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HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT OUR HOME SECURITY?

Since there are several different types of home security you may find it difficult to choose the right fit for your home. Essentially, we all look for the security that allows our family to be safe and secure in the comfort of our home. We search for one that can simply help make our hectic lives a little easier.

At Wayne Alarm, your security and safety is our top priority. As a result, we have several different home security systems that allow you to stay on top of your security and benefit from it.

  • Home automation – With home automation, securing your home is simple. With the easy use of cloud access, you can control your settings from an iPhone, tablet, computer or any smartphone. You are also able to remotely arm or disarm your system, be notified when your children are home, and allow a service person or contractor to enter your home.

In addition to home automation, we also have:

  • Burglar systems –  We provide professional monitoring and security products for your home including access control and video surveillance to keep away criminals. .
  • Fire and Carbon Monoxide monitors – With Wayne Alarm, you receive the highest quality of detection technology. Once your alarm sounds at home, our 24/7 monitoring center is alerted at once. These alarms will sound if CO (Carbon Monoxide), smoke or gas is detected within your home or business. Once alerted, dispatchers are immediately sent.
  • Medical Alert – Our loved ones are special to us and often times, require care and attention all day to ensure they are safe. With Medical Alert Systems, you receive 24/7 monitoring, and in case of an emergency, help is just a call away with a easily accessible ‘EMERGENCY” button. A wireless remote activator that activates the system from anywhere you are.
  • Lyric – With Honeywell Lyric, you get complete control of your thermostat directly from your mobile device. Smart Cues are then sent directly to your phone when Lyric is in need of maintenance. The thermostat itself is Wi-Fi capable and features voice control, and even warns you about extreme weather approaching. The Lyric system also includes Lyric Keypad. The Keypad features Voice commands, Z-Wave Locks integration, and camera that takes a snapshot of who is arming or disarming the Keypad.

If you are in need of a new security system, reach out to Wayne Alarm at (781) 595-0000 for more information, or fill out our online contact form, and we will find the perfect system for you and your family.

23 Sheila’s Way Lynn

Saturday, June 24 12:30 to to 2 p.m.

Directions: Off Woodland Ave. South

Vacation at home this summer. You can enjoy the spacious private fenced-in yard with deck overlooking gorgeous inground pool ideal for outdoor entertaining. 8 room , 4 bedroom 2 bath split-entry located in Ward One off Lynnfield St. near the Lynn Woods school and Gannon Golf Course. Minutes to all major highways: Route 95, Route 1, and Route 128. Eat-in cabinet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, formal dining room with glass sliders to deck, replaced family room, central vacuum, and a garage under the home.

$449,000

 

17 Dona St., Lynn

Sunday, June 25 • 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Directions: Off Lynnfield St. or Harris Rd.

Location, location. Ward One corner lot, with 1-car detached garage, parking for 5 cars, fenced yard, kitchen/family room with vaulted ceilings and skylights. The finished area in basement contains a family room, the third bedroom, and a full bath. The screen house for the deck is included.

$399,900

7 Gallows Circle Salem

Saturday, June 24 • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, June 25 • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Directions: Highland Ave. to Valley St. to Gallows Circle

IN-LAW Rare find. If you have extended family, this is the home you have been waiting for. Large deck, balcony, 3 season sunroom overlooking large heated in ground pool, garden, grape vines and a beautiful large yard with views. Its location near historic downtown Salem, bus route, schools, shopping, hospital and parks makes this multi split level ideal. Featuring 2 full kitchens, open concept, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 7 bay windows, brick replace, cathedral ceilings, 2 separate central a/c units, and 2 car garage. Let your dog run free in the large fenced area. Highly desirable, both the interior and exterior layouts of the home set the ambiance perfectly for entertaining any size. Gathering in a welcome environment. Located at the top of a cul-de-sac. New roof 2016. A must to see.

$669,000

12 Carter Rd. Lynn

Sunday, June 25 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Directions: Broadway to Carter Rd.

Waterfront on Flax Pond. Once you see the view from this Colonial’s farmer’s porch you’ll want to make it your own. Pride and ownership shines in this 6-room Colonial with 3 bedrooms, updated kitchen, 11⁄2 baths, living room with gas replace, formal dining room, hardwood floors, large yard,  plus a 2-car garage.

$399,900

33 Reed Rd. Peabody

Saturday, June 24 • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Highly sought after single level living at its nest, completely renovated down to the studs. 4 bedroom ranch featuring a large gourmet granite kitchen boasting an expansive island and stainless appliances. There will be plenty of room for family gatherings in either the gas replaced living room or family room with a cozy wood burning replace and private deck overlooking the lush level backyard.

$479,900

Meeting Lynn’s health needs

For more than 125 years, Union Hospital has been a vital asset for the people of Lynn, and its imminent closing requires all of us to roll up our sleeves and get to work to protect vital healthcare services and save crucial jobs.

The good news is that we are making progress. In partnership with our community allies, we’re advocating to make sure that residents will be able to access the care they need after Union Hospital closes.

We engaged in a robust community conversation to determine exactly how to address concerns about the city’s health care options. This process began with a Community Health Needs Assessment we commissioned last year and continued through a series of meetings and discussions with employees, residents and other stakeholders in Lynn.

Throughout this process we’ve asked a simple, but essential question: what services and priorities are most important to meet the health needs of Lynn? The Community Health Needs Assessment identified more than a dozen recommendations in these areas. Over the past several months, residents, employees and advocates voiced their opinions, goals and concerns.

So what have we learned?

A series of priorities have emerged and residents, employees and community leaders want three key things. First, we want to preserve access to urgent and emergency care at the current Union Hospital site. Second, we want to ensure accessible and convenient transportation is available to North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) Salem. Finally, we believe it’s crucial to provide culturally appropriate care in Lynn that meets the needs of the community.

These are important goals. And we’ve begun to take the necessary steps to ensure they become a reality. Working with all of our community partners and our elected leaders, we’ve formed specific proposals and identified stakeholder groups to carry out the recommendations.

Preserving emergency services at the current Union Hospital site is a top priority. The Emergency and Urgent Care Service Planning Group must hold a public hearing to report to the Lynn community on its progress. Just as important, NSMC should design and implement a public service campaign to better inform residents of the location, services and hours of all its emergency and urgent care sites.

