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  • Malden High graduates 446 at Macdonald Stadium

    Friday, June 09, 2017 00:00
  • Happy Birthday, Mr. Mayor

    Friday, June 09, 2017 00:00
  • Mayor submits $227 million FY18 budget

    Monday, May 15, 2017 00:00
  • Twin Sachem Scholars

    Friday, June 09, 2017 00:00
  • Help choose the next Malden Reads 2018 book selection!

    Friday, June 09, 2017 00:00


Lynnfield girls’ tennis team bows to Martha’s Vineyard in state semifinals

Pioneers capture fourth straight Division 3 North title

The Lynnfield High School girls’ tennis team (19-2, top seed) capped another successful season this past week with its fourth straight Division 3 North title after defeating Austin Prep (18-4, third seed), 5-0, on June 9 in Beverly.

“We have been to the championship round 24 times, coming away with 14 titles,” said coach Craig Stone. “Singles were done in 45 minutes against Austin Prep, and first doubles was the most competitive match of the day, with us prevailing in two tiebreakers.”

Sarah Mezini (6-1, 6-0) got it going against the Cougars with a straight set first singles triumph. Camie Foley              (6-1, 6-1) experienced similar results in second singles. Katie Nevils              (6-0, 6-1) maintained the trend in third singles.

Katie Nugent and Alexa Vittiglio came out on top in the competitive first doubles encounter (7-6, 7-6). Laura Mucci and Allison Carey (6-1, 6-3) completed the sweep in second doubles.

The Pioneers then participated in a state semifinal match against Martha’s Vineyard, the South sectional winners, on Monday, June 12, at Lexington, and the Vineyarders ended up dashing the locals’ dreams, 5-0.

Mezini (4-6, 1-6), Foley (0-6, 0-6) and Nevils (0-6, 1-6) suffered setbacks in the singles matches, while the doubles teams of Nugent and Vittiglio (1-6, 2-6) and Mucci and Carey (1-6, 3-6) didn’t fare that much better.

“We faced the deepest and most talented team we have faced all season long,” said Stone. “We also faced them in the state semifinal throughout the past three years, and although it was a tough day to play in the extreme 95-degree heat, credit has to be given to the depth and talent of the Vineyard … Our seniors finished their careers with a 79-5 record over the past four years, while also earning one state championship, four sectional championships and two league titles.”

By Joe Mitchell


Revamp Your Diet


For most of us living in the northeast longing for summer is a yearly ritual. These all too brief summer months become a break from the year round hustle and bustle. This can also be a time when healthy eating becomes a vague memory but it doe not have to. In fact make this a time to revamp your diet to keep your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar in check.

Experts agree

Consuming fruits and vegetables is the best way to defy nutrition related diseases experts agree. This summer do both stay cool and eat nutritiously. To stay cool in the hot temperatures of summer, assemble your meals with loads of refreshing fruits and vegetables.  Utilize the season’s fresh foods to reduce the high fat, sugar and salt often used to make food tasty.  Sweet ripe fruits from the ‘pick your own’ farms or the farmers market, the ‘local flavors’ from supermarkets are all within reach and ready to flavor our meals.  Foods such as strawberries, corn, blueberries, zucchini and many more are picked at their peak of ripeness. Enjoy a sandwich of grilled zucchini, peppers and hummus instead of the usual deli meats and pair it with farm fresh cucumber slices instead of chips. Trade your hamburger for a homemade turkey burger and an English muffin in place of a hamburger bun.  If you must have a hamburger make it yourself with very lean hamburger meat (ask your butcher) and make a four-ounce patty and it will cook down to a perfect 3-ounce portion. Keep saturated fats from animal foods down to help with maintaining cholesterol low, as well as blood pressure.

Cookies and candies are not needed when you can grab a handful of berries or cherries to satisfy a sweet tooth and help with managing blood sugar at the same time. Make an easy and delicious frozen concoction by blending fruit, a small scoop of frozen yogurt and milk for a great liquid dessert.  In moderation it can fit into any eating plan.

