Archive for February, 2010

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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The Super Bowl

February 10, 2010
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There was a little bit of everything for those of us who took the time to watch the Super Bowl Sunday. For many of us who take an interest in such things, without the Patriots taking the field for battle the game had virtually no meaning. For those of you who bet on Indianapolis,...
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Obituaries 02-10-2010

February 10, 2010
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Jerome MacDonald Amtrak retiree Jerome MacDonald of Revere, formerly of Cambridge, died on February 5 following a long illness. He was 81 years old. A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and an Amtrak retiree, he was the beloved husband of 51 years of Rose G. (Dutra); devoted father of Daniel J. and...
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