The Future of Transportation is Public Transit

February 9, 2018
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Fiat Chrysler and BMW just announced plans to jointly develop self-driving cars. The move puts the automakers in competition with Google, Apple, and other car manufacturers that are also working on driverless vehicles. The question is when, not if, this is going to be commonplace. Self-driving cars might seem to render public transportation obsolete....

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We Will Never Forget the Blizzard of ’78

February 9, 2018
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This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’78, the momentous storm that wreaked havoc and devastation across Eastern Massachusetts during a 32-hour period on February 6-7. There have been many remembrances of that catastrophic event in the media this week, but photos and archival film can only tell  so much. Those...

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Matt Durgin Steps Down as St Mary’s Football Coach

February 2, 2018
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Matt Durgin Steps Down as St Mary’s Football Coach

Matt Durgin was ready to take a break from coaching football 10 years ago, when he stepped down at Lynn Classical. It was a short-lived respite, as the St. Mary’s job opened and Athletic Director Jeff Newhall convinced Durgin to take it. A decade, 89 wins and three, consecutive sectional titles later, Durgin is...

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Leaving Their Mark:Buontempo is Retiring as Lynn Tech Principal in June

February 2, 2018
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Leaving Their Mark:Buontempo is Retiring as Lynn Tech Principal in June

Football players and parents approached principal Robert Buontempo Jr. at the Lynn Tech football banquet Monday night, all thanking him for his support of the team and his leadership at the vocational school. Buontempo sat humbly with some of the Tech football coaches, right next to popular cheerleading coach, Colleen Richards. He made it...

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Crighton Builds Momentum with Senate Primary Set for Tuesday:Lynn Candidate Speaks at Meet-and-Greet at Solimine Home

February 2, 2018
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State Rep. Brendan Crighton spoke to Lynn residents during a meet-and-greet campaign event Sunday at the home of David and Mary Jane Solimine. Crighton is running for the Third Essex District seat previously held by Thomas McGee, who stepped down in January after being inaugurated as mayor of Lynn. The primary is this Tuesday,...

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Murder Suspect on State Police Most Wanted List Captured in Lynn

February 2, 2018
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In a joint operation, police tonight captured a Lynn man who was on the Massachusetts State Police Most Wanted list for his role in a fatal 2012 home invasion in Billerica. State Troopers, Lynn and Revere Police officers, and members of an FBI task force at 7:30 p.m. located Steven C. Touch, 28, in...

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Have We Become Numb to the Shootings?

February 2, 2018
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Mass shootings seem to be happening too often all across this country, and it seems that we are  becoming numb to them, even if they occur in school buildings and children are the ones who are being shot. The latest mass school shooting in our nation occurred in Kentucky last week and resulted in...

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St Mary’s Coach Jeff Newhall Reaches 250th Victory Milestone

February 2, 2018
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Jeff Newhall earned the 250th victory of his high school basketball coaching career as St. Mary’s defeated Arlington Catholic, 64-34, Friday night at the Tony Conigliaro Gymnasium. Newhall is regarded as one of the top basketball coaches in Massachusetts. He has led St. Mary’s to two state championships after a successful stint at Marblehead...

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Free Throw Contest

January 25, 2018
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Free Throw Contest

Leana Lewis, age 13, spun the basketball on her finger before the Fourth Annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw contest on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Boys & Girls Club of Lynn. Winners from the Lynn contest will compete in Reading next month.

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Heating Issues Plague Pickering School

January 25, 2018
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By Jay Lancaster The School Committee recently heard about the temperature regulation problems facing Pickering Middle School. Michael Donovan, chief of the Inspectional Services Department told the committee about the issues surrounding the rapidly aging heating system at the school. “The older portion from 1907 has lived its useful life, let’s put it that...

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Tremendous Honor:Lynn Fire Chief James McDonald says Goodbye at City Council Meeting

January 25, 2018
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By John Lynds It’s been a stellar career for one of the longest serving Lynn firefighters. Chief James McDonald, who in 2013 became only the 18th fire chief in the department’s 168 year history, has served every position since starting his career 40 years ago. McDonald rose through the ranks and served as a...

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School Committee Votes to Add Ipswich to Education Consortium

January 25, 2018
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By Jay Lancaster The School Committee voted unanimously to add Ipswich as the 19th member of the Northshore Education Consortium at last Thursday’s meeting. The NEC uses the combined resources of its member school districts to enhance educational outcomes for students across the region, with a special focus on low-income and special needs students....

