City to Rebid Property Sale on Neptune Street

May 20, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. According to City of Lynn attorney James Lamanna the city has decided to move forward with a plan to sell a portion of public land that currently serves as a traffic island on Neptune Street, in order to allow the intersection to be re-worked in a more traffic safety way...

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Meet Me At The Museum! June 22

May 20, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For 20 years LynnArts has given residents, visitors and artists of all kinds of expression a place to experience and enjoy the arts in downtown Lynn. The LynnArts building at 25 Exchange Street has been a hub for performances, exhibits and demonstrations of the visual and performing arts in the...

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Former Railroad Tracks Removed from City Streets

May 20, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Motorists rejoice. Transportation contractor Keolis Commuter Services had work crews in the city this week working with Lynn Department of public Works staff to remove old, unused railroad tracks that had been crisscrossing West Lynn streets for generations. Work crews were seen on Cottage Street on Monday, Spencer Street on...

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Lynn Sailor Serves Aboard Guided Missile Destroyer in Spain

May 20, 2016
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By Lt. Philip Fortnam, Navy Office of Community Outreach Public Affairs A Lynn, Massachusetts native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS Donald Cook. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Carter is a logistics specialist aboard the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer operating out of Rota, Spain. Donald Cook...

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Obituaries 05-17-2016

May 20, 2016
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Judith Sarro Of East Boston Judith A. (Jordan) Sarro of East Boston died peacefully on May 14. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph; devoted mother of Joseph R. of Boston, Gerald and his wife, Margaret of Plympton,MA, James C. and his wife, Dina  of Winthrop, Judith A. Sarro and her husband, Luis Sanchez of Lynn,...

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John’s Roast Beef and TV-15 Sports Awards Night

May 13, 2016
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John’s Roast Beef and TV-15 Sports Awards Night

Taso Nickolapoulos of John’s Roast Beef and sportscaster John Hoffman of TV-15 hosted their annual awards night for Lynn high school athletes at the Breed Middle School. Pictured after the ceremony, are St. Mary’s basketball coach Dave Brown, Lynn Jets hockey coach Joseph Conlon, Marty Harrington of Harrington Trophy, master of ceremonies John Hoffman,...

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Michael Marks Announces Candidacy for Essex County Sheriff’s Position

May 13, 2016
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Michael Marks Announces Candidacy for Essex County Sheriff’s Position

By Cary Shuman Lynn resident Michael Marks announced his candidacy for Sheriff of Essex County at a campaign kickoff event May 4 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Marks told the capacity crowd that he has dedicated the last 28 years of his life working in the Essex County Sheriff’s Department. He is currently...

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Rob Upton Steps Down from Classical Soccer Job

May 13, 2016
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By Joyce Erekson Rob Upton has stepped down from the Classical High boys soccer coaching job after nine years with the program, the last five as head coach. Upton’s resignation means Classical will be looking to fill two soccer jobs during  the offseason. Last month Justina Gaeta, the Classical girls head coach, stepped down....

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Five Announced Sheriff’s Candidates to Meet in Forum

May 13, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Five candidates who have already begun their campaigns to succeed Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins, will participate Thursday night in the African-American Leadership Council forum at the Community Brotherhood Club, located at 15 Coburn St. in Lynn. According to Darrell Murkison, who will serve as the event’s master of ceremonies,...

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Malden Catholic High School Held the 10th Annual Gala

May 13, 2016
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Malden Catholic High School held the 10th Annual Gala on Thursday, with over 300 guests in attendance, including Malden Mayor Gary Christensen.  This event, which is the largest fundraising endeavor of the year for Malden Catholic, raised more than $300,000 to benefit academic and co-curricular programs, financial aid and athletics. Medford residents, Paul and...

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Atlantic Referral Exchange BNI Chapter is Helping Local Businesses Grow and Succeed

May 13, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Each Thursday morning at the Lynn Museum local business owners and leaders are getting the word out about their businesses at a meeting of the Atlantic Referral Exchange BNI Chapter. Jim Reece, president of the Atlantic Referral Exchange BNI Chapter, said the Lynn-based chapter was founded a decade ago by a...

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Obituaries 05-10-2016

May 13, 2016
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Patricia ‘Pat’ Taglieri Lifelong Malden resident Patricia S. “Pat”  Taglieri, a lifelong resident of Malden, died on April 30. Pat relished spending time with her family and loved them all dearly. She enjoyed camping and spent many summers vacationing in North Conway and Hampstead, NH. She found delight in taking bus trips to Foxwoods....

