Archive for June, 2017

Lynn City Council Votes to Override Mayor’s Meals Tax Veto

June 3, 2017
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By John Lynds On Tuesday night the Lynn City Councilor voted to override Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy’s veto of the council’s proposal to increase the state’s meal tax by .0075 percent  as a way of bridging the city’s budget deficit. Ward One Councilor Wayne A. Lozzi was the only no vote during the meeting....
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Salem State University Trustees Recommend John D. Keenan as the Institution’s 14th President

June 3, 2017
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Salem State University’s Board of Trustees has voted to recommend John D. Keenan to the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (BHE) as the university’s 14th president. The vote concludes a five-month search that drew 106 applicants from 37 states and the District of Columbia, as well as three international candidates. The recommendation is subject...
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Save Harbor/Save Bay Issues Report on Water Quality at Local Beaches in ’16

June 3, 2017
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The environmental advocacy organization Save the Harbor/Save the Bay released their annual Beach Water Quality Report Card on the Metropolitan Region’s public beaches on Friday, May 26, 2017 – just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The report card is based on water quality data collected during the 2016 beach season on 15 public...
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Arthur Epstein Pledges $5 Million to NSMC

June 3, 2017
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North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) today announced that longtime Marblehead resident Arthur J. Epstein has committed a gift of $5 million to NSMC in support of the Medical Center’s plan to build a new behavioral health center at its Salem campus. The gift is the single largest donation in the 144-year history of the...
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Letter to the Editor

June 3, 2017
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THE LYNN HUNGER NETWORK To the Editor:             This May the Annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive made a big difference in the lives of thousands of people in Lynn and surrounding communities. The member organizations of the Lynn Hunger Network are grateful to the Letter Carriers Union Branch #7...
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The Boston Harbor Clean-Up:An Environmental — and Economic — Success Story

June 3, 2017
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A recent report issued by the public interest group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay informs us that the beaches surrounding the Metropolitan Boston area were open for bathing 96 percent of the time during the summer of 2016 and that, barring unforeseen circumstances, the outlook should be the same for 2017. This is quite...
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Sports 05-30-2017

June 3, 2017
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Nowicki is masterful in 16-strikeout performance St. Mary’s High School senior pitcher Mia Nowicki was every bit as good as advertised in the John Holland Memorial Softball Tournament – and then some. Nowicki struck out 16 batters and allowed only one hit as the Spartans defeated Swampscott, 3-0, in the championship game of the...
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