 

Generations of Lynn families have known where to go for their healthcare – Union – and now they need to learn where else to find those services.

Lynn residents must be able to access care in a way that is convenient and affordable. For those without a car, transportation to NSMC sites must be provided. We recommend that NSMC work with community organizations, such as the Mass Senior Action Council, and our elected leaders to explore options for shuttle services and transit programs for seniors.

Lynn is one of the most diverse cities in Massachusetts. To ensure it can provide culturally appropriate care and preserve jobs, NSMC needs to make real efforts to understand the unique health needs of the community – including veterans, those battling addiction and other underserved populations. It should also expand efforts to recruit relevant foreign language speakers into all existing health job-training programs.

Finally, NSMC must follow through on the plan it presented to the Department of Public Health. Last month, Dr. David J. Roberts, President of NSMC, was quoted in this paper saying, “We are seeing fewer people using the hospital since we announced plans for the closure,” and suggested that Union Hospital could close earlier if demand continues to decrease. We expect full transparency and thorough communication from NSMC around this process to ensure we are best prepared to continue providing the quality care our patients deserve.

We have made good progress to understand and address the impact of Union Hospital’s closure. But we recognize that confronting our community’s health challenges is a significant task that one institution can’t solve alone. It will take our continued collaboration across sectors – healthcare workers and providers, community advocates and government leaders – to ensure that Lynn maintains an effective healthcare delivery system that protects access to quality care and good healthcare jobs.

 

The members of 1199SEIU remain committed to this effort. Working together, we can fill the void left by the closure of Union Hospital and create a stronger and healthier future for our community.

 

Filaine Deronnette is the vice president Service Employees International Union Local 1199, United Healthcare Workers East.

15 Parrott St., Unit #104

Saturday, June 24 • 10:30 a.m. to Noon.

Directions: Broad St. to Lafayette St. to Fayette St. to Parrott St.

Beautifully restored library includes eight upscale condo units. Grand design and state-of-the-art amenities offer exceptional quality throughout. 6 rooms, 2 bedrooms, and 2 baths in a quiet building. Short walk to ocean and Goldfish Pond Park. Close to Swampscott commuter rail, T Station, and N.S.C.C.

$307,000

6 Bulfinch Rd. Lynn

Saturday, June 24 • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Salem line. Overlooking Buchanan Pond. New-to-market 6-room bungalow with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, all hardwood floors, 1 car garage, nice level back yard, plenty of privacy. Not a drive-by. Must-see inside.

$319,000

3, 5, 7 Border St., Lynn

Sunday, June 25 • Noon to 2 p.m.

Directions: Summer St. to Ashland St. to Border St.

New construction, luxury townhouses with 21⁄2 baths, 2 bedrooms and a bonus room. All hardwood and tile floors, granite, custom cabinets, replace plus oversized 1-car garage. Central air and more.

$399,900

Daniel G. Lannon, 59

STAMFORD, Conn. — Daniel G. Lannon, 59, of Stamford, Conn., beloved husband of Cindy Lannon, died unexpectedly on the afternoon of April 5, 2017.

Dan was born Nov. 23, 1957, in Lynn, then lived in Chicago and Boston before settling in Connecticut and ultimately Shippan. He attended and supported his beloved Bowdoin College in Maine before later receiving his MBA from Columbia University in New York. He worked at IBM and various technology startups for more than 30 years and was currently self-employed as an investment manager. Dan was an avid traveler, devoted husband, father, and friend.

In addition to his loving wife of 32 years, he is survived by his daughters Katherine and Jennifer Lannon; his brothers, John and Thomas Lannon; their wives; his wife’s family; and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is predeceased by his parents, John and Katherine “Kay” Lannon.

Service information: Family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, April 11, from 4-8 p.m. at BOSAK Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Ave, in Stamford, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 12, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea, 1200 Shippan Ave, in Stamford, CT. Interment will immediately follow at Woodland Cemetery, 66 Woodland Place, in Stamford, CT.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the: American Heart Association, PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005 or https://donatenow.heart.org/.

The family would also like to thank the dedicated first responders of the Shippan Fire Department for all their incredible efforts.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the BOSAK Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Avenue, in Stamford, CT. If you would like to leave an expression of sympathy for the family online, you may sign the guestbook at Bosakfuneralhome.com or visit the funeral home Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bosakfuneralhome to share memories with his family.

Fire shuts down Peabody water treatment plant

By ADAM SWIFT

PEABODY A three-alarm fire at a city water treatment plant shut down the Coolidge Avenue facility Monday night.

No one was injured in the fire, which started around 7:30 p.m. A Massachusetts Hazmat team was called to the scene for air quality and water quality testing as a precaution.

Fire crews battled the stubborn blaze throughout the night, with most crews leaving the scene by 5 a.m. Tuesday, according to Peabody Deputy Fire Chief Joe Daly.

“The fire got into some of the pockets of the roof that were inaccessible,” making it difficult to battle the fire at time, Daly said.

Breaking new ground for veterans

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Peabody fire prevention and state police, according to Daly.

City officials said residents should not be affected by the fire.

“It was a rough night last night, but there was no break in water service to South Peabody,” said Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt Jr. “The Massachusetts Water Resource Authority will be providing water. They already provide a percentage of water to the city. That will just be enhanced now while the water treatment plant is not in operation.”

 

A city in mourning

PHOTO BY SCOTT EISEN
Pictured is the scene of a fire at 30 Perkins Ave. in Malden where an elderly couple was killed Feb. 14.

BY STEVE FREKER

MALDEN—Family and neighbors of an elderly couple who died as a result of a quick-moving Valentine’s night fire are joined by residents across the city in mourning their loss.

As of Friday morning, Middlesex District Attorney officials had not yet identified the victims, described by neighbors as a quiet couple they said had lived in one unit at 30 Perkins Avenue for many years. Perkins Avenue is located in Malden’s Bell Rock neighborhood, one street from the Malden-Everett city line.

