Anderson will play for two NBA summer-league teams

July 8, 2010
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The NBA Development League Champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers announced today that guard Antonio Anderson (6-6, 215, Memphis) will play for the Charlotte Bobcats during the AirTran Airways Pro Summer League on the Orlando Magic practice court at the RDV Sportsplex in Orlando beginning on Monday and for the Denver Nuggets during the NBA...

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Everyone is away

July 8, 2010
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The 4th of July holiday was a great success. Hundreds of thousands swarmed for music, food and fireworks and virtually no arrests, no outrageous violence and very little in the way of inconvenience. It was a quintessential American weekend with nearly all of us taking full advantage of the Monday holiday. Monday opened warm...

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Blessing of the Fleet

June 29, 2010
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Blessing of the Fleet

Left – The Lynn Yacht Club and the Volunteer Yacht Club held its Annual Blessing of the Fleet Sunday. Shown at the ceremony are (from left) the Rev. William Simpson of Central Congregational Church, Volunteer Yacht Club Commodore Bob Brady, Lynn Yacht Club Commodore Jose Carvalho, and the Rev. Gregorio Mercurio of Holy Family...

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City Council at odds over transfer of funds

June 29, 2010
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Have you watched the city council on cable television? It’s a great show, sometimes. Last week, I watched the councilors spar with the city’s chief financial officer and the mayor over the transfer from the overlay account of about $380,000 to pay a court judgment due to the local police union for something or...

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They’re Going To Disney – St. Mary’s High School girls hoop team will compete in national tournament in Florida

June 29, 2010
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The St. Mary’s High School girls basketball program will be getting some national exposure this winter when it competes in the KSA Classic at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Coach Jeffrey Newhall, his assistant coaches, and players will leave from Logan Airport on Dec. 15 for the four-day...

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License Commission stands firm

June 29, 2010
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In a city not known for political profiles in courage, the Licensing Board last week delivered what some bar owners referred to as a death blow when it refused to tamper with the roll-back of hours put into effect during the previous administration. Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, in a bold but highly political move,...

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Thoughts on the coming of July Fourth

June 29, 2010
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It is the summer of discontent as we approach the 4th of July holiday. In the 234th year of American Independence, there is a feeling held among Americans that the business life of the land is unnatural, strained, weak, and ineffectual. Government’s best effort to make up for the failings and the excesses of...

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Obituaries 06-29-2010

June 29, 2010
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Ruth Lois D’Aveta Software Engineer Ruth Lois D’Aveta of Winthrop, formerly of Hamilton, died on June 17 at the on Orione Nursing Home in East Boston following a long illness with brain cancer. She was 59 years old. A software engineer for 30 years for the Verizon Telephone Co., she was the beloved daughter...

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St. Mary’s Win State Championship

June 22, 2010
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St. Mary’s Win State Championship

Murdock softball coach Daniel Tenney paid the St. Mary’s softball team the highest compliments after Saturday’s Division 3 state championship game. “St. Mary’s is absolutely the best team we played all season,” said Tenney. “They’re a state champion, not only in title, but they’re that good. They’re a fantastic team – well coached, bunting,...

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Nine years of glory

June 22, 2010
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They started playing softball together in the Wyoma Little League as nine year-olds. Samantha Kiley was the standout pitcher on the mound and Brittany Hanscom was the classy catcher behind the plate. Just two Lynn kids learning the game under their fathers’ watchful eye and having a...

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Drinking in Lynn

June 22, 2010
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The mayor is heading down the wrong path suggesting that Lynn’s bars should be open for business after 1:00 am in the morning. Serving as a mouthpiece for the city’s bar owners is one thing. Being the mayor of this city is another. Since the rollback, Lynn is a better and safer place. The...

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What a difference a year makes

June 22, 2010
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When it comes to seasons past our memories tend to be short and blurred. The summers in a lifetime are almost indistinguishable from one another. One summer can’t be remembered from another during a long life, except for seminal moments, life changing occurrences or a popular song or two associated with that delightful moment...

