Judge Amy Nechtem Appointed Chief Justice of Mass. Juvenile Court

May 15, 2014
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Judge Amy Nechtem Appointed Chief Justice of Mass. Juvenile Court

Judge Amy L. Nechtem, who serves in the Essex County Juvenile Court in Lynn, has been appointed to a five-year term as Chief Justice of the Mass. Juvenile Court. Nechtem will succeed Chief Justice Michael F. Edgerton, whose term ends on July 30 when he reaches mandatory retirement. “I am pleased to announce the...

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Tierney Delivers News on FEMA Flood Maps and Insurance Rate Changes: Council Votes to Have Legal Department Appeal New Flood Plain Maps

May 15, 2014
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Tierney Delivers News on FEMA  Flood Maps and Insurance Rate Changes: Council Votes to Have Legal Department Appeal New Flood Plain Maps

US Congressman John Tierney was a guest at the Lynn City Council Tuesday night and he brought with him an update on the controversial FEMA flood plain maps and the Biggert-Waters Act, which will raise flood insurance premiums for homeowners living in the flood plain over the next several years. Tierney, who was asked...

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East Lynn Pop Warner to Host Carnival Fundraiser in July: Four-day Event Set for Keaney Park

May 15, 2014
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The Lynn City Council unanimously approved a petition to allow the East Lynn Pop Warner to host a Carnival at Keaney Park July 24-27, as a fund raiser to support the youth football program. However, the vote was not without controversy as one resident, Tony Hill of Memorial Park Drive, rose in opposition to...

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Congratulations, Judge Amy Nechtem

May 15, 2014
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We join the Lynn community and the distinguished members of the legal profession in congratulating Judge Amy Nechtem of the Essex County Juvenile Court in Lynn on her appointment as the Chief Justice of the Juvenile Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We concur wholeheartedly with Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey who...

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Shave-A-Thon

May 8, 2014
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Shave-A-Thon

Sacred Heart principal Joanne Eagan (left) watches as seventh grader Mathias Haley cuts off the hair of Sacred Heart’s librarian/Spanish teacher Jim Lavecchio during Sacred Heart School’s Read-a-Thon festivities on April 30.

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Michelle Picks Cornell: English Senior Fonseca Will Study Hotel Administration

May 8, 2014
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Michelle Picks Cornell: English Senior Fonseca Will Study Hotel Administration

Michelle Fonseca, a senior at Lynn English High School, realized that she very much liked the hospitality industry while working at a part-time job at a nursing home. Fonseca took from that positive experience and applied to the foremost institution in that field, the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. In March Fonseca received...

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A Tribute to John Hoffman Set for June 19

May 8, 2014
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A Tribute to John Hoffman Set for June 19

John Hoffman has spent the last 30 years describing the exploits of others, so a group of his friends decided it was time to turn the tables — and the microphone — on him. The result is ‘A Tribute to John Hoffman,’ which will be held on June 19 at 5:30 p.m. at Nahant...

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Lynn to Boston Ferry Gets Underway Beginning May 19: Three Departures and Three Return Trips Daily for Commuters

May 8, 2014
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After three, separate construction phases, $7.65 million in state, federal and local funding and several years of construction and planning, the Lynn to Boston commuter ferry will finally get underway beginning on Monday, May 19, with three total departures to Boston and three return trips to Lynn. The inaugural service will run weekdays through...

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Wounded Vet Run

May 8, 2014
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Congratulations to State Rep. Carlo Basile, Andrew Biggio and all the Wounded Vet Run organizers for another job well done. As in years past the Wounded Vet Run Sunday, April 27 that brought 3,000 motorcycles through the area to raise money to for Cpl. Andy Kingsley, Cpl. Kevin Dubois and MSGT. Joseph Deslauriers was...

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Obituaries 05-06-2014

May 8, 2014
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Roger LaBrie Animal lover, Red Sox fan, avid card and pool player and friend to all Roger LaBrie, of Lynn died after a long illness at the Life Care Center of the North Shore on May 2. He was 61 years old. Born and raised in Lynn, the son of Margaret R. (Savory) and...

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St. Mary’s to Honor 14 Individuals, Three Teams with Varsity Club Induction

May 7, 2014
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The inaugural St. Mary’s Varsity Club induction ceremony will take place on May 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Tony Conigliaro Gym. The Varsity Club recognizes athletes, coaches, administrators and others who have made significant and exemplary contributions to St. Mary’s athletics. The inaugural class of inductees includes: Tony Conigliaro ’62 (posthumously), baseball; Nick...