The fire was confined to the couple’s unit in the four-unit complex. A resident of the one of the other units, in a televised report, said the residences are separated by brick-lined walls,  a safety feature that may have helped stop the fire from spreading.

State and local fire officials called the couple’s death “a tragedy,” confirming in reports that improper disposal of smoking materials was the likely cause.

The fire started just before midnight late Tuesday and swept through the two-floor unit before being extinguished by Malden firefighters.

Malden Fire Chief Kevin Finn confirmed there were no working smoke detectors or carbon monoxide (CO2)  detectors at the fire scene. Chief Finn and State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey, who was at the fire scene Tuesday and on Wednesday, stressed the need for all residents to install and maintain smoke alarms and CO2 detectors for the sake of their safety and to help protect the lives of their families.

“This fire is a terrible tragedy for the family and the community. I urge every resident of Malden not to go to sleep (unless)  all their smoke and CO alarms are working,” Chief Finn said in press statement.

“Sadly, this fire reminds us of how important working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to give people early warning of danger,” Fire Marshal Ostroskey said.

The fire is being  jointly investigated by the Malden Fire and Police Departments as well as by  State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Office of Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, which is heading up the investigation.

According to reports, the fire started next to a couch in the first-floor living room. One victim was found on the first floor and the other in the second-floor bathroom. The elderly male victim was pronounced dead at the scene while the woman was rushed to an area  hospital late Tuesday. Middlesex DA officials announced she had died midday Wednesday.

Fatal fire in Lynn

By Thor Jourgensen

LYNN–The city’s fire chief said an 11 Beach Road resident died in a 3-alarm fire in that 20-apartment residence off Lynn Shore Drive this morning.

Chief James McDonald said firefighters extinguished the 4:46 a.m. fire quickly. The fire started in a rear third-floor corner apartment.

McDonald said the building is uninhabitable for at least a few days. Some of the building’s 20 tenants sheltered in an MBTA bus waiting for Red Cross aid.

McDonald did not identify the fire victim. State Fire Marshal investigators were on the scene.

Resident Richard Baker was drinking coffee in his apartment when he heard banging from the direction of the unit where the fire started.

“I went down the hall. There was smoke. I grabbed my shoes and left,” Baker said.

Photos by Keith Viglione

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Surf’s up on the Drive

Photos by Scott Eisen

Lynn Shore Drive onlooker watched waves crest Tuesday morning as a nor’easter continued to batter the state through the afternoon

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City of Lynn trash & recycling pickup schedule

Attention City of Lynn residents:

There will be NO DELAY of trash and recycling pickups during the weeks following the Christmas and New Year holidays. Please adhere to the regularly scheduled pickup as follows:

Blue Lids: Recycling carts will be picked up week during the week of Dec. 26 – Dec. 30, 2016.

Green Lids: Recycling carts will be picked up during the week of Jan. 2 – Jan. 6, 2017.

Unbagged Christmas trees & bagged leaf and yard waste will be collected the week of Jan. 9 – Jan. 13, 2017 on your scheduled trash day.

Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in art exhibition

An unnamed gunman gestures after shooting the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, at a photo gallery in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. A gunman opened fire on Russia’s ambassador to Turkey at a photo exhibition on Monday. The Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman said he was hospitalized with a gunshot wound. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Tractor-trailer accident injures driver

PHOTOS BY BOB ROCHE
An 18-wheeler flipped Wednesday on the ramp to Route 128 North from Route 1 in Peabody. The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries, according to police.

PEABODY — A tractor-trailer carrying trash rolled over Wednesday on the ramp to Route 128 North from Route 1 causing minor injuries to the driver, according to Peabody Police.

Peabody Mass. Dec.14 2016 rollover. State Police looking over the trailer.Bob Roche

Authorities respond to the scene of a rollover crash involving an 18-wheeler Wednesday in Peabody.

The driver was briefly trapped inside. But emergency responders were able to free him and he was taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to Capt. Dennis Bonaiuto.

Police said the 18-wheeler was not speeding when the single-vehicle accident occurred at about 1:04 p.m. The incident is under investigation by State Police.

Marie A. Brochu

SAUGUS — Marie Antionette (Lessard) Brochu passed away peacefully on Dec. 8 at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by her family and friends after a great battle with chronic illness.

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Lucien and Mary (LoPresti) Lessard. Annette graduated from Saugus High School and she excelled in hairdressing school.
She served for many years as a waitress at local restaurants such as The Ballard, Godfried’s, Boston Street Café and Spuds. Her nickname was “Lefty.” When she wasn’t busy with the hubbub of the restaurant, she enjoyed cooking and sewing. She loved being with family and grandchildren just as much as she enjoyed a great night out full of dancing and live music. She was a great friend to many, bringing laughter in her uniquely cynical and comedic way, and always lending an ear of support to the best of her ability. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

She was the loving mother of Parris Frediani of Melrose and Tammy Tambeau of Wilmington; cherished grand-mother of Lucas and Christopher Frediani of Melrose and Tori and Kayla Hudson of Wilmington; dear sister of Lou Anne Dalton and her husband Scott of Saugus, Ronald Carroll of Gloucester, Walter Carroll of Hampstead, N.H.; beloved former wife of Edward Brochu of Melrose and a loving companion to James Gerard of Saugus. She also leaves many nieces, nephews and close friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the L.C.K.T. Memorial Fund, Care of Eastern Bank, 441 Main St., Melrose.
Service information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial Celebration of Life on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. at Rosaria Restaurant, 190 Main St., Saugus. Please RSVP by email with the number in your party to parrisyvonne@ comcast.net. Arrangements by BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, Saugus. For condolences www.BisbeePorcella.com.

