Archive for January, 2010

The Haitian calamity

January 21, 2010
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Lynn City Hall has organized itself to be of aid to the city’s Haitian population by giving outreach to those who are living here and then providing as well access to charitable and humanitarian groups. Nearly all of us who live here and who call this place our home, have been moved and horrified...
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Get out and vote

January 21, 2010
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Those of us who admired the good that Senator Ted Kennedy did when he ruled the senate are astonished and frankly, are a bit mortified that state Senator Scott Brown might beat Attorney General Martha Coakley in Tuesday’s election finale. That’s politics for you – but the election isn’t over yet. Whomever you are...
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Obituaries 01-20-2010

January 21, 2010
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Mary LoRusso, 84 Homemaker, Activist and Realty Proprietor Mary (Sciola) LoRusso of North Everett died on January 16 at Bear Hill Nursing Home in Stoneham. She was 84 years old. She was born in Orsogna, Abruzza, Italy, October 10, 1925, high on the Apennine mountain range near the Adriatic Sea. In 1934, she and...
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Eventful first week in office for Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy

January 13, 2010
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Eventful first week in office for Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy

The inauguration of the 2010 Lynn City Government last Monday night was followed by a busy first week in office for Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy. The 57th mayor of Lynn and its first woman mayor was sworn in historic fashion at city hall by Mary Lou Muirhead, an associate justice of the Boston Housing...
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No Joke – Two Lynn residence write a comic book history on Boston

January 13, 2010
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No Joke – Two Lynn residence write a comic book history on Boston

The Lynn Journal had a chance to sit down with both of the Lynn residents involved in the Boston Comics Roundtable’s anthology, Inbound 4: A Comic Book History Of Boston. Ron LeBrasseur was featured for his Lost Pirate Treasure of Dungeon Rock of Lynn, and Joshua Santa Cruz created his narrative of the Boston...
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The worst is behind us

January 13, 2010
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This time last year most of us were fearful that the economy was going to completely collapse – and our dreams and financial lives with it. One year later, and we’re still mired in a no jobs being created type of economic atmosphere but for the most part, the worst days seem to have...
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Firefighter Mark Ducharme

January 13, 2010
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The collapse of Lynn firefighter Mark Ducharme at a recent fire on Oakwood Avenue has left him hospitalized but much better off than when he got to the hospital the morning of the fire. He most likely suffered a heart attack while going about his job at the fire. If his colleague firefighter Tim...
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The Lynn fire chief issue

January 13, 2010
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With a Superior Court case and union involvement and civil service and all kinds of arcane rules and regulations, appointing a new Lynn Fire Chief has taken on the appearance of the recently enacted national health care bill which ran more than 1000 pages. Why can’t the mayor simply appoint the best man for...
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Missing documents

January 13, 2010
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It is incomprehensible to believe that former Mayor Chip Clancy removed documents from city hall that aren’t backed up on computers in other offices inside city hall. Copies of city contracts must assuredly be kept in the city solicitor’s office. Payroll registers by law must be kept by the treasurer and auditor, and on...
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Obituaries 01-13-2010

January 13, 2010
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James Urban Malden resident James F. Urban of Malden, formerly of East Boston, died on January 8. A former employee of Stride Rite Shoes of Boston, he was the beloved husband of Claudine A. (Wentziger) Urban; devoted father of Philip A. Urban of Malden and Christopher F. Urban and his wife, Florence, of Lynn;...
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