Cyr,Coppinger Preparing Runs for Essex Sheriff

March 17, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. At the rate things are going in the race to succeed outgoing Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins, there could wind up being more candidates for Sheriff than Republican presidential candidates. Lynn City Councilor Darren Cyr and Lynn Police Chief Kevin Coppinger each declared their intentions to run last week in...

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Lynn Becomes First City in Mass to be Certified as Effectively Eliminating Veterans’ Homelessness

March 17, 2016
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Lynn has become the first city in Massachusetts to be certified by the federal government as having effectively eliminated homelessness among veterans. The official announcement confirming the certification was held in a ceremony Tuesday at the Lynn Museum. The certification comes from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, the Department of Housing and Urban...

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Sports 03-15-2016

March 17, 2016
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Lynn Jr./Sr. Little League softball to begin this spring By Joyce Erekson Softball season is knocking at the door and with it comes the debut of a new league for 13-16 year-old girls. Registration is still being accepted for the new Lynn Junior/Senior Little League softball program that will be run out of Wyoma...

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A Good Fight

March 11, 2016
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A Good Fight

The St. Mary’s girls’ basketball team faced a tough opponent in Bishop Fenwick on Tuesday night, March 8, and ended up losing. The loss ended a very successful season for the team, which saw very notable victories over several tournament teams. Pictured, Kayla Carter drives for a layup.

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Curran Hopes to Launch Lynn Community Fund

March 11, 2016
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Curran Hopes to Launch Lynn Community Fund

By Cary Shuman Tom Curran grew up in Lynn and graduated from Lynn Classical High School. The former North Shore regional fundraising director for the United Way of Mass Bay, Curran was inducted in to the Boys and Girls Club of Lynn’s Hall of Fame in 2000. Curran, 71, also served as the executive...

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Extra Credit:St Mary’s Aces NEASC Test

March 11, 2016
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Extra Credit:St Mary’s Aces NEASC Test

St. Mary’s High School spent the better part of two years in a reaccreditation process with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, conducting a thorough self-study in advance of an October visit from a NEASC committee charged with evaluating the school in 15 areas. While school leaders were confident they did everything...

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Hill Top:Classical Standout Completes Four-Year Hoop Career

March 11, 2016
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Hill Top:Classical Standout Completes Four-Year Hoop Career

By Joyce Erekson When it comes to tournament time it’s a one-game season. A loss and you go home. For the underclassmen on the court there’s always next year, but for seniors like Chenysse Hill, a guard on the Classical High girls basketball, it means the end of a high school career. Hill saw...

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Lynn Teen Arraigned on Murder Charge in Chelsea Shooting:Suspect Held Without Bail, Back in Court on April 8

March 11, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. A 16-year old Lynn teen ager, Emmanuel Marrero, was arraigned this week on charges of murder, armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, following an early morning party in Chelsea, that erupted into gunfire Sunday morning, March 6. According to investigators and the...

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Letter to the Editor

March 11, 2016
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Lynn Community Fund To The Editor The time has come to establish the Lynn Community Fund, which would provide grants to Lynn nonprofit organizations to support new, innovative and collaborative projects aimed at improving the quality of life for the city’s residents now and in the years ahead. Lynn had such an organization, but...

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‘Spotlight’ is an Important Film for Healing and Renewal

March 11, 2016
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By Cardinal Sean O’Malley Spotlight is an important film for all impacted by the tragedy of clergy sexual abuse. By providing in-depth reporting on the history of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, the media led the Church to acknowledge the crimes and sins of its personnel and to begin to address its failings, the...

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Driving Bill will Save Lives and Injuries

March 11, 2016
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House and Senate elected officials have a chance to pass a solid public safety bill that would put the brakes on Massachusetts drivers using hand-held mobile electrical devices while on the road. The bill would make it illegal to use cell-phones while driving and prohibit drivers from entering information by hand to a GPS...

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Sports 03-08-2016

March 11, 2016
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Fenwick ousts St. Mary’s from MIAA State Tournament, 56-40 By Cary Shuman The St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team beat some of the best teams in Massachusetts – Revere Rockland, and Martha’s Vineyard to name three – but couldn’t topple its Catholic Central League rival, Bishop Fenwick, this season. A very deep and...