Claire L. Reynolds, 80

LYNN — Claire L. (Patrizzi) Reynolds, 80, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose, following a brief illness.
Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of Eileen (Dilks) Patrizzi. She lived there most of her life and lived in Saugus for several years.
Ms. Reynolds was a hard working woman who was devoted to her family, and often worked a few jobs simultaneously. She was an administrative clerk with Atlanticare-Union Hospital in Lynn for over 20 years and was a loan officer with East-West Mortgage for more than 10 years.
Claire had an independent and adventurous spirit, and enjoyed living life to the fullest. She traveled to many places in the U.S., Canada, the islands and more. She recently drove across the whole country with her best friend Edie Dumas.
She is survived by two daughters, Jacalyn Reynolds and Leah Reynolds, both of Lynn; five grandchildren, Nathan Reynolds, Tristin Thompson, Tarn Thompson, Rikki Rose Guilliford and Jake Fader, eight great-grandchildren, Dominic, Reese, Sadie, Adriana, Nevea, PJ, Ava and Taegn; a brother, Robert Patrizzi and his wife Mo Anness-Patrizzi of Cocoa, Fla.; and sister, Barbara Norris of Merritt Island, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death, besides her mother, by a daughter, Stephanie Reynolds.
Service information: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather on Saturday from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the CONWAY, CAHILL-BRODEUR Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, followed by a funeral ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Please visit www.ccbfuneral. com for online obituary and sign condolences.

Blanche E. Brown, 75

WILMINGTON — Mrs. Blanche E. (Keeler) Brown, 75 years, of Wilmington and formerly of Lynn, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 in the Lahey Hospital in Burlington after a long illness. She is the wife of Mr. Robert G. Brown.

She was born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Raymond F. and Blanche E. (Hyde) Keeler. She was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. She lived in Lynn until 1985 when she and her husband moved to Wilmington. She and her husband wintered in Florida for 15 years.
Mrs. Brown loved to shop. She was a loving and devot-ed mother and grandmother. Her grandchildren were most important to her. She was em-ployed as a driver and later in the office at the McGinn Bus Company.
In addition to her husband with whom she shared 51 years of marriage, she leaves her sons, Scott Burke and hiswife Julianna of California, Robert Brown and his wife Lisa of Saugus, Michael Brown and his wife Janet of Wilmington; a daughter, Kimberly Rulli and her husband Anthony of Billerica; her six grand-children, Erin, Michael, Bobby, David, Danielle and Kristin. She also leaves a sister, Edna Specht of Salem, N.H., and several nieces and nephews. She is the mother of the late Cherylanne Burke and sister of the late Raymond Keeler Jr. Service information: Her funeral will be held on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway, Lynn. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Donations may be made to the American Dia-betes Association, 10 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.

Doreen E. Bird, 75

LYNN — Doreen E. (Trippett) Bird, age 75, of Lynn, passed away unexpectedly and surrounded by loved ones at Lynn Union Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.

She was born on Feb. 15, 1941 in Lynn, the daughter of the late Binford and Mary (Piccole) Trippett. She was raised and educat-ed in Lynn and attended Lynn Classical High School. Doreen is remembered as a loving mother, sister, aunt, grand-mother and friend.
Doreen is survived by her daughters, Darlene Jules and husband Mark of McKinney, Texas, and Michelle E. Gerol-amo and husband Michael of Peabody. Her brothers, Ronald Trippett of Topsfield and Wayne Trippett of Salem. Her sister, Paula Fishner and husband Jack of Oregon. Her grandchil-dren, Nicholas, Christina and Spencer Jules. She is also sur-vived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Ron-ald Bird, her sisters, Marydale Harmer and Barbara Murphy, and her sister-in-law, Lynn Trippett. She was a devoted friend and care giver to Robert Desrosier.
Service information: Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 from 3-7 p.m. at CUFFE-MCGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, MA 01904. Her fu-neral will begin on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Pius V Church, 215 Maple St., in Lynn. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, dona-tions are welcomed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. Please visit www.cuffemc-ginn.com for directions, or to sign the online guest book.

Lynn Public Schools Senior High School Band Fundraiser

The annual “Christmas Caroling Fundraiser” for the Lynn Senior High School Band has now begun.
From Nov. 26 through Dec. 18 the band will be available on Fridays from 6-9 p.m., Saturdays from 2-9 p.m., and Sundays from 2-6 p.m. and will perform a medley of Christmas carols at each scheduled event location.
Each appearance costs $30.00 and all proceeds go to the Senior High School Band Scholarship Fund.
For bookings and further information, please contact Linda Patten at 617-240-8440.
Hurry and book and give the gift of music for the holidays!
Sponsored by the Lynn Public School Band Boosters Association

Lynn Museum’s Wine & Design series

We cordially invite you to the Lynn Museum/LynnArts for our upcoming ‘Wine & Design’ series! There is something for absolutely everyone in this program. Utilizing the amount of pure talent and resources in our own neighborhood, we decided to share the wealth and spread a little holiday joy.

Tis the season to be crafty!

On December 1st, The Agape Brewing Community will take to our main art gallery. Fresh off of their exciting introduction at this year’s History and Hops event, Agape’s mission is to support homebrewing, to build a community and to change the world.

Get your very own tutorial on brewing beer and soda with no shortage of samples.

Let Love be the reason for the season.. along with an ice cold beer.

On December 6th, the stems will be flying as Salvy the Florist’s Anthony Migliaccio takes over the Lynn Museum. With generations of Migliaccio florists in Lynn, they are a staple in our community and our #1 go-to for holidays and special occasions. He’ll show us just how to perfect those

holiday centerpieces, arrangements and even wreaths.

There’s nothing more nostalgic than the smell of winter and fresh cut flowers.

On December 8th, Pick Up Modern & More is the place to be. After an opening this spring, this incredible addition to our downtown is a booming hub of retailers, designers and community members alike. Their team will take you through fabrics, textiles and beyond,

for a truly hands-on experience with their very own stockpile of vintage items.

We dare you to try leaving without purchasing a little gem from this gorgeous location.

And on December 13th, we’re getting lit with Nancy Glidden from Elite Design & Consign. Do you have a lamp that’s been in your family for generations and just needs a little TLC? Do you have a vintage piece that you just can’t throw away and are trying to repurpose? Learn how to wire a lamp like a pro.

And do it all with the help of a little vino.

If you’re looking for the perfect DIY gifts for the holiday season, or if you’re just looking for a fun night out with your friends or your spouse, don’t miss this series while it’s here.

These classes, just like 2016, will be gone before we know it!

Classes are $20 each for Non-Members of the Museum. $10 each for Members.

Your ticket price will include two complimentary glasses of wine and a takeaway gift.

