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Free Throw Contest

January 25, 2018
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Free Throw Contest

Leana Lewis, age 13, spun the basketball on her finger before the Fourth Annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw contest on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Boys & Girls Club of Lynn. Winners from the Lynn contest will compete in Reading next month.
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Heating Issues Plague Pickering School

January 25, 2018
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By Jay Lancaster The School Committee recently heard about the temperature regulation problems facing Pickering Middle School. Michael Donovan, chief of the Inspectional Services Department told the committee about the issues surrounding the rapidly aging heating system at the school. “The older portion from 1907 has lived its useful life, let’s put it that...
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Tremendous Honor:Lynn Fire Chief James McDonald says Goodbye at City Council Meeting

January 25, 2018
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By John Lynds It’s been a stellar career for one of the longest serving Lynn firefighters. Chief James McDonald, who in 2013 became only the 18th fire chief in the department’s 168 year history, has served every position since starting his career 40 years ago. McDonald rose through the ranks and served as a...
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School Committee Votes to Add Ipswich to Education Consortium

January 25, 2018
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By Jay Lancaster The School Committee voted unanimously to add Ipswich as the 19th member of the Northshore Education Consortium at last Thursday’s meeting. The NEC uses the combined resources of its member school districts to enhance educational outcomes for students across the region, with a special focus on low-income and special needs students....
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Classical Beats Revere, 49-47, in First-Place Showdown

January 25, 2018
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By Cary Shuman The Lynn Classical girls basketball team enjoyed one of its best victories of the Coach Tom Sawyer Era, rallying in the second half to defeat Revere, 49-47, Friday in a battle for first place in the Northeastern Conference. Irianis Delgado scored the winning basket on a layup after making a steal...
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School Committee Considers CPR Training for Students

January 25, 2018
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By Jay Lancaster Lynn High School students may soon be receiving CPR training if the ideas brought forward at the latest school committee meeting come to fruition. Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction-Health Mike Geary recently spoke to the committee about plans to train the district’s High School students in CPR. “Its a two-hour...
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LG Candidate Quentin Palfrey Addresses Lynn Democratic Committee

January 25, 2018
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Quentin Palfrey, a former Obama White House official and non-profit leader running for Lieutenant Governor, spoke at a meeting of the Lynn Democratic City Committee at Hibernian Hall on Monday. Palfrey, a longtime Democratic activist, announced his candidacy in September and topped the Democratic field of Lieutenant Governor’s candidates in fundraising for 2017. In...
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Energy Companies Have Helped Texas, and the Nation, Recover from Harvey

January 25, 2018
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By Andrew Langer Hurricane Harvey dumped enough rain on Texas to fill the entire Chesapeake Bay. Widespread flooding caused an estimated $190 billion in damage, meaning Harvey could be the most expensive storm in American history. The hurricane hit the energy sector particularly hard. Over a dozen oil refineries along the Gulf Coast shut...
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Have We Hit Bottom Yet?

January 25, 2018
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In the early 1960s, there was an iconic TV commercial for the long-defunct National Airlines (which merged into Pan American in 1980) with the tagline, spoken by the pert blonde stewardess, “Is this any way to run an airline? You bet it is!” Soon enough, that tagline took on an ironic twist in popular...
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St Mary’s Football Celebrates a Successful 2017 Season

January 25, 2018
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By Joyce Erekson The St. Mary’s football team sent its seniors out in style at its banquet held last Thursday at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield. The team celebrated another successful season that saw the Spartans reach the Division 7 state semifinal before losing to a tough Mashpee team. St. Mary’s finished with an 11-1 record....
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