crighton Wins State Senate Seat

March 10, 2018
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Brendan Crighton Wins State Senate Seat

State Representative Brendan Crighton won his bid to become the next State Senator of the 3rd Essex District which, includes the City of Lynn, and the Towns of Lynnfield, Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus and Swampscott. Crighton succeeds Tom McGee who is the new Mayor of Lynn. “I am incredibly honored and want to thank the...

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Tobin Bridge Project to Begin April 1

March 10, 2018
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The contract for the multi-year Mystic/Tobin Bridge Rehabilitation project will begin on April 1 for the first full year of construction on the upper and lower decks of the Bridge. The project is fully separate from the controversial Chelsea Viaduct project – which is adjacent to this project – and is still in the...

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Is This Our New Normal?

March 10, 2018
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The intense havoc wreaked by this past weekend’s storm, coming on the heels of the storm of January that similarly brought devastation to many areas throughout the state, has left all of us wondering whether this is the new normal for our sliver of the planet. We read somewhere that both of these storms...

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Sports 03-06-2018

March 10, 2018
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Classical girls basketball loses to Wilmington By Joyce Erekson The Classical High girls basketball team put together one of its best season’s ever this year, but the wild ride came to an end Saturday with a 64-58 loss to Wilmington in a Division 2 North quarterfinal game at Classical. Classical coach Tom Sawyer knew...

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Lynn Resident David Rutter Authors His First Book

March 1, 2018
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Lynn Resident David Rutter Authors His First Book

Lifelong Lynn resident David Rutter has released his debut novel, a crime thriller titled, “Internal Damnation,” a writing project that was five years in the making. Rutter, a graduate of Lynn Classical High School and Southern New Hampshire University with a degree in creative writing and English, said his new book was originally a...

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Veterans Parade Fundraiser Set for March 9

March 1, 2018
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The Lynn Veterans Appreciation Committee is holding a fundraiser to raise money for the forthcoming North Shore Veterans Appreciation Parade in September. The fundraiser will be held Friday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at Kowloon Restaurant on Route 1 in Saugus. Veterans Appreciation Day Parade Committee Chairman and Vietnam veteran John Sacherski recently appeared...

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Lynn Voters Go to the Polls on Tuesday:Crighton is Lone Candidate in Senate Special Election

March 1, 2018
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Lynn voters will go to the polls this Tuesday, March 6, to elect their new state senator. State Rep. Brendan Crighton is running unopposed for the seat that was previously held by Thomas McGee, who stepped down from the seat after becoming the new mayor of Lynn. Despite being the lone candidate on the...

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NSCC One of 10 Finalists Nationally for 2018 Bellwether Award

March 1, 2018
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North Shore Community College’s (NSCC) 40-year history and results with giving credit for prior learning was recognized nationally as one of 10 community college programs nationwide to be named a finalist for the prestigious 2018 Bellwether Award in the Instructional Programs and Service Category. The Bellwether Awards are given annually in three categories to...

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City Council Votes in Favor of Borrowing $14 Million to Close Budget Gap

March 1, 2018
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The Lynn City Council voted 10-1 in favor on Tuesday night for a Home Rule Petition that would allow the city to borrow up to $14 million from the Department of Revenue to close the city’s $8.1 million budget gap, raise some fees on residents and lift a restriction that requires voter approval before...

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Lynn Residents,Vega-Viera, Cortés Appointed as NSCC Trustees

March 1, 2018
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Maria Vega-Viera of Lynn has been appointed to a five-year term on North Shore Community College’s (NSCC) Board of Trustees by Governor Charlie Baker. Vega-Viera is a Coding Improvement Specialist at Lynn Community Health Center.  She is a graduate of NSCC, having received her degree with a double major in accounting and business administration. ...

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