Just for Kicks

March 31, 2014
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Just for Kicks

Nicole Ing kicks a bag during a taekwondo demonstration at the Lynn Community and Family Resource Fair on Thursday, March 27, at Lynn Vocational Technical Institute in Lynn.

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Patrolling Lynn Beach: Coast Guard Says Cutter Was on Hand ‘in case’

March 31, 2014
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Patrolling Lynn Beach: Coast Guard Says Cutter Was on Hand ‘in case’

According to a spokesperson for the United States Coast Guard office in Boston, last week’s visit of the Coast Guard cutter USS Escanaba was prompted by the storm that visited the region on Wednesday and Thursday and the anticipated high seas that accompanied the storm. Residents of Lynn Shore Drive and visitors to the...

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Gannon Golf Course Is Open for 2014 Season

March 31, 2014
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Gannon Golf Course Is Open for 2014 Season

The Gannon Golf Course is ready for the 2104 season. David Sibley, certified PGA Professional, welcomed golfers to the course for their first rounds of the new season. Saturday was the official opening day for the course and its new leadership team, Golf Facilities Management Inc., which also oversees Hillview Golf Course in North...

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Boys and Girls Club Set for Benefit Hockey Game Sunday

March 31, 2014
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Boys and Girls Club Set for Benefit Hockey Game Sunday

Stephen Hirsch remembers the glory days of Bobby Orr and the Big Bad Bruins in the early 1970s. The Bruins won Stanley Cups in 1970 and 1972 and many believe Orr is the greatest to ever play the game. Hirsch, a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Lynn, will be suiting...

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Winter’s Lingering Effects: Continued Bad Weather Has Limited the Use of Local Playing Fields so Far

March 31, 2014
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Due to the extremely late thaw from this past winter and recent rain activity, the city of Lynn has been forced to keep the majority of its playing fields closed to local youth and high school teams seeking to practice for their upcoming seasons.’ With the exception of the two artificial turf playing surfaces...

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Gannon Golf Course Ushers in a New Era

March 31, 2014
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We had the honor to be invited by the new management team at the Gannon Golf Course for their opening day ceremony and we must say we were very impressed by the new leadership team who is carrying on the fine tradition and high standards of excellence set forth by long-time golf professional Mike...

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Obituaries 04-01-2014

March 31, 2014
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Pierre Cavallion Fleuriel Master Craftsman And Cabinet Maker Pierre Cavallion Fleuriel of Lynn died after a brief illness at home on March 24. He was 75 years old. Born in Lynn, the son of the late Paul and Elizabeth A. (Hamilton) Fleuriel, he was raised and educated in Lynn, attended Lynn Schools and was...

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Lynn Hibernians 5k Recovery Run

March 25, 2014
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Lynn Hibernians 5k Recovery Run

The Connery Elementary School had a large delegation of runners in the Ancient Order of Hibernians Recovery Run road race, led by Principal Mary Dill (third from left) and Vice Principal Stacy Phelan (fifth from left).

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Lynn Veterans Agent Sweeney Activated for Deployment: Will Depart for Texas April 5, and Afghanistan after

March 25, 2014
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Lynn Veterans Agent Sweeney Activated for Deployment: Will Depart for Texas April 5, and Afghanistan after

Lynn Veterans Agent Michael Sweeney was busy toiling around City Hall Friday morning, March 21, preparing for the annual Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ceremony, which began in the lobby at 11 a.m. It was his last official act as the city’s veterans agent for the next 11 months, and by noon Sweeney had departed the...

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Incredible Kid Day

March 25, 2014
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Incredible Kid Day

Camp Fire North Shore staffer Monica Ciruelos watches as Shoemaker Elementary student Tyler Kelley do his best Power Ranger impersonation last Wednesday, March 19. Camp Fire North Shore celebrated Absolutely Incredible Kid Day and several Lynn schools last week.

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Mohegan Sun Announces New Partnership with Seven Venues, Including Lynn Auditorium

March 25, 2014
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Mohegan Sun announced this week that a new partnership with seven area performing arts venues – including the Lynn Auditorium. All venues are members of the Massachusetts Performing Arts Coalition (MPAC). The Impacted Live Entertainment Venue agreement (ILEV) offers cross marketing opportunities, key protections and other benefits for seven nonprofit and municipally owned venues...

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So, This Is Spring?

March 25, 2014
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Although the calendar told us that spring officially arrived last Thursday, Mother Nature, as usual, has decided on her own time frame for when she will allow spring to be sprung. As we are writing this editorial at the beginning of the week, the weatherman is telling us that temperatures will remain below freezing...

