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  1. Lynn Fire Captain Joseph Zukas Two-alarm fire engulfs Lynn homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2018 |

    A two-alarm fire raced through a Lynn home Tuesday morning, sending a 20-year-old man and two firefighters to the hospital, a Lynn fire official said. Lynn Fire Captain Joseph Zukas was at the scene as he described the heavy damage to the two-story wood framed home at 42 Tucker St. The fire broke out at about 9:30 a.m., and quickly engulfed the structure, Zukas said.


  2. Swampscott couple gives $5 million to youth arts organizationRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2018 |

    A Lynn-based youth arts organization marking its 30th anniversary this year received a special birthday gift when a Swampscott couple recently announced a $5 million donation to the group. The unrestricted endowment gift to Raw Art Works from its longtime board chairman, Bruce Herring, and his wife, Patricia, will help ensure the nonprofit's long-term stability and provide it with annual income to sustain and expand programming, according to RAW officials.


  3. A shining new YMCA to rise in LynnRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2018 |

    Sporting blue YMCA shirts and yellow plastic hard hats, dozens of youngsters joined Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Thomas M. McGee to break ground Friday on a $30 million YMCA that promises to bring a healthy glow to downtown Lynn. The glass-and-skylit building will stand in the heart of the "educational district" that also includes Lynn Vocational Technical High School, St. Mary's High School, and Washington STEM Elementary School.


  4. Seven indicted in major North Shore drug opioid trafficking operationRead the original story

    Sep 26, 2018 |

    An Essex County grand jury has indicted seven men from Lynn and Peabody as part of a major drug trafficking operation on the North Shore, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Wednesday. The men were among 13 people arrested in May following an investigation by federal, state, and local authorities, which led to the seizure of 1.5 kilograms of fentanyl/heroin, 75 grams of cocaine, 2,100 pills, and $415,000 were seized, Healey's office said in a statement.


  5. Hoping wheat will rise again at One Mighty MillRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 |

    Pity the wheat. These days, it gets a bad rap: mass-produced, too much gluten, too many additives.


  6. Lynn-Saugus drawbridge on Route 107 fully reopensRead the original story

    Aug 23, 2018 |

    A drawbridge that carries traffic between Lynn and Saugus reopened for traffic on Thursday morning, becoming fully operational for the first time since Sunday, when the drawbridge malfunctioned and became frozen in the up position. The Belden G. Bly bridge, which carries Route 107 between Saugus and Lynn, had closed Sunday night after a steel rope to operate the drawbridge malfunctioned.


  7. Drawbridge on Route 107 between Saugus and Lynn frozen in placeRead the original story

    Aug 20, 2018 |

    The Belden G. Bly drawbridge crossing the Saugus River is frozen in the up position and commuters are being detoured around a portion of Route 107 between Saugus and Lynn during the Monday morning commute. The bridge - also known the Fox Hill bridge - the stopped functioning around 5:40 p.m. Sunday with the lift portion frozen in the up position, according to MassDOT spokeswoman Jacquelyn Goddard.


  8. Drawbridge connecting Lynn and Saugus will be closed on MondayRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2018 |

    A drawbridge that spans over the Saugus River between Saugus and Lynn will be closed to vehicular and marine traffic on Monday after it became stuck in the open position following a mechanical issue Sunday evening, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The Belden G. Bly Bridge, which is also called the Fox Hill Drawbridge, was closed after the bridge operator reported the bridge was stuck at approximately 5:40 p.m., MassDOT officials said in a statement.


  9. Mural festival seeks to make Lynn a destination for public artRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 |

    Bachata blaring in the background, Ruben Ubiera took a puff of a cigarette and stared long and hard at his latest mural. His studio is located in Miami's Wynwood, an international destination for graffiti and public art, but for the past week and a half, the Dominican artist has created art in Lynn.


  10. School demolition crews unearth 124-year-old time capsuleRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 |

    In 1894, a new Romanesque-style high school was built atop the highest hill in Swampscott with a prime view of the ocean. Townspeople felt immense pride over the construction of their first school, built 42 years after the community split from its neighbor, Lynn.


  11. Family of slain Lynn teacher honors her with a softball tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2018 |

    Her little fingers can barely grasp a softball, but toddler Adrianna MacCormack practices pitching with the same determined spirit of her late mother, Vanessa, a beloved Lynn school teacher and softball player. "Vanessa was the type [who] if she wanted to do something, she'd do it," Karen Masucci said of her oldest child.


  12. Man dies after being pulled from water in Bourne; latest in rash of drowningsRead the original story

    Jul 13, 2018 |

    A man stricken while swimming with his two children was pulled from Pocasset Harbor Thursday evening and died at a hospital, Bourne officials said. The man, who was about 50 years old, was swimming off Circuit Avenue and Bassetts Island, said Bourne Deputy Fire Chief Joe Carrara.


  13. 2-year-old boy pulled from Lynn pool pronounced dead at hospitalRead the original story

    Jul 6, 2018 |

    A 2-year-old boy was pulled from a pool in Lynn Friday evening and later pronounced dead at a hospital, authorities said. The child was taken to North Shore Children's Hospital in Salem, where the child was pronounced dead, said Donnelly.


  14. Two teens arrested in slaying of 25-year old Lynn manRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2018 |

    Two teenagers were arrested in connection with a shooting in Lynn early Saturday morning that killed 25-year-old Romel Danis and wounded two other men, a spokeswoman for Essex District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett said in a statement Friday morning. Victor Alexander Figueroa-Flores, 18, was arrested in Lynn on Thursday, according to Carrie Kimball-Monahan, the spokeswoman.


  15. 3-alarm fire in Lynn leaves at least 8 people homelessRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2018 |

    The blaze at a six-unit home at 35 Congress St. was reported shortly after 8 p.m. It was put out by midnight, according to fire Captain Joseph Zukas. "Extremely smoky scene on Congress Street," the Lynn Fire Department tweeted at 9:22 p.m. "Please stay away from the scene if you don't need to be there."


  16. Lynn killing captured by video surveillance systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2018 |

    Mourners gathered at a sidewalk memorial, on Lawton Avenue in Lynn, for 25-year-old Romel Danis, who shot early Saturday. LYNN - The life of Romel Danis, 25, came to an end across the street from Maribel Thomas's front door, struck down early Saturday by gunfire from the shadows of a nearby driveway.


  17. Yvonne AbrahamT isn't making friends with parking fee hikesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2018 |

    Compared with the rest of the T system, the route that runs from Revere to downtown Boston is a gem. The stations and rail cars are sleek and newish, unlike the ancient relics on the poor Orange Line.


  18. Jim Smith: Cities and towns face a million-dollar cannabis questionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2018 |

    The prospect of retail marijuana at a store near you is just around the corner, posing a fundamental question to every city and town in Massachusetts. The law vests municipalities with vast powers to regulate legal cannabis activity, and their approaches have been all over the map.


  19. Car drives through wall of Lynn apartment buildingRead the original story

    Jun 18, 2018 |

    The incident happened near Chatham Street and Oakwood Avenue, police said. No injuries were reported.


  20. Stranded passengers struggle to get to workRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2018 |

    Hundreds of Green Line passengers were delayed getting to work and forced to board MBTA shuttle buses during their morning commute after a power line problem forced the shutdown of the Green Line on all four major branches. About 100 bewildered commuters stood outside the Government Center T stop in downtown Boston waiting for shuttle buses shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday.


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