The Super Bowl

February 8, 2011
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For those of us who still can’t get over the Patriots losing to the Jets a few weeks back, the Super Bowl held very little real interest. Some of us really didn’t care whether Green Bay won or lost or if Pittsburgh won or lost. We wanted to see Tom Brady throwing out of...

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Lynn Little Leagues to Pay Tribute to Alice O’Neil

February 2, 2011
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Lynn Little Leagues to Pay Tribute to Alice O’Neil

It will be hats off to the late Alice O’Neil as Lynn Little League baseball and softball players will pay tribute to the long-time District 16 administrator by wearing her initials “AO” on their caps this season. The news of the local Little League organizations’ decision to honor O’Neil through this thoughtful season-long observance...

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Make’em Laugh- Rising Star Sal Votano will Host Comedy Contest at O’Brien’s Pub

February 2, 2011
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Make’em Laugh- Rising Star Sal Votano will Host Comedy Contest at O’Brien’s Pub

After walking around the block one day, Sal Votano told his wife Risa that he wanted to be a standup comic. “She started laughing at me and I got my first laugh,” recalled Votano. Audiences at comedy venues throughout New England have been laughing hard at Votano ever since. The Lynn native and former...

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City Suing Salem over Large Lowe’s

February 2, 2011
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City Suing Salem over Large Lowe’s

The Lynn City Council rose up in mightiness and sent a message to the city of Salem last week. In so many words, the council delivered this message to the city of Salem and its Planning Board: “Don’t tread on the city of Lynn.” By a 9-0 vote, the city council authorized a lawsuit...

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The Beauty and the Beast

February 2, 2011
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This winter’s snow storms have transformed the city. It has changed our habits, how we shop, where we expect to park, when we go out and who can come to visit. For retailers on Lewis Street and in the downtown, the heavy snow of January has caused business to stall just a bit. The...

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Applause for Police, Fire and Rescue

February 2, 2011
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The cave in of the roof in the off-the-Lynnway garage housing the city’s bus services caught two drivers under tons of snow and steel and cement last week. What might have been a deadly incident turned into a search and rescue mission, and then to a rescue mission only that had a very happy...

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Obituaries 01-02-2011

February 2, 2011
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Marie Brown Of Lynn, formerly of Revere Marie E. (Harrigan) Brown, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly in Lynn on January 28. She was in her 82nd year. She was the wife of the late Joseph B. Brown; devoted mother of James L. Brown and his wife, Margaret M., Paul A. Brown and his significant...

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Town and Gown

January 25, 2011
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Town and Gown

English graduates Saltzman and Curtis tie the knot after successful collegiate athletic careers in Cambridge They are shining examples for the Lynn public school system, two graduates of Lynn English High School who went on to college and worked hard to achieve in the classroom, while spending countless hours training and practicing fortheir collegiate sports....

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Chelsea Man Kills Woman; dumps Body in Lynn

January 25, 2011
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A 27-year old Chelsea man confined to a mental health facility in Revere apparently killed a 25-year old Peabody woman who was caring for him last Thursday. Deshawn Chapell repeatedly stabbed Stephanie Moulton inside the North Suffolk Mental Health facility on Ocean Avenue. According to Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley, he drove Moulton...

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Clancy Bests Barton in Harassment Suit

January 25, 2011
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With Councillor at Large Buzzy Barton’s considerable help, Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy pushed former Mayor Chip Clancy out of public life and into retirement. It was a big victory for Barton, who often felt done in by the ex-mayor when he was still in office. Now comes word from the Federal Court that Clancy has...

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Salem Approves Lowes Project as Expected

January 25, 2011
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The city of Salem’s approval of the Lowes development on Highland Avenue is a fait accompli. All the complaining this city wants to do will not reverse the approval. There may be temporary injunctive relief the city can seek in court and for a while, the development might be stopped. In the end, however,...

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Obituaries 01-25-2011

January 25, 2011
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Marie Wonoski Avid Red Sox Fan Marie (DiStacio) Wonoski of East Boston, formerly of Lynn, died on January 20 after a long illness. She was an avid Red Sox fan and finally seeing the sox win it all twice made her happy. She was the loving mother of Donald DiNicola and his wife, Pam,...

