City on Fast Track for Pickering School Study:Project Design and Feasibility Proposals Due Feb. 24

February 18, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. City officials this week confirmed an accelerated timeline for initial design and feasibility of a proposed new Pickering Middle School, with a goal of submitting a feasibility study to the Massachusetts School Building Authority by September, just as the new Thurgood Marshall Middle School opens its doors to students. Inspectional...

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‘Pigskin Peanuts’ Exhibit to be Displayed at the Hall at Patriot Place Presented by Raytheon

February 18, 2016
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The traveling exhibit featuring Charles Schulz’s famous comic strip to be displayed at The Hall at Place presented by Raytheon through April 30. The famous work of Charles Schulz has arrived at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon with the opening of the Pigskin Peanuts traveling exhibit. The exhibit, organized and toured...

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Sports 02-16-2016

February 18, 2016
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The Patriot Way Licata brings Revere flourish to St. Mary’s By Cary Shuman Paige Licata, a 2010 graduate of Revere High School where she was a three-sport captain, is the new head coach of the St. Mary’s High School softball team. At 23, Licata becomes one of the youngest varsity head coaches in the...

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Hitting the Slopes

February 12, 2016
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Hitting the Slopes

Tori Marler, 10, learning to snowboard during last Friday’s (Feb. 5) Lynn Parks and Recreation Ski Program at Ski Bradford. This is Marler’s second year at the sport. Before her 6:30 p.m. lesson, she spent time here with other kids from Lynn practicing on the bunny hill.

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Burt,BC Win the Beanpot:Sophomore Star Receives Top Goaltending Award

February 12, 2016
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Burt,BC Win the Beanpot:Sophomore Star Receives Top Goaltending Award

By Cary Shuman They are the best women’s college hockey team in America. They have the best player, the best coach and the best goaltender. Tuesday night the Boston College women’s team backed up its No. 1 ranking with an impressive 7-0 victory over No. 6 Northeastern in the Women’s Beanpot final at Walter...

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Zapata Announces Candidacy for State Representative Seat

February 12, 2016
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Zapata Announces Candidacy for State Representative Seat

By Cary Shuman Alexander Zapata has announced his candidacy for the state representative seat in the 10th Essex District that was previously held by Robert Fennell. Zapata has been a resident of Lynn for three years. He owned a cellular telephone store, The Electronics Experts, in the city from 2009 to 2012. Zapata, 26,...

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St.Mary’s Hockey Coach Mark Lee Rings up Impressive 400th Career Win

February 12, 2016
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By Joyce Erekson St. Mary’s boys hockey coach Mark Lee hit an impressive milestone last week when he picked up his 400th career coaching win. The Spartans delivered the milestone victory by edging Bishop Fenwick, 4-3, at Connery Rink. Lee, who is in his 30th year as head coach of the team, credited his...

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Zoning Changes for Proposed Waterfront Development

February 12, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Lynn Council Rules and Ordinance Committee voted Tuesday night to set down a pair of proposed zoning changes for a public hearing, likely in March, which would help ease the path for proposed housing developments along Lynn’s waterfront if passed. Speaking after the meeting Inspectional Services Director Michael Donovan...

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City Takes First Steps Toward a Possible New YMCA

February 12, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Discussions between representatives of YMCA Metro North and city officials, about the potential to build a new, state of the art YMCA in Lynn, took their first, fruitful steps toward a real project Tuesday night, when the Council Public Property and Parks Committee voted unanimously to request the City’s Law...

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Thank You,Rep Fennell for a Job Well Done

February 12, 2016
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This week Bobby Fennell leaves the State House for a job at the water and sewer department in Lynn. Although he will still be involved in the city, he will be sorely missed as a great representative of the people. It was approximately twenty years ago on a cold winter night that I stopped...

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There’s A New Paige in St. Mary’s Softball Book

February 12, 2016
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Paige Licata knows she is stepping into a good situation as the varsity softball coach at St. Mary’s High School, and she couldn’t be happier. “I’m honored and excited to take on the challenge,” said Licata, a former Revere High standout who has served as an assistant coach at her alma mater the last...

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Out of the Blocks

February 4, 2016
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Out of the Blocks

  Jalil Gibson of Lynn English gets a slight jump on the competition during one of his races in the NEC Meet.

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Lynn Community Television Launches New Programming

February 4, 2016
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Lynn Community Television Launches New Programming

By Cary Shuman Lynn Community Television has been developing new programming out of its temporary headquarters in Room 302 at Lynn City Hall. Sean Donahue is the director of operations for LCTV. David Riley is a staff producer while Pedro Diaz is the director of program broadcasting.  Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy appointed chairman Robert...

