Driving force: Ferrari keys St. Mary’s team

March 4, 2010
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Driving force: Ferrari keys St. Mary’s team

Kirsten Ferrari would be making headlines on almost any other team but the St. Mary’s High School junior has been content this season making everyone around her a better player and her team a contender for the state championship. Ferrari, the starting point guard on the St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team, had...

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Cowdell says wire relocation could begin May1

March 4, 2010
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James Cowdell, the city’s development man extraordinaire, said that a historic moment is set to strike for the city. “The crux of the matter – the power lines on the Lynnway development property – are about to be moved. We’re on the cusp of relocating those power lines,” he said. Cowdell, Executive Director of...

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What is a nuisance eviction?

March 4, 2010
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I know a Lynn woman who owns her own home who became an inmate inside her home because of two degenerates who played the system, failed to pay their rent for longer than one year, and finally were evicted by court order – with the woman-homeowner having to pay a moving company to remove...

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Superintendent suspends Fila for one week

March 4, 2010
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Statement of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Catherine C. Latham I am deeply troubled by the penalties assessed to Lynn English High School by the MIAA with regards to the recruiting violations that were determined to have occurred. After meeting with all the parties involved and conducting an investigation, I have determined that, as principal,...

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Charter school scam vote

March 4, 2010
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Many, many schools in this city are underperforming or have students who cannot compare statistically to kids living in other towns less than two miles away. More kids here have lower reading and math scores than in most other cities and towns across the Commonwealth. Many, many students in the Lynn School system cannot...

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Obituaries 03-04-2010

March 4, 2010
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Bautista Gonzalez-Ayala, 94 Lynn resident Bautista Gonzalez-Ayala of Lynn died on February 27. Born in Utuado, Puerto Rico where he worked as a farmhand, he came to the United States in 1965, settling first in Newark, New Jersey and for the last 26 years in Lynn. He passed away at the North Shore Medical...

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Anderson signs NBA contract – Tech graduate joins Oklahoma City Thunder

February 25, 2010
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Anderson signs NBA contract – Tech graduate joins Oklahoma City Thunder

Lynn Tech basketball coach Marvin Avery felt in his heart he would be getting a phone call soon from Antonio Anderson, with the message that he had been expecting to hear. Avery knew that his former star player at Tech had been excelling for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the NBA Developmental League,...

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Tech wins State Vocational championship

February 25, 2010
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Tech wins State Vocational championship

The Lynn Tech boys basketball program was named one of the top programs of the decade by Boston Herald sportswriter Danny Ventura. Ventura had Watertown nipping Tech for the Division 3 team of the decade honors. Tech’s status as the best vocational school program in the state was reaffirmed Friday night as the Tigers...

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Doing what must be done

February 25, 2010
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Doing what must be done

Charlie Gaeta has a bit more vision around here than most people trying to help the city’s historically significant neighborhoods to come back or to re-do themselves. As the head of the Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development (LHAND), Gaeta’s efforts are more often than not routed in his understanding of development and how...

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Fila will appeal MIAA decision

February 25, 2010
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Lynn English Principal Andy Fila said he intends to file an appeal with the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association regarding its decision to penalize the English boys basketball program for recruiting violations. The MIAA will not allow head coach Buzzy Barton to coach the team during games in the 2010 State Tournament and Barton will...

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Barton’s suspension unfair, Draconian

February 25, 2010
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The suspension of Lynn English basketball coach Buzzy Barton by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association is about as unfair as anything having to do with high school sports we have witnessed in years. That the gratuitous complaints of a principal from East Boston could lead to Barton being benched and the Lynn English basketball...

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Tiger Woods

February 25, 2010
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Maybe you listened to him. Maybe you didn’t. But Tiger Woods’ apology on television last Friday was quintessential American media stuff. It was fabulous theater. Tiger even choked up a bit. Bottom line, we thought it was a US Open winning performance by Tiger, who now has come to understand that he has a...