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Iannetti, Nazzaro, Burri lead Spartans past Austin Prep

June 17, 2010
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Iannetti, Nazzaro, Burri lead Spartans past Austin Prep

They’re so well coached and well schooled and do all the little things that don’t show up in the scorebook. But they can show up on the scoreboard eventually and that’s what happened Sunday in the Division 3 North final when the St. Mary’s softball team took another step closer toward its goal of...

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Duffy leading quest for police funding

June 17, 2010
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Councillor at Large Stephen Duffy’s proposal to solicit money from members of Lynn’s business community to beef up the police budget is unique and controversial at the same time. “If the Police Department can’t find the resources it needs, I will,” Duffy told the Journal earlier this week. He remains adamant about his proposal,...

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Budget hearings to highlight furloughs

June 17, 2010
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The Lynn City Council will begin holding budget hearings Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The review of the budget to be discussed Tuesday evening includes public safety and other city spending. It is expected that there could be a discussion on the School Department’s proposal for unpaid furloughs as a way to make-up for budget...

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Controlling and or stunting gang activity

June 17, 2010
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Once again, the future of the Police Department’s anti-gang unit is being offered as a martyr to the bad economy. Some councilors are running around trying to get local downtown businessmen to contribute $200,000 to close the gap so the anti-gang force can continue its work in the city during the hot summer months....

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Obituaries 06-17-2010

June 17, 2010
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Linda Coppola Lynn resident Linda M. (Forgione) Coppola of Lynn, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on June 10. She was the loving mother of Nicole Raukohl and her husband, Jonathan, of South Boston, Robert Coppola of Wakefield and Tayla Fiore of Lynn; beloved daughter of Anthony Forgione of Lynn and the late...

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Governor Patrick on triumphant Lynn tour

June 10, 2010
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Governor Patrick on triumphant Lynn tour

Govenor Deval Patrick began his day at the Lynn Health Center, moved on to Bridgewell – Lynn Mental Health Center on Boston Street and closed the circle at Lynn/Nahant Beach. In all three visits to locations either being expanded or rehabbed with the aid of state funding, Patrick was met with cheers and positive...

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Phelan takes emergency action after bloody pit bull maulings

June 10, 2010
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Two brutal and bloody pit bull maulings that took place over the Memorial Day weekend in Lynn have led City Council President Tim Phelan to seek an immediate amendment to the City’s Dog Ordinance. Phelan’s amendment seeks to place added restrictions on pit-bull ownership in the city by increasing fines and providing for impounding...

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Drewicz kindergarten students excel in US census poster contest

June 10, 2010
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The kindergarten students in Pam Laramie’s class at the Drewicz School are certainly making a good ac-count of themselves in the ongoing U.S. census effort. Not only are they learning about the federal population count that takes place every 10 years, they’re drawing upon their other budding artistic skills as well. The 24 students...

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The re-opening of the Ward Bath House

June 10, 2010
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It was a fine day for the Lynn/Nahant Beach Reservation as the governor cut the ribbon with members of the Ward Family celebrating the opening of the Ward Bath House. In modern times, no governor has done more for the beach through his designees than Governor Deval Patrick. No DCR Commissioner – and in...

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The Friends of Lynn/Nahant Beach

June 10, 2010
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We also wish to thank the members and the leadership of the Friends of the Lynn/Nahant Beach for their amazing efforts during the past three years to get the job done. President Robert Tucker has done a fabulous job with the membership of this neighborhood group. Not enough can be said about the effect...

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Obituaries 06-09-2010

June 10, 2010
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Paul Cunneen Malden resident Paul R. Cunneen of Malden died on June 4. He was the beloved fiancee of Sandie Giordano of Lynn; devoted father of Joseph Cunneen and Robert Wilson, both of Malden; loving son of Lorraine (Dulong) Cunneen and the late Paul F. Cunneen; dear brother of James Cunneen and his wife,...

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City facing real time budget realities; mayor trying to avoid layoffs

June 5, 2010
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The city is facing a moment of truth as Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy is making every effort to avoid layoffs during a budget season when there is less money around than last year. The raecession and everything else affecting the local economy has caused the mayor to strip away whatever she can in order to...

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