Get Hard

Review by Steve Duffy -   This raunchy comedy stars Will Ferrell as a wealthy hedge fund manager named James King. When he is sentenced to prison for fraud and…

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5 Questions: Globetrotter Handles Franklin

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In 2007, Chris “Handles” Franklin’s lifelong dream came true when he became a member of the Harlem Globetrotters. He graduated from Lock Haven University (PA) with the rank of the all-time assist leader in basketball. Nationally, he was also ranked in the top 10 for assists and steals. For the last 8 years, he has…

Thursday’s locations for ABC pilot Broad Squad

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The first flyer is for the Highlands, the second is for downtown. These are copies of letters to residents and businesses for the filming of pilot for an ABC show set in the 1970’s. It seems that we’re Hollywood East for all things 70’s and 80’s as of late, with The Forger, American Hustle, Black…

Photos to the editor shame the MBTA

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This voluntary act of sidewalk shoveling occurred several days ago. The following statement and photo came today – “THE “SHAME-BTA” …for neglecting their prominent Arts District sidewalk all winter. Victorious Barbers’ owner Master IC and patron Calvin Anderson performed a public service rite of spring and cleaned the hazardous walkway. Both hope ISD issued the…

Bars of Lynn Update

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1. Nick Zaino released his CD at Walnut Street Cafe Saturday with an assortment of special guests, including contributers Joe Kowan and Jon Waterman.     2. Brown Chicken Brown Cow just about filled Buchanan’s Saturday night. Now, in living color:   3. This isn’t music related in the least, but R.F. O’Sullivan’s opened at…

LACC to welcome 30 new members at Four Winds Thursday

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From the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce – The Four Winds Grill & Pub will host the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce March After Hours & New Member Reception on Thursday, March 19th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.  Located at 265 Broadway, the Four Winds newly renovated restaurant will offer complementary appetizers and a cash bar.…

Street closures this week for filming of ABC pilot

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These are copies of letters to residents and businesses for the filming of pilot for an ABC show set in the 1970’s. It seems that we’re Hollywood East for all things 70’s and 80’s as of late, with The Forger, American Hustle, Black Mass and that Miracle Mop movie with the KMart sign on Boston…

Cinderella

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Review by Lynn Resident Steve Duffy –       Kenneth Branagh brings the iconic tale of Cinderella to life in this whimsical and colorful retelling of Disney’s original 1950’s tale. Lily James plays Ella, the orphaned daughter of (Hayley Atwell) and (Ben Chaplin). After her father passes away, she is left in the care…

Letter to the Editor on School Funding

Dear Editor, No one can reasonably argue with the overall concept of fully funding education. However the formula used to arrive at that artificial designation is so convoluted that it guarantees distortion of reality. A true objective analysis would be complete with detailed recommendations, complete with feasible solutions. Sacrifices will have to be made to…

Devin Woolridge makes a Beyoncé video

Devin Woolridge is a Lynn resident and dance instructor for Everett based Phunk Phenomenon. He shares a video he choreographed. The dancers are his students, Nia Pires, Jazmin Johnson and Savannah Kimber. The videographer is Franco Valverde. The song is 7/11 by Beyoncé.

5 Questions: Neil Diamond

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5 Questions is a feature by Steve Duffy –       Neil Diamond may be promoting his newest album, Melody Road while on tour, but his fans will have nothing to worry about. He will also perform all his old favorites when he comes to the TD North Garden on March 23rd.   SD:…

City Council 3-10-15

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City Council video from March 10, 2015 Council and Committee agendas from 3-10-15 (in PDF) The second clip starts the “Public Hearing on an Ordinance to Establish a Bill of Rights for Homeowners in the City of Lynn,” sometimes referred to as the Foreclosure Ordinance. It concludes with a vote to keep Section 14 at the…