Body and Soul:Miss Massachusetts USA Julia Scaparotti Gets Ready for Pageant

April 29, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Julia Scaparotti is an excellent athlete and a former New England Patriots cheerleader so she understands the importance of training in advance of a competition. Scaparotti, Miss Massachusetts USA 2017, has been working out diligently at Soul Cycle, 500 Boylston St., Boston, in preparation for the Miss USA Pageant to be...

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Tech Players Remember State Championship Season

April 29, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Steve Ross was the rightfielder for Lynn Tech in the 1973 state championship game. “I had seven putouts in rightfield that day because Ricky Ford was throwing so hard and everyone was swinging late,” said Ross. Lynn Tech defeated Quabbin Regional, 1-0, on  that memorable day at Fino Field in Milton....

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St Mary’s to Convert Church Building into Science Center

April 29, 2017
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By Jay Lancaster St. Mary’s High School is about to make the leap into 21st century education in a big way. The Lynn City Council voted to allow the school to convert an old church building into a new academic building, a move designed to help the school keep pace with modern educational practices....

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Gannon Golf Tournament Schedule Begins this Weekend

April 29, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Gannon Municipal Golf Course Head Professional David Sibley is ready to welcome golfers to the first tournament of the season this weekend at the Lynn course. The kickoff tournament begins a busy schedule of a dozen events, highlighted by the oldest running tournament, the Club Championships, that crowns the top male...

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Repeal of Obamacare is Back, and Seniors Risk Being the Biggest Losers

April 29, 2017
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By Kenneth E. Thorpe As Congressional leaders and the White House restart negotiations on the American Health Care Act and look for other ways to curb federal healthcare expenditures, one program critical to America’s seniors stands to lose the most: Medicare Part D, the drug benefit program that has helped seniors live longer and...

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No Place for Hate

April 29, 2017
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This editorial is not about politics. It is not about an issue that mark us as Democrats vs. Repubilicans, liberals vs. conservatives, pro-life vs. pro-choice, higher vs. lower taxes, amnesty for immigrants vs. big, beautiful border walls, diplomacy vs. bombing No. Korea, Syria, Iran, or anyone else, pro gay, women’s, and minority rights vs....

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Mayor Kennedy Announces Candidacy for Re-Election

April 22, 2017
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Mayor Kennedy Announces Candidacy for Re-Election

By Cary Shuman Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy couldn’t have asked for a more enthusiastic kickoff to her campaign for re-election to the city’s highest office. There was a standing-room only crowd, a well-received speech interrupted often by applause, and appearances by several city officials who have contributed to the progress Kennedy has made as...

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Joe Conlon Steps Down as Lynn Jets Hockey Coach

April 22, 2017
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Joe Conlon Steps Down as Lynn Jets Hockey Coach

By Cary Shuman Classical director of athletics Bill Devin tried to get Lynn Jets hockey coach Joe Conlon to reconsider. Conlon notified Devin and other Lynn school administrators last week that he had decided to step down from his head coaching position after nine successful seasons. Conlon also sent an email to the Lynn...

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Throwing His Hat into the Race:Jaime Figueroa Announces His Candidacy for Lynn Councilor-At-Large

April 22, 2017
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Throwing His Hat into the Race:Jaime Figueroa Announces His Candidacy for Lynn Councilor-At-Large

Jaime Figueroa announced his candidacy for Lynn councilor-at-large at a campaign kickoff reception April 12 at Trios on Market Street. Figueroa is a graduate of North Shore Community where he was inducted in the Honor Society. He will receive his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Suffolk University in December. Figueroa is...

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NSCC to Pilot “Free College” North Shore Promise Award Program

April 22, 2017
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Danvers, MA – This fall North Shore Community College will become the first community college in the Northeast to offer a self-funded “free college” pilot program for 100 eligible incoming students. The “North Shore Promise Award” pilot program will seek to attract those “missing” college students who are being priced out of higher education...

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3rd Annual Project Wheels Road Race April 30

April 22, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The 3rd Annual Walk, Run, & Roll 5K will be presented by The Project Wheels Foundation on April 30, beginning in Wyoma Square. The Walk, Run and Roll 5K is a benefit fundraiser road race to help people afflicted with Friedreich’s Ataxia, a debilitating, life-shortening, degenerative neuro-muscular disorder, which affects about...

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Police Still Searching for Easter Sunday Shooter

April 22, 2017
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. According to Lynn Police and the Essex County District Attorney’s office, the search is still on for a male shooter who fired up to six shots at two men at approximately 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday, outside of 25 Exchange Street, also known as the LynnArts in Lynn’s Central Square....

