Gayle-Bennett, who in 2012 she became the first African-American woman to be promoted to the rank of Colonel, was the keynote speaker at Lynn’s Memorial Day Ceremony held at the Sunken Gardens at the Pine Grove Cemetery, where the city’s veterans and local officials gathered to commemorate those who gave the ‘ultimate sacrifice. (JAKOB MENENDEZ)
Throughout the area this weekend, residents took time out from their Memorial Day cookouts and other activities to reflect on the sacrifices our fallen soldiers made in armed conflicts in…
Steve KrauseSteve Krause is the Item’s writer-at-large. He joined paper in 1979 as a copy editor and later created a music column, called Midnight Ramblings, which ran through 1985. After leaving the paper for a year, he returned in 1988 as a reporter and editor in sports. He became sports editor in 1998; and was named writer-at-large in 2018.
Krause won awards for writing in 1985 from United Press International; in 2001 from the Associated Press; and again in 2020 from the New England Newspaper & Press Association. He is a member of the Harry Agganis Foundation Hall of Fame, a past winner of the Moynihan Lumber Scholar-Athlete Community Service Award, and was the 2012 recipient of the Jack Grinold Media Award for MasterSports, an organization that conducts high school and college coaches’ clinics. He lives in Lynn, is active on Facebook, and can be found on Twitter @itemkrause.
Anne Marie TobinAnne Marie Tobin is a sports reporter for the Item and sports editor of the Lynnfield and weeklies. She also serves as the associate editor of North Shore Golf magazine. Anne Marie joined the Weekly News staff in 2014 and Essex Media Group in 2016. A seven-time Massachusetts state amateur women’s golf champion and member of the Massachusetts Golf Association Hall of Fame, Tobin is graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Suffolk University Law School. She practiced law for 30 years before becoming a sports reporter. Follow her on Twitter at: @WeeklyNewsNow.