MBTA to hold Hearing at Breed School

January 22, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. According to the MBTA website, T officials will visit Lynn on Monday, January 25 at 6 p.m. for a public hearing at the Breed Middle School, located at 90 O’Callaghan Way, to hear from commuters about the potential impact of proposed fare and schedule changes that are currently being proposed...

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Ryan Beliveau Joins Salem State Baseball Coaching Staff

January 22, 2016
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By Joyce Erekson Ryan Beliveau is heading back to school. The 2015 Salem State University graduate played on the school’s baseball team for four years, but when he heads back to SSU next month, it will be as an assistant coach under head coach, Mike Ward. Having just wrapped up his college playing career,...

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Ring Promoted to Lieuteant in Lynn Fire Department

January 22, 2016
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Dennis Ring took his oath of office as a lieutenant in the Lynn Fire Department during a ceremony Jan. 12 in Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy’s Office at City Hall. Assistant City Clerk Janet Rowe administered the oath to the 34-year-old Ring, who was joined by members of the LFD, along with proud family...

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The Weather

January 22, 2016
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Maybe we are getting old or maybe we were just spoiled. But the last few days have brought us back to reality that winter has come with a vengenance. Walking on the streets with the wind and patches of ice has just been brutal. One might think that it is hard to believe that...

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Lynn Native Annese Authors Book on Achieving ‘Victory’

January 20, 2016
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Lynn Native Annese Authors Book on Achieving ‘Victory’

By Cary Shuman Lynn native Michael Annese appeared at the Barnes and Noble store in Saugus to promote his personal development book, “The Victory Cycle: 7 Progressive Steps to Fore a Lifetime of Everlasting Personal Growth and Change.” Annese, a 47-year-old Florida-based fire department battalion chief and personal development expert, said he has been...

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New Restaurant Approved for Lewis Street

January 20, 2016
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New Restaurant Approved for Lewis Street

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Bringing a piece of Boston to Lynn and the North Shore, the Lynn City Council Tuesday night approved a permit for The Neighborhood Restaurant Group (TNRG), which owns and operates several high-end, urban eateries in Boston and Newton, to open at 45 Lewis Street. Attorney Samuel Vitali, representing TNRG noted...

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Chalmers Fountain to Receive LACC Lynn City Pride Award

January 20, 2016
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Chalmers Fountain to Receive LACC Lynn City Pride Award

By Cary Shuman Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy said it all when she learned that her aide, Mary Chalmers Fountain, had been selected to receive the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce’s Lynn City Pride Award. “I love Mary and the work she does for this city and this office and I cannot think of a...

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State Approves Project Manager for Proposed Pickering Middle School

January 20, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The proposed new Pickering Middle School in Lynn took another step toward reality Monday, when state officials approved of LeftHand LLC, as the city’s project manager for the new school building project. LeftHand LLC employee Lynn Stapleton, is currently working on behalf of the city as project manager of the...

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Lynn Coalition for 2016 Mlk, Jr.Service Day Mobilizes Area Residents to Serve on King Holiday

January 20, 2016
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Hundreds of Lynn and North Shore residents will step up to serve as volunteers on the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Volunteers will make valentines, package 1000 toiletry kits for homeless persons, serve meals to homeless persons, visit nursing homes, collect food items, clean and organize service agencies, distribute children’s MLK, Jr. books,...

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Honoring Dr.Martin Luther King Jr

January 20, 2016
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The nation will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday on the annual holiday that pays tribute to this great civil rights leader and humanitarian. Dr. King would have been 87 years old Friday and we can only imagine how proud he would be of the America we live in today. Many Americans remember...

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Sports 01-12-2016

January 20, 2016
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Classical girls basketball on track for tournament By Joyce Erekson The Classical High girls basketball team has reached the midway point of the season and (knock on wood) the Rams are looking pretty good heading into the second half. Coach Tom Sawyer expected the team to be competitive this season after not qualifying for...

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Lynn Holds Inaugural Ceremonies for City Council, School Committee

January 7, 2016
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Lynn Holds Inaugural Ceremonies for City Council, School Committee

The City of Lynn held its Inaugural Exercises Jan. 4 at the Lynn City Hall and Memorial Auditorium. The Honorable Justice James Lamothe of Lynn District City administered the oaths of office to the newly elected members of the Lynn City Council and Lynn School Committee. Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, who is beginning the...

