Obituaries 11-11-09

November 11, 2009
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Stephen Bashore, 52 Carpenter for Seaver Construction Stephen Bashore died suddenly on November 2. He was 52 years old. A carpenter employed by Seaver Construction Company, he was born in Chicopee, the son of Arthur and Jean (Willis) Bashore and the husband of Elaina (Cherry) Bashore with whom he shared 20 years of marriage....

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Anderson considers his choices in professional basketball

November 5, 2009
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Anderson considers his choices in professional basketball

It’s decision time for former Memphis basketball star Antonio Anderson. The Lynn Tech graduate is considering offers from European professional leagues, but he may land with a team in the National Basketball League Developmental League (NADL). “I’ll know by the end of the week,” said Anderson, who lists Greece, Spain and Italy as possibilities...

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West Lynn Rams ‘B’ team defeats East Lynn in battle of unbeatens

November 5, 2009
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West Lynn Rams ‘B’ team defeats East Lynn in battle of unbeatens

The West Lynn Pop Warner Rams B team had accomplished a lot in the 2009 regular season but there was one rather large challenge left. Could the undefeated West Lynn Rams beat the undefeated East Lynn Bulldogs – a team that had several players from last year’s New England championship Bulldogs ‘C’ team that...

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Scuzzarella shows his talents on the field and in the classroom

November 5, 2009
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Scuzzarella shows his talents on the field and in the classroom

Brad Scuzzarella is making his final season of Pop Warner football one for the record books. Scuzzarella, 13-year-old star running back for the West Lynn Pop Warner ‘B’ Rams football team, put the exclamation point on a perfect regular season Sunday at Manning Field. Scuzzarella rushed for three touchdowns, intercepted a pass, and served...

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Election Day

November 5, 2009
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All eyes are on the mayor’s race today as the city goes to the polls in what has become a hotly contested race. Mayor Edward Chip Clancy appears to have marshalled his forces since his stunning loss in the primary to Judith Flanagan Kennedy – who won a write-in by 200 votes. However, both...

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Get out and vote

November 5, 2009
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You want Mayor Edward Chip Clancy to be returned for another four years, then you’ve got to get out and vote. You’d prefer his opponent, Councillor at Large Judith Flanagan Kennedy, well, you’ve got to get out and vote. You think you’ve got the answers to a better run Lynn, then you’ve got to...

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A few last thoughts on Clancy versus Flanagan-Kennedy

November 5, 2009
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It is very obvious that there is no love lost between Mayor Clancy and his opponent, Councilor at Large Judith Flanagan Kennedy. At a number of debates recently held they have repeatedly made every effort to outdo one another in every way they can. Flanagan-Kennedy, we believe, does not know they way but has...

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What might have been

November 5, 2009
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Halloween Night, I missed an old friend who always stopped by at our home on Ocean Street with his kids as they made the rounds Trick or Treating. Pat McManus didn’t show this year. The smiling face, the humble countenance, the soft hello, how are you doing was missed this year. Who would have...

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Obituaries 11-4-09

November 5, 2009
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Teresa Moscaritolo East Boston resident Teresa (Grella) Moscaritolo of East Boston died on October 31. She was in her 96th year. She was the wife of the late John Moscaritolo; loving mother of Carol Forlano and her husband, Vito, and Katherine Rivard, both of East Boston, Grazio Moscaritolo and his wife, Barbara, of Lynn...

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New England PGA honors Mike Foster as recipient of Junior Golf Leader Award

October 31, 2009
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New England PGA honors Mike Foster as recipient of Junior Golf Leader Award

Mike Foster, head professional for the past 34 years at Larry Gannon Municipal Golf Course in Lynn, received the 2009 PGA Junior Golf Leader Award from the New England PGA at the organization’s special awards celebration dinner Saturday night at the Wollaston Golf Club in Milton. The Junior Golf Leader Award is given to...

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Unique concert in memory of a friend

October 31, 2009
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In honor of Matt Robinson, a young Lynn native who had passed away this month, two brothers, Michael and Steven “Sven” Olbash, also from Lynn, performed a concert of sacred art songs and Gregorian chant last Tuesday night, October 20th, at 7:30 pm at the St. Pius V Church on Maple Street in Lynn....

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Classical hopes to launch volleyball program in 2010

October 31, 2009
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Interscholastic volleyball may be coming to Lynn Classical. More than 100 girls are participating in an intramural volleyball two days a week in the high school gymnasium. Plans are to have a junior varsity team in 2010 and a varsity team in 2011. Frank Grealish, a social studies teacher at the school, is overseeing...