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Classical Beats Revere, 49-47, in First-Place Showdown

January 25, 2018
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By Cary Shuman The Lynn Classical girls basketball team enjoyed one of its best victories of the Coach Tom Sawyer Era, rallying in the second half to defeat Revere, 49-47, Friday in a battle for first place in the Northeastern Conference. Irianis Delgado scored the winning basket on a layup after making a steal...

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School Committee Considers CPR Training for Students

January 25, 2018
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By Jay Lancaster Lynn High School students may soon be receiving CPR training if the ideas brought forward at the latest school committee meeting come to fruition. Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction-Health Mike Geary recently spoke to the committee about plans to train the district’s High School students in CPR. “Its a two-hour...

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LG Candidate Quentin Palfrey Addresses Lynn Democratic Committee

January 25, 2018
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Quentin Palfrey, a former Obama White House official and non-profit leader running for Lieutenant Governor, spoke at a meeting of the Lynn Democratic City Committee at Hibernian Hall on Monday. Palfrey, a longtime Democratic activist, announced his candidacy in September and topped the Democratic field of Lieutenant Governor’s candidates in fundraising for 2017. In...

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Energy Companies Have Helped Texas, and the Nation, Recover from Harvey

January 25, 2018
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By Andrew Langer Hurricane Harvey dumped enough rain on Texas to fill the entire Chesapeake Bay. Widespread flooding caused an estimated $190 billion in damage, meaning Harvey could be the most expensive storm in American history. The hurricane hit the energy sector particularly hard. Over a dozen oil refineries along the Gulf Coast shut...

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Have We Hit Bottom Yet?

January 25, 2018
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In the early 1960s, there was an iconic TV commercial for the long-defunct National Airlines (which merged into Pan American in 1980) with the tagline, spoken by the pert blonde stewardess, “Is this any way to run an airline? You bet it is!” Soon enough, that tagline took on an ironic twist in popular...

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St Mary’s Football Celebrates a Successful 2017 Season

January 25, 2018
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By Joyce Erekson The St. Mary’s football team sent its seniors out in style at its banquet held last Thursday at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield. The team celebrated another successful season that saw the Spartans reach the Division 7 state semifinal before losing to a tough Mashpee team. St. Mary’s finished with an 11-1 record....

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Learn More

January 20, 2018
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Learn More

Jacqueline and Asher Chernoble clap in appreciation on Monday, Jan. 15, at the rally to kick off the Learn More, Earn More campaign at Lynn City Hall. The effort is a collaboration between several organizations to help connect residents to services that will enhance their ability to advance in their jobs.

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Lukas and Legends:Boston College Football Star Denis Honored As a Walter Camp All-American Player

January 20, 2018
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Lukas and Legends:Boston College Football Star Denis Honored As a Walter Camp All-American Player

By Cary Shuman Former Everett High football star Lukas Denis is now officially in the stratosphere of college athletics. Saturday night at a spectacular, gala awards dinner at historic Yale University, Denis accepted one of college football’s most prestigious honors: Walter Camp All-American. It was a star-studded event as Denis, a junior at Boston...

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Holiday Observation:Community Minority Cultural Center Holds Dr Martin Luther King Jr Breakfast

January 20, 2018
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The Community Minority Cultural Center held its 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observation Breakfast on Jan. 15 at the Porthole. CMCC Interim Executive Director William B. Lott Jr. welcomed a large crowd to the breakfast that honored civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He also thanked the donors for...

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Thomas M McGee Gives His Senate Farewell Speech

January 20, 2018
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Thank you, Madame President and Mr. Minority Leader for the kind words of introduction. Today is a bittersweet day for me as I say goodbye to all of you and to serving in the Massachusetts Legislature. While I am excited for the challenges ahead, this building has been a second home for me since...

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Learn More, Earn More Campaign Kickoff

January 20, 2018
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by Marianne Salza Out of Lynn’s population of more than 92,000 people, 20 percent of residents live at or below the poverty level, and 47 percent speak a language other than English. Local agencies, City leaders, and volunteers gathered for the Learn More, Earn More campaign kickoff on January 15 at Lynn City Hall...

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What Would Martin Luther King say About Trump?

January 20, 2018
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How ironic it is that President Donald Trump added even further to his ever-growing list of racist comments this past week as Americans were readying to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Day, which has added significance this year as this April will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King in a...

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