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Business is Beaming:Yellow Jackets is Drawing Aspiring Gymnasts from Lynn

January 7, 2016
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Business is Beaming:Yellow Jackets is Drawing Aspiring Gymnasts from Lynn

By Cary Shuman Yellow Jackets Gymnastics is emerging as the hub of the universe for aspiring gymnasts across the North Shore. Carrie Clarke, business manager at the well-known facilities owned by former U.S. Olympian Peter Kormann, said more than 1,400 girls and boys participate in gymnastics at Yellow Jackets each week. Several high school...

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Making Her Mark:Bowler Rebekah Vestal Carries on Family Legacy

January 7, 2016
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Making Her Mark:Bowler Rebekah Vestal Carries on Family Legacy

By Cary Shuman The name Vestal jumps off the bowling sheet like the name Yastrzemski would in a batting order. Yes, 29-year-old Lynn resident Rebekah Vestal is the daughter of Candlepin Bowling Hall of Fame inductee Nance Vestal, one of the game’s all-time greats. Rebekah Vestal is competing in the Lynn City Bowling League...

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Gaslight Brings Flavor and Fun to the North Shore

January 7, 2016
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As everyone prepares to celebrate the New Year with memories of the past and hopes for the future, North Shore residents will also celebrate the long-awaited arrival of the sister restaurant to a Boston neighborhood favorite, Gaslight Lynnfield.  The Aquitaine Group, the award winning restaurant group with eight locations in and around the Boston...

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Boston Officials Raise Age to buy Tobacco Products

January 7, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently announced that the Boston Board of Health voted to approve amendments to the City of Boston’s tobacco regulations which raise the minimum legal age for purchasing tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21, increase the age for admission to adult-only retail tobacco stores and smoking bars to 21,...

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The Most Important Tool

January 7, 2016
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By State Representative Brendan Crighton Early on in my first term on the City Council, an experienced City Hall employee and friend gave me a copy of Lynn’s zoning ordinance and told me that it would be the most important tool I would have as a municipal official. While at the time I didn’t...

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Lynn Christmas Eve Parade

December 31, 2015
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Lynn Christmas Eve Parade

Little Travis Cormier is held by his grandma as he watches wide-eyed as the Lynn Santa parade goes by.

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Quiles Wins Athletic Award

December 31, 2015
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Quiles Wins Athletic Award

Lynn resident and Brimmer and May student Jacob Quiles ’16, son of Anna Yee-Quiles and Ernesto Quiles, won Most Valuable Player for Varsity Boys’ Soccer at the School’s Fall Sports Award Ceremony: Brimmer and May is a Pre-K-12, coeducational, independent day school which serves a student body from over fifty-one communities in Greater Boston and twelve...

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City of Lynn Inauguration Set for Monday Night at Lynn Auditorium

December 31, 2015
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The Honorable Lynn District Court Justice James Lamothe will administer the oaths of office to members of the City Council and School Committee at the city’s inauguration ceremonies Monday at 7 p.m. at the Lynn Veterans Auditorium inside City Hall. Councilor-at-Large Dan Cahill will be the program’s master of ceremonies. Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy...

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St.Mary’s Eighth Grader Matt Cross Named Boverini Tourney MVP

December 31, 2015
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St.Mary’s Eighth Grader Matt Cross Named Boverini Tourney MVP

Anthony Silfa of Lynn English may be the city’s most prolific scorer but the breakout performer in the 12th Annual Walter Boverini Basketball Tournament was St. Mary’s eighth grader Matt Cross. Cross, a 6-foot-6-inch forward/center, was named the Tournament MVP as St. Mary’s defeated Lynn English, 71-50, to win the school’s first Boverini title....

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Enjoy the New Year Safely

December 31, 2015
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“If this is the last, let’s make it a blast!” all too often is the thought of party-goers on New Year’s Eve as we usher out the old year and ring in the new. But New Year’s Eve is a day just like any other — by which we mean that too much “partying”...

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A New Year’s Resolution: Let Go of Our Anxiety

December 31, 2015
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The intersection of the coming of a New Year and the passing of the previous one offers all of us the opportunity to pause and reflect upon both what has transpired and what awaits us. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at...

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St Mary’s State Baseball Champions Honored

December 24, 2015
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St Mary’s State Baseball Champions Honored

The St. Mary’s High School baseball team was honored with state championship rings at halftime of the Hopedale-St. Mary’s boys basketball game Monday. In the front row, from left, are Eric Pedro, Dan Hennessey, Jack Ward, Antonio Felix, and Cody Murtagh. Standing, from left, are athletic trainer Nichole Gagnon, coach Tom Donahue, coach Brian...

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