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Friends of Lynn and Nahant Beach Award $4,000 Grant to Lynn Schools

February 4, 2016
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Friends of Lynn and Nahant Beach Award $4,000 Grant to Lynn Schools

The Friends of Lynn and Nahant Beach have awarded a $4,000 grant to the Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center in Nahant to help bring the ocean to students in several Lynn elementary schools.  The grant more than doubles the financial support the Friends have provided to the science center since 2014. Lynn schools selected...

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Cahill Announces Candidacy For State Representative Seat

February 4, 2016
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Cahill Announces Candidacy For State Representative Seat

By Cary Shuman When Daniel Cahill was a college student at Northeastern University, he had an internship in a state representative’s office at the Statehouse in Boston. “I just knew right away that one day it was something I would want to do professionally and something that I thought I would be very good...

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Speaker Robert DeLeo’s 2016 Annual Address to Members

February 4, 2016
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Colleagues: I am proud to stand before you today to mark the beginning of a new year and discuss our agenda; an agenda shaped by conversations with each of you, whether here in the State House or in your communities across the Commonwealth. Under the Massachusetts constitution, members of the House of Representatives have...

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KIPP Academy Junior Speaks Out in Lions Youth Speech Contest

February 4, 2016
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The Lions Clubs of Lynn are very proud of KIPP Academy Collegiate junior, Temitope (Tope) Sholola, for her public speaking achievement this year as Lynn’s representative in the Lions District 33N Youth Speech Competition, which was held on January 16th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Woburn.  Tope spoke out with enthusiasm and passion...

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Apply Now for NSCC Foundation Scholarships!

February 4, 2016
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Are you a current student or graduate of North Shore Community College (NSCC)? Could you use FREE money to help pay for college expenses? Apply for an NSCC scholarship! North Shore Community College (NSCC) is seeking scholarship applicants for the 2016 NSCC Foundation Scholarship Program. Applicants should be incoming and current NSCC students, as...

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St.Mary’s Basketball at the Garden

January 28, 2016
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St.Mary’s Basketball at the Garden

St. Mary’s girls basketball coach Jeff Newhall talks to the team during a timeout at the TD Garden in Boston. The Spartans beat Lexington, 55-42, in the contest, part of the Good Sports Invitational.

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Hair’s to You,Ramon:Santana is Thriving at Roosters in Lynnfield

January 28, 2016
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Hair’s to You,Ramon:Santana is Thriving at Roosters in Lynnfield

By Cary Shuman Roosters Men’s Grooming Center has been in operation for more that two-and-half years at Market Street, an open-air lifestyle center in Lynnfield that features clothing stores, restaurants, a ten-pin bowling establishment, and much more. Lynn resident Ramon Santana, 27, has worked at Roosters for 18 months, taking an unconventional route to...

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Celebrating Catholic Schools Week:Head of School Grace Cotter Regan Talks about the Success of St. Mary’s High School

January 28, 2016
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Celebrating Catholic Schools Week:Head of School Grace Cotter Regan Talks about the Success of St. Mary’s High School

In coordination with Catholic Schools Week, St. Mary’s Head of School Grace Cotter Regan participated in an interview with the Lynn Journal. What is the current school enrollment in grades 6-12? St. Mary’s aspires to be a school of 600-620 students. We have an aspirational enrollment plan which focuses on 500 high school students...

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State Signals Concern Over Union Closing Plan:Letter to Partners/NSMC Requires Additional Data, Response to Concerns

January 28, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health last week made clear to Partners/ North Shore Medical Center that it is not going to rubber stamp a proposal from NSMC to close Union Hospital. Instead, the state is calling on Partners/NSMC to develop a plan that will detail, “how access to the...

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Lynn Student Awarded Prestigious “Posse” Scholarship

January 28, 2016
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Pioneer Charter School of Science (PCSS) senior Odinaka Oranewku, 17, of Lynn has won a prestigious Posse Scholarship, an award that recognizes high school students from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate exceptional leadership and academic potential. Odinaka was one of only 60 students the Posse Foundation selected from the Boston area’s more than 1,400 applicants....

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DeLeo will form Commission to Look at Daily Fantasy Sports

January 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Speaker Bob DeLeo said this week that he believes some regulations are needed for the Daily Fantasy Sports industry in Massachusetts, and will likely nominate a group to study the issue in the coming year. “It’s been such a difficult issue,” said DeLeo. “At the very least, we should get some...

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