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Gordon College may get another hearing

The city’s top attorney ruled Tuesday that residents opposed to a 2014 School Committee vote cutting ties with Gordon College have a right to ask the committee at a public hearing to rescind the vote.

New direction for Swampscott street

Town Meeting focused on its downtown streets late Monday night and into Tuesday, easily approving a zoning proposal to try and make Humphrey Street more pedestrian-friendly.

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Another $20 will flow into Lynn water bill

Water and sewer ratepayers will pay an additional $20 on an average $779 annual bill under a proposed 2.5 percent increase scheduled for Water and Sewer Commission review on June 3.

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Cole: 'Lynn’s best days are ahead'

Four decades spent working in Lynn transformed Norman Cole from a childcare worker to a top housing planner, and he has high hopes for the future of the city.

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Phony stickers cost $70,000

Two motor vehicle emissions inspectors and a service station in Lynn have agreed to pay up to $70,000 to settle allegations they issued fraudulent inspection stickers to cars with failed emissions control systems at a service station in Lynn.

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Home alone with history

Steeped in history and located high above the city, the Stone Cottage is slated for repairs to keep it from falling to time’s ravages.

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Swampscott couple contributes $1M to Peabody nursing home

Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick have given $1 million to kick off a capital campaign for the Chelsea Jewish Foundation’s new nursing facility in Peabody.

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Fire education program thrives in Lynn schools

The S.A.F.E. program has been particularly successful in Lynn, where the fire department has developed a solid working relationship with Lynn Public Schools.

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Today in Sports

Split decision for English, Revere track teams

Bulldog boys, Patriots girls take wins

Split decision for English, Revere track teams

Bulldog boys, Patriots girls take wins

Posted: May 06, 2015
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Tennis Roundup: Beverly gets back in the win column against Classical

The Beverly Panthers (3-4) snapped their four-game losing streak with a 4-1 win on the road against Lynn Classical (5-7). Beverly got singles wins’ from Peter Coletti (6-1, 6-2) and Dylan LeBlanc (6-2, 6-1).

Posted: May 06, 2015
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Lacrosse Roundup: Swampscott turns on the jets against Saugus

Leading by just a goal at halftime against Saugus on Tuesday at Blocksidge Field, the Swampscott boys (8-5, 8-0) dominated the second half for a 10-5 win clinching at least a share of the Northeastern Conference/South title.

Posted: May 06, 2015
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Treasury to expand government checking account

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government, concerned about possible financial market disruptions from events such as cyberattacks, has decided to more than double the amount of money it keeps in its checking account.

Updated: May 06, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Study: Top tech firms bypassing Asian workers for exec jobs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Yahoo and other major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote them to become managers or executives, according to a study released Wednesday.

Posted: May 06, 2015
Jesse Jackson keeps pressure on Silicon Valley to diversify

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson renewed his call for the technology industry to make workforce diversity as high a priority as product innovation during a Wednesday summit addressing Silicon Valley's shortage of women, blacks and Hispanics in high-paying jobs.

Posted: May 06, 2015
Using a smartphone microscope to detect parasites in blood

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prick a finger and have the blood checked for parasites — by smartphone? Scientists are turning phones into microscopes and other medical tools that could help fight diseases in remote parts of the world.

Posted: May 06, 2015
Study aims to uncover why cancer plagues golden retrievers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If a golden retriever gives birth, gets stung by a bee or sprayed by a skunk, veterinarians want to know.

Updated: May 06, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Are bungled VA claims systemic? Senators want agency review

WASHINGTON (AP) — Troubled by delays in handling veterans claims, a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday urged a wide-scale, independent review of the Department of Veterans Affairs for mismanagement and changes to improve budgeting and speed up applications.

Updated: May 06, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Robert Redford sounds environmental alarm at Santa Fe event

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Robert Redford is sounding an environmental alarm, saying the planet is changing and that "our opportunities are shrinking."

Posted: May 06, 2015
Review: Witherspoon and Vergara crash in 'Hot Pursuit'

"Hot Pursuit" has all the trappings of a buddy comedy except that whole comedy part.

Posted: May 06, 2015
State official: Clinton email practices 'not acceptable'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-ranking State Department official said Wednesday it's "not acceptable" for any agency employee to conduct government business on a private email server as former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton did.

Updated: May 06, 2015 - 4:00 pm