Obituaries 11-29-2016

December 2, 2016
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Robert LaFleur Raytheon retiree of Maine, formerly of Lynn Robert J. LaFleur of York, ME formerly of Lynn, died suddenly November 29 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital surrounded by his family.  He was 59 years old. Born in Lynn,  son of Robert I. and Lorraine (Roy) LaFleur of York, he was a graduate of Lynn Technical High...

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St Mary’s Soccer Banquet

November 24, 2016
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St Mary’s Soccer Banquet

Hall of Fame Award recipients Christian Couillard and Jonah Lezama.

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The Lynn Chargers are Champions! Third-and-Fourth Grade Team Beats Stoneham, 13-0

November 24, 2016
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The Lynn Chargers are Champions! Third-and-Fourth Grade Team Beats Stoneham, 13-0

By Cary Shuman When Lynn Chargers head coach Junior Martinez assembled his youth football team in August, he felt he had a good nucleus with nine returning players on defense. The Chargers’ defense rose to the occasion all year, allowing only 62 points in 12 games and posting four shutouts. One of those shutouts...

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Corcoran Establishes Scholarship at St Mary’s to Honor Housing Advocate

November 24, 2016
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Joe Corcoran has come across more than his share of advocates in his 40-plus years of residential and commercial development, but it’s fair to say that no one has made a more lasting impression on him than Eleanor Wessell. Wessell was a resident of the America Park public housing development in West Lynn in...

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LACC Presents Forum on ‘Opioid Addiction in the Workplace’

November 24, 2016
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Essex County District Attorney Essex Jonathan Blodgett has served since 2003. One of the first things he did when he was elected was to call then Lynn Police Chief John Suslak and ask what the biggest problem was.  He was told it was  Heroine, drugs and addiction. “There is no one answer for this...

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Young Professionals Support Local Charity at Craft Beer Cellar Dec 1

November 24, 2016
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Young Professionals from the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce will host a beer tasting and charity event on Thursday, December 1st  at Craft Beer Cellar at 450 Paradise Road in Swampscott from 5pm – 7pm.  Attendees will have the opportunity to taste a variety of craft beers while supporting the Mass Coalition “A Bed...

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Don White Plays Hometown Show at Lynn Auditorium

November 24, 2016
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Don White plays his home turf Thanksgiving weekend with a bevy of special guests, including several from Lynn. The festivities kick off with a meet and greet in the lobby at 5:30, where Don and the musicians will mingle with family and friends. Music starts at 7PM with a special opening set featuring Don’s...

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Gala Raises $300,000 to Help People with Disabilities and Other Life Challenges

November 24, 2016
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Bridgewell, a Lynnfield based nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and helping individuals with intellectual, developmental and psychiatric disabilities as well as other life challenges, recently honored Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders and Peabody Councilor Tom Gould at its 2016 Imagine the Possibilities gala held Nov. 4, 2016. More than 335 people...

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Remember Those in Need

November 24, 2016
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016
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Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. Thanksgiving has no religious connotations, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It asks nothing more from each of us than just showing up (other than for the person who is doing all the cooking) and enjoying the company of our family and friends and then having a...

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Honoring Veterans

November 18, 2016
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Honoring Veterans

The LEHS Marine Corps, Jr. ROTC did a drill presentation during the Lynn Veterans Day ceremony in front of a large American Flag that adorned the stage on Friday, Nov. 11, in City Hall.

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St Mary’s Football Team Earns Super Bowl Bid:Spartans Defeat Stoneham, 16-6, to Win North Title

November 18, 2016
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St Mary’s Football Team Earns Super Bowl Bid:Spartans Defeat Stoneham, 16-6, to Win North Title

By Cary Shuman The St. Mary’s High School football team has had one of the highest-scoring offenses in Massachusetts this season, averaging more than five touchdowns  a game. But with two of the team’s most explosive performers sidelined with injuries for the Division 3A North final against Stoneham, head coach Matt Durgin needed his...

