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Lynnfield Senior Baseball Player, Nick Aslanian, awarded $1,000 Wakefield Co-operative Bank Scholarship


Lynnfield High School graduate of 2017 and baseball team captain, Nick Aslanian, received a $1,000 scholarship from Wakefield Co-operative Bank at the team’s end of season banquet last month.

Aslanian was selected by the coaching team for his upbeat personality, passion for the game, and for being a role model to underclassmen.
“We are proud to announce Nick as the recipient of this scholarship,” said Michael Juliano, Treasurer of Lynnfield Baseball Boosters. “He is well-deserving, not only for his positive attitude on and off the field, but he’s been a true leader – easily accepting his role as a mentor to underclassmen and I’m sure all of his teammates have loved playing alongside him.”

“Lynnfield Baseball Boosters is very grateful to Wakefield Co-operative Bank for offering this generous scholarship to one of our deserving seniors three years in a row now,” said Juliano. “The bank’s long history of community giving is evident in its ongoing dedication to supporting our team along with many other Lynnfield organizations throughout the years.”

Aslanian is slated to attend Salem State University this fall.


Lynnfield Recreation has a new software program

Please go to and click on the Create New Account link to open your account and gain easier access to program registration. Be sure to then add all the members of your household into the account. Don’t forget to enter your cell number with the carrier so we can text you with any last minute changes. Your new household account will provide you with registrations history, financial history and much more. We look forward to enjoying this enhanced registration experience with you!

Right now all you need to do is create your account. Your information will not transfer over from our current program so if you need to print off anything please do. We will not start registering for programs on the new sight until August 1st. I will still have access to all the rosters on the old sight until the middle of August when that sight will be shut down.  Any questions please contact Julie Mallett at 781-334-9488 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Beacon Hill Roll Call

THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local legislators’ votes on roll calls from the week of July 3-7.


House 140-9, Senate 36-2, approved and sent to Gov. Charlie Baker a conference committee’s compromise version of a $40.2 billion fiscal 2018 state budget to cover state spending from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. .

Baker has ten days to sign the budget and to veto sections of it. It would then take a two-thirds vote of the House and Senate to override any vetoes. The conference committee version was hammered out after the House and Senate each approved different budgets.

The 6-member conference committee reduced expected state revenues by $733 million and made millions in budget “fixes” including $400 million in direct cuts from the proposed spending approved by legislators in the original House and Senate version of the budget. Those actions were in response to warnings about ever-decreasing revenue projections over the past several weeks.

Supporters said the budget is a balanced one that makes important investments in the state while continuing fiscal responsibility and not raising taxes. They noted a shortage of revenue will result in some pain in some services and programs but that the budget protects the state’s most vulnerable citizens.

Opponents voted against the budget for various reasons: Legislators have only had a few hours to read the budget and the vote should be postponed for several days; the budget does not make sufficient cuts; the budget makes too many cuts and does not sufficiently fund many worthwhile programs and services; state spending has grown too much over the past few years; and billions of dollars of taxpayer money is going to government services for illegal immigrants.

(A “Yes” vote is for the budget. A “No” vote is against it.)

Rep. Stephan Hay                           Yes

Rep. Bradley Jones                         Yes

Rep. Theodore Speliotis       Yes

Rep. Thomas Walsh                        Yes

Sen. Joseph Boncore           Yes

Sen. Joan Lovely                            Yes

Sen. Thomas McGee                       Yes


Prior to voting on the budget, the House 115-34, Senate 32-6, suspended rules to allow immediate consideration of the $40.2 billion fiscal 2018 state budget.

Rule suspension supporters said it is important for the Legislature to approve this budget quickly and noted the state is currently operating on a temporary budget.

Rule suspension opponents said members have had very little time to read the budget and argued it is unfair and irresponsible to rush a $40.2 billion package through the House late on a Friday afternoon.

(A “Yea” vote is for rule suspension. A “Nay” vote is against rule suspension).

Rep. Stephan Hay                           Yes

Rep. Bradley Jones                         No

Rep. Theodore Speliotis       Yes

Rep. Thomas Walsh                        Yes

Sen. Joan Lovely                            Yes

Sen. Thomas McGee                       Yes

HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been filed. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible late-night sessions and a mad rush to act on dozens of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session.

During the week of July 3-7, the House met for a total of 12 hours and 44 minutes and the Senate met for a total of six hours and 28 minutes.

Mon. July 3

House11:01 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.

No Senate session

Tues.July 4

No House session

No Senate session

Wed. July 5

House11:01 a.m. to2:20 p.m.

Senatel:09 p.m. to1:13 p.m.

Thurs. July 6

House 11:02 a.m. to 4:29 p.m.

Senate 1:17 p.m. to 5:04 p.m.

Fri. July 7

House 1:39 p.m. to5:33 p.m.

Senate2:06 p.m. to4:43 p.m.

Bob Katzen
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Lynnfield L.L. 11-year-old all-stars secure second straight district title



Locals beat Salem in the finale to advance to the state sectionals Friday in Swampscott

The Lynnfield Little League 11-year-old all-star team knows something about winning. The local nine won the District 16 title last year as 10s, and they repeated the feat Monday night with a 12-2 triumph over Salem at Lynn’s Pine Hill. They are now heading back to the state sectionals, better known as the Sweet 16, where they will be facing Danvers, the team that eliminated them last year, in the opener at Swampscott on Friday night, July 13, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Coach Matt Adamo is confident in his bunch of talented diamond stars, mainly because of their penchant to come through with the clutch defensive play. “The Salem coach told me after Monday’s game that my team plays the best defense that he has seen as a coach in 30 years,” Adamo said.

Adamo’s team also has stable pitching, led by southpaw Nathan Lopez, who started all four district games against Salem (8-1), Peabody (17-3) and Saugus American (13-1), before the finale with Salem again. In that game, Lopez pitched five innings, striking out four to help secure another win for his teammates. Christian Rosa pitched the final frame to seal the deal.

Anthony Grabau was a perfect three-for-three with two doubles to pace the offensive attack in the championship tilt. He also scored twice and knocked in two runs.

Tyler Adamo accounted for two doubles that produced three RBIs. He too scored twice.

Jarrett Scoppettuolo drove home four runs with two doubles. Lopez helped his own cause with two singles and a double. He scored twice and also knocked in two.

Nick Grousis, Brendan Manoogian and Ryan MacEachern chipped in with singles throughout the title tilt.

Lopez has capable help on the mound with the likes of Matt Papagikos and Dan Dorman, and all three hurlers are confident throwing to catchers Cole Hawes and Nick Lucich.

Reading and Andover round out the participants in this weekend’s State Section 4 Tournament in Swampscott, with the winner being determined in the championship finale on Monday night, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in order to advance to the state’s Final Four.

By Joe Mitchell


Lynnfield Little League big bats topple Andover


Lynnfield Little League walloped Andover last Sunday at their home turf in one of their final games of the summer Baystate League. The team beat Andover 19 to 8 with the help of five home run hitters: Jake Mallett, Tim Pivero, Devin Bolger, Thomas Taylor, and Ben Mullen.

Coach Jeff Mullen said that the hits were “highly unusual for this team”, which he said focuses more on defense and running.

The number of homers is “a lot for any game at any level.” Mullen said.

Mullen said that Jake Mallett, Julie’s son, hit the first homer. “The floodgates opened after that,” he said.

The results were “nothing that we were expecting.” he said.

The team just finished up their schedule, after being eliminated by Swampscott earlier this week.

By Melanie Higgins


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