Hometown Pitcher Gauthier to Start Navigators’ Home Opener

June 6, 2014
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Hometown Pitcher Gauthier to Start Navigators’ Home Opener

Hailing from as far as California and Missouri, college players traveled great distances to make it to the North Shore Navigators’ first practice on June 1. But for University of Hartford sophomore Kyle Gauthier, the trek to Frasier Field doesn’t stretch outside the city he was born and raised in. Returning for his second...

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Former City Comptroller pace Awarded $962,000 from Jury: City Weighing Appeal, as pace Plans to Ask for Triple Damages

June 6, 2014
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Former Lynn Comptroller and one time interim Chief Financial Officer John Pace got the verdict he was looking for last week in his lawsuit against the city of Lynn, after a Superior Court jury found that his 2011 firing but former Lynn CFO Richard Fortucci was for “A spiteful, malignant purpose unrelated to the...

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Congratulations to Our Graduates

June 4, 2014
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Graduation season is upon us, the time of year in which communities all across America celebrate the accomplishments of our young adults who will be receiving their high school diplomas. Graduation is a bittersweet time, marking both an ending and a beginning. For the grads, they will realize that the past four years, which they began as adolescents, are now culminating as they reach...

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St. Mary’s Celebrates State Championship Season

June 4, 2014
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The 2013-14 St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team celebrated its Division 3 state championship season at an awards banquet May 28 at the Gannon Golf Course. Head coach Jeff Newhall presented awards to the players in recognition of their individual achievements and the team’s state title. St. Mary’s won the KSA Classic at...

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Obituaries 06-05-2014

June 4, 2014
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Max Garcia-Aguilar Retired Mechanic Max Garcia-Aguilar of Lynn died at home on June 1 after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. He was 83 years old. Born in Guatemala, the son of the late Leoncio and Maria Filomena (Solis) Garcia and the husband of the late Ana M. “Molina” Garcia, he was...

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Setting His Sights on the City: Richard Tisei Reaches out to Lynn Voters for the 6th District Congressional Election

May 28, 2014
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Setting His Sights on the City: Richard Tisei Reaches out to Lynn Voters for the 6th District Congressional Election

Richard Tisei was closing in on an upset on election night in the 2012 Congressional race in the Sixth District. But the Lynn vote would prove to be very crucial as Congressman John Tierney bested Tisei by a wide margin in the city, carrying the 16-year incumbent to a hard-fought victory over the former...

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Lynn Residents Observe Memorial Day

May 28, 2014
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Lynn Residents Observe Memorial Day

The City of Lynn Girls Scouts are pictured before the Memorial Day Parade that took place Monday. The Scouts, who are under the overall leadership of service unit manager Eileen Browne, joined in the city’s tribute to those men and women who died in service to the country.

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College Presidents Featured Guests in “Women in Education”

May 28, 2014
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The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce Women in Networking Committee presents “Women in Education” featuring three female powerhouses in the regional education industry. The networking and inspirational event will be held on Tuesday, June 10th at Marian Court College from 6:00pm – 8:00pm and will highlight the professional journeys of college presidents Patricia A...

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Thank You, Greater Lynn Babe Ruth Softball

May 28, 2014
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The John G. Holland Memorial Softball Tournament was a tremendous success and the sports community owes a debt of gratitude to the Greater Lynn Babe Ruth Softball organization for keeping this tournament going in such a positive manner. As St. Mary’s director of athletics Jeff Newhall, whose school won the tournament for the fifth...

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Congratulations, Lynn Youth Soccer

May 28, 2014
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And while on the subject of outstanding Lynn sports traditions, our congratulations go out to Lynn Youth Soccer for running one of the best youth soccer tournaments in the state each year. The crowds at Hood Park were substantial and supportive throughout the Memorial Day weekend, affirming that Lynn Youth Soccer runs a professional...

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St. Mary’s Wins Holland Tournament

May 28, 2014
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Chris Warren has built one of the finest softball programs in Massachusetts. This year’s surging Lynn Classical contingent arrived at the John Holland Memorial Tournament final with a six-game winning streak and shortstop Francesca Galeazzi winding down her storied three-sport athletic career. But Colleen Newbury and her St. Mary’s Spartans always seem to have...

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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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