The New Marshall Middle School

April 29, 2016
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Marshall Middle School Principal Molly Cohen is right on the mark when she says on the the Lynn Public School Web site: The 1,100 students who attend Thurgood Marshall will now have access to state of the art facilities and a beautiful environment, which supports higher learning and leads to greater academic achievement. Congratulations...

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Lynn Resident Serves the People Of New Orleans

April 21, 2016
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Lynn Resident Serves the People Of New Orleans

Christina Onyski (Westfield, MA), Alexandria Dabek (Easthampton, MA), Heather Touchette (Ludlow, MA), Kaitlin Bowen (Lynn, MA), Ashley Lapierre (Chicopee, MA), Patrick Gay (East Hartford, CT).

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Bigger and Brighter:Lucia Lighting and Design Celebrates Ten Successful Years in City of Lynn

April 21, 2016
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Bigger and Brighter:Lucia Lighting and Design Celebrates Ten Successful Years in City of Lynn

Story and Photo by Marianne Salza Since 2005 Lucia Lighting and Design has been crafting unique light fixtures for customers who desire a deeper level of design and functionality in the indoor and outdoor living spaces of their homes or businesses. “Over the past 10 years we’ve compiled an amazing group of lighting people,”...

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Snow Way! Lynn’s Amy Hatfield Returns Home with National Snowboarding Title

April 21, 2016
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Snow Way! Lynn’s Amy Hatfield Returns Home with National Snowboarding Title

By Cary Shuman Being the national champion in a particular sport is a monumental achievement and that’s the mountaintop upon which 11-year-old Lynn resident Amy Hatfield now reigns. Amy, a student at Our Lady of Assumption in Lynnfield, claimed the prestigious title at the USASA Snowboard Nationals held at Copper Mountain in Colorado earlier...

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Lynn’s Michael Marks seeks Essex County Sheriff’s Position

April 21, 2016
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Lynn’s Michael Marks seeks Essex County Sheriff’s Position

By Cary Shuman Lynn resident Michael Marks will officially announce his intention to run for the position of Essex County Sheriff at a Campaign Kickoff Function May 4 at the Knights of Columbus on Lynnfield Street. Marks is currently the superintendent of the Essex County Correctional Facility in Middleton. He has been with the...

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Lynn Gets $4.5 Million to Purchase Ferry Boat

April 21, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. It appears the Lynn ferry has a bright future, it is just not clear if that future is now. The federal government announced a $4.5 million grant award to the city of Lynn last week, with the funds designated to help the city purchase a new ferry boat to operate...

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City Plans to Add Modular Classrooms to Tracy Elementary

April 21, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Lynn schools and City Inspectional Services Director Michael Donovan this week have confirmed plans to purchase a modular, pre-constructed building to be located at the Tracy Elementary School to help ease the overcrowding problems at the school. According to Donovan, the city will review bids later this month, from...

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St Mary’s High School Casino Night Fundraiser

April 14, 2016
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St Mary’s High School Casino Night Fundraiser

The Tony Conigliaro Gymnasium was transformed into a casino Friday evening for the second annual Casino Night.   Guests enjoyed casino games, live music, and food from local restaurants.

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Double a Ball:LC Stars Devin,Gaudet Will Continue Careers at St Anselm

April 14, 2016
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Double a Ball:LC Stars Devin,Gaudet Will Continue Careers at St Anselm

By Cary Shuman Brandon Devin and Andre Gaudet have been friends, classmates, and teammates for a long time. They starred in different Little League organizations, played for the Gallant All-Star team and were united as All-Stars again in the Greater Lynn Babe Ruth program. Now seniors and star athletes at Lynn Classical High School,...

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Cahill Wins Primary with 369 Votes:Will Run Unopposed on May 10 Ballot

April 14, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. City Council President Daniel Cahill, running unopposed for the Democratic nomination to succeed former State Representative Robert Fennell, got 369 votes out of 380 votes Tuesday, April 12 and has essentially cleared his path to become Lynn’s newest State Representative. Cahill, who at one time thought he would have a...

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NEC/GBL Merger Coming Up for a Vote

April 14, 2016
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By Joyce Erekson A proposal to merge what remains of the Greater Boston League with the Northeastern Conference will come up for a vote at meeting of the NEC principals on April 27 at Beverly High School. Classical High Principal Gene Constantino is a fan of the merger, which would bring Everett, Malden, Medford...

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Local Youth Groups Teaming Up to Stop Child Sexual Abuse

April 14, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. More than a half dozen youth services and educational organizations in the city have teamed up to establish a campaign to end child sexual abuse in the Lynn. The Enough Abuse Campaign, consists of the joint efforts of Lynn Economic Opportunity, My Brother’s Table, St. Mary’s School of Lynn, the...

