A Year of Growth and Stability: From Mayoral Election to New Development, Lynn Prospered in 2013

January 7, 2014
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In looking back over the previous year, there are only a handful of stories that can truly be called the ‘Top Stories of 2013’. First let’s look at our top three stories for 2013 and then we can discuss each in turn. The Mayoral Election dominated news coverage in the city from mid-June through...

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Good Luck to Lynn Officials in 2014

January 7, 2014
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The City of Lynn welcomed its governmental leaders into office Monday at an impressive inauguration ceremony. Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy has led the city to great heights the past four years and Lynn appears poised for even greater days ahead. We congratulate all of our elected officials and wish them well as they lead...

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The Casino Licensing Process

January 7, 2014
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Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy brought city leaders together at an event to show Lynn and other area communities’ support for the proposed Mohegan Sun hotel/casino at Suffolk Downs. There is no question that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s granting of a casino license for the Greater Boston region – Mohegan Sun and the Wynn Group...

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Obituaries 01-07-2014

January 7, 2014
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Alfons Szankowski Served in Polish Army Under British Command During World War II; Worked on Preparing Parts for Apollo Space Program Alfons Szankowski of Lynn died peacefully on Saturday, December 28 after a long fulfilled life surrounded by his loving family. He was 90 years old. Born, raised and educated in Grudzien, Poland, he...

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Essex Heritage and Salem Maritime Team up to Help Lynn Students Connect to History

December 31, 2013
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Essex Heritage and Salem Maritime Team up to Help Lynn Students Connect to History

Three separate classes of English Language Learner students from Lynn Classical High School recently took part in a new educational program, “Salem and Global Trade,” led by education coordinators from Essex Heritage and Salem Maritime National Historic Site.  Utilizing primary source documents, maps, trade goods, and websites on international trade, the program is a...

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Jean Halloran Is Remembered Fondly by Family and Friends

December 31, 2013
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Jean Halloran Is Remembered Fondly by Family and Friends

Jean A. Halloran was remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend during memorial observances last week. Mrs. Halloran, a Lynn resident and Woburn native, died suddenly after being stricken at her home on Dec. 21. She was 73. At the funeral Mass on Dec. 27 at Our Lady of Assumption Church in...

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Vanessa Lacey Hits a High Mark on the Lanes: the Daughter of All-time Bowling Great Al Lacey Breaks 400

December 31, 2013
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Vanessa Lacey Hits a High Mark on the Lanes: the Daughter of All-time Bowling Great Al Lacey Breaks 400

If you know Lynn candlepin bowling, you know the name Lacey. Al Lacey appeared on Channel 5’s “Candlepin Bowling Stars” show and other TV showcases more than 25 times. He is a professional bowler in every sense, taking his rightful place alongside Lynn legends such as Tom Cennami, Jim Barber, Joe Tavernese, George Raymond,...

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City Trying to Start Ferry Service to Boston in 2014

December 31, 2013
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The City of Lynn is aggressively working to begin ferry service to Boston in the coming year, according to James Cowdell, the executive director of the Lynn Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (Lynn EDIC). “I’m hoping that we can get a service going by this (coming) summer,” Cowdell said. “The first two phases of...

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2014

December 31, 2013
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New Year’s Day really isn’t different than any other day of the year.  It is a day that has no real significance other than its place on the calendar. However, that lack of meaningfulness also is New Year’s greatest asset.  New Year’s Day belongs to everyone because it has no particular religious or political...

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St. Mary’s Wins KSA Classic at Disney

December 31, 2013
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Looking every bit like one of the best teams in Massachusetts, the St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team won three games in impressive fashion to claim the KSA Classic championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Brianna Rudolph, a senior headed to Division 1...

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Obituaries 12-31-2013

December 31, 2013
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Anthony Charido US Postal Service Retiree Anthony J. Charido of Lynn, formerly of Revere, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 25 following a long illness. He was 83 years old. Born in Boston, he was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1949. Anthony was a US Army veteran...

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JROTC Collect Toys for Local Children

December 24, 2013
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JROTC Collect Toys for Local Children

The Lynn English High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) collected toys for distribution to local children during the holiday season. Pictured at the high school are Joel Solimine and David Solimine Sr., who will distribute the toys through HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change), JROTC cadets Vannida Ath, Ana Pontes,...

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Sam Koeut Receives Letter of Acceptance from MIT

December 24, 2013
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Sam Koeut Receives Letter of Acceptance from MIT

Sam Koeut has an impressive record at Lynn English High School. He is a straight ‘A’ student, holds the No. 1 ranking academically in the Class of 2014, and scored a perfect 800 on the Math section of the SAT exam. Koeut has earned a supreme reward for his four years of academic excellence:...

