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With next Friday looming as the deadline for municipal election candidates to take out nomination papers, contests for School Committee and the Ward 1 City Council seats are looming large on the municipal election landscape.

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Friday 07/31/2015
Capsule marks time in Saugus
Posted: July 31, 2015

The town of Saugus is starting to come together with contributions for its time capsule contest.

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Governor gets a slice of life at bread company
Posted: July 31, 2015

Charlie Baker and other business and community leaders from Lynn toured the Traditional Breads plant on Thursday.

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Workers keep their cool on hot summer days
Posted: July 31, 2015

Swampscott town employees Bruce Conley and John Murphy were sweat-drenched as they patched Forest Avenue with hot asphalt.

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People, Places, and Things: 7-31-15
Posted: July 31, 2015

U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton has another title to add to his list of accomplishments.

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Thursday 07/30/2015
The first test: School debate begins in Lynn
Posted: July 30, 2015

The School Committee debate felt more like a friendly question-and-answer Wednesday night at the LynnArts building.

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Swampscott WWII vet makes mark on history
Posted: July 30, 2015

Roland Dube signed his name on a piece of a World War II bomber wing Wednesday.

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Thursday 07/30/2015
$144,728 makes Saugus Fire Dept. breathe easier
Posted: July 30, 2015

The Saugus Fire Department will receive a grant of more than $144,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that will supply the department with updated equipment.

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Lynn’s highest point has its ups and downs
Posted: July 30, 2015

Brianna DeJoy likes to take a break from her North Shore Community College studies by admiring the view from Emerald Drive.

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Ending her hospital stay after 52 years
Posted: July 30, 2015

The medical world Carol Dullea will say goodbye to on Friday is not the same as the one the Lynn resident started working in 52 years ago at the age of 16.

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Wednesday 07/29/2015
Swampscott man charged with killing puppies
Posted: July 29, 2015

A Swampscott man who runs a Lynn kennel was arraigned in Chelsea District Court Tuesday in the killing of two “designer” dogs whose bodies were found behind a Revere gas station last November.

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It’s not yet last call for 2 a.m. closing
Posted: July 29, 2015

The city License Commission will reconvene on Aug. 25 to hear arguments in favor of preserving the 1 a.m. liquor establishment closing time after listening Tuesday night mostly to residents and bar owners advocating for a 2 a.m. closing.

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NSCC expansion on course
Posted: July 29, 2015

The $21 million expansion includes building 10 classrooms, consolidating the campus Student Success Center and creating space for several college programs.

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There is life after Saugus for Fitzgerald
Posted: July 29, 2015

Sean Fitzgerald, who spent less than a week as Saugus’ town manager during the tumultuous recall of four out of the five selectmen in the town last March, has his old job with the town of Plaistow, N.H., back.

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Vandals strike out against Little League
Posted: July 29, 2015

Volunteers who maintain the Little League baseball field on Clark Street found the concession stand torn apart, vandalized and robbed without any clear signs of forced entry. 

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Lynn youth group organizes dance jam
Posted: July 29, 2015

Members of the Lynn YMCA-based Kaya youth group are putting on the second annual Masstyles Dance Jam scheduled for Saturday.

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Tuesday 07/28/2015
Growing pains at Lynn community garden
Posted: July 28, 2015

The Ford School community garden’s transition to a school garden is causing tension with neighbors.

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Olympic torch flames out
Posted: July 28, 2015

Lynn’s Eric Reddy chose to look at Monday’s decision to pull the plug on the idea of holding the 2024 Summer Olympics in Boston optimistically.

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Saugus passes AP test
Posted: July 28, 2015

Saugus High School had a dramatic increase in student enrollment for Advanced Placement classes last year — something principal Michael Hashem thinks is attributed to its recent partnership with Mass. Insight Education.

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Lynn School Committee race is starting to pick up the pace
Posted: July 28, 2015

Summer heat has slowed everyone down, but candidates will pick up the pace over the next month as they compete for voter interest during three scheduled candidate forums.

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Road paving begins in Saugus
Posted: July 28, 2015

The project, which includes pavement milling, overlay paving and roadway reclamation work, should be completed by Sept. 15, depending on the weather.

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Monday 07/27/2015
Lynner Reddy to carry Boston 2024 torch
Posted: July 27, 2015

Before Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, the idea to bring the games to the Hub was just an ambitious idea in the mind of Lynn resident Eric Reddy.

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Marblehead Race Week a class act
Posted: July 27, 2015

As Race Week came to a close, friends old and new gathered together to commemorate the final night with an awards ceremony.

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In Lynn, it’s family first, then business
Posted: July 27, 2015

Amada Sanz wants to take her 9-year-old daughter, Imani DeJesus, to Paris and start a day-care center bigger than the one she runs now.

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PondView redefines the senior prom
Posted: July 27, 2015

PondView Lodge's senior clients and their relatives talked, ate and listened to oldies performed by Danvers musician Tony Hester.

