Obituaries 12-29-2009

December 30, 2009
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Belinda Sirignano, 94 Member of St. Joseph’s Society and Sons of Italy Belinda ( Paterna) Sirignano of Boston’s North End died on Christmas Eve. She was in her 94th year. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Society of the North End and the Order of Sons of Italy Lodge 208 Boston. She was...

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Lynn English gets an A+ – School recognized as one of the top school in MA

December 17, 2009
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Lynn English gets an A+ – School recognized as one of the top school in MA

Lynn English is going to have to build a new trophy case, and the awards inside of it will have nothing to do with sports. Although the high school is well known for its successes in the realms of competitive sports over the years, more recently Lynn English has been basking in the limelight...

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Eminent domain a powerful tool

December 17, 2009
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Eminent domain a powerful tool

The city’s decision to seize valuable properties along the Lynnway using court sanctioned eminent domain is an often used method of putting together important parcels for a development or a special need that wouldn’t otherwise come up for sale. In the instance of the five properties the city is seeking, it is seeking only...

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Land seizures to help in developing land

December 17, 2009
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The city of Lynn is resorting to eminent domain proceedings in order to secure five tracts of land along the Lynway as a first giant step in bringing development to one of the city’s vast, underutilized stretches of prime land, according to a host of Lynn officials including City Council President Timothy Phelan, Lynn...

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A brilliant Blue Devil – Duke’s Shadoff earn top prize at major law school competition

December 17, 2009
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A brilliant Blue Devil – Duke’s Shadoff earn top prize at major law school competition

Lynn resident Andrew Shadoff, a third-year student at Duke University School of Law, won the top prize in a major law school competition. Shadoff and fellow Duke student Greg Dixon received the best brief award in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps inaugural National Moot Court Competition held at Naval Air Station in Jacksonville,...

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Obituaries 12-17-2009

December 17, 2009
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Carney Barone, 95 GE Retiree Carney E. Barone of Revere, formerly of Lynn, died on December 11. He was in his 95th year. A member of the Gannon Golf Club, he was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1934, and a GE employee for more than 35 years. He was the...

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Lynn Tech captures Vocational Super Bowl championship

December 9, 2009
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Lynn Tech captures Vocational Super Bowl championship

Tech coach Gary Sverker and the Tech fans who made the trip to Quincy Thursday night for the Massachusetts Vocational Large Division Super Bowl knew what was at stake on Southeastern Regional’s last drive of the game: everything. Would the Tech football team be returning to Lynn with the school’s first-ever vocational state football...

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Mayor-elect Flanagan-Kennedy team starting to take shape

December 9, 2009
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Mayor elect Judith Flanagan – Kennedy has selected three members of her city hall leadership team. They are: chief of staff Claire Cavanagh and mayoral aides Jean Francois Gardy and Tracy Brown. Cavanagh has had a long and successful history at Lynn City Hall, working previously for four former Lynn mayors – Patsy Caggiano,...

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Get out and vote

December 9, 2009
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Everyone running for the late Senator Edward Kennedy’s senate seat will find out exactly where they stand on Tuesday. The important thing is to get out and vote. Tell your friends to vote. Make this a contest, not a giveaway. Make it a contest, not a hollow, unfulfilling exercise in democracy at its worst....

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The USS JFK

December 9, 2009
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Discussion is underway to make an attempt to bring the decommissioned USS John F. Kennedy to Boston. The aircraft carrier, as tall as the Empire State Building and displacing 100,000 tons, would be a wonderful tourist venue capable of generating millions of dollars while at the same time bringing tens of thousands of tourists...

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Obituaries 12-8-2009

December 9, 2009
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Joan Alman, 77 Of Florida, formerly of Revere Joan E. (DeFuria) Alman of Venice, FL, formerly of Saugus and Revere died on November 24. She was 77 years old. She is survived by her husband, Melvin; three children, Diane Cotton of Waltham, Danny DeFuria of Lynn and Steven DeFuria of Venice, FL; a sister,...

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Old Tyme Italian Cuisine opens new function hall

November 25, 2009
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Old Tyme Italian Cuisine opens new function hall

Old Tyme Italian Cuisine was campaign central in this year’s Lynn city election with several candidates choosing the restaurant at 612 Boston Street for their political gatherings and fundraisers. In fact, a few candidates simultaneously held their election night celebrations inside the popular restaurant and lounge. Two years after opening the 240-seat restaurant, owner...