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Meldrum Reaches Personal Milestone at Her Seaport Salon and Day Spa

November 18, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Susan Meldrum opened Seaport Salon and Day Spa at its Seaport Landing location 11 years ago this month. The number “11” has plenty of significance to Meldrum. “Both my parents, John and Josephine Mulvihill, were born in the eleventh month (November),” said the 58-year-old business owner. “My parents had three grandchildren...

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Lynn Gets $1.2 Million to Support Lynnway Development

November 18, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The City of Lynn was awarded a $1.2 million MassWorks grant from the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (HED) on Monday, as Secretary Jay Ash of HED visited the city to announce the award and discuss the city’s on-going development. The MassWorks grant was specifically awarded to the...

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Council Discusses Taxes:Budget Shortfall May Lead to Lay-Offs,Override

November 18, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Lynn City Council met for close to two hours Tuesday night with Lynn Chief Financial Officer Peter Caron, in an effort to get a handle on the depth and breadth of the city’s financial challenges, as the city prepares to set the 2017 tax rate and deal with a...

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November is National Family Caregiver Month

November 18, 2016
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Debby Segil, LICSW, who has directed the Family Caregiver Support Program at Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS) for nearly 15 years, likes to quote former first lady Rosalynn Carter, who once said:  “There are just four kinds of people in the world:  Those who were caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will...

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The Concert Singers to Perform with Occasional Brass Quintet

November 18, 2016
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The Concert Singers of Greater Lynn announce their 38th pair of holiday concerts. Featured works include Boston composer Daniel Pinkham’s “Christmas Cantata” and Lynn composer Javier Marquez’s “Gloria in Excelsis.” Also included are Hanukah songs, Christmas music from the Renaissance through the 21st century and a community carol sing. The program will be accompanied...

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K Security Systems Join LACC

November 18, 2016
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Jim Keighley has over 20 years in the security industry holding a NICET Level III Fire Alarm Nicet Certification. He  has been a journeyman electrician for 18 years and holds a master electrician’s license. In addition, Keighley has been a member of many local and national  industry organizations such as CSAA (Central Station  Alarm...

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Coppinger Elected Sheriff of Essex County

November 11, 2016
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Coppinger Elected Sheriff of Essex County

By Cary Shuman Lynn Police Chief Kevin Coppinger defeated three other candidates to win the race for Sheriff of Essex County in the general election Tuesday. Coppinger, a member of the LPD for 33 years, completed a masterfully run campaign with a humble victory speech before a room full of supporters at the Porthole...

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Representative Donald Wong Wins Re-Election

November 11, 2016
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Representative Donald Wong Wins Re-Election

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Incumbent Republican State Representative Donald Wong, who represents two precincts in Lynn, as well as Saugus and Wakefield in the 9th Essex District, won a decisive re-election campaign Tuesday night, despite losing just over 53-percent of the votes cast in Lynn. “It feels good to win,” Representative Wong said after...

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Let’s Remember — And Thank — Our Veterans

November 11, 2016
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This Friday, November 11, marks the annual observance of Veterans Day. The holiday originated as Armistice Day in 1919 to mark the first anniversary of the end of World War I, which formally was concluded on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918. The first world war was...

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Sports 11-08-2016

November 11, 2016
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Johnson (5 TDs), St Mary’s advance to North final St. Mary’s of Lynn continued its domination of Division 3A opponents when the team overpowered fourth-seeded Lynnfield 44-24 Friday night, Nov. 4, at Manning Field. The Spartans take on another group of Spartans–the surprising Stoneham High Spartans – Friday night, Nov. 11, at Manning Bowl...

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Obituaries 11-08-2016

November 11, 2016
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Thomas David Rayndles US Postal Service retiree, jazz and sports enthusiast and well known area musician Thomas David Rayndles of Lynn passed away November 2 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinsons Disease. He was 86 years old.  He was born May 20 1930, the youngest of three children of Aaron (from Louisiana)...

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The 2016 Election – What’s on the Ballot?

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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