Michele Durgin

February 3, 2017
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Michele Durgin

By Joyce Erekson Finding comfort in the face of a tragedy isn’t easy, but sometimes it comes from unexpected places. Michele Durgin, 55, of Lynn died Saturday in Marblehead after losing control of her car and hitting a tree. State Police investigators are still trying to determine if the crash was caused by an...

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Mayor Kennedy Names John Krol Chief of Staff

February 3, 2017
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Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy named John Krol chief of staff effective Feb. 1. Krol replaces Jamie Cerulli, who has accepted a position as Inspectional Services Division coordinator. “It’s going to be really hard to replace somebody as talented as Jamie,” Kennedy said, “but I think we have found a very good candidate in John....

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Portal to Hopes Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Helping Families

February 3, 2017
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Celebrating 20 years of services in the cause to end domestic violence, Portal To Hope (“PTH”) honored Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, State Senator Sal DiDomenico and the DiDomenico Foundation and Everett Superintendent Frederick Foresteire for their long-term commitment to the organization and for serving as pathfinders, whereby victims of domestic violence are connected to...

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Lynn Students Attend Leadership Conference at Harvard

February 3, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Students from Lynn English, Lynn Classical, and KIPP Academy attended a youth leadership and entrepreneurship conference at Harvard University in Cambridge. Harvard senior Eric Ouyang, president and founder of Sponsr (correct spelling) Us, said the mission of the event was “to inspire students to be leaders in their community and take...

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The Greater Lynn Photographic Society Helping Photographers for Decades

February 3, 2017
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By Joseph Prezioso The Greater Lynn Photographic Society (GLPA) has been helping photographers share their work and knowledge for decades.  Today they are just as active as ever. “This is one of the premier (camera) clubs in the country,” said club president Robert Pizzano. The club teaches both the art and craft of photography...

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Charlie Baker: A Steady Hand at the Tiller of Our Ship of State

February 3, 2017
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As we were listening to Gov. Charlie Baker deliver the annual State of the Commonwealth address before a joint session of the legislature last week, it occurred to us how refreshing it was — and what a sense of relief we felt — to have as our governor an individual who does not engage...

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Lynn Team Wins World Candlepin Championship:Barber, Baker, Boudreau Help Bring Home the Title

January 29, 2017
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Lynn Team Wins World Candlepin Championship:Barber, Baker, Boudreau Help Bring Home the Title

By Cary Shuman Lynn, the capital city of candlepin bowling, now has a world champion. Led by a trio of Lynners, Dave Barber, Shawn Baker, and Jonathan Boudreau, the Lucky Strike team – representing Jim Barber’s establishment for the final time – captured the world team championship. The other members of the Lynn team...

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Glory Road:Damien Earp Recalls His Successes on and off the Field

January 29, 2017
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Glory Road:Damien Earp Recalls His Successes on and off the Field

By Cary Shuman Damien Earp has a rare distinction in Lynn: He received two of the city’s most prestigious awards as a youth player and a youth coach – by the time he was 14 years old. As a player, Damien Earp was an All-Star in the Wyoma Little League and a standout in...

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Sports 01-24-2017

January 29, 2017
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King of the Court:Clarke-Dominque claims Knights’ free throw title By Cary Shuman Cristian Clarke-Dominique’s favorite NBA player is Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, who is a 92 per cent free throw shooter. Clarke-Dominique, a 13-year-old seventh grader at the Pickering hit 13 of 15 shots (87 percent) from the line to win the...

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The Last Stand:Castle Will Speak on Group’s Opposition to New School Site at City Council Meeting

January 20, 2017
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The Last Stand:Castle Will Speak on Group’s Opposition to New School Site at City Council Meeting

By Cary Shuman Donald Castle will try to persuade the Lynn City Council at its Jan. 24 meeting that the new Pickering Middle School should not be built adjacent to Breeds Pond Reservoir off of Parkland Avenue. Though the Council’s vote that night is for advancing a debt-exclusion question to a citywide ballot, Castle...

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Classical Stuns No 3 Everett in 64-57 Comeback Victory

January 20, 2017
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Classical Stuns No 3 Everett in 64-57 Comeback Victory

By Cary Shuman Tom Grassa’s Lynn Classical teams have won two state championships and many “big games” during his legendary career. His son, Jasper, now an assistant coach, once silenced an entire North Andover gym with a buzzer-beating three-pointer in the State Tournament. Grassa said Tuesday night’s 64-57 win over No. 3 ranked Everett...

