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LHAND is asking for a helping hand

The Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development wants help from the community when it conducts its latest citywide housing market study in hopes of better meeting the city’s needs.

LynnCAM pulls plug on its staff

The Lynn Community Access and Media, Inc. Board of Directors’ vote Friday to lay off the Western Avenue public television studio’s four employees on May 1 is the latest salvo in a battle over money between the city and the board.

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Ehrlich, Clinton discuss the elephant in the room

They spoke for more than an hour in his Manhattan office about saving the African elephant and eliminating AIDS before former President Bill Clinton shifted his conversation with state Rep. Lori Ehrlich to a topic near and dear to his heart.

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Pearl of wisdom in Swampscott

The Serinos in Swampscott are getting a new kitchen. And to think … it all began with a bowl of seafood stew.

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Nahant’s Chelgren talk of the town

People came away from meeting new Town Administrator Jeffrey Chelgren feeling he was pleasant and personable.

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Bolognese has already finished the marathon

If you think laying down what is essentially a mat over the finish line at the Boston Marathon is an easy feat … think again.

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What's Open/Closed on Patriots Day

The Item will publish Monday; the business office will be closed. Reader Services will be available by phone for any home-delivery issues from 7-10 a.m. at 781-593-7700 ext. 2.

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People, Places and Things: 4-18-15

Speak Up, the spoken word open mic that meets every Wednesday at the Walnut Street Café in West Lynn, will host a special feature on May 6 at 8:30 p.m. 

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Today in Sports

Baseball Roundup: Danvers' Dillon pitches a gem against English

With help from a freshman pitcher and some big hits, the Danvers Falcons defeated Lynn English Friday, 7-1, in Lynn.

Classical softball rallies late to defeat Marblehead

MARBLEHEAD — Senior Ivy Martin scattered eight hits over seven innings, and her Ram teammates kept the Marblehead Magicians on their toes in a 6-4 win Friday.

Posted: April 18, 2015
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New York teams post wins in Agganis hoop tournament

The 60th annual Harry Agganis basketball tournament continued Friday with three games, two of which featured out-of-state entrants.

Posted: April 18, 2015
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Countdown to Boston: 2 Days -- Dolan running to support his students at KIPP Academy

Name: Caleb Dolan

Posted: April 18, 2015
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World finance leaders see threats ahead for global economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's financial leaders see a number of threats facing a global economy still on an uneven road to recovery with U.S. and European officials worrying that Greece will default on its debt.

Posted: April 19, 2015
Austerity's legacy: British election focused on UK economy

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron and his main opponent agree on one thing going into Britain's May 7 election: Voters should choose the next leader based on the health of the economy.

Updated: April 19, 2015 - 6:03 am
Finance officials see rising risks to economic recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance officials said Saturday they see a number of threats on the horizon for a global economy still clawing back from the deepest recession in seven decades, and a potential Greek debt default presents the most immediate risk.

Updated: April 18, 2015 - 10:00 pm
Man pleads guilty in case over young daughter's rotten teeth

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — The father of a 6-year-old girl whose teeth were so rotten her life was endangered pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment on Friday.

Updated: April 17, 2015 - 10:01 pm
24 new HIV cases reported in Indiana outbreak, 130 total

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana county at the heart of an HIV outbreak has seen a "significant increase" in the number of cases more than two weeks into a short-term needle exchange program approved by Gov. Mike Pence, state health officials said Friday.

Updated: April 17, 2015 - 10:01 pm
Colorado law enforcement switches message to safe pot use

DENVER (AP) — Breaking from decades of "Just Say No"-type messaging about marijuana use, Colorado law enforcement officials are starting a new campaign designed to promote safe marijuana use.

Updated: April 17, 2015 - 8:01 pm
Ringo Starr, Green Day rock their way into Rock Hall

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ringo Starr was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a little help from one of his famous friends.

Updated: April 19, 2015 - 4:02 am
Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of J.J. Abrams

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mark Hamill knew he had to say yes when George Lucas told him about the plans to move forward with a new "Star Wars" trilogy.

Updated: April 19, 2015 - 4:02 am
Facsimile of first Elvis recording re-released by Jack White

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After anonymously buying Elvis' first-ever recording at a January auction, Jack White is offering a limited-run vinyl re-release of "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" at his Third Man Records in Nashville.

Updated: April 19, 2015 - 4:02 am