Time is Ticking for Silsbee Street Project

July 28, 2018
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It’s been two years and the dilapidated building at 50 Silsbee St. in Lynn looks the same as it did when the Lynn City Council voted in favor of the project to rehab the space into a mixed use development back in June 2016. Despite obvious frustration from Lynn City Councilors over the lack...
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Shark Week is Back

July 28, 2018
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Ocean animals don’t always draw national attention, but once every year, they become a media sensation. That time of the year is back. First aired on July 17, 1988, Shark Week returned to Discovery Channel this week to celebrate its 30-year anniversary. The 10-show lineup launched with a bang on Sunday, starring the week’s...
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MCU Awards Scholarships to Local High School Students

July 28, 2018
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Metro Credit Union recently awarded $16,000 in scholarships to college-bound high school seniors. Metro’s Scholarship Program encourages high school seniors who are members of Metro Credit Union, or who have a parent or guardian who is a member, to apply for the chance to receive $1,000 towards tuition. Thirteen scholarships were awarded to graduating...
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Bill to Fund Municipal Police Training on Governor’s Desk

July 28, 2018
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The House of Representatives and Senate have finalized legislation creating a new dedicated revenue stream to pay for municipal police training in Massachusetts.  The bill is now on Governor Charlie Baker’s desk awaiting his signature. House Bill 4516 authorizes a new $2 surcharge on car rentals to support the Municipal Police Training Fund, which...
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Church Needs to Take Swift Action on Sexual Abuse

July 28, 2018
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For the past several days, articles in the national media have reported accusations of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual improprieties with several adults and his criminal violations of the sexual abuse of minors.  These alleged actions, when committed by any person, are morally unacceptable and incompatible with the role of a priest, bishop or cardinal. I...
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The News About the Environment is All Bad

July 28, 2018
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For anyone who is concerned about the environment (and that should be all of us), the news recently has been all bad. Here’s a sampling: A heat wave in Japan sent 10,000 people to the hospital, 30 of whom died; Denver set a record-high temperature in June of 105; and temperatures in Siberia and...
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Obituaries 07-24-2018

July 28, 2018
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Ruth Gray Will be truly missed Ruth M. (Hamilton) (Willliams) Gray of  Manchester, N.H., formerly of Jamaica Plain,  passed away suddenly on July 18. She was the wife of Vernon Gray and the daughter of Walter and Mary (Lawlor) Hamilton.  Ruth leaves her daughter, Lisa Phipps and her husband, Richard of Lynn, George Williams...
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Golden Fleece Lodge of Masons in Lynn

July 21, 2018
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Golden Fleece Lodge of Masons in Lynn

Worshipful Small collected over 500 pounds of pull-tabs, along with other members, from churches, campgrounds, libraries and the general public. Proceeds from the weight of the tabs, fund the transportation of burned children and their families worldwide, to the Shriners Burn Hospital in Boston for free medical care. Families served just in this past...
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Karin McCarthy Named New Executive Director of the Lynn Chamber of Commerce

July 21, 2018
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Karin McCarthy Named New Executive Director of the Lynn Chamber of Commerce

Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman Rick Wood has announced that Karin McCarthy has been selected as the new executive director of the organization. “We’re excited to have a new executive director,” Wood told the Lynn Journal. “Karin has a great background, and we’re looking forward to her beginning in her leadership position in...
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Lynn City Council Votes to Give Munroe Street Project Tax Break

July 21, 2018
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There are two schools of thought on the proposed multimillion dollar project at 34-38 Munroe Street. One side agrees that while the city needs to borrow money, raise fees and increase taxes in order to close a budget shortfall—this is not the time to give a developer a tax-break incentive to get a market...
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Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival

July 21, 2018
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This weekend marks the 15th annual International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach. Thousands of  Revere residents, as well as hundreds of thousands of visitors from throughout the Boston area, will flock to America’s oldest public beach to view the works of art from 15 sand sculptors from all over the world who will compete...
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Agganis Football Game Concludes Exciting Week of Competition

July 21, 2018
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The 57th Harry Agganis Football All-Star Game concluded an exciting week of competition for the area’s graduating seniors who all enjoyed playing a high school game for the final time in their careers. Lynnfield quarterback Matt Mortellite scored the winning touchdown on the final play of the game, diving in to the end zone...
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Fourth of July Field Day at Gowdy Park