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Brian Vaughan Named Head Football Coach at Lynn Classical High School

January 20, 2017
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Brian Vaughan Named Head Football Coach at Lynn Classical High School

By Cary Shuman Brian Vaughan, a former high school and college football star, has been named the new head football coach at Lynn Classical High School. Vaughan, a dynamic running back who helped lead Lynn English to an undefeated regular season and a berth in the 1990 Division 3 Super Bowl, was selected from...

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One Fatality During Weekend Of Gun, Knife Violence

January 20, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. A weekend filled with gun play and stabbings has left one man dead and police searching for answers, just two weeks into the New Year. According to Lynn police reports a Lynn man died Friday night, following a reported shooting on Chestnut Street and as many as a half-dozen other...

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Simon Youth Foundation Seeks Applicants for Scholarships

January 20, 2017
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Simon Malls and Simon Premium Outlets in New England announced today, that once again the malls and centers are proud to help deserving graduating seniors pay for college. Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, is now looking for qualified applicants who live near a Simon...

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Hillyer Festival Orchestra Presents An Afternoon of Movie Music

January 20, 2017
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The Hillyer Festival Orchestra will present, “An Afternoon of Movie Music,” a tribute to John Williams and Friends, Sunday, February 12, at 3 pm, Swampscott High School, 200 Essex Street. “An Afternoon of Movie Music” will include orchestral interludes from, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Superman, JFK, E.T., Schindler’s List and so...

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Superintendents Find Partners with North Shore Housing Advocacy Group

January 20, 2017
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With over 40 members in attendance the North Shore Housing Advocacy Group (NSHAG) held its quarterly meeting in collaboration with a group of Essex County Superintendents of Schools and representatives from both the Commonwealth and North Shore Community College. The meeting was held by NSHAG co-chair Representative Brendan Crighton along with co-chair Laura MacNeil...

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SSU President Meservey to Retire this Summer

January 20, 2017
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The chair of Salem State University’s Board of Trustees, Paul Mattera, announced that President Patricia Maguire Meservey plans to retire from her role as the university’s president, with a transition anticipated to take place this summer. President Meservey is Salem State’s 13th president and has led the institution through a successful period of growth...

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Congressman Seth Moulton to Participate in Women’s March in Washington D.C. on Saturday

January 20, 2017
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This Saturday, January 21st, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) will participate in the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. to send a clear and strong message to President-elect Donald Trump that we will fight for equality and American values. “Donald Trump has made it clear that he plans to be a president who ignores basic American...

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Attention Democrats:Grow Up

January 20, 2017
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Donald Trump is set to be inaugurated tomorrow (Friday). Certainly, that is a day and an event that no serious person on any side of the political spectrum ever thought might be possible. However, that is the reality that we have to deal with — and it is an outcome that every American unhesitatingly...

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Inauguration Ceremony

January 13, 2017
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Inauguration Ceremony

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy congratulates Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger at his inauguration ceremony held Jan. 4 in the Lynn Veterans Auditorium at City Hall. Coppinger took his oath of office before a large assemblage of family, friends, local and state officials, and colleagues in law enforcement. Kennedy introduced Coppinger at his campaign kickoff...

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Spencer Skates at Frozen Fenway

January 13, 2017
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Spencer Skates at Frozen Fenway

Lynn native Amelia Spencer skated at Frozen Fenway with her Winthrop U-10 Girls Hockey Team. The Winthrop all girls’ team was selected to skate Tuesday representing Women’s and Girls Hockey Day. After skating with the Boston Pride players, Amelia and her teammates headed to a reception with the National Women’s Hockey League players which...

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Cara Crowley Named English Softball Coach

January 13, 2017
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By Joyce Erekson The English High softball team will be under new management this spring. Cara Crowley, who played for the Bulldogs and served as an assistant coach the last two years, is the new head coach. She takes over for Jack Bartlett, who resigned following the 2016 season. Crowley was a three-time Northeastern...

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Lynn Community Health Gets $1.5 Million TB Grant

January 13, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) announced this week a $1.5 million grant to develop a new treatment and prevention program for latent tuberculosis (TB). The grant funding will provide a three-year pilot program to create a comprehensive strategy to fight latent TB...

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Suspect in Five Assaults Arrested:Swampscott Man, Sex Offender Tied to Crimes by GPS

January 13, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. A 39-year old Swampscott man, and registered sex offender was arrested this week by Lynn and Swampscott police in connection with five reported attacks that took place near the Lynn-Swampscott line in the area of the Swampscott train station. The assaults were reported over the last six weeks in the...

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