Obituaries 03-07-2017

March 10, 2017
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Richard ‘Fat Richie’ Picardi Well known local businessman, member of many organizations Richard J.”Fat Richie” Picardi of Revere died on March 4. A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, Richard was a well known local businessman, proprietor of Lucy’s, Broadway Deli, Yellow Taxi and many businesses on Revere Beach during its heyday. He...

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Taso Nikolakopoulos Announces for Councilor-at-Large

March 3, 2017
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Taso Nikolakopoulos Announces for Councilor-at-Large

By Cary Shuman Taso Nikolakopoulos has been one of Lynn’s most visible and involved citizens through his work in the community, ownership of a popular business, John’s Roast Beef on Western Avenue, chairman of the Off-Street Parking Commission and his leadership roles in the Lynn Area Chamber of Chamber of Commerce. Today Nikolakopoulos begins...

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Council Asks for Alternatives for Parkland School Takings

March 3, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The lone property owner whose land sits in the middle of the proposed school project on Parkland Avenue was before the City Council’s Parks and Public Property subcommittee Tuesday night to review an alternative to a public taking of her home, while still making her land available to the city...

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Castle Focuses on New Schools in Special Election

March 3, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Though he is being urged by friends to run for citywide office, Donald Castle is focused on one campaign this month: Protect Our Reservoir – Preserve Pine Grove’s effort to win the March 14 special election on the construction of two new schools in the city. Castle and the group want...

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Addonizio-Spiriti Inducted into St Anselm Hall of Fame

March 3, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Annamaria Addonizio – Spiriti had never played softball until her first practice in the Revere High School program. Baseball was her game growing up in the city – there were not many youth softball leagues in the area like there are today – so she competed as the only girl in...

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Moulton, McGovern Concluding Trip to Cuba

March 3, 2017
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Congressmen Seth Moulton (D-MA-6) and Jim McGovern (D-MA-2) are concluding their visit to Cuba, wherethey explored new opportunities to promote U.S. economic development between Cuba and Massachusetts and continue the progress begunby President Obama to bring U.S.-Cuba relations into the 21st century. The trip focused on economic opportunities for Massachusettscompanies in the biotechnology and...

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Moulton Calls Trump’s Speech ‘Short-Sighted’

March 3, 2017
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Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) released the following statement after President Donald Trump delivered his first address to a Joint Session of Congress. “President Trump’s message to Congress does not reflect the values I put my life on the line to protect. We face real problems in America today: economic insecurity and a lack of...

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John Ward to Debut First Book At Party in Somerville on Saturday

March 3, 2017
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Take a break from the winter and dive into the simmering world of The Citadel, a dystopian tale of murder, espionage and political intrigue from East Boston debut author John Ward. Ward is an Eastie resident who was a long-time director of external affairs for Roca, Inc. – based in Chelsea. He is currently...

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Moulton to Hold Town Hall Meeting on Saturday

March 3, 2017
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On Saturday, March 4th, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) will host a public town hall meeting in Reading. Moulton hosted a town hall in Gloucester two weeks ago with more than 300 people in attendance and hundreds more who tuned in via Moulton’s Facebook which streamed the town hall live for those who could not...

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Veterinarians:Warriors in the Battle Against Disease

March 3, 2017
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By Dr. Arve Lee Willingham Don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet. Even though the World Health Organization recently declared that the Zika virus is no longer a global health emergency, other diseases are growing more threatening each day. Consider leptospirosis, a bacterial disease transmitted through infected animal urine that claimed dozens of...

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Letter to the Editor

March 3, 2017
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New options for consumers To the Editor, The sharing economy is changing the way the world does business, delivering new options for consumers and extra income for service providers like those who occasionally rent out space in their home on a short-term basis. That’s a good thing. But as these new technologies continue to...

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Obituaries 02-28-2017

March 3, 2017
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Melvin John Morrison, Jr. Retired Core Director of Westborough State Hospital Melvin John “Boston Mel’ Morrison, Jr. of Silver Springs, Florida, formerly of Lynn, passed away  February 19. He was 73 years old. Born in Boston he moved to the Florida area 13 years ago  from Lynn.  He was the retired Core Director for...