All programs are 21+.

For more info and to purchase tickets, please visit lynnmuseum.org or call 781-581-6200/781-598-5244.

This program is sponsored by the Lynn Cultural Council and Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Fidel Castro dead at age 90

In in this Feb. 6, 1959 file photo, Cuba’s leader Fidel Castro speaks to a crowd during his triumphant march to Havana after the fall of the Batista regime. Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90. The bearded revolutionary, who survived a crippling U.S. trade embargo as well as dozens, possibly hundreds, of assassination plots, died eight years after ill health forced him to formally hand power over to his younger brother Raul, who announced his death late Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, on state television. (AP Photo/File)

MIAMI (AP) — Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90.

With a shaking voice, President Raul Castro said on state television that his older brother died at 10:29 p.m. Friday. He ended the announcement by shouting the revolutionary slogan: “Toward victory, always!”

Castro’s reign over the island-nation 90 miles (145 kilometers) from Florida was marked by the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 and the Cuban Missile Crisis a year later that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. The bearded revolutionary, who survived a crippling U.S. trade embargo as well as dozens, possibly hundreds, of assassination plots, died 10 years after ill health forced him to hand power over to Raul.

Castro overcame imprisonment at the hands of dictator Fulgencio Batista, exile in Mexico and a disastrous start to his rebellion before triumphantly riding into Havana in January 1959 to become, at age 32, the youngest leader in Latin America. For decades, he served as an inspiration and source of support to revolutionaries from Latin America to Africa.

His commitment to socialism was unwavering, though his power finally began to fade in mid-2006 when a gastrointestinal ailment forced him to hand over the presidency to Raul in 2008, provisionally at first and then permanently. His defiant image lingered long after he gave up his trademark Cohiba cigars for health reasons and his tall frame grew stooped.

“Socialism or death” remained Castro’s rallying cry even as Western-style democracy swept the globe and other communist regimes in China and Vietnam embraced capitalism, leaving this island of 11 million people an economically crippled Marxist curiosity.

He survived long enough to see Raul Castro negotiate an opening with U.S. President Barack Obama on Dec. 17, 2014, when Washington and Havana announced they would move to restore diplomatic ties for the first time since they were severed in 1961. He cautiously blessed the historic deal with his lifelong enemy in a letter published after a month-long silence. Obama made a historic visit to Havana in March 2016.

Carlos Rodriguez, 15, was sitting in Havana’s Miramar neighborhood when he heard that Fidel Castro had died.

“Fidel? Fidel?” he said, slapping his head in shock. “That’s not what I was expecting. One always thought that he would last forever. It doesn’t seem true.”

“It’s a tragedy,” said 22-year-old nurse Dayan Montalvo. “We all grew up with him. I feel really hurt by the news that we just heard.”

But the news cheered the community of Cuban exiles in Florida who had fled Castro’s government. Thousands gathered in the streets in Miami’s Little Havana to cheer and wave Cuban flags.

Fidel Castro Ruz was born Aug. 13, 1926, in eastern Cuba’s sugar country, where his Spanish immigrant father worked first recruiting labor for U.S. sugar companies and later built up a prosperous plantation of his own.

Castro attended Jesuit schools, then the University of Havana, where he received law and social science degrees. His life as a rebel began in 1953 with a reckless attack on the Moncada military barracks in the eastern city of Santiago. Most of his comrades were killed and Fidel and his brother Raul went to prison.

Fidel turned his trial defense into a manifesto that he smuggled out of jail, famously declaring, “History will absolve me.”

Freed under a pardon, Castro fled to Mexico and organized a rebel band that returned in 1956, sailing across the Gulf of Mexico to Cuba on a yacht named Granma. After losing most of his group in a bungled landing, he rallied support in Cuba’s eastern Sierra Maestra mountains.

Three years later, tens of thousands spilled into the streets of Havana to celebrate Batista’s downfall and catch a glimpse of Castro as his rebel caravan arrived in the capital on Jan. 8, 1959.

The U.S. was among the first to formally recognize his government, cautiously trusting Castro’s early assurances he merely wanted to restore democracy, not install socialism.

Within months, Castro was imposing radical economic reforms. Members of the old government went before summary courts, and at least 582 were shot by firing squads over two years. Independent newspapers were closed and in the early years, homosexuals were herded into camps for “re-education.”

In 1964, Castro acknowledged holding 15,000 political prisoners. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans fled, including Castro’s daughter Alina Fernandez Revuelta and his younger sister Juana.

Still, the revolution thrilled millions in Cuba and across Latin America who saw it as an example of how the seemingly arrogant Yankees could be defied. And many on the island were happy to see the seizure of property of the landed class, the expulsion of American gangsters and the closure of their casinos.

Castro’s speeches, lasting up to six hours, became the soundtrack of Cuban life and his 269-minute speech to the U.N. General Assembly in 1960 set the world body’s record for length that still stood more than five decades later.

As Castro moved into the Soviet bloc, Washington began working to oust him, cutting U.S. purchases of sugar, the island’s economic mainstay. Castro, in turn, confiscated $1 billion in U.S. assets.

The American government imposed a trade embargo, banning virtually all U.S. exports to the island except for food and medicine, and it severed diplomatic ties on Jan. 3, 1961.

On April 16 of that year, Castro declared his revolution to be socialist, and the next day, about 1,400 Cuban exiles stormed the beach at the Bay of Pigs on Cuba’s south coast. But the CIA-backed invasion failed.

The debacle forced the U.S. to give up on the idea of invading Cuba, but that didn’t stop Washington and Castro’s exiled enemies from trying to do him in. By Cuban count, he was the target of more than 630 assassination plots by militant Cuban exiles or the U.S. government.

The biggest crisis of the Cold War between Washington and Moscow exploded on Oct. 22, 1962, when President John F. Kennedy announced there were Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba and imposed a naval blockade of the island. Humankind held its breath, and after a tense week of diplomacy, Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev removed them. Never had the world felt so close to nuclear war.

Castro cobbled revolutionary groups together into the new Cuban Communist Party, with him as first secretary. Labor unions lost the right to strike. The Catholic Church and other religious institutions were harassed. Neighborhood “revolutionary defense committees” kept an eye on everyone.

