06-01-2015 |

By Thor Jourgensen / The Daily Item

LYNN — They’ve labeled their objective “homefulness” and local Youth Council members are convinced they can make an impact this summer on homelessness among Lynn-area teenagers.

Endorsed by the City Council and School Committee, the 14-member council includes teens from neighborhoods across the city, including Taima Walker, who said she has seen teens loitering late at night on local streets or sleeping on porches during the day.

05-30-2015 |

By Steve Krause / The Daily Item

LYNN — One of the last things I told the Harrington School fourth-graders to whom I read aloud for an hour Friday morning was that if they never read another book, they should devour — and then devour again — Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.”

05-22-2015 |

By Tara Vocino / The Daily Item

LYNN — “You reap what you sow.”

That was the theme for the 133rd St. Mary’s High School graduation, which was held Thursday night at Lynn City Hall Auditorium.

05-19-2015 |

By Thor Jourgensen / The Daily Item

LYNN — Cool temperatures and overcast skies could not keep 77 commuter ferry riders from smiling and laughing Monday as they boarded the Cetacea and looked forward to a summer of ocean views, coffee and cocktails.

“It’s wonderful. I like everything about it,” said Revere resident Sheila Ercolini.

“And the coffee on the ferry is good,” added Deborah Perates of Peabody.

04-07-2015 |

By Cyrus Moulton / The Daily Item

BOSTON — Lynn will receive nearly $1.5 million in state money for roads this coming year, state legislators announced Monday afternoon.

Although this appears to be a significant reduction compared with last year’s allocation, the $1.5 million is combined with unused money from 2014 and special funds to give the city a record $2.4 million for road repairs this coming construction season.

08-13-2014 |

By Chris Stevens / The Daily Item

LYNN — Brendan Crighton said who he is today is a direct result of an amazing family and the community he hopes to represent, should he win the race for the 11th Essex District seat in September.

A product of the Lynn Public Schools from grades kindergarten through 12, he said he took part in every after-school program and played in every park and playground.

“Really, everything I am is based off our community,” he said.

08-07-2014 |

The Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) voted to endorse Brendan Crighton in his bid to become state representative for the 11th Essex District, representing West Lynn and Nahant.


The Lynn commuter ferry — or more specifically the boat used for the commuter ferry service — made headlines last week when, on a weekend whale watch cruise, its propellers got tangled with a utility cable 13 miles offshore and the cruise turned into an unexpected overnight trip for passengers.

That forced a temporary delay in service for three days last week as the boat, operated by Boston Harbor Cruises, was in dry dock for repairs. But aside from that unanticipated glitch which had nothing to do with the Lynn service, the Lynn to Boston run has proven to be a hit with commuters.


LYNN — City Councilor Brendan Crighton is hoping to build a vision for what he calls the Boston Street corridor not unlike plans developed for the waterfront and downtown area.

“From Stop & Shop to Flax Pond I see a number of empty businesses that haven’t been replaced,” he told the Economic & Workforce Development Committee.

Crighton said zoning for that area has not been looked at for years and he believes it’s time to bring in an outside consultant.

08-02-2014 |

Councilor-at-Large Brendan Crighton said he is very happy with the positive response to his campaign for state representative in the Eleventh Essex District that includes West Lynn and all of Nahant.

Crighton is vying with School Committee member Charlie Gallo and past city council candidate Katerina Koudanis for the Democratic nomination in the primary election that will be held Sept. 9. There are no Republican candidates for the seat that was previously held by Steve Walsh.