Golden Role:Former Special Olympian Rob Neal Excels in Coaching Ranks

June 17, 2017
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Golden Role:Former Special Olympian Rob Neal Excels in Coaching Ranks

By Cary Shuman Rob Neal excelled as a coach and trainer of the Bridgewell Special Olympics track and field team this past weekend, helping its athletes win gold medals at the annual competition at Harvard University. Rob is a former Special Olympics medalist himself but he “wanted to give back to the program” that...

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Joseph Set for Annual Douglass Speech Reading at High Rock Park on July 3

June 17, 2017
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Joseph Set for Annual Douglass Speech Reading at High Rock Park on July 3

By Cary Shuman Wendy Joseph came to the North Shore from Bellingham (Mass.) when she enrolled as a student at Salem State University. Joseph and her husband returned to the area when they purchased a home in the Highlands neighborhood in Lynn. “As soon as I went to Salem State, I fell in love...

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Moving Forward:Lynn City Council Votes in Favor of Tax Increment Financing for $80 Million Lynnway Project

June 17, 2017
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By John Lynds On Tuesday night, the Lynn City Council voted 10-1 in favor of granting Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for the $80 million waterfront development project on the Lynnway. Louis Minicucci Jr. and Arthur Pappathanasi who manage Lynn Development LLC plan to develop 340 market rate residential units as well as a boardwalk...

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Technology is Killing Us

June 17, 2017
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It often is said that technology is a two-edged sword. While it certainly is true that advances in technology bring many benefits, those benefits often find themselves subject to the law of unintended consequences. The dramatic rise in cell phone use represents a clear example of how technology can have an adverse impact on...

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Breaking Ground

June 9, 2017
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Breaking Ground

St. Mary’s High School held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new, $9 million STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) building. The three-story building will be situated between the William F. Connell Academic Center and Tony Conigliaro Gymnasium. Participating in the groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning are, from left, Paul Price, board of trustees, Bruce Gordon,...

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PUNT,PASS and KIPP:KIPP Academy Launches Football Team; Joins Commonwealth Athletic Conference

June 9, 2017
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PUNT,PASS and KIPP:KIPP Academy Launches Football Team; Joins Commonwealth Athletic Conference

By Cary Shuman The city of Lynn now has five high school football programs. KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate High School, a charter school located on High Rock Street, will field a varsity football team for the first time this fall and compete in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference (CAC) Small Division. KIPP joins Lynn Classical,...

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McGee Receives Signatures to be on Ballot for Mayor

June 9, 2017
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As of May 22nd, Tom McGee (D-Lynn) has submitted 614 certified signatures, which qualifies him for a spot on the ballot for mayor this fall. “I am happy to officially be on the ballot for mayor and look forward to campaigning over the next few months across the city. Since announcing my candidacy for...

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City Offering Affordable Home Composter

June 9, 2017
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The City of Lynn is offering a home composter called the Earth Machine for $25, thanks to funding from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). “We are offering these composters to Lynn residents because it will decrease solid waste in the city, and more people composting and gardening makes for a better city...

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McGee Endorsed by Lynn Firefighters and PFFM

June 9, 2017
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Tom McGee recently received unanimous endorsements from the officers and members of Lynn Local 739 and from the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts for Mayor of Lynn. The endorsements were voted on and officially announced at the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts state meeting last month at St. Michael’s Hall in Lynn. A letter signed...

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FUN-Damental Basketball Camp Open to Boys and Girls in the Local Area

June 9, 2017
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The annual FUN-damental Basketball Camp, open to boys and girls in the local area, will be held July 24-July 28, 2017 at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center, located at 59 Summer Street in Everett. The camp will be held between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for boys and girls entering grades...

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State Police Confirm Presence of Highly-Lethal Opioid in Massachusetts

June 9, 2017
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The Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory analyzes substances seized by Massachusetts State Police or other police agences that are suspected to be illegal narcotics. The samples submitted for testing generally are those found on arrested suspects, purchased by undercover officers, seized during search warrants, or recovered from crime scenes. In recent weeks, the MSP...