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Obituaries 03-08-2016

March 11, 2016
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Jean Boudrow Hardwick Hansen Telephone company retiree and Winthrop Elks member Jean Boudrow Hardwick Hansen died on March 8 after suffering several years with dementia. She was born in East Boston on March 5, 1936 and lived most of her life in Winthrop. She died in Franklin, TN where she has lived since 2010...

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Zumbathon for Lynn Fire Relief

March 4, 2016
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Landmark Achievement:Roffer’s Book Examines Legal Milestones

March 4, 2016
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Landmark Achievement:Roffer’s Book Examines Legal Milestones

By Cary Shuman Brandeis University classmates remember Michael H. Roffer as a brilliant, personable and studious young man who could command a room with his wit, warmth and intellect. Roffer graduated in 1980 from nearby Brandeis – a prestigious school named for Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis – and went on to earn...

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Stafford the Stopper:Lynn Jets Junior Goaltender named Northeastern Conference MVP

March 4, 2016
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Stafford the Stopper:Lynn Jets Junior Goaltender named Northeastern Conference MVP

By Cary Shuman A hot goaltender can do wondrous things for a hockey team. Just look up Ken Dryden and the 1971 Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens. Jack Stafford has been the proverbial hot goaltender the entire 2015-16 season for the Lynn Jets high school team. The 6-feet-2-inch junior had six shutouts in net...

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Arts After Hours’ Next Stage Production Combines Theater with Visual Art

March 4, 2016
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Arts After Hours’ Next Stage Production Combines Theater with Visual Art

Arts After Hours will present the Tony Award-winning comedic play Art by Yasmina Reza March 4, 5, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at 8pm and March 6, 13 and 19 at 4pm. It will perform at LynnArts’ Rantoul Black Box Theatre, 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA, 01901. Tickets range from $15 to $30....

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Scholarship Available to Lynn High School Seniors through Greater Lynn Senior Services

March 4, 2016
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Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS) is accepting scholarship applications from seniors at all four Lynn High schools: Lynn English, Lynn Classical, Lynn Vocational Technical High School, and St. Mary’s, through the Lique Human Services Scholarship. Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who have an interest in or are considering a career in...

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North Shore Civic Ballet Awarded Grant from Marblehead Cultural Council

March 4, 2016
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Bringing the joy of dance to the North Shore region is the North Shore Civic Ballet Company’s (NSCB) goal.  Rosemary Grant, a NSCB board member, announces the organization has been awarded a grant to present A Summer Dance at the Marblehead Festival of Arts on Sunday, July 3.  This program is supported in part...

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Launching the Campaign

February 26, 2016
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Launching the Campaign

Lynn Council President Daniel Cahill (second from left) is pictured at his state representative campaign kickoff reception Feb. 22 at the Porthole Restaurant with supporters (from left), Assistant District Attorney Doug Sheehan, Estelle Revelotis, and campaign manager Joe Gill.

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English Grads Look to Pay It Forward by Establishing a Scholarship

February 26, 2016
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English Grads Look to Pay It Forward by Establishing a Scholarship

By Joyce Erekson Candidates for the oval office may be out there promising to find a way to help lessen the financial burden facing college students these days but two 2012 English High graduates are actually doing something about it. Chris Birotte and his girlfriend, Larissa Azevedo, are trying to raise money for a...

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Taking the Lead:Council Receives Update on Opioid Epidemic,Gets Training

February 26, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Despite increased awareness of the dangers posed by opioid abuse and addiction, and redoubled efforts to get opioid users into treatment, the opioid epidemic has continued to worsen across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and here in Lynn. It is against this backdrop that the Lynn City Council joined the fray...

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Lynn Museum,GAR to Host Speaker Series

February 26, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr The Lynn Museum is joining forces with the caretakers and curator of the Grand Army of the Republic building to begin a new speaker series at Lynn Museum. The new speaker series, “A House Divided,” will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month into the spring, beginning this...

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New All-Girls High School Set to Open this Fall in Wenham

February 26, 2016
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By Cary Shuman A new all-girls independent high school, The Academy at Penguin Hall, will open in September on a 50 acre-campus in Wenham that was most recently the home of Mullen Advertising. “The school will be in the Catholic tradition of education and we will have students in grades 9-12 from over 40...

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