Walter Emerson of Billerica, an 11-year veteran of National Grid, works to restore power to Belle Avenue in Lynn on Thursday. As of Thursday morning, there were more than 4,100 customers without power in Lynn. (Spenser R. Hasak)
Thor JourgensenA newspaperman for 34 years, Thor Jourgensen has worked for the Item for 29 years and lived in Lynn 20 years. He has overseen the Item's editorial department since January 2016 and is the 2015 New England Newspaper and Press Association Bob Wallack Community Journalism Award recipient.