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A Truly Perilous Time

April 22, 2017
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When President Obama left office, he made it clear to incoming President Trump that the most important foreign policy challenge that the new administration would face would be figuring out how to prevent North Korea from developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could be equipped with a thermonuclear warhead that could reach the...

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Lynn English Bulldogs Defeat Winthrop 9-6

April 22, 2017
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Maybe Yogi Berra was thinking of the Lynn English Bulldawgs when he said “It ain’t over till it’s over.” The Bulldogs seemed on their way to defeat at Winthrop on a gusty Patriots Day morning at Veterans Field, trailing  5-3 after six inning with Winthrop lefthander Jaiden Brown in control on the mound. And then, the seventh inning....

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Easter Basket Drive

April 14, 2017
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Easter Basket Drive

Sacred Heart School Student Council members with Principal Mary DeAngelo and Leslie Duhamel, Student Council Advisor.

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Pete Dow Assumes Ownership of Tony Lena’s Sandwich Shop

April 14, 2017
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Pete Dow Assumes Ownership of Tony Lena’s Sandwich Shop

By Cary Shuman Pete Dow is the new owner of Tony Lena’s sub shop on Boston Street. Dow, 42, acquired the popular food establishment on Feb. 1, buying the business from former Classical football great Joe Ford. “My son, Peter, who used to play football at Classical when Joe was a coach, ran into...

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Ford Installs Baseball-Themed Picnic Area at His Little River Inn Restaurant

April 14, 2017
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Ford Installs Baseball-Themed Picnic Area at His Little River Inn Restaurant

By Cary Shuman Rick Ford is bringing a touch of Fenway Park to the Little River Inn on Boston Street. Ford, former Lynn city councilor and owner of the well-known breakfast spot, has created an outdoor eating area adjacent to the restaurant. “We’re calling it Fenway Park Lynn,” said Ford at a press conference...

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Double-Poles Draw Ire of City Council

April 14, 2017
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By Jay Lancaster Double-poles were front and center at the City Council meeting Tuesday night, as councilors took on the issue of how to cut down their numbers around the city. Representatives for Comcast and Verizon each received verbal lashings from the City Council, as members complained about delays on the part of the...

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Mayor Kennedy to Make Election Announcement

April 14, 2017
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Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy was set to make a major announcement about her plans to run for re-election at “A Cocktail Hour with Mayor Kennedy” event Wednesday night at the Porthole Restaurant in Lynn. Kennedy is in her second term as mayor of Lynn. The Lynn Journal will have complete coverage of the mayor’s...

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NSCC Presents George Orwell’s Animal Farm

April 14, 2017
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North Shore Community College (NSCC) and The Performing Arts Council present George Orwell’s Animal Farm, adapted by Ian Wooldridge and directed by Matthew Woods. The neglected animals of Manor Farm overthrow their keepers, and vow to create a utopian society where one belief reigns supreme: all animals are equal. Through hard work and determination,...

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Sacred Heart School Easter Basket Drive

April 14, 2017
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In the lunchroom cafeteria of the Sacred Heart School is a table stacked with Easter baskets wrapped in pink cellophane and pastel ribbons. As a school-wide Lenten project, students from each classroom collected goodies to donate to the Lynn Shelter Association’s Green Street Shelter. “It was rewarding to see all of the families come...

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Conlon Family to Award Scholarship

April 14, 2017
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In 1996 to honor the memory of Michael J. Conlon, Lynn English Class of 1992 and Babson College, Class of 1996, a Memorial Scholarship was established. Sadly, Michael’s sister died on Feb. 10, 2011 from Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Michelle also graduated from Lynn English, Class of 1990 and Babson College, Class of 1994. We, her...

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Breaking Communication Barriers in the Lynn Community

April 14, 2017
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A new one-hour radio program in Lynn called “Orientacion Juridica A La Comunidad” has been sharing news and information with its Lynn-area listening audience since the beginning of the new year. The bilingual program host and Lynn resident, Eulogio Portes, invites informative guests to join him each week.  The weekly Saturday morning radio program...

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Spring Has Sprung….

April 14, 2017
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Although our winter season was a mild one, both in terms of cold and snow, giving us hopes for an early arrival of spring, our optimism proved illusory thanks to a near record-setting chilly and wet month of March that extended into the first week of April. The awful March weather curtailed outdoor activities,...

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