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Snow Removal Machines: First Two Storms Handled Nicely, but DPW Getting Ready for More

December 24, 2013
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With two plowable snow events already in the books for the 2013-14 winter season, the Lynn Public Works Department has already had two chances to show the people of the city that they are ready no matter what winter dishes out this year. Ahhhh, but they’ll be even more ready in the weeks to...

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Traffic Relief: City Working on Solution for Neighborhood Truck Traffic

December 24, 2013
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Residents of Forest Street, North Franklin Street and Linwood Road have been complaining to city officials about the impact their small residential neighborhood gets from truck traffic for over a year now, but it seems that the city may finally be close to finding a solution. According to Interim Public Works Director J.T. Gaucher,...

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Lynn Woods Elementary School Drama Club

December 17, 2013
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Lynn Woods Elementary School Drama Club

Two of the stars of the Lynn Woods Elementary School Drama Club production of Seussical Jr., Matthew Lopez, who performed the role of the Mayor, and Brooke Warren, who performed the role of Cat in the Hat, are pictured before the second presentation of the play Saturday at the school.

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Fire Rips Through Home at 139 Chestnut Street: 16-member Extended Family Left Homeless in Three-alarm Blaze

December 17, 2013
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Fire Rips Through Home at 139 Chestnut Street: 16-member Extended Family Left Homeless in Three-alarm Blaze

An extended family of 16 – eight adults and eight children- was left homeless last week, after a three-alarm fire ripped through the building that housed them in three apartments at 139 Chestnut Street. According to Lynn Fire Chief James McDonald, firefighters were called to the home, at the intersection of Union Street, a...

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Daley and Saunders Rose to the Top: Welch Florist Voted among Top 20 Businesses in New England

December 17, 2013
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Daley and Saunders Rose to the Top: Welch Florist Voted among Top 20 Businesses in New England

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Welch Florist in Lynn. Residents are selecting their floral arrangements for the Christmas season and co-owners David Daley and Keith Saunders are basking in the glow of receiving two  major awards for excellence. Market Surveys of America selected Welch Florist as the Best Florist in...

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Revere-only Casino Plan Moves Forward: Lynn Officials Supportive of Suffolk Downs Proposal

December 17, 2013
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State Gaming Commission members voted unanimously last Tuesday, Dec. 10 to allow a waiver for Suffolk Downs and Mohegan Sun to hold a second voter referendum in Revere, clearing a path for a new Revere only casino plan on land owned by Suffolk Downs. Under the plan, Mohegan Sun and the city of Revere...

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Nelson Mandela: A Truly Unique and Wonderful Man

December 17, 2013
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The outpouring of world-wide respect for Nelson Mandela, the former leader of South Africa who passed away December 5 at the age of 95, is unprecedented in the world we live in today. No one reading this editorial can even begin to imagine or comprehend the hardships he encountered during his long life: Here...

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Obituaries 12-17-2013

December 17, 2013
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William Powers Retired Electrician and Motorcycle Enthusiast William E. Powers died unexpectedly on December 7 at his home in Anderson, South Carolina. He was 65 years old. Born in Saugus on August 8, 1948, he attended Saugus Schools and was a 1966 graduate of Saugus High School and a 1970 graduate of Wentworth Institute...

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Community Leaders Show Support for Mohegan Resort Casino at Suffolk Downs: Mayor Kennedy Hosts Event in Lynn

December 10, 2013
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Community Leaders Show Support for Mohegan Resort Casino at Suffolk Downs: Mayor Kennedy Hosts Event in Lynn

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy joined city leaders, including Mayor Daniel Rizzo of Revere, Mayor Kimberly Driscoll of Salem, City Manager Jay Ash of Chelsea, and Town Manager Scott Crabtree of Saugus to show their support for a world-class Mohegan Sun Casino at Suffolk Downs at a media conference Monday at Lynn City Hall. The...

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The Official Richie Viger Lynn Christmas Parade Carries on Local Tradition

December 10, 2013
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The Official Richie Viger Lynn Christmas Parade Carries on Local Tradition

The Annual Lynn Christmas Parade lights up the city streets every Christmas Eve. Floats filled with joyful, familiar faces and a grand finale featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus on their sleigh have made this tradition a Lynn classic for the past 26 years. This year, however, will be the first that the parade will...

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Plans Moving Forward for Lynn Common Improvements

December 10, 2013
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Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy last week discussed major reconstruction and improvement plans for Lynn Common, McManus Field and Frasier Field, all of which will begin in the spring. “We are undertaking major improvements to Lynn Common,” said Mayor Kennedy. “Really seeking to establish the Common as a place that people can go to and...

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