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

    Tuesday Sep 18 |

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


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


  11. 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."


  12. 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.


  13. 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.


  14. 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.


  15. 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.


  16. 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.


  17. New England news in briefRead the original story

    May 19, 2018 |

    A parent is facing charges after he allegedly brought a handgun to an elementary school Friday morning. Matthew Vacher, 36, was arrested Friday after a handgun was allegedly found in a backpack he brought to Ross Elementary School, Braintree police said in a statement.


  18. Lynn teens are bringing their two worlds togetherRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2018 |

    In her video, Zainab Abd Al Kaby tells how her family fled from Iraq after a taxi she and her mother had ridden in blew up not long after they left the car. As hundreds of students, teachers, and community members filed into the auditorium at Lynn English High School, 12 students prepared for short videos detailing their life stories to be broadcast in front of the audience.


  19. Two men arrested in Saugus with opioids and gunRead the original story

    May 14, 2018 |

    Two people were arrested in Saugus Sunday morning after officers found more than 100 Oxycodone pills, a gun, ammunition, and thousands of dollars in cash in their car, police said.


  20. Six injured, one seriously, after head-on crash between SUV and MBTA bus in SaugusRead the original story

    May 13, 2018 |

    Six people were injured in a head-on crash between an SUV and an MBTA bus in Saugus Sunday afternoon, Transit Police said in a statement. The collision occurred in a residential area near 190 Essex St. around 3:50 p.m. Sunday, when a Ford SUV struck a northbound Route 429 MBTA bus that was heading toward Lynn with four passengers aboard.


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