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LHAND the authority in kickball tourney
Posted: July 27, 2015

LYNN — It’s a safe bet the West Lynn Pop Warner program got a big kick out of what was going on at Barry Park Saturday.

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Saturday 07/25/2015
Lynn ceremony remembers the forgotten
Posted: July 25, 2015

Friday’s Korean War memorial ceremony in City Hall honored the city's fallen heroes. 

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A grande mess on Route 1 in Saugus
Posted: July 25, 2015

An elderly woman was parking her car at the Starbucks on Route 1 South around noon on Friday when her foot slipped off the break and sent the car crashing into the store windows.

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Lynn’s fountain of youth
Posted: July 25, 2015

Water hasn’t sprouted from the George Angell memorial fountain on Broad Street in years, and its masonry pieces are crumbling and cracked, but it has 335 young friends in nearby Gregg Neighborhood House.

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Shakespeare in the cemetery
Posted: July 25, 2015

You’ve heard of Shakespeare in the park? How about Shakespeare in the cemetery?

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Swampscott Master Plan: Take three
Posted: July 25, 2015

Discussion on the town’s ambitious Master Plan has turned to transportation and recreation.

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Revere Beach sand sculptures are a shore thing
Posted: July 25, 2015

The annual Sand Sculpting Festival on the sands of America’s first public beach takes place this weekend.

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Friday 07/24/2015
Preliminary election is no contest in Lynn
Posted: July 24, 2015

The City Council, after a public hearing Thursday that gave the community a chance to voice its opinions on whether the preliminary election should be held, voted unanimously to send a home rule petition to the state Legislature asking for an exemption as well as a provision allowing write-in candidates in the November election.

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Setting the bar for last call in Lynn
Posted: July 24, 2015

Local restaurateurs and other business owners will ask the city’s License Commission next Tuesday to extend liquor-serving establishment closing times to 2 a.m., but opponents have mustered public safety arguments in favor of keeping the current 1 a.m. closing time.

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Sailors seas the day in Marblehead
Posted: July 24, 2015

Race Week, in which sailors of all ages congregate from all over the world to compete in single and team sailing events, kicked off Thursday.

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Musicians tuning up for Lynn Woods’ Hodgepodge
Posted: July 24, 2015

The Hodgepodge Music Festival will be run this year by Lynn natives Bailey Trahant, Tony Uva and Chris DeLuca, with a decidedly more local flavor.

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Recycling is proving to have its CHaRM in Saugus
Posted: July 24, 2015

The town of Saugus wants to CHaRM you with the way it collects hard-to-recycle items.

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Thursday 07/23/2015
Bail revoked for Saugus Snapchat assault suspect
Posted: July 23, 2015

One of the two suspects charged in an alleged sexual assault recorded and distributed on Snapchat last September has had his bail revoked after he was seen, via pictures on social media, at Revere Beach, which is a violation of the terms of his agreement, said Essex District Attorney spokeswoman Carrie Kimball-Monahan Wednesday.

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Robots take over at Sacred Heart’s camp for kids
Posted: July 23, 2015

There are so many buzzwords when it comes to education today: STEM, 21st-century skills, and one-to-one iPad initiatives … just to name a few.

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Development organization working for local youth
Posted: July 23, 2015

The North Shore Community Development Coalition is building life skills for its youth group while working on improvements for the city.

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Sadie’s escape in Swampscott ends in smiles
Posted: July 23, 2015

For a few hours on July 11, Laurie Souza and her family wondered if they would ever see their dog, Sadie, again.

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Happy National Hot Dog Day
Posted: July 23, 2015

The exact origin of the hot dog may be a little fuzzy, but its place as an American cultural icon is crystal clear.

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Longtime LWSC deputy Tucker retiring
Posted: July 23, 2015

The Lynn Water and Sewer Commission hasn’t filled a commission job held by a veteran local politician in 25 years, but deputy director Robert Tucker’s pending retirement means the task looms ahead of them.

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Car slams into Marblehead office
Posted: July 23, 2015

A car driven by an unidentified elderly person crashed into the Coldwell Banker office on 2 Atlantic Ave. Wednesday afternoon, with no injuries reported, police said.

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Wednesday 07/22/2015
Lynn English to have a Hollywood flyover
Posted: July 22, 2015

If you hear helicopters hovering around Lynn English Thursday, don’t worry. Nothing’s going on except that Hollywood has returned to the city.

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Friends seek to save the forest for the trees
Posted: July 22, 2015

Slapping a conservation restriction on Lynn Woods could permanently protect its 2,200 acres as a nature preserve and passive recreation area, a conservationist told 90 people gathered in City Hall Tuesday night.

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Island culture clash hits home in Lynn
Posted: July 22, 2015

Longtime city residents from Haiti and the Dominican Republic said there's a growing disagreement between their homelands over Dominican immigration policies. 

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