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Appeals Court upholds Moran murder conviction

October 31, 2009
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The Massachusetts Appeals Court this week affirmed the murder conviction of a Chelsea man who stabbed a Lynn father of three to death at a Chelsea produce market seven years ago, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced. The court last week affirmed the second-degree murder conviction of Victor Moran, 27, indicted for...

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Clancy or Flanagan Kennedy?

October 31, 2009
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It is up to the voters of this city on next Tuesday to cast one of the most important votes in quite a while. The mayor of Lynn is the bottom line in this city – and most leadership springs from the mayor’s office. Mayor Edward Chip Clancy is facing his first real test...

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Obituaries 10-28-09

October 31, 2009
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William Thomas Raffoul Revere resident William Thomas Raffoul of Revere, formerly of Peabody, died on October 18. He was 94 years old. He was the husband of the late Betty Jennie (Cudnik) Raffoul; father of Donna Raffoul of Glendale, AZ and Arlene Collins and her husband, Leo, of Port St. Lucie, FL and the...

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Tierney endorses Capuano’s candidacy for U.S. Senate seat at Lynn event

October 21, 2009
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Tierney endorses Capuano’s candidacy for U.S. Senate seat at Lynn event

Congressman Mike Capuano came to Brothers’ Deli in Lynn Sunday morning for an “Open Mike” conversation, an event that was held in conjunction with his campaign for the United States Senate. The Open Mike events are being held to offer Capuano a chance to speak directly with voters and learn more about the issues...

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Phelan’s in the big leagues

October 21, 2009
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Phelan’s in the big leagues

I was watching the city councilor at large candidates do their thing on Lynn cable television recently. They were at the Knights of Columbus discussing the issues and making their comments on them. I thought to myself, after listening to all of them – doesn’t Council President Tim Phelan present himself well. He remains...

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Youth Sports

October 21, 2009
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Hole in one for Chris Warren Chris Warren was a Super Bowl quarterback at Lynn English High School and has brought the Lynn Classical softball program to the brink of a Division 1 North sectional championship. But on Saturday, he did something in sports that few achieve: a hole in one. “As a golfer,...

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DCR Commissioner Rick Sullivan meets With Friends of Lynn/Nahant Beach

October 21, 2009
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About 100 residents and a large number of the city’s leading politicians, including Mayor Edward Chip Clancy, attended a meeting last Thursday evening at the Diamond District Inn which featured Department of Conservation and Recreation Rick Sullivan as the main speaker. Sullivan was introduced by Robert Tucker, the president of the beach organization. He...

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The Friends of Lynn/Nahant Beach honor Robert Tucker, Thank Commissioner Sullivan

October 21, 2009
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The Friends of Lynn/Nahant Beach, whom have done so much to act as this city’s emissary to the Department of Conservation and Recreation, presented its President Robert Tucker, the well known former councilor, with a special award for meritorious service at last week’s special meeting at the Diamond District Inn. The award was presented...

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Congressman Tierney’s endorsement for Congressman Capuano

October 21, 2009
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Our Congressman John Tierney is a man to be admired and to be trusted, and so we agree completely with his assessment of Congressman Michael Capuano as his choice to succeed the late Senator Ted Kennedy as our senator from Massachusetts. Capuano’s visit to Lynn over the weekend – where he spoke to a...

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Obituaries – 10-20-09

October 21, 2009
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Ellen Stafford Two term president of Lynn Woman’s Club Ellen (Burrill) Stafford, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, died October 11 of complications from a respiratory illness at the Abbott House in Lynn. She was 80 years old. She attended the Cobbet Elementary School and graduated from Classical High School in 1948. For 28...

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Serious hard ball – Interesting premise at the heart of Lynn native’s new baseball book

October 13, 2009
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Serious hard ball – Interesting premise at the heart of Lynn native’s new baseball book

If Sean Deveney wrote it, people are going to want to read it. Deveney, a Class of 1992 graduate of Lynn English High School and one of the foremost sportswriters in the country, will be at Kelley Greens in Nahant Saturday at 6:30 p.m. to sign copies of his new book, “The Original Curse:...

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Tough talk vs. tough decisions

October 13, 2009
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Tough talk vs. tough decisions

Last week’s debate between the mayoral contenders Judith Flanagan Kennedy and Edward “Chip” Clancy was a modern classic Lynn confrontation between the reigning king of the city and the woman who wants to topple the king so she can be queen. The debate was classic because it pitted the mayor, who has made tough...

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