Castro exported revolution to Latin American countries in the 1960s, and dispatched Cuban troops to Africa to fight Western-backed regimes in the 1970s. Over the decades, he sent Cuban doctors abroad to tend to the poor, and gave sanctuary to fugitive Black Panther leaders from the U.S.

But the collapse of the Soviet bloc ended billions in preferential trade and subsidies for Cuba, sending its economy into a tailspin. Castro briefly experimented with an opening to foreign capitalists and limited private enterprise.

As the end of the Cold War eased global tensions, many Latin American and European countries re-established relations with Cuba. In January 1998, Pope John Paul II visited a nation that had been officially atheist until the early 1990s.

Aided by a tourism boom, the economy slowly recovered and Castro steadily reasserted government control, stifling much of the limited free enterprise tolerated during harder times.

As flamboyant as he was in public, Castro tried to lead a discreet private life. He and his first wife, Mirta Diaz Balart, had one son before divorcing in 1956. Then, for more than four decades, Castro had a relationship with Dalia Soto del Valle. They had five sons together and were said to have married quietly in 1980.

By the time Castro resigned 49 years after his triumphant arrival in Havana, he was the world’s longest ruling head of government, aside from monarchs.

In retirement, Castro voiced unwavering support as Raul slowly but deliberately enacted sweeping changes to the Marxist system he had built.

His longevity allowed the younger brother to consolidate control, perhaps lengthening the revolution well past both men’s lives. In February 2013, Raul announced that he would retire as president in 2018 and named newly minted Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel as his successor.

“I’ll be 90 years old soon,” Castro said at an April 2016 Communist Party congress where he made his most extensive public appearance in years. “Soon I’ll be like all the others. The time will come for all of us, but the ideas of the Cuban Communists will remain as proof that on this planet, if one works with fervor and dignity, they can produce the material and cultural goods that human beings need and that need to be fought for without ever giving up.”

Cuba’s government announced that Castro’s ashes would be interred on Dec. 4 in the eastern city of Santiago that was a birthplace of his revolution. That will follow more than a week of honors, including a nearly nationwide caravan retracing, in reverse, his tour from Santiago to Havana with the triumph of the revolution in 1959.

Lynn man charged in hit-and-run

By THOMAS GRILLO

LYNN — A 25-year-old Lynn man was arraigned Monday morning in Chelsea District Court for a hit-and-run crash that injured an elderly Chelsea woman over the weekend.

Arnold Hernandez is charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury, operating a motor vehicle without a license, and operating to endanger in a crash Friday at the intersection of 4th Street and Broadway in Chelsea.

Police say a caller tipped off authorities, leading police to the white minivan Hernandez was allegedly driving at the time of the crash.

The 72-year-old woman, whom police have not named, suffered non life-threatening injuries.

Thomas Grillo can be reached at tgrillo@itemlive.com.

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Child dragged by car in Saugus in stable condition

SAUGUS — A 9-year-old boy who was hit by a car and dragged 50 feet Friday night is in stable condition.
At about 7:30 p.m., Saugus police responded to a report that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle in the area of 166 Walnut Street, according to the department.
Upon arrival, officers learned that three children were crossing Walnut Street from the Kohl’s plaza to get to Walgreens when one boy was struck.
A 29-year-old Saugus man, driving a 2014 Nissan Rogue, was traveling west on Walnut Street. As he turned right into Walgreens, he struck the boy, who has not been identified, dragging him approximately 50 feet, police said.
He was taken to a Boston hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening, and is currently in stable condition. The other two children involved were not injured.
Following an investigation, police learned that the driver had a green light when he was making the right turn. Weather conditions and darkness are believed to have played a factor in the crash. The driver will not be charged, according to the department.


Bridget Turcotte can be reached at bturcotte@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @BridgetTurcotte

Last day to register for Nov. 8 final election

BOSTON (AP) – It’s the last day for Massachusetts residents to register to vote in the presidential election.

Eligible voters must be a United States citizen and at least 18 years old on Nov. 8, Election Day.

In Massachusetts, eligible voters can register online, by mail, in person at local city or town election offices or at the Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office.

Besides the presidential race, the election includes several congressional and legislative races.

Voters will also decide four statewide ballot questions, including initiatives that would allow more charter schools, legalize the recreational use of marijuana, allow another slots parlor, and ban the sale of eggs and other food products that come from farms where animals are confined to overly restrictive cages.

 

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Annette M. Healey, 91

SAUGUS — Annette M. (LeBlanc) Healey, 91, of Saugus, died peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, after a brief illness.

Born and raised in Malden to the late William and Mary (Canniff) LeBlanc, she was a graduate of Malden Girls Catholic High School, Class of 1942.

Annette worked at the First National Bank of Boston, before marrying her husband Bob in 1951. She raised her family in Peabody, then Melrose, and most recently lived in Saugus. She was a phenomenal wife and mother of six who was devoted to her family.  

Besides her husband of 65 years Bob Sr., she is survived by her six children, Robert Healey Jr. and his wife April of Burlington, Mary-Ellen Healey, Patricia Healey, Pamela Healey, all of Saugus, Susan Harrington and her husband Jim of Saugus, Timothy Healey and his wife Yassamin of Lynn; eight grandchildren, Carolyn, Brendan and Samantha Healey, Patrick, Daniel and Timothy Harrington, Mina and Nadia Healey, great grandchildren, Maggie, Mackenzie and Graeme; her brother, Robert LeBlanc and his wife Dorothy of Saugus, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Ronald and William LeBlanc.

Service information: A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today at Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus, MA 01906. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Multiple Myeloma Foundation, 383 Main Ave., Floor 5, Norwalk, CT 06851, or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 3 International Drive, Suite 200, Rye Brook, NY 10573. Arrangements handled by SOLIMINE Funeral Home, Lynn. For online guestbook and directions visit www.solimine.com.

 

Fugitive arrest on Ocean Street

LYNN — A man arrested Thursday morning on Ocean Street by Boston and Lynn police was wanted in connection with an August shooting in Boston.