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Meet the Mayors Kennedy

May 7, 2016
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Meet the Mayors Kennedy

Lynn English senior Mia Kennedy (left) had the high honor of serving as the mayor of Lynn during Student Government Day. Mia is pictured at City Hall with her mother, Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, who recalled serving as the superintendent of schools during Student Government Day when she was a senior at Lynn Classical.

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Lynn Resident Faces One Genocide While Remembering His Own

May 7, 2016
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Lynn Resident Faces One Genocide While Remembering His Own

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Claude Kaitare lives on Washington Street in Lynn now, but he grew up knowing what it meant to live through a genocide. A native of Rwanda, Kaitare recently had the unique experience of meeting a survivor of another genocide on a trip to Bosnia with Salem State University Center for...

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A New Challenge:Leary Leaves Lynn Tech to Take Revere Coaching Position

May 7, 2016
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A New Challenge:Leary Leaves Lynn Tech to Take Revere Coaching Position

By Cary Shuman Dave Leary has loved basketball since his days growing up in East Boston. He honed his game in Eastie youth leagues, excelled as a three-year varsity player for three tourney-qualifying Savio teams, and eventually moved on to coaching to stay close to the game that had brought him much joy.  Leary,...

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Coppinger Kicks Off Campaign for Sheriff

May 7, 2016
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Lynn Police Chief Kevin F. Coppinger kicked off his campaign for Essex County Sheriff April 27 before a capacity crowd at the Knights of Columbus in Lynn. Former District Attorney and State Secretary of Public Safety Kevin M. Burke introduced Coppinger and endorsed his candidacy for Sheriff. Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy also spoke at...

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Six Lynn Students Perform with the Mass Lions All State Band

May 7, 2016
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The Lions of Massachusetts gathered together the weekend of April 29th – May 1st at their 88th Annual State Convention in Mansfield/Foxboro.  One of the highlights of the Convention was the music provided by the Lions All State Band, which was made up of 52 band students from cities and towns throughout Massachusetts.  The...

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Mass Highway Safety Campaign Urges Drivers to Buckle Up

May 7, 2016
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The Massachusetts Highway Safety Division of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security today unveiled an education campaign aimed at convincing men age 18-34 — the population with the lowest seat belt use rate — to buckle up.  The campaign is part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Click It or Ticket...

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Letters to the Editor

May 7, 2016
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Stamp out Hunger Dear Editor,  Saturday, May 14th, marks the 24th anniversary of the National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive”. Letter carriers walk throughout the community every day, often coming face to face with a sad reality for too many, hunger. So, each year on the second Saturday in May,...

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Passing the Century Mark

April 29, 2016
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Passing the Century Mark

Irene Wilkish celebrated her 101st Birthday on April 22, 2016 with other residents and staff at The Brentwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Danvers, which operates under the auspices of Marquis Health Services. Wilkish attended Lynn schools and lived in the city for the majority of her life.

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Marshall School Opens

April 29, 2016
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Marshall School Opens

Monday saw not only the start of a new school week for Lynn middle school students, but also the start of a new era in learning. For the first time in almost 20 years, (since the completion of Lynn Classical) Lynn students have a new school. The old Thurgood Marshall Middle School is now...

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Bartnicki Takes Lead Role in West Lynn Little League

April 29, 2016
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Bartnicki Takes Lead Role in West Lynn Little League

By Joyce Erekson Anyone who has ever been involved in Little League can probably attest to the fact that keeping all the balls up in the air to ensure the players have a good experience is truly a labor of love. West Lynn Little League president Donna Bartnicki, her board members and assorted volunteers...

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Beer Summit in Back Bay a Make or Break for Lynn Brewer

April 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Local beer has become more than a thing to drink. In fact, breweries and craft brewers have become such a cornerstone to being a “happening” city or neighborhood that politicians and City planners regularly court brewers to come to their locales. It seems making beer has become the key to being...

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Lynn Teen Speaks at Youth Enrichment Services Gala

April 29, 2016
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Eighteen-year-old Lynn teen, Bruno Zotarelli, was chosen to speak at Youth Enrichment Services (YES)’s recent Black Diamond Gala fundraiser on April 7, 2016. Bruno is active in YES’s Junior Volunteer Leadership program. At the event, he spoke about the positive impact that YES has had on her life. Bruno told the crowd, “YES has...

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