Cookout meal

Make colorful vegetables and fruits a large part of your cook out meal. Relish the flavors of these fresh foods and feel good about all the nutrients that come with it.  Let the simple pleasures of summer living lightly move you to a healthier diet and ready to handle the impending yearly hustle and bustle.

Bring Eating From Within to your workplace! Contact me to learn more about my corporate wellness programs.

Anna Tourkakis is a nutritionist, author and founder of
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By Anna Tourkakis,



Lynnfield students named to the dean’s list at Quinnipiac University for the Spring 2017 semester

The following Lynnfield students were named to the dean’s list at Quinnipiac University for the Spring 2017 semester:

Nicole Davie

Sydney Kenyon

Kelsey Pavao

Caitlin Shinnick

To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 with no grade lower than C. Full-time students must complete at least 14 credits in a semester, with at least 12 credits that have been graded on a letter grade basis to be eligible. Part-time students must complete at least six credits during a semester.

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 6,784 full-time undergraduate and 2,884 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 381 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook at and follow Quinnipiac on Twitter @QuinnipiacU.


LCWD Outside Water Use Restriction In Effect Lynnfield

The Lynnfield Center Water District has a year round watering restriction. By order of the Mass Department of Environmental Protection, sprinkler use is permitted 5:00PM to 9:00PM on even numbered calendar days only. A hand held hose may be used at any time. Violations of the restrictions are subject to a fine or fines. Excess watering outside of this time period causes low pressure affecting both Fire Protection and everyday use.

Further restrictions may be imposed by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and will be posted on the District web site www.LCWD.US and published in local newspapers.

Customers are cautioned that excessive outside water use will result in a very high water bill due to the tiered water rates that are intended to promote conservation per Mass DEP.

Customers may contact the Lynnfield Center Water District Office at 1.781.334.3901 or refer to the District’s web site www.LCWD.US for more information.


Geraniumfest, Kids Day delight








Proceeds to help fund improvements to Jordan Park

Geraniumfest came back into bloom this past weekend. The popular flower-palooza, sponsored by Townscape Lynnfield, took place at Lynnfield Middle School last Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Like the past few years, the event coincided with Kids Day, a massive fair for kids and their parents.

The joint event, which featured over 2,000 geraniums for sale and over 20 different activities and attractions to participate in, is more than just a fun day. All proceeds will help fund improvements to Jordan Park, which needs a new playground and parking lot. Proceeds from Geraniumfest will go towards planting new trees in town to add to the town’s legacy of natural beauty. In past years, funds raised have gone towards improvements to Glen Meadow Park – as much as $40,000 raised from the events.

“Hundreds of kids have a good day, and many more vendors,” said Arthur Bourque, president of Townscape. “All of this goes towards a good cause and we’re thrilled that people of Lynnfield share it with us.”

The purchases help lift some of the burden off taxpayers, who this year were once again confronted with decisions to pay for improvements to fields projects.

The festival comes just in time for Memorial Day, when people frequently like to visit graves and plant flowers. Attendees can purchase geraniums, of course, but now also rose bushes, hanging baskets, or fresh flowering annuals or perennials. Last year, Townscape completely sold out of the flowers.

Kids Day

While some were smelling the roses, others were having a ball. Over the sprawling fields at Lynnfield Middle School, kids bounced around in bouncy houses, played video games in a Game Truck, shot each other in Laser Tag, darted around an Obstacle Course, cooled off with food trucks, and much more.

“There’s something for all ages,” said the director of communications for Townscape, Kathryn Price. Kids Day is another annual event that, as Price explained, helps boost town spirit and provide a fun day for kids.

Founded in 1985, Townscape Lynnfield is a nonprofit that hosts a variety of fundraisers in town to support fields, community beautification and urban forestry projects. Geraniumfest is its signature event. Over the years, Townscape has planted over 600 trees in town and helped fund a variety of recreational projects.

By Melanie Higgins


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