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

March 25, 2014
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Though the weather forecast may say otherwise, us sports fans know that Spring has officially sprung. This time of the year is arguably the greatest season for sports. Even the sports that aren’t even being played right now have non-stop action. In honor of the spirit of the season here is my Top 5...

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St. Mary’s Win State Basketball Title: Lady Spartans Beat Hoosac Valley, 74-36

March 18, 2014
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St. Mary’s Win State Basketball Title: Lady Spartans Beat Hoosac Valley, 74-36

The St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team left little doubt that it was best-in-the-state caliber this season with a 74-36 victory over Hoosac Valley in the Division 3 state championship game Saturday at the DCU Center in Worcester. Coach Jeff Newhall and his staff couldn’t have been happier or prouder with the performance...

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Lynn Fire Battles Two Fires in Pine Hill in Less than 24 Hours

March 18, 2014
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The Lynn Fire Department battled two separate fires on Pine Hill streets less than 48 hours apart last week, as an Ontario Street family was left homeless and a Woodlawn Street home suffered a basement fire. The department first responded to a report of a fire at 48 Ontario Street at approximately 11:30 p.m....

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Mayor Kennedy Wins Ruling in Suit to Recover Pay from Former Mayor: Ruling Could Force Clancy to Repay More than $400,000 to the City

March 18, 2014
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Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy won a key decision last week, in her battle to recover apparent overpayments to former Mayor Edward “Chip” Clancy while he was Mayor from 2002 to 2010. The decision was rendered last week when an Essex Superior Court Judge ruled in a summary judgment that the Mayor’s annual salary is...

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Congratulations, St. Mary’s State Champions

March 18, 2014
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Congratulations to the St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team on winning the 2014 Massachusetts state championship. In recent years we’ve come to expect such excellence from the St. Mary’s High School athletic program, especially its girls teams, notably softball, hockey, and basketball who have all earned state title banners. In fact, this was...

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Thank You, Coach Fred Hogan

March 18, 2014
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It was a stunning announcement, to say the least, when Lynn English girls basketball coach Fred Hogan, walked into the Will McDonough Press Room at the TD Garden and announced his resignation following his team’s loss to Braintree in the state semifinals. Coach Hogan truly built an outstanding girls basketball program in his nine...

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Mayor Says Revere Casino Could Help Downtown Lynn, Lynn Auditorium

March 18, 2014
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Several Lynn leaders were on hand in Revere on Friday morning to join municipal leaders from across the region in support of the Mohegan Sun casino proposal in Revere. Included in Lynn’s contingent were Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, EDIC Director James Cowdell, State Rep. Bob Fennell, State Sen. Tom McGee and members from the...

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St. Mary’s Girls Basketball Wins in a Nail-Biter, 47-45, at TD Garden

March 11, 2014
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St. Mary’s Girls Basketball Wins in a Nail-Biter, 47-45, at TD Garden

The St. Mary’s Girls Basketball team continued their triumphant march through the Division 3 state tournament on Tuesday afternoon, beating Archbishop Williams at the TD Garden. They will advance to the DCU Center in Worcester to play for the State Championship. The game starts at 10:45 a.m.

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English, St. Mary’s Are North Sectional Champions: Lynn Basketball Teams Advance to State Semifinals at TD Garden

March 10, 2014
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English, St. Mary’s Are North Sectional Champions: Lynn Basketball Teams Advance to State Semifinals at TD Garden

It’s safe to say this is the most exciting week in the city’s girls basketball history. The Lynn English High School and St. Mary’s High School girls basketball teams have made it to the sport’s biggest stage – the TD Garden and its famed parquet floor – for the state semifinals. Coach Fred Hogan’s...

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Maria Servellon Brings Art to Technology at Girls Inc.

March 10, 2014
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Maria Servellon Brings Art to Technology at Girls Inc.

Technology classes, where you sink into a swiveling computer chair and work on an Excel spreadsheet, can be tedious and ho hum. Maria Servellon, East Boston resident, wanted to bring a creative flare to typical media courses, and so began the first digital photography class at Girls Inc., Lynn. Maria encourages middle school girls...

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Assistant Lynn Tech Football Coach Charged in Stabbing: Faces Assault to Murder and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon Charges

March 10, 2014
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An assistant football coach for Lynn Tech has been charged in the stabbings of two youth from the school, both of whom were reportedly on the football team, in an incident that involves a young woman. According to court records and prosecutors in the case the assistant football coach Joel Devaney, 20, of 69...

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City Plan for Spring Ferry Service Moving Forward

March 10, 2014
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It’s full steam ahead for the city of Lynn’s plans to bring ferry service to downtown Boston for Lynn and North Shore residents. According to Lynn Economic Development and Industrial Council (EDIC) Executive Director James Cowdell, the city has put out a request for bids seeking a vendor-provided ferry service, that could begin serving...

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