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Beaches in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Swampscott show improvement

State beaches in Nahant and Revere passed 100 percent of local water quality tests in 2014, while King’s Beach in Lynn and Swampscott passed 88 percent of last year’s tests.

JB Blood building will house KIPP kindergarten

The charter school will open a 120-student kindergarten in August as part of a long-term plan to offer K-12 education in Lynn.

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KIPP’s first four-year class to graduate in June

The charter school got its festivities off to a good start with a commitment ceremony where seniors shared their post-graduation plans.

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Lynn YMCA keeps 50-year members running

They run, they lift weights and they laugh off the idea of slowing down in their 70s and 80s.

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Ex-Lynn fireman reignites love for art

It took prodding from his wife to convince Anthony “Skip” DeLuca to enter this month’s Lynnfield Art Guild show, but the encouragement paid off. 

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Crews monitoring Lynn brush fire site

A brush fire that plagued residents of Ward 1 over the holiday weekend is still smouldering.

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Pair struck by drone at Marblehead Memorial Day parade

The two people, one of them a former reporter for New England Cable News, were not seriously hurt.

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Lynn hit-and-run victim remains hospitalized

The man remained in serious condition Tuesday after being injured the previous evening in a moped accident on Union Street in which the scooter burst into flames upon impact.

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English High sophomores host 5K

The fundraiser will benefit the Class of 2017's senior-year expenses.

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Today in Sports

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Peabody, Classical baseball meet today to decide NEC/North title

Lacrosse Roundup: Swampscott boys stumble against Gloucester

The Swampscott boys’ lacrosse team already has a spot in the postseason in its pocket thanks to winning the Northeastern Conference/South title, which is a good thing following a surprising 14-10 loss to Gloucester at Blocksidge Field.

Posted: May 26, 2015
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Peabody clinches share of NEC/North title

Tanners roll to 11-1 win over Lynn English.

Posted: May 26, 2015
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Softball Roundup: Lynn English breaks into the win column

It hasn’t been easy for the Bulldogs, but their perseverance finally paid off on Tuesday.

Posted: May 26, 2015
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Traveling with your dog will cost you _ sometimes hundreds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Having an 80-pound Labradoodle as a travel buddy means B.L. Ochman can quickly separate the hotels that love dogs from those that just put up with them.

Posted: May 27, 2015
US bank earnings up 6.9 percent in Q1

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. banks' earnings rose 6.9 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier as revenues increased, delinquent loans continued to fall and the number of "problem" banks reached a six-year low.

Posted: May 27, 2015
World's most powerful democracies discuss how to help growth

DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Top finance officials from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies are gathering in Germany to discuss ways to strengthen the global economy.

Posted: May 27, 2015
Quadruplets born to 65-year-old mom still in critical phase

BERLIN (AP) — Doctors say the week-old quadruplets born prematurely to 65-year-old Annegret Raunigk in Berlin are still in intensive care, but have been gaining a little weight and are being given their mother's milk through feeding tubes.

Updated: May 27, 2015 - 11:02 am
UN: Fewer hungry people in the world despite wars, poverty

ROME (AP) — The number of hungry people around the world has dropped to 795 million from over a billion a quarter-century ago despite natural disasters, ongoing conflicts and poverty, the three U.N. food agencies said Wednesday.

Updated: May 27, 2015 - 8:07 am
12 detained after fire kills 38 at seniors' home in China

BEIJING (AP) — At least 12 people connected to the privately run home for the elderly in central China where 38 people died in a fire earlier this week have been taken into custody by the police, state media reported Wednesday.

Updated: May 27, 2015 - 1:01 am
How 'Wolf Hall' director Jeremy Herrin keeps audiences rapt

NEW YORK (AP) — If the Tony Award for best director was handed out on quantity alone, Jeremy Herrin would easily be the winner.

Updated: May 27, 2015 - 11:02 am
Sitcom actor Diamond accused in bar stabbing goes on trial

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — The actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell" is headed to trial in southeastern Wisconsin where he's accused of stabbing a man during a confrontation at a bar.

Updated: May 27, 2015 - 10:01 am
U2 brings its high-tech 'Innocence & Experience' tour to LA

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — U2's latest live show included a call to fight AIDS, condemnation of the 1974 car bombings in Ireland, the voice of Stephen Hawking, high-tech stage gimmicks and just over two hours of music, including most of its 2014 album, "Songs of Innocence."

Updated: May 27, 2015 - 7:03 am