Boston Police Fugitive Unit members arrested Winston Cottrell at 107 Ocean St. on a warrant. He is scheduled, according to a Boston police statement, to be arraigned today in Dorchester District Court.

The arrest brought three Lynn police cruisers and a Boston cruiser to the quiet residential street a block from Lynn Shore Drive. Two Boston police cruisers were on Ocean Street Thursday night and police confirmed they obtained a warrant to search 107 Ocean and seized a firearm and a ballistic vest.

Boston police stated the shooting they sought Cottrell for occurred Aug. 18 on Orlando Street in Boston. They did not provide additional details.

Luke’s Diner comes to Lynn

Item news editor Thor Jourgensen talks to fans of the TV show “Gilmore Girls” as they wait in a line that winds down Lynn’s Munroe Street for free coffee and a glimpse inside “Luke’s Diner.”

Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee shop was transformed into the diner which was a central hangout of the beloved over-caffeinated, mother-daughter duo of Lorelai and Rory as part of a nationwide promotion for Netfilx’s revival of the show. “Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life” will be released on Nov. 25.

Free coffee will be served at the shop today from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Police-involved shooting linked to robbery

By Thomas Grillo and Gayla Cawley

 

LYNN—A robbery at the Porthole Restaurant a week ago led to a fatal shooting by police in the corridor of a waterfront condominium building Monday morning.

Authorities identified the 57-year-old male resident of 300 Lynn Shore Drive, apartment 511, as the shooting victim and suspect in the armed robbery.

The man’s identity was not released pending notification of next of kin.

Just after 9 a.m., Lynn Police attempted to serve a search warrant on the fifth floor of the beachfront condominium building in connection with an armed robbery at the Porthole on Monday, Sept. 26, according to statement provided by the Essex County District Attorney’s Office.

According to the statement, officers announced themselves at 511’s door. A woman inside the apartment with the suspect subsequently told police the man pointed a gun at the door, at which point she fled to her bedroom.

The woman and police said, according to the DA’s statement, that the suspect told police they were not going to take him. Officers forced their way into the apartment, and, as soon as they entered, an officer saw the suspect pointing a gun at the door and he announced, “gun.”

Officers moved back and the statement said the suspect exited the apartment into the hallway while pointing a gun at officers.  Three officers then fired at the suspect.

Officers called immediately for an ambulance and responding Lynn Fire Department emergency medical personnel and pronounced the suspect dead.

Investigators are working to determine how many shots were fired and how many shots hit the suspect. The matter remains under investigation by the Essex District Attorney’s Office, the State Police detectives assigned to the Essex District Attorney’s Office and Crime Scene Services and Ballistics.

Lynn Police Chief Kevin Coppinger said eight officers present during the incident have been placed on administrative leave for three days. He said three days off is standard protocol for any officers involved in a shooting.

The drama began early Sept. 26, last Monday morning, when Porthole Restaurant owner Robert Gaudet arrived at work. While he restocked the bar, his maintenance man yelled from upstairs for him to go up to the office. Gaudet discovered his employee tied up. Two men were in the office and one pointed a gun at Gaudet.

“One of them was wearing a ski mask, they both had painter’s masks and the guy facing me wore oversized sunglasses,” he said. “He told me to get on my knees and I refused to open the safe. There’s not much money here, it’s all credit cards.”

Within a few minutes another employee came in the office looking for aprons and towels and the two guys fled, he said.

“I’m still shaken up by the whole thing,” he said. “The Lynn police did a phenomenal job.”

Dolores Diliberti, a 14-year-resident of the 10-story complex, said she was surprised by the shooting.

“All I heard (was) that somebody pulled a gun on a police officer and I guess he had no choice,” she said.

Six-year building resident Harry Coppola was drinking coffee on his seventh floor balcony when he saw police cars converge on the parking lot.

Coppola and Diliberti described the property as a nice, quiet place to live.

“We have problems occasionally, but nothing like this,” said Coppola.

Maryann Turner lives next door at 295 Lynn Shore Drive. She said the incident is “extremely upsetting,” and not a usual occurrence in the neighborhood.

“I guess it could happen anywhere,” she said.

Thomas Grillo can be reached at tgrillo@itemlive.com. Gayla Cawley can be reached at gcawley@itemlive.com.

 

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Lynnfield Street accident

Police arrested a driver following a Wednesday 8:48 p.m. accident in the area of 222 Lynnfield Street.

According to a police report, a Hummer that was traveling on Lynnfield Street towards Goodwin’s Circle, collided with a Ford pickup truck that was traveling on Lynnfield Street towards Wyoma Square.

The accident occurred just after the curve near Colonial Avenue Both vehicles had heavy damage, and had to be towed from the scene. At the time of the accident, traffic was light, and there were no major delays. In addition, there were no reports of any injuries.

The subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of Ronald Patterson, age 46, of Lynn, for operating under the influence and marked lanes violation. Patterson was the operator of the Hummer. He was transported to the Lynn police station, booked, and released on bail, to report to Lynn District Court.

Dinosaur avoids extinction in Saugus

The orange dinosaur at the miniature golf course on Route 1 in Saugus. Item Photo by Owen O’Rourke

By Bridget Turcotte

SAUGUS — Route 1 Miniature Golf & Batting Cages will close permanently next weekend but the iconic orange dinosaur won’t travel far.

The park opened in 1958 and includes an 18-hole miniature golf course, batting cages and Dairy Castle ice cream stand. It’s best known for the orange dinosaur that has towered over Route 1 for generations.

The park and adjacent properties will soon be transformed into Essex Landing, designed by BMA Architectural Group. The $120 million development will include 250 one-bedroom apartments in four buildings, two hotels, retail space and garage parking in seven buildings.

Michael Barsamian, a partner in the project, said he purchased the orange dinosaur — he won’t say for how much — and plans to install it next to the new hotel along with a pitch and putt net.

“It’s like the Citgo sign,” he said. “Everyone knows it and we plan to use it on the site.

Owner Diana Fay said the family received several inquiries about purchasing the 20-foot structure, but she wants it to remain where it stands.

“I would love to be able to leave him right where he is, if they can put him in their plans,” she said. “People want to pick him up and move him to this town or that town. The Saugonians want to see him stay put. They feel like he’s a part of the town and our history.”