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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

June 9, 2017
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The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...

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St Mary’s Softball Team Claims Title

June 3, 2017
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St Mary’s Softball Team Claims Title

By Joyce Erekson The 21st annual John G. Holland Memorial Softball Tournament is in the books and once again. St. Mary’s has laid claim to the title. Senior Casey Fraher dropped a two-run double down the right field line in the top of the sixth inning to break a scoreless tie. She then scored...

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Lynn City Council Votes to Override Mayor’s Meals Tax Veto

June 3, 2017
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By John Lynds On Tuesday night the Lynn City Councilor voted to override Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy’s veto of the council’s proposal to increase the state’s meal tax by .0075 percent  as a way of bridging the city’s budget deficit. Ward One Councilor Wayne A. Lozzi was the only no vote during the meeting....

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Salem State University Trustees Recommend John D. Keenan as the Institution’s 14th President

June 3, 2017
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Salem State University’s Board of Trustees has voted to recommend John D. Keenan to the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (BHE) as the university’s 14th president. The vote concludes a five-month search that drew 106 applicants from 37 states and the District of Columbia, as well as three international candidates. The recommendation is subject...

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Save Harbor/Save Bay Issues Report on Water Quality at Local Beaches in ’16

June 3, 2017
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The environmental advocacy organization Save the Harbor/Save the Bay released their annual Beach Water Quality Report Card on the Metropolitan Region’s public beaches on Friday, May 26, 2017 – just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The report card is based on water quality data collected during the 2016 beach season on 15 public...

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Arthur Epstein Pledges $5 Million to NSMC

June 3, 2017
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North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) today announced that longtime Marblehead resident Arthur J. Epstein has committed a gift of $5 million to NSMC in support of the Medical Center’s plan to build a new behavioral health center at its Salem campus. The gift is the single largest donation in the 144-year history of the...

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Letter to the Editor

June 3, 2017
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THE LYNN HUNGER NETWORK To the Editor:             This May the Annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive made a big difference in the lives of thousands of people in Lynn and surrounding communities. The member organizations of the Lynn Hunger Network are grateful to the Letter Carriers Union Branch #7...

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The Boston Harbor Clean-Up:An Environmental — and Economic — Success Story

June 3, 2017
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A recent report issued by the public interest group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay informs us that the beaches surrounding the Metropolitan Boston area were open for bathing 96 percent of the time during the summer of 2016 and that, barring unforeseen circumstances, the outlook should be the same for 2017. This is quite...

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Sports 05-30-2017

June 3, 2017
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Nowicki is masterful in 16-strikeout performance St. Mary’s High School senior pitcher Mia Nowicki was every bit as good as advertised in the John Holland Memorial Softball Tournament – and then some. Nowicki struck out 16 batters and allowed only one hit as the Spartans defeated Swampscott, 3-0, in the championship game of the...

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Division I State Champions

May 26, 2017
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Division I State Champions

Congratulations to the St. Mary’s Boys Hockey Team on their Division I State Championship. Proud to honor your success at the State House today with Speaker DeLeo and members of the North Shore Delegation.

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Prom Royalty

May 26, 2017
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Prom Royalty

King and Queen of the St. Mary’s prom are Anthony Delvecchio and Sarah Ryan. The prom was held Thursday, May 18 at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge.

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McGee Announces Candidacy for Mayor at Kickoff Reception

May 26, 2017
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McGee Announces Candidacy for Mayor at Kickoff Reception

By Cary Shuman State Senator Tom McGee announced his candidacy for mayor of Lynn before a large and enthusiastic crowd of supporters during a campaign kickoff reception Friday night at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Thomas McGee, the candidate’s son, introduced the current city and state officials and candidates for office in attendance, including...

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Lynn Softball Teams Set for Holland Tournament

May 26, 2017
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By Joyce Erekson Never underestimate the value of bragging rights. That’s what is at stake this weekend when the Classical, English and St. Mary’s softball teams battle it out, along with neighboring Swampscott, in the John G. Holland Memorial Softball Tournament. The three Lynn schools will be playing for city bragging rights while the...

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