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Martin Luther King Day Brings All of us Together

January 18, 2011
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Martin Luther King Day Brings All of us Together

The 25th Annual Martin Luther King Day was celebrated in Lynn with a major event sponsored by the Community Minority Cultural Center. Held at Lynn City Hall on Monday morning, the event drew hundreds of people from all walks of life who came to remember the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King....

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Long-time Political Printing Business Shuts its Doors

January 18, 2011
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Long-time Political Printing Business Shuts its Doors

A regional political landmark business on Beach Street in Revere closed last week after decades and decades of serving politicians in Lynn and the surrounding area. Art-Tone Studios, a screen printing shop that has been open for 50 years, has been printing political bumper stickers and other campaign literature for generations, and the businesses’...

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Classical Girls Basketball Team is on Pace for Tourney Berth

January 18, 2011
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Classical Girls Basketball Team is on Pace for Tourney Berth

You could call the Lynn Classical girls basketball team a “surprising” 7-3 at the midway point ofthe season but Rams teams led by head coach Tom Sawyer have made a habit of exceeding expectations. Classical is on pace for a berth in the State Tournament after besting Swampscott, 44-30, Friday night on the Rams’...

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Alice O’Neil

January 18, 2011
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Alice O’Neil

By Josh Resnek and Cary Shuman Alice O’Neil, by every stretch of the imagination, was a legendary figure in the life and times of youth sports in this city for 40 years. Because of her leadership and interest in the youth of this city, many Lynn Little League baseball players had a great experience...

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The Storm Aftermath

January 18, 2011
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That was a real storm last week. Lynn got buried, as we all have come to know. Snowfall here was heavier than in Boston – which was heavy. Snow removal was a fulltime job for a few days. The plowing here is so constant that no matter how many times some of us would...

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The Patriots

January 18, 2011
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The utter and complete failure of the Patriots Sunday against the Jets has thrown the region into a state of wonder and despair. The wonder comes from having expected a certain victory. The despair arises from the stunning nature of the defeat. Bottom line, the Pats didn’t come to play and the Jets did....

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Obituaries 01-18-2011

January 18, 2011
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Elaine Bernstein Loved fine art, culture and chocolate Elaine Bernstein, formerly of Medford, died peacefully on January 11. She was the widow of Henry Bernstein, the daughter of Sadie and Jacob Stone, sister to Edith Ross, Ann Stone, Mickey and Morris Stone.  She left a legacy of love, strength, and sensibility to her two...

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Coakley’s Office is Investigating Alleged Misconduct at Trash Incineration Plant on the Rumney Marsh

January 11, 2011
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Coakley’s Office is Investigating Alleged Misconduct at Trash Incineration Plant on the Rumney Marsh

-By Seth Daniel For the Journal A whistleblower lawsuit against the RESCO trash incineration plant on the Rumney Marsh has apparently triggered an investigation by Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office, and one local group wants some information now. The lawsuit has been ongoing since 2009, and Coakley’s office is believed to have been investigating...

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City Mobilizes for Snowstorm

January 11, 2011
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By Joshua Resnek editor@lynnjournal.com With one big storm under our wings, now comes the second of the season and the first of the New Year. The city has mobilized its forces, from snow plows to ticket enforcement for those who don’t keep their sidewalks and pathways clean of the white stuff. Hundreds of tickets...

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Lynn Man Arrested in Connection with Bank Robbery in Everett

January 11, 2011
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Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with an attempted robbery of the Century Bank in Everett and subsequent police-involved shooting, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone and Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie informed the public today. Robert Giannino, 34, of Medford, was arrested by Boston Police Department this afternoon and was transported...

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Snow Emergency

January 11, 2011
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By all accounts, it appears that a major snowstorm is bearing down on us. After the last storm, more than 300 tickets were given out for failure to remove snow from sidewalks and pathways. We urge city officials to give strict instructions to those given the power to ticket that mercy should be shown...

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Overlooked and Under-utilized

January 11, 2011
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Lewis Street is the most under-utilized potential commercial and retail success existing in the city today. Instead of endlessly trying to dream up plans that will re-start the downtown, why not concentrate efforts on the busiest part of Lewis Street where business is abundant, where there are very few vacancies, and where there is...

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