The other statues will find new homes. Four obstacles, named after her grandchildren, will soon reside in the Fay’s yard, she said.

This summer, which she calls “the encore season,” had a great turnout. She attributes the course’s popularity to warm weather and the sentiment of playing one last round.

“As I look over my golf course, it looks amazing,” she said. “Everything is green and looking so pristine. It looks like we’re open for the season. It’s hard to think fall is around the corner and the end of the family business is paramount. Fall flowers are out and everything looks beautiful. It’s a happy place.”

The sale is expected to close at the end of the month.

“The gentlemen working on this project have some amazing plans for this piece of property,” she said. “I have seen their photographs and drawings. It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful place for the people of Saugus to visit.”

Thomas Grillo contributed to this report.


Bridget Turcotte can be reached at bturcotte@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @BridgetTurcotte.

 

Police: Assault victim in “very serious” condition

LYNN — A man struck on the head Friday night behind the EZ Shop convenience store on Chestnut Street is “in very serious” condition in a Boston hospital, said Police Chief Kevin Coppinger.

Coppinger said police responded at 9:49 p.m. to a call reporting a man on the ground behind the Chestnut and Goodridge Street store. He said the 46-year-old man sustained a skull fracture after being struck with a blunt object.

Police located a vehicle possibly used by an individual or individuals involved in the assault.

“We’re investigating this as a possible robbery assault,” Coppinger said.

Hollywood in Lynn

The big screen came to Lynn again this weekend with filmmakers shooting, “the untitled Detroit project” in front of district court on Essex St.

According to the Lynn Police Department Facebook page, filmmakers transformed the street in front of the courthouse Friday night into a scene for a Detroit riot in 1967.

Film making according to the police will take place throughout the weekend, “There will be vintage police and national guard vehicles staged in the area and the filming will include some simulated gunfire”

Drivers and residents anticipate road closures affecting Essex and Johnson Streets along with parking restrictions on Johnson and Sutton St. through Sunday. Check the Lynn Police Department Facebook page for updated information

North Common St. porch fire extinguished early this morning

Firefighters quickly extinguished a porch fire early Tuesday morning at a 131 North Common St., Lynn, townhouse. District Fire Chief Michael McBride said Engine 3’s crew responded to a telephone call from police at 1:49 a.m.

“They did a great job knocking it down,” McBride said.

The fire’s cause is under investigation and city Inspectional Services spokesman Clint Muche said the townhouse sustained extensive water damage and is uninhabitable at this time.

Swampscott driver involved in 1A fatal accident

EAST BOSTON — State Police said a preliminary investigation indicates a Swampscott man was driving one of the cars involved in a Route 1A accident outside the Ted Williams Tunnel shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday that killed two people riding in another vehicle.

The Subaru Legacy driven by the 27-year-old Swampscott man had exited the Ted Williams Tunnel and was traveling northbound on 1A when it struck the rear of the shuttle bus, owned by Hampton Inn, which had just entered 1A north from the airport, according to state police.

The impact caused the bus to veer to its left, striking the jersey barrier, and then back to its right, hitting the right side barrier. Two occupants of the bus were ejected and were determined to be deceased at the scene, Joseph A. Rodriguez, 59 and Sandra L. Arreola, 47, both of El Paso, Texas.

Three occupants of the bus, the driver and two other passengers, were not ejected but suffered serious injuries. The driver, a 53-year-old East Boston man, remains hospitalized at Tufts Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. A 57-year-old woman from El Paso, a passenger, is still being treated at Massachusetts General Hospital for serious injuries. A 45-year-old Tampa, Fla., man, another passenger, has been treated and released from Tufts.

The Swampscott man remains at Tufts with non-incapacitating injuries. His name is not being released at this time. State Police do not release names of surviving victims of crashes unless they are criminally charged.

The crash remains under investigation to determine if criminal charges will be sought.

Chiefs warn Dallas police killings “new level” of violence

BY THOR JOURGENSEN

LYNN— Lynn’s police chief and local colleagues on Friday said the shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers raises “to a new level” violence against police and fears for public safety.

News that snipers shot five officers to death, wounded seven others and two civilians left Lynn Police Chief Kevin Coppinger and his Marblehead and Nahant counterparts groping for words to adequately convey their feelings.

“This thing is on a new level,” Coppinger said. “It changes again the face of public safety in the United States.”

The attacks occurred Thursday evening during a protest highlighting police-involved shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana.

“This unprovoked, vicious and horrific attack on the police officers who were out there trying to ensure public safety is just despicable,” Coppinger said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with them and the entire Dallas Police organization. Violence such as this does not resolve the issues we all face today.”

Nahant Chief Robert Dwyer said he could “not even come up with the words” to describe his feelings about the Dallas attacks. A police officer for 26 years and small town chief for six, Dwyer said the attacks reinforce his daily message to officers to work safely and be “cognizant of your surroundings.”

Coppinger said the Dallas shootings made him recall the 2009 shooting deaths of four police officers in a Washington state coffee shop by a single shooter. He expressed concerns about “copycat” shootings in the wake of the Dallas murders and planned to reinforce officer safety during roll call remarks Friday morning to Lynn officers.

“This is really an open attack on police officers,” Coppinger said. “It’s a scary situation. Now there is an air of you don’t exactly know what you are getting into.”

Marblehead Chief Robert Picariello noted Dallas police were maintaining public order at a peaceful protest when the shootings occurred.

“I could not be prouder to be part of this profession this morning,” he said. “The hearts and minds of the men and women of the Marblehead Police Department are with the police in Dallas.”

Picariello framed the Dallas killings against the backdrop of mass shootings that have occurred across the country.

“Every time we experience one of these things it changes the complexion somewhat,” he said.


Thor Jourgensen can be reached at tjourgensen@itemlive.com

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Three generations and 70 years after its founding, Cal’s News is still serving customers in downtown Lynn’s Olympia Square.

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Cal’s wide selection of high-quality products at great prices, along with a commitment to top-notch customer service has helped establish their store as a downtown mainstay and a go-to for many generations of customers; and, the Calvani’s look forward to serving future generations for years to come.

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