Archive for July, 2016

Thirteen Schools and Individuals Honored for Success With Safe Routes to School Program

July 22, 2016
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Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today joined the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) in honoring 13 schools and individuals for their work to promote and train students to bicycle and walk to school in a safe manner as part of the Safe Routes to School Program. “I am thrilled to see the passion and skills...
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Summer Learning Collaborative Expands to 14 Cities and Towns

July 22, 2016
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United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley announced today it is expanding its highly-successful Summer Learning Collaborative to 14 cities and towns serving over 3,000 elementary school-age children in the region.  United Way’s Summer Learning Collaborative kicked off this month in several Boston neighborhoods, Lynn, Cambridge, Revere, Winthrop, Salem, Peabody, Somerville, Lowell, and...
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Our Summer of Discontent

July 22, 2016
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Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might happen sporadically, now when we go on-line each morning to look at the latest news, we find ourselves reading about some terrible act committed either...
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From Lynn to Las Vegas:Ward Wins Miss. Mass. United States Pageant; Will Compete For National Title

July 15, 2016
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From Lynn to Las Vegas:Ward Wins Miss. Mass. United States Pageant; Will Compete For National Title

By Cary Shuman As a young girl growing up in Lynn, Sonyaa Ward always wanted to compete in beauty pageants. But citing “a lack of confidence,” she backed out of Miss Massachusetts Teen USA and Miss Massachusetts USA competitions. Proving it’s never too late to pursue one’s dreams, Ward entered her first pageant, Miss...
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Gauthier Pitching in Arizona League

July 15, 2016
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Gauthier Pitching in Arizona League

By Joyce Erekson Former Classical High/Hartford University pitcher Kyle Gauthier is making some noise this summer as a free agent with the Arizona League Padres, a rookie-level minor league team affiliated with the San Diego Padres. The 6-4, 220 pound righty has appeared in five games (as of July 10). In eight innings pitched...
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State of the City Address Set for July 19

July 15, 2016
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Lynn Community Association will host its 6th Annual State of the City address with Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy on Tuesday, July 19th, 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus, 177 Lynnfield Street, Lynn. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Association President Tyron Hawkins said, “This annual event is very...
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Lynn Adult Education Offers New Services

July 15, 2016
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“Thousands of adults in Lynn do not have the skills they need to be able to support themselves and their families. Thousands of children are being raised in poverty or at the margins. Operation Bootstrap is actively engaged in efforts to develop the human capital this population represents,” says Executive Director, Edward Tirrell. “Turning...
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Rep.Crighton’s Housing Bill Included In Economic Development Legislation

July 15, 2016
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The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed House Bill 4461, An Act Relative to Job Creation, Workforce Development and Infrastructure Investment. Included in H4461 was language from a bill filed by Representative Brendan Crighton (H1089) that would expand the eligibility criteria for the Housing Development Incentive Program (HDIP). HDIP aims to increase residential growth, expand...
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Lynn Mother Joins Six Children as NSCC Alumni

July 15, 2016
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When Florence Kiambe walked across the stage to receive her associate’s degree in Liberal Arts at North Shore Community College’s recent 50th Commencement, she was following in the footsteps of six of her children, all NSCC alumni who encouraged their mother to join them in gaining an education. Today all seven Kiambes are gainfully...
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Meet You At Red Rock:Summer isn’t Summer Without Popular Concert Series

July 15, 2016
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It’s hot.  The kids need a diversion and you could use some relaxation after a long day.  What you need is a family activity that’s not too active but something outdoors, preferably somewhere cool.  For a fun event that’s just right for a warm summer night, the beach is the place to go. Each...
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