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Obituaries 02-25-2010

February 25, 2010
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Karen Voto, 48 Whidden Memorial Hospital Nurse Manager Karen M. (Messina) Voto of Lynnfield died peacefully February 18 in the Whidden Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving and devoted family following a long illness. She was 48 years old. The beloved wife of Robert S. Voto, with whom she shared 24 years of marriage,...

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A Tori-ific Night – St. Mary’s basketball star Tori Faieta scores her 1,000th point

February 17, 2010
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A Tori-ific Night – St. Mary’s basketball star Tori Faieta scores her 1,000th point

Tori Faieta is one of the top high school basketball centers in the state of Massachusetts. College basketball is certainly in her future but the 6-foot-2-inch junior is having such a great time playing for St. Mary’s High School, she might want to opt for a post-graduate year after 2011. If ever a smile...

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Fire Department pensions are the tip of the iceberg

February 17, 2010
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Fire Department pensions are the tip of the iceberg

The Journal has learned that Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy is preparing to hire as many as 12 new fire fighters as soon as possible. Some say it is pay back for the support of the fire department rank and file in her election effort. Others in Lynn government say it is folly and that such...

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Teenager dies in Gallagher Park

February 17, 2010
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Pine Hill residents have been shocked and shaken by the stabbing death of a Lynn teenager at Gallagher Park Friday night. According to the Essex County District Attorney’s Office Huy Le,19, was apparently found dead at the scene by Lynn Police following a 911 call placed at 9:30 p.m. Lynn police reported no arrests...

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Classical prepares for post-season

February 17, 2010
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Classical prepares for post-season

Not too many observers felt that the Lynn Classical girls basketball team would be extending its season beyond the February school vacation. But head coach Tom Sawyer has done an excellent job blending the talents of the players on his squad and giving them the confidence and the in-game strategy that they needed to...

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An injustice

February 17, 2010
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The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association has come down hard on Lynn English High School at a hearing recently held last Friday. The MIAA asserted that a former assistant at Lynn English recruited East Boston High School student Cory McMillan to transfer to Lynn English. The entire series of events and the questions that have...

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Obituaries 02-17-2010

February 17, 2010
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Leo Cohen, 85 Past President Congregation Ahabat Shalom of Lynn Leo Cohen of Winthrop died at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston on February 11 after a long illness. He was 85 years old. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, he graduated from East Boston High School and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of...

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Paying it Forward at Brickett School

February 10, 2010
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Paying it Forward at Brickett School

There was much more than reading, writing and arithmetic going on at Brickett School this month. The students gave, and got, the important life lesson of Paying It Forward. What started as a fundraiser for Haitian earthquake victims turned into more when the top collectors earned a “no homework pass.” Instead of keeping it...

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Communication problems in Lynn city government

February 10, 2010
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The first confrontation between Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy and Council President Tim Phelan has taken place. It is over a meaningless piece of land being used as a tow lot and junkyard the council wants to sell. The mayor doesn’t believe it should be sold. But that isn’t the story. The story is about the...

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Mayor, City Council President trade jabs on sale proposal

February 10, 2010
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Mayor Judith Flanagan-Kennedy and Council President Tim Phelan have very different opinions about what to do with a city owned junkyard and tow lot on Harding Street in the designated development zone behind the Lynnway. Phelan and Councillor at Large Dan Cahill believe the small lot should be sold to the highest bidder as...

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Brockton hands English first loss – Berry-Rogers a standout in defeat

February 10, 2010
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You know it’s a big game when the ticket line stretches out the door and nearly every seat in the gym is filled. That was the scene Sunday at Brockton High School as Buzzy Barton’s No. 1-ranked Lynn English Bulldogs met the No. 4-ranked Brockton Boxers in a long-anticpated rematch of their Eastern Massachusetts...

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Job creation

February 10, 2010
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Since the national economy almost collapsed a little more than twelve months ago, the crying need has been for new jobs and better jobs to replace the millions upon millions of jobs that were lost and which, we believe, are not coming back for a long, long, time. The president is talking about creating...

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