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It is official – Flanagan Kennedy mayor

November 25, 2009
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It is official – Flanagan Kennedy mayor

It is official. Lynn’s Mayor elect is Judith Flanagan-Kennedy. The mayor-elect came out the big winner following Wednesday’s recount. What had been a 27 vote victory turned into a 45 vote victory. After the recount ended Wednesday evening, Flanagan-Kennedy said she was going to bring the city together and Mayor Edward Chip Clancy said...

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Alzheimer’s program open to the public

November 25, 2009
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The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a workshop presented by an elder law attorney, December 1, 2009, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Briarcliff Lodge Adult Day Health, 112 Kernwood Drive in Lynn, that is free and open to the public.  Legal & Financial Answers for Families Coping with Alzheimer’s covers wills, durable power of attorney,...

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Thanksgiving 2009

November 25, 2009
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This time last year, the national economy was preparing for collapse. The economy’s beginning of the end, or as Churchill once said, the end of the beginning, came into full force in and around Thanksgiving 2008. Yet we all sat down with our families and friends last year for a hearty Thanksgiving dinner. One...

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Obituaries 11-25-2009

November 25, 2009
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Patricia Kerrins, 56 Health Educator Patricia A. Kerrins of Lynn, formerly of Revere and Montague, MA, died on November 16 following a 16 year courageous battle with breast cancer. Ms. Kerrins spent her career in health education in Franklin County (Amherst, Shelburne and Turner Falls, MA). At the time of her death, she held...

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Grassa will attend Bentley University

November 19, 2009
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Grassa will attend Bentley University

His skills on the basketball court have been obvious for a long time. Jasper Grassa has been a notch above almost all opposing backcourtmen from elementary school on. By the time he began his high school career at Lynn Classical three seasons ago, Grassa’s potential to be a star player had been established and...

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The time has come

November 19, 2009
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The earth hasn’t stopped quaking in Lynn since Election Day. Everyone with an interest inside city hall and many of us who are home owners and property owners here are wondering exactly how the new administration is going to play out. It is hard to know because many of us don’t really know Judith...

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Glover leaves his mark

November 19, 2009
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St. Mary’s senior named CCL Most Valuable Player When Alex Glover became a regular player for the St. Mary’s High School boys soccer program as a freshman, he looked up to some of the talented seniors on the team, leaders like Kevin Hart and Mike Connors. “Kevin and Mike taught me a lot and...

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Front page photograph says it better than words

November 19, 2009
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The smiling mayor elect Judith Flanagan-Kennedy shown side by side on our front page with the smiling Governor Deval Patrick in his Beacon Hill office last week proves the old adage that a picture is worth 10,000 words. In this instance, it is worth more like 100,000 words and tells the modern version of...

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Lynnfield Street repairs

November 19, 2009
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It is gratifying to learn that Lynnfield Street is up for some technical changes that will alter the situation where Lynnfield meets the Lynn border. Councillor Wayne Lozzi is the point man for most of the upcoming changes, which will not be taking place for two years. These changes are all about opportunity. Let...

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Obituaries 11-19-09

November 19, 2009
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Dawn Blanchette, 51 Mixologist Dawn A. Blanchette, a 25-year resident of Charlestown, formerly of Lynn, died unexpectedly at home on November 7. She was 51 years old. Born in Florida, the daughter of Linda (Pitts) Farnham of Lynn, she was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School and was employed as a mixologist in...

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Gauthier commits to Southern New Hampshire

November 12, 2009
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Gauthier commits to Southern New Hampshire

Tyler Gauthier forever cemented his place in Lynn baseball lore when he belted a dramatic, game-tying three-run homer in the final inning of the 2007 Babe Ruth Eastern Mass. state championship game that the Lynn 15-year-old team eventually won over Plymouth in extra innings. Gauthier remembers his fence-clearing blast for the Lynn Babe Ruth...

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Revamped football alignment proposal makes sense

November 11, 2009
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Two very short words of advice for Bay State high schools: Do it. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association is considering massive changes to the high school football season, including the elimination of leagues and the creation of a very large and inclusive playoff system. The proposal was put together by people who know more...

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