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Guest Reader

February 28, 2017
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Guest Reader

Students at the Callahan Elementary School in Lynn were treated to several guest readers this past Thursday,Feb. 16, during Read Out Loud Day. Pictured is Postman Kevin Cole reading to a group of kindergarten children.

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Singing for A Good Cause:Vocalist Dublin Donates Record Sales to MBT

February 28, 2017
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Singing for A Good Cause:Vocalist Dublin Donates Record Sales to MBT

By Cary Shuman Lynn resident Cliff Dublin arrives weekly at My Brother’s Table food shelter ready to lend a helping hand wherever he is needed. Maria Coccimiglio, MBT development and events manager, appreciates Dublin’s volunteer efforts. And she appreciates the funds that Dublin, a singer for many years, donates to MBT from his record...

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Ballot Question on Schools Likely to Create Campaigns

February 28, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. With the ballot question date now set for Lynn voters to consider a voluntary tax increase to build two new schools – to serve Pickering Middle School and West Lynn students – proponents and opponents have already begun organizing campaigns to influence voters. The Special Election will be held on...

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News Briefs

February 28, 2017
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Spring Skills Basketball Clinic 2017 This will be a high intensity clinic for boys and girls  to get you in shape and to help develop basketball skills. Drills are designed to help any player at any level with ball handing, shooting (off the dribble, off screens and off the pass), creating your own shot...

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Moulton Bringing Constituent Services Directly to Cities and Towns

February 28, 2017
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Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) announced that his district representatives  will hold office hours in all 39 cities and towns in the Sixth District this year. Office hours will provide constituents an opportunity to visit with Moulton’s team of district representatives outside of normal business hours and in their own community so that Moulton’s team...

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$97.1M Grant Awarded for Pickering and West Lynn Middle Schools

February 28, 2017
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State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), and MSBA Executive Director John K. McCarthy announced that the MSBA Board of Directors voted to approve a grant of up to $97,100,607 million for a two school solution project for a new Pickering and West Lynn Middle Schools located in...

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NSCC Seeks Alumni for Board of Trustees

February 28, 2017
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The North Shore Community College (NSCC) Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the Elected Alumni representative to the college’s Board of Trustees.  The Elected Alumni Trustee must be an NSCC graduate.  The responsibilities of Massachusetts community college trustees are described in state law under Chapter 15A and include selecting and annually evaluating the college...

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Storm Watching

February 17, 2017
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Storm Watching

Danny Bright III and his dad, Danny Bright Jr., watch waves hit on Lynn Shore Drive Monday afternoon.

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Classical Girls Hoop Takes a Trip to UCONN

February 17, 2017
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Classical Girls Hoop Takes a Trip to UCONN

The Lynn Classical girls basketball team, who is having an outstanding season and has qualified for the State Tournament, enjoyed a special field trip Saturday to Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut where the Rams players and coaches watched the No. 1-ranked UConn women’s basketball team defeat Southern Methodist University for their 99th consecutive victory....

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Optimistic:City Council Moves Closer to Two New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

February 17, 2017
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By Sam Minton On Tuesday night Lynn City Council members passed a motion that could lead to two new medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. Council members agreed to send a letter of non-opposition to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  The next step for the two prospective groups is to enter into a...

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Lynn Police Investigating Possible Homicide

February 17, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Investigators from the Lynn Police and Essex County District Attorney’s office are investigating an apparent homicide this week, after a man’s body was found in the snow on Surfside Road Monday morning, and later determined that the man had suffered a single gunshot wound to the neck and upper torso...

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Salem State’s Coach Donovan Ready for New Baseball Season

February 17, 2017
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By Jordan Hill Coach Al Donovan was named head coach of the Salem State University’s Vikings men baseball team on August 30, 2016.  Donovan has been part of the University’s baseball staff since 2015, and was selected to replace former head coach Mike Ward. Three new assistants joined the staff this season.  Angelo Salustri...

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