July 13, 2018
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Fourth of July Field Day at Gowdy Park

Bicyclists waiting to begin Field day competition at the Gowdy Park Fourth of July celebration.
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Marquee Matchup:St Mary’s to Host DiBiaso-led CM on Sept 21

July 13, 2018
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Marquee Matchup:St Mary’s to Host DiBiaso-led CM on Sept 21

There is a date that Lynn football fans must circle on their calendar this fall. of On Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at Manning Field, the St. Mary’s High School football team, led by first-year head coach Sean Driscoll, will host powerful Catholic Memorial, led by its first-year coach John DiBiaso, the former...
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Theirrien Named New Executive Director of Boys and Girls Club

July 13, 2018
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New Lynn Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Brian Theirrien hopes to expand the number of programs available for youths at the club this fall. Theirrien, 41, began on July 2 as the new executive director of the club located on North Common Street. He succeeds Robert “Obie” Barker, who stepped down after 19...
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Owner of Salem Roast Beef Restaurant Pleads Guilty to Federal Tax Charges

July 13, 2018
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The owner of King’s Roast Beef in Salem pleaded guilty last week in federal court in Boston to failing to pay approximately $383,000 in taxes. John Kalantzis, 52, of Lynn, pleaded guilty to two counts of aiding and assisting in filing a false tax return. U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young scheduled sentencing...
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Annual Family Cookout,Food Drive Set for July 15

July 13, 2018
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The Lynn Democratic City Committee’s Nineteenth Annual Family Cookout and Tenth Annual Food Drive will be held on Sunday, July 15, from 2-5 p.m. at the Lynn Museum, 590 Washington St, Lynn. Among those expected to attend are Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin, State Auditor Suzanne Bump, Governor’s Councilor Terry Kennedy, Massachusetts Democratic...
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Masucci Softball Tournament to Start July 20

July 13, 2018
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Not that winning isn’t important, but it will probably be the last thing on the minds of those who signed up to play in the Vanessa Masucci Softball Tournament being held the weekend of July 20-22 at the Greater Lynn Babe Ruth complex. The focus instead will be on remembering  and celebrating the life...
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Curing Alzheimer’s in America

July 13, 2018
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Imagine waking up one morning and not knowing whether you’re in your own home, let alone your hometown. The faces around you are unfamiliar, and you don’t know who to ask for help — or what to say. This is a daily reality for more than 5.7 million Americans. These people suffer from Alzheimer’s...
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Make the Most of Summer

July 13, 2018
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My father who lived an extraordinary life, used to say, “When you look back on your life, you realize that all you really have is a lot of memories.” What brings these words to mind is the realization that the long, hot summer is upon us. With school out and the excitement of the...
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Obituaries 07-10-2018

July 13, 2018
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Hayden Wayne Shean Formerly of Lynn Hayden “Denny” Wayne Shean, 75, of Warner, NH passed away on Monday, July 2, in Warner in the arms of his long-time love, Deebee Bechta while surrounded by family and friends. Family, friends and others whose lives Denny touched are invited to a celebration of life to be...
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Knights Scholars

July 7, 2018
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Knights Scholars

The Knights of Columbus Valladolid Council #70 Scholarship Committee awarded scholarships to 26 graduated Lynn high school students. Guidance Counselors from each high school assisted in the process of the selection. A total amount awarded was $48,000.00.Shown (Row 1): Brianna Bardates, Adkerky Diaz, Megan Wilkinson, Janessa Fernandez, Emily Hurtado, and Arianna Alberti; (Row 2):...
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LACC Mayor’s Breakfast

July 7, 2018
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LACC Mayor’s Breakfast

Lynn Mayor Thomas McGee and Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman Rick Wood joined the breakfast sponsors for a photo at the Mayor’s Address to the LACC Breakfast June 29 at Nahant Country Club. Front row, from left, are Robert Tucker (LCTV), LACC Chair Rick Wood, Mayor Thomas McGee, and Maura Lynch (A. James...
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City Council Approves Bond Authorization

July 7, 2018
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The Lynn City Council approved a bond authorization of $5.8 million for upgrades to the the Hood Elementary School at last Tuesday night’s meeting. The school, located on Oakwood Avenue, will get a new roof, windows and doors. Included in the authorization of the funds are not only the materials but the design, installation...
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