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Moulton Delivering for Lynn, North Shore:Lynn Community Health Center Gets $325k for Opioid Fight

April 14, 2016
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. U.S Congressman Seth Moulton, who represents Lynn and the North Shore in Washington DC, was home last week to announce more than a half million dollars in federal funding to help health centers on the North Shore in the fight against Massachusetts’ opioid epidemic. $325,000 in federal funding has been...

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Volunteers Gathered at St. Mary’s High School to ‘Stop Hunger Now’

April 14, 2016
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The statistics on world hunger are staggering. The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization recently estimated that from 2014-2016, about 795 million people of the 73 billion people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from chronic undernourishment. Recently at St. Mary’s High School cafeteria, a group of about 70 dedicated volunteers ranging...

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Dancing in the Streets Show Lights up the Lynn Auditorium

April 7, 2016
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Dancing in the Streets Show Lights up the Lynn Auditorium

By Cary Shuman There ain’t no adjective high enough – and we hope you’ll pardon our play on Diana Ross’s No. 1 hit song – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – that can adequately describe the brilliant “Motown’s Greatest Hits – Dancing in the Streets” show March 31 at the Lynn Auditorium. “The show...

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State Senate Candidates Stake out Positions on Charter Schools, Immigration, and Neighborhood Violence

April 7, 2016
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Candidates for the State Senate seat vacated by former Senator Anthony Petruccelli shared with the community their plans for addressing the need for more high quality education options and increasing safety in the district’s neighborhoods. The event – co-hosted by Excel Academy Charter Schools, Brooke Charter Schools, and the Salesian Boys & Girls Club...

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St Mary’s Church Honors Public Safety Personnel at Blue Mass on Sunday

April 7, 2016
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St Mary’s Church Honors Public Safety Personnel at Blue Mass on Sunday

The connection between St. Mary’s and the Lynn police and fire departments runs deep, with many alumni serving, including the police chief and firefighters union president. The school honored those affiliations and paid tribute to the invaluable service the police and fire departments provide at a Blue Mass Sunday at St. Mary’s Church. “This...

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For the Future of Lynn Soccer:Moreno Family Leads Lynn United Team

April 7, 2016
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For the Future of Lynn Soccer:Moreno Family Leads Lynn United Team

  By Cary Shuman Eric Moreno Sr. and his son, Eric Moreno Jr., have big plans for the current Lynn soccer community and for future players who hope to take their games beyond high school. Moreno Sr., who still plays competitively in the Salem Over-40 Division 1 league, is the head coach of the...

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Save Our Public Schools Issues statement on Council Resolution

April 7, 2016
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The Save Our Public School organization released the following statement in response to the Lynn City Council’s Resolution on Charter Schools Tuesday night: “We applaud the Lynn City Council for its leadership in opposing this ballot question that will do irreparable damage to the best public schools of any state in the nation. The...

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Sons of Italy Meat Bingo Set for April 10

April 7, 2016
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Join us for the 5th annual meat bingo sponsored by the Santa Famiglia Lodge, Sunday April 10, 2016 from 1 to 3:30 pm in the Holy Family Church hall, Bessom Street – Lynn. This exciting and fast moving game will keep you on the edge of your seat with lots of chances to win....

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In the Mood, A 1940s Big Band Musical, at Lynn Memorial Auditorium April 29

April 7, 2016
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To the delight of fans of American Big Bands and the Big Band era, the brassy, all-singing, all-dancing and all-American 1940s musical IN THE MOOD (www.inthemoodlive.com) celebrates 22 years on the road with a new U.S. tour visiting 60 cities for 125 performances including one show at Lynn Memorial Auditorium on April 29 at...

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Jonathan Boudreau Wins Easter Sunday Classic

April 1, 2016
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Jonathan Boudreau Wins Easter Sunday Classic

By Cary Shuman There is no stopping Jonathan Boudreau in the world of candlepin bowling. The 20-year-old Lynn resident affirmed the growing belief that he is the best bowler in the sport by taking home the prestigious Easter Sunday Classic championship trophy at Leda Lanes, in Nashua, N.H. Boudreau prevailed over a field of...

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Mullins Receives Courage Award from Board 130 Basketball Officials

April 1, 2016
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Mullins Receives Courage Award from Board 130 Basketball Officials

By Cary Shuman IAABO Board 130 honored Lynn resident and longtime basketball referee Bob “Moona” Mullins with its James Young Courage Award at the group’s annual Awards Dinner Tuesday at the Danversport Yacht Club. Paul Halloran, former Board 130 president, chronicled Mullins’s illness, subsequent kidney transplant surgery and rehabilitation, and his courageous return to...

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St Mary’s Boys Basketball will Opt Up to Division 3 Next Season

April 1, 2016
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By Cary Shuman The St. Mary’s High School boys basketball program, fresh off winning the Division 4 state championship, will opt up for placement in Division 3 next season. The Spartans, led by coach David Brown, defeated Maynard, 61-52, in the Division 4 state title game March 19 at Springfield College. In the days...

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