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Annual Science Fair

April 29, 2014
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Annual Science Fair

The Sacred Heart School Middle School held its annual Science Fair. Rebecca Smalley is pictured with her first place project, Guitar Fundamentals.

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John and Jean Hoffman Celebrate Their 50th Wedding Anniversary

April 29, 2014
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John and Jean Hoffman Celebrate Their 50th Wedding Anniversary

John Hoffman and Jean (Finnell) Hoffman met 53 years ago at an insurance company in Boston where both were working. Three years later in 1964 they were married. Prior to their wedding, John Hoffman served two years in the U.S. Army, including a stint in New Dehli, India. “I got out in January and...

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John Ford Won’t Run for State Rep

April 29, 2014
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John Ford Won’t Run for State Rep

School Committee member John Ford announced Monday that he will not be a candidate for the vacant state representative seat in the Eleventh District that includes Lynn and Nahant. Ford, 68, was considered a formidable candidate for the position that was previously held by Steve Walsh. Ford has served as an aide to Walsh...

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Wynn Resorts Announces Agreement with Lynn

April 29, 2014
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Wynn Resorts announces that it has signed surrounding community agreements with Cambridge and Medford and neighboring community agreements with Lynn and Melrose for its proposed five-star resort in Everett. The communities join Malden, which entered into a surrounding community agreement with Wynn in 2013. “A Wynn resort will have a positive impact on people...

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Lynn Schools Should Welcome Back Saugus High to the NEC

April 29, 2014
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Lynn high school principals Gene Constantino (Classical) and Thomas Strangie (English) and directors of athletics Bill Devin (Classical) and Gary Molea (English) have a very important decision upcoming about the request by Saugus High to return as a member of the Northeastern Conference. As Lynn sports fans know, Saugus decided to leave the NEC...

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General Electric Employees Help out at Kiley Park

April 21, 2014
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General Electric Employees Help out at Kiley Park

General Electric of Lynn employees joined with DPW Associate Commissioner Lisa Nerich in a cleanup and landscaping effort at Lynn Shore Little League’s Kiley Park. Pictured in the photos are some of the many GE personnel who participated in the volunteer effort.

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Koudanis Announces for State Representative

April 21, 2014
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Koudanis Announces for State Representative

Atkaterini Panagiotakis Koudanis has scheduled a campaign fundraiser at the Brick Yard Bar and Grill for tomorrow night (Wednesday, April 23) at which time she will announce her candidacy for state representative in the Eleventh Essex District including West Lynn and Nahant. “I’m expecting a good crowd of people with diverse backgrounds,” said Koudanis....

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Egg Hunt

April 21, 2014
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Egg Hunt

Many local children turned out for the Camp Fire North Shore’s Annual Egg Hunt. Some even had their faces painted for the occasion.

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Lynn’s Meghan Phelan in World Championships of Irish Dance

April 21, 2014
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Lynn’s Meghan Phelan in World Championships of Irish Dance

Meghan Phelan, 17, of Lynn is in London, England this week to compete in the World Championships of Irish Dancing. After a year of successfully competing at the New England Regional’s and U.S. National Championships, Phelan became one of the few dancers from the United States to qualify and be eligible to compete against...

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Transportation Bond Bill Has Lots for Lynn

April 21, 2014
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When Governor Deval Patrick signed the $12.8 billion Transportation Bond bill, he authorized a slate of projects that included $3.57 million in improvement for Lynn and another $4 million for a design and feasibility that will look at the potential for connecting Lynn to Route 1 more directly. In all five Lynn projects were...

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Congratulations, Tori Faieta for U.S.A. Hoop Team Selection

April 21, 2014
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We remember Tori Faieta so well for her tremendous contributions as the outstanding 6-foot-2-inch center on the 2011 state champion St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team. Tori was a 1,000-point scorer and All-Scholastic in head coach Jeff Newhall’s successful program and culminated her superb career with a state title. Tori has continued to...

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Obituaries 04-22-2014

April 21, 2014
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Helen Truszkowski Of California, formerly of Lynn Helen A. (Zalenski) Truszkowski, formerly of Lynn, died in Brentwood, California after a long battle with dementia on April 15. She was 95 years old. The beloved wife of the late Stanley J. Truszkowski, she was born in Lynn on September 29, 1918, the daughter of the...

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Dress for SOX-cess

April 14, 2014
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Dress for SOX-cess

Members of the Connery School staff and students took part in The Jimmy Fund’s annual initiative. Rally Against Cancer, Dress For SOX-cess is sponsored by The Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber Cancer Institute every year in hopes to raise awareness and funds in a fun way. This year, the staff and students of The...

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