Richards named lacrosse assistant at Notheast

August 4, 2010
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Jarrod Richards will leave the Lynn Tech lacrosse program to become an assistant coach at Northeast Regional High School. Richards, 27, was an assistant coach on his father Jay’s staff at Tech in the 2010 season. Jay Richards was the original founder of the Tech program and returned to Tech this season after spending...

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What would a forensic audit reveal about expenses?

August 4, 2010
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Now might be a good time for the city, in this case, for the city council, to order a forensic audit by outside accountants of the various city hall accounts – from the retirement board, to the various offices and for every city agency with a bank account and or a checking account. It...

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The mayor and the wind turbine

August 4, 2010
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We absolutely support the mayor’s efforts to have a 254-foot tall wind turbine built for the Lynn Water and Sewer Commission and to be located next to its waste water treatment plant off the Lynnway. The turbine would be similar in size and generating capacity to the wind turbine standing on the former Forbes...

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The expanded gambling bill

August 4, 2010
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Unless the Governor or the Speaker of the House blinks, there will be no expanded gambling in Massachusetts and no slot machines in race tracks as well. After quite a bit of legislative energy being put into the matter, the only thing coming of it is a big row of zeroes – no expanded...

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Obituaries 04-08-2010

August 4, 2010
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William Allen Sr., 77 Worked at Charlestown Navy Yard and GE William D. Allen Sr. of Lynn died on July 30 at the VA Hospital in West Roxbury. He was 77 years old. Born in Lynn, the son of the late Earl and Helen (Giglio) Allen and the husband of Charlotte J. (Rimnac), he...

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Phelan uncovers rich trove of city owned art

July 20, 2010
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Phelan uncovers rich trove of city owned art

City Council President Tim Phelan has recovered and made efforts to preserve seven pieces of 19th Century art – museum framed oil on canvas portraits of former Lynn mayors that were hidden under a pile of junk in the basement of city hall. The artwork, which includes at least four pieces by the noted...

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Lynn Babe Ruth 15-year-old team wins District 1 title

July 20, 2010
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Lynn Babe Ruth 15-year-old team wins District 1 title

By Jennifer Mageary Special to the Journal For two years running, the District 1 finals have been a showdown between the Lynn and Saugus all-star teams. This year, the Lynn Babe Ruth 15-year-old All-Stars, under Manager Mike Mageary and coaches Brian O’Blenes and John Kasian, prevailed against the Saugus team in a 6 –...

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Lynnway odor mitigation on the way following meeting

July 20, 2010
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A Friday morning meeting in room 402 at city hall between city officials led by City Council President Tim Phelan and Councillor Peter Capano may have done the trick in persuading Garelick Frams officials to take bold action to eliminate nuisance odors that are tampering with Lynn’s air quality. Garelick officials were given the...

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The Lynnway odor problem Almost dissipates overnight

July 20, 2010
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Due to the concerted efforts of Council President Tim Phelan, Councillor Peter Capano, and the local Board of Health, Garelick Farms has made changes in its waste disposal protocol rather than face the cease and desist order the city said it was going to issue unless firm action was taken immediately. This comes as...

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Protecting the city’s treasures Phelan’s important task

July 20, 2010
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Thank goodness there is someone at city hall willing to incur the wrath of the Daily Item for preserving some of the city’s most valuable objects of art. The Item’s attack on Phelan for spending money for frames and other preservation materials (the Item even attacked him for a $1400 contribution in the name...

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Obituaries 07-20-2010

July 20, 2010
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Vernon Mayo Mass Turnpike Authority retiree Vernon B. Mayo of Everett, formerly of Deer River, MN, died on July 7 following a long illness. He was a Mass. Turnpike Authority retiree and a US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam Era. He was the beloved husband of 23 years of C. Diana (Albano); devoted father...

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What might have been

July 14, 2010
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What might have been

This week marks the anniversary – the first – of former Mayor Pat McManus’ sudden and untimely death. This time last year, he had announced his candidacy for mayor. I, for one, did not believe he had a chance to beat then Mayor Chip Clancy. Obviously, I was wrong. Now I know that Pat...

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Gaudet named Agganis Softball MVP

July 14, 2010
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Gaudet named Agganis Softball MVP

She just kept getting better and better in softball every year. In her final season, she was a captain, a Northeastern Conference All-Star, and a big reason why Lynn Classical softball reigned over the large school division this season. And Fallon Gaudet couldn’t have given her coach, Chris Warren, a better going away gift...

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Jarred Dwyer wears Agganis jersey proudly

July 14, 2010
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When Jarred Dwyer was a young boy growing up in Lynn, his grandfather, Bob Dwyer, bought him an Agganis All-Star football jersey. Jarred never forgot the generosity or intention of his grandfather’s prescient gift. “I couldn’t wait for the day that I could wear one and do him proud,” said Jarred, after receiving his...

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Council hearing debates new regulations for pit bulls

July 14, 2010
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Pit bull owners beware – new regulations are about to be put into place by the Lynn City Council. The regulations will actually be new restrictions with the effort being all about reducing the number of violent pit bull attacks in the city. A spate of pitbull attacks in recent weeks and months has...

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The stench on the Lynnway

July 14, 2010
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The horrific odor wafting in the air along the Lynnway from close to Walmart to just beyond the bowling alleys is an insult to everyone living in this city and calling the place our home. It is more than that. It is an embarrassment, a reminder to all those transiting along the Lynnway that...

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Obituaries 07-14-2010

July 14, 2010
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Vernon Mayo Mass Turnpike Authority retiree Vernon B. Mayo of Everett, formerly of Deer River, MN, died on July 7 following a long illness. He was a Mass. Turnpike Authority retiree and a US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam Era. He was the beloved husband of 23 years of C. Diana (Albano); devoted father...

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Long weekend, lots of fun

July 8, 2010
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Long weekend, lots of fun

The 4th of July weekend brought Lynners out in massive numbers throughout the city for food, music and fireworks. The annual fireworks display at Red Rock Park Saturday evening was a super hit. Thousands attended the fireworks display, lining Lynn Shore Drive from Red Rock Park all the way to Swampscott. “This was the...

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Easy living? – Residency requirement investigations in jeopardy

July 8, 2010
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The Flanagan-Kennedy administration has apparently stopped funding private investigators to pursue questions related to legal residency – putting the city’s residency requirement into jeopardy, according to city hall sources who wished to remain unnamed. This is a direct turnaround from the policies of the previous administration which enforced the city’s municipal residency requirement with...

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Agganis Classics Week starts this Sunday at Fraser Field

July 8, 2010
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Agganis Classics Week – seven all-star games in five days – starts Sunday and that means 275 athletes will be competing in front of families, classmates, friends, and high school sports fans one last time on the North Shore. The Agganis Football Classic is the granddaddy of all all-star games in this area –...

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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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