Opinion

Jourgensen: That’s Italian

Italian-American women living in Lynn formed the Queen Elena Mutual Benefit Society in 1918 and later became the Daughters of Italy, organizing community improvement events and marching in parades.
Lynn is a deep melting pot of different ethnicities and it takes digging to find a definitive history describing a specific nationality or ethnic or racial group’s origins and history in the city.  James Calogero provided a snapshot of Lynn’s Italian American population in1941 in an Item story that claims almost 12,